Organizing a home is hard. Keeping a home organized is even harder. For those that have “ clean this mess up” on their resolutions list, we hear ya. From the kitchen, to the bedroom, to the laundry room, we selected products that’ll help keep your space nice and tidy.
And we mean keep. For the long haul. We’ve got drawer organizers, shoe stackers, and a super handy bin for batteries. Let this list inspire you to get started. Because clearing up physical space = clearing up mental space. Get to it.
Like kitchen cabinets, for one. Now you’ll have an extra level to place dishes and glasses. You can also use it for pantry items, pots and pans, or bakeware. Or you could even use it as a laptop stand if you need a little boost. ($54/set of 2, Open Spaces)
Neatly folded piles never stay neat. That’s just science. But these expandable dividers will help with that. You’ll finally be able to keep items separate. And they can work in the kitchen or bedroom. Wherever you need some division. Bless. ($11.99+, Amazon)
This little organizer is space-saving 101. Why go horizontal when you can go vertical? So you’ll get more room in drawers, which is especially important in tiny kitchens. You’ll be able to add more utensils and you’ll even have space for larger knives and tools. ($20.95/set of 2, Amazon)
It’s strong, durable, and oh-so chic. The handles mean it can easily travel to any room (without being dragged), and it’s handcrafted by Makaua’s artisan weavers. This community of 50 families produces hand-woven products for fair wages. Shop smart, do good. ($89, Goodee)
Each unit can be adjusted to four heights. So you can fit heels, sneakers, mules, and sandals. The little grooves on the platforms will stop the shoe from sliding off, too. So instead of placing shoes side-by-side, you’ll be placing them on top of each other. More space? Sounds like an excuse to buy a new pair. ($33.99/pack of 20, Amazon)
Zero order means that things get shoved to the back and then expire. With these bins, you’ll be able to group like items (yogurts, fruits, and veggies). So you can see what you have stock of and what you’re running low on. Making a list for grocery day has never been so easy. ($32.99/set of 6, Amazon)
Because otherwise they just get tossed into a cabinet. And then you can never match the right lid with the right bottom. Etc, etc. End the mess with this organizer. The dividers are adjustable and each compartment can fit both square and round lids. Phew. ($19.99, Amazon)
With three shelves and a towel ring, you’ll have room for extra toiletries and rolls of toilet paper. Not everything you buy can be shoved in your medicine cabinet (no matter how hard you try). Also bonus — it rolls. ($79, Urban Outfitters)
Collect the random items that clutter counter space. Like olive oil and vinegar, a paper towel roll, spices, and measuring cups. You can hang towels, your most-used spatula, and more. With more room, you’ll be able to meal prep. And have some extra space for an appliance. ($50, Food52)
Whenever you really need a new battery, you’re never able to actually find one. But with this bin, you’ll be able to store batteries by size. So with just a glance, you’ll know what you’ve got and what you need to buy. ($7.99, The Container Store)
Just picture it: all your detergent, dryer balls, and laundry bags in one place. No more scattered supplies, missing measuring cups, or lost stain-removing sprays. Everything will be in one place and available when you need it. Finally. ($88.99, Wayfair)
It’s got a few drawers for pens and notepads, a space for a mug, and a mount for your phone. A desk that is messy doesn’t give off huge productivity vibes (at least not for us). So this piece will come in handy when you really need to focus and get to work. ($26.89+, Amazon)
Lots of cute prints for every occasion, but no place to put them. Maybe they’re currently huddled in the corner of a closet collecting dust. This unit has room for up to 24 rolls, with smaller pockets for ribbons, gift bags, cards, and tissue paper. No more scrambling when you’re wrapping a present. You’ve now got a one-stop-shop for all things gifting. ($22.95+, Amazon)
The drawers lower to eye level, so you don’t need to stand on your tippy toes to get a better look. You’ll also get sticky labels to place on the front. Just in case you were worried about memorizing what spice you placed where. It can fit more than 24 bottles (depending on size). Tbh, it’ll become your kitchen BFF. ($49.99, Bed Bath & Beyond)
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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