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11 Genius Organizing Hacks We Learned on TikTok
The social media platform is not only entertaining, but also has a gold mine of organizing hacks.
Oct 3, 2020
These 4 Uni-Tasking Kitchen Tools Take Up Space, But I’ll Never Get Rid Of Them
Here's what they are and how they make my family happy.
Sep 28, 2020
Here’s What You Can Do With Everything You Decluttered—And Maybe Even Make Some Money
Decluttering Cure
It's tempting to toss everything you decluttered into the trash, but there are people out there that would love to give your stuff a second life. And it can be as easy as one quick drop-off.
Sep 27, 2020
If You Have a Hard Time Letting Go of Clutter, Try the “Box and Banish” Method
Decluttering Cure
The box-and-banish is a great way to practice living with less.
Sep 26, 2020
One Storage Solution Everyone Has at Home—But Maybe Shouldn’t Be Using
Decluttering Cure
The problem is when it becomes more of a reflex than a rule.
Sep 25, 2020
Junk Drawers Don’t Just Belong in the Kitchen—They Belong Everywhere
Decluttering Cure
Here's how to make it happen.
Sep 24, 2020
Every Big Decluttering Project Needs a “Catch-Up” Day
Decluttering Cure
When it comes to transforming your home, the goal is progress, not perfection. That's true for your efforts, too.
Sep 23, 2020
You Can Have a Tidier, More Peaceful Bedroom in 20 Minutes
Decluttering Cure
If your bedroom isn't the peaceful haven you need it to be, don't get in over your head. Here's where to start.
Sep 22, 2020
This Is the First Step to Decluttering a Really Big Mess
Decluttering Cure
Simplifying your relationship to clutter is about more than knick-knacks and old t-shirts.
Sep 21, 2020
You Can Streamline Your Sentimental Clutter with These 5 Tips
Decluttering Cure
You can't relish in the memories if those things are tucked in a dusty box in the attic.
Sep 20, 2020
You’re 20 Minutes Away From a Cleaner Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry
Decluttering Cure
The longer you ignore the black holes in your kitchen, the harder it becomes to cook, eat, and even just store a leftover delivery pizza without setting off a chain reaction that ends in your eggs crashing to the ground.
Sep 19, 2020
Take 20 Minutes to Declutter These 20 Things in Your Bathroom
Decluttering Cure
For all that your bathroom provides you, don't you owe it 20 minutes to comb through the cabinets, looking for clutter to lighten the whole room up?
Sep 18, 2020
Removing This One Type of Clutter from Your Life Is an Act of Self-Love
Decluttering Cure
Earlier this year, I had my eyes opened to a category of clutter that I never knew existed.
Sep 17, 2020
Here’s a Game Plan for Decluttering Your Kitchen in 20 Minutes
Decluttering Cure
The kitchen can be such a black hole for storage, because everything in it feels necessary. When it comes to tools and cups and food storage containers, no amount feels like enough. And in your mind, you probably have a use for all of it.
Sep 16, 2020
12 Easy Ways to Prevent Clutter from Happening in the First Place
Decluttering Cure
While it's not always obvious which of today's things will become tomorrow's clutter, there are a few universal things you can do to prevent clutter in your home.
Sep 15, 2020
20 Things You Can Declutter from Your Entryway Right Now
Decluttering Cure
It's a great time to check in and make sure your entryway is set up for success—whatever that means these days.
Sep 14, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do If You Want to Declutter Your Clothes
Decluttering Cure
When you’re culling through a collection, you should spend your time thinking about what you want to live with, instead of what you can live without.
Sep 13, 2020
Try the “One-Room Reset” to Declutter and Make Over Any Space, for Free
Decluttering Cure
The one-room reset is a simple exercise that helps you not only reduce visual clutter, but also make over your space to keep things fresh and interesting.
Sep 12, 2020
If You Struggle with Paper Clutter, You Might be Missing One of These 5 Things
Decluttering Cure
Paper clutter is one of those things that seems so much harder to declutter in your head than it is in real life.
Sep 11, 2020
20 Things in Your Living Room You Can Declutter in 20 Minutes
Decluttering Cure
The best way to handle "everyday" clutter is to make tidying up a part of your routine.
Sep 10, 2020
These 5 Rules Will Help You Declutter Anything, Anytime, Anywhere in Your Home
Decluttering Cure
These rules quiet all sorts of what-if and just-in-case excuses, leaving you with no choice but to make decisions that serve you and your home in equal measure.
Sep 9, 2020
A Tidier Home in 20 Days! The Decluttering Cure Starts Today with One Quick Assignment
Decluttering Cure
We're kicking off the Decluttering Cure! It's a new name for a tried-and-true concept: Working smarter, not harder, to get your space cleaned up.
Sep 8, 2020
The One Thing that Should Be at the Top of Everyone’s Decluttering List
Once you've taken on this task, you'll be set up to confidently cull any category of clutter.
