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Holiday Cleaning: Tips for a Guest-Ready Home

‪ If you think wiping down countertops and fluffing a few pillows in advance of the guest onslaught will land you on Santa’s “nice” list this holiday season, check that list twice. The extreme cleaners (telephone buttons! vacuum brushes! remote controls!) featured in this New York Times article may make you feel like a slacker. […]

3 Holiday Organizing Dilemmas You’re Probably Dealing With (and the Fast Fixes)

Q. Every Christmas, we get more board games. What’s the neatest way to store them? —P. J., via Facebook Tattered boxes are an eyesore, so I like to conceal games in a closet, in a hanging sweater shelf (Threshold 10-shelf organizer, $19, target.com). Or, if you have a spare deep drawer, you can insert a […]