Create storage space for backpacks & school necessities 1
Avoid clutter chaos by creating a designated storage space for backpacks, school supplies and jackets. Keeping all of their daily must-haves in one location will keep your place organized and save plenty of run around time in the mornings.
Give DVDs a new home 2
Keep your living room clutter-free with this easy tip. Instead of keeping piles and piles of DVD cases, organize your movies into a photo-album with plastic slip covers. Then toss the DVD covers and tuck the album on your bookcase or television storage unit.
Make room for a costume drawer 3
Kids love to play dress up, but sometimes the costumes start taking over the room! Avoid the mountain of clothes by creating a costume or "dress up" drawer so they can easily play around and put the garments back in their place.
Invest in a shoe rack 5
Part of keeping your entrance tidy is making sure shoes are placed in one particular section. This simple trick will keep your house more organized and cleaner.
Fold & put away laundry right away 6
Once laundry baskets are full, make sure to have your kids help you with cleaning the load. Having them fold and put items away will also get the chores done more quickly.
Color-coded toy bins 7
Getting kids to clean up after playtime is an endless battle. Try color coordinating storage bins so you place the most popular items in the bottom (at arm's reach) and the less popular items at the top.
Pick your battles 8
Let's face it, no room is going to be perfect. Letting your kids leave some toys on the floor isn't a big deal as long as they keep other sections of your room nice and tidy.
Use storage bins to place like items together 9
Throwing shoes and hats into the top of the closet is a disaster waiting to fall on you. Instead, buy a couple of plastic storage bins to place like items together. Hats and shoes should go in their own boxes. Move popular items to the bottom and unused pieces to the top. The trick is to organize from the bottom to the top of the closet.