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.

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Pro Organizers’ Best Decluttering Tips

Armed with expert advice and a few foolproof solutions, the odds of conquering clutter have never been better.

7 Steps for Organizing the Junk Drawer

Your junk drawer doesn’t have to look, well, junky. Pro organizer Beth Penn shares the keys to a smarter setup.

Inside a Dreamy Bedroom Makeover for a Deserving Mom

When one mom needed a bedroom overhaul, Real Simple pulled off a top-to-bottom makeover. The finished space is full of fresh ideas and some easy DIYs you can try in your own space.

How This Mom Finally Got Her Kids’ Toy Clutter Under Control

By using an unconventional organizing system, her kids were happier and her house was cleaner.

The Definitive Guide to Cleaning All of Your Summer Items

Gardening tools, bikes, the ginormous inflatable unicorn: This primer gives you the nitty-gritty on all of them.

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.

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 2017.