How To Live With Someone Who Is a Slob

Sharing your home with anyone can be a problem, no matter whether you are roommates, romantic partners or family. But the most problematic of all possible issues may be the chores. This is especially true if your household cleaning habits differ significantly from those of your cohabitant. It can be a torture to live with someone whose (un)cleanliness level could rank them as a slob. But if you have a functional relationship, aside from the cleanliness issue, there are steps which can work both for you and your household.

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Closets are excellent for storing shoes, purses, belts, clothes, jackets, coats and ties without cluttering your bedrooms or hallways. However, they tend to trap the odors of all items that are stored inside – and that can be a problem. There is a way to organize your closet and keep it fresh. Don’t let the stink of your shoes, jackets, coats and sweaters make your closet smelly and unpleasant.

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Age Appropriate Chores: How to Get Kids to Pitch In

Do you have bad memories of doing chores as a child (even age appropriate chores?)?

I remember picking up rotten apples from our yard that had fallen from our apple trees and being chased by bees! Chores weren’t a big part of my childhood and I paid the price.

“When I went off to college, I didn’t know how to cut an onion. Or that tomatoes didn’t belong in the fridge. Or even how to properly do laundry!”

I was lost and clearly didn’t do adult-ing well. Science even says that doing chores is beneficial to kids: one study found that doing age appropriate chores can help make your child more successful as an adult.

So, I’m a believer of teaching our children how to be productive adults through age appropriate chores. And what if we even had a little FUN while doing them?! Here are some ways to do just that…

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How to Declutter Your Home Office: 7 Career-Saving Tips

Learning how to declutter your home office is one of those skills that can be a true career saver, particularly in this day and age when 43% of employed Americans spend at least some time working from home. Sure, it's fabulous when you can type up memos and conduct conference calls remotely while doing a load of laundry. But let's face it: If your home office is a jumble of papers and lost files, then you aren't going to get much work done, right?

That's why, in this latest installment of our Declutter Your Home Guide, we give you some tips (plus pics!) that'll show you how to declutter your home office and clean up your act.

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