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The flat surface clutter cure

by respaced on September 12, 2014

Sick of everyone in your family using the kitchen counter (or any flat surface) as a dumping ground? Try putting a handy-dandy little sign there to break this habit:

Flat Surface Sign Simple

Need it bigger so it can’t be ignored? Try this:

Flat Surface Sign LargeI know it seems so silly, but when I use this with clients’ families, it WORKS and you will find your counters CLEAR because we are all trained from our earliest childhood to obey signs.

On some flat surfaces, you could try placing a large vase of flowers there to deter the clutter pile build-up.

In extreme situations where you just cannot break that habit, you might need to eliminate as many flat surfaces as possible. Get rid of extra end tables, sofa tables, side tables, open shelves, etc. Hey, now there are fewer places to dust!

Let me know how this works for you. And if you make an especially cute sign with a cute frame, email it to me and I will post it here!

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