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Pile of Junk Mail

Disposing of Junk MailThis is a page about disposing of junk mail. Junk mail pours into our mail boxes daily, which can cause our home to have unneeded clutter. Having a system to getting rid of it, will help reduce one of the biggest clutter culprits in your home.

 

Paper Shredding Tips

Paper Shredding TipsThis page contains paper shredding tips. Shredding documents is a good way to keep your personal information from getting in the wrong hands.

 

Cluttered Garage

Organizing ClutterThis page is about organizing clutter. Sometimes tackling the mess can just seem overwhelming.

 

framed antique document

Determining the Value of Old Documents?This is a page about determining the value of old documents. Some old documents can hold monetary value, while others may only hold sentimental value, and still others should just be recycled.

 

A collection of eyeglasses on a white background.

Storing EyeglassesWhen you have an assortment of eyeglasses that you need to store, you can repurpose a letter rack. You will then be able to view your glasses, to quickly choose the pair you want.

 

A wreath hanger holding up a basket in the pantry.

Alternate Uses for a Wreath HangerI've purchased several wreath hangers through the years, but had started using a magnet hook for my front door wreaths, so had several wreath holders being stored in the attic, and I finally found a good use for them. I put the wreath holders on my metal wire shelves in the utility room, and they are so handy for all sorts of things, like hanging up a little basket for sorting lightweight clothing after doing the laundry, hanging up a jacket, or holding hangers, so they're all ready, when I hang up clothing out of the dryer, to be moved to the closet.

 

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A storage basket filled with useful items.

Save a Trip With a Storage BasketThis tip is actually universal whether you live in a single story, two story apartment, etc. For me, I am always running up and down stairs for important essentials especially misplaced car keys and wallets. I bought this set of 2 drawer storage organizer mini bins, 10.3 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches at Walmart for only 96 cents!

 

A roll of tape on top of a recycled glass jar containing a roll of twine.

Corralling Twine and Strapping Tape in One SpotI was tired of the roll of strapping tape and the twine falling out of the pantry every time I needed something next to them. So today, I saw and empty jar and went "Hey!".

 

A desk shelf made from recycled cans.

Major Shelf Over Desk Using CansRecently, I rearragned my bedroom/office/craft room. The scanner was a bone of contention as it was right next to the keyboard. I needed a shelf to keep things from being cluttered on the desk top.

 

Eyeglasses hanging on a plastic container attached to the side of a small wicker shelf.

Hanging Up ClutterI have to use a glasses magnifyer for now, till my eyes are better. They clip on my glasses, and it helps me do reading, facebook on the phone, crafts, or Kindle work. Also, this is my charging station for the phone. But, they were always in the way or I left them somewhere they weren't needed. Or, the charger was on the floor.

 

A collection of organized plastic bags.

Keeping Plastic Bags SortedToday I was trying to put out a bunch of little fires. It was raining, I was bored, you get it. So, in a big wooden drawer unit in the pantry, I had bags; all sorts of sizes and that meant I could never find the one I wanted. Which, is usually on the bottom, right?

 

Sprucing Up a TV Stand - finished makeover

Sprucing Up a TV StandIt's easy to spruce up an old wicker TV stand with a few basic supplies. This adds a great deal of storage in an attractive way.

 

A messy and cluttered kitchen counter.

Keeping Clutter Off Kitchen CountersKitchens are notorious for being a place that seems to be a clutter magnet. All of those horizontal countertops are really convenient places to drop keys, purses, mail, and more. Containers and baskets are one way to at least compartmentalize the mess. Daily pick up routines are also helpful. This page contains suggestions for keeping clutter off of the kitchen counters.

 

Hide Clutter in Plain Sight

Using Decorative Containers to Hide ClutterYou can use decorative containers to hide stuff in plain sight, and keep things available and convenient for your needs.

 

Many items stored in a small cubed plastic container.

Store Small Items in Cubed ContainerI found this at a thrift shop and put it on my "do something with this" shelf. So today I wanted to show you how you can do the same thing, perhaps with those mini ice cube trays or this kind. You can also find these at the Dollar Tree only smaller with picture hanger hardware.

 

Credit Card for Loose Tape End

Use an Old Plastic Card for Loose Packing Tape EndCut a piece from an old credit card or hotel room key and use it to keep the end of your roll of packing tape from sticking to itself. This is a page about use an old plastic card for loose packing tape end.

