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    May 5, 2019

    40 Must-Have Organization Products Under $20

    "I mean, I've won awards for my organization skills." —Monica Geller and you after reading this post

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    1. A tool rack so all your cleaning utensils (i.e. mops, brooms, etc.) are nice and orderly. They'll also take up less space hanging neatly on the wall instead of in the corner of a closet.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a small apartment and the broom closet was always a mess: the brooms would hit me in the face whenever I took the trash out. This holder saved me so much stress! The slots have little rollers that can move to fit just about any size mop or broom, and there are also little hooks that can drop down if you want to hold towels or the dust pan, which is what I use them for. This is a must-have organizational tool!" —Jacqui Nibbelin

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 3- and 5-position).

    2. An over-the-cabinet holder that'll make it so you always know exactly where your cutting boards are.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (4 standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble, and it's completely versatile. Just hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    3. Some flip-out bins designed to keep nuts, bolts, nails, and more exactly where you want, instead of that "safe place you'll totally remember" even though when you actually need them, you won't remember and just buy more.

    containerstore.com

    Get it from The Container Store for $11.19.

    4. An outlet shelf to give your bathroom products ~a lift~ off your oh-so-precious counter space.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a small shelf for my bathroom to put my mini speaker on, and this is the BEST! The size is perfect; I love it." —Kimberly MacNeill

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. A five-shelf hanging closet organizer for storing random things that take up more space on a hanger (such as sweaters or scarves or other non-hangable things like shoes).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This hanging shelf freed up a lot of space in my coat closet. It took an untamed mess of scarves, mittens, hats, and cleaned it up. The hangers are strong, metal, and unlikely to get bent out of shape from normal use. The build of the cloth shelves is sturdy enough for heavy sweaters or lighter toys, but I would refrain from storing things like shoes in this organizer." —Larson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87 (available in bronze and grey).

    6. A shower curtain with pockets that may look a little strange, but if you don't have any storage space in your bathroom or shower, this will keep everything right where you need it.

    Amazon

    Plus, it can be used as both a shower curtain (facing out) or a shower liner (facing in).

    Promising review: "This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving, and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We've had this in the shower for three months now, and it's great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap. Yes, the soap can 'stick' to the mesh, but really it's not bothersome at all. The lower pockets are accessible when taking a bath. We've had no issues with mildew/mold, weird smells, or the pockets tearing away from the curtain. Definitely one of my favorite practical purchases!" —Rachel B.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    7. Some cable ties to keep your charging cords and headphones from getting tangled in the worst knots imaginable. I want to know what do they do inside my bag that they get so tangled every. single. time.????

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these things. No, seriously. They have so many uses that I didn't even think about when I initially ordered them! I bought them to use as cable ties for my desk, but I've also started using them to wrap cords for stored appliances, to to keep my headphones from getting tangled in my purse, and I even use them to wrap the handles of my canvas grocery bags together to keep stuff from falling out!" —Nicole N.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. A wall organizer you can put all your important documents in and then grab them when you need them, instead of searching through that pile that's been sitting on your desk for wayyy too long.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As someone who works from home two days a week and has a cramped working area, this is the best organizational folder ever. I have easy and quick access to all of my most important documents, and I love that I'm also able to compact this into a portable file organizer. Plus, the bottom folder has a calendar slot that I use!" —MissJinny

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    9. An over-the-cabinet organizer because one person TOTALLY needs a blow dryer, two straighteners, three curling irons, and an assortment of other tools. Those tools are your secret to fabulous hair, and you should never compromise on that!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great design! My hair styling tools are hidden when I'm not using them, but it's still so easy to grab them whenever I need to. Delivery was also super fast." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    10. A wall hook because a coat closet is a luxury we all don't have in life, so until then, this will keep your coats and scarves in a safe place rather than piled up on that chair.

    Ikea

    Promising review: "I have had two of these mounted in our mud room for over a year, and they hold everything! We have coats and bags on every rack all winter long." —Eileen25

    Get a seven hook rack from Ikea for $14.99.

