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.

This Might Be the Ultimate Tiny House

The next big thing in housing is actually small.

These Household Items Are Relationship Deal Breakers

You might want to start buying toilet paper in bulk. 

How Long You Can Store (Almost) Anything in the Fridge, Freezer and Pantry

Wondering if it’s time to toss or good to keep? Consult this handy chart.

7 Tips for Sharing Spaces Courteously

Real Simple's modern manners columnists Catherine Newman (etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy) and Michelle Slatalla (professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism and former columnist for the New York Times) give you the most mannerly moves for situations where there's little space to move at all.

How to Conquer Clutter Once and For All

Her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, made
 Marie Kondo an unlikely house-hold name. To celebrate
 her new book, Spark Joy, Kondo demystifies her cult methods.

How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color

We asked the experts for their no-fail picks.

3 Life-Changing Room Makeovers

Moved by reader stories of cluttered spaces causing family fights, Real Simple extends the olive branch—tackling an overrun basement, an overstuffed closet, and a chaotic teen’s room. And proving once and for all that in the right surroundings, everyone really can get along.

6 Dishwasher Do’s and Don’ts

Fork tines up or down? Plates facing right or left? Two pros cycle through their dish-loading directives.