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Decant pantry staples (rice, dry beans, chips, candy, cookies, etc) into airtight OXO pop containers because they keep pantry staples fresh for longer than the original packaging ever possibly could and they’ll make everything easy to find — that’s money + time saved.


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They’re designed to be incredibly efficient with the space on your shelves, the rounded corners make for easy pouring, and you press the button on top to open and seal the containers. This eight-piece baking set comes with five containers: two large ones for things like flour, two small ones that you can use for things like sprinkles or powdered sugar, and one medium one that’s perfect to store brown sugar. It also has two plastic scoops that attach to the underside of the large container’s lids, plus a terracotta brown sugar saver that you soak in water for 20 minutes then attach to the lid to keep your sugar soft.

Promising review: “I’ve been using one of these for popcorn storage for years now and recently have bought several sets in different sizes to organize my pantry and countertops. I love how closely together they fit so that I can use every bit of space. The lids fit tightly and are interchangeable between units of the same size. The large ones come with scoops that snap onto the underside of the lid. I also bought the ring that you soak in water to help keep your brown sugar from becoming a rock and it works great! I’ve got these in four sizes and I love them all!” —Marilyn WK

Get them from Amazon: the eight-piece baking set for $59.95, or check out their full selection of Pop containers (including stainless steel options) plus all the options for Pop jars and canisters.

Thumbnail image credit: Emi A on Amazon.


Rebecca O’Connell / BuzzFeed, Amazon

They’re designed to be incredibly efficient with the space on your shelves, the rounded corners make for easy pouring, and you press the button on top to open and seal the containers. This eight-piece baking set comes with five containers: two large ones for things like flour, two small ones that you can use for things like sprinkles or powdered sugar, and one medium one that’s perfect to store brown sugar. It also has two plastic scoops that attach to the underside of the large container’s lids, plus a terracotta brown sugar saver that you soak in water for 20 minutes then attach to the lid to keep your sugar soft.

Promising review: “I’ve been using one of these for popcorn storage for years now and recently have bought several sets in different sizes to organize my pantry and countertops. I love how closely together they fit so that I can use every bit of space. The lids fit tightly and are interchangeable between units of the same size. The large ones come with scoops that snap onto the underside of the lid. I also bought the ring that you soak in water to help keep your brown sugar from becoming a rock and it works great! I’ve got these in four sizes and I love them all!” —Marilyn WK

Get them from Amazon: the eight-piece baking set for $59.95, or check out their full selection of Pop containers (including stainless steel options) plus all the options for Pop jars and canisters.

Thumbnail image credit: Emi A on Amazon.

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Stack skillets and pans on an organizer rack to make it simple to grab the exact one you need without pulling three other pans out along with it.

four slot wire rack with muffin pan, cutting board, skillet, and skillet lid stacked in their respective slots


Amazon

It also works well for baking sheets, cutting boards, and lids! And because it’s made of a sturdy metal, it can actually support the weight of cast-iron.

Promising review: “I always hated trying to find my cookie sheets or lids, but this has helped tremendously. It has sections wide enough to handle lids and a couple of cookie sheets per section. Helped me get organized!” —Celia Kay Aaron

Get it on Amazon for $9.87 (available in either black or silver).

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Transform the inside (or end!) of one of your cabinet doors into an incredibly convenient ~seasoning station~ with these acrylic spice shelves.

four narrow clear acrylic shelves on side of reviewer's kitchen cabinets, each with about six jars of spices each


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Want to put these up in a rental? Secure them with the completely removable Command Picture-Hanging Strips instead of the included adhesive, like this reviewer (pictured!) did, although they come with all the hardware you need to install the old-fashioned way. You could also mount ’em on your backsplash, on the inside of your pantry door, or even in your bathroom for things like nail polish. They fit spice jars up to to three inches on the bottom.

Promising review: “I was looking for something to hold our shot glasses. These are perfect! They are durable, stable and don’t feel cheap. They come with the hardware you need, including wall anchors, to hang them. With these, I don’t worry that my shot glasses are going to fall off. I love these! Worth the buy.” —Kelley

Get a set of three (with ends on either side, best if you want to install *inside* a cabinet, so the spices don’t slide off) on Amazon for $31.99 (also available without ends, as pictured above).

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Or display your spices on a pull-down rack so all your go-to blends are always right at your fingertips.


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Promising review: “Just what I needed! I’m short. My cabinets are tall. Being able to bring my often used spices TO me has been a huge boon and made cooking much more pleasant — not to mention helping me keep my spice cabinet organized. The wire seems a little flimsy until you install it, after which it feels much more sturdy. Installation was only a little complicated because of the layout of my cabinets, though I just had to measure, mark, and drill some pilot holes. I was also pleased at just how many bottles these things can hold. Excellent buy.” —Sarah A.

Get it on Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).


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Promising review: “Just what I needed! I’m short. My cabinets are tall. Being able to bring my often used spices TO me has been a huge boon and made cooking much more pleasant — not to mention helping me keep my spice cabinet organized. The wire seems a little flimsy until you install it, after which it feels much more sturdy. Installation was only a little complicated because of the layout of my cabinets, though I just had to measure, mark, and drill some pilot holes. I was also pleased at just how many bottles these things can hold. Excellent buy.” —Sarah A.

