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The Best Organizing Tips

Gain control of the clutter one step at a time with these helpful hints and easy storage solutions.

Easy Makeover Ideas

18 Clever A-Ha! Organizing Tricks and Storage Ideas
Conquer clutter with ordinary household items used in unexpected ways.

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Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

It’s the little things that drive you crazy.
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Conquer Your Biggest Clutter Challenges

Try Real Simple's easy strategies to help turn your house into a place of order.
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31 Smart, Low-Cost Organizing Ideas

Conquer clutter with Real Simple’s favorite organizing tips and affordable products.
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A Home Office Makeover

Real Simple brings some order (and some charm) to a cluttered home office.
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Simple Storage Solutions

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Organizing New Uses for Old Things
Everyday products that help conquer clutter.

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24 Smart Organizing Ideas for Your Kitchen
As these photos show, what makes a kitchen great is how you organize it.

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Clothing Closet Organizing Checklist

Make getting dressed fast and easy: Organize your closet in just a few easy steps.

  • Edit your wardrobe. Take a look at your clothes and assess what you wear most, least, or not at all. Donate the clothing you haven’t worn in a year or more, as well as anything that no longer fits. If an item is severely damaged, toss it out.
  • Decide what to store. Let seasonality and frequency of use be your guide in determining what to keep in the closet and what to stow elsewhere.
  • Organize hanging garments by type and color. Blouses, for example, can be sorted first by sleeve length and then by shade. By keeping like with like, options for a given outfit are clear at a glance.

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