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    May 29, 2019

    31 Cheap Things That'll Get Your Life In Order

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    1. A bakeware holder for cupcake tins, cutting boards, pot lids, and any other items you usually throw into a cabinet and pray don't come crashing down. The rack has a no-scratch coating so it won't damage the items you choose to store.

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    Promising Review: "These are so helpful. I was getting tired of having to dig through our pots and pans every time I wanted to cook. I like that you can use this either vertically or horizontally. It really helps when you're tight on space. All of our stuff fits except for one of our very small quart lids. Other than that, it's perfect. A cheap and effective solution to our problem! We bought two of them." —bf

    Get it from Amazon for $8.87.

    2. A felt purse insert to finally bring some order to the black hole that is your bag. It has 13 pockets total with a zippered middle pocket that can be removed.

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    Say goodbye to days of lost chapsticks and misplaced sunglasses. Before you order, measure the inside of your bag to get the best fit!

    Promising review: "This thing is great! I have a large bag I use as a carry-on when I fly by plane. Unfortunately it has very few pockets and is just like a bottomless pit. This fit in perfectly. I was able to organize all my items quite well. They were easy to retrieve in flight and in the airport. I didn't use the zipper compartment at all, but did put that piece in to use it as a divider. It is well-made and sturdy. Be sure to measure your inner bag space first!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in four sizes and 12 colors).

    3. A mop and broom rack ideal for cleaning supplies. It'll lift everything off the floor, providing a place to hang rags and dustpans. And it can be mounted on any wall.

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    Promising review: "This little contraption is life changing. I am so glad I finally bought it! We have been embracing minimalism for several years, but some things have just continued to feel cluttered just because of the nature of them. This holder has taken something that was annoying to deal with multiple times a day (broom falling over, mop falling out of the closet, etc.) and completely solved the problem. My husband installed it in about five minutes. The strength of the hold in each slot is perfect — it's held securely, but is still easy to pull items out. And the little fold down hooks for the dustpan are amazing! I didn't know those were even on it until it was up. It's rare that I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of something. Don't hesitate and just get it!" —askeatons

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A wall-mounted mail and key organizer to prevent the infamous "where the heck are my keys?" search just as you're about to head out the door. This one has five hooks and two pockets for important bills.

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    All necessary wall mounting hardware is included!

    Promising review: "This caddy is very useful and helpful. Our entire family uses it to keep up with all of our various keys. We didn’t use the mounting kit that came with it because it was more convenient to just use command strips to avoid damaging the wall. We placed it directly behind our front door so that as soon as we walk in the door or prepare to leave home, we always know where our keys last were. We also used it as a reminder to mail or take various things out the door with us. It was worth the purchase." —Cali Gal

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

    5. An internet address and password book, because you forget your numerous usernames and passwords every single day. Now you'll finally have one place to list everything, but pro tip — keep this in a very safe place!

    Amazon

    The notes app on your phone probably isn't the smartest place to keep sensitive passwords...

    Promising review: "Since it is spiral bound inside the cover, it lays flat when opened. The back of the book has a registry of Internet Service Providers, home network settings, software license numbers, and several pages for notes. There is an elastic band vertically down the back which you can stretch over onto the front to keep the book closed, especially nice for your purse or briefcase. The paper is a substantial grade for the purpose and is cream shade, much easier on the eyes. Everything considered, this is a terrific register and should contain everything one would need." —eve

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    6. A set of interlocking bins to keep that infamous junk drawer clean so you don't have to spend an hour searching for something you need asap. Everyone knows more organization equals less stress.

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    The junk drawer is probably the most opened drawer in your home, so why not make it less of a headache? There are eight total and they're completely modular, so you can arrange them in any way you want.

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME!! I love the fact that you can lay them out however you want and still connect them. They are perfect for the so-called junk drawer — you can give all the odd stuff a home and have it organized. When my hubby asks for a pen, I tell him to open the junk drawer and they are on the far right in the long bin. He actually could find them easily without digging, it was great!" —Shelley R

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $11.91+ (also available to purchase in multipacks).