Get it on Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

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Tame your plastic container cabinet with the help of a storage drawer: it literally brings everything in the back corner forward, where you can actually reach it.

blogger's bottom cabinet with open white plastic drawer; plastic and glass storage containers are stacked on top of and within the drawer


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Which will make it easier to keep everything nice and neat! From Polished Habitat.

Get a similar plastic drawer from Target for $9.99.

Or get a somewhat smaller metal version of this drawer on Amazon for $24.87 (available in three colors), or a set of four somewhat smaller plastic drawers for $64.50.

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Protect your knives from clanking up against each other (which ultimately just dulls them down) using a knife block specifically designed to organize drawers.

the bamboo block in a drawer; it has two tiers, one with 11 slots, the other with five


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This is one of those rare products with 4.8 stars — an incredibly high rating. It can fit up to 16 knives, and works even if you have a bunch of mismatched knives you’ve acquired over the years.

Promising review: “Great product! Purchased two to fit side by side. Each piece holds about 10-11 knives comfortably and the wide slots are great for larger knives. Drawer height for us is three inches and handles fit well with plenty of clearance. We have a broad selection of knife sizes and shapes. Top slots are good for smaller knives like paring or steak, and bottom slots hold everything from bread knives to western chef and Santoku styles.” —RF n NC

Get it on Amazon for $22.95.

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Extend the life of fruits and veggies with a produce saver that really does keep berries, bell peppers, spinach, lettuce, and more day-one fresh for nearly two weeks.


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I know these work because I’ve tried ’em, and have been using them almost every week for seriously three years now. On March 5 (2018), I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. Then I checked them 10 days later, on March 15 (again, 2018) — and took these photos! Not that I wouldn’t eat the dehydrated one, if that was my only option, but given the choice? I’ll take a fresh strawberry every day! They really, truly do work; have saved me SO much money over the past year; and are 100% top-rack dishwasher safe, to boot. You can read my full Rubbermaid Freshworks review for more!

Get a pack of two big lettuce-sized containers and one medium strawberry-sized container from Amazon for $34.92, or individually in five different sizes for $12.81+


Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

I know these work because I’ve tried ’em, and have been using them almost every week for seriously three years now. On March 5 (2018), I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. Then I checked them 10 days later, on March 15 (again, 2018) — and took these photos! Not that I wouldn’t eat the dehydrated one, if that was my only option, but given the choice? I’ll take a fresh strawberry every day! They really, truly do work; have saved me SO much money over the past year; and are 100% top-rack dishwasher safe, to boot. You can read my full Rubbermaid Freshworks review for more!

Get a pack of two big lettuce-sized containers and one medium strawberry-sized container from Amazon for $34.92, or individually in five different sizes for $12.81+

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And stretch the amount of time you have to use fresh basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme, dill, rosemary, and more with an herb keeper.


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You simply add a small amount of water up to the line, then add your herbs!

Promising review: “I was able to place two large bunches of cilantro and one large bunch of fenugreek. The gate made it super easy to place all herbs neatly, as well as super easy to take the required amount of herbs out. The herbs stayed 100% fresh for four weeks, and I only changed the water twice. Super happy with the purchase!” —Chakuli

Get it on Amazon for $11.99+ (available in small or large).


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You simply add a small amount of water up to the line, then add your herbs!

Promising review: “I was able to place two large bunches of cilantro and one large bunch of fenugreek. The gate made it super easy to place all herbs neatly, as well as super easy to take the required amount of herbs out. The herbs stayed 100% fresh for four weeks, and I only changed the water twice. Super happy with the purchase!” —Chakuli

Get it on Amazon for $11.99+ (available in small or large).

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Conceal your sponges, brushes, scrapers, and other miscellaneous dish-washing tools in a tip-out shelf made from those fake drawers right below your sink.

trays installed on the backside of the fake drawers holding sponges and soap


Home Depot

Plus they let you take advantage of all the extra storage space hiding behind those fake drawers! The trays themselves are designed to install with screws (which would be the most permanent and durable way to go about it), but some reviewers have had success with Command Strips. Either way, you can easily pull them out to wipe down in the sink if they get gross. My parents have had these in their house for over three years at this point, and they’re still just as functional and useful as they were on day one.

Promising review: “This is a great use for wasted space in the front of your sink. It gives you an added space for sponges and even a safe place to keep jewelry while washing dishes. The pull down feature is very easy to use. It would also be a great place to hide valuables. Very unsuspecting.” —Katie Gick

Get it on Amazon: the 11-inch tray for $15.95, the 14-inch tray for $17.99, and the soft-close hinges you’ll need for full functionality for $15.75.

