Self-Described Minimalists Share the 8 Organization Rules They Live By
These minimalist principles can help you enhance the life you’re already living (yes, even if you want to own more than 10 pairs of shoes... for each season)
Jul 27, 2021
I Added One Tiny (Free) Thing to My Closet and Instantly Started Decluttering My Clothes
In my time as a fashion editor, I’ve tried famous methods of decluttering for stories, and even had professionals re-organize my entire closet. Nothing has ever worked as well as this.
Jul 21, 2021
7 Wicker Baskets Under $30 That’ll Keep Your Clutter Under Control
These woven beauties never go out of style!
Jul 22, 2021
The $11 Office Product That Will Solve All Your Annoying Cord Problems
There's nothing quite like visible, long cords to make a space appear more cluttered than it actually is. This super affordable product can help.
Jul 20, 2021
You Need to Let Go of This Habit If You Ever Want to Be Paper Clutter-Free
Besides new stacks of mail, paper piles almost always start with just *one* piece of paper that you leave out on your desk or the counter.
Jul 19, 2021
6 Unexpected Ways Decluttering Can Help You Destress and Calm Down
According to therapists and other mental health experts.
Jul 16, 2021
4 Things Making Your Living Room Look Messier Than It Is
Even if you make an effort to keep your living room tidy, sometimes it still doesn't provide that calm, peaceful feeling.
Jul 1, 2021
Two Things a Professional Organizer Never Keeps on Her Nightstand
And two more that she always has handy.
Jul 6, 2021
Stalled Out With Your Decluttering? Try the "One Week Rule"
If it's still in your house, it's not potential money.
Jul 5, 2021
7 Cleaning Items You Should Get Rid of Right Now
By simplifying your choices and minimizing hiccups, you can avoid irritation and channel all your energy into actually cleaning.
Jul 1, 2021
I’m Done Apologizing for Clutter — And Mental Health Experts Agree
A quick scroll of my Instagram newsfeed seals the deal: Other parents can raise kids and keep their homes clean. What am I doing wrong?
Jun 24, 2021
Good Decluttering Starts With These 4 Questions, According to a Pro
These home organizing tips are grounded in learning how to feel comfortable choosing to keep what brings you joy, and getting rid of the rest.
Jun 15, 2021
Turns Out, the Era of Zoom Calls Has Helped Declutter Homes
A new survey explores Americans’ pandemic-era cleaning habits — and Marie Kondo would be so proud.
Jun 13, 2021
The 7 Commandments of Decluttering, According to a Pro Organizer
Read them, remember them, and get to work on making your home a more functional space.
Jun 13, 2021
The "One Shelf" Rule is the Best Way to Declutter Your Kitchen
This method puts you, not your things, in the driver's seat.
Jun 8, 2021
The One Thing You Should Never Put in Your Filing Cabinet
You can "declutter" it before it becomes clutter.
Jun 6, 2021
8 Items You Should Declutter Before Your Summer Vacation This Year
You don't have to be the person who ruffles through seven sunscreens to find the face stick that doesn't have scratchy sand on it.
Jun 5, 2021
3 Tidying-Up Tricks Everyone Needs to Know Right Now
With a cleaning framework in place, you not only know where to start, but you get motivated by watching your mess shrink along the way.
Jun 1, 2021
8 Kitchen Organizing Mistakes You’re Probably Making (and How to Fix Them)
Even the simplest storage mistakes can get in the way of a tidy, efficient food prep space. Here, pro organizers share some of the most common mistakes people make organizing their kitchens—and how to fix them.
May 28, 2021
Here's What a Home Stager Told Me to Get Rid of
I sent her photos of my (disorganized) room.
May 29, 2021
One "Just in Case" Item Almost Everyone Can (And Should!) Declutter
Weekend Projects
It's probably expired, and if you need to reference it again — someone else is keeping all the records for you.
May 24, 2021
7 Things You Have Too Many of (and What to Do with Them)
Don't just toss it all!
May 18, 2021
One Thing You Can Declutter When You Think You've Decluttered Everything
It's weighing you down — and could even be a fire hazard in the summer months.
May 18, 2021
3 Things You Might Regret Decluttering… Eventually
Getting rid of stuff is nice, I know. Just think twice before donating these items.
