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The Most Important Thing You Can Clean Before Thanksgiving
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, or Friendsgiving, or reserve the big holiday meals for later in the year, you can't deny that your kitchen gets a lot of use this time of year.
Nov 21, 2021
A Last-Minute Thanksgiving Cleaning Checklist
On Kitchn: A Thanksgiving Dinner Outdoors (Image credit: Leela Cyd) Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And you’re hosting. If you started planning weeks ago, you’re in great shape to pick up and get to the real work of having guests and preparing a very special feast. If you’re only getting around to preparations now, don’t despair!
Nov 20, 2021
A 15-Minute Weekday Routine That Completely Takes the Stress Out of Cleaning
This super-easy hack gives us so much more time to spend together on weekends.
Nov 20, 2021
Before and After: This $350 RV Bedroom Revamp Is So Cozy and Peaceful
Woodstock-era inspiration and beautiful boho touches take this mobile bedroom from brown and drab to bright and modern.
Nov 19, 2021
Ask a Pediatrician: Let’s Talk about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids
Dr. Risa Hoshino weighs in about the benefits and any risks related to the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5–12.
Nov 19, 2021
You Have Full Permission to Skip These 5 Annoying Cleaning Chores
You deserve a break!
Nov 18, 2021
These 70 Dining Rooms Will Give You All the Cozy Inspiration
Inspiring rooms your guests will feel like sinking into and staying awhile.
Nov 17, 2021
10 Tiny Habits that Can Jump-Start Your Mornings in 5 Minutes or Less
In 5 minutes or less!
Nov 16, 2021
Two Pro Playroom Designers Spill Their Secrets for Creating Awesome Kids’ Spaces
From open-play floor plans to wall murals to genius storage solutions, these designers tell us everything we've wanted to know about creating an epic playroom.
Nov 15, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Which Way Does The Toilet Paper Roll Really Go?
My son and I are having an argument over which way the toilet paper roll is supposed to go in the bathroom. He insists there’s a right way, his way. I’ve never heard of this. Please help me clear up this issue with my 13 year-old in-house “legal counsel.” CarlDear Carl,This is a subject of which I know a great deal about due to a tiff I had with my ex-wife years ago in our own bathroom.
Nov 15, 2021
My Mom’s Wonderful Cleaning Tradition Links Us Across the Miles
Blasting Spanish-language music connects me to my heritage as much as it makes chores more enjoyable.
Nov 13, 2021
This Utah Family’s Home Is Full of Magical (and Totally Doable) DIYs — Including a Narnia Closet!
From rainbow-planked walls to secret play forts and well-placed disco balls, this home is so imaginative, you'll want to spend all day exploring every nook and cranny.
Nov 13, 2021
4 Expert-Approved Tips on Setting Up a Sensory-Safe Room for Kids
From optimal lighting down to the best accessories and organization tactics, we tapped the pros for their best design ideas.
Nov 12, 2021
Add This Little Corner to Your Home to Transform Your Mornings
This simple addition will save you space and frustration, especially with kids.
Nov 9, 2021
6 Super Useful Home Skills I Learned as A New Mom
From nesting to storage, having a baby turned my home upside down in the best way.
Nov 8, 2021
6 Stylish Folding Chairs That Will Give You Extra Seating for the Holidays
These aren't your run-of-the-mill metal chairs.
Nov 8, 2021
Before & After: A Sunny Yellow Bedroom That’s Sure to Make You Smile
This bold pop-art dream of a room was created using tons of secondhand sources.
Nov 8, 2021
Before & After: I Re-Organized My Pantry Using the Home Edit’s Organizers
It looks like an ENTIRELY new pantry.
Nov 7, 2021
If You Have a Pet, You Need This One Product
It'll keep life with pets organized and stylish!
Nov 7, 2021
A Family of Five Shares This Fresh and Inspiring 700 Square Feet Home
Jenny and Cory have rented this small one-bedroom apartment in New York's Upper East Side for 14 years... and it's had to change and adapt with the addition of a 4-year son and 1-year-old twins. 
Nov 6, 2021
11 Incredibly Useful House Hunting Tips from Parents and Design Pros
House hunting is already stressful enough, but with kids? Whole other ball game. Here's how to make the process smoother, especially with little ones in tow.
Nov 6, 2021
9 Essential Cleaning Lessons Readers Learned from Their Moms
Mother knows best!
Nov 5, 2021
14 of the Very Best (Most Practical!) Pantry Organizing Ideas
Achieve not the perfectly styled pantry of your Instagram feed, but a realistic one that serves you well, no matter its size, shape, or the kinds of containers you use.