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Or simply organize them with a corner tray that lets excess water drain away, instead of puddling up on your kitchen counter.

the triangle-shaped green corner tray with drainage area for sponge and soap, over-sink slot for scrub brushes, and small bar to hang dishcloth


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Promising review: “This caddy saves space at the sink by hanging over a back corner of the sink area. It keeps water from sitting near the hand and dish soap since it drips into the little easy-to-clean tray instead, which tilts towards the sink. The suction cups work great to keep it in place. It is the perfect size. Still holding strong several months later. Excellent product.” —C.J. Moses

Get it on Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

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Maximize the vertical space in your dishes cabinet with an expanding shelf — you’ll no longer have to pull down the stack of salad bowls just to get to the dinner plates.

silver wire expanding shelves holding plates and bowls


Amazon

It expands from about 13 inches to just under 23 inches long. But of course, measure twice, order once!

Promising reviews: “Have only had it two days so not sure about durability yet but it seems a lot sturdier than the white coated ones. Spread out nicely in my cupboard, though not completely to both sides.” —CamilleK

“Just love these storage dividers. Totally transformed my cabinets — used for dishes and serving platters. Sturdy; make sure to measure for fit before purchasing. Highly recommend.” —Emmarose

Get it on Amazon for $19.99 or a pack of two for $29.99 (about $15 each).

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Stuff your reusable bags in one bag with a carabiner on it, so you can hook them both on your car and on your shopping cart.


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From Organizing Junkie and Organizing Made Fun.

Get them from Amazon: a pack of two stroller hook carabiners (pictured left) for $8.55 or a pack of six regular carabiners (not for climbing; similar to what’s pictured right; available in six colors) for $7.99.


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From Organizing Junkie and Organizing Made Fun.

Get them from Amazon: a pack of two stroller hook carabiners (pictured left) for $8.55 or a pack of six regular carabiners (not for climbing; similar to what’s pictured right; available in six colors) for $7.99.

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And if you still keep plastic bags around, corral them in a cute fabric holder that fits right over your pantry doorknob, or hangs neatly on a removable adhesive hook just inside a cabinet door.


Sew Nice Designs / Etsy

Get them from Sew Nice Designs on Etsy — a North Carolina based small business that specializes in small sewn items — for $12.95 each in the arrow-vine prints (available in four colors) or the gingham prints (available in four colors).


Sew Nice Designs / Etsy

Get them from Sew Nice Designs on Etsy — a North Carolina based small business that specializes in small sewn items — for $12.95 each in the arrow-vine prints (available in four colors) or the gingham prints (available in four colors).

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Transform your linen closet (or drawer) by storing each of your sheet sets in one of their pillowcases.

closet with sheet sets stored in pillowcases


Photo by Raymond Hom. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2011.

The pillowcases stack neatly, and you can easily grab everything you need for clean sheet day at once. Read more at Martha Stewart.

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Enlist some Space Bags to collapse pillows and bulky seasonal bedspreads / duvets so they take up only a fraction of your storage space.


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You either vacuum out the air or use the included travel pump — it’s super easy. And they come with screw-on caps to seal up the bags once you’ve deflated them, no worries about leaks later.

Promising review: “Great product. Very well priced. Very large too. In one large bag I can put four king-size plush blankets, three plush dressing gowns and several other winter items. And I still have more room to spare if I wanted. I’ve tried several bags out of the package and nothing has leaked. Seem well made. Vacuum works great, and so does the hand pump (although takes a bit of time hand pumping air out of the huge bags).” —microcameraguy

Get a pack of six of their biggest “jumbo” bags on Amazon for $39.99 (also available in four other sizes, and a combo pack).


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You either vacuum out the air or use the included travel pump — it’s super easy. And they come with screw-on caps to seal up the bags once you’ve deflated them, no worries about leaks later.

Promising review: “Great product. Very well priced. Very large too. In one large bag I can put four king-size plush blankets, three plush dressing gowns and several other winter items. And I still have more room to spare if I wanted. I’ve tried several bags out of the package and nothing has leaked. Seem well made. Vacuum works great, and so does the hand pump (although takes a bit of time hand pumping air out of the huge bags).” —microcameraguy

Get a pack of six of their biggest “jumbo” bags on Amazon for $39.99 (also available in four other sizes, and a combo pack).

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Don’t have a spot under your sink for extra TP, or have a bathroom so big that you can’t reach a new roll when you need it? This toilet paper canister protects new rolls from unruly splashes while still keeping them within arm’s length of the toilet.


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Promising review: “This is a nicely styled toilet paper holder. It is simple and light since it is made out of plastic. It fits three toilet paper rolls and DOES fit the Mega Rolls from Charmin which is what I was worried about. We have one in all three of our bathrooms.” —Colleen Shibley – Shibley Smiles

Get it on Amazon for $16.11.


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Promising review: “This is a nicely styled toilet paper holder. It is simple and light since it is made out of plastic. It fits three toilet paper rolls and DOES fit the Mega Rolls from Charmin which is what I was worried about. We have one in all three of our bathrooms.” —Colleen Shibley – Shibley Smiles

Get it on Amazon for $16.11.

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Or if you’re up for a bit of a splurge, opt for a tic-tac-toe storage shelf that doubles as wall art *and* a fun game you and your household can play together.


TwoOclockWoodworks / Etsy

Honestly I think this, more than maybe anything else in this post, most truly fits the description of “ridiculously clever”!

Two O’Clock Woodworks is an Arizona-based small business that makes cute signs in addition to these playful tic-tac-toe shelves.

