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These days it seems like you can buy everything from serving platters to door mats in seasonal styles. Yes, you need a few serving platters; but do you really a set shaped like summer flip-flops? Buying the novelty versions of everyday essentials like shower curtains, soap dispensers, throw blankets, serving spoons, and drinking glasses limits their ability to be used year-round. They take up valuable storage space year-round only to be used a day or two out of the year. And for the few novelty items you can’t dispense with, use these decluttering storage tips to keep them out of sight, but at the ready.
Stop scooping up the must-have style of the season. Just because everyone else is buying animal print sweaters or cold-shoulder blouses doesn’t mean you have to add them to your closet. After the fashion fad fades you’ll be left with even more clothes closet clutter—which you can manage better with these tips. Instead of buying into every trend choose one of two inexpensive, fashionable pieces that you feel comfortable wearing, then declutter by donating them at the end of the season.