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    27 Products That'll Help Keep Your Home Organized And Your Roommates Happy

    Did you run the dishwasher last night??

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    1. A magnetic dishwasher sign so nobody will have an excuse for putting dishes in the sink if the dishwasher is dirty.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love my roommates. They are some of my favorite people. What I don't love? The DISH DRAMA. No more with this magnet! I love the understated look; it actually matches my dishwasher so much it looks like it was made for it! The slider goes back and forth easily and the magnet is super strong—does not fall off no matter how many times I open the door and let it drop. I highly recommend this for anyone with more than one dosh loader in the house...this thing is a life (and water!) saver!!" —BAOH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    2. Or a large dish rack if you don't have a dishwasher *and* don't want to spend time hand-drying, but also keep everything looking somewhat neat and orderly.

    Amazon

    This one has an adjustable drain tray.

    Promising review: "It looks really nice and seems very sturdy and durable. Love the giant silicone topped pegs — holds my dishes in place, including wine decanters/glasses and lots of odd-shaped dishes. I like that you can move the caddy around as well." —PezFreak

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A shower storage caddy to help keep all your bathroom items separate from everyone else's.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. Or a shower curtain with pockets – it may look a little strange, but if you don't have any storage space in your bathroom or the shower itself, this curtain will keep things organized so everyone knows where their own products are.

    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 $24.99.

    5. A pull-out cabinet organizer to get your stacks of pots and pans in order so you don't have to work as hard to get that one pan you need that alway seems to be in the middle of the pile.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed. I have a standard 34" cabinet and all my pots and pans and lids took up the whole thing lying flat and stacked. My whole Costco set of pots and pans, lids, and lids from my casserole dishes fit nice and neat and I even had room to add another sliding bakeware rack. Do yourself a favor: If you are thinking about getting one of these, stop thinking and do it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99+ (available in 12" and 21").

    6. Some color-coordinating soap dishes so you never accidentally use your roommate's soap ever again (because you know you'll never hear the end of that).

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine colors and styles).

    7. An end table with a storage basket to artfully store things in your common area that you don't want hanging out on the couch or coffee table.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this table! The setup was a breeze. It was simple enough to do while watching an episode of Scandal. I believe it took me 15-20 minutes. I'm using it as a nightstand, and it's sturdy enough to support my 35" TV. You really can't beat the quality at this price!" —petitepineapple808

    Get it from Amazon for $41.43.

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

    9. A set of airtight containers that will keep all your food organized and visible — and also give you an opportunity to ask your roommate if you can throw out the cereal that expired in 2017.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These things feed my overbearing need for everything to match and be out of the way. So glad to get rid of boxes and bags. The variety of sizes allowed me to store just about every dry good or baking essential in my cabinet. I might buy another set of these." —Erin Looney

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $33.95.

    10. A mail holder and cork board so you'll always know where the bill that came in the mail is. Plus, you can leave notes telling your roommates where you're going to be (if you don't feel like texting them).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This simple and sleek organizer helps to keep my girlfriend's mail separate from mine. We use the key hooks for keys that aren't essential (not a good idea to leave car keys out in the open). We have not used the cork board, but it would be nice for reminders or grocery lists. It included all the hardware needed for attaching it to the wall." —Matthew Cihaski

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 12- and 15-inches).

    11. An over-the-cabinet bag holder so you all have a place to put the mountain of plastic bags you've accumulated somehow.

    Amazon

    This holds up to 60 plastic bags.

    Promising review: "We love this! We live in an apartment in New York City and storage is always a nightmare, but we need our bags. This hangs neatly inside the cabinet underneath the sink. The clear hooks make it look modern and undetectable from the outside." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    12. A storage container you can label with the date or your name so nobody gets confused about whose leftovers are whose in the fridge.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great product. I bought these for me, as I wanted to expand my collection of glass containers. I'm particularly happy about the silicon covers and casings around the glass container. It is also easy to remove when you want to clean the glass separately. It's a very solid product. I'm very happy with the purchase." —SiouxsieQ

    Get them from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    13. A double laundry hamper for the bathroom to keep your things separate — for good.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't believe I'm writing a review for a laundry basket, but I love it that much, so here I am. I purchased one at the Container Store that was $90, and once I got it home, it was ok, but I felt guilty for spending that much money on something you throw dirty clothes in. I've recently moved into a new condo where storage is a premium — however, the bathroom is pretty large, which is why I decided I needed something that was publicly presentable. The quality of this hamper goes way beyond the price. It's attractive, stylish even, and very sturdy. I love it." — Alan McGinnis

    Get it from Amazon for $39.96 (available in seven colors).

