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Getting organized one room at a time

February 28, 2009|By NAPSA

If organizing your home seems like a daunting task, there's an easy way to make it more manageable-focus on one room a day and work in short intervals.

Here are some helpful tips from the experts at Lowe's on how to rid the clutter from your home one room at a time.

Bathroom: The first step to a tidy bathroom is to clean out all the drawers and cabinets by tossing out expired products and items you haven't used in at least a year. Read the labels on prescriptions and over-the-counter products to check the "use by" date.

Then sort your products in a drawer organizer, to ensure all your items have a proper place.

Providing easy access to cabinets for everyone in your household can make it more likely everything gets put away. Mount d-shaped hardware on cabinet doors, such as the Belwith Pull, which is easier for users with limited hand strength. Use a shower/bath caddy for shampoos and soap.

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Kitchen: Place small appliances and cookware you use most often in the easiest-to-reach places.

If you have small appliances you don't use very often, store them somewhere else.

Bedrooms: Don't let the bedroom closet become a catchall. Sort through your clothes and decide what you will keep, donate or throw away. Many organizational experts suggest getting rid of anything you have not worn in a year.

When you have whittled your wardrobe down to a manageable amount, plan what you need to hang and choose a closet organizer with enough storage for long and short garments. Get a closet organizer to help if you need it, to use up the vital space in your closet.

For more ideas, visit Lowes.com/StoreMore.

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