Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Shira Gill, Coach + Organizing Expert + Author, says, “I know many people are facing much larger challenges than the clutter in their closets, but I also believe in the power of putting energy into the small things that we can control when things feel out of control. And since we’ve all been spending a lot more time in our homes, it’s more important than ever that they feel good.” Enrollment in Shira’s virtual Get Organized Master Class is open now on her website.

1: EMBRACE NEGATIVE SPACE. Instead of adding more to your home, consider what you can subtract to elevate the aesthetic and create some breathing room.

2: GO UNIFORM. Invest in uniform storage bins and baskets to create a cohesive streamlined aesthetic that’s easy on the eyes.

3: LIMIT THE NUMBER of visible toys, games, and puzzles. Your little ones won’t get overstimulated and clean up will be a breeze at the end of a long day.

4: SET UP SIMPLE SYSTEMS so that the items that most frequently get piled in your home have a designated place to live. An open basket or tray will do the trick for mail and bills. A drawer or basket can corral hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks by the front door.

5: PRACTICE A 5-MINUTE TIDY BEFORE BED. Clear counters and surfaces, knock out the dishes and reset your space so you can start fresh feeling good the next day.