How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color

We asked the experts for their no-fail picks.

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.

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 Things to Purge From Your Jewelry Box in the Next 10 Minutes

Crack open your jewelry case, give each of these five categories a mere two minutes, and you’ll be well on your way to organized, Marie Kondo-style bliss (at least where your baubles are concerned).

How I Finally Tackled All of Those Half-Done Projects

Writer Marjorie Ingall has a zillion half-done projects that haunt her (making her even less efficient). She consulted three experts—a life coach, a personal assistant, and a psychiatrist—in pursuit of a happy ending.

29 Achievable Things to Do in January

No matter how much (or how little!) time you have, there are plenty of ways to get that done-and-done feeling.

7 Inspiring Winter Arrangements

No matter what you’re celebrating—Christmas, Hanukkah, family harmony—these unfussy wintry arrangements, all made in minutes using everyday greenery, will bring joy to your world.

8 DIY Christmas Wreaths Prettier Than Anything In the Store

Deck your door with beautiful, seasonal décor you can make in just one afternoon.