Home Organization

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.

These Genius Vacuum-Sealed Food Containers Help Leftovers Last Up to 5 Times Longer

Plus, they're Alexa-connected and can tell you when your food is about to go bad. 

How to Organize Your Beauty Products

Consider this your step-by-step guide for how to organize your beauty products, whether they’re tucked away in a bin, out on full display, or scattered across your bathroom.

How to Organize Shoes: Our Best Tips Ever

For more than 15 years, Real Simple has shared tips, tricks and secrets to creating a more orderly home; these are some of our best tips for keeping shoes corralled and well-organized.

5 Things You Need to Do Before Hosting Guests

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

11 Essential Everyday Forms

Use these printable budgets, contact lists, household inventory worksheets, and other forms to help you get organized.

7 Ideas for Decorating With Houseplants

Six ideas for gorgeous displays and the secrets for keeping your indoor greenery growing strong.

7 Steps to a Clean Bathroom

Rid your bathroom of lurking germs with these bacteria-targeting tricks that work. The process isn't as complicated as you think—follow these 7 steps to make every inch of your bathroom sparkle. 

5 Genius Products Changing the Way You Make Your Bed

You won't be able to resist making your bed. 

8 Things Every Organized Laundry Room Needs

Yes, the laundry room of your dreams is actually achievable.