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onto shelves.

Miller rec­om­mends us­ing a bul­letin board to pin in­spi­ra­tional im­ages and quotes, and to or­ga­nize projects and un­re­lated ephemera, such as con­cert tick­ets or chil­dren’s school fliers. Her en­tire craft room is her in­spi­ra­tion board: She used wall-to-wall cork, sold in rolls, on all of the walls.

Ed­die Ross, style di­rec­tor for the shop­ping site ATGS­, rec­om­mends a standup tool chest or a tackle box for stor­ing small tools and sup­plies. He cov­ers his work sur­face with in­ex­pen­sive craft pa­per — torn off a roll — to keep his ta­ble pro­tected from glues and glit­ter, and he keeps a hand vac­uum cleaner nearby for quick cleanup.

Darci Mey­ers, a Boul­der, Colorado, psy­chother­a­pist, says that let­ting go of knick­knacks and art sup­plies can cre­ate space for “what’s in­ter­est­ing and ex­cit­ing in the present mo­ment,” Mey­ers said. “The fewer things we have, the less re­spon­si­bil­ity we have to­ward them and the more free­dom we have in our lives.”

If you can’t toss the mag­a­zine stack or the dried­out mark­ers, Mey­ers asks: Do they make you happy? If not, let them go.


This un­dated photo pro­vided by Fay Wolf, shows the cover of “New Or­der: A De­clut­ter­ing Hand­book for Cre­ative Folks (and Ev­ery­one Else)” by Fay Wolf.

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