The 12 Best Clutter Cures
Be a crafting genius. Finally, a spot for beads, sequins, and all that other rainy-day lifesaving stuff. Now somebody pass the googly eyes, please!
Separate your nuts and bolts. And nails. And screws. Or, if you have furniture you assembled yourself, organize containers by item (coffee table, bedroom armoire, etc.) in case they need a quick fix.
A simpler, happier office. Get rid of the separate boxes of pushpins, rubber bands, labels, paper clips — doesn't a clean desk feel so nice?
It's tea time! You know when you're at a restaurant and the waiter shows you all the pretty tea packets, so nicely lined up? Well, here you go. (It works for kids' drink mixes too.)
No more hairy mess. Keep rollers, clips, elastics, brushes, combs, and irons in one place, and we guarantee you'll never search the whole house for a hair tie again.
Give costume jewels a home. Your good pearls deserve real estate in the jewelry box, but stash those fun li'l impulse buys here. Tip: Poke earring backs through the mesh to keep them paired up.
Got a chaotic closet? Dangle this tiered basket filled with your belts, scarves, and clutches. If your guy gets jealous, give him his own for baseball caps and ties.
Make space on the playroom floor. Use the big bottom basket to store chunky blocks, then fill the top tiers with other toy-box overflow.
Nothing says spring like an outdoor shindig. And that holds for your kid's birthday party too. Hang this by the patio and their (adorable) grubby hands can't snag the goodies before you're ready.
Yum, the barbecue's ready. And guess what? You don't have to run in and out of the house like Rosie from The Jetsons, grabbing napkins, utensils, and those little cob holders.