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.
Whether you’re looking to serve up drinks poolside, add some tasteful décor to a tabletop, or simply contain clutter on your countertops, here are eight great options.
Toys Tamed and Tagged
Playthings have a will of their own; they can’t stay pristine and still be fun. But Brooklyn-based lifestyle author Katie
Brown contains—and camouflages—some of the chaos by stocking shelves with opaque containers labeled with graphic photos of
what’s inside. When it’s time to swap out the Thomas trains for the Transformers, just update your shots. The nostalgic borders
on the photos opposite come from the Polaroid GL10 portable printer—a breeze to use, because it can receive images wirelessly
from your smartphone.
To buy: Hancock Clover bookcase, $199, cb2.com. Play Kit plastic toy bins with wooden lids, $28.50 each, pkolino.com. Medium open canvas bins, $10 each, containerstore.com. Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile printer (not shown), $110, amazon.com.