Get Organized for Good: Our Best Tips for a Tidy 2014

updated Feb 24, 2019
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Do you feel like you’re always surrounded by clutter? Maybe the rest of your house is under control, but your desk is exploding with old papers, or you have that one closet that you don’t like to go into. Or think about. A new year has just begun — and it’s not too late to resolve to make 2014 the year you finally get organized for good.

Amelia Meena is a professional organizer, and one area of clutter a lot of her clients struggle with is clothes. In this quick video, she shares her best tips for taming the wild beast that is your closet — and deciding which things to get rid of.

Even in the digital age, somehow you can still wind up with a lot of paper. If your desk (or anywhere else in your house) is being threatened by stacks of papers, Justin Klosky has a great idea for taking care of it.

We love books. But sometimes books can be clutter, too. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a critical look at your bookshelves, it might be time to pare down a little. In this vintage Cure video, Maxwell shares his wisdom for purging your bookshelves, and making room for new titles.

And once your home is lovely and minimal and decluttered, what’s the secret to keeping it that way? You’ve got to stop clutter where it comes in — right at the front door. You need a landing strip.

Thanks for watching, and happy organizing!