Living Room

10 Things to Toss in the Next 10 Minutes for Quick and Easy Decluttering

Got a small window of free time? Embark on a mini purge: Take a lap around the house with a garbage bag and toss the stuff below. Letting it go (via trash or recycling) will bring you satisfaction and bring order to your home.

9 Decluttering Secrets From Professional Organizers

Nine smart strategies spotted in (and stolen from) the houses of expert clutter-busters. Chalk it up to experience—they really work.

7 Editor Picks From Target’s New Collection

As the temperature drops and the cozy fall items work their way into stores, we’ve rounded up our favorite finds from Target’s newest seasonal collection.

7 Smart Organizing Tricks You Probably Haven’t Tried

It’s true: closets, desks, drawers, and countertops overflowing with clutter can cause stress and guilt. Here’s how to get organized for greater efficiency and peace of mind.

Complete Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

An 11-step guide to cleaning three rooms (yes, three!) in just a few hours or over a few days.

5 Ways to Fake a Mudroom

That haphazard pile of coats and shoes near your front door isn’t going to cut it. Here’s how to create a functional and organized storage spot, even when you think you don’t have enough room.

18 Clever Organizing Tricks

Combat clutter with ordinary household items used in unexpected ways.

Create More Storage Space in Your Living Room

Furnishings that double as innovative organizational devices.

3 Genius Solutions for Living Room Layout Problems

The hangout zone of your home can be hard to arrange. So Real Simple asked two designers to sketch out solutions for three of the trickiest scenarios. Pull up a chair and take some notes.

Window Treatments 101

Paralyzed by possibilities when it comes to dealing with your windows? This quick primer will give you the know-how to find the right treatments for every spot in your home.