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MESS: A state of disarray, especially a condition of untidy confusion; an embarrassing situation or muddle; a dirty or disagreeable concoction; a hodgepodge; a confused, unkempt, or offensive condition. Or, according to your mother in-law, the sum total of who and what you are, as in, “Good Lord, you’re a mess ... just look at this house!” Solutions here!

Check out our handy Home Organization Guide

Using Space -- Make better use of shelf and cabinet space. Here's how:

How to Reduce Clutter

Some Basics:

How to De-Clutter (and Organize) Anything ... from A to Z:

-A-

-B-

-C-

-D-

-E-

-F-

-G-

-H-

-I-

-J-

-K- (K- Z, coming soon!)

  • Keys
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Knickknacks

-L-

  • Lamps
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Love Letters
  • Lumber

-M-

  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Makeup (see Bathroom Clutter, Cosmetics)
  • Maps
  • Memorabilia

-N-

  • National Geographic
  • Newspapers
  • Notes

-O-

  • Office Supplies

-P-

  • Packing Materials
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Papers
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Pet Paraphernalia
  • Phone Numbers
  • Photographs
  • Plaques (see Souvenirs, Trophies)
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Pots and Pans
  • Purse (see Handbags)

-R-

  • Recipes
  • Rocks

-S-

  • Salt and Pepper Sets
  • School Papers (see College Papers, Children—Papers)
  • Sewing Supplies
  • Shoes and Boots
  • Shopping Bags
  • Socks and Stockings
  • Souvenirs
  • Spices
  • Sports Equipment
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Suitcases

-T-

  • Ties
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Trays (see Pots and Pans)
  • Trophies

-U-

  • Uniforms

-V-

  • Vacuum Cleaner; Attachments
  • Vases
  • Videotapes, CDs, DVDs

-W-

  • Wallets
  • Wine
  • Wives

Clutterbusters to Live By (coming soon!)

It’s Your Turn: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions (coming soon!)

Storage: Clutter Containers (coming soon!)

Recycling Your Clutter Cast-Offs (coming soon!)

Resource Helpline (coming soon!)

Low-Maintenance Living

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DIS-OR-DER: The situation characterized by disarrangement; hence, inattention or neglect of orderliness. Or, that mess you’ve got all over the place.

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