Get it from Two O’Clock Woodworks on Etsy for $80+ (available in unfinished or in 19 colors, and with 13 different colors of x’s). Also available without a top and sides for $79+.


TwoOclockWoodworks / Etsy

Honestly I think this, more than maybe anything else in this post, most truly fits the description of “ridiculously clever”!

Two O’Clock Woodworks is an Arizona-based small business that makes cute signs in addition to these playful tic-tac-toe shelves.

Get it from Two O’Clock Woodworks on Etsy for $80+ (available in unfinished or in 19 colors, and with 13 different colors of x’s). Also available without a top and sides for $79+.

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Stash all your hair tools under your cabinet on a compact over-door holder that still leaves them super accessible.

rack with holder especially for hair dryer, and additional slot for curling iron, flat iron, and brush


Amazon

Promising review: “We moved into a new house, and I needed a place for my hair dryer and curling iron that still left me enough storage for other items. This worked perfectly. My hair dryer is a ceramic one and very heavy, and I was worried at first about the width of the holder, but it was wide and sturdy enough to hold it. It really cleared up space under my sink.” —M. Walker

Get it on Amazon for $15.99 (available in six metallic finishes).

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Grab another carabiner to lasso your hair ties so you can always find one when you need it, and repurpose a paperclip holder as a new home for all your bobby pins.


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I recommend this all the time because it’s how I’ve been storing my hair ties for over three years now — and still (*still*!!) have almost all of the original package, which is SUCH a rarity. I’ve been storing my bobby pins in a paperclip holder for longer than I can remember, and for all those years I’ve never even come close to running out of ’em.

Get them on Amazon: a pack of six regular carabiners (not for climbing, available in six colors) for $7.99 and a similar paperclip organizer for $9.89.


Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

I recommend this all the time because it’s how I’ve been storing my hair ties for over three years now — and still (*still*!!) have almost all of the original package, which is SUCH a rarity. I’ve been storing my bobby pins in a paperclip holder for longer than I can remember, and for all those years I’ve never even come close to running out of ’em.

Get them on Amazon: a pack of six regular carabiners (not for climbing, available in six colors) for $7.99 and a similar paperclip organizer for $9.89.

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File your entire nail polish collection away in a handled organizer that essentially lays all your color options out like a menu — you’ll always be able to see exactly what you have.

before: pile of nail polish and after: each polish has its own compartment in handled clear plastic case


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It holds 48 total bottles, 24 on each side, so you can always find the color you want with a single glance.

Promising review: “This is better than advertised. Essie, OPI, Pop-Arrazi, Sinful Colors, SH Instadry, SH Triple Shine, SH Xtrreme Wear, Wet & Wild, SH Hard As Nails and Covergirl all fit perfectly; my Julep colors fit two to a compartment! The first row has adjustable dividers, you can use them to keep odd-shaped bottles or do what I do: use one side for my nail stamper, dotting tools, and the drying drops and the other for foam wedges and nail pens. It looks way neater easily tucked under my vanity instead of the baskets and baskets of polishes I had to hunt through!” —Clouds

Get one on Amazon for $27.89 (available in two colors).

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Sort through all the miscellaneous products that have slowly accumulated under your sink, then install a mesh drawer that’s actually tall enough to hold most bottles.


Bed Bath & Beyond

This is the one that I’ve had in my tiny NYC apartment bathroom for nearly three years now, so I can totally recommend it: it assembles easily, slides smoothly, fits most sizes of products, and holds up under lots of heavy-ish items. (I don’t have it screwed down because it’s plenty sturdy without it, but it does have that option.) I especially love it because it lets me every square inch of space in my cabinet, but I can simply pull out the drawer when I need something from the far back corners.

Promising review: “I love these because it more than doubles the storage space under the sink. Everything is neat and organized. I am able to fit rolls of toilet paper on top which saves a lot of wasted space. I would definitely recommend this product.” —CarolB

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $24.99 (available in three colors).


Bed Bath & Beyond

This is the one that I’ve had in my tiny NYC apartment bathroom for nearly three years now, so I can totally recommend it: it assembles easily, slides smoothly, fits most sizes of products, and holds up under lots of heavy-ish items. (I don’t have it screwed down because it’s plenty sturdy without it, but it does have that option.) I especially love it because it lets me every square inch of space in my cabinet, but I can simply pull out the drawer when I need something from the far back corners.

Promising review: “I love these because it more than doubles the storage space under the sink. Everything is neat and organized. I am able to fit rolls of toilet paper on top which saves a lot of wasted space. I would definitely recommend this product.” —CarolB

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $24.99 (available in three colors).

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Capture bath toys in a mesh bag that hangs from a couple of suction cups, and everything will drip-dry overnight.

bag with one large pocket on bottom fitting dozens of smaller toys, and three smaller pockets on top that fit soaps and lotions


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Promising review: “Not only is there plenty of room for rubber animals, complete foam alphabet and 10 numbers, and other random toys, this organizer actually sticks to the wall! I used Windex on the wall just like the instructions explained, turned the hook, and voila! They stuck to a wall that’s not exactly a flat surface. It also leaves corner tub space available for other bottles. That extra space is priceless! Don’t look any further than this product. It is AWESOME.” —Sara

Get the bag *and* four locking suction cup hooks on Amazon for $9.98.