Nov 3, 2021
Before and After: This Family Renovated a Run-Down RV into a Full-Time Home on Wheels
To travel the U.S., spend more time together, and pay down debt, Karen and Sylvester sold their family’s home and bought an RV off Facebook Marketplace to opt for a life on the road.
Nov 3, 2021
Before & After: A Cluttered Laundry Zone Becomes an Organizational Haven in Just a Few Steps
It didn't take much to turn this dump spot into a more practical, usable space.
Nov 2, 2021
Amazon’s Can’t-Miss Black Friday Deals Are the Best of the Year
If you're looking for a steal — plus, early shipping — check out these awesome Amazon deals for families.
Nov 2, 2021
7 of the Biggest and Best Design Trends of 2021 — and into 2022
And it’s not too late to try them out in your home, as they’ll likely carry over into 2022!
Oct 29, 2021
I Found the Very Best Gift for Hard-to-Shop-for Grandparents — and It’s Up to 50% Off Right Now!
It takes ten minutes (or less!) to create this meaningful gift that brings the hugest smiles to their faces.
Nov 1, 2021
3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Haunted House
Don't let the idea scare you.
Oct 31, 2021
The 13 Best Things to Buy at IKEA, According to Professional Organizers
Surprise! You won’t find the best kitchen organizing items in the kitchen section!
Oct 29, 2021
The Top 10 Places to Shop for Stylish, Kid-Friendly Rugs
Animals and color and polka dots, oh my!
Oct 28, 2021
The “10 Things” Rule Keeps My House Uncluttered, Even with a Family of Six
Plus, I have five tips (that I learned the hard way) for implementing the “10 things” rule in your own home.
Oct 27, 2021
The Best Kid- and Pet-Friendly Sofas You Can Buy Now
We love them, but we don't love what they do to our furniture.
Oct 27, 2021
13 Little Cleaning Tips Every Parent Should Know
The never-ending cleaning cycle just got a little easier with these game-changing tips!
Oct 26, 2021
No Pastels Here: Ciara’s Nursery Is Dark and Dramatic
There’s certainly nothing childish about Win’s nursery.
Oct 26, 2021
Ask Maxwell: A Halloween Memory — 1976
This week I’m trying something new — a childhood story about Halloween — because remembering what it’s like to be a child is always useful. Maxwell1976 was a big year. That year I turned 10, my brother was 8, our parents split up, and my father moved out. It was as if he went somewhere for a long weekend.  He moved to a magical apartment a few blocks away that had a bar in the living room with a stuffed monkey hanging off of fake palm trees.
Oct 25, 2021
10 Tips You Learn About Laundry in the First Year of Parenthood
While there’s no way to make washing a mountain of baby laundry fun, there are little tricks that will make it bearable. And luckily, new parents like nothing more than sharing their hard-earned words of wisdom. 
Oct 24, 2021
10 Dreamy Toddler Beds for Every Budget
We went down a deep dive of gorgeous toddler beds — here's the best of the best.
Oct 22, 2021
The Quick and Inexpensive Way to Fill Large Statement Walls
This tiled solution is customizable and versatile — plus, my kids really get a kick out of arranging them.
Oct 21, 2021
This Disney Fan Converts Their House into the Haunted Mansion Every Halloween
Every detail looks straight out of the ride itself.
Oct 19, 2021
This Space-Themed Kids Bedroom Has an Affordable Rug Hack You Can Totally Steal
And there's a starry-themed reading nook too! See how this family brought their kiddo's intergalactic dreams to life in his fun room.
Oct 19, 2021
This Kid-Friendly Remodel Has a House Shaped Bed and a Slide
There's some cool features for the adults, too.
Oct 15, 2021
7 A+ Ideas for Squeezing in a Kids Study Space
Convinced you don't have room for a dedicated study space for your kiddos? Think again.
Oct 13, 2021
9 Kids Rooms Using IKEA’s Trofast as Genius Storage
Smart customizable options to solve a range of organization conundrums.
Oct 11, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Great First Bed for Toddler (That He’ll Like)
We have a little one who is about to turn 3 in two weeks. Even though we never in our wildest parental imaginations thought we would be co-sleeping with our kid, he sleeps with my husband (and stay-at-home Dad extraordinaire) in the bachelor bedroom. Our son has his own bedroom that he slept in until he outgrew his Snoo.
Oct 11, 2021
Before & After: This Nursery Went from Cluttered Storage Area to Palm Springs Glam
Muted pink and gold play with natural elements to create this glamorous and oh-so-inspiring little space.
