(MOBILE, Ala.) - Working moms and stay at home moms both know with kids in the house, it can sometimes mean clutter and mess.
What's the best way to declutter your home, get kids involved and keep your sanity?
We talked to one working mom whose job is to help keep people organized and clutter free.
With children of her own, Greer Helmsing knows how kid clutter can pile up quite fast.
That's why her strategy is to nip it in the bud before it becomes a problem.
"Attack it when they come home straight from school. If you put it off it's just going to pile up and not get done,” says Helmsing.
Helmsing says things as simple as bins and buckets can make a world of difference in your home.
You can also add something as small as an area on the desk for folders for homework and ark to make your life easier and your home more livable.
She suggest getting your kids involved; no age is too young.
"Make sure it's easy for them with buckets and baskets," says Helmsing.
Before the day ends a quick spot check before the lights go out helps as well.
"A ten minute tidy up before you go to bed no matter how tired you are can help in the long run," says Helmsing.
These few simple tips can help big monster messes become little tamed beast.
It allows us more time to spend with our kids on the weekends and other days off, instead of using all our free time to clean.
Local 15 News has teamed up with Mobile Bay and Eastern Shore Parents Magazine to help working parents.
For a more in depth look at ways to deal with juggling work and home, pick up the latest edition.