    11. Some chic storage drawers you can put all your makeup in. It will be out of sight, but definitely not out of mind.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am beyond satisfied with these drawers! I ordered a few units and since they are stackable, they save a lot of space on my vanity. I store all my makeup in them and I'm able to keep everything very organized. Tip: I viewed quite a few videos on YouTube about makeup storage suggestions, and these drawers are very popular!" —S Fabulous

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90 (available in 14 colors).

    12. A closet organizer because accessories are some of the hardest things to keep orderly, right? This magic device is basically 14 hangers in one.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I just moved into a tiny apartment and needed a space-saving way to store my bags in my closet without creasing them. This hanging rack is perfect! My backpacks, big totes, and small purses all fit, and the rack itself seem very sturdy. Plus, each hook is pretty wide, meaning multiple bags can be hung on one hook. Great item for the price!" —CSG

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    13. A wire basket you can put in your bathroom and fill with hand towels, wash cloths, and anything else that'll make you feel like you're at a fancy hotel.

    ikea.com

    Promising review: "This is great! I’m using it as a storage caddy for all of my washing machine items. It is perfect for storing extra hand towels in and those small boxes of dryer sheets that seem to move everywhere." —Rachel226

    Get it from Ikea for $14.99.

    14. A hanger stacker you'll be so thankful for when you realize you never have to fight through a tangled mess of hangers to get the one you need to hang your shirt. Leave the untangling to Rapunzel.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I grew tired of throwing my empty hangers into a pile in my closet. They would get all tangled up and really frustrated the heck out of me every time I had to put clothes away! This hanger stacker seemed like an easy solution and boy, was I right! It assembles really easily (just two screws and an Allen wrench) and it is good at keeping my hangers organized. Buy one — you won't regret it!" —Bubbles456

    Get it from Amazon for $18.36.

    15. An over-the-cabinet plastic bag holder so you can grab a plastic bag whenever you need one. It's all about reusing and recycling, right?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This grocery bag holder does exactly what it says it will! It is so easy to ball up the bags and drop them in the top, and also easy to pull one out when needed. It takes up minimal space, and it looks good, too! I should have bought this years ago!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight colors).

    16. A bag with five clear windows so you don't have to unzip the whole thing only to realize that the shirts you *thought* you put in there are actually somewhere else.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fits right under my bed, and slides in and out with ease. Its always so hard to find things under the bed. But with this, i can easily grab the handle on side of the storage and pull it right from under my bed." —Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    17. A turntable organizer you'll have a-round for a long time because you won't have to fight about what products to keep at the front of your cabinet all the time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This holds all of my cooking oils and most-used seasonings. They now take up less room than they did before because they no longer have to be visible at the front! Now I just have to spin the lazy Susan and grab whatever I need." —Lone Wolf

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. An acrylic storage box that'll make you feel like you're a beauty influencer when you use it. Everything will look so nice, it may inspire you to get more makeup. Sephora, here you come!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This product is just...wow. I have so much makeup and I thought there was no way that this organizer would fit it all — but it really does fit almost all of my makeup! This thing has seriously changed my life. My makeup is so organized, and I no longer have to search through my drawers looking for products and wasting my time anymore." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A wall mount so you'll not only know exactly where your keys are at all times (game changer), but so you can also write yourself helpful reminders, such as "Rent's due!" or "Take out the trash!"

    Amazon

    Plus, there's a spot to hold your mail.

    Promising review: "This is a must-have for anyone who is constantly misplacing their keys! I also love that I can jot down an item for the grocery store that I need to pick up, and it's also great for storing outgoing mail." —Debbie G.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six colors).

    20. A remote control organizer – just think about how much time you've spent aimlessly looking for the remote after Netflix asks you if you're "Still Watching?"

    Amazon

    Yes, Netflix, I am still watching, and I don't appreciate the judgy tone, okay?

