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.

Inside a Dreamy Bedroom Makeover for a Deserving Mom

When one mom needed a bedroom overhaul, Real Simple pulled off a top-to-bottom makeover. The finished space is full of fresh ideas and some easy DIYs you can try in your own space.

How This Mom Finally Got Her Kids’ Toy Clutter Under Control

By using an unconventional organizing system, her kids were happier and her house was cleaner.

The Definitive Guide to Cleaning All of Your Summer Items

Gardening tools, bikes, the ginormous inflatable unicorn: This primer gives you the nitty-gritty on all of them.

6 Things to Purge From Your Closet in the Next 20 Minutes

Take a look through your wardrobe and eliminate these six space-sucking items that everyone has, but no one needs. It’s a quick exercise with a big payoff (in the form of a more organized, clean closet space)—and it’s the best way to jumpstart any style resolutions you made for 2017. 

Creative Ways to Use Excess Bubble Wrap

It's essential for cushioning breakables in transit (and relieving stress in a literal pinch). But this post office darling can do so much more. Here, it helps out with three practical household hacks.

3 Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Follow these three decorating tricks to make your house feel happy and calm.

4 Steps to Caring for Hardwood Floors    

Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon worship the ground you walk on.

Patio Furniture Cleaning Tips

Follow these simple instructions once a month and neither rain, wind, sun, nor drop of bird can ruin your patio pieces.

16 Items to Sell at Your Next Yard Sale

Follow these yard sale pricing guidelines to make sure your stuff moves.

How to Clean a Glass Stovetop

Clean a scorched stovetop with this simple solution.