by Sara Ellington and Stephanie Triplett
When you're a mom, you're waging a constant war against clutter -- it's one of the great mental challenges of motherhood. We become very close friends with the guy who mans the Goodwill truck.
With all the bags and boxes we give him, you'd think there'd be nothing left in our homes. But the stuff multiplies faster than we can get rid of it!
And the more stuff you have, the less time you have -- because then there's more to clean, and more to put away or look for when it's lost. So it makes sense to streamline wherever you can.
Some moms thrive on order; for others, closets are used primarily for cramming things into just before people come over. No matter which type you are, we've gathered some great, realistic tips for getting your life more organized. Consider it our Mother's Day gift to you!