Controlling Clutter

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What is the Buy Nothing Movement?

Join a community of giving and abundance.

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9 Habits That Keep Your Home Tidy

Develop decluttering routines you do without thinking.

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Essential Moving Checklist

The sooner you start, the smoother things will go.

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4 Things Around the Yard Wasting Money

Take an outdoor audit—you may find some surprise savings.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Try These 7 Easy Organization Tips

A few decluttering steps can help you relax significantly.

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4 Reasons to Have a Raised Bed

Popular in European design, the raised bed is usually constructed of wood. The surface of the platform is constructed of closely placed slats to hold the mattress. A platform bed can be raised to any elevation to accommodate design and space-saving needs. The additional storage space provided by an elevated

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Small Changes for Big Bucks

Preventative measures and quick DIYs can go a long way toward saving you money. Here are 10 ways to pad your wallet around the house.

How to Downsize Room-by-Room

Maximize space by minimizing clutter with these easy-to-follow downsizing tips.

How to Hide Kitchen Clutter

10 ways to find your kitchen again.

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Control the Clutter and Organize Your Garage

Learn how to control the clutter, and start using this space again.

How to Make an Annual Home Maintenance Calendar

Keep your home in shape with easy maintenance throughout the year.

It's Time to GO! January Marks National Get Organized Month

Expert tips on how to start your new year off on the right track.

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Organizing Paperwork in Your Home Office

Don't drown in paperwork this year.

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How to Hide Electrical Cords

A few simple tricks can help you untangle the mess.

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How to Stay Organized Ahead of a Move

Packing all of your belongings and getting to your new home can seem daunting.

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The KonMari Tidying Method for Beginners

Learn the basics of this popular approach to decluttering.

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How to Spring Clean Like Marie Kondo

Give your home organization a serious upgrade.

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Clear Clutter from Your Home and Life

Clutter creates chaos in your finances and your life.

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8 Questions to Help You Declutter

Sometimes, it seems like storage areas begin to shrink when you aren’t looking.

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50 Things to Throw Away Right Now

From take-out menus to old paint, here's what you can toss.

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How to Declutter Your Home Room by Room

Clutter makes things hard to find and leads to stress.

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8 Garage Organization Solutions

The garage is often the last place to get organized.

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Fold Clothes Like Marie Kondo

It's different than the way we learned as kids.

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7 Day Decluttering Challenge For Beginners

Upgrade your whole life with one week of organizing.

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What Do You Really Need In Your Spice Rack?

Focus on the things you really use.

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8 Habits that Will Make Your Home Tidier

Keep your home clean and tidy by cultivating these habits!

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How to Hold a Yard Sale

It takes more than emptying your closet onto the driveway.

The Best Appliances for Small Spaces

Bigger isn't better when it comes to your appliances.

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7 Things You Should Get Rid of if You Live in a Small Space

Decluttering is crucial in tight quarters.

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6 Ways to Make Space on a Small Vanity

Make the most of even the smallest of vanities by following these simple steps.

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How to Eliminate Paper From Your Home

Paper seems to multiply faster than sugar ants on a sticky counter. It infiltrates our offices and homes. For many people it’s a source of stress. There are many ways to reduce the amount of paper in your life. With the right systems you can have a mostly paper-free zone and reduce your stress. Here

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How to Reign in the Junk Drawer

Everybody has one: that not-so-secret drawer in the kitchen or office where miscellaneous items get tossed day after day.

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How to Organize a Community Garage Sale

A community garage sale is a chance to sell unused items that you're looking to purge.

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How to Organize Your DIY Projects

As the saying goes, “Getting started is the hardest part.”

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8 Common Mistakes When Downsizing

Don't let downsizing get you down. Avoid these common mistakes for a more efficient, stress-free process.

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How to Downsize in the 21st Century

Feel like you're drowning in junk? Technology makes it easier than ever to pare down your belongings. Here's what to start with.