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.

Set Up an Organized Kitchen

It’s the place you probably spend the most time. Keep it clutter-free with these tips.

10 Items to Toss From Your Garage In the Next 30 Minutes

If your garage has become nothing more than a glorified storage closet, it might be time to declutter. Take a few minutes out of your day to get organized.

Folding Chairs for Barbecues, Baseball Games, and Beaches

Eight great chairs, whether you want to accommodate extra guests or just sit back and relax.

6 Décor Finds for Small Outdoor Spaces

Sponsored by Sherwin-WilliamsWith the weather warming up, it’s time to move the festivities outdoors. These smaller scale finds are sure to spruce up your space and make outdoor living comfortable and beautiful.

4 Great Cleaners for Outdoor Surfaces

Tackle outdoor stains with these surface-specific cleaners.

5 Secrets to Cleaning Outdoor Furniture

The right way to freshen up patio tables and chairs―whatever they’re made of.

5 Steps to Cleaning Your Deck or Patio

A once-a-year scrub-down will extend the life of a concrete patio, a wood deck, or a stone walkway—and will make your outdoor zone gleam.

5 Tricks for Decorating a Small Patio

Decorating tricks to make a tiny backyard or balcony stand out.

Smart Outdoor Storage Containers

Make the most of your outdoor space by getting all of that summertime stuff organized.

22 Outdoor Spaces You’ll Want for Your Own

From porches to patios, transform your outdoor space with smart decorating tricks.