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5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Professional organizer Barbara Reich transforms these spaces from sloppy to serene

When your house needs a purge, professional organizer Barbara Reich knows the answer to that most crushing question: Where on earth to begin? Here are five common trouble spots to tackle.

The Kitchen

Before

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

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Adding shelves in cabinets and inserts in drawers increased storage space dramatically. Also, stacking similar items maximizes space inside the cabinets.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Barbara Reich

The Pantry

Before

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

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The key to organizing this pantry was discarding all expired foods and grouping similar items together. Clear canisters and pantry bins make foods easy to find.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Barbara Reich

The Kitchen Drawer

Before

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

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An expandable bamboo drawer insert replaced chaos with order. Now, knives are together, spatulas are together and serving pieces are together.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Barbara Reich

Bathroom Linen Closet

Before

 

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

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The depth of the closet had made it a catchall for trash and treasures. Plastic, stackable drawers bring order to toiletries.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Barbara Reich

Family Room

Before

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Barbara Reich

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This corner was overrun with office supplies and a printer. Moving these to a new office nook in the bedroom allowed the family to reclaim this space for relaxation.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Barbara Reich

Barbara Reich is a professional organizer at Resourceful Consultants, LLC

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