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    7. A magnetic weekly chore calendar so you can get all your tasks done in a timely manner. This is also an excellent tool for kids who *accidentally* struggle with keeping track of which chores are theirs.

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    Promising review: "This chart is really fantastic, and works for multiple kids. Magnet is strong, it sticks to my fridge really well. It grips nicely without moving, but easy to pull off without destroying anything. The space to write is adequate for each line item/task and I even had room for a $ figure. I was able to add 12 chores. Once the kids were done with one chore, they circled their initial so I knew what I owed them and I did a tally at the end of each day. To be honest the kids have added their initials on blank squares and have been keeping up on this so they can earn more money. It’s working out pretty fantastic so far. Markers are bright and thin enough, too." —Mamilozano

    Get it (plus four chalk markers) from Amazon for $19.97.

    8. And to hang next to your chore calendar, a magnetic weekly planner to help you successfully plan your meals. It'll end the "what's for dinner?" guessing game at the end of each day, plus give you a spot to keep track of groceries.

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    You also get four different chalk markers so you can start prepping immediately!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the magnetic menu. It makes meal planning fun. I really like that there’s no filmy residue left when you erase the chalk markers!" —Tysie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    9. An expandable shelf that'll organize that messy space under your sink where things just pile up with zero order. This is a great solution for cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and bathroom supplies.

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    Promising review: "Before I got this, the cabinet under my kitchen sink was an absolute mess. All the cleaning supplies were piled on top of each other; there were empty grocery store bags everywhere. I would have to dive in there in order to find anything. As soon as I got this shelf my cabinet made a turnaround. The shelf was extremely easy to set up, although you have to get in there in order to get the sink pipes between the shelf tubes, but it was nothing. The skeleton of the shelf is expandable and fit my cabinet perfectly. You can also adapt the height of the shelves to your liking or needs. I personally set it up so that the shelves would be at the very top and at the very bottom of the unit. The height between shelves is perfect for tall cleaning spray bottles and whatever you want to put there. It definitely is the best organizer for places where there are pesky pipes in the way that use up valuable space." —Ro2x

    Get it from Amazon for $22.87 (available in two colors).

    10. A set of containers for your medicine cabinet so you never have to scramble when you've got a pounding headache and just need a pain reliever. Now everything will be neatly displayed and easy to spot.

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    Promising review: "This little thing is perfect for shallow and long spaces like your medicine cabinet. I keep tweezers, blush, cotton swabs, and all kinds of stuff in it! I like that it is clear so it's easy to spot items." —Z. Skinner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three styles).

    11. A car trunk organizer that'll create more room for a roadside emergency kit and sports equipment so you're not digging through piles of trash just to find your reusable shopping bag. The sturdy polyester won't tear, and the built-in handles allow you to move the organizer from car to car.

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    Promising review: "I really wasn't expecting this to be as strong and well made as it is. It opens in a flash, and has two compartments with extra support for the bottom. It is really compact and takes up almost no room in my trunk, a big plus also. It stands open while I load it, and doesn't collapse on me like other organizers I have had. I use it all the time and it has held up very well." —Melanie P. Moses

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    12. A hanging closet organizer for sunglasses or wallets that normally accumulate messily in a drawer. This unit will help to control that clutter so you can quickly grab a clutch before heading out to dinner. It requires zero assembly, too!

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    Promising review: "Extremely sturdy. I have many small evening bags and purses that fit beautifully in the slots. Depending on their size I can store more than one item in each slot. The acrylic is very clean looking and makes a nice display in your closet." —Margaret Sheffield

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available individually or as a pack of two). And for even more space, check out a hanging basket from Amazon for $12.48.

    13. A slide-out storage cart that'll give you even more storage space than before. If you've run out of cabinets and closets, this little guy will help to organize those last remaining items you've been toying with.

