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A Room-by-Room Makeover for an Organized Home

Classic trouble zones (closets, garage, playroom) get necessary transformations with clutter-busting solutions. 

Organized and clean playroom
Jonny Valiant

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“This should be a play space, not a storage space,” says Chip. He advises parents to devote real estate to the top-10 large playthings and move less popular items into a closet, rotating as needed. The floor is clear, and chalkboard walls are accessible for kid graffiti.

To buy: St. Lucia Skies 781 chalkboard paint, $22 a quart, for stores. Indigo Paddle Stripe cotton dhurrie, $395, Young House Love Metal Strap drum pendant, $99, for info. The Elwood table, $299,; Little Felix chairs, $69 each,; and Magnificent Metal letters, $34 each, Madison bookcase (against left wall), $89, Cubeicals fabric drawers, $7.50 each,