6 tips to organize home in the new year


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Top on everyone’s list in the new year: Get organized.

But a carload of organizational supplies can be pricey. And those professional closet-and-garage organizers don’t come cheap.

Luckily, you can pull it together yourself without spending a bundle. The trick: Maximize your efforts by setting up a house that’s designed for how you truly live. Not how you wish you lived.

From here on out, when you do buy something new, evaluate how it serves your new, organized life. And keep an eye out for items that do double duty by adding a little extra storage, in addition to their main purpose.

Here are six tips from pros who know how to make organization easy and beautiful without spending a fortune.

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Written by
Dana Dratch
Personal Finance Writer
Dana Dratch is a personal finance and lifestyle writer who enjoys talking all things money and credit. With a degree in English and writing, she likes asking the questions everyone would ask if they could and sharing the answers — along with smart money management tips from the experts.