|| Contain Your Clutter!
Most of us should probably accept that
we will not eliminate our clutter; however, we can work to contain
it. There are many products for sale to help you do that, but if
your budget is not flush enough for that shopping spree, don’t
overlook items you likely already have in your house that can put
you on the way to containing your clutter. Use any of these items
(which might currently be clutter themselves) to group "like" items
together for storage in a logical place.
- Tupperware and sturdy plastic
food containers – great for any room to contain small items or
large items. These can be used to organize drawers too.
- Tins (such as empty cookie and
popcorn tins) -- stack them in your children’s room to contain
- Empty wipes containers (baby or
otherwise) – great for keeping your desk accessories in one
container that can be easily stashed.
- Empty gift baskets – don’t throw
them away, make use of them. Small, pretty baskets are great for
keeping your toiletries in order on a bathroom countertop; larger
baskets can hold books and magazines, towels, belts, etc.
- Tackle boxes – great for jewelry
- Film canisters – if you’re slow
to move into the digital age or just kept these around – great for
small jewelry or children’s barrettes.
- Zippered bags in which blankets
and bedding are sold – great for storing off- season clothing,
children’s art supplies, or your handbag fetish.
- Shoe boxes – group your
stationary and envelopes; since boxes can be stacked, they allow
for the most efficient use of space.
- Wastebaskets – throw your
cleaning products in an extra one under the sink to avoid that
under-the-sink jungle effect.
- Out of fashion purses or totes –
hang them on a nail in your closet to hold rolled up belts or
- Nail and screw containers (obtained from a hardware store)- store earrings, watches and
- Set of 3 drawers that are
plastic and on rollers (obtained from a store such as
Target)-placed inside your closet can hold belts, panythose,
- Baby Food Jars - contain
safety pins, Q-Tips, and extra buttons.