Organizing

Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Organized

Simple strategies, storage solutions, and clutter-busting tips for transforming trouble spots.

10 Etsy Baby Gifts Every New Parent Will Love

You can’t go wrong with registry essentials, but new parents will ooh and ahh over this assortment of cute gifts that range from the totally functional to the purely adorable. 

4 Things I Learned After a Ruthless Closet Purge

After discovering that stress could exacerbate her multiple sclerosis symptoms, Salt Lake City blogger Courtney Carver resolved to simplify her life—and her overstuffed closet. She challenged herself to downsize to a 33-item wardrobe for three months and invited others to do the same on her website, Project333.com. Here she shares four surprising perks of paring down.

6 Things to Purge From Your Closet in the Next 20 Minutes

Take a look through your wardrobe and eliminate these six space-sucking items that everyone has, but no one needs. It’s a quick exercise with a big payoff (in the form of a more organized, clean closet space)—and it’s the best way to jumpstart any style resolutions you made for 2016.

7 Steps to a Successful Closet Purge

Ditching the items you spent hard-earned cash on is no easy task. First things first: Don’t think—just dump. Power-sort the items that you love or wear all the time into a keep pile and the ones that you know aren’t working (and aren’t worth something) into a donate or recycle bag. “Pretend your closet is about to catch fire. What would you save?” says Jennifer Baumgartner, Psy.D., a psychologist, a wardrobe consultant, and the author of You Are What You Wear. “You’ll make better decisions if you go with your gut and don’t get sucked into the paralysis of analysis.” To get started, ask yourself these seven questions. 

6 Smarter Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

If your cooking space turns to chaos every time you scramble eggs, a quick reshuffling is in order. These guidelines will point you in the right direction.

6 Dishwasher Do’s and Don’ts

Fork tines up or down? Plates facing right or left? Two pros cycle through their dish-loading directives.

5 Pantry Space Savers

These picks from organizing pros will keep your goods neatly sealed, stacked, and in sight.

How to Make a Bed Your Guests Won’t Want to Leave

You can’t blame them for sleeping in when their room is this comfortable.

8 Essentials for Your Mudroom

Despite its name, your mudroom doesn’t have to be dirty and disorganized. These eight items will help this high-traffic room stay neat and tidy.

10 Things to Toss From Your Kid’s Room in the Next 10 Minutes

In less than the amount of time it takes to hard-boil an egg, you can clear your kid’s room of clutter. Just whiz through this list.

How to Use Marie Kondo’s Smart Organizational Tips in Your Kid’s Room

It’s never too early to introduce the KonMari method to your children.