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    Since it's on wheels, it will smoothly roll in and out of tight spaces.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these racks, as had another reviewer, and could not be more pleased! The plastic is heavy-duty, and the rack itself very sturdy. I was able to clear out my entire cabinet of all my spices, K-cups and cooking oil, and all of it fit nicely on this rack. Assembly was literally a snap – we had both racks put together as one in five minutes. My kitchen is very spacious, but the setup is bad. This was the perfect solution, at a very good price. I almost wish I had another gap between other cabinets so I could buy more." —LadyBronco

    Get it from Amazon for $36.62+ (available in three-tier or five-tier).

    14. A U-shaped shelving system for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, because it's so much easier when you can actually see what you're looking at rather than trial-and-error picking up bottles.

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    These shelves stack on top of each other and come in different heights to accommodate various sized bottles.

    Promising review: "Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+.

    15. A 24-pocket door-hanging sleeve that'll turn the task of organizing into a simple process. It's super versatile and can be used for a wide range of objects like cleaning products, charging cords, and pantry items.

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    Promising review: "This is a great addition to my bathroom! I have a small linen closet door in there, and this fits the space perfectly and holds all the products I use regularly but don't want sitting out on the counter or tucked too far away in the closet. It's sturdy and seems to be well made. The clear plastic is nice so I can easily find what I'm looking for. Overall, it really provides easy access to my stuff and keeps me organized. I would highly recommend it for organization in any room." —NIB

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in two colors).

    16. A carabiner so you have one (and only one) spot to collect hair ties. Your wrist can only hold so many! And let's be real – you're tired of losing hair ties left and right.

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    Promising review: "This is basically a game changer. My hair ties suddenly aren't in a precarious pile somewhere in my bathroom, or haphazardly hanging onto the piece of cardboard they came on. I can easily clip it or hang it wherever — to a bag, to a wire shelf, on a hook, whatever. And maybe, just maybe, the new pack I just bought won't disappear quite so quickly." —Natalie Brown

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A folding board to maximize the amount of space in your closet by neatly folding and storing all of your winter clothes. If you fold correctly, you can essentially triple the amount of clothing you can fit into one drawer.

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    Promising review: "My husband can not stop folding t-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It's a great product and so easy to store and use!" —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in five colors).

    18. A pack of space-saving, vacuum-sealed bags that'll decrease the original volume of things by 80% so you can store a ton of large items like sweaters, throws, and duvets come summertime.

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    These bags are super sterile, so you don't have to worry about mold or mildew building up inside. They're also a great alternative for seasonal clothing, and come with a travel pump to remove air.

    Promising review: "THESE ARE LIFE CHANGING. They even give you a hand pump to use in case you're taking the bags camping or just don't have a vacuum handy. I tested the pump to see how well it works, and it worked perfectly! Works just as well as a vacuum, just takes a little more effort pumping out the air. Using these bags, I have half my closet back! I used three bags to store ALL THE items in my closet including three large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more; these are fantastic!!!" —Knastay

    Get five bags from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes and in packs).

    19. A plastic bag holder so you can finally become a civilized human being and stop storing random plastic bags within other plastic bags under your sink. Yes, we do it too.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great product, I really love it! Exactly what I was looking for and needed to keep my bags in a much nicer way and more accessible to us. We used to store extra bags in a bag hanging on the handle of the door — that always irritated me. So when I saw this way to store my bags, I was very excited. The product is a nice heavyweight wire that does not look cheap and doesn't move while hanging on the cabinet door due to the foam backing on the hangers." —Fur Kid Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in nine colors).

    20. A waterproof cords and electronics case to remedy the wire jungle you've currently got going on in some random drawer in your home. Tangled wires result in massive knots that future you always struggles with. You might as well prevent that from happening now!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This gear organizer is so handy! It has two separately zipped sections: the top for very small items like wires and the bottom for larger ones like chargers, power supplies, and bulkier wires. Now all these little pieces fit in one small case where I can find them easily. It's laid out so that each item is held in its own space, but when you open it you can see everything. The organizer is soft-sided and weighs practically nothing." —S. Brann

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

    21. A sloth canvas bin for all those stuffed animals your child (or pet) play with on a regular basis. At the end of the day, you gotta corral everything so you can actually see the floor again.