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Neatly line up all your favorite shoes on a four-tier rack that fits snugly beneath your closet rod — you’ll never have to dig through a disorderly pile for the mate to your favorite sneaker ever again.

white plastic rack organizing heels, flats, and sneakers in a closet


Amazon

It holds up to 20 pairs of shoes, and many reviewers say it’s true, unless you’re trying to organize men’s high-tops or any kind of high boot. (Note: as you can see in the picture above, heels will hang over the back edge, instead of balancing on it.)

Promising review: “It is very sturdy and very easy to assemble, it took me no more than three minutes. Living in New England we can go through all four seasons in one week — even sometimes in one day! — so I am constantly changing shoes. It holds most of my all seasons, everyday shoes. I did find that it is not very heel/stiletto friendly (except for wedges) so I don’t recommend purchasing to store only heels. But if you sit the flat shoes on top of each other instead of side by side you can add up four or five more pairs of flats or flip flops. Overall its a great product.” —BluMethal

Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

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Layer your scarf collection on an organizer designed especially to make all your favorites easy to see and access without taking up too much closet space.


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Promising review: “Love this — it is simple yet perfect. I was using hooks in my closet to hold approximately 30 scarves, some short neck scarves, some double-length long, and some in thicker materials to wear for colder months. I was able to neatly store ALL my scarves on this rack, doubling up some of them, and so far it is durable and works perfectly. And I now have more valuable space in my closet! Such a space-saving organizer!” —jeans

Get it on Amazon for $7.99.


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Promising review: “Love this — it is simple yet perfect. I was using hooks in my closet to hold approximately 30 scarves, some short neck scarves, some double-length long, and some in thicker materials to wear for colder months. I was able to neatly store ALL my scarves on this rack, doubling up some of them, and so far it is durable and works perfectly. And I now have more valuable space in my closet! Such a space-saving organizer!” —jeans

Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

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Divide up your drawers with this set of four organizers whose mantra is definitely “a place for everything, and everything in its place.”

two large boxes and two medium boxes, one each with slots, one each with a grid


Amazon

Promising review: “I recently adopted the KonMari system and although she promotes using shoe boxes and not buying fancy organization pieces, I think these fit the bill perfectly. These foldable, yet sturdy, boxes hold 24 pairs of underwear, 16 pairs of socks, eight bras, and six ‘others’; I use mine for sports bras and camisoles. All in all, for the price, I would definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to maximize space, organize, and be able to see all of their items at once.” —brittany Schatz

Get the set on Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six colors).

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Or file your socks and underwear away in a honeycomb drawer sorter — it’s so easy to just tuck each pair of in its little zone you won’t be able to resist using it.


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Promising review: “Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but… It’s totally worth it. The gratification I get from being able to see exactly what I have, neatly organized, easy to find… Wow. The actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. The number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it.” —Brigette

Get them on Amazon for $19.99 each.


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Promising review: “Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but… It’s totally worth it. The gratification I get from being able to see exactly what I have, neatly organized, easy to find… Wow. The actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. The number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it.” —Brigette

Get them on Amazon for $19.99 each.

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Exhibit your favorite jewelry that you wear all the time on a simple wall-mounted organizer that you can hang up in your closet, on a door, or wherever works best in your space.

wood organizer with small shelf, cork section for stud earrings, wire section for dangle earrings, and two rows of 13 hooks for necklaces and bracelets


Love For County / Etsy

This is another excellent candidate for the completely removable Command Picture-Hanging Strips, if you don’t want to nail it to your walls.

Promising review: “It’s perfect and well-made. I love that there’s so many hooks, and the cork board is so nice for earring studs. :)” —ccm86582

Get it from Love for County on Etsy for $60 (14 inches long; also available in two other lengths and a variety of colors; check out the full selection on their store page).

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Display your makeup, perfume, and brushes somewhere they’re right at your fingertips — this countertop organizer makes everything look neat when all you have to do is kinda throw it all in there.

white organizer; top has five wider rectangular slots and four slots for brushes, bottom drawer has three sections


Amazon

As you can see in the picture, the bottom drawer is lined with felt for jewelry, but some reviewers remove it so they can stash more makeup goodies.

Promising review: “This organizer is just what I needed. I had makeup all over the counter plus another box to hold my jewelry. Now all is neatly together and organized and my counter has a lot more room. I recommend. It is cute, I know it is plastic but that doesn’t matter, there is felt in the bottom of the pull out drawer for jewelry or whatever you need to use it for. I highly recommend.” —Debbie Stanely

Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

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Or, if you prefer to keep your makeup in a drawer, give everything a designated spot with an expandable, compartmented tray.

clear tray in a drawer, expanded to fit to either edge


Amazon

Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE how this looks in my makeup drawer! It makes me feel ‘fancy’. That may sound silly, but I’m very girly and it makes me so happy every time I see it. Great product for organizing. My drawer is very deep so I actually layered these and it works perfectly. I can see through the top one when searching for a product I may only use occasionally.” —Heidi

Get it on Amazon for $11.99.

