Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It!

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Ulysses Press, 2010 - House & Home - 128 pages
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CUT THE CLUTTER AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HOME!

With 101 quick-and-easy projects for organizing your bathroom, kitchen, closet and more, Clutter Rehab takes the stress out of home organizing. As you painlessly tackle piles of toys, stacks of paper and over-spilling drawers, you’ll discover how to make de-cluttering your home an addictive pleasure.

#10 Remember in Pictures.

Take a snapshot of sentimental keepsakes you don’t use, then donate or even sell them for cash

#26 Be Grocery Smart.

Save fridge and pantry space--and money!--by buying only those items on your weekly meal planner

#32 Go Green.

Repurpose empty cardboard, plastic and glass containers into free organizers for all your stuff

#56 Childhood Archives.

Sort homework, artwork and other kid creations into easy-to-shelve, keep-forever binders


 

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Very accessible, easy to digest ideas for organizing. Sometimes just reading about organizing can be overwhelming. This made it seem much more approachable. Read full review

Contents

Take pictures of sentimental clutter
27
Start every week with a menu plan
43
Set a grocery shopping day and stick to it
44
Have a central calendar your whole family can access
45
Create a visual calendar for young kids
46
Ifyou dont like something change it 31 Establish a command center
47
Repurpose items for creative storage solutions
49
Use labels to know what goes where
50
Use rolling plastic drawer units
85
Implement a weekly cleaning schedule
86
Create a Housekeeping Mission Statement
88
Have a handy library basket
89
Limit your family to two towels and two sets 70 Use space bags
90
Create a to file basket
92
Use pizza boxes for scrapbook paper or childrens artwork
94
Use visual cues to eliminate clutter
95

Color code the kids
51
Do a tenminute tidy every night before bed
52
Mark expiration dates on makeup
53
Keep flat surfaces clear
54
Work together with a friend for inspiration and motivation
55
Dont keep outofseason clothes in prime 40 Purge clothing at the end of the season real estate space
56
Learn these eleven tips for parting with your clothes
57
Use the one in one out rule
61
Keep toy sets together in specific rooms
62
Use toy boxes only for large items
63
Schedule regular toy cleanouts
64
Toss your junk mail right away
65
Utilize notebooks and lists
66
Set your daily top three todos
67
Dont look up
68
Ifyou havent used something in a year get rid of it
69
If it doesnt fit the vision for the space get rid of it
70
Keep a wastebasket in every room
71
Cut the knickknacks out
72
Set your own clutter standards
73
Store stuffwhere you use it
74
Use memory binders or totes to organize 57 Do not keep more than three months backlog kids keepsakes
75
Keep manuals with the receipt stapled to them of magazine articles
76
Pack activity bags
77
Keep your vehicle stocked with essentials
80
Use a purse organizer or clear bags to organize 62 Embrace Plan B and let go ofperfectionism
81
Keep projects in progress under control
83
Disguise your storage
84
Install closet organizers
97
Create a binder and online folder for recipes
98
Use drawer dividers
99
Designate a charging station
100
Make a jewelry organizer
101
Think about your habits
102
Label the lids of spices
103
no food in bedrooms
104
Use a system to organize kid clothes
106
Tackle small tasks to get big results
107
Regularly go through the medicine cabinet 86 Stop sorting your laundry
108
Organize coupons
110
Streamline kitchen utensils
111
Organize your pantry
112
Create an email folder system
113
Cut the clutter in your bedroom and create 92 Invite company over as motivation
114
Use binder clips for cables
115
Use Command Hooks to save space
116
Keep toothbrushes organized
117
Use camera bags for video games
118
Dont put it off until later
119
Organize your entryway 121 Focus
122
Organize while watching TV
123
Use multitasking wisely
125
Epilogue
126
Photo credits
127
About the author
128
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Laura Wittmann runs the popular website Orgjunkie.com and is a self-proclaimed organizing freak.

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