The top 5 clutter hot spots and how to clear the chaos

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Everyone deals with clutter, but it seems like every home has its own unique “clutter hot spots” where the clutter starts to turn into chaos. In my house, it’s a toss up between the storage cabinet in the living room, and the dining table in the kitchen. Though I guess it would be more appropriate to say that BOTH are the most cluttered, because the homeless items that gather on my dining table are often shoved unceremoniously into the living room cabinet. But not by me, of course… 😉

When I’ve had it up to here with clutter, which happens a couple of times a year, I focus on our “clutter hot spots,” like the dining table and living room cabinet, rather than trying to tackle the whole house. De-cluttering my entire house sounds daunting to the point of being impossible, but addressing a handful of areas feels like a much more manageable goal. It’s a system that works for me, and I thought it might work for you, too! So I’ve put together a list of 5 common hot spots for clutter, and a few tips and tricks for controlling the chaos in each area.

If you have a great tip for getting organized and controlling clutter around the house, I’d love to hear about it! Share it in the comments below, and you and your comment could be featured in a future blog post!

1. Dresser Drawers

Take a look in your dresser and determine what the problem is. Not enough room for socks? Move them! Put them in a different drawer, or move them to a basket or shelf somewhere else. Blouses won’t stay folded? Hang them up instead. Try out a few different arrangements of your drawer’s contents to find the right one for you, and resolve to tidy things up a bit each time you put away.

Sometimes the solution to cluttered drawers is as simple as finding a better method for folding and stacking your clothes!

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