how to organize your home

It seems as if most homes aren't built with enough places to hold our growing piles of belongings. If you've ever sat down to pay bills at a cluttered desk or frantically searched for a sweater in a bulging closet, you know how frustrating it can be to have too little space for the things you use.

But even if you could snap your fingers and make another closet appear, more space isn't the answer. Without a system of organization, even the largest home would fill up over time. By finding ways to keep clutter in check, you'll free up more time and space to enjoy the things you have.

The stories below can help you get started toward a more organized home and family life.

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