9 Decluttering Secrets From Professional Organizers
Nine smart strategies spotted in (and stolen from) the houses of expert clutter-busters. Chalk it up to experience—they really work.
A Tidy Tub of Summer
Whatever the season, head-out-the-door essentials tend to congregate right where clutter is already at its peak—in the entry.
Design blogger Benita Larsson, who lives in Stockholm, had the notion to divvy up a galvanized tub into discrete compartments
(using “walls” of foam core) for all the unfindables. In summer: sunscreen, goggles, and bug spray; in winter: mittens, gloves,
and hats. Zippered nylon pouches offer grab-and-go convenience for different activities.
To buy: Galvanized washtub (18 by 9 inches), $15, mainstsupply.com. Nylon zipper bags, $12 to $16 for an assorted set of three, baggu.com.