Clear the Clutter in 1 Month
Keep your closet neat. Arrange sweaters by color or style in transparent bins or canvas hangers. You'll easily find the one you want to wear.
• 10 Tips for Closet Organizing
Rather than filling shelves with all your books on end, lay some flat and top them with photos and accessories.
• The Art of Display
Snap and print photos of your child's toys to create labels for storage bins. Designating separate containers for dolls, cars, and blocks keeps the playroom neat and teaches sorting skills.
• Storage for Kids' Rooms
Tuck a simple cutlery organizer in the drawer of your bedside table. The small compartments are perfect for holding nighttime essentials.
• Bedroom Storage Furniture
Is tracked-in mud making a mess of your entryway? Tuck an old metal tray or cookie sheet beneath the entry bench or table to hold shoes and boots.
• Fix Up a Front Entry
Give each family member a washer-safe mesh laundry bag for dirty socks. On laundry day, wash and dry the bags and give them back. Voila -- no more missing socks!
• Love Your Laundry Room (Really)
To cut down on dishes, place a bin on the counter to hold glasses, mugs, and sippy cups that are refilled repeatedly. At the end of the day, place them in the dishwasher.
• Maximize Your Kitchen Storage
On a Roll
To keep small washcloths from getting lost in the linen closet, roll them up and tuck them in small bins or baskets. Before guests arrive, simply set them out.
• Freshen Up Your Powder Room
Keep a cup of inexpensive binder clips handy for a multitude of uses: Clip them on bags to keep snacks fresh, clamp coupons and shopping lists together, or stand one sideways to display a photo on your desk.
Tired of searching for the clickers? Designate a bin or basket for the remote controls for your TV, DVD player, and stereo, and always return them there.
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