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01.21.2002

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fight the chaos
organizing your living space
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6 Store away out-of-season clothes There are two good reasons to keep your in-season clothes separate from your out-of-season clothes. The first is that you probably donít have an infinite amount of closet and dresser space. The second is that by forcing yourself to do the twice yearly winter-to-summer, summer-to-winter clothing rotation, youíll be far more likely to get rid of all that never-to-be-worn-again clothing.

keeping the clutter away
So youíve tossed out the useless crap? Found the perfect place to stash away all the essentials? Great, youíve taken some important steps towards gaining control of your clutter. The most important thing now is to make sure you continue the clutter patrol. 

Keep tossing the junk and organizing the essential as it finds its way into your now tidy nest. If you're the procrastinating sort -- and I know I certainly am -- make a schedule for yourself (Friday recycling day, Saturday laundry and ironing day, Sunday cleaning day), or a household to-do list if you prefer (personally, I take a certain pleasure  in being able to check off the chores as I accomplish them. It's totally anal-retentive, yes. But oddly satisfying nonetheless). Make a point to weed once a season, or at least once a year. And when you take something out of storage, remember to put it back in its place after youíre done using it. Be vigilant, because disorder ... itís always lurking around the corner. Clean up a little at a time, but often, and you can easily keep the chaos at bay.

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