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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. 

Teenager's organized closet
Jonny Valiant
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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.

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