    Promising review: "This is a great remote holder. I was very pleasantly surprised because at that price I didn't expect it to be high quality. However, it is excellent quality! I put my remotes in two compartments, and there was room for my glasses, cell phone and iPod all in the remaining compartment. The inside is smoothly finished, with no sharp or hard edges, so I don't expect anything I put in it to get damaged. Finishing touches are very well done. Straight and even stitches with no threads hanging out. This does a great job of organizing my clutter and makes everything easy to find when I need it. I very pleased that I bought two initially." —AK Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80 (available in nine colors and styles).

    21. An over-the-door mesh organizer that's designed to fit 24 pairs of shoes, but it'll also work wonders for cleaning supplies, toys, and other miscellaneous items. *immediately adds four to my cart*

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wish we would have bought this sooner! It's so convenient to be able to keep so many shoes in a small area, especially here in NYC. This thing sits nicely on top of our door — ours is loaded up, and it's holding up just fine!"—RUCKUS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in black and white).

    22. A water bottle storage rack because somehow you've accumulated so many water bottle that...you don't know what to do with them. Maybe you'll be REALLY thirsty one day and use all of them at once.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I went on an organizing spree throughout my house after the new year and this was perfect for in my cabinet. Water bottles no longer roll and fall out every time I open the door!" —Kendra M

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $25.99.

    23. A day-of-the-week box designed to not only fit pills, but also vitamins and supplements so you always know if you took them.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this because I was horrible at remembering if I took my vitamins or not. I had an alarm set but if I was busy when it went off then a few hours later I'd still be wondering if I remembered to take them or not. Now I can have my pills set out for the week and see if I took them or not." —Loribelle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    24. A desk bookshelf to keep your favorite (and oh-so loved) books so neat that'll you'll want to read them all the time.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered this bookshelf because I needed to organize my daughter's desk that's always covered with toys, notebooks, drawings, and other things. The shelf arrived very fast, was super easy to put together, and now her desk looks great! It holds a lot of her books, and seems pretty sturdy. I would definitely recommend it!" —LanaK569

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    25. A three-compartment plastic lid organizer to prevent an avalanche of plastic containers every time you open your cabinets.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have tons of Tupperware, and the lids flying all over used to drive me bananas. This is one of those simple products that makes a big difference. It has three compartments to hold three different-sized lids. We must have at least 25 lids in there, and they all fit great. It's kind of life-changing!" —Jack

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A compartment tray – your junk drawer doesn't have to look like a junk drawer.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My junk drawer is now nicely organized because of this! This is perfect for my kitchen drawers and all the miscellaneous stuff that accumulates like tape, pencils, extension cords, flashlights, matches, tiny screwdrivers, etc. that clutter them up." —Anneke Van Den Broek

    Get it from Amazon for $8.21.

    27. A pull-down spice rack so you won't have to take out every single spice just to find the garlic powder.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best investment I've made! I'm a little on the short side, and it's hard for me to see all my spices without having them fall out all over the counter while looking for a particular spice. This lets me pull all my spices down, see them all at the same time, and it keeps my cabinet much neater. I am probably going to be ordering a second one!" —Vintage Nana

    Get it from Amazon for $17.36.

    28. Under-bed storage bags to keep your winter clothes and linens out of sight (and out of mind) during the summer months. Closet space is a premium, and we shouldn't feel the need to keep all our clothes in there together.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "When you live in a small apartment, it's really important that you stay organized. I ordered these to hold my winter clothes during warmer months. They fit a lot of things. My queen sized bedding fits in one of them. I really like it." —Susan

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. Drawer dividers that may actually make your day just a little bit better. Take my word for it. It's a small thing, but there's something so nice about not having to rummage through your undies, bras, etc. to find that one pair of socks that goes with the shoes you want to wear.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I never thought I could fix the mess that was my underwear drawer until I bought this organizer. It's perfect! Everything looks neat and in place now!" —Marjorie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.87 (available in grey and brown).

