Brooke Schoenman, Author at Decluttering School

How to Keep Your Storage Spaces More Organized

Organizing your home storage spaces, like attics, basements, closets and garages, comes down to some simple tips and tricks!

As much as one can declutter, there will always be a need for good storage space in the home. Closets, basements, attics, and garages all have their purpose, whether it be to house sporting equipment, holiday supplies, or your bulky winter clothes.

If left unchecked, storage spaces like these have a knack for getting out of hand. The key to keeping them under control is to implement some simple organization tactics.

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Declutter or Organize: Which comes first? (And can you do them at the same time?)

“You cannot organize your way out of clutter.” – Sarah Mueller

It’s true that you might free up a tiny bit of space and sanity by organizing a lot of stuff (aka clutter). However, you probably won’t see great results if you’re not tackling the decluttering part of this particular equation first.

But is it always that way? Should you declutter first before organizing your home, or is there a better way?

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12 Tricks for keeping your living room from looking like a disaster area!

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After you’ve done the hard work of decluttering and organizing your living room, you’ll want to make sure you maintain that fresh, clean and tidy feel.

However, being the living room, that by definition makes it seemingly impossible to do. Without a good system in place, it can easily go from clean and organized to something that resembles a disaster area!

Use these tips and tricks to keep your living room tidy without needing a lot of time or causing a lot of stress.

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A Simple Living Room Organization Checklist

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When it comes to living room organization, it’s not just about keeping it clutter-free and tidy – it’s about making sure the room is practical and useful as well.

After all, the living room is the space in the home where all family members congregate and spend real time together. It’s bound to be messy and disorganized from time to time.

We put together a quick living room organization checklist to help you make your living space the best it can be!

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5 reasons to declutter your collections + 7 questions that make it possible

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Do you find yourself acquiring a lot of one type of item?

Adding another item to your collection might feel like a valid reason for adding more stuff to your home, but those collections and collectibles have the uncanny ability to spill out into the home’s living space, creating a big source of clutter!

Here are our best tips for how to declutter collections.

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When to Hire a Professional Decluttering Coach: 4 Situations That Make Sense

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Does the idea of hiring a professional decluttering coach feel funny to you?

Hiring a one-on-one coach might not be for everyone, but chances are that if you’re reading this post right now, you have clutter in your home that you are trying to manage.

And for that, we definitely see the benefits of looking for outside help. There’s a lot that a decluttering coach can do for you that you can’t do alone, after all!

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