12 tips for a more organized home

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:47:27 PM. Don't wait for the obligatory New Year's resolutions to de-clutter your home. Get organized in a way that saves space, has style, and keeps you sane. Ten tips from the editors of Remodelista.com, who've published a new book, 'Remodelista: The Organized Home.' 
If a one-day spring cleaning doesn't cut it when it comes to cutting through your clutter, take a look at the new book "Remodelista: The Organized Home," by Julie Carlson and Margo Garalnick. Carlson founded remodelista.com -- a website loaded with information about home remodeling and decorating projects -- with three friends in 2007. She's editor in chief of the site and paired up with Guralnick, her achitecture and interiors editor, for the book. The two urge the rest of us to think of home-organizing as part of an every-day routine to be done with style -- not some soul-less cluster of see-through containers. Their upfront advice is, first, to buy fewer -- but better -- things. Focus on quality, things made of sustainable natural materials Broken down room by room, "Remodelista" will help you organize every surface within reach. Here are 10 great tips.  First, start new habits such as making your bed every day, hanging up your coat in a closet or keeping keys in a designated spot. Do it every time and you won't see piles of things to do everywhere you turn. If you love shoes as much as I do, give them some love. Sure, sneakers can be tossed into a basket, but other shoes should be Kept in neat cubbies, a storage bench or on nicely arranged racks for easy selection. This works in a mud room or your closet. It will keep you from tripping over them, and it might just keep them out of your dog's mouth. If you simply cannot live without a junk drawer, at least...Read more
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