Hardworking multi-purpose areas like the family room benefit from a core principle of clutter control: containment.
Heading clutter into containers makes sense in a shared space like the family room. Using open containers to group and store stray objects keeps order in a busy space.
Consider ideas for clutter containment today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.
Store infrequently-used kitchen items--such as a canning kettle, turkey platter or bread machine--outside the kitchen. Devote a single area in basement, garage or attic to outsource kitchen storage, so you'll know where to go to find needed items. Keep a working kitchen lean and organized!