You're doing home organization WRONG.

You're doing home organization WRONG.

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We’re tackling home organization! Most youtube videos will all tell you the same organization advice – “buy this gadget or this hack” – but there’s a reason that those steps still leave you with a messy home. Here is WHY!
Very excited to share this highly requested video!

My camera –
Lens –
Microphone (for camera)-
Microphone (for voiceover, podcasting) –
Tripod (for camera) –
Tripod (for phone) –

My Sofa //
My Dress (similar) //
My Dress (exact) //
Dress (similar) //

Extend-a-hook //
Tiered Lazy Susan //
Velvet Hangers //
Broom Holder //
Magic Eraser //
Under Cabinet Baskets //
Under Cabinet Paper Towel Holder //

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(I’m so sorry I’m not able to take on any new interior design projects at the moment! However, I will share when my schedule opens up!)

name: caroline (angelica)
instagram: @thegoodsitter
location: washington dc

Contents of this Video
00:00 – Intro
01:51 – Tip 1
03:00 – Tip 2
04:10 – Tip 3
05:57 – Tip 4
07:51 – Saving money with Upside
09:21 – Tip 5
11:24 – Tip 6
15:15 – Tip 7
16:59 – Tip 8
17:42 – Tip 9
19:17 – Tip 10
20:36 – Our standards for real homes

#organization #organizewithme #homeorganization #washingtondc #organizeanddeclutter #declutterwithme

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Please note that I am not a professional, in fact I am the literal opposite. I am just a plebeian out here loose on the streets. Things that I am NOT: a builder, trainer, craftsman, therapist, nutritionist, physical therapist, medical professional or anything else. All projects seen on my channel must be completed at your own risk and responsibility. Please see your own professional or counselor for professional support. Do your research and be safe!


  1. Lynn on July 20, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Cupboard doors, and a container with a lid, are "too much effort" for me to put stuff away.

    Opening a door, to face a stack of bins, with lids… that better be rare seasonal stuff.

    I took the doors off the cupboards where I need to store stuff in containers with lids. Less aesthetic, but if it doesn’t get put away, that’d even worse.

  2. Seán Cassidy on July 20, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    I really wish I’d seen this video about a year ago, but in your defence you released it about a year ago so that’s on me 😅 But I’m so glad I came across it and it has totally inspired me to corral my chaos. And can I just say HOW FUCKING *NICE* IT IS to receive this sort of advice from somebody who doesn’t look like they’ve arrived to perform an exorcism, or from someone who advocates colour-coding their M&Ms because they can definitely afford to pay someone to sort their M&Ms by colour (side note: dream job!), but from someone who is (possibly, implied) as being chaotic as I am. As we all are. Thank you. I like you. I REALLY like you. 🥹 That is all.

  3. Russell Andrews on July 20, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    What a great video! love your tips!

  4. Jill Timothy on July 20, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    If magic eraser can’t get it off it’s not coming off

  5. ohifonlyx33 on July 20, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    I’ve been "corralling" without even realizing it. Whenever there’s too much clutter in the kitchen, I gather it all up on a cutting board. Of course, that stuff usually needs to *actually* go somewhere, but HEY! It visually helps

  6. 12thDecember on July 20, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    I love the clear containers in my closet for storing all my work accessories and home improvement tools. All I have to do is glance at the containers and I can instantly find what I’m looking for, plus they stack so I can put the most-used items in the top container and the least-used items in the bottom container. It’s the best home organization product I’ve _ever_ bought. Yeah, I know it’s kind of sad to be enthusiastic about home organization, but it’s a battle I’ve been fighting for decades and now I’m winning. 😄

  7. JoanOfArc10 on July 20, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    This is the ONLY organization video I have ever found helpful

  8. Amlett Art on July 20, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I originally saw either this video or another of your videos a while ago, and clicked on it but didn’t like it. I guess I thought you were too brash or honest, and I just left it. Then now you’re one of my favorite YouTubers, and a great inspiration for an aspiring interior designer. Thank you for being yourself and being so awesome!

  9. L Estrada on July 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Put old socks on a kid’s hands and let them dust! Or buy them a small handheld vacuum lol

  10. Gracie on July 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    One of the reasons I instantly cringe when I see the surgical precision organizers isn’t because I think it’s lame, but because that’s usually where I see the most “this satisfies my OCD” or “I’m a little OCD about____”. And as someone with debilitating OCD that is nothing like this, it’s god awful to watch. Thank you for your tips. I’ve never been diagnosed with ADHD but I have many, many of the same struggles as people describe so I am always looking for practical tips

  11. mama carebear on July 20, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    me searching… How do I make my room less drab on a budget…. suggestions : this is why your house looks messy…. looks at living room full of unpacked boxes… I feel called out right now.

  12. Author Emily Josephine on July 20, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    "Kids frickin’ like cleaning." Probably different for girls, but for boys the attraction wears off around age seven or eight. And before that age, you end up spending extra time fixing their attempts to "help." Ask me how I know.

  13. Kristoff Nelson Payor on July 20, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    "There’s nothing we own that visually we’d already want in that open space." Girl. GIRL. GUUUUURL. I have so many fucking books. I can sort them in rainbow order for aesthetic purposes. BOOKS, MY DUDE, BOOOOKS. (All kidding aside, love your channel, I’m building a tiny home and setting aside all these notes for when I set it up.)

