* Give every container a purpose- Designate each basket, bowl, drawer and shelf as the home for specific item. To get family members into the habit of putting everything in its place, use sticky notes as initial temporary reminders.
* Create a ” de-clutter jar ” – Break down massive task into jobs that can be finished in 30 minutes or less, write them on slips of paper and toss them in a jar. Then pick out a few chores to do on week-ends or rainy days.
* Donate, donate, donate – Keep large bins in each closet to make donating unwanted items second nature. Instead of holding onto out of date or ill fitting clothes, you can easily toss them into the bin and out of your life.