We all have an area, closet, shelf or drawer that remains a mess, despite our best efforts. Well, these tips might finally help you clear it, from author Gretchen Rubin.

Five years ago, a tsunami and nuclear disaster led to the mass evacuation of the Fukushima region of Japan. Photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart kept in touch with some of those directly affected by the incident; last September he traveled back to see how they were getting on. He shares some of his photographs, interviews and thoughts about the trip.