15 Ways to De-Clutter Your Life

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Clutter Cures 9-12

9. In the Habit
My secret for a clutter-free car? I've trained myself to scan the front and back seats after every trip and take anything that needs to be thrown in the garbage or put away in the house. I deal with it right away so things don't pile up.
-- Beth Zeigler, Los Angeles, California

10. Extra Set of Eyes
I bought a bunch of inexpensive reading glasses and keep a pair on my night table, on my desk, and in the kitchen and living room -- even the bathroom. I've saved so much time by not having to hunt for my specs!
-- Veronica M. Mayo, Bellevue, Washington

11. A Place for Everything
I use every container I have as an organizing tool: The kids' beach buckets are perfect for holding Legos and other small toys. The bamboo steamer in my kitchen, which I rarely use, is a great place for my keys, wallet, and other things that might end up on the counter. I found an old shoe holder and put it in the hall closet to organize our gloves, mittens, and scarves. This really has made my house clutter-free.
-- Amie Crouch, Denver, Colorado

12. Laundry Lineup
Instead of folding my T-shirts once, I fold twice and line them up one behind the other in my drawer. It's easier to see what I've got and neater than rummaging through a whole pile of folded shirts.
-- Lauren Halagarda, Alexandria, Virginia

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