Room-by-Room Organizing

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.

Candles, matches, and lighter organized in a drawer
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All-of-a-Kind Drawer

Candles are just one example of the type of where-are-they-when-you-need-’em items that you end up rebuying all too often. Benita Larsson keeps track by corralling like items with a grid of interlocking inserts tailored to the contents—whether that’s candles, batteries, or cosmetics. For best results, bring along sample contents and drawer dimensions when you shop.

To buy: Rubbermaid interlocking plastic drawer organizers, $2 to $3.50 each, containerstore.com.

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