Household Hints & Tips

Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips.

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For some people, clutter is a pile of papers stacked on a desk. For other people, clutter is when the desk is littered with so many papers, it can't be found. Either way, how do you get it under control?

By Meredith Bower

A messy, cluttered house can cause stress, disorganization and confusion. It can also make us worry about the way people think about us. When is a certain amount of clutter good, and when can too much clutter become a problem?

By Heather Kolich

If you find yourself having to search everywhere for a hammer or a screwdriver every time you need to make a small repair, it may be time to organize your tools. How should your storage methods differ depending on the type of tool?

By Alexander Page

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Holiday decorations can become valuable mementos that remind you of special times spent with family and friends. How can organizing them properly help you keep them from getting damaged or destroyed?

By Gina Fisher

Especially during the holidays, wrapping paper supplies tend to take over any free surface you have in your home. How can you store these supplies neatly and still keep them easily accessible for your next wrapping session?

By Gina Fisher

Children's playrooms are often cluttered places with toys strewn across the floor, but organizing your kids' toys can be a simple task they'll appreciate. What is the best way to organize toys?

By Sarah Rutland

If your home office is full of stacks of papers and a tangle of wires, it may be time to create a more efficient workspace. What are some simple ways to organize a home office?

By Kalynn Bardolph

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If your attic looks more like a disaster area than a storage space, it may be time to sort through your stuff and get organized. What's the best way to organize an attic?

By Sarah Rutland

If you're a creative, artsy-crafty person, you may benefit from having your own artistic workspace. What are some simple ways to organize a craft room?

By Rebecca Regan

If your closet is overflowing, you might need to organize your clothing by season. How do you get started, and what's the best way to store out-of-season clothes?

By Eileen Duncan

It's not easy to keep a child's room clean, but starting with a room that's organized may make it easier. These tips and ideas can help you sort through the mess.

By Eileen Duncan

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Choosing among the different diaper types out there isn't easy. Do you go with quick disposables, washable cloth inserts or something of a hybrid between the two -- all-in-ones?

By Julia Layton

When the days start getting shorter and your thoughts turn to sitting around the fireplace instead of standing around the outdoor grill, it's time to invest a weekend on fall cleaning. You'll be glad you did when you hunker down for the cold weather.

By Sara Elliott

If you've got the time and the will for a huge cleaning spree every few months, then go for it. What tidying up should be done between seasons?

By Debra Ronca

When you think of your kitchen cleaning, you probably dwell on details such as the countertops and appliances. But the tool you use to clean could spread more bacteria than what's already there.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Dry cleaning is a way to clean clothes without using water, but do your clothes really stay dry after you hand them to the dry cleaner?

By Patrick J. Kiger

Almost all Americans come into contact with household cleaners, some several times a day. And most of those cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can be dangerous for your health and your home.

By Echo Surina

For the bibliophile, nothing is more delicious than shelves stocked full of books. But that can be wearing to the eye, detrimental to the books and horrifying to interior decorators the world over.

By Heather Kolich

Babies sure take up a lot of time. There's the feeding, the clothing, the rocking, the consoling. They're also incredibly messy. This green baby cleaning article will keep most of baby's things clean, sanitary and smelling fresh.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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We all want a fresh-smelling house, but at what cost? Check out these 4 green ways to keep your house fresh in a natural, green way.

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Keeping your living space presentable and sanitary can sometimes feel like a daunting task -- it seems as if there are always more cleaning projects than time in the day! Learn these green home cleaning tips to keep your house naturally fresh.

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According to the sensationalist media, our kitchens are about to kill us. Reasonable daily care and attention, using some very basic cleaning ingredients, can make your kitchen as clean and shiny as it needs to be.

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The green outdoors household cleaning tasks will often lead you straight into the out-of-doors, especially if you live in a climate that allows you to use your backyard and patio many months of the year.

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The bathroom is a place where your primary cleaning MO might be about controlling germs, and rightly so. Learn how to clean those germs in an eco-friendly manner.

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Laundry can seem like an endless task. This article offers a few practical laundry rules for you to follow, including energy-, labor-, and product-saving tips.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.