Wear your baby in a carrier while you vacuum, clean up the kitchen, or tackle other tasks, as Scotch Plains, New Jersey, mom Sandi Tortorella does with her 3-month-old son, Luca. You'll have your hands free while keeping your little one close.
I like to place socks in lingerie bags (one for each family member) before dropping them in the washing machine. No more hunting for tiny baby or toddler socks gone MIA.
Store sheets (tucked into pillowcases) in the room in which they'll be used instead of in the linen closet.
Make your house a shoe-free zone. "Eighty percent of the dirt in your home is tracked in on your shoes," Novak says.
"When my 3-month-old son, Nolan, is napping," says Sara Dadyar, of Monroe, Connecticut, "I pop in my cell phone earpiece so I can do things like banking and calling the insurance company while my hands are free for washing bottles or doing laundry."