The Get It Together Plan

How to get your life organized and streamlined, with a meal planner, to-do lists, organizational tips, and more.




Get Organized

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 13 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

Your Ultimate Closet Organizer

Use these clever ideas and inexpensive products to transform a chaotic closet into an orderly storage space.

Systems for Managing Your Mail

A few simple methods will keep bills, catalogs, and other mail from piling up.

How to Replace (and Store) Crucial Documents

Can’t find your birth certificate? Need to replace your passport? Here’s how. 

How to Organize Your Beauty Products

Ditch the clutter and save money by figuring out which beauty products you actually use, and which are taking up space.

Ideas for Organizing Kids’ Craft Supplies

Your kids might want easy access to their art tools, but that doesn’t mean your house has to look like a messy studio.

Streamline Your Supplies

Real Simple asked the pros: What do you really need in your desk, toolbox, and more.  

Smart Ways to Clear Clutter and Streamline Your Life

Real Simple readers share inspired life-organizing ideas.

De-Cluttering Solutions for Your Home

Pros weigh in on how to tackle five everyday issues when it comes to clutter control.

Real Simple Weekly Tips Newsletter

Simple solutions for your everyday life.

Essential Everyday Forms

Use these printable budgets, contact lists, household inventory worksheets, and other forms to help you get organized.


Work Ahead

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Natural disasters—a flood, hurricane, blizzard—often come with little or no warning. Stocking up now on the right nonperishable food items will help you weather the storm with less stress.

How to Prepare for an Emergency

Take steps to prevent and act fast should disaster―big or small―strike.

6 Fire Prevention Tips

Take these steps to ensure your home doesn't go up in flames.