May 16, 2021
4 Kitchen Decluttering Tips Organizers Would Never Tell You for Free
There's no such thing as a free lunch, but here's some free advice!
May 9, 2021
6 New Decluttering Tips Pro Organizers Learned During the Pandemic
Even the pros themselves took the opportunity to reassess their stuff in lockdown. Here's what they learned.
May 5, 2021
9 Decluttering Tips I Learned From Taking a KonMari Certification Course
These tricks will help you move through your own tidying journey while, of course, sparking some joy.
Apr 26, 2021
6 Things You Should Get Rid of Today Because They Just Take Up Space
I've found that there are some things that I tend to hold on to that are really just hogging space that could be used for something else — or left refreshingly empty.
Apr 12, 2021
Here's How I Got My Junk Drawer Under Control in 20 Minutes
In less than 20 minutes, the drawer that drove me crazy for years had been reorganized into something functional.
Apr 9, 2021
These 7 Pieces Help You Save Your Keepsakes Without the Clutter
Stylishly deal with the items you don’t know — or want — to get rid of.
Mar 16, 2021
How to Organize, Move, and Even Save Money on Books
According to people who own hundreds of them.
Mar 3, 2021
5 Bathroom Items To Toss, According to People Who Just Decluttered
And what to opt for instead.
Feb 26, 2021
3 Things You Need to Do Before You Can Start Spring Cleaning
No one needs to tell you that this year is different than any other, but spring cleaning is just around the corner and, well, it's going to be different. In a good way.
Feb 23, 2021
10 Things Nobody Needs at Home After 30
When you feel like a fresh start, decluttering your house is a great way to solidify a feeling of change.
Feb 12, 2021
7 Things You Probably Forgot to Organize in January
If you've already broken down and recycled all those Amazon boxes, cleared out your closet, and gotten rid of your kitchen tool duplicates, what's next? One of these seven things.
Feb 2, 2021
4 Easy Ways to Declutter and Become a Minimalist, According to Netflix’s “Less Is Now”
NEWS
Check out these fundamental decluttering tips.
Jan 13, 2021
This 4-Step Method is the Quickest Way to Clean and Declutter Any Closet
January Cure
When you don't have time for a full-on decluttering, "good enough" is enough.
Jan 12, 2021
This Smart Decluttering Tip Will Also Save You Money
This works for everything from extra household supplies to duplicate kitchen utensils to gifts you bought on sale for whenever you might need them.
Jan 10, 2021
One Quick Way to Make Your Kitchen and Bathroom Look Less Visually Cluttered
Weekend Projects
I'm extremely visual and sensitive to my surroundings and much of what I do naturally around the house has to do with maintaining aesthetic order for my peace of mind.
Jan 8, 2021
You Can Shrink All Your Paper Clutter Piles With 3 Easy Steps
January Cure
Sorting through paper piles this way is easier than it seems at the start. And it gets simpler and quicker the more you do it.
Jan 7, 2021
Decluttering Is Hard—But There’s One 2-Minute Way to Make it Easier
January Cure
The mental, physical, and emotional workout is a lot, all at once. But it doesn't have to be.
Jan 6, 2021
Want to Get Your Home Clean and Uncluttered? The January Cure Starts Today—Sign Up Now!
January Cure
The first assignment of the January Cure is something quick and easy to get the momentum going. But if you're new to the Cure, let me tell you a bit more...
Jan 4, 2021
5 Things Absolutely Everyone Should Get Rid of on New Year’s Day
Absolutely everyone.
Dec 31, 2020
One Good Thing: How To Declutter in Minutes with an Outbox and a Stair Hook
This simple habit is responsible for thousands of clutter-free homes.
Dec 17, 2020
The 9 Smartest Decluttering Tips We Learned in 2020
Whether you’re in the mood for a reset or looking for some long-term strategies to keep your space neat, here are some of the smartest tips we’ve encountered this year.
Dec 10, 2020
6 Things You Should Do If It Feels Like Your Home Is Never Clean
We called on a cleaning expert for actionable advice on simple things you can do when you feel like housekeeping is out of your control.
Nov 10, 2020
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One Kitchen Decluttering Task You Might Put Off Too Late This Year
Holiday Cure
If you prepare any amount of food for the holidays—whether it's one casserole or a whole spread—you still have to tackle one big hurdle.
