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Mom Spot: Got Clutter?

As I mentioned in my last post, moms have a lot in common. Unfortunately, clutter is also one of those things. Family Fun had a feature in their March edition that combined crafting and de-cluttering. Not only that, you are reusing household materials. Super Scoops is my favorite! You'll need a gallon jug, colored tissue paper, a can, pencil, gluestick, craft knife, paint brush and Mod Podge. There are plenty of other fun clutter reducing crafts at their website.

And what could feel better than starting your day with a little de-cluttering? Okay, what could feel better after your first cup of coffee is what I meant to say...how do you keep your clutter under control?

PS. I couldn't help but include a couple of pictures of the clutter I found around our house this morning. One is a shining example of kid's clutter. The other is my personal nemesis - piles! I don't know if you can see in the photo, but on the top of my pile of clutter is a book titled "Less Clutter, Less Noise." We'll see about that.

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  1. I donated most of our kid's toys in stages over the last year. We're just down to what they actually play with. Sentimental birthday or Christmas gifts that they have outgrown went to our church nursery, where I can see other kids playing with them. I have a labeled bin for each type of toy - so there is no question/argument that Polly Pockets and Barbies and Bakugans have their own home when it's time to clean up! It has made picking up so much easier, being labeled and bare minimum. As for the piles, I feel your pain. :)

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