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Declutter In A Snap: 9 Simple Ideas To Thin Out Your Closet

Declutter In A Snap: 9 Simple Ideas To Thin Out Your Closet

The idea of decluttering your entire walk-in or reach-in closet might feel overwhelming. You know there are clothes lurking in the corners of your closet that you haven’t touched in months—maybe even years. There are extra hangers crowding your closet rod and each time you rummage through your drawers for a fresh pair of socks, you inevitably pull out one or two orphans or a pair worn thin. Before you take on cleaning out your entire closet, which, we admit, does take a chunk of…

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4 Fixes to Free Up Space Around Your House

4 Fixes to Free Up Space Around Your House

After a long day of work, running errands and grocery shopping, you arrive home to find a pile of shoes near the door in your mudroom and a coat and hoodie hung on the back of a kitchen chair. It’s a common scene—and one that makes your home look and feel cluttered. That feeling likely extends throughout your home, from your entryway to your closets and even your home office. It’s a result of not having the right storage—or enough of it—in your house. But…

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How to (Safely) Get Rid of Old Tech Clutter

How to (Safely) Get Rid of Old Tech Clutter

I recently got a new phone but wasn’t ready to part with the old one yet—just in case. You never know when you’ll accidentally drop your phone and break it or expose it to moisture. When I went to stash my old phone in the drawer of my office desk, however, I discovered a few other tech relics of the past—including two other phones and an iPod.

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The 5 Myths Keeping You From Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

The 5 Myths Keeping You From Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. If you’ve ever had a big project in front of you, or you’ve felt the desire to make a big change, you’ve felt this way. When it comes to keeping your home organized, it can feel daunting knowing you’ve got a lot of work ahead. But some of those ideas floating around in your head may also be unfounded. Understanding what’s fact and what’s fiction can help you look at a large task from a more realistic viewpoint—and…

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The Great Garage Cleanout: What Should Stay and What Should Go This Spring

The Great Garage Cleanout: What Should Stay and What Should Go This Spring

We talk a lot about how you should break down big organizing tasks into smaller ones. (We even have a 30-day checklist to help you get organized without feeling overwhelmed.) But sometimes, an organization project warrants your full attention over several hours. Yes, we’re talking about that major catch-all space where your car is supposed to stay: the garage.

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How to Stop Procrastinating & Stay Focused on Cleaning & Organizing

How to Stop Procrastinating & Stay Focused on Cleaning & Organizing

We’ve all felt this way before: You face what seems like an insurmountable pile of work before you—that big work project that’s got to be wrapped up by the end of the quarter, your reach-in closet that’s got boxes piled to the ceiling or your home office desk that’s covered with tax documents and bills. But rather than being motivated by the amount of work you’ve got to do, you just get overwhelmed. It just feels easier to keep putting it off.

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5 Lessons You Learn When You Make Decluttering a Routine

5 Lessons You Learn When You Make Decluttering a Routine

Yes, finding a better storage solution for all of your stuff can help you stay organized. But to truly get at the problem, or to start your focus on organization, you should make decluttering a habit. When you let things build up in your closet, such as old clothes that you’ll never wear (because they’re stained, too small or older and a lower quality than what you currently wear), shoes that are out of style or accessories you haven’t worn in years, it adds time…

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