Easy Organizing Tips for Your Home

Spring is officially here and for many of us that means organizing our closets, decluttering and donating clothes. Between us, my dining table becomes the go-to place for my mail, keys, Bible, receipts, and so many other things.

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So to help both you and me, I've come up with four easy tips for organizing our homes this spring.

Let's start with decluttering the dining table.

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To avoid clutter on your dining table, remove your tablecloth and replace it with individual placemats.

The placemats might encourage you to think twice before putting that receipt from the supermarket or electric bill on the dining table.

jcpenney home be chic mag These individual placemats, plates, and dining ware are from JCPenney's Home Collection. 

The faux flowers are from T.J. Maxx.

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Placemats from JCPenney Home 
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Hair Tools

I keep many of my hair tools in a cabinet-sized elfa Mesh Bath Drawer from the Container Store. For the most part it works well, but the cords of my blowdryer, curling wand and flatiron get tangled.

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I would recommend this Style Station instead to keep your hair tools in order. I found this one in T.J. Maxx.

Magazine Racks

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To keep the bright spring theme going, I picked up these Bigso Bright Stockholm Magazine Files in the Container Store. They will look great in any home office and keep your catalogs (and bills) in order.

Donate Clothes 

When it comes to clothes, donating might be your best option especially if you have little storage space like me. Go through your closet and look at each item closely. When was the last time you wore it? If the answer was more than one or two years ago and the items are still in good shape, put them in a box or bin and consider donating it to a local shelter or goodwill store. 

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Don't know where to donate? Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker is dear to my heart. Here are some locations near you:

New York City: 

Mary house (For Women). 55 East 3rd Street

St. Joseph's (For Men) 36 East 1st Street

Los Angeles 

Ammon Hennacy House of Hospitality 632 North Brittania St.

Chicago

Su Casa Catholic Worker Community (773) 376-9263

Texas

Austin, TX: Maryhouse Catholic Worker 

Houston, TX: Casa Juan Diego  4818 Rose, Houston, Texas 77007

Florida

Orlando, FL: St. Francis House of Hospitality. 407-423-7096

Washington, D.C.

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker 202-882-9649

Do you know of any other places that accept clothing donations? 

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