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How To Slim Down Your Home

A lot of people have lose weight on their resolutions list, for me organizing the house is always part of my new year. Maybe your house is in need of a diet of its own like mine.

Here are 5 great tips to keeping your closets, cabinets and shelves looking fit!

1.) Do your bathroom cabinets bulge a bit? Divide and conquer, clear it out first then section it off for example shaving, teeth, nails, bath.

Caddy and makeup bags for the small stuff, containers for the bulk items like cotton balls, baskets for towels and toilet paper, door rack for hair tools and a lazy Susan to bring bottles to the front.

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2.) Have an out of control pantry? Check out my own pantry makeover I did last year.

My Pantry Makeover

 

Container Store’s Elfa system another great source for adding to your current pantry or redoing it completely.

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3.) Kid’s Closets too full with too many things? A closet redo’ is probably in need. I redid my own daughters last year. When my kids were little. I would go through their clothes to figure out what to keep and donate. I would have a fashion show with them to show me what they have and liked, so what they didn’t want anymore or just didn’t fit. Keeping them entertained was the key. Make a game to have them help with this task.⁠ Check out how we did it here My Daughter’s Closet Makeover

 

4.) Have your drawers been eating too much junk? Those junk drawers can really be hard to tackle. Before it goes in the drawer think do you really need it? Throw it before putting it in if it has no real important use. And here are a few tips on how to keep them organized from the Container Store. I love their two-tiered system. How to organize a junk drawer.

 

5.) Are your bookcases too heavy? Here is my tip to lighten up your bookcase…

Picture frames, books, collectibles can take over most bookcases consider editing and paring down. Mix favorite items together to lighten up your bookcase. Not everything has to be shown. You can also change out during the year for the seasons. Check out my post Styling Your Bookcase is 5 Easy Steps. 

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Happy Everything! Karen

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