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Home Organization

Did you ever look around your house and wonder where all the junk came from? Home organization can be surprisingly difficult to achieve. But these great methods and tips will help get you organized.

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How Professional Organizers Work: When should you hire one?

Overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your basement, moving cross-country or even getting your electronic life in order? Professional organizers help tackle all types of projects in both the home and office. How do you know if it's worth hiring one?


Easiest-to-Clean Appliances and Fixtures

Find appliances and fixtures for your home that clean easily and look great.

5 Quick Last Minute Cleaning Tips

Is your neighbor popping by in five? Here’s how to make your place look great.

How to Clean Stains Off Stucco

Stucco can be attractive and eco-friendly, but it also stains easily. We'll tell you several ways to remove those stubborn stains and breathe new life into this popular building material.

How to Use a Grout Scrubbing Tool

Tile is a common choice for bathrooms, but with tile comes grout. And sometimes, it's not so easy to keep clean. Enter the grout scrubbing tool.

How Professional Organizers Work: When should you hire one?

Overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your basement, moving cross-country or even getting your electronic life in order? Professional organizers help tackle all types of projects in both the home and office. How do you know if it's worth hiring one?

10 Signs You're a Disorganized Mess

Table topped with junk? Car packed with papers? Clean clothes MIA? There's a point where "messy" turns into "mess," making life unnecessarily difficult and stressful. Time to find out if your life fits the bill.

What's the best way to get rid of my old stuff?

Are springtime birdies and budding leaves awakening your primordial urge to clean? More power to you! But before you go dusting up a storm, we suggest you sort through your stuff (and read this article).

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter means chestnuts roasting on open fire – which hopefully is not smoking up your house! Check out our tips for preparing your home for the cold season.

How to Prepare for a Tornado

In "The Wizard of Oz" poor Dorothy didn't have time to seek shelter when the tornado was approaching. But if one was coming your way, would you know what to do?

How to Make a Fire Safety Plan for Your Home

A fire can destroy a home -- and a life -- in seconds. It's imperative to be ready if that day ever comes. Find out what you need to do to prepare for a fire in your home.