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: After
Caitie’s once-overstuffed closet benefits from easy-grab bins and a roomy hanging organizer for hats, purses, and other accessories.
Crafts and notebooks are stored in a roll-out cart.
To buy: 14 Pocket handbag organizer, $27; 6 Drawer Wide Chest by Iris, $43: stacksandstacks.com. Turquoise Soft Touch hangers, $6 each (suit hanger) and $4 each (skirt hanger); Como Handbag storage bin, $22, containerstore.com. Cubeicals fabric drawer in ocean blue, $7.50, closetmaid.com. Woven Nylon hamper, $40, containerstore.com.