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Exchange Your Clutter for Cash

Spring is here, and you've probably started rooting through the garage for the bicycles and scooters and golf clubs. You've also probably started to wonder where all that stuff came from, those piles of things that no one is using but no one wants to...

A Surprising Upside in a Down Economy - Family Togetherness

Most families I know have been affected by the recession. Some moms have shifted from part-time to full-time work. Others have returned to the workforce for the first time in years. Even in homes where jobs are intact, folks are cutting back on...

Saving for College, Tired Mom Eyes, and the Obamas - Links We Love

Black Friday is just two weeks away. Clear out the clutter and earn a few bucks with a garage sale. -- AlphaMom In these trying economic times, saving for college is tough. Make sure you aren't making one of these three common mistakes. -- Babble...

Storing with style

Imagine a world where coats are hung, playthings are stored, and mittens and scarves no longer litter the floor. A place where you can walk a straight line without tripping over a toy and landing on a pile of shoes. Now, imagine yourself living in...

Top storage solutions

After a brief hiatus, ParentPicks is back! This is where we take full advantage of your wisdom and experience and ask you to share it with other parents. Whether you have one child or six, chances are you have come across a product, an idea, or a...

Daily Dish - Clutter-busting kids' rooms

Although kids tend to accumulate more things than the average adult, they are often relegated to the smaller bedrooms in the house....

Vermont family tries to have it all by giving it all away

When my husband and I moved from a 700 square foot apartment to a big, old, four bedroom house ten years ago, we had more empty rooms than we did full. We couldn't imagine filling the extra space. Then we went and had kids. Kids, as you know, are...

Kids and clutter

Got kids? If you do, chances are you have clutter too. Many parents, myself included, follow the old 'forest for the trees' principle--if you concentrate on the kids' stuff, you can't see what a mess your whole house actually is! Well, now perhaps...

5 indispensible clutter hiders

My house is not a shining beacon of clean. In fact, there are several dust balls under the couch and sawdust remnants float around the house, beacons of my brother's basement project. But when visitors come in the door, the house at least has the...

Help! I am a pack rat

I have a very crafty friend who invited me to a scrap booking party at her home next week. I had to decline the invitation as I am nowhere near a place where I could begin to scrapbook my gigantic, unorganized collection of photos. I have several...

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