Top on everyone’s list in the new year: Get organized.
But a carload of organizational supplies can be pricey. And those professional closet-and-garage organizers don’t come cheap.
Luckily, you can pull it together yourself without spending a bundle. The trick: Maximize your efforts by setting up a house that’s designed for how you truly live. Not how you wish you lived.
From here on out, when you do buy something new, evaluate how it serves your new, organized life. And keep an eye out for items that do double duty by adding a little extra storage, in addition to their main purpose.
Here are six tips from pros who know how to make organization easy and beautiful without spending a fortune.