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.
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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

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

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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.

Grrr, CDs Burn Me Up!

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

recycled vintage ornament wreath DIY | Close2myArt

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

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Denim fabric baskets are easy and will help you organize.

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Create a magnetic bulletin board using an old headboard and galvanized metal.

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Turn cereal boxes into pretty drawer organizers.

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

Store your cables in old CD spindles.

Reusing old optical disc spindles for cable storage

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

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Label your glass drink bottles to store your everyday items.

Upcycled Glass Soda Bottles

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

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

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

Garage Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

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

Quick and Clever Ideas for Organizing Crafts Supplies

Repurpose cereal boxes into desk organizers.

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Even boxes for copy paper can be prettied up for storage.

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Clever reuse and storage bin ideas for the garage.

Hardware Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

Use a plate stand as an organizer to free-up space on the bathroom counter.

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

IHeart Organizing: Playroom Progress: A Bunch of Baskets!

Dish drainers can make great office organizers.

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

Art Supplies Chest

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

Giddy Greetings: DIY Upcycle An Old Shutter

Gallon milk jugs make nifty small toy holders and promote easy pick-up for busy Earthlings.

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

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Repurpose a shoe box so it tames your cords for charging.

Crafts and Projects for Storage Solutions