Organizing & Time-Savers

How the KonMari Method Stopped Sparking Joy for Me

I only thought I loved my totally decluttered life.

How to (Finally) Gain Control of Your In-box

Do you feel as if your e-mail is the boss of you? Charles Duhigg, the best-selling author of Smarter, Faster, Better, helps transform your relationship with the ping.

10 Organizing Mistakes You May Be Making—And How to Fix Them

No matter how often we tidy up, there are those areas in our homes that just never seem to stay neat. And while no home is perfect, if you’re making one of these common organizing mistakes, the process may be more difficult than it needs to be. To figure out what the most common missteps are, we reached out to professional organizers who have made over the homes of countless clients. While some of the mistakes clients made were obvious—like never putting items back where they belong—others were eye-opening—like we’ve been stacking our dishware wrong our entire lives. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of the more surprising mistakes these organizers have seen over the years, so you can avoid them, declutter quickly, and move on to more important things.

18 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

These brilliant products save time, energy, and maybe even money.

5 Organization Products That Maximize Every Inch of Space

Plus, how your own game-changing idea could land on the shelves at Bed Bath & Beyond.

How to Organize a Refrigerator

Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, cofounders of The Home Edit, share how they make that daily dive into the refrigerator a treat.

10 Genius Ways to Double Your Closet Space and Get Ready Faster

With these strategies up your sleeve, your bedroom closet will feel surprisingly spacious.

Book a Year’s Worth of Appointments Without Stressing

Finally get organized this year with Real Simple’s checklist of important to-dos.

9 Back-to-School Apps That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Heading back to school? There’s an app for that! Streamline the fall chaos with these nine lifesaver tools, all available on your smartphone.