If your closets and cabinets are cluttered, you’re going to waste time looking for items when you need them. Take a day or two to go through and really organize those spaces. Pull out items you don’t need and donate or throw them away. Put smaller items such as buttons, candy, or batteries into jars, and use baskets to sort out larger goods. Finally, don’t forget to wipe out any crumbs or lint to keep critters away.