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.
Tapping tiny slices of time can make an oversized contribution to clearing the to-do list. Grab small increments of waiting time to knock off small must-do items. Fold laundry during television commercials or address a greeting card while waiting to leave for an event.