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Organizing your home

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Dustin Wax has some good tips on getting organized. He prefaces the tips with this observation:

The modern home is far bigger than the home of just 30 years ago – and far more cluttered! How can that happen? Basically, our demand for stuff is outstripping our ability to buy space – no wonder self-storage is one of the leading growth industries in the United States.

Questions about runaway consumerism aside, what all this excess stuff means for most of us is more time spent maintaining our living spaces to keep some semblance of order in our lives. Most of us don’t want to spend our evenings and weekends – and more for work-at-home types – knee-deep in clutter, never sure where anything is, and constantly stepping over all those things that, for one reason or another, we just had to have.

We fight a constant battle against clutter around Chez Dustin. Besides my partner and I, there are her three children, all under 13. Plus, her brother and his two kids have been staying with us while he sorts out some family matters, forcing our usual border-skirmishes against clutter to escalate into an all-out war.

That’s why I asked you, our readers, to share some of your tips in one of the contests in the Great Big Summer Giveaway. I had a blast going through your tips, tricks, and advice for keeping the home organized, and today, I’m going to present the cream of the crop.

Read the tips.

Written by LeisureGuy

8 September 2008 at 9:30 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. I read Dustin’s article and he does have some great tips. The comments you mention here made me think of Jill Butler’s book Create the Space You Deserve. I think it’s important that living space be reflective of our personalities and while I really hate clutter, I do like being surrounded by the “things” that help to define who I am.

    Ruth

    10 September 2008 at 9:06 am


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