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Rule #3: Optimize This Go-To Storage Area

If you tuck belongings under your bed that sit there unused, collecting dust for months—even years on end—it's probably time for a purge, Michaels says. But if you use the under-bed area specifically for off-season clothing and items that you don't have the closet or drawer space for, there's a better way to do that. "Rather than shoving [plastic bins] under there haphazardly, use cloth or zippered containers that are airtight," Michaels says. The soft containers can more readily fit under the bed and maximize the narrow space.