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.
Caitie’s Bedroom: Before
Caitie grew up, but her room didn’t. So gear from her current passions (fencing and guitar) commingled with stuffed animals
and dress-up accessories. The storage needed an overhaul, as did the decor.
Found in (and Tossed From) Caitie’s Room
- 8 giant seashells
- 3 boxes of rocks
- 15 feather boas
- 50 stuffed animals
- 40 medals (relocated to the attic)
- 14 Chinese lanterns stuck to the ceiling