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.

10 Things to Toss From Your Kid’s Room in the Next 10 Minutes

In less than the amount of time it takes to hard-boil an egg, you can clear your kid’s room of clutter. Just whiz through this list.

How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

A Home Office Makeover

Real Simple brings some order (and some charm) to a cluttered home office.

31 Days to an Organized Closet

It’s time to tackle your messy, cluttered closet. Here, we show you how to do it one day at a time.

29 Creative, Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

Find something for everyone on your list with fun and inexpensive ideas from our holiday gift guide.

31 Ways to Make Over Your Closets

Closets can be the bane of your existence. Steal some ideas from those pictured here.

Speed-Clean Your Bathroom Checklist

You have just five minutes to clean your bathroom? Here’s how to use them.

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.