5 Ways to Win the War on Clutter

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Color-Code the Kids

Crates, containers, and closet organizers come in a rainbow of colors. If you have several kids, go shopping for storage supplies and let each child choose a color for herself. Even with just one kid, you can use colors to organize types of items: red bins for fire trucks, puzzles, and crayons; pink for Barbie dolls, swim fins, and dress-up clothes. Don’t forget desk organizers and hangers for the closets.