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13 Ways to Declutter Your Home This Month

It’s January, which means it’s officially the time of year when we all collectively start to think about decluttering. And while this resolve tends to waver come March, it doesn’t have to. You just need the right tools. We’re not about to tell you that you have to buy a million new things to get your life in order, but picking up a few key pieces to organize your home is a good way to start small and make a monumental task feel doable without having to invite Marie Kondo over.  To prove it can be done, we’ve picked our 13 favorite organizing items, from tiny trays to supersize storage solutions that will double your closet space. Here’s everything you...

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This $30 Organization Tool Is The Container Store’s Best-Seller

Photography by Michael Wiltbank Making long-term adjustments to spending more time at home can feel daunting—but you don’t necessarily have to rejigger your apartment’s layout to make your space work. All you need are a few triple-duty pieces that do the heavy lifting for you, and this best-seller from The Container Store is a good place to start: a mint-colored three-tier rolling cart. It rings in at $30 and, according to a store rep, has been spiking in popularity these past few months.  We can see why: The multifunctional trolley is the perfect catchall organizer. Use it to corral loose odds and ends and get rid of visual clutter. It’s also portable, so you can switch up its job description...

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4 Pro Organizers on the Projects They’re Tackling Right Now

Self-quarantine has forced a lot of us to reacquaint ourselves with and reevaluate our belongings—and not just because it’s spring cleaning season. No longer are we able to turn a blind eye to the kitchen junk drawer, the knee-high laundry pile, or the thick layer of dust accumulating on the bookshelf. With time on our hands and our full attention at the ready, organizing is inevitable.  So where should you even start and what should you prioritize? We asked four experts what tasks they’re tackling while homebound—because you know they’re staying busy. “Pro organizers are type A’s by nature, so we’re handling the isolation by going through every square inch of our homes,” says Corrie Jackson, cofounder of Maison Haven....

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Here’s Exactly How to Organize Your Fully Stocked Fridge

When it comes to refrigerator organization, there are a few types of people in this world. Those whose entire iceboxes consist of a bottle of wine, a stray onion, and Postmates leftovers, those whose shelves are so tightly packed it’s near impossible to spot the mayo jar that expired in 2009, and the elusive third type: the folks who somehow have a fridge so neatly organized it belongs in a museum. Now is the time to try to become a little more like the latter. Under stay-at-home orders, grocery runs are becoming rarer (and, by default, much larger). This means coming home with a dozen bags instead of three, which begs the question: Where do you put it all? How...

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How to Create a Playroom Organization System You Can Actually Live With

Virtual classes. A sudden discovery of your inner DIY-er. Improvised mealtimes split between picky eaters and your own work deadlines. Everyone is busy adjusting to a new routine at home, but for those with kids, that has taken on a whole new meaning. One area that might fall to the wayside while trying to juggle everything? Organization—especially as it relates to messy playrooms. Keeping that area neat may just seem like an unnecessary stressor during this time, but the good news is it doesn’t have to be. We’ve cracked the code.  Or rather, Laura Fenton has: The former Parents magazine lifestyle director is sharing page after page of inspiration in her new book, The Little Book of Living Small. We...

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