“I’ve always had a heart for helping people,” says Samantha Pregenzer, and that ’s what she does every day as the founder of Simply Organized in the San Francisco Bay area. Here she shares some of her strategies for tackling clutter in bedrooms and closets. BASKETS ARE HER SECRET WEAPON. Not neat enough for open shelves? Stash your stuffin attractive bins and baskets. Pregenzer favors ones with a fabric liner so they don’t snag clothes. KIDS’ ROOMS NEED DRAWERS. ”Children are not going to hang their clothes,” Pregenzer says. She recommends dressers, drawers, and cubbies in children’s rooms. “They just love to shove s t u ff i n . ” GET HELP BY THE HOUR . Don’t let money stand in the way of hiring a professional organizer. Pregenzer often consults with clients for an hour or an afternoon—rather than organizing the whole proje ct— to suggest simple fixes and products that can have a big impact.