Does your kitchen island attract clutter like a magnet?by Tina Case
I stopped subscribing to any magazine with the word "House" or "Home" in it. "Better Home and Garden," "House Beautiful," and "Home," were all giving me OCD, Obsessive Cleanliness Disorder. For you see, no matter how hard I try, from building a mudroom with individual cubbies to purchasing nice decorative baskets to organize clutter, I have never been able to achieve that "House and Garden" perfect look.
Even the photos that feign to show clutter in a magazine show beautifully crafted clutter. My clutter never looks like the clutter portrayed in a magazine. I would need a clutter decorator to achieve that polished clutter mess. When you have 2 dogs, 3 kids and a "here, there and everywhere" husband, what do you expect?
Real life is about clutter. Achieving it is simple (see my family's recipe for clutter below). In actuality my kids do clean up on a weekly basis and do a pretty darn good job. They do their own laundry, make their own school lunches, do theRead More »from Parenting Guru: What's the Big Deal about a Messy House?