Organizing

Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stuff and have no idea how to fix it or where to start? You’re not alone. Find effective tips for organizing everything in your home—from chaotic closets to tiny toddler toys. It’s not only about creating orderly systems, but also figuring out what should actually be taking up the valuable real estate within each space. We’ve included helpful lists advising you what to purge (those three spare can openers in the utensil drawer) and how to let some sentimental pieces go (your math notebook from junior high). Follow our 31-day plan to create an orderly closet out of the mountain of clothing, shoes, and handbags that currently overload the space. Want to get into the habit of being (and staying) organized? We’ve even included a list of habits that highly organized people live by—so you can do the same.

6 Smart Storage Solutions for Coats and Hats

As you start to break out those accessories for cooler weather, use these handy hooks and stands to keep them off the floor.

6 Foolproof Organization Tips Any College Student Can Handle

Whether moving into your freshman dorm or an apartment off campus, these tips will help maximize your square footage and keep your space neat throughout the semester.

10 Secrets Only Professional Closet Organizers Know

Three pros share their keys to success. Implement these strategies at home to transform your closets.

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

With this simple trick, changing a duvet cover is unbelievably easy.

How to Pack a Suitcase for a Weekend Getaway

Tons of expert secrets can help you to fit everything into a tiny carry-on. For starters: Line the bottom of the bag with shoes.

10 Items to Toss From Your Garage In the Next 30 Minutes

If your garage has become nothing more than a glorified storage closet, it might be time to declutter. Take a few minutes out of your day to get organized.

13 Closet Organization Tips That Really Work

Real Simple readers share their best tips for eliminating clutter. 

31 Days to an Organized Closet

It’s time to tackle your messy, cluttered closet. Here, we show you how to do it one day at a time.

Genius Ways to Organize Your Everyday Accessories

They say accessories can take an outfit from good to great—but are you struggling to find a place to store those smaller items? Check out these stylish DIY storage ideas for sunglasses, scarves, hats, and jewelry.

4 Toy Storage Solutions Every Parent Should Know About

These clever containers will corral four common, constantly underfoot sources of kiddie clutter.

7 Genius Closet Hacks to Get You Dressed and Out the Door Faster

You won’t know what to do with your newfound free time.

6 Smart Desk Accessories

Dress up your desk with these fun and functional fixtures.