August 10

Get the Kids Out the Door

"I have [my son's] bedroom closet and dresser sectioned and labeled into different clothing types so he knows where everything is. We installed a fun star peg to hold his 'outfit of the day' so he can easily dress himself in the morning." — Wendy in Seattle, Wash.

More: 10 Steps to a Decluttered Closet

August 16

Don't Be Afraid of Color

Color can really bring life to a bland space. Add some color to your outdoor space — including your back porch — through rugs, accessories and furniture.

More: A Feng Shui Guide to Color

August 31

Do This Before Fall

If your house is covered with siding, check for any loose nails and replace or fix any you find.

More: Pick These Flowers for Your Fall Garden