Organizing

Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stuff and have no idea how to fix it or where to start? You’re not alone. Find effective tips for organizing everything in your home—from chaotic closets to tiny toddler toys. It’s not only about creating orderly systems, but also figuring out what should actually be taking up the valuable real estate within each space. We’ve included helpful lists advising you what to purge (those three spare can openers in the utensil drawer) and how to let some sentimental pieces go (your math notebook from junior high). Follow our 31-day plan to create an orderly closet out of the mountain of clothing, shoes, and handbags that currently overload the space. Want to get into the habit of being (and staying) organized? We’ve even included a list of habits that highly organized people live by—so you can do the same.

5 Smart Tips to Organize Your Linen Closet

Few things are as satisfying as a neat linen closet. (Right?) Pro organizer Beth Penn shares her best shelf-help strategies.

Smart Organizing Tricks for a Clutter-Free Closet

Whether you just moved into a new home with big, empty closets or you’re battling a closet that’s been cluttered for years, these three closet overhauls by ultra-organized (and super-stylish) bloggers are full of smart tidying tips. Flip through these inspiring before-and-after photos, then shop the sources. Your dream closet awaits.

This Favorite Bedding Brand Just Launched a Baby Line

You’ve decorated your crib, now it’s time to accessorize theirs.

How to Keep Your Garden Thriving All Summer Long

Beat the heat and keep your garden in tip-top shape this season.

How Do I Clean a Panini Maker?

Real Simple answers your questions.

5 Genius Gardening Products That Do the Hard Work for You

Having a “green thumb” has never been easier.

This Is the Bed of Your Dreams

With clever comfort-boosting features, this smart bed is a game changer for nighttime (and anytime, really).

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

With this simple trick, changing a duvet cover is unbelievably easy.

How to Pack a Suitcase for a Weekend Getaway

Tons of expert secrets can help you to fit everything into a tiny carry-on. For starters: Line the bottom of the bag with shoes.