How to Handle the Clutter in Your Home
Does the clutter feel like it’s going to consume you in your own home? Learn quick easy tips on how to tackle the clutter in your home.
According to an article at theweek.com, “How Frustrating is Clutter in the Home?”
“Here are some tricks Misty has gathered through her years devoted to finding the quickest, most thorough way to keep a house in order.
1. Regarding all sticky and crusty things on flat surfaces; don’t bother scrubbing, picking, or even butter-knifing. Keep a painter’s putty knife on hand. One sweep of it safely removes smashed raisins, stickers, silly putty, and puddles of apple juice that dried near where the dog sleeps so that it’s a huge dark smear of hair and filth. So I’ve heard.
2. Just because having the never-used toaster and blender out on the counter makes you feel more domestic doesn’t mean you should let them take up that valuable space. They can be easily stored in a cabinet without loss of dignity. People tend to put things in certain spots, no matter how personally impractical, just because their mom used that spot or because “that’s where it’s always been.”
3. Move your entire collection of Tupperware and yogurt tubs out of that cabinet. They’ll get hopeless knocked around and lost in there. Instead they go stacked in a drawer, which keeps the containers contained, and infinitely more accessible.
4. Don’t feel guilty for taking any child’s possession that can possibly be hung out of their reach (backpacks, dress-up clothes, belts, bags, stuffed animals) and doing so. It keeps them off the floor, and if they really want it, they’ll find a way. Conversely, if you’re sick of constantly fetching drinks for short children just because they can’t reach the glass cabinet, put the kiddie cups in a low drawer.” To read the entire article click here.
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