Today’s Challenge: Dining Room Week Wrap-Up

This week, we headed into the dining room, cleaning and organizing our family’s dining space. Time for a weekend wrap-up!

Today, take the last steps to clean, declutter and organize the dining room and dining area.

Tomorrow, we kick off Family Room Week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, where we’ll bring a new order to the household’s center of family life.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Tabletop Check

Spring is on the horizon!

Will you be ready to set a pretty table for holiday meals, parties or family celebrations?

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, it’s time to make a tabletop check. Be ready to celebrate in your organized dining room!   Read More >>


PDF iconHoliday Tabletop Checklist

Today’s Challenge: Declutter Table Linens

Colorful table linens bring a special spark to the dining room … if you can find them!

What’s the state of the table linens stored in your home? Are your favorites hidden beneath a crowd of crumpled interlopers?

Today, it’s time to declutter napkins, placements and tablecloths. Keep the best, toss the rest for an organized home!   Read More >>


PDF iconTabletop Checklist

Today’s Challenge: Clearing Crafts Clutter

The dining table? It’s a wide-open space that invites lots of uses–and for many families, it’s a favorite spot to work on crafts projects.

Sewing or quilting, papercrafts or kids’ projects, the table houses them all, along with the snips and scraps they leave behind.

How to keep order on the crafts front? Try these ideas to tame crafts clutter in the dining area today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Tame Floating Paper with an Action File

Is your dining room table a magnet for stray papers?

With piles ranging from incoming mail to children’s homework, the dining table can quickly become buried.

How to tame them? Try an action file!

A sort-and-drop solution to paper clutter, an action file makes it easy to store and organize stray papers.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Identify Activity Centers

What’s the state of your dining room?

While some households boast a separate room used only for formal meals, for most of us, the reality is a lot more complicated.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll consider the activities that take place in the dining room or dining area.

Identifying the room’s activity centers is the first step toward an organized dining space!   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: It’s Dining Room Week

It’s a new week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge: we’re diving into dining areas with Dining Room Week.

The dining room table is a busy center of family life. It’s where the family eats–and does a whole lot more. This week, we’ll declutter, deep-clean and organize the dining room or dining area, and tackle any associated activity centers.

Ready? Time to bring order to the dining room in the New Year Cleaning Challenge!   Read More >>


PDF iconDining Room Cleaning Checklist

Challenge Day 26: Clean Out the Freezer

It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s full of food: your freezer. Whether your household features only a refrigerator-top unit, or boasts a free-standing freezer, today’s the day to tackle freezer areas.

Today, we’ll declutter, clean and organize freezer areas. Keeping tabs on frozen assets speeds meal preparation ad cuts food waste.   Read More >>


PDF iconfood_inventory_freezer.pdf

Today’s Challenge: Kitchen Week Wrap-Up

This week, we’ve kicked it in the kitchen, cleaning and organizing everything from the counters to the pantry. Time for a weekend wrap-up!

Today, take the last steps to clean, declutter and organize kitchen and food storage areas.

Next week, we dive into the dining room in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, so clear the decks in the kitchen today!   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Boost Your Pantry Power

What’s the difference between an organized dinner hour and chaos in the kitchen? A well-stocked pantry!

A pantry is not a place, it’s an attitude–and you have one if you have stockpiled food, health and beauty aids and paper goods in your home.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll boost our pantry power with tips for starting, growing and organizing the pantry.

Today’s Assignment:
Brush Up Pantry Power

Smart cooks know that a well-managed pantry makes it easy to feed the family each day. What’s the state of your pantry?   Read More >>


PDF iconPantry Inventory