The Nest brings you tips on how to tame the clutter in your home.
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How to Tame Home Clutter Thinking about minimizing your mess? Makeover key areas where clutter is likely to collect; the entryway, garage, linen closet, home office. All of these spaces attract clutter, but with a few simple suggestions, you can reclaim your space. The entryway may be the most traffic area of the home. A cotton rug collects the dirt and water trapped in by shoes and paws. Work the wall. Everyday items are easy to reach with hooks for your purse, jacket and doggie leash. Just above the hooks, open shelves store out of season gear and things you don’t need on a daily basis. When you take off your shoes, sit on a bench lined with a comfortable cushion. We like this bright one. Install your footwear beneath you in the open cabbies. Next to the door, organize umbrellas on a sleek stand. Minimize mail clutter from piling up by utilizing a bright carry-all inside the entryway bench. A small bed with a graphic print provides an attractive and comfy spot for Phyto after long walks. These simple suggestions can transform your entry way into an attractive area. You’ll be happy to come home to. Another entry to your home, the garage often houses the eclectic items from gardening tools to sports gear. Consider organizing these objects in a few easy ways. A basic pegboard here painted in Benjamin Moore’s Sullivan green stands out against the fresh white walls. Depending on what you need to store, a variety of hooks can be affix to the pegboard to hang a range of items from a lever or a shovel to extension cords and the garden hose. Simple wide cubes from ClosetMaid hold everything from cleaning supplies to spare big cans stored for future touch ups. Super sturdy shelves can be easily mounted to the walls. This HyLoft shelves hold up to 400 pounds a piece and are ideal for storing sports equipment. Colorful locker baskets separate your athletic accessories from flippers to helmets. Another way to curb your clutter and create more walking space is to go vertical with a wall mounted bike rack. This leaves room for cherry red utility cart that stands ready to roll with gardening supplies stored on top and essential tools nestled on the bottom. With the garage in order, it’s time to turn to your linen closet. From top to bottom, your linen closet can be as swiftly made over in just a few simple steps. The top shelf usually a little hard to reach is bonus space. Consider using this to store bulky items like pillows. On the next shelf, the one in eye-level, place your most frequently used towels. Too many towels, avoid the mess by using shelf dividers that preserved your towers of towels. Bedding basics belong together. Combine on one shelf. It’s easy to choose which set you want every time you open the closet. But consider breaking the set rule when it comes to table linens on the next shelf. Separating cloth napkins, runners and tablecloths by style in small bins makes it easy to find what you need. At your feet, stash the seasonal items like heavy wool throws and flannel sheets. With your linen closet decluttered—makeover of your home office. Eliminate unused space with desks that face each other for you and your partner. Colorful accessories that also contain clutter can delineate what belongs to each of you. Here we have green for him and grey for her. But there’s no need to share everything when you can each have your own hi-fi highlight which combines lighting and stereo in one functional piece. As silver mess basket ladder creates immediate storage and as stylish and functional addition to your wall. Don’t lose track of time while you’re working. This mounted wall clock not only keeps you on schedule but it swings open for hidden storage. Slide file cabinets under the desk, files are at your fingertips and saving space. Using these simple suggestions you can eliminate your clutter and take back your space. For more easy organizing ideas, go to the Nest.com/mess.