More About the Family Closet

In the comments on my recent Finding a Laundry System That Works vlog, several people mentioned that they'd like to hear more about our family closet. Because ours is literally tucked into a small corner of the laundry room, I haven't been able to get a good picture of it, so I decided just to…

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Finding a Laundry System That Works for You

Today I'm vlogging (with three adorable assistants in the background) about how I've finally conquered the laundry monster. It's something I struggled with until very recently, and the key for me was taking bits and pieces of other people's systems and creating a system that fits our lifestyle. What tricks do you use to help…

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Hosting Overnight Guests in a Small Home or Apartment

Last week, I shared several tips for hosting overnight guests and making their stay more enjoyable. Several readers asked if I could share tips for hosting guests in smaller spaces such as apartments or homes without extra bedrooms. As long as your guests know that you live in a small home or apartment ahead of…

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Hosting Overnight Guests

Preparing for overnight guests can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be! While there may be a few picky people like your Aunt Stella, who notices every dust bunny and points out every fault, most guests are understanding and happy to just spend time with you and your family (that's why they're there, after…

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Question of the Day: How Do You Prepare for Illness?

I hope you'll excuse that I'm rearranging the schedule this week and doing the question of the day on Monday, but as I rapidly approach my due date, we're also battling the stomach flu at our house (it's going to be funny one day, right?), and besides the fact that I'm not sure I have…

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Question of the Day: How Do Your Organize Your Clothes in Your Closet?

I've been wondering this since our Rotating Seasonal Wardrobes series: How do you organize the clothes in your closet? Do you hang them by style? By color? In whatever order they come out of the laundry? Are you happy with your system? Can you find what you're looking for most of the time? What would…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: How I Do It

After many years of trying, I finally have a laundry system that I'm decently happy with, although I'll admit I don't always get the laundry put away right away. I try to wash a load of laundry on most days, although sometimes I skip a day and make up for it by doing two loads…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Finding a Method that Works for You
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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Finding a Method that Works for You

I would say that doing the laundry is one of the chores that people most complain about. Because it's continuous and involves so many steps, you often don't feel as if you're ever done, which can be discouraging. In my quest to finally get on top of laundry, I've come across many different systems. Combining some…

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Frugal Organization: Saving Money on Laundry

There are a lot of great tips out there to help you save money on laundry, and Tara's got a bunch over at Deal Seeking Mom today. But I want to talk specifically about how having a laundry plan and getting organized can save you money on laundry as well! Make Sure You Run Full…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Thinking Through Your Needs

It's that time of week – time to evaluate your needs, your preferences and your lifestyle to figure out a laundry system that works for you! Here are some questions to get you started. Considering Your Family How many people live in your home? How many loads of laundry do you do in an average…

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