  14. Where The Bells Dwell on July 20, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    #melonballingeveryday 😩🤣😩🤣

  15. Marie-Émilie P. Ranger on July 20, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    First time watching your channel, being myself in the renos, i will definitely use a couple of tips if not all😂 thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Maykou Ly on July 20, 2023 at 3:07 pm


  17. Caroline Winkler on July 20, 2023 at 3:08 pm

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  18. kphoria on July 20, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    i hate how apartments aren’t always built with storage in mind

  19. Miss Edith - Artistik, Circus und Zauberer on July 20, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    If you create an intentional drop zone. How do you keep people from dumping everything into them? Especially stuff that is NOT supposed to get there. It leaves the zone unusable…

  20. Leo Legendary on July 20, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Damn, that pretend marriage doesn’t sound like it is working out for you. I hope things get better before you get a pretend divorce.

  21. Александра Ива on July 20, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve never seen ̶(̶a̶ ̶d̶i̶m̶o̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶l̶e̶s̶h̶)̶ the word "coral" as a verb before. I googled and find out, that a tip "coral your crap" was really "corral your crap". "Corral", not "coral". If a mistake in the text is made for humorous reasons, I apologize for the correction.

  22. Marcia Giller on July 20, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Do you realize there is formaldahyde in magic erasers??

  23. Sandra Angela on July 20, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Wou ur lovely very informative hv learnt alot thank u

  24. nandra singh on July 20, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    absolutely love, love, LOVE your red wine tip. years ago, it used to be really hard for me to get rid of my stuff bc of the guilt i’d feel about purging sentimental items or things that “had a story”, thankfully i’ve gotten better at it now, but i think it’s such a wonderful tip to think about when coming to those hard-to-get-gone stuff.

  25. Cheryl on July 20, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    I am an older lady, a recent widow, if that tells about how old. I am grateful I found your channel. I like your tone of telling it like it is, unapologetically. I was getting fed up with other channels I found while searching tips on how to declutter and organize. I really like your suggestions. Please, don’t change 🙂

  26. Okami Dawg on July 20, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    How do you sort and declutter smaller items? I struggle with this and it’s what tends to end up laying around on tables.

  27. Lashawn Collins on July 20, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Great video! Very helpful tips on here. Thanks

  28. Mandy Mellow on July 20, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    I laughed at the "pare thing in groups of 3" because people always laugh at me that I always put everything in 3s because I find it satisfying and I didn’t know why😅

  29. Summer Nash on July 20, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    = Zooey D. + Jennifer A

  30. Greg Maier on July 20, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you Caroline for these incredible tips!

  31. Lola Markwalder on July 20, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    This video gave me virgo vibes✨

  32. Karina Rezhevska on July 20, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you! That was very helpful

  33. tanjareen on July 20, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Your great personality made this fun to watch. *subscribed*. 🧡🍊

  34. kphoria on July 20, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    i HATE velvet hangers- it’s hard to get the clothes off and put them back on, i love those cheap plastic hangers

  35. Cachetitos on July 20, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Im new fan of yours lol.. Im minimalist but still learnt a lot from you 😊..

  36. neetxmas on July 20, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    you had me at M&M’s………

  37. Wings Physio on July 20, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Guest room. Closet we never really access. I wish 😢 tiny apartment life

  38. s2chan on July 20, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    There was an episode of Marie Kondo where she did elaborate more on the whole "sparks joy" bit, especially for a sentimental item, and what she asked this person was: Is this something you want to keep as part of your life going forward? I found that had helped me part ways with things I found sentimental but had no place in my home for side from being tucked away somewhere collecting dust.

  39. gaming with jemelair on July 20, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    This video is oddly entertaining

  40. Shreya Shrestha on July 20, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Why didn’t I find your channel earlier? OMG I am such a big organizing freak! I absolutely loved your lazy suzan recommendation. I would love to see more items like this that you recommend especially for the jewellery and beads. Oh and also the chargers and wires they make such a mess.

  41. Sorrane Eide on July 20, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Omg, i love you 😮😮😮. Thank you

  42. kate moon on July 20, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    I feel seen. wierd spaces in apartment living, pretend married and kids LMFAO, and valet rods????I’m not a slob, I just live like one….ADHD is real but this realness could help. ( and maybe it was a she who invented the magic eraser? ) love your dress

  43. Victoria L on July 20, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    When I discovered you don’t even have a family to get on board, this became one of those bachelor/ette parenting advice videos…😆 🤣 😂

  44. happy joy7 on July 20, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    ok, this is the most helpful and funniest video I’ve seen on the subject of tidying up 🤗😊😄💗 You are awesome!!!

  45. Galia Pink on July 20, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Love this video 💫 Major thanks to you 🫶🏻

  46. Donovan M on July 20, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    The most annoying weird space for me is CORNER CABINETS in the kitchen. What is the best way to organize things without crawling into my cabinets for everything??

  47. ChaosChimaere on July 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Really good idea thinking of spilled red wine!

  48. 𝕻𝖎𝖓𝖐𝖗𝕺𝖘𝖊𝖘 on July 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    What’s a magic eraser?? I’m from Denmark.. Scandinavia 😉

  49. sarahPARRAfan on July 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    Love this so much. I appreciate your no nonsense approach and good sense, tempered by your warmth and willingness to be vulnerable in ALL your videos. Also love your humour. Keep posting!

  50. P. Lopez on July 20, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Tip 3 and I’m already commenting. YES! This is it! I need to accept it…

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