AARP holds senators accountable for key bipartisan Medicare vote. Learn more

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Professional organizer Barbara Reich transforms these spaces from sloppy to serene

When your house needs a purge, professional organizer Barbara Reich knows the answer to that most crushing question: Where on earth to begin? Here are five common trouble spots to tackle.

The Kitchen


Kitchen: Before. Declutter Your Home.

— Barbara Reich


Adding shelves in cabinets and inserts in drawers increased storage space dramatically. Also, stacking similar items maximizes space inside the cabinets.

Kitchen: After. Declutter Your Home

— Barbara Reich

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

This program is supported by a generous grant from Toyota to AARP Foundation.

*Upon completion, you may be eligible to receive an auto insurance discount. Other restrictions apply.

Consult your agent for details.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Member Benefit Swipe Save Discount

Members can find current offer from Family Dollar at

amazon membership benefits aarp Woman sitting on sofa using digital tablet

Members save 10% on Amazon Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire HDX tablet.

Member Benefits Discounts Angie's List

Members can save 25% to 45% on their Angie's List membership.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.