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Tackle disorganized areas of your home

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If the clutter in your house is driving you crazy, start small with these tips for tackling the areas that tend to collect the most dirt and clutter.

1. Purge your refrigerator weekly.
The day prior to garbage collection, clean out your fridge of all leftovers and expired foods, and wipe down the shelves to prevent stickiness and mold from leaking containers.

2. Add order to kitchen cupboards.
When organizing cabinets, place everyday items such as cups and dishes in easily accessible cupboards, and store things that you use less frequently, like fine china, on the harder-to-reach shelves.

3. Categorize your pantry.
Store your food by category, such as breakfast or baking, with the items that are most-used placed front and center. If you have kids, set up a snack zone, so they don’t rifle through other shelves.

4. Organize the junk drawer.

Eighty percent of Americans report that they have at least one junk drawer in their home, but the average household actually has three of these catch-all drawers.To wrangle this chaotic space, install bins or trays to keep similar contents together and make it easy to see what’s actually in there.

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