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.

14 Entryway Organizing Tips

Clutter coach Chip Cordelli turns this potential pileup spot (backpacks! jackets! soccer balls!) into a super-efficient on-off ramp for quick school-day exits and happy homecomings.

1 Laundry Room Makeover

A family’s dreary laundry room receives a much needed makeover, thanks to a few high-efficiency strategies.

Unexpected New Uses for Laundry Room Items

A few surprising spins on utility-room essentials.

5 Ways to Dress Up an Unused Fireplace

Turn an empty hearth into a visual treat with these five easy ideas.

Affordable Classic Furniture

Convinced you don’t have the budget for that New Big Piece? These sofas, beds, and tables—all under $1,000—have the stylish staying power to make you smile for years to come.

6 Decorative Throw Pillows

Bring personality to your home with one (or several!) of these unique options.

5 Bedroom Decorating Ideas

It’s easy to change the look of a bedroom―without even changing the big stuff.

7 Steps to a Clean Bathroom

Go nuts on lurking germs with these bacteria-targeting tricks that work.

Beautiful, Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Kim Sava lives by an uncommon philosophy: Keep only what you use, make peace with imperfection, and (seriously) help those in need. Her beautiful home is a snapshot of her spirit.

5 Ways to Create a Comfy Home

Think you have to sacrifice comfort for sophistication? Think again. Plush, inviting furniture paired with eclectic accents lets you stretch out in style.