Clear the clutter with these helpful hacks.

By Real Simple
Updated January 02, 2015
Advertisement
Jess, an executive recruiter, had hobbies and work life fighting for her attention on the crowded desk. The laptop was jammed in with the sewing machine, so even answering e-mails was an exercise in repositioning. Because the desk had no drawers, important papers and office essentials roamed free.
Jonny Valiant

Resolve to keep a more organized home this year? The idea of cleaning up an entire house can be overwhelming, so break it up into one project at a time. Stephanie Sisco, Real Simple's associate home editor, shared her expert tips on purging the clutter with the Today show. From books to bags, mugs to clothes, these organization hacks will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on a brand new year.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Find more clever home and decorating tips here.