10 Products You Need To Live Your Most Organized Life
Corral your clutter and stay in control.
Closet Rod Expander
Buy It: $7.96; amazon.com
Take advantage of the vacant space below your tops and cardigans by hanging skirts and folded pants on this handy second rod. It doubles your storage space and also keeps everything from getting crushed.
Hanging Closet Organizer
Buy It: $19.99; containerstore.com
Using only 12 inches of closet rod space, you can store just about anything in this vertical organizer—from t-shirts and sweaters to purses, shoes, and hats. It has uses in craft rooms, utility closets, and hall closets, as well; it’s the perfect size for rolls of paper towels, cleaning supplies, or extra craft fabric.
Slim Velvet Hangers
Buy It: $29.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
If you don’t already have these, order them immediately—we promise, they will transform your closet with their narrow, space-saving design and their no-slip velvet covering. They even offer a handy slot just under the hook for belts, scarves and ties. Tip: These come in kids’ sizes, too.
Mesh Lingerie Bags
Buy It: $6.29; amazon.com
These unassuming mesh bags serve a myriad of purposes, both in the laundry room (preserving delicates, keeping tiny baby socks and mittens together) and throughout the rest of the house: They’re perfect for corralling baby supplies on the top rack of your dishwasher (think bottle tops, pacifiers, tiny toddler spoons), and for hanging in the bathtub to dry and store bath toys.
Buy It: $7.20; target.com
Kid-Friendly Storage Ideas
Take advantage of all the nooks and crannies in your home to store your kids' toys, clothing, sports equipment, and even schoolwork. These kid-friendly storage ideas will free up valuable space, and they fit in easily with your home's decor. Something as simple as labeled bins, for instance, makes a huge difference.
Mop and Broom Holder
Buy It: $12.87; amazon.com
The beauty of this multi-purpose door organizer is that it easily holds a variety of skinny, awkward objects—from brooms and mops to baseball bats, golf clubs, and poker sticks. It also includes small hooks, perfect for items like dustpans and jump rope. These organizers are also perfect for hall closets, laundry rooms, garages, and kids’ spaces.
Kitchen Wrap Organizer
Buy It: $24.99; containerstore.com
Store skinny boxes of aluminum foil and plastic wrap in one of these narrow, cabinet-hung baskets to clear out valuable drawer space, while still keeping them in easy reach.
Baking Pan & Cutting Board Organizer
Buy It: $13.97; amazon.com
Stop rattling around in your cabinets for the right baking sheet. This sturdy steel organizer takes up very little space in a cabinet, and it’s the perfect spot to slide in sheet pans, muffin tins, pizza pans, and cutting boards.
Pot Lid Organizer
Buy It: $15.87; amazon.com
Pot lids are awkward for kitchen cabinets—they never stack, and they’re always tumbling out of cabinets at the worst moments. Screw this handy pot lid holder into the inside of a cabinet door (or on the wall of your pantry) for easy and sensible storage. Tip: If the screws that come with the organizer are too deep for your cabinetry, use peel-and-stick Command hooks instead.
Plastic Storage Bins
Buy It: $7.99; amazon.com
These handy plastic bins come in all shapes and sizes—including narrow shoebox-style bins (great for organizing bathroom supplies), under-the-bed boxes (ideal for gift wrap), and oversized bins (perfect for long-term seasonal storage). They’re made for stacking, and their sturdy, latching lids won’t budge.