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Protect your seasonal clothes and shoes by stowing them under your bed in these collapsible bags. The fabric lets clothes breathe (preventing musty smells), and the clear window on top lets you know exactly what’s inside.


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Promising review: “Living in a small apartment calls for storage wherever you can get it, and these are a great solution for seasonal linens. I keep my heavier blankets and sheets in here until the weather calls for it. The fabric is thin, but for the price, it does the job. Keeps the linens dust- and mold-smelling free!” —Ashley

Get a set of two on Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

Want more? Here are 18 more smart under-bed organizers!


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Promising review: “Living in a small apartment calls for storage wherever you can get it, and these are a great solution for seasonal linens. I keep my heavier blankets and sheets in here until the weather calls for it. The fabric is thin, but for the price, it does the job. Keeps the linens dust- and mold-smelling free!” —Ashley

Get a set of two on Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

Want more? Here are 18 more smart under-bed organizers!

31.

Hide some major extra storage on the back of almost any door with this adjustable, customizeable cabinet that mounts directly onto the hinges.


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To install, you simply close and lock your door, remove the hinge pins, line up the cabinet, then put the hinge pins back in! It comes with eight adjustable shelves, and can fit the contents of five medicine cabinets. You do need at least 3.5 inches between the hinge and the back wall for it to fit.

Promising review: “This is a must-have for any small space. My bathroom has no medicine cabinet — just a mirror — and is pretty small so storage is a huge deal. I know it states it needs a two-person install but I put this together and hung it in about an hour by myself with very minimal effort. This fits sooo much stuff it really is amazing, and it doesn’t impede any operation of the door. I can’t fully explain how much I recommend this.” —happy shaver

Get it on Amazon for $189.99+ (available without or with a mirror).


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To install, you simply close and lock your door, remove the hinge pins, line up the cabinet, then put the hinge pins back in! It comes with eight adjustable shelves, and can fit the contents of five medicine cabinets. You do need at least 3.5 inches between the hinge and the back wall for it to fit.

Promising review: “This is a must-have for any small space. My bathroom has no medicine cabinet — just a mirror — and is pretty small so storage is a huge deal. I know it states it needs a two-person install but I put this together and hung it in about an hour by myself with very minimal effort. This fits sooo much stuff it really is amazing, and it doesn’t impede any operation of the door. I can’t fully explain how much I recommend this.” —happy shaver

Get it on Amazon for $189.99+ (available without or with a mirror).

32.

A cube organizer can both display and disguise all kinds of things — toys, game controllers and headsets, books, candles, you name it — all while serving as a handy entryway table, TV stand, clothes dresser, office cabinet…whatever you need most.

dark brown storage unit holding books, decorative boxes, lamp, and with three cubes turned into drawers


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Walmart has these in all sizes, shapes, and wood finishes, depending on what you need; here’s the full selection. This 4×2 unit can also be assembled vertically, if you prefer! Each cube is 12×12.

Promising reviews: “My husband and I are gamers and we have more than two video game consoles. This saved our lives! It’s enough for a 60-inch TV and more. It’s amazing. Not to mention, it matches with the industrial aesthetic I am going for.” —Jess

“My daughter is two and we have a baby on the way. With toys everywhere and no space for a toy box this was the PERFECT piece of furniture that allows us to store all my daughter’s stuff while keeping the living area looking nice.” —Ann

Get it from Walmart for $87 (available in two finishes).

33.

Have an entertainment setup you already love? Quickly reclaim the living room as ~grown up space~ by hiding away all the random kids’ toys in a storage ottoman.


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It can go behind your couch, along a wall, or work as a substitute coffee table. From Rooms by Melissa Boyer Interiors.

Get the bench-style ottoman pictured on the right on Amazon for $131.19+ (available in three colors).


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It can go behind your couch, along a wall, or work as a substitute coffee table. From Rooms by Melissa Boyer Interiors.

Get the bench-style ottoman pictured on the right on Amazon for $131.19+ (available in three colors).

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And in the ~kids’ space~, this toddler-size storage shelf will make it easy for them to actually reach all their favorite toys — which just so happens to make clean up that much easier, too.

four kid-height shelves that hold one narrow, one medium, and one large bin each; the bins are red, blue, yellow, and green


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The only way to make it better = if it somehow taught your kids to actually clean up without you asking, first!

Promising review: “I bought this to help store smaller toys in our play room. Other bins were so big it was hard for my daughter to find what she wanted. Now that she can see everything her toys get more play. She also loves that she can take out and carry the bins anywhere she wants. I assembled this myself in about 10 minutes. It’s very sturdy and looks great. It’s the perfect size — not too big, not too small — and holds a surprising amount of toys.” —TheMinimalistMama

Get it on Amazon for $46.81+ (available in three colors/combinations).

35.

Avoid the dreaded Legos on the floor thanks to the Swoop Bag, which contains the mess *and* brilliantly cleans it up with literally zero effort.

child model playing with circular, open bag full of legos, then pulling the drawstrings, then carrying the bag on their back


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Swoop is a Seattle-based small business (the bags are also made in Seattle!) that makes three sizes of these frankly genius bags, which are made with super durable, water-resistant nylon/poly material and nylon cords. And you can use them to store more than Legos! Any small toy that’s hard to clean up is game. Just dump everything in the pile, then pull up on the cords to condense it all into a bag that you can hang from a bedpost, hook, or simply tie off and slide onto a shelf.

