Closets

4 Things I Learned After a Ruthless Closet Purge

After discovering that stress could exacerbate her multiple sclerosis symptoms, Salt Lake City blogger Courtney Carver resolved to simplify her life—and her overstuffed closet. She challenged herself to downsize to a 33-item wardrobe for three months and invited others to do the same on her website, Project333.com. Here she shares four surprising perks of paring down.

6 Things to Purge From Your Closet in the Next 20 Minutes

Take a look through your wardrobe and eliminate these six space-sucking items that everyone has, but no one needs. It’s a quick exercise with a big payoff (in the form of a more organized, clean closet space)—and it’s the best way to jumpstart any style resolutions you made for 2016.

7 Steps to a Successful Closet Purge

Ditching the items you spent hard-earned cash on is no easy task. First things first: Don’t think—just dump. Power-sort the items that you love or wear all the time into a keep pile and the ones that you know aren’t working (and aren’t worth something) into a donate or recycle bag. “Pretend your closet is about to catch fire. What would you save?” says Jennifer Baumgartner, Psy.D., a psychologist, a wardrobe consultant, and the author of You Are What You Wear. “You’ll make better decisions if you go with your gut and don’t get sucked into the paralysis of analysis.” To get started, ask yourself these seven questions. 

How to Maximize Your Closet Space

Ten easy ways to make more room for your wardrobe.

7 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kid’s Closet

It’s no secret that a tidy, streamlined closet for your child will keep you from losing your mind…not to mention your kids’ clothes. Think how easy the morning dress-up battle would be if you knew where exactly every sock, T-shirt, and favorite pair of shoes were. Enter Lisa Adams, designer and owner of LA Closet Design, who shares her secrets for an organized and efficient kid’s closet.

Make Your Bedroom Closet Feel Bigger, Neater, and All-Around Better

Too much stuff, too little space, too many wardrobe woes. Perhaps you can relate? Real Simple helped a busy working mom transform her clothes closet, from what's in it to where it all goes. This two-part solution will work wonders for yours, too.

How to (Finally) Streamline Your Closet

Real Simple asked Kim Naci, a New York City-based stylist and closet expert, to share her secrets for achieving a well-rounded wardrobe.

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.

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.

6 Closet Organizers

Now’s the time to donate, toss, or discover hidden garments within your closet. After the purge, use these clever products to simplify your morning routine (and maybe even catch a few extra Zzs).

17 Ways to Tame a Chaotic Closet

Your home should be a place of comfort. But when comfort turns to sloppiness—as in “shove it in and forget about it” closets—it’s time to impose order.

Handy Wall Hooks

Adorned with your belongings or on their own, these pegs certainly won’t leave you hanging.