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Clean Up The Clutter: Spices, Manuals & More!

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Jessica
05.10.12

Today is National Clean Your Room Day! Perhaps you questioned the point of cleaning your room when you were a kid, but surely you understand the perks of an organized and harmonious home now. The only difference is, these days you’re responsible for a lot more than just one room. From kitchen cabinets to closets, here are four tips on how to organize the most common items that cause clutter.

Spices – Over the years, your kitchen has accumulated some cumin here and some cinnamon there. Now you have three jars of bay leaves and not even a pinch of paprika. If this sounds like you, consider re-organizing your spices and sauces. For more food organization tips, read: Kitchen Organization Tips For Foodies.

Owner’s Manuals – Any clue where you put the owner’s manual for your fridge? Do you have an unidentified pile of papers from the last homeowners? We can fix that. BrightNest just launched a new feature called the Homefolio. You enter the brand and model for any appliance and we will find and store your owner’s manual within 48 hours. Plus, store paint colors, phone numbers and more. It’s all free. Sign up now to check it out: BrightNest.

Electric Cords – Has the space behind your desk or entertainment center turned into a certified rat’s nest? Other than the chance you’ll trip, tangled cords can create electrical safety hazards. Try one of these easy and inexpensive cord organization ideas: Keep Your Cords Organization With This Clever DIY Tip.

 

Belts & Shoes – Where is your favorite belt? And those red heels you haven’t worn in two years? With every new purchase, your closet gets a little more cramped. Keep it organized and clutter-free with a few quick changes like a pegboard or a shoe rack.

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