5 Household Tips from CelebritiesWhen we think of celebrity homes, images like endless rooms and vistas from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous come to mind. Yet in reality, most celebrities tend to kick up their heels at home just like the rest of us - and that includes cooking, cleaning, and keeping an organized household. In addition to having killer careers, these celebrity moms also have household organizing down to a science. Read on to find out how these celeb moms keep all their ducks in a row.
One Toy at a Time
Even with a veritable sports team of children, Michelle Duggar is the Jeremy Lin of maintaining an organized home. On top of teaching her children to always use soft words and manners, Duggar's "Household Guidelines" list includes "Use one toy/activity at a time. Share!" and "Do your best to keep your surroundings neat, clean and organized."
Have a Photo Shoot … With Your Shoes
2. Have a Photo Shoot … With Your Shoes
A shoe aficionado, mother of one, and star of The King of Queens, Leah Remini knows that kids aren't the only disorganized ones. "I learned this from the wardrobe guys on The King of Queens," Remini told Good Housekeeping. "Take a Polaroid of each of your pairs of shoes, then stick the photo to the outside of the shoebox that you store your shoes in. That way, you can stack all your boxes and still tell where each pair is. I keep my shoes color coordinated, too, and separated by the season. It's worth the work."
3. Pack for the Worst
When Bridget Moynahan's son was born in 2007, the fashion icon, I, Robot star, and former Tom Brady beau made sure her wardrobe was prepared for the baby. "Always have a change of shirt in the car," Moynahan told Redbook. "One that blends with spit-up is a good choice!"
A Little at a Time
4. A Little at a Time
As both the queen of clean and a mother of one, Martha Stewart knows that a single act of organization leads to others. "A crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more orderly, which makes it less likely that you'll let clothes and papers pile up around it," she told Good Housekeeping. "Tidiness begets tidiness."
Related: 15 ways to organize a small home or apartment
Reality TV star and mother of three Tori Spelling says she couldn't get everything done if she didn't ask for help. "Guys hate asking for directions; we hate asking for help," she blogged. "But you can't be in two places at once, so when your calendar gets insane, make sure to get help from your husband or your close family or friends. Remind yourself that it's okay to give control to someone else you trust."
- By Christina Couch
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