You may be sitting in your home, looking around and thinking that it’s time to start getting more clean and organized. You’re sick of the pile of mail on your kitchen table, the mound of clothing growing in your bedroom, and the excess of stuff you’re not particularly fond of anyway. But getting your home clean and organized can take a long time and often feels overwhelming. By keeping your goals small and taking baby steps, you’ll get there in time and won’t ever be tempted to look back. So get started by taking on these five habits every single day. They’re the holy grail of tidiness and will keep you on track even when a temporary mess comes your way.
We covered storing fruits and vegetables to get the most out of them, and you know when to throw out your leftovers and avoid the sniff-test, so now we’re talking dried foods and pantry storage. For some, the pantry or cabinets are neat, organized havens for dried goods. For others, it’s a part of the kitchen you hide: there are half empty boxes of cereal next to flour spewing from the bag. We spoke to our food storage experts about how to store dried goods to maximize freshness and their tips for keeping your cabinets neat, so you can avoid a baking soda avalanche the next time you reach for a box of pasta.
Whether or not you have a strict cleaning schedule, the hope is that each day ends with a dish-free kitchen sink and no clothing on your floor. But there are some secret places in your home that are probably getting neglected during your cleaning sessions. Because after all, it’s tough to reach every nook and cranny. But fear not! Take a look at this list and add one or two to your next cleaning routine. Before the month ends, you’ll have tackled them all and your home will feel squeaky clean.
We know it can be tricky to navigate a kitchen sink full of dirty pots and pans. I mean, what’s the best way to clean glass, non-stick, and stainless steel? Lucky for you, we make the cookware and bakeware, as well as the tools to clean them, so we asked the OXO team (who’s seen more than their fair share of ruined pans and baking sheets) to share their best cleaning tips.
Ah, laundry—it can feel endless. As soon as you think it’s over, there’s a pair of dirty socks and underwear in the hamper to get you started again. But there’s also nothing better than fresh sheets, a closet full of clean clothes, and an empty hamper, making all that effort wonderfully rewarding. Whether you have a large family or are living the single life, here are some ways to make your laundry routine a little easier.
Living in a small bedroom can be challenging, as a lack of room can make it difficult to create a tidy, elegant space. After all, it’s tricky to catch those Z’s if you’re overwhelmed by piles of clothes, too much furniture, or scattered décor pieces. Successful bedroom styling is totally attainable though — all it takes is a bit of thoughtful organization. Does your tiny bedroom need some help? Stay stylish and neat with our simple tips and tricks for small-bedroom bliss.
The bathroom has a tendency to get dirty fast, whether it’s the hairballs on the floor, a shower full of water stains and mold, or toothpaste globs in the sink. The bathroom can also become a resting place for our oldest of beauty products, toiletries, and dirty towels. And since this room is specifically used to get clean and freshen up, it should allow you to feel good and fresh. So here are five tips for getting your bathroom sparkling and organized.
OXO began designing soap dispensing brushes and sponges years ago in an attempt to solve a classic dishwashing pet peeve: that annoying act of juggling between soap, brush, and sponge when you have a sink full of dishes. What if the soap dispenser could just be built into the brush or sponge so you could skip out on soaping and re-soaping your sponges while cleaning?