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.

How Does a Refrigerator Work?

In the refrigeration cycle, there are five basic components: fluid refrigerant; a compressor, which controls the flow of refrigerant; the condenser coils (on the outside of the fridge); the evaporator coils (on the inside of the fridge); and something called an expansion device. Here’s how they interact to cool your food.

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

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

23 Decorating Tricks for Your Bedroom

A gallery of simple ideas to make your slumber zone dreamy.

5 Items You Need for an Uncluttered Closet

Never go on a scavenger hunt for clothes again with these five closet savers.

This Is How a Happy Planner Will Change Your Life

Think of it as your personal cheerleader and assistant.

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.

8 Things I Learned Packing for a Year-Long Vacation

Scarves are your friend. Jeans are not. 

5 A+ Back-to-School Organizers for Kids

Determined to stay organized and on track? Kick off the school year with these five smart items. 

3 Hacks to Make Decorating and Organizing Your Bedroom a Breeze

We’re always on the hunt for new ways to make life easier and, when we find them, we have to share with you. Learn how to fold a fitted sheet, put on a duvet cover with ease, and finish off your bed with a proper assortment of pillows.