    30. A pots and pans rack so you don't have to take out all of your pans when you really just need that big one at the bottom of the pile.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite organization thing. It keeps the pans all neat and accessible. I don't have to dig through a huge stack of pans trying to get one out. They're just nicely stacked! It is a little tall for the inside of my cabinets, which makes the top shelf not very useable, but I don't even care because the bottom 4 are more than enough room for all of my pans. I still stack two pans on some of the shelves, but I can still easily grab the one I want without having to rattle everything or struggle to pull it out of the bottom. I absolutely love it." —Mama L

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    31. A multi-purpose hanger for your bras and bralettes because those babies don't deserve to be smashed in a drawer over and over and over again.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is just such a great item to have in your closet. I use this hanger to keep my tanks readily available, but you can also use it to hang scarves, belts, bras, etc. Definitely worth the price for the organization it provides!" —281bella

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    32. A bakeware rack with adjustable dividers so you can customize it to fit whatever kitchen supplies you have.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We loved this so much that we bought a second one immediately! This works great for circular pans, cake pans, heavier pans, jelly roll pans, awkward collapsible colanders, cutting boards, whatever you want. Plus, it has non-skid feet which is a big plus!"—Organization Freak / Hobby Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    33. An accordion organizer perfect for students who have a lot of papers the need. You'll give this product an A+.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this to begin organizing my papers towards the end of the academic year, and it has worked perfectly! It doesn't let papers slide around or fly out like a usual folder does. I am also bringing this to Europe with me to organize important traveling documents." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

    34. An upright dinner plate holder because stacking every plate and bowl on top of each other is something you don't have to do. Using this will make it so much easier to get exactly what you need when you're making dinner.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was just what I was looking for to organize our limited cabinet space. My plates are 12 inches across and made of heavy ceramic with scalloped edges, and six of them fit perfectly in the holder." —Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.25.

    35. Clear drawer organizers for your bathroom so your hairbrushes, cotton swabs, toothpaste, and whatever else you need are kept orderly, but easy to access.

    The Container Store

    Get this set of three containers from The Container Store for $9.56.

    36. A travel wallet to keep all your important documents together so you don't spend five minute searching through your carry-on in a PANIC because you can't find your passport.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great travel wallet for passports! It keeps all of your travel documents in one place — I was able to store two passports and airplane tickets in this thing on my last vacation!" —Night Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89 (available in 35 colors).

    37. A battery organizer that may seem a little out there (like: who keeps that may batteries in their home?), but when your remote, smoke detector, and kid's favorite toy all run out of batteries at the same time, you'll be forever grateful.

    amazon.com

    Plus, it has a tester that detaches so you can figure out if the battery is actually dead.

    Promising review: "We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich baggies in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day, I decided to reorganize — I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I'll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized and this is a huge plus." —FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.92.

    38. A kitchen wrap holder to keep your kitchen wrap, baggies, and aluminum foil upright (taking up less space in your pantry).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just what I needed! Great product! It stands perfectly well with or without boxes in it. It is a real game-changer for my cupboard because now my boxes are organized and not all mumble-jumbled falling out when I open the door!" —Bethay

    Get it from Amazon for $33.90.

    39. A three-tier corner shelf organizer for all that china you totally needed to register for...even if you haven't used it once since you got it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought two of these and love them. I wanted something that allowed me to stack the dishes without setting them of top of each other and also looked nice since they're visible through glass cabinet doors. I'm very happy with them." —Sunny

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    40. And a hanging shower caddy to prevent your tub from becoming a place where products go to die (and mold).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This shower caddy is epic! It’s huge and replaced two that I had, with room for more products! It seriously makes me happy every time I take a shower. As a bonus, it doesn’t slip down or fall like most do, it’s very stable. I highly recommend." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $22.87.

    Marie Kondo would be so proud of you.

    Netflix

    Am I doing this right? Sorry, I haven't watched her show yet. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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