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Corner The Clutter




When my house gets messy and it starts to feel overwhelming, I don't try to clean it perfectly right away. I designate one corner of a room (or big laundry basket) to hold all the bits and pieces that need to be put somewhere else, and clean the rest of the room. It saves a lot of running around the house in circles putting things away and makes "most" of the room feel organized quickly. Then I can deal with the pile of stuff more easily.

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  • This is a good idea. Thanks - by KAYAK-A-MANIAC
  • This will work great for when my children aren't sure where something goes. - by DESNOTSOTINY
  • This is a great idea. I will try that with the kids room instead of throwing all of it away. Thanks. - by CMAZE8
  • The laundry basket idea sounds great. That or a box will hold stuff that "belongs elsewhere" while you straighten. - by TRESA7

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