Get the pictured large size from Swoop in royal blue for $52 (available in 13 colors here), or check out their shop to see the other sizes of similar bags!

36.

Reduce the shelf space all those plastic DVD or video game cases take up to just 2.8 inches: get a disc keeper that’ll protect all your favorite movies (and keep ’em in alphabetical order, if you so choose).


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This also works well for CDs, if you still have ’em laying around — and still listen to them.

Promising review: “I mean, this thing is HUGE! We got rid of all the DVD cases and keep our DVDs in this thing. We agonized over doing it, but we’re adults now. We don’t NEED the cases with the pictures and the inserts and we need to maximize space and stuff. It really does save a bit of space.” —T&B

Get the 128-capacity binder for $16.61 or a 400-capacity binder for $31.54, both on Amazon.


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This also works well for CDs, if you still have ’em laying around — and still listen to them.

Promising review: “I mean, this thing is HUGE! We got rid of all the DVD cases and keep our DVDs in this thing. We agonized over doing it, but we’re adults now. We don’t NEED the cases with the pictures and the inserts and we need to maximize space and stuff. It really does save a bit of space.” —T&B

Get the 128-capacity binder for $16.61 or a 400-capacity binder for $31.54, both on Amazon.

37.

Any papers you want to keep long-term can look nice sitting on the bottom shelf in your office. Just file them away in these lidded boxes.

the two grey fabric-covered boxes on a shelf, one labeled "craft" and the other "taxes"; they have chrome-lined handle slots


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Promising review: “These by far exceeded my expectations. I’m in the process of a major organization project and these are perfect because they are very clean-looking, sturdy, and durable. I’m using them for my files as well as other things like office supplies and small electronics I don’t use every day. They are perfect for getting clutter put away when your home doesn’t have enough cabinets and drawers.” —RaVo

Get one on Amazon for $26.96 (available in four colors and in discount bulk packs).

38.

Sneak a little more storage space into that gap between your washer and dryer — this narrow cart’s sturdy enough to hold multiple bottles of heavy detergent.


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Assembled, it’s just eight and a half inches wide!

Promising review: “This cart is perfect. It is sturdy and rolls well. I have a tile floor in the laundry, and it has no issues rolling. The plastic appears and feels strong. It fits perfectly in the 11″ space between my washer and dryer.” —Alicja

Get it on Amazon for $43.99.


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Assembled, it’s just eight and a half inches wide!

Promising review: “This cart is perfect. It is sturdy and rolls well. I have a tile floor in the laundry, and it has no issues rolling. The plastic appears and feels strong. It fits perfectly in the 11″ space between my washer and dryer.” —Alicja

Get it on Amazon for $43.99.

39.

Mount your mops, brooms, and Swiffers on the wall using a genius organizer, and you won’t have to battle the pile of cleaning products in the corner every time you want to sweep the floor.

before: pile of brooms and Swiffers in a corner; after: the whole lot hung up on a wall, so it's easy to get to


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It can fit up to five different brooms/mops/etc, and has five extra little hooks perfect for things like dusters and dust pans. It also works for rakes and snow shovels!

Promising review: “Absolutely love this product! I cleaned my laundry room last week and wanted to organize all my brooms, mops, and even my mini vacuum. This handled the job and then some! Installed in minutes and is very strong. Love the added hooks, as well.” —Judyque

Get it on Amazon for $16.97.

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Or if you have just one or two items, want to put more space between each, or prefer something you don’t have to nail into the wall, try a few Command Broom Grippers instead.


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Like all Command Strip products, you can easily remove these without damaging your walls or paint at all! Just be sure to follow the included directions for installing and taking them down.

Promising review: “Works perfectly for what I needed them for: holding up my Swiffer and my broom. Should work with anything that can align flush with the wall.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of four on Amazon for $24.90.


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Like all Command Strip products, you can easily remove these without damaging your walls or paint at all! Just be sure to follow the included directions for installing and taking them down.

Promising review: “Works perfectly for what I needed them for: holding up my Swiffer and my broom. Should work with anything that can align flush with the wall.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of four on Amazon for $24.90.

41.

Flip a pallet on its side for one-and-done hockey stick, baseball bat, and other sports equipment storage. (This could totally work for shovels and rakes, too.)

stained palette with the words "shoot, score" painted on the side

42.

Pick up a sturdy rack that’ll gather all your golfing gear in one place and make it look darn good, too.

rack storing two full golf bags full of equipment, plus four shelves storing shoes, balls, or extra items


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Promising review: “Takes about half an hour or so to put together. Instructions aren’t bad but not the greatest. But product is fantastic. Very strong and sturdy and sleek. I fit two fully stocked cart bags filled with clubs plus two pitch and putt stand up bags. Plus side shelf fits at least 100 (probably closer to 150) golf balls in there plus all of your other golf gear. It’s one of the best buys I have made on Amazon. Highly recommended.” —ReggieC10

Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

43.

