Our Comprehensive Home Organization Guide Will Help You Tackle Projects from Start to Finish

An organized pantry.
Photography and design by The Home Edit

Text by Holly Seng

The first month of the year may be coming to a close, but it’s never too late to tackle those home organization projects you’ve had planned. From figuring out where to begin to sticking with it until the end, motivation is key. So, we’ve created a comprehensive guide of our top tips, spaces, and products that will help you stay motivated as you get your home organized!

Getting Started: A Simplified Approach

Portrait of Emily Ley in her office.
Photography by Gina Zeidler

Creator of the Simplified Planner, Emily Ley has worked tirelessly to create tools and stationery focused on introducing organization and simplicity into the lives of women everywhere. In her book A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living, Emily reveals her approach to transforming cluttered spaces into those that encourage inspiration and comfort. She shares a few of her top tips with us, which you can find here, to help you get started!

A kitchen drawer with small bins added for organization.
Photography by Gina Zeidler

Inspiring Spaces

When it comes to envisioning how your organized space will look, it never hurts to spend some time discovering your muse. Peruse a few of our favorite spaces below.

A pantry with glass containers and woven baskets.
Photography by Nicole Dubois

An organized pantry is all the rage these days, and we’re swooning over this one! From woven baskets to glass containers with jadeite-colored lids, this vintage-inspired pantry has it all. Tour this space to see how these homeowners made use of its every nook and cranny.

A small white kitchen with extra shelving.
Photography by One Kings Lane

The quaint and charming allure of the cottage lifestyle tends to come with a slight disadvantage: lack of space—especially in the kitchen. Check out these 10 small-space kitchen storage hacks to keep the heart of your home clutter free.

An at-home office with a neutral palette and woven accents.
Photography by Ashley TerKeurst Hodges

As working from home becomes the norm, there’s no time like the present to transform your home office. For inspiration, tips, and DIYs, you won’t want to miss this roundup of our favorite spaces that’ll leave you feeling more productive.

A Method to the Madness

An entry area featuring a built-in seating area and storage.
Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Amy Wilson

Now that you’re ready to begin, the best way to stick to the organizational overhaul once you’ve started is to follow a set of guidelines. These six steps are easy to follow and sure to keep you focused on the task at hand.

Stylist-Picked Products

An under-the-bed storage bin.
Photography by The Container Store

With so many beautiful bins, baskets, trays, and containers, organization has never looked so good! Creating a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing helps with keeping things free of clutter. Discover some of our lead stylist’s favorite products that’ll keep you organized in style!

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