Getting Organized: Reduce the Clutter

Organized HouseSimplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo DaVinci

In the third installment of our series on organization, we’re going to look at reducing clutter in our homes. I’d wager that most of us struggle with this, especially those of us with kids!  Clutter in our homes often equals clutter in our minds…it’s hard to feel peace or even remotely in control of life when our homes are cluttered and messy.

But take heart – there is hope for that kitchen counter, entryway, or play area! We scoured Pinterest for the best organization blogs and posts, and bring you our favorites:

Reduce Clutter to Improve Your Happiness

Storage and Organization for a Small Home

10 Foolproof Ways to Reduce Clutter

How to Reduce Clutter to Reduce Stress

One of the best organizational tips we’ve come across in the past year has been the Kitchen Command Center. Most of us already have one cabinet or drawer that is essentially is “junk” cabinet – where all the miscellany of our lives end up, mailers and catalogs, bills, coupons, receipts, etc.This inspiring blog shows how to organize it into a spot where everything has a place. No more lost receipts, misplaced coupons, or piles of unopened mail. You can use inexpensive baskets and containers you already have, but pretty containers would make the space even more special!

What organizational ideas have worked best for you? We’d love to hear them! Put your thoughts in the comments section!

Also, see our Reduce the Clutter Pinterest board for more ideas…