Order Out of Chaos Roundup: Declutter Your Space

Get help from Experience Life and our decluttering experts on how to clean out your spaces for clearer vision and better energy.

Simplifying Your Home

Wabi-Sabi Home
Tired of trying to make your home look magazine-slick? Discover the Japanese art of wabi-sabi or “appreciating the imperfect.”


What to Let Go
Hanging on to too much old stuff just because it has “sentimental value” can weigh you down. These smart decluttering strategies help you clear space while still honoring the memories that matter.


3 Spaces to Declutter Now
Not ready to take on the whole house? Just making forays into these high-impact areas can help you take a load off your life.

Clutter Busters
Is your life a mess, or does it just look like one? Decluttering experts suggest you tackle both problems simultaneously — by ridding yourself of excess stuff.

Get Order Out of Chaos for Each Space

Take a tour through your home, and learn the basics of decluttering your spaces with the help of Experience Life so you can have more energy and space in your life and mind.

Order Out of Chaos Makeover 1: The Entryway
Simple, thoughtful, low-cost strategies for transforming the first place you see when you walk in the door.


Order Out of Chaos Makeover 2: The Home Office
Low-cost improvements yield big returns in cramped home-office space.


Order Out of Chaos Makeover 3: The Pantry
A kitchen cleared of clutter gives a working mother the space and inspiration to cook.


Order Out of Chaos: Declutter The Bedroom
Feng-shui expert Andrea Gerasimo explains how to make your bedroom a restful sanctuary.


Order Out of Chaos: The Bedroom (Slideshow)
Watch as feng shui expert Andrea Gerasimo helps Jocelyn transform her bedroom.

Order Out of Chaos Bedroom Slideshow

Order Out of Chaos: The Closet
A feng-shui and decluttering expert explains the secrets of the well-organized closet.


A Bookshelf Makeover Offers Far More Than Just Good Looks

Brandi Bongers clears the clutter of the Experience Life office bookshelf, and makes space for neatly organized magazines, and inspiring thoughts for staffers.
Order Out of Chaos: The Linen Closet and Bathroom
How to arrange your bathroom and linen closet so they support a more peaceful start to the day.


Order Out of Chaos: Linen Closet and Bathroom Makeover (Slideshow)
Andrea Gerasimo uses some decluttering and feng shui techniques to tackle the space of former EL fitness editor Laine Bergeson.

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Order Out of Chaos: Laundry-and-Mudroom Makeover
A cluttered laundry-and-mud room becomes a functional, pleasant place to be.

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Order Out of Chaos: Laundry-and-Mudroom Makeover (Slideshow)
Experience Life team member Jamie Martin gets help decluttering her laundry-and-mud-room.

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Order Out of Chaos: Bill Payment and Desk Organization
Minimize the stress of paying bills by creating a simple system for household paperwork.

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Declutter Spaces Outside of Your Home

Order Out of Chaos: The Car
Our decluttering expert shows one very busy fitness editor how to organize her ride.


Order Out of Chaos: The Car (Slideshow)

Senior editor Jen Sinkler shares what she learned during her car decluttering experience.


Organize Your Ride Driver Car Organizer

This car-seat organizer will make your ride a little smoother.


Dealing With Cyber-Clutter

Here’s how to organize your desktop, laptop and mobile devices.


The Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Decluttering

Mind Over Mess
How clearing out the clutter in your space can help you clear your head, too.

Clutter’s Continuity
Pilar Gerasimo on keeping up with life’s day-to-day clutter.

The Emotional Toll of Clutter
What is your space saying about you—and what is it doing to your energy, mood and outlook on life?

 Behind the Scenes With Laurie Gerber

Meet life coach Laurie Gerber, and learn how she’s helping people change their patterns and make healthy changes.


Clutter Clearer: Laurie Gerber

Life coach Laurie Gerber has helped hundred of clients overcome self-defeating behaviors and clean up their emotional lives, daily habits and relationships.


Clear a Surface, Clear Your Vision

A feng shui expert explains why cluttered desks, tables and countertops may be all that’s standing between you and your next big thing.

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We hope our Pinterest Board gives you more ideas on how to keep your house organized and free of clutter.

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