De-Clutter Your Home

February 19, 2015 Updated: February 19, 2015

When the topic of storage comes up, I am reminded of the hilarious skit by the late George Carlin who joked about the “stuff” we accumulate, and how no matter how much of it we get rid of, we end up replacing it with “other stuff.” A very funny comedy routine, but not so funny when you consider that your stuff can overrun your daily lifestyle.

The following are some storage solutions that help keep clutter down to a minimum.

Installing shelves and drawers under a staircase is genius. Whether it’s a mountain of shoes, books, or toys you’re wanting to organize, a multi-functional staircase is the perfect storage solution. (www.lynndonaldson.ca)

Our daily essentials can create clutter. Even our keys can create a mess on a table. Planq Studio came up with a fantastic solution. Simply hang a print on a hinge and hide your keys behind it. (www.planqstudio.com)

A “secret doorway” hidden behind a bookcase is a fabulous way to add valuable shelf space. The key element in this project is the use of a high-quality mechanism that easily allows you to swing the heavy bookcase with the pull of a finger. (www.evelyneshun.com)

A do-it-yourself wood closet organizer kit called “Closet-in-a-Box” is the perfect solution for homeowners looking to put order back in their lives. They are easy to install, come in a variety of finishes, and help keep things neat and tidy. (www.johnlouishome.ca)

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