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For Your Laundry
5. Catch-All Baskets/Trays
The key to maintaining order: sort things as they collect, so you know what you are dealing with. Then do regular clear-outs.
Have fun with your color and design choices, so your laundry area feels happy. Find baskets and trays lots of places – often inexpensively from dollar or craft stores.
For Your Bathroom
6. Shower Caddy
Just like your helper on the golf course, in the shower you need something to shoulder your bath products – a caddy. If you have a lot of products, for different needs/people, get them all up and accessible.
Target has a variety to get the right features for your needs: mirror, washrag/razor hanger, decorative – hanging, tension rod or corner…pick the right one for you and getting ready in the morning will be a whole lot easier.
For Your Storage
7. Bin Labels
Getting storage – whether in the garage, closet, attic or basement – organized is no quick decluttering task (I know). BUT, one quick solution is to check what’s in those storage bins and label the outside.
Then you can take the task of decluttering all the stuff you’re holding onto (all of which you know you don’t need to keep) bit-by-bit.
Onlineorganizing.com has Storage Bin Label Pouches you can purchase in packs.
For Your Garage
Have you calculated the percentage of square footage your garage takes up, compared to the total square footage of the house? It’s A LOT in the typical American garage.
Don’t let any of that space – that you pay for – go to waste by having too much clutter or inefficient storage.
Lowe’s (and probably your local hardware store) has multi-purpose hooks, and hooks specially designed to hang things like bikes, coolers, hoses, tools, ladders and so much more.
Happy Spring Decluttering! Please comment below with your favorite product ideas.
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For Your Drawers
1. Drawer Dividers
Conveniently found at department stores like Target, or on sale now at The Container Store. Measure the drawer(s) before you buy, and choose based on the different shapes of things you need to divide up into their own little sections. Or choose one with several dividers to stick in a drawer – couldn’t be easier.
For Your Cupboards
2. Shelf Extenders
Think you need a bigger kitchen? Don’t let half of your cupboard space go to waste – access it vertically. Again, you’ll want to
measure, and know what items they’ll be used for so you can pick the right design. Also available at The Container Store and some departments stores.
Stack dishes, plastic ware, pantry items, you name it.
For Your Countertop/Desktop
3. Countertop/Desktop Filing
Gather up all those papers spread out on the kitchen counter or desktop and sort them. Then stick them in labeled files so you can easily pull what you need. Make sure to label one “Urgent” and put at the front. Make it a habit to check this one each day for any urgent to-dos. The Container Store has by far the best selection and quality I’ve seen, but you can also check Target and OfficeMax.
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For Your Tabletop
Tray it up! There’s something comforting about pulling several things that may otherwise look cluttery together in a defined space. Plus it’s easy to move and change out items as you change.
Make use of one on your dining room, coffee, side or bedside table. Display only attractive things you love – special objects mixed in with magazines and books. (Well, and I guess you could put the remote there too.) Another favorite place for finding these is HomeGoods
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