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Reduce Clutter: Organization Behind Closed Doors

Here’s the dirty little secret of my front hall: my reusable bag collection. It’s the perfect place to store them, except that every time I open the cabinet, the reusable bags cascade to the floor and I have to shove them back in while shutting the doors in one quick, coordinated motion.

EORorganize_bags_closeToday I said no more to this point of stress. I was becoming reluctant to open the cabinet because I knew there was a pending mess.

The organization solution was simple. All I needed was to organize with structured compartments rather than hide everything behind closed doors.

The Reduction Rebel lifestyle advocates for clutter control by having a place for everything, but sometimes those places needed to have another place within them.

So, enter the free display box from my local club store.

EORclub_boxThe box is unattractive as is so I gave it a few coats of spray paint to minimize the visual clutter caused by too many colors and distracting graphics.

Meet the new and improved (before & after) look at my front hall cabinet.

EORorganize_bags_beforeafterThe best part was this project took less than an hour and gives me a great feeling of satisfaction.


Ahh, I could look at organized spaces all day.

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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2 Responses to Reduce Clutter: Organization Behind Closed Doors

  1. Ella November 5, 2013 at 3:57 am #

    This post is great reminders for me! After having my daughter 2 years ago, I feel as though I have become perpetually disorganized and cluttered….Thanks for great organization tips!!
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