Closets

If you are feeling like it’s nearly impossible to get dressed in the morning because you can hardly unearth a sweater or matching pair of shoes, we have compiled our best closet organization ideas to help get you back on track. Including tips for a successful closet purge (“Will you really wear that dress again?”), real-life solutions that have worked for Real Simple readers (“Keep it visible so you keep it neat.”), and suggestions for how to maximize every inch of space, there’s sure to be something to inspire you. If your clothes closet isn’t your biggest issue, we also offer genius strategies for expertly arranging linens, sporting equipment, kids’ clothing, crafts, coats, and more. To keep you motivated, we have provide checklists for each zone, tips from professional organizers, encouraging before and afters, and a day-by-day guide to getting organized closets, once and for all.

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.

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.

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.

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 Use Marie Kondo’s Smart Organizational Tips in Your Kid’s Room

It’s never too early to introduce the KonMari method to your children.

8 Beds With Super Smart Storage

If you’re lacking in closet space, a bed with storage underneath can help to solve your problems.