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13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Worry-Free Decluttering: 8 Things to Get Rid of that You’ll Never Even Know Are Gone

It’s one thing to get rid of items that have a lot of sentimental value. It’s easier to ditch stuff that you don’t care about, have duplicates of, or …

20+ Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

Kitchen bursting at the seams? If you're going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accoutrements in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the …

West Village

10 Tips for Cutting Down on Clutter This Holiday Season

Along with the warm and fuzzy feelings and seasons greetings, the holidays can also spell clutter. Our homes can get taken over by gift wrapping …

Minimalism

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing

Don't let these common misconceptions derail your decluttering efforts. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>Having trouble staying organized at home? We hate to break it to you, but it might be you (not your stuff) that's the problem. We asked professional …

Minimalism

Control the Clutter: Organizing with Trays In Every Room of the House

You know the table in the room where you just put 'stuff'? Or that collection of 'things' you love, but don't really have much in common with each …

Dining Rooms

Before and After: A Messy Closet Becomes a Crafting Nook

This formerly untidy space is completely unrecognizable now. This story originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p>"We wanted to turn a small 12'x12' bedroom into my craft/office room in our home," says Hometalk and Beneath My Heart blogger, Traci. "We started the process by turning the reach-in …

The Rules of Kitchen Organization

<b>Store things where you use them.</b><br>Pots and pans are best kept near the range or cooktop; mixing bowls, near the countertop you use for food preparation; plates, glasses, and flatware, near the dishwasher.<p><b>Group like items together.</b><br>Store all bakeware in the same cupboard, all wooden spoons in the same …

Kitchens

Reducing Clutter in 2015: 3 Strategies to Adopt Now

The neat, healthy and clutter-free, home: such a lovely concept, such a hard one to actually achieve. Unfortunately, people and places come with …

Minimalism

The Easiest (Most Effective) Junk Drawer Transformation Ever

This, my friends, was the sorry state of my kitchen junk drawer before I decided to organize it — a mess of miscellanea, and as far away from "neat …

Minimalism

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

8 Ideas for What to Do With That Weird Space Above Your Toilet

Depending on where you live and what your bathroom looks like, you might have some odd space above your toilet. Just kind of sitting there, not being …

Toilets

DIY Embellished Stacking Storage Boxes

Spring is right around the corner which means time for spring cleaning and organizing! Storage boxes are a great solution for office spaces, …

Mental Declutter: 8 Misguided Ideas to Give Up to Be Happier at Home

We always encourage the de-cluttering of physical things from the home. It's just not useful to hold on to "stuff" — old magazines, clothes that no …

Minimalism

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Coats

6 Things That Kill Your Organizing Game

Does organizing bewilder you? These six sneaky mistakes might be the reason why.<p><b>1. Reading about organizing... but never actually doing it.</b><p>It's no secret we're big fans of Marie Kondo here at <i>House Beautiful</i> — but reading about organizing is <i>definitely</i> not the same as doing. Get inspired! But don't …

Minimalism

Designing a Closet That Works for You

Make your closets work for, not against, you with these easy organization solutions.<p>Whether it's a lack of closet space or how the current closets are used, everyone wants to know how to maximize storage space. Here, ideas on how to configure your closets so they work for, not against, you.