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Friday, March 12, 2010

Coffee Tables - 5 Tips on How to Keep Them from Becoming Clutter Magnets

Do your coffee tables end up being the depositories of your junk? It's so easy to drop things on coffee tables rather than put them where they belong.

My suggestions?

1. Get rid of coffee tables and find homes for those things you normally toss there.

2. If you must keep your coffee table, keep a basket underneath to collect magazines, the remotes, and other things that tend to clutter the table.

3. Buy coffee tables with drawers or shelves to store those things that tend to clutter the top.

4. Each night before bed, have everyone remove their items from the coffee tables and other surfaces.

5. Provide a place for family members to drop their stuff when they come in the door. Train them to do it!

More on eliminating clutter magnets:

Get Organized Month 2009 - Family Five Minute Challenge

Organizing Your Mud Room

Getting Organized for School - Creating a Hub