 

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Leaving Junk Mail OutsideI live in an apartment down 7 steps. I don't like bringing stuff inside that will end up outside unused and unread. I leave my junk mail in my locked mailbox. Then on recycling day, I empty the mailbox.

 

Get Rid of Clutter in 30 Days

Get Rid of Clutter in 30 DaysHaving a cluttered house can be very stressful. This is a page about get rid of clutter in 30 days.

 

Watches stored on an empty bottle.

Empty Bottles for Displaying Watches or BraceletsI've always had a spray bottles, foam bottles for my hair, and colognes. Every time those bottles get emptied, I always keep thinking how to use it again or how it can help inside my home. I had this idea to used it as a watch organizer or a bangle organizer. That made things looks neat and arranged.

 

A cute cardboard box containing scissors, remotes and other clutter.

Housing Side Table Clutter with BoxI have a wicker two-drawer night stand that is by my "TV" chair. There is too much stuff on it and it's a hot mess. So, today I found one of my fav decorative boxes and put the lid on the side, using it for my remotes, note pad, scissors, pens, stylus pen, crochet hook, and calendar.

 

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Declutter with Coffee Cans

Organizing With Plastic Coffee ContainersThis is a page about organizing with plastic coffee containers. If you purchase coffee in large plastic containers, be sure to reuse them for your clutter.

 

Writing Pen Organizer

Writing Pen OrganizerI keep all sorts of scraps from previous projects I have done. I turned this crocheted rectangle into a pen organizer. I fastened three large safety pins in a row and then hung writing pens on the safety pins. I tied a ribbon onto one end, rolled it up and tied it.

 

Making a Clothes Hanger Wire Organizer

Making a Clothes Hanger Wire OrganizerThis is a page about wire hanging shelf. Wire coat hangers have so many organizational uses. This tip will help you keep wires and cords untangled and organized.

 

Organizing Your Home's Entryway

Organizing Your Home's EntrywayThis is a page about organizing your home's entryway. The entryway to your home can unfortunately become a dumping ground for clutter as family members come inside.

 

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Reducing ClutterI don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but along with getting rid of clutter, "stop buying more stuff!". That's how you got clutter in the first place.

 

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Ideas for Reducing Clutter?I am trying to get rid of clutter, but am not quite sure as how to get started. Any ideas?

 

Pack rat collection

Organizing Tips for a Pack RatThis page contains organizing tips for a pack rat. If you aren't a pack rat yourself, you likely know one.

 

Organizing Drawers, Organized Kitchen Drawer

Organizing DrawersThis is a page about organizing drawers. Drawers are very useful storage areas and can really help you stay organized. However, if the drawers are a mess they won't help much at all.

 

A messy junk drawer.

Organizing Your Junk DrawerThis is a page about organizing your junk drawer. Almost every house has a junk drawer. They are usually a catch-all for lots of important things that then become lost in the mess.

 

Large Outdoor Blue Goodwill Sign

Organizing Goodwill DonationsThis is a page about organizing Goodwill donations. Setting items aside to donate to the Goodwill is a great way to reduce clutter in your home. Keeping your donations organized will help you know what your giving, particularly for tax eduction purposes.

 

Garage Full of Boxes and Clutter

Getting Rid of ClutterThis is a page about getting rid of clutter. Clutter can add up around the house faster then you thought possible. Keeping clutter down in your home helps your home be more organized and clean.

 

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Cleaning Advice for a Self Avowed Pack Rat?I have become a packrat and I need some help in throwing things away. I have a terrible time cleaning. Is there a certain way to go about cleaning out closets, which are full of plastic tubs and boxes here. I need a road map on how to clean my house from top to bottom.

 

Egg Carton Organizer

Organizing With Egg CartonsI live in a city where the 60 eggs I buy come with a clear plastic protective cover. If yours does, you will find this an invaluable organizer for all things small. This one has pins, beads, buttons, and more.

 

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Managing Cords on Kitchen Counters?How do you all store cords on kitchen counters? For things like coffee pot, lamps, etc.

 

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Reducing Clutter?Tips for reducing clutter in your home. Post your ideas.

