Ty’s Top 10 Clutter-Busting TipsFeb 13 2014
The key to an organized and stylish home is to prioritize! You want to display the things you love or use often and put the rest away.
So here are my top 10 tips to keep you and your home clutter-free.
1. Improvise and repurpose stuff you already have. A shoe organizer works great for small toys or art supplies, and you can easily hang it on the back of the kids’ bedroom door. Or empty mason jars can become a home for utensils and ice cube trays can store jewelry. Get creative, the options are endless.
2. Flaunt your collections in a large living or bedroom display. Maybe you own a ton of records or maybe books are your thing, whatever the case may be, cover an entire wall with shelving and turn your passion into a design element. If you place like items together, you’ll know when your collection is becoming an issue.
3. Move your storage space off the ground and build a ring of cubbies around the top of a room. If you paint them the same color as the walls, you’ll minimize their prominence, or make them bold with a vibrant pop of color.
4. Spare rooms, such as the laundry room, are ideal for stashing seldom-worn clothes and out-of-season items. Rather than let dirty laundry fill the corners and countertops, use DIY space organizers and set up the room with cabinets and hanging rods.
5. Put your cupboards and closets to work by drilling holes in one side of wooden clothespins and hanging them on a row of small nails. This will hold scarves and gloves in your bedroom and coupons or menus in your kitchen.
6. Find space on top of cabinets, under beds and behind doors. Sometimes these spots go unnoticed, but they make great clutter-busters. Replace regular your ottoman with one that has storage, put a table cloth over a side table and store things underneath. Just don’t use these spaces to hide your junk. Go through your stash regularly to make sure you still need what you’ve tucked away.
7. Personalize your storage boxes to represent what’s inside. Have a ton of fabric swatches or textiles? Wrap your box in a cool material. Want to store away family photos? Decorate your box with copies of your favorite photos. A personalized box will help you remember what’s inside, so you don’t have to dig.
8. Move your storage space off the ground and build a ring of cubbies around the top of a room. If you paint them the same color as the walls, you’ll minimize their prominence, or make them bold with a vibrant pop of color.
9. Take 15 minutes each day to work on a single drawer, shelf or room. You’d be surprised how much of a difference you can make if you remove everything and dust and clean. I always like to keep a trash bag and giveaway box close at hand when I’m cleaning, that way I have designated destinations for everything.
10. Find places for the things you use every day such as a hook near the door for your keys a basket in the kitchen for coupons and mail, a drawer in the foyer for glasses and supplies. Set up boxes and label everything to stay organized. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
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