From that stack of old mail to that pile of shoes by the front door, clutter happens to the best of us. And while home organization is a never-ending battle, there are a few tips and tricks to help make "clutter control" a little easier. Here are a two of our favorites:
1) Storage, storage, and more storage.
"A place for everything and everything in its place!" Stock up on stylish baskets, decorative trays and bowls, magazine holders, storage ottomans, toy bins…whatever you need to help wrangle loose odds and ends around the house. For those items you always seem to misplace (keys, wallet, cell phone), make it a habit to always plop them into a designated spot, like a decorative bowl by your front door.
2) Purge and donate.
At the turn of every season, reassess your wardrobe. Donate gently-used clothing and shoes to those in need, or exchange unwanted clothing for a little pocket money at a consignment shop. For purging on a day-to-day basis, consider keeping a "donation bin" somewhere in your home. As you come across unwanted clothing, toys, or household objects during your everyday cleaning routine, simply drop said items into the bin to donate later.
9 Decluttering Secrets From Professional Organizers [Real Simple]
10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home [Becoming Minimalist]
31 Days to Decluttered [Good Housekeeping]
Declutter 101: How To Cut Clutter At Home [Organized Home]