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How to get rid of clutter and organize your home A tidy and organized home can feel like a refuge at the end of the day. If your home has become clut- tered and disorganized, take the time to declutter and sort it out. • Going room by room, the first step is to get rid of anything you don’t need. It may seem overwhelm- ing at first, but removing unwanted and unneeded things will be liberating. You may even find yourself throwing out more than you originally planned. • If you’re not sure where to begin, start by get- ting rid of items that don’t get used and articles you have multiples of. Donate things that others can find a use for and throw out anything too damaged or heavily used to be donated. • Keep in mind that the amount of things in a home needs to correspond to the amount of storage avail- able. People who live in small apartments will end up keeping fewer things than those who live in sin- gle-family homes. • Once you remove the excess items from your home, organize everything else using storage con- tainers, baskets and boxes. Articles that don’t have a home will probably end up being piled on your table or kitchen counter. Designate a place for ev- erything in your home and make it a point to put belongings away as soon as you’re done with them. 76 April - May 2019 Thomasville Scene