Sep 7, 2020
When to Throw Away Your Old Food Containers, According to the Tupperware Expert
Each type of plastic container is made differently, so there’s no standard guide for how long you can keep yours around. But here's what the expert has to say.
Sep 7, 2020
This Decluttering Project Is Long Overdue—And You Can Tackle it From the Sofa
Weekend Projects
Here are some ways to take care of that distracting visual clutter, from simply doing what they ask you to do to other solutions that are a bit more under the hood.
Sep 4, 2020
Try This Quick Weekend Project to Reset and Refresh Any Small Space
Weekend Projects
In an attempt to channel my energy into actions that actually produce calm and order, I've found myself not only addressing clutter, but also simplifying spaces at home where I can.
Aug 21, 2020
One Thing I Regret Decluttering—Because it Would Have Saved Time, Money, and Some Messes
I was in get-rid-of-everything mode that day I decluttered the garage. But here's the thing: I regret it.
Aug 19, 2020
Learn to Read the “PAO” Symbol to Help You Declutter Your Toiletries
We’re here to remind you that there’s a super easy way to keep your beloved bathroom supplies up-to-date and your medicine cabinet less cluttered.
Jul 29, 2020
Marie Kondo Has an 8-Week Tidying Up Program, and It’s Free
Kondo is issuing her followers an eight-week organization challenge, and it’s totally free to hop on board.
Jul 22, 2020
Next Time You Declutter, Use a Clear Garbage Bag—Here’s Why
One organizing expert calls them “gifting bags.”
Jul 3, 2020
Cut Your Wardrobe in Half by Asking Yourself These 3 Organizer-Approved Questions
Host of HGTV's new show “Hot Mess House” Cassandra Aarssen says this can help you get rid of half your closet clutter.
Jun 25, 2020
The 27 Greatest Decluttering Tips of All Time
"Keep what you need and what makes you happy" is enough of a north star for some people. But many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Jun 15, 2020
The First 4 Things You Need to Do to Declutter Your Closet
The trick to a stress-free declutter? Break down the process and focus on just the first few things you have to do.
Jun 10, 2020
These 9 Redditors’ Marie Kondo-Inspired Transformations are Sparking So Much Joy
Check out these real makeovers for real inspiration.
Jun 9, 2020
When the Rest of My Home is Chaos, a Clear Kitchen Table Helps Me Feel Calm—Here’s Why
I'm trying to learn to let go of a lot—but there's one small area of our house that I always make sure is perfectly clear.
May 21, 2020
What My 11-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me About Decluttering
The most indelible way for me to learn this truth has been to watch it happen through my daughter's eyes.
May 10, 2020
Watch Diane Keaton KonMari Her Closet on Instagram
She plans on donating her duds.
May 7, 2020
Notes You Need: Here’s a Closet Decluttering Checklist You Can Copy/Paste to Your Phone
Use your note to keep track of exactly how you should declutter your closet, and it will make all the difference in staying on top of clutter in a way that feels sustainable.
May 6, 2020
11 Work From Home Productivity Tips From Marie Kondo’s New Book “Joy at Work”
These takeaways will spark joy for you, too.
May 4, 2020
Try This 10-Minute Tidy-Up to Reclaim Some of Your Mental and Physical Space
Weekend Projects
Your space—and therefore, you—will enjoy a little perk-up.
May 1, 2020
This One Small Change Instantly Decluttered My Kitchen
If you’re sick of staring at your countertops and feeling like there’s just too much stuff, here's a fix that takes just two minutes of your day.
Apr 28, 2020
Before & After: I Organized My Parents' Cabinets From Cluttered to Streamlined
I’ve taken mental notes of projects that can be tackled in my parent's home—one of them being the kitchen cabinets.
Apr 21, 2020
Here’s a Game Plan for Decluttering Your Clothes in One Day
Spring Cleaning
Here's how to gain a little bit of physical and mental space when you get ready every morning (even if every morning's outfit is sweatpants).
Apr 7, 2020
Here Are 4 Ways to Make Peace With Your Temporary Quarantine Clutter
When there are stacks of canned food on usually-cleared-off counters, and makeshift work stations in the middle of the living room, it can bombard you with an uneasy feeling that things are out of place.
Apr 6, 2020
So You’re Using Quarantine to Declutter. Here’s What to Do With the Stuff
Are donation centers open during the coronavirus crisis? What about charities like homeless or women’s shelters? We've got all the answers.
Apr 5, 2020
8 Things You Can Get Rid Of Before Spring
Getting rid of stuff makes it so much easier to clean when spring cleaning time rolls around.
Mar 15, 2020
I Threw Out These 16 Things When I Moved Back into My Childhood Bedroom
Parting with your stuffed animals is tough but fair.
