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Cut the Clutter

De-cluttering wisdom we come across while researching options to reduce and refuse new stuff - Free up space for what really matters.

Stop junk mail with PaperKarma, a free app that'll detach you from unwanted mail, saving trees, money, carbon, and your time.

Stop Junk Mail With PaperKarma

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The 1-minute de-clutter trick. Try it.

CDs and DVDs can be recycled at Best Buy. If you're worried about the data on them, just scratch them up! Read the adventures of An Exacting Life and how they found this easy waste solution.

Have a few too many ornaments hanging around? Make a vintage ornament wreath.

recycled vintage ornament wreath DIY | Close2myArt

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Test tubes can make excellent storage for small beads and buttons.

Turn cereal boxes into pretty drawer organizers.

The Stonybrook House: Messy Desk Dilema {DIY Drawer Organizer}

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Bobby pins on a magnetic strip in a drawer. Smart.

Label your glass drink bottles to store your everyday items.

Upcycled Glass Soda Bottles

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At Nefotlak there's a tutorial for a hair station/organizer made of jars and knobs.

nefotlak.: goob's room - upcycled jar hair station

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Family Handyman uses scrap wood for all sorts of hanging brackets.

Garage Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

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Looking for ideas to organize your growing craft supplies? Better Homes has some inspiration for you.

Quick and Clever Ideas for Organizing Crafts Supplies

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Repurpose cereal boxes into desk organizers.

Two tall bookshelves on their sides make great benches with built-in storage underneath.

IHeart Organizing: Playroom Progress: A Bunch of Baskets!

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Can't remember what's in your drawers? Glue some on the outside as a reminder.

Here's a tutorial for upcycling an old shutter into a pin board organizer.

An old spice rack can make a lovely button storage shelf for the craft room.

  • Monica Bostich

    I'm going to use this same idea, but next to my desk for little things like paper clips, thumbtacks, mechanical pencil leads, etc. Whatever will fit!

  • Trash Backwards

    Great idea, Monica!