    14. A wine rack to help free up some precious counter space and make the place seem a little bit fancier than it actually is.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in gold, copper, and silver).

    15. A multi-use stool to stuff all your throw blankets in when you're not using them. Plus, it also doubles as a seat when you have people over!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this for my entryway to allow guests to sit to put on shoes. I didn't know that you could put lots of weight on it, but for what I need is perfect. I was pleasantly surprised to find both ends of the stool have storage, I thought only one did. I absolutely love the color and style." —BrandieBabs

    Get it from Amazon for $31.28+ (available in four colors).

    16. A turntable organizer you'll have a-round for a long time because you won't have to fight about which products you should keep at the front of the 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 $9.03.

    17. A riser to make more space in your medicine cabinet because it probably wasn't designed to have that many people keeping all their things in it.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.14+ (available in four variations).

    18. A lifting coffee table that'll hide all those random magazines and books so well, you might even forget where you put them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This table is totally awesome! I love that I can hide all the millions of controls inside, where no one can see them, and I cannot lose them! I've raised the top and used it that way to work on crafts and studying. This is a brilliant design, and the mechanism appears to be heavy duty. It glides open and closed. It's the best furniture purchase I've made in years! I've had it for several months, and I still love walking into my living room and seeing it there. It's classy and utilitarian, kind of like me. LOL." —restless wanderer

    Get it from Amazon for $105.64+ (available in black and brown).

    19. A toilet paper stand with a spot to hold extra rolls so you aren't totally out of luck when one of your roommates finishes a roll and doesn't replace it.

    Amazon

    Promising Review: "This free-standing toilet paper stand solved my household problem tremendously! At my home, my kids and husband would leave an empty shell of tube and any replacement is just placed atop the traditional TP holder. This has made everyone's responsibility easier." —Mixknickknacks

    Get it from Amazon for $20.89+ (available in five colors).

    20. A three-compartment plastic lid organizer to prevent an avalanche of plastic containers every time you open your cabinets (and to prevent you from screaming and waking up your roommates).

    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 $12.99.

    21. A shoe rack and bench so you're not tripping over shoes as soon as you walk through the door.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this little bench for our entryway to sit and put shoes on. It's just right for our needs. The height is good, plus it's very sturdy and was very simple to put together. It doesn't take up a lot of space but is still big enough to sit comfortably. I'm very happy with this purchase." —Apple

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in four colors).

    22. And a shoe drying mat for the winter months, because there's nothing much worse than someone tracking snow and dirt through your place and inevitably stepping in a wet puddle while wearing socks.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is small but fits very nicely by the door. It holds two pairs of big snow boots on rack or four pairs total. We live in northwest Montana so we have big snow boots. I really like this product. Plus, the price was amazing." —SkiP

    Get it from Amazon for $15.02.

    23. An over-the-cabinet caddy that'll help any argument about counter space in the bathroom ~blow~ over.

    Amazon

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

    24. A non-slip couch armrest with pockets so you'll never again be forced to spend 10 minutes looking for the remote.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This works perfectly for the 'Remote King.' We have several game systems and separate remotes for the TV and the cable box; this gives ample storage for all. I especially like the large pocket for those odd-shaped and/or larger remotes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in seven colors).

    25. A stand so you'll have a place to store all your umbrellas and also be able to quickly grab one when you realize it's raining outside.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    26. An over-the-toilet organizer because, when multiple people use one bathroom, you somehow always need more storage no matter how big that bathroom is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This space saver is a wonderful thing to have in small spaces, and it looks great!! I am so happy with my purchase!! It was easy to assemble and the instructions made sense." —Lov2seay

    Get it from Amazon for $65.98 (available in brown, gray, and white).

    27. And a handy app called Tody that lets you divide your household chores so you don't get stuck cleaning the bathroom EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Plus, it turns claiming your tasks into a sort of game, where you get to "check in."

    iTunes

    Get the app from iTunes for $6.99 or Google Play for free (with an in-app subscription).

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