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Organizing Mistakes That Make Your House Look Messy

Your house may look clean, but these common organizing mistakes can make it hard to maintain order. Professional organizers share their top pet peeves and how to solve them.

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The Mistake: Using the Fridge as a Message Center

Another reason to skip the note-filled refrigerator? No one will read it! "You think everyone will see it, but actually no one does. They're just going for a drink," says professional organizer Linda Rothschild. "Households need a place where people go for messages or mail or permission slips...an area where everyone knows things are kept." A built-in bulletin board, like this one designed by Nar Bustamante, is the perfect solution.

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