 

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small trays in drawer

Using Trays and Plastic Baskets in DrawersOur bathroom has pretty large, deep drawers. I have found that things slide around a lot in them and everything falls over. To fix this issue I found various plastic baskets, boxes, and trays around the house.

 

Clean Out Clutter

Clean Out ClutterI am a pack rat by nature and I save everything: Broken jewelry and bits of china, ribbon pieces to be used in future craft projects; clothing that is a decade out of style but just too nice to throw away. It is a compulsion and a bad habit that with some practice can be reformed.

 

organizing entryway

Organizing Our EntrywayLike many people, our entryway was cluttered and nothing really had a place to be put away, while still being accessible. We have dog's so one of the big issues was storing their leashes and bags for picking up after them.

 

Tips from a Reforming Pack Rat

Tips from a Reforming Pack RatThis is an organizing tip from a reforming pack rat that will also save you lots of money. It is a fun challenging idea. We love it!

 

Garage Full of Boxes and Clutter

Don't Accumulate Stuff, Give It AwayWhen my father passed over a year ago, my husband and I were faced with the daunting task of cleaning out his house to sell it. We live in another state and it took us much time and money to get this done, almost a year in fact.

 

A Better Organizing System For Procrastinators

Organizing System For ProcrastinatorsI helped a new mom by visiting her 2 to 3 times a week to talk her though a slow organize habit, with a basket, big garbage bags and sticky notes. To collect and clear things, first take the garbage bag around and pick up garbage and waste.

 

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A desk shelf made from recycled cans.

Major Shelf Over Desk Using CansRecently, I rearragned my bedroom/office/craft room. The scanner was a bone of contention as it was right next to the keyboard. I needed a shelf to keep things from being cluttered on the desk top.

 

A collection of snack size zip top bags.

Keeping Plastic Bags SortedToday I was trying to put out a bunch of little fires. It was raining, I was bored, you get it. So, in a big wooden drawer unit in the pantry, I had bags; all sorts of sizes and that meant I could never find the one I wanted. Which, is usually on the bottom, right?

 

A pair of glasses.

Hanging Up ClutterI have to use a glasses magnifyer for now, till my eyes are better. They clip on my glasses, and it helps me do reading, facebook on the phone, crafts, or Kindle work. Also, this is my charging station for the phone. But, they were always in the way or I left them somewhere they weren't needed. Or, the charger was on the floor.

 

A roll of tape on top of a recycled glass jar containing a roll of twine.

Corralling Twine and Strapping Tape in One SpotI was tired of the roll of strapping tape and the twine falling out of the pantry every time I needed something next to them. So today, I saw and empty jar and went "Hey!".

 

A storage basket filled with useful items.

Save a Trip With a Storage BasketThis tip is actually universal whether you live in a single story, two story apartment, etc. For me, I am always running up and down stairs for important essentials especially misplaced car keys and wallets. I bought this set of 2 drawer storage organizer mini bins, 10.3 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches at Walmart for only 96 cents!

 

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Organizing Paper Clutter?I save everything, paper and stuff. What is the best way to organize paper?

 

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Ideas for Cleaning the Basement?My son is moving back in and I need ideas to get the basement straightened up to put his stuff in it. It's a mess and I have all kinds of things in there from Christmas items to gardening stuff (decorations).

 

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How Do I Successfully Organize and Get Rid of Clutter?I have made huge strides in de-cluttering and clearing my home. I began 3 weeks ago with the easy stuff, garbage, old magazines, papers, etc. that were most visible and I knew would make the "visual" impact that would keep me motivated.

 

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Organizing an Entryway?We have a smallish entryway and a largish family! :) It has a closet as well, but it is very small. We have loads of shoes, coats, and winter gear when cold. I have 1 over the door shoe holder on the inside of the closet door, but it's not nearly enough.

 

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Hoarding Recovery Tips?Does anyone know of a comprehensive guide about hoarding? This would include the steps needed to begin sorting, organizing, and methods of "recovery", ways to prevent recurrence of the problem. This must exist, but if it doesn't there may an opportunity to collaborate on such a guide.

 

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Making a Wall Mounted Makeup/Cosmetic Organizer?Any suggestions for a makeup organizer that can hang on the wall? I've seen the acrylic ones that have drawers and are very large, but they're so expensive, well over $200! That's insane.

 

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