Clean up your messy family room.
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The family room—it's a place to watch TV, play games, do homework, pay bills, read magazines, hang out and entertain. The problem is that in being everything to everyone, this room can end up as a dumping ground with no focus.

When you entertain, do you find yourself hiding magazines, toys, DVDs—even laundry—in every nook and cranny and overstuffed closet you can find? With the holidays rapidly approaching, let's declutter your living room before company arrives so you can spend your time focusing on what really matters.

5 Steps to a Clutter-Free Family Room
Step 1: Upload your "before" photos

Step 2: Think it through

Step 3: Think F.A.S.T!

Step 4: Create and maintain zones

Step 5: Upload your "after" photos