Beautiful Mess? Get Organized this Weekend!

From Oprah Winfrey’s website:

Peter Walsh’s 5 Ways to Declutter Your Home This Weekend

Dreading the big cabinet-and-closet cleanout? Peter Walsh suggests five fun, easy ways to lighten your load this weekend, with your family or a few friends—and do some good while you’re at it.

1. The Housewide Shoe Purge

Time Required: One Hour

Avoid an avalanche of shoes every time you open the closet and maybe even make room for a new pair.

Do It: How to decide what stays and what goes

2. The Two-Step Toy Tidy-Up

Time Required: Two Hours

Peter Walsh shows you how to tidy up those toys once and for all—with a little help from the kids.

Do It: Your playroom clean-up strategy

3. The Closet Declutter-fest for Couples

Time Required: Three Hours (Depending on your closet—and your partner)

If a shared closet has you and your partner divided, try Walsh’s no-stress strategy for eliminating bulk and creating harmony.

Do It: Clear out your closet this weekend

4. The Progressive declutter Party

Time Required: One Weekend Morning

Enlist your friends in your clean-up efforts with a “party” that will lighten your loads and leave you all a little better off.

Do It: Have your own declutter party

5. The Pantry Pare-Down

Time Required: 30 Minutes

Walsh offers his four quick tips to tame your overstuffed pantry and find a worthwhile home for your excess food.

Do It: Organize your nonperishables






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