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The first rule of taming clutter is to get rid of as much of it as you can. I’m working on that part. (Seriously, four huge bags of good but unneeded stuff already dropped off at the thrift store!) I have a problem with hanging on to too many things, but when you purge it feels amazingly good. Of course I’m also a DIY’er, which means supplies everywhere. Proper storage can keep you from re-buying something you already have. (Says the girl with ten bottles of blue satin paint…)
A rolling cart can be used for a lot of things, but my personal favorite is storing craft paint-upside down-on the top shelf. It makes it easy to see every color at a glance. So long, ten bottles of blue satin craft paint!
This washi tape organizer is one of my favorite purchases. It holds my extensive washi collection in one easy to view place. (See, it’s all about being able to easily see what you have…not stuffing it in a drawer.)
Nothing beats a desk carousel for keeping your pens, pencils and markers organized, yet close at hand. It take a fair amount of desktop real estate, but it holds a ton. So if you have a ton of pens and pencils, it’s definitely worth the space. (See how I glammed mine up.)
Get your socks and undies under control with honeycomb drawer inserts. Of course these in-drawer organizers can make it easy to tame all sorts of things beyond the lingerie drawer.
Never underestimate the power of a label maker to be life changing. Label your bins and your boxes and your cords and know that everything has a well organized place to be live when it’s not in use. Seriously, label your cords…you can thank me later.
Scoff if you will, but using the “does it spark joy” test helps me purge like nobody’s business. I’ve got a ways to go, but dammit, I will master this one day.