Nov 22, 2020
I Won the Battle Against Cat Clutter in Every Room With These $13 Baskets
In fact, I think my cats love them as much as I do.
Nov 19, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Use Clear Bottles When Decanting Bathroom Products
When it comes to bathroom, kitchen, and skincare products, clear bottles aren't such a great idea—especially if the bottles they come in originally are opaque.
Nov 18, 2020
One Out-of-Sight Thing You Haven’t Cleaned or Decluttered in a While
Holiday Cure
It's probably been a while since the whole collection was evaluated, decluttered, and cleaned, all together.
Nov 17, 2020
The Golden Rule of a Clutter-Free Home
Keeping a clean home requires discipline and hard work—and maybe just one little motivating maxim.
Nov 10, 2020
Two Very Different Ways to Update Your Address Book, Depending on Your Personality Type
Holiday Cure
Take something you dread doing and turn it into something you're feeling challenged to finish.
Nov 13, 2020
This Feel-Good Facebook Group Will Solve All of Your Decluttering Problems
Joining your local Buy Nothing group and offering up your unwanted items is mutually beneficial to both you and any potential recipient, as you're not only decluttering, but also "gifting" something useful to someone else.
Nov 9, 2020
The No-Brainer Purge: 20 Things to Get Rid of Right Now Without a Second Thought
If you've got the urge to get some stuff out of the house, start with this list of items you can say goodbye to right now with no impunity.
Nov 10, 2020
5 Organizing Solutions That Can Cause More Harm Than Good
The internet is ripe with tips, tricks, and strategies to get your life organized. Unfortunately, though: These "solutions" aren't always as shiny as they appear to be. In fact, some may even cause more work for you in the long-run.
Nov 9, 2020
The $30 Product That’s Become My Organizing Savior
A simple tech gadget that can solve a whole host of organizing dilemmas.
Nov 8, 2020
The One-In-One-Out Decluttering Rule Doesn’t Work During Gift Season—But Here’s a Tip That Does
Holiday Cure
The one-in-one-out rule assumes only one thing is coming in at a time. And during the holiday gifting season, that might not be true.
Nov 8, 2020
Take Care of This Quick Decluttering Project Before You Shop for Gifts This Year
Weekend Projects
Putting it off strangles your budget and clutters up your space; getting it done frees up funds and gives you room to enjoy new things.
Nov 6, 2020
This Reader's Tip for Keeping a Mess-Free Home is Genius
It's time to be a little more honest with yourself and figure out how to make your home work better for you.
Nov 1, 2020
6 Organizing Habits to Steal from the Professionals Who Help Boomers Downsize
Before you consider your trove of stuff a lost cause, try these tips.
Nov 5, 2020
12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of
Do I really need 20 t-shirts, a dozen towels, three teapots? I need multiples of certain things, yes, but at some point, a few turns into too many.
Oct 23, 2020
How Pro Organizers Store Shoes Without a Mudroom or Closet
If rogue shoes have you down, here's how pro organizers suggest keeping things tidy without a formal mudroom.
Oct 26, 2020
6 Closet Hacks for People Who Don’t Want to Get Rid of Their Clothes
Click on any article about organizing your closet, and chances are the first tip will be to "purge" or "edit." But what if you don't want to get rid of anything? Are you destined to live in disarray?
Oct 23, 2020
8 Quick Steps to a Better, Cleaner Desk (In Just 20 Minutes!)
Weekend Projects
As your work-from-home situation evolves from a temporary setup to an area that can serve you indefinitely, it may bet getting necessary updates and upgrades—but also accumulating clutter.
Oct 23, 2020
The Best Way to Declutter Is to Take Everything Out of a Room—Here’s Why
You get to experience the joy of a fully decluttered space and, in the pursuit of getting rid of stuff, there is no greater incentive. Here's how to do it.
Oct 21, 2020
The Easiest Way to Make a Small Bathroom Look More Organized
A simple way to prevent unsightly clutter, but also create a cohesive look, especially in smaller spaces.
Oct 18, 2020
3 Questions I’m Going to Start Asking Myself Before I Get Rid of Something
By asking these three decision-helping decluttering questions, you can help reduce the regret that sometimes follows lightening the load of your possessions.
Oct 6, 2020
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