• Clean out cleaning products

All you need to handle most household messes is dish washing liquid, dish washing detergents (though you shouldn’t store the powder or tablet versions too near moisture sources like pipes), furniture polish and one of each of these cleaners: floor, window, abrasive and all purpose. Then cut hunting time by installing a pullout drawer.

  • Save only so many bags

Stop hoarding plastic shopping sacks when they cease to fit into a designated dispenser. Or read about a green alternative.

  • Relocate rarely needed extras

Trust us, those rolls of shelf paper will be better off labeled and stashed in a roomier nook elsewhere.