ThriftyFun News August 14, 2004 - Clutter Control

ThriftyFun News
Clutter Control

Volume Six, Number 31, August 14, 2004


In response to a request from a reader, this weeks TF News is dealing with clutter control. We have links to a bunch of articles in our archive and some that we recently added. If you have any clutter control tips of your own to add, feel free to submit them on our contest form. We will publish them throughout the week.


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This newsletter contains:

  • Clean Up Your Bill Clutter Once and For All
  • 7 Ways to Leave Your Clutter
  • 10 Steps to a Happy Clothes Closet
  • Clutter Control Tips
  • Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age
  • How to Motivate Yourself to Organize
  • Quick Clutter Control: 10 Tips For A Tidier Home
  • 10 Ways to DeClutter Your Home

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Clutter Control

Clean Up Your Bill Clutter Once and For All
By Roxanna Ward

An unorganized bill system can bring havoc to your finances. You have to create a system and keep it in place so that it works for you. Somebody else's system will never work for you. But you may be able to take some ideas from others in order to create your own.

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7 Ways to Leave Your Clutter
By Barbara Myers

Everyone has some degree of clutter lurking at home. When you're tired of moving it around, stepping over it and losing important items in it, it's time to take control of the clutter. But what should you do with it? You have seven options:


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10 Steps to a Happy Clothes Closet
By Maria Gracia

The clothes closet is one of the least respected areas in the house. It's often stuffed from floor to ceiling with clothing, briefcases, purses and shoes. Valuable clothing rod space has been taken over by vast armies of mis-matched hangers. Books and magazines have managed to somehow sprout out of nowhere. Bed linens are mixed in with towels, umbrellas and shoes. You can barely see the floor. Before you know it, your closet has become clutter central!

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Clutter Control Tips

Clutter control tips from our readers. Post your ideas!

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Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age
By Bridget Messino

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, lets just say many years down the road.


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How to Motivate Yourself to Organize
By Barbara Myers

Organizing is probably not at the top of your list of fun things to do, is it? If your clutter is overwhelming, it's especially difficult to get started. Here are some easy tips to motivate yourself to organize.

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Quick Clutter Control: 10 Tips For A Tidier Home
By Colleen Moulding

10 Tips For A Tidier Home

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10 Ways to DeClutter Your Home
By Terri Seymour

Over time our homes, especially if they are smaller homes, have a tendency to accumulate and collect all kinds of treasures, gems and keepsakes, otherwise referred to as "junk".   ;-)  Now we all know that one person's trash is another person's treasures, but our homes can only hold so much!!!


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