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 Foolproof Organization Tips Any College Student Can Handle

Whether moving into your freshman dorm or an apartment off campus, these tips will help maximize your square footage and keep your space neat throughout the semester.

6 Smart Storage Solutions for Coats and Hats

As you start to break out those accessories for cooler weather, use these handy hooks and stands to keep them off the floor.

7 Smart Organizing Tricks You Probably Haven’t Tried

It’s true: closets, desks, drawers, and countertops overflowing with clutter can cause stress and guilt. Here’s how to get organized for greater efficiency and peace of mind.

8 Germiest Items in Your Home

Turns out, bacteria tends to linger on some of the most frequently used household items. Here, a list of germ-laden places—and how to tackle those trouble spots.

Smart Decorating Tricks for Any Space

Foolproof design advice for any room in your home.

Complete Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

An 11-step guide to cleaning three rooms (yes, three!) in just a few hours or over a few days.

5 Ways to Fake a Mudroom

That haphazard pile of coats and shoes near your front door isn’t going to cut it. Here’s how to create a functional and organized storage spot, even when you think you don’t have enough room.

18 Clever Organizing Tricks

Combat clutter with ordinary household items used in unexpected ways.

Create More Storage Space in Your Living Room

Furnishings that double as innovative organizational devices.

How to Organize Your Beauty Products

Ditch the clutter and save money by figuring out which beauty products you actually use, and which are taking up space.