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Get Organized at Home

Make Your Home a Soothing Sanctuary

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Our home should be a sanctuary, a relaxing and peaceful place to escape to after a long, hard day in the outside world. Yet, for many of us, the clutter and disorganization in our homes only adds to the stress of the day.

Here are some ways to get organized at home and create the calm, clutter-free environment you crave.

1. Get Organized by Eliminating Clutter

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Are you overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? Do you walk in the door at the end of the day and immediately tense up when faced with the mess? Do you stand in the middle of a room and wonder "Where do I start?"

There are small things you can do each day that will have a big impact over time on the clutter in your home.

Starting today, control clutter with these five daily habits.

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2. Get Organized in the Bathroom

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There's nothing like a soothing soak in the tub to melt away the stress of the day. There's nothing relaxing, though, about a cluttered bathroom:

  • Countertops loaded with toiletries, hair dryers and curling irons
  • Bathtubs littered with soaps, shampoos, conditioners and razors

Use these five tips to eliminate clutter in your bathroom.

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3. Get Organized in the Playroom

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When you arrive home each evening with your kids in tow, they probably make a beeline for the playroom while you start your evening chores. By the time dinner, homework and baths are finished, the mess they created in the playroom has been long forgotten.

By the end of the week, the playroom is such a mess it's difficult for your children to play in there. Get organized with these tips for how to end clutter in the playroom.

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4. Get Organized in the Kitchen

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In most homes, the kitchen is "Command Central." It's where most families begin and end their days. With that much activity, it's challenging to keep your kitchen clean. Use these tips to keep your kitchen clean in just minutes each day.

Kitchen Cleaning Tips for Working Moms 

What about your refrigerator? The inside of your refrigerator can be one of the messiest spots in your entire kitchen. When you consider that much of what you feed your children comes from the refrigerator, there should be cause for concern.

Admittedly, refrigerators are hard to keep organized because so many people access them each day. But, it is possible.

How to Organize Your Refrigerator

5. Get Organized and Tackle Paper Clutter

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Where does all of the paper come from? Like rabbits, it seems to multiply quickly and regularly. The overwhelming majority of home clutter comes from paper: bills, junk mail, school papers, baseball and soccer schedules, sales flyers and coupons, etc.

You can get organized and control paper clutter with these quick and easy tips.

Organize Your Paper Clutter

How to Organize School Papers

6. Get Organized With Shark Steam Pocket Mop

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Once you've organized your home and the floors are clear of clutter, you may notice just how dirty your floors are. If you're like most working moms, the thought of dragging out the old mop and bucket is not very appealing.

There is a quicker, easier and better way to clean your floors - The Shark Steam Pocket Mop.

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