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One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good by Regina Leeds

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WEEK THREE

Put Some Life in Your Living Room

This week, you can

• Clear the clutter and put life back in the living room

• Learn what to store in this room

• Declutter your piano

Time required: Varies.

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN BROOKlyn, our living room was rarely used. In time, I realized that this didn’t pertain just to our house. If I visited a friend, everyone relaxed in the furnished basement. If that didn’t exist, we sat around the dining room table over coffee to chat. The living room would be decorated with the best a family could afford, but the family hardly ever used it. Lots of things were saved for special occasions.

Our living room was dear to my mother’s heart. She selected every piece of furniture with care and displayed many of ...

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