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Posted: by Sarah__Chatelaine on Tue. 28 Feb., 2012 at 4:48:23 PM

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/photos/36030--25-tips-to-declutter-your-home

Some interesting ideas! My usual mode of declutting is grabbing the donation bins and hauling it to charity, but I will try my hand at employing some creative storage :)

What is your most clever storage solution?

 

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Posted: by Koda on Tue. 28 Feb., 2012 at 5:31:09 PM
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none of those ideas would work in my teeny tiny house, lol! The only way to declutter around here is to haul the stuff to charity as well or store it in the garage & crawl space.

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Posted: by TheCoho on Tue. 28 Feb., 2012 at 5:45:13 PM
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de-cluttering solution is:

Don't buy it unless I need it and if I buy it get rid of something at the same time.

As for storage (and that isn't the same as de-cluttering, IMO), I guess it's about the same as de-cluttering. Buy less and you have room for everything.

 

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Posted: by _mom_ on Wed. 29 Feb., 2012 at 12:34:37 AM
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My house is so small, too.  And I'm into every craft that ever was invented...I have bin after bin of craft supplies.  Thank God I don't have a man living here...he wouldn't be able to stand it!  But I just can't part with all my 'stuff'.....but it does bring in a little money every now and then!

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Posted: by Koda on Wed. 29 Feb., 2012 at 3:56:57 PM
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I have craft stuff everywhere too, I've always dreamed of having a 'craft' room. Maybe someday when my son moves out, but will he take all his stuff with him??!!

My husband doesn't notice because compared to his parents house, ours is immaculate & their house is twice the size of mine. Now there's some people that need the woman from Consumed.
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Posted: by dreamer16 on Wed. 29 Feb., 2012 at 4:22:24 PM
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but, in my opinion, most of those ideas would just add to the clutter, unless one lived in an extremely large home where these ideas could be visually absorbed by the large amount of space.

The main thoughts behind decluttering or organization is that one would want to create a space which appears to not be overwhelmed by all that home owner has collected as those small extras that tend to take up space.  Most of these ideas would just add to that sense of clutter, whether grouped or not.

Clutter should be well-organized, mostly hidden from the eye, or at least be serving a dual purpose if at all possible (either within itself or by how it's organized), and not take up any more space than is necessary.  The idea is to reduce the amount of space that is needed to 'house' these articles, not increase it, and this would include visually.  Otherwise, it would still be still clutter and could potentially affect one physically, emotionally, or mentally.  

As others have stated, the best way to deal with clutter is to get rid of it.  'One in and one out' is always a good way to look at this.  And for that we can't get rid of, for whatever reason, we must either become creative with our thinking or become super organized.  Making our limited available living space appear, or actually making it, even smaller just doesn't cut it.   
 


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Posted: by Mary... on Sun. 4 Mar., 2012 at 9:48:54 AM
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I enjoyed the article! Not all the tips would work in my home, but it does open your mind to other potentials.

I love the tip above though, buy it only if you really need it. I try more and more to buy it only if I love it too.

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