Assign a spot in the garage or basement for all the kids’ bikes, scooters, shopping carts, and toys with the help of some painter’s tape.

kid's bike, scooter, wagon, pretend shopping cart, and other wheeled toy bin each with a rectangle spot in a blogger's garage


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Get that for $5.50 on Amazon. From I’m An Organizing Junkie.

44.

A simple wall hook can cut the square footage hogged by your bikes in half, wherever you happen to store ’em.


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Pretty much every reviewer agrees: these are excellent hooks, but you’ll definitely want to use your own screws and wall anchors, not the ones included. The hooks themselves are covered in rubber, so they won’t scratch or damage your bike at all.

Promising review: “These hangers are sturdy and well-built. I have four bikes hanging from them in my garage now. Substitute better quality screws and drill pilot holes. I have them 16 inches apart, and then hang the bikes alternating handlebars up and handlebars down. This is a little tight, but definitely navigable. All in all, these hangers are sturdy and I love how they create more floor space in my garage!” —Two Wheels

Get a set of two on Amazon for $19.96.


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Pretty much every reviewer agrees: these are excellent hooks, but you’ll definitely want to use your own screws and wall anchors, not the ones included. The hooks themselves are covered in rubber, so they won’t scratch or damage your bike at all.

Promising review: “These hangers are sturdy and well-built. I have four bikes hanging from them in my garage now. Substitute better quality screws and drill pilot holes. I have them 16 inches apart, and then hang the bikes alternating handlebars up and handlebars down. This is a little tight, but definitely navigable. All in all, these hangers are sturdy and I love how they create more floor space in my garage!” —Two Wheels

Get a set of two on Amazon for $19.96.

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Or pull ’em all the way up above your head (and make more floor space for literally everything else) with a ceiling hoist — it’ll make lifting and lowering your bike as easy as closing the shades.


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Thanks to the pulleys, you won’t *feel* like you’re lifting and lowering something as heavy as your bike. It includes all the mounting hardware you’ll need, and holds up to 50 lbs.

Promising reviews: “Easy to install, once you find the ceiling truss. Ratchet clasp makes makes raising your bike as easy as raising window blinds. Materials seem high quality.”—JKMike

“This product impressed me mightily. We bought two and they are very well designed. Instructions are perfectly adequate and everything you need is there. They fit right onto the lower member off my garage roof trusses and are certainly up to their rated 50 pounds with no issues. Helps to have high ceilings. Easy to use and a great product.” —Jonathan

Get one from REI for $36.95.


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Thanks to the pulleys, you won’t *feel* like you’re lifting and lowering something as heavy as your bike. It includes all the mounting hardware you’ll need, and holds up to 50 lbs.

Promising reviews: “Easy to install, once you find the ceiling truss. Ratchet clasp makes makes raising your bike as easy as raising window blinds. Materials seem high quality.”—JKMike

“This product impressed me mightily. We bought two and they are very well designed. Instructions are perfectly adequate and everything you need is there. They fit right onto the lower member off my garage roof trusses and are certainly up to their rated 50 pounds with no issues. Helps to have high ceilings. Easy to use and a great product.” —Jonathan

Get one from REI for $36.95.

46.

Have a large collection of holiday wreaths? Protect them with drawstring garbage bags, then loop those over hangers to keep ’em off the floor.

row of hangers hung with garbage bags, each with a wreath in it


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These are hanging from a wire shelf that was already in their garage; if you have a big enough spare closet, that could also work! From Organize Your Stuff Now.

47.

And hang your birthday and seasonal wrapping paper where you can see your entire collection at a glance — just repurpose a clear garment bag.

before: wrapping paper rolls in a messy pile and after: wrapping stashed vertically in a garment bag, with a hanger in the top


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Genius! From The Chic Site.

Get a pack of two garment bags on Amazon for $7.49.

48.

Contain that dog-food smell in a wheeled container that also features an extra little bin for all your pup’s most favorite-est treats.

wheeled deep dog food plastic bin with snap-on lid topped with smaller treat bin; cute dog sits next to it


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Promising review: “This container is great! We bought a 15-lb bag of dog food and it fits perfectly. The smaller container fits perfectly on top of the bigger one and is perfect for bags of treats, toys, scoops etc. These worked out perfectly for us! I definitely recommend keeping the pet food in the bag while in the container because it makes it easy for clean up and ensuring that all the food is used.”—Kenneth Davis

Get it on Amazon for $24.59+ (available in seven colors).

49.

While you’ll (probably) never train them to put their toys away, you can find some relief from the dog toy clutter in any simple basket or bin that compliments your room’s aesthetic.

round brown bin with white rope handles and darker brown pawprint


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My parents do this with our poodle’s toys, and it definitely helps their living room and kitchen look neater!

Promising review: “Perfect size for all my lab’s toys! He loves going into his toy bin and pulling out the toys he wants to play with! Great quality material and doesn’t look cheap at all. I bought this to add a nice touch to our home decor, as his previous bins have been quite the eyesores!” —Edb63

Get it on Amazon for $10.96.

You, realizing just how incredibly organized your entire home is now:


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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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