Organizing & Time-Savers

10 Habits of Highly Organized People

Real Simple has grilled pro organizers for 15-plus years—here are the low-effort, big-impact practices they swear by.

How to Spring Clean Your Phone

Your technology needs some tidying up, too. We asked professional organizer, Barbara Reich, of Resourceful Consultants, for her best tips.

Genius Ways to Organize Your Everyday Accessories

They say accessories can take an outfit from good to great—but are you struggling to find a place to store those smaller items? Check out these stylish DIY storage ideas for sunglasses, scarves, hats, and jewelry.

Winter Clothes Storage, Simplified

But do you have to? Well, yes, if you want your items to weather the off-season successfully. (No holes!)

4 Toy Storage Solutions Every Parent Should Know About

These clever containers will corral four common, constantly underfoot sources of kiddie clutter.

6 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Wallet

Make more room for, um, money. Here are eight things to banish from your wallet—now and forever.

Leap Into More Me Time

Thanks to the leap year, this February we get a bonus day! Here, little ways you can maximize those extra 24 hours. Go ahead... treat yourself! 

Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Organized

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

Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Declutter Your Stash Of Bags (and How To Finally Do It)

They’re corralled on a closet shelf, clustered under the sink, maybe even stuffed into the trunk of your car. Do you really need so many totes, clutches, and carryalls? Probably not. Here are the step-by-steps to letting go.

What to Do With Old Clothes, in One Easy Chart

An illustrated guide to donating and selling post closet-purge.

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.