Spring (cleaning) is in the air and that means one thing: getting your home in tip-top shape. To help motivate you, here are several areas organized with beauty and practicality in mind -- plus the tricks and tips we used.
New Year's resolution devotees are quick to dive into a detox diet and declare themselves disciples of mindful meditation come January 1st, but what of the cozy space they call home? Conventional wisdom dictates that a clean and cared-for home begets success in all of life's spheres, and here at Martha Stewart, we're inclined to agree. If you're in pursuit of perfectly kept living quarters, test-drive our top 10 cleaning tips for the New Year straight from the pages of "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
Maintaining a consistent cleaning schedule can keep chaotic clutter and harmful germs at bay in your home. However, germophobes may be shocked to learn that not every household item requires daily, or even weekly, sterilization. Take a break from laundering your duvet cover and vacuuming your vents to learn exactly which items in your home are being overscrubbed, and remember: Less sometimes is more when it comes to cleaning.
After the flurry of holiday festivities, homeowners and hosts are left with a perplexing conundrum: What is one to do with the gifts, goodies, tinsel, and trimmings? The solution is simpler than you may think. Greet the New Year with an expertly organized and totally tidy home!
A chef’s kitchen is the site of countless culinary triumphs -- and even more clutter-filled cleanups. Thwart chaos in the kitchen with Martha's 15 most creative cleanup tips from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
Tending to a child’s nursery requires keen attention to minute details that many new parents accidentally overlook. Give your child the cleanest crib on the block with 12 simple tips from “Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook.”