Mar 9, 2020
3 Things Organized People Never Say
The reason it's so hard to let go when you're decluttering is that there's a voice on your shoulder, telling you things that keep you entrenched in old habits.
Feb 19, 2020
I Think February is Actually the Best Month to Declutter—For 2 Good Reasons
By the end of January, I've scooted all the obvious excess from the house. But this is when the real decluttering begins.
Feb 3, 2020
The One Universal Truth You Have to Remember About Decorating and Decluttering
January Cure
Finish lines give you a goal to work towards. But they're not the most important thing.
Jan 30, 2020
29 Things Nobody Should Keep in Their Under-Sink Kitchen Cabinet
Kitchen cabinets tend to get messy. But the cabinet under the sink has its own unique way of becoming a cluttered cave of castoffs.
Jan 26, 2020
28 Brilliant Ways to Keep Those Kitchen Counters Organized
Here are some creative ways to think about and store your kitchen items so that your counters stay as clear as possible.
Jan 15, 2020
How to Declutter Any Closet in 30 Minutes or Less
January Cure
You might think it could take hours and hours and days and days to get it all sorted, but I want you to push through that assumption and just start. Here's how.
Jan 14, 2020
5 Things I Missed the First Time I Watched ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’
I rewatched Marie Kondo's Netflix show one year later—here's what I learned about decluttering (and life!) the second time around.
Jan 10, 2020
How To KonMari Your Inbox, Relationships, and 6 More Things, According To Experts
We tapped a relationship expert and a professional organizer to share their advice on “tidying up” these tough areas.
Jan 9, 2020
This is the First Place You Should Clean if You Want a Less-Cluttered Kitchen
January Cure
There's no zone you could declutter with more clarity than this.
Jan 9, 2020
I KonMari My Desk Every Day Before Leaving Work—And It Sparks Serious Joy Beyond the Office
When it comes to her desk setup, Yasmin Lashley leaves no trace behind.
Jan 8, 2020
The “Outbox” Method is a Proven Way to Make Decluttering Less Stressful
January Cure
The outbox has been a staple of the January Cure for many, many years—mainly because it just works.
Jan 8, 2020
The January Cure Starts Today! Sign Up and Get Going With a Quick 10-Minute Decluttering Exercise
January Cure
Today’s inaugural assignment is quick, but it’s a great confidence booster to set up the month.
Jan 6, 2020
50 Things Home Experts Say You Can Throw Out Right Now
Clutter, begone!
Dec 22, 2019
4 “Just in Case” Entertaining Pieces Nobody Should Be Storing in Their Kitchens
Free up some space by decluttering your collection of servingware while it's in rotation for the holidays.
Dec 13, 2019
5 “Clean Enough” Housekeeping Rules Every Messy Perfectionist Needs to Learn
In real life, the houses that seem perfectly kept probably belong to people who are satisfied with "good enough" rather than perfection.
Nov 25, 2019
The First 3 Things You Need to Do to Declutter Your Kitchen
If you can't declutter your entire kitchen all at once (who can?), here are the most crucial places, the areas you should start with first.
Nov 25, 2019
12 Things You Should Get Out of Your Fridge Right Now
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, which falls on Nov. 15 this year, is appropriately timed for a pre-Thanksgiving refrigerator refresh so you can make space for all the green bean casserole and pumpkin pie you'll be whipping up.
Nov 15, 2019
9 Things You Should Never Store Under the Bed
While using the space under your bed is often practical, there are some things that just shouldn’t be stored there.
Nov 14, 2019
10 Small Truths That Will Help You Declutter Your Home
If you've been thinking that this is the day (...month...year...) that you're going to get your home in order, here is a little tough love courtesy of us here at Apartment Therapy.
Nov 11, 2019
The 10 Commandments of Every Minimalist Kitchen
For a kitchen to run smoothly, you can't suffer through chock-full cabinets or overflowing drawers.
Nov 9, 2019
4 Steps for Decluttering the Messiest Spot in Everyone’s Kitchen
Weekend Projects
This weekend, rather than ignoring that jumble of clutter, we're going to make it presentable and functional.
Nov 8, 2019
5 Things You Should Never Store In Your Lower Kitchen Cabinets
Lower kitchen cabinets are pretty prime real estate.
Oct 27, 2019
6 Things to Get Rid of Right Now to Make Your Home a Little Safer
Sometimes your "useful someday" items are, in fact, worse than merely not useful—it might be a risk to hang on to them at all.
Oct 14, 2019
A Small Step To Take This Weekend Towards a Less-Cluttered Kitchen
Weekend Projects
We’re going to prepare to make our hot drink experience the relaxing treat it’s meant to be.
Oct 4, 2019
Where to Sell and Donate Everything After You’re Done Decluttering
September Sweep
It's a cruel, cruel reality: Even after you've sorted through your stuff and made tough cuts, decluttering isn't over until you get those boxes and trash bags out of the house.
Sep 27, 2019