Scan your open counters, kitchen and coffee tables. Are they stacked with magazines, bills, toys, remote controls and more? Clutter can make your house look messier than it actually is. Tidy spaces up by putting what you can away in their proper places (have the kids run the toys to their playroom) and tucking the rest into drawers or onto an empty shelf. Dust collects on and under stacked objects, so quickly run a dust cloth over the newly uncluttered spaces.