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.

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20 Easy Outdoor Organizing Tips

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Organizing the Kitchen Checklist

An organized kitchen allows you to cook more efficiently, clean up quickly―and find everything you need instantly.

How to Fix Pantry Problems

Use these solutions to avoid sticky spills and cluttered messes.

Pantry Staples Checklist

Every cook needs a well-stocked kitchen. With these few essential ingredients on hand, you’ll always be able to whip up a meal quickly.

24 Smart Kitchen Organizing Ideas

As these photos show, what makes a kitchen great is how you organize it.

5 Pantry Space Savers

These picks from organizing pros will keep your goods neatly sealed, stacked, and in sight.

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.