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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dr. D. Clutter's™ Ten Easy, Quick and Cheap Ideas

1. To save valuable shelf or table space, store family pictures online instead of using photo albums. The pictures will be easily accessible, ready to share in an email or printed as needed.

2. Place multiple trash bags in each trashcan. That way, when you remove one, you'll always have another bag available.

3. Reuse plastic bags to take out daily trash and for recycling. Just don't accumulate more than you can reasonably use!!

4. Use sturdy cardboard, cut to size, as a drawer organizer to separate socks, underwear and other small items. They are cheaper than the pre-made variety and are easily customizable.

5. When is a plastic shoebox not a shoebox? When it's used to hold plastic tableware, condiment packages or other small items. Use the clear boxes so you can easily see the contents.

6. Need to cover bowls in your refrigerator or at an outdoor function? Use new, plastic caps with the elastic band that are normally used as shower caps. They can be purchased in bulk, come in multiple colors, and are very cost effective. What's also important and helpful is that they are easier to track down than those elusive plastic tops.

7. Another use for those caps? Dust repellant covers. Place them over small baskets full of your travel-sized bottles in your bathroom. If the dust settles-simply throw the cap away and replace.

8. Love magazines, but hate the clutter? Cut or tear out your favorite story or picture and scan it onto your computer.

9. Having trouble finding the proper socks? To save time, after washing, place socks in the shoes you'll wear. This is especially helpful for gym shoes.

10. Use Velcro for a temporary "hold" when a needle and thread is not available.

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