1. Get a dual-level coffee table. It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all without looking cluttered.
Want more tips on keeping your whole house in order, from clearing counter space to organizing children's art? Read Organizing Tips For Every Room Of Your House.
2. Don't even try to organize your junk drawer. Seriously, junk is in the name. Don't even try. Just let the junk be what it wants to be: A pile of stuff.
What other places in your home do you not need to organize? Find out here: 6 Places You're Better Off NOT Organizing.
3. Keep your landline! "Keep at least one," says professional organizer and owner of Metropolitan Organizing, Geralin Thomas, who also worked on A&E's Hoarders. If there's a storm or an emergency, you'll want to make sure you have some way to help.
We found 11 more things you DON'T want to throw out when organizing. Check them out here: 12 Things to Never EVER Throw Out When You're Downsizing
4. Slow down with the wall hooks. Yes, they're an easy way to keep your home looking neat. But don't let them become a dumping ground — for instance, letting your winter coats hang in the entryway until summer.
What are some other organizing mistakes (like non-sliding storage and shoe racks on the floor)? We've rounded up the biggest ones here: 10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes
5. Don't obsess about perfection. If you spend most of your time worrying about whether your organizational system is organized enough, you're probably not actually getting organized. Don't worry about it!
What are some of the other organizing lies we tell ourselves? Find out here: 9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing
6. Save your gift boxes for storage. Don't throw away the beautiful gift boxes you got this year. Instead, use them as gorgeous storage for all of the knick-knacks and small items that normally cause clutter.
We found 10 great ways to hide clutter — check out the rest here: 10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter.
7. Pass your clutter through the "three gates of meaning." This can help you decide if something is worth keeping — or if it's time to get rid of it. Ask yourself, "Is it true to my intentions? Do I use it? Is it kind to my heart and spirit?"
Read more about mindfully clearing your clutter here: How to Clear Your Clutter
8. Use a mirror to hide your TV. It's stylish, sleek, and the opposite of clutter.
Learn how to do it here: The Chicest Way To Disguise Your TV
9. Hang it high in your hallway. A long coat rail, affixed to your hallway wall, can go a long ways towards eliminating hallway clutter.
More hallway organization ideas here: 5 Tips for Hallway Storage
10. Think double-duty. Your desk can double as a table for entertaining. Certain side tables can work as chairs. Always think: Can this furniture do two things?
We've got even more organization tips from small-space living that can apply to any home. Read more here: 6 Small-Space Tips to Steal From Studio Apartments
11. Switch to paperless billing. Yes, saving the environment is the best part, but the side effect is that your office becomes significantly less cluttered, and that's never a bad thing.
Read more tips for organizing your home office: 5 Tips for an Organized Home Office
Ready to start your New Year's resolution? Check out our January to-do list here.
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