By Real Simple
Updated December 28, 2010
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An organized closet
Plastic boxes are shorter and trimmer than standard shoe boxes, so they stack compactly on the shelf. And because they’re clear, you can easily find what you need. (Don’t let your old shoe boxes go to waste, though. Put them to work as drawer dividers.)
| Credit: Frances Janisch

Find two things you haven’t touched in a few seasons. Are they clean? In good condition? Set them aside to donate. When you’ve filled a bag, put it by the door so you make sure you actually it give away.