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.

6 Reasons Your Home Is Full of Clutter

Why people can’t let go of stuff and how to outwit those hoarding instincts.

The Pantry Storage Set That Made Me a Better Baker 

I use it every day during the holiday season.

Airplane Carry-On Luggage Rules

It can be difficult to remember what items you can and can’t bring onto airplanes. Make packing for your flight a breeze by following this guide based on the Transportation Security Administration’s rules and regulations.

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

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

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.