Storage solutions to conquer clutter

Iris Price | Improvement Center Columnist | November 21, 2013

If you're like most Americans, you have a lot of "stuff," and nearly every day your possessions seem to multiply. Things just appear in your midst -- junk mail; gadgets; items that your kids' friends' permanently leave behind; Tupperware that once held your Aunt Lulu's fruit cake; business cards in your kitchen drawer that you don't remember collecting.

And those are just things you didn't necessarily want or ask for. How about the baby paraphernalia and toys that have taken over the living room, or the "new-every-two" electronics on every surface in the bedroom, or your torn bags of family memorabilia vying with your unworn clothes for real estate in the bedroom closet? What do you do with it all?

If it's become clutter, you have three choices -- ignore, store, or get rid of it. For some, that last option is easier said than done.

In this series on storage solutions find out how two home services experts deal with overflow possessions in every room of a home. They offer elegant, practical, and even spiritually uplifting suggestions to put your cluttered life in order.

You may choose to go it alone and tackle your own storage solutions armed with these tips, or call in the big guns to do the heavy-lifting and remodeling for you. Either way, an organized home can mean a less stressful environment for you and your family.

The storage series will update every Monday from now through December 2nd - so check back soon for the newest post!

The series so far:

Garage storage solutions to cure clutter

Bedroom storage solutions your closet can handle

Bathroom storage solutions keep essentials handy