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9 Awesome Decluttering Hacks That Will Get You Organized

The thing about clutter is that too much of it can overwhelm your space, time, and mind.

To keep things super simple this week and not add to your clutter, I’m offering up an easy to digest infographic created by SouthShore Fine Linens. It features advice from nine experts (including me, Linda Samuels) to help you declutter and organize your home.



The first tip will help your declutter your bathroom reading material. To learn more about that and all of the 9 Home Hacks From the Experts, click on this link.




Which hack resonates most with you? Do you have another favorite home decluttering tip to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Join the conversation!




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Reader Comments (10)

I really like the hidden clutter hack. Even though it is hidden you know it is there. And of course there is the whole clutter blindness where we just don't really see it anymore. I just love to get in those corners and cupboards and clean it all out. Congrats on having your tip in the infographic :)

May 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKim

When I read something and get a funny feeling in my stomach, I know I need to pay attention to it. In this case, it was the tip about decluttering hidden spaces. Ugh!

May 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

My favorite hacks are for small homes. Utilize the entire wall when you need storage. Designate an area that will be your storage area to keep other areas clear of clutter

May 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina Quairoli

Nice article. Finding hidden and un-thought of storage spaces is one of our super powers!

May 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Schiesl

@Kim- I like the hidden clutter hack too! Even if something is hidden, we can still feel it's weight and presence. And if it's something we genuinely don't need, want, or find useful, letting it go can give more breathing room to a particular space, or it can provide additional storage for things that have no home.

May 14, 2019 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

@Janet B.- Kudos to you for noticing your internal cue. It can be easy to ignore the signs, but when you give them attention and tease out what they're about, it creates an opportunity for growth, discovery, and as your "feeling" indicated, some potential breathing room.

May 14, 2019 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Congratulations on being included in this roundup of hacks, Linda! I loved all of the tips. Using that space between the studs is so smart. I nestled a fold-down ironing board between the studs in my laundry room and I love it! You can also use this space in an unfinished garage but putting a simple strut across the open space and then tucking tall/thin items (like ski poles) in between. So fun to hear everyone's little tips and tricks. One tip I find I give a lot is to open up party bags when they come home, pitch anything unwanted, and then move items into bins with like pieces. For example, move the sheet of stickers into the sticker bin. Pieces mixed up in a bag are concealed, and often ignored or stashed away. Bring things into the light of day!

May 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

@Sabrina- Going vertical and wide to utilize more storage area is an excellent way to go. Of course, it makes sense to edit out the non-essentials first. When completed you might not need as much storage space as you anticipated.

May 14, 2019 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

@Janet S.- Thanks so much. Your idea is fun to think of us having superpowers, as in our ability to find hidden storage, in this way. How apropos with "Avengers: Endgame" topping the box office these days.

May 14, 2019 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

@Seana- Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the hacks and tips. I love your idea of installing a fold-down ironing board between the studs in your laundry room. That's a great use of the space. I like it when things can be recessed, which creates a smooth, flush surface. Great idea, too, for storing thin or tall items in a stud-exposed garage. So clever! Your party bag tip is excellent! There have been countless times I've found full party bags stuffed away in closets, boxes, or bags. They are common items that enter a home and are never opened, used, or seen again. So handling the party bag contents when they arrive, is a terrific organizing habit to adopt. Nice one.

May 14, 2019 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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