Overstuffed Storage? Ideas & Tips to Lessen the Stress

Overstuffed Storage? Ideas & Tips to Lessen the Stress

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Janel Laban
Mar 16, 2015
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During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, solving one problem at a time. Today, we're here to provide a little relief to your crowded cabinets, cupboards and closets. That's right: good tips on how to lighten the mental AND physical load of your storage spaces....

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Before we all start shoving our winter blankets and coats into a forgotten corner, here are a few tips and tricks for storing those off season items.

→Tips & Tricks for Smart Storage of Off Season Items

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Ahhh, the mysterious allure of the big box store. Everything's so big that after a while of cruising the aisles with your double-wide cart, it all starts to look so, well, normal sized. Until you try to cram all those extra large helpings of household items into your super-small pantry, that is. Don't want to store your apocalypse-worthy stash of paper towels under the bed forever? Read on for a friendly reality check.

→Store It At the Store: How to Curtail Your Urge to Stock Up

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Like many things that tend to come in sets, towels, bed linens, and cloths never seem to come in the right-for-me quantity. I've got stacks of washcloths that I never use, while I have to frequently wash kitchen towels since I seem to never have enough. I've decided: it's time to tailor my linens to my behavior, so that the inefficiency comes to an end. Some things to consider when you're going through your current stock of linens or when you're going to buy new ones:

→Clutter Cutter: 5 Tips for Storing Only the Linens You Need

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So you love to craft but don't think you have enough room in your home to store the necessary supplies? Even if you don't have an entire room dedicated to craft, it doesn't mean you can't make room for the hobbies and activities that bring you creative joy. Of course it's not just a lack of space that can be a hinderance to crafting in a small space, it's keeping it all organized, too (which as we know, messes seem to crop up even more in a small space).

→5 Craft Storage Secrets for Small Homes

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The bathroom is the smallest room in the house, yet stores the most varied collection of stuff. How do you fit everything in and keep it from getting cluttered? Here are 10 creative storage solutions from our archives and around the web.

→10 Small Space Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

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Drawers and cabinets are some of the most valuable real estate in a home, and every inch counts. It can be a challenge to keep everything organized, tidy, and easily accessible, all while using the space to the fullest, but here are 10 products that can help you win that battle.

Space Savers: Products to Help Maximize Cabinet & Drawer Storage Space

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