Big Kids

Kids and Clutter

Keep your chaos controlled with these tips

Is controlled chaos of clutter or hours of arguing the best parents can hope for in their home? Even with just one child, organizing the mess may seem unmanageable, but area experts say it's not only feasible, it's fun.

Carol Hamilton, who calls herself “intuitive and non-traditional,” has been a feng shui consultant and teacher for 15 years. She has no set “rules” in her work, just guidelines that help people create their own space, matching her clients’ energy to that of their living space, so “your house is fabulous to come home to.”

Leila Nelson is a professional organizer, certified with the National Association for Professional Organizers. Her philosophy is to find a home for all of your things, especially toys.