Is your home constantly cluttered and you aren’t quite sure how to handle it. One of the hardest things to do is take the time to clean the house only for it to become disorganized a day or two later. But how can this be avoided? Maybe these tips will help.
- Have a dedicated space for your odds and ends. Much of the clutter at home is due to small items that you aren’t quite sure where to place. Keys, sunglasses, wallets, umbrellas, receipts, coins, etc. Using a bin or tray for these items will prevent them from showing up elsewhere.
- Another common culprit is random and unsorted mail. The coffee table, kitchen island and front entry area are all notorious for mail piles. A mail sorter with slots and labels will allow you to organize incoming mail like bills, catalogs, coupons, greeting cards, etc.
- Don’t be afraid to throw things out. If you don’t use it, what’s the point in keeping it and taking up unnecessary space? For every new thing you buy, get rid of something else. For example, don’t keep your old laundry basket if you buy a new one. If throwing things out doesn’t sit well with you, try donating or recycling instead.
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