"We recommend immediately getting started, but working at your own pace,” Shearer says. “Give yourself a realistic goal and try to hold yourself accountable. Whether it’s one to two rooms per day, or the whole house in a week, setting a time limit will help you stay motivated and focused.”

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If, like us, you can’t get enough of satisfying, organized spaces, look no further than these six Instagram accounts

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The Neat Method

Talk about clean and serene. Molly Graves and Ashley Murphy, the duo behind The Neat Method, offer inspiration for arranging pantries, drawers, closets, and more. Follow them @neatmethod.

Bneato Bar

Our friends at Bneato Bar have offered countless organizing tips to the magazine and their Instagram account is no different. Founder Beth Penn offers inspiration and encouragement for projects big and small. Follow her @bneatobar.

The Home Edit

Color-coordinated and oh-so-neat: Co-founders of The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, have created an organizing brand that ensures the topic is anything but boring. Follow them @thehomeedit.

I Heart Organizing

For Jen Jones of the blog I Heart Organizing, the simplest material can have a huge impact. Find out how she uses cupcake liners and cereal boxes to keep her space ultra neat. Follow her @iheartorganizing.

Wright Kitchen

Now for some total eye candy, check out Brittany Wright’s artwork. She arranges food in such a satisfying way that we have a hard time pulling ourselves away from her mesmerizing Instagram feed. Follow her @wrightkitchen.com.

Things Organized Neatly

And, finally, we give you Things Organized Neatly, which highlights the order of everything—from tools in the garage to clouds in the sky (and even stacks of toilet paper!). Follow them @thingsorganizedneatly.