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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.

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.

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.

I Lost All of the Contacts on My Cell Phone!

Follow these tips on how to retrieve lost contacts.

21 Ways to Restore Sanity to Your Home Office

Trying to carve out a neat space of your own? Find inspiration in these photos.

10 Time-Saving Apps

These mobile apps help even the busiest people boost productivity and stay organized.

5 Helpful Apps for Your Next Road Trip

If you want a calm, authoritative voice in your ear, expertly guiding you onto highways and byways, look no further than your smartphone. These GPS apps give clear, concise road directions, but that’s not even the half of what they can do. Which one is right for you? Real Simple test-drove five of the top offerings.

I Need Help Organizing My...

With their coat closets, kitchens, bathrooms, even cars desperately needing to be organized, readers asked Real Simple for advice.

11 Essential Everyday Forms

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