Home Office

Need to get your files in order, tame your papers, corral the odds and ends hogging your desk? Find a big array of home office organization ideas right here. We have top tips and tricks from the pros for turning your home office into a streamlined, super-efficient space—plus, the experts share their biggest time-saving moves, too, from smarter ways to label folders so you can find papers faster to clever calendar hacks to help you organize your time more efficiently. To give your desk a personal touch, try a DIY: Real Simple rounded up the best blogger projects (painted storage boxes, gold trinket dishes, and more) to bring style to your workspace. Need some motivation to bring order to your office? Our pros reveal the smart organizing tricks you probably haven’t tried (but should). Even if you don’t have the room for an actual workspace, you can carve out a corner to transform into an office area by following our easy how-tos. Want guidance on getting a workspace that’s spotless? Real Simple’s home office cleaning checklist offers all the tricks and product picks you need.

9 Nifty Task Lamps

From colorful and captivating to vintage-inspired and versatile, these lights are sure to step up the style on your desktop.

6 Twists on Back-to-School Basics

August is winding down, and that means it’s time to start gearing up for class. From pens to planners to backpacks, these study essentials are almost too cool for school.

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.

Your Ultimate Guide to a Clutter-Free Home

Never wonder where to put anything again with these ingenious organizing picks, tips, and tricks.

9 Cool Finds to Make Organizing a Cinch

Keep everything organized with these clever and creative picks.

5 Fun Organizing Options for Every Room

Whether it’s just your vanity or your whole living room, these picks will keep your abode neat and shipshape.

6 Great Storage Picks for Your Home

Transform clutter-prone spots with these organizing upgrades.

6 Stylish Items to Get Your Home Organized

Skip the clunky boxes and plastic bins. These chic picks will get you organized in style.

Ask the Organizer

How do you deal with a desk-turned–dumping ground, a buried bedroom, and perpetual pile problems? Andrew Mellen, an expert on order, has the answers.