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3 Life-Changing Room Makeovers

Moved by reader stories of cluttered spaces causing family fights, Real Simple extends the olive branch—tackling an overrun basement, an overstuffed closet, and a chaotic teen’s room. And proving once and for all that in the right surroundings, everyone really can get along. 

Larry Smith and Piper Kerman in front of clean closet
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The Smith Closet: After

Piper sits on a handy, modern step stool that allows the couple to reach upper cabinets, which hold mementos and out-of-season items.

To buy: Upper Stepstool by Kartell, $390, lumens.com.

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