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.

96 Creative, Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

Find something for everyone on your list with fun and inexpensive ideas from our holiday gift guide.

Refrigerator and Freezer Cleaning Checklist

You may think you have the technique down cold, but keeping the refrigerator clean requires more than a box of baking soda. Think of this checklist as a refresher course.

Holiday Organizing Checklist

Overwhelmed by all the season’s good tidings (invitations, gifts, wrapping, and decorations)? Print out this list of suggestions from organizing expert Jodie Watson and you’ll have a happier Yule. 

How to Make a Bed Your Guests Won’t Want to Leave

You can’t blame them for sleeping in when their room is this comfortable.

8 Ways to Store Holiday Decorations    

Time to take down the trimmings? Clever storage will keep things organized and safe.

How to Ship Gifts of All Shapes and Sizes

To send nearly anything (yes, even a life-size stuffed animal) follow this advice.

5 Things You Need to Do Before Hosting Guests

Easy ideas for prepping your place ahead of time, so visitors feel at home.

6 Fall Wreaths to Welcome the New Season

Adorn your front door this fall with the help of these stunning wreaths.

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.

How to Maximize Your Closet Space

Ten easy ways to make more room for your wardrobe.