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.

9 Steps to an Organized Pantry

Take your pantry from filthy to flawless in just 15 minutes.

Conquer Kitchen Clutter

Simple and smart clutter-clearing strategies for straightening out your pantry, cabinets, spice rack, and more.

Pantry Organizing Checklist

A well-organized pantry means you’ll always know what materials you have on hand.

How to Take Your Pantry From Messy to Hyper-Organized

Streamline your cabinets so you’ll actually want to cook.

What to Sell at a Garage Sale

See which items are most likely to find new homes at your next yard sale.

Messy Garage Gets Organized

When everything but the car is parked in your garage, a crash reorganization is in order.

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.