straighten out your space

Welcome to Straighten Out Your Space Week

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers

Don’t look now, but we’re approaching the end of a long, hot summer. And even if you didn’t spend the season swanning around on Ischia, you might still have (somehow) accumulated a mishmash of sunscreen, beach shades, and status Tevas. That’s why, in the spirit of adult back-to-school, we’re declaring it Straighten Out Your Space Week: a full five days on how to restore order to your home (and life) — and all the essentials for doing so.

To find the best decluttering and storage options out there for your bedroom, kitchen, desk, closet, and more, we consulted professional organizers, cleaners, interior designers, and the tidier members of our own staff. From there, we picked out a giant Lego for matryoshka-dolling smaller Legos and a couple of handsome Hay baskets, as well as some more out-of-the-box ideas for tricky spaces (sometimes a shoe box isn’t just a shoe box). Keep scrolling to see our most vetted mess-eliminating finds and check back here daily as we add new stories.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

Welcome to Straighten Out Your Space Week