Blips&Blurbs Tips to Cutting
Down On Clutter
GO ROOM BY ROOM
Cleaning up cluttered homes can seem like a
monumental eff ort when looking at clutter as
a whole. Choose a starting point and tackle the
project one room at a time. Find the room that
needs the most work or a space where clutter
causes the biggest headaches. Once you clean
such rooms, you may discover extra motivation
to move on to the others.
TAME THE TOYS RESIST THE URGE TO WANDER
When organizing a home, stay in a
particular room until that room is
clean. Have designated bins or bags
for items that need to be carried
into another room, but only
transfer such containers aft er
a room has been cleaned.
Toys that are easily accessible and seen are
easier to fi nd and put away. Develop a storage
system that works for your family. Labeling bins
with words (or pictures for children who can’t
yet read) helps children identify where things
belong. Find a system that will have longterm
functionality and grow with the family.
Many stores sell storage bookcases that blend
with home décor.
DEVELOP A STORAGE SYSTEM
new toys on
existing toys prior to these events
and sort out the broken, old or seldom-used
items. Donate these toys to preschools,
aft erschool programs, family support centers,
or babysitting centers at your offi ce or
gym. Whatever can’t be salvaged should be
put into the trash or recycling bins.
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