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One thing I added to the inside of my bathroom cabinet is an electrical plug so we could keep the hair dryer plugged when it's inside the cabinet (easy to use and stow). I don't have a cabinet insert like this, but if I had a do over I would add it.

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Sebastian Rhodes

Great article on how to maximize the
storage space you already have. I know that decluttering can be difficult for most people, but
sometimes end up having to clear out space. Something that worked for me was putting things into storage for a while (using Closetbox,
which was super convenient and let me keep track of stuff in storage online), and if I found that not having things around was okay, I could get rid of them.

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Nancy Fisher

Recently we rented a mountain cabin for a weekend getaway. The place was soooo over decorated that we literally had trouble finding an unused place to put food, clothing or bathroom needs down! Apparently the owners saved every decorative (and useless) item they ever owned or were given. Usually when we go away I feel a sense of freedom to be away from MY own cluttered home. This time I felt relief to get back to MY own not-as-cluttered-as it-used-to-be home! This has given me a new perspective on storage, decorating and using what I have to full advantage. Thank you!


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