Oct 9, 2021
I Took My Front Porch from Blah to Spooky Halloween Fun on a Tight Budget
You likely have all these things lying around — or can get them on the cheap — for a fun Halloween display that will delight the kids.
Oct 9, 2021
One Couple Shows What It’s Like To Baby Proof a Tiny House
204 square feet for three.
Oct 9, 2021
This Austin Rental House’s Color Palette Is Earthy and Warm
Designer Jackie Streusand has created a vintage, earthy, warm, and eclectic home in this rental house.
Oct 7, 2021
The 12 Best Cubby Stories of the Year
In honor of baby Cubby's first year, we gathered our favorite stories for you!
Oct 7, 2021
Tiny Person, Tiny Room: Homes With Clever Solutions to Fitting in a Nursery
These solutions are anything but small.
Oct 5, 2021
This Family’s Renovated 1960s Home is Full of Surprises — Including a Secret Bookcase Door
See how this UK family brings magic to daily life through their stunning home.
Oct 4, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Design Trends for Today’s Kids?
Are there any design trends you’ve been loving for kids? Our 8-year-old daughter needs a room upgrade. (We’re working with a dated, slightly babyish space, TBH.)EricaDear Erica,I love this question and it gets me right back into my designer headspace, which is fun and creative — but also — very subjective, so let me kick it off for you and then you take if from there with your daughter.
Oct 4, 2021
A Kids Bathroom Gets a Sleek Makeover Inspired by … Locker Rooms?!
The floor-to-ceiling storage, locker-room-style bench, and emerald green accents seriously can't be missed.
Oct 3, 2021
6 Small-Space Organizing Tips, According to This Mom
This family downsized to an apartment — here are their biggest design takeaways for small-space living.
Oct 2, 2021
This Is the Comfiest, Most-Loved Sofa in My Entire Home — and All Our Guests Would Agree
I could talk your ear off about this sofa all day.
Sep 30, 2021
Before and After: 2 Rainbow Paint Projects Totaling $170 Brighten This Once-Boring Nursery
"Go for it! Have fun! It’s just paint" is officially our motto.
Sep 28, 2021
Ask Maxwell: Best Gift for a New Parent of Twins?
My best friend is having twins — wahoo! What is the best gift for new twin parents?? A nap?!AnnieDear Annie, I would say TWO naps! 🙂 But seriously, I think that families that have twins probably have an amazing time — hair-raising, for sure — but amazing.
Sep 26, 2021
Before and After: A Long Narrow Room Becomes a Montessori-Inspired Haven for Two Siblings
It's light, bright, and filled with Montessori-inspired solutions.
Sep 26, 2021
Why I Love My Grandmother’s “Wet Room” Bathroom-Cleaning Technique
The first step in this process, according to my grandmother, isn’t doing anything to the bathroom itself, it’s all about preparing your person.
Sep 24, 2021
Before & After: A Basic Bookshelf Gets a Smart, Cheap Upgrade
It's a quick afternoon project that the kids can even get in on!
Sep 24, 2021
10 Clever Tips for Shopping for Window Treatments, According to a Design Pro
Window treatments can make or break a space — especially in kids' rooms. Here's what to look for.
Sep 23, 2021
The Easy Method for Getting Your Whole Home Clean, Without Really Trying
It'll be easy! Promise!
Sep 23, 2021
11 Brilliant Little Fixes for Common Parenting Problems
We sourced our pool of experienced parents for the buys that saved them over the years.
Sep 22, 2021
Ask Maxwell: What Are Three Things You’re Proud Of?
My daughter just started school in person for the first time in over a year and I’m feeling like time is flying. I miss her already. What are three things you’re glad you did with yours to make the time count? DelanoDear Delano, My daughter just started school again (didn’t they all?!?!), but she just started high school and now isn’t coming home til after seven at night. On weekends she wants to get out and hang with her friends. She doesn’t need me anymore!
Sep 21, 2021
How to Actually Get Rid of Grass Stains
We all need this important life skill, especially with loads of playground time at school!
Sep 21, 2021
This Modern Gothic Nursery Has an Unexpected Two-Tone Ceiling
It's the perfect mix of timeless and unexpected.
Sep 19, 2021
I Downsized into a Smaller House with 2 Kids and a Dog — Here’s Why It Was a Great Decision
And why one real estate agent prefers to call it "right-sizing."
Sep 19, 2021
Designers Can’t Stop Raving about Kid-Friendly Carpet Tiles — Here’s Why
They're insanely easy to clean AND they look great. It's a parent's dream!
Sep 18, 2021