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. By Nicole Sforza
Rescue overstuffed drawers from chaos—and your dresser top from its destiny as a drop spot for junk. Clutter coach Chip Cordelli makes an open-and-shut case for how to do it.
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
To buy: Upper Stepstool by Kartell, $390, lumens.com.