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.

22 Clever Organizing Ideas for Your Home

Entryway, laundry room, garage: all areas that collect―and overflow with―stuff. These photos offer ideas on how to keep everything in its place.

19 Amazing Organizing Tricks

Smart, heavy-duty solutions for your storage problems.

Complete Garage Makeover

A step-by-step strategy for making your hardest-working space work better.

Organizing the Garage Checklist

Clear clutter and create order in the garage in just a few simple steps.

7 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Garage

Use these guidelines when you’re organizing and cleaning out your space.

5 Clever New Uses for Things You Might Find in Your Garage

Smart ways to re-purpose those items that are probably just collecting dust.

3 Great Garage Makeovers

How a trio of families corralled their clutter for good with smart solutions.

The Best Bathroom Cleaning Products

Introducing the essential tools for tackling the most dreaded spot to scrub in the home.

Genius Ways to Organize Your Everyday Accessories

They say accessories can take an outfit from good to great—but are you struggling to find a place to store those smaller items? Check out these stylish DIY storage ideas for sunglasses, scarves, hats, and jewelry.

9 Decluttering Secrets From Professional Organizers

Nine smart strategies spotted in (and stolen from) the houses of expert clutter-busters. Chalk it up to experience—they really work.