clutterCall me crazy, but I think that clutter breeds while I'm not looking. I'm serious, it doesn't matter how much I pick up, put away and clean, clutter finds a way to be seen. I get rid of stuff on a regular basis and even try the whole one thing out of the home for every new thing in and clutter continues to rule. It's hard to feel like your home is clean when it is cluttered. It starts to feel like the walls are caving in on you.

Fine, I've decided to make peace with clutter, but only if it compromises with me. The clutter needs to stay hidden so that when I sit down at the end of the day, I don't feel like I have to get up to put a million things away. Fortunately, I've found some great options to store clutter so that it is out of sight.

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These five clever solutions to hide clutter provide you with the storage you need and make it easy to get to any item you need because the truth is that some of your clutter is made up of useful things that you can't just throw out or donate.

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Bookcase shades 1

Bookcase shades

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At first glance this looks like a bookcase with storage bins in it, but it's not. It is actually a bookshelf with shades on it made out of fabric and installed with tension rods. The tutorial for these fabric shades is pretty darn simple too.


Skirted desk 2

Skirted desk

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You can follow this simple tutorial to create a skirt for a desk or table, which will provide you with extra storage while not looking cluttered.


Curtains 3


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As you can see curtains aren't just for windows. They are a great way to cover shelves that are filled with things you don't need to have on display. You can make your own curtains or buy pre-made ones.

Behind doors 4

Behind doors

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Cabinets or armoires with doors are a great way to stash this and that. Once you close the door, you see nothing but order.


Cover it 5

Cover it

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Visual clutter caused by electronic cords drives me crazy. It's just so ugly and unsightly. I love this idea of using a shower rod cover to camouflage cords. So easy.