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Clutter Control in 10 Steps


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Whether you have a basic cabinet or a floor-to-ceiling entertainment extravaganza, designate a drawer or bin for those video games, DVDs and CDs that get the most play, says Stephanie Vozza, author of The Five-Minute Mom's Club (Franklin Green). Sell the rest (try ebay.com) or recycle for free at a Best Buy store. Corral remotes in an open box or attach them to the inside of a cabinet door with adhesive Velcro, suggests Lorie Marrero, author of The Clutter Diet (Reason Press). Put the fuzzy, not the sticky, Velcro side on remotes so they don't catch on furniture and clothes. Feed cords—and label each one so you know which device it connects with—through the hole in the back of the cabinet or bundle them with clips to prevent tangles.

Tip: To cut back on clutter in the future, consider streaming music and using movies-on-demand.

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