Conquer clutter this spring - Tips for a tidy home

Mar 13, 2013, 13:00 ET from MOLLY MAID

OAKVILLE, ON, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Spring is traditionally a time to freshen your house from top to bottom. This year, the cleaning and organizing specialists at Molly Maid have some easy and inexpensive ideas to get your home clutter free and organized. Before cleaning, try these tips:

Hanging shoe organizers make great storage for cleaning supplies, kids' toys, toiletries and yes, even shoes! In the kitchen, these handy organizers can hold spice jars, even small utensils.

No more mismatched sheets. Keep sheet sets together by tucking top and fitted sheets into their matching pillow case.

Cleanse your closet. Spring is a great time to give your closet the once over. Decide if you want to keep, toss or donate items that are seldom or never worn.

Storing belts, scarves and ties is easy when you attach round shower curtain hooks to hangers. Belts won't fall down and fabrics will be crease free.

Decorate and organize at the same time. Attach stuffed toys to a strip of velcro in the play room to create a fun way to display kids' favourite plush toys.

Corral metal clippers, nail files, and hair elastics in one handy place - secure a magnetic strip inside the medicine cabinet. Voila!

Store rolls of wrapping paper in a garment bag and vow to never juggle loose rolls again.

Packing a suitcase? Stuff shoes with socks or other small items. Then put each pair of shoes inside a shower cap to prevent clothes from getting dirty.

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