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    We have a canvas bin for...no joke...my dog's toys. He's got so many that my mom has collected over the years, that they need their own little space. Whenever he wants a toy, he goes to bin and grabs it.

    Get it from The Container Store for $19.99.

    22. A jewelry box that'll house every precious item from rings to bracelets to earring sets. Sloppily leaving jewelry around your bedroom is the fastest way to lose a favorite piece, so keeping everything tucked neatly away will give you peace of mind when it comes to your valuables.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This jewelry box is exactly what I was looking for. It is a very stylish piece that is displayed on my dresser. I don't own much jewelry so it was big enough for everything that I have. Also, you are able to remove partitions inside the jewelry box to make it fit what you need." —Jill

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four colors).

    23. And if you've got a large collection, a hanging organizer to keep in your closet. No shame in having a large jewelry stash, but keep it in prime condition with proper storage. The less you have to anxiously look for the necklace your mother gifted you, the better.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space. the only piece of advice I have is to make sure it is on a very durable hanger." —Nellie F.

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

    24. A hanger stacker, because throwing them in the bottom of your closet is a recipe for disaster. You'll never be able to detangle them when you actually need one, like right after laundry day is complete and you actually make the effort to hang things back in your closet.

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    Promising review: "Very nice! Cheaper than some other models and works to secure hangers quite well! I even added a padded coat hanger to see if it would hold in place and it does. This is sturdy enough to pick up and carry around without the hangers sliding about. Very happy with this purchase!" —Parv

    Get it from Amazon for $16.76.

    25. A makeup bag that'll easily travel with you and can hold a ton of things. The padded dividers can be adjusted to your liking, which will make your morning process 10x easier. No more missing mascaras or eyeliner pens.

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    Promising review: "I love this case! I've been looking for the perfect bag to keep all my makeup safe and organized while traveling. This case is perfection. My brushes don't get smashed and deformed because they are protected by the sturdy case and velcro closure; my makeup doesn't turn into a jumbled mess because of all of the nice compartments. It can even hold small to medium sized pallets in the zipper pocket behind the brushes." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in seven styles).

    26. A shoe bag to slide under your bed so you don't have to stare at the insane amount of shoes you've bought over the years. You've already been reprimanded for your collection, so at least you can hit back with a totally organized compartment that won't give you a headache when you're looking for your white pair of Converse.

    Amazon

    This organizer can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes.

    Promising review: "This was a solid buy. It's well-made, holds shoes of any size, is clear so you can see which shoes are inside without opening, and it fits perfectly under the bed. It's super easy to push under/pull out from underneath the bed.

    All of the shoes in my home are now organized, dust-free, and protected." —Jenn D

    Get it from Amazon for $23.69+ (available in two colors).

    27. A cascading file holder that'll free up desk space and suspend your most important papers for easy access. With 10 file pockets and two pen pockets, you can create a mini work station for paying bills.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wanted to organize my mail and I did not want to use desk space so I decided to get this wall organizer and it is perfect. It was easy to installed and I decided to use command hooks to hang it on my wall and it works perfectly. The packets fit a letter sized folders and there is still some room left. I am happy with it." —Iris

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in packs).

    28. An adjustable shelf you can totally customize to your liking. It'll hold books, desk accessories, and notepads to make your workday way more productive. A cluttered workspace is the downfall of many, so hone your focus with a clear desk.

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    Promising review: "Love it! Literally only took a few minutes to assemble and everything you need is included. Pieces are numbered so the instructions are super clear. Love that you can adjust it to fit where you need it. I got exactly what I had hoped for!" —Jess

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

    29. A lid organizer, because food storage containers never seem to stack together neatly enough. This adjustable organizer will gather all your lids (round and square) so you're not fumbling come meal prep time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product does exactly what it is supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A leather key holder that'll hold up to six keys so you can easily open your door while jugging a few packages. When you don't want them loose, you can tuck them in (aka they won't snag inside your pant pocket or bag).

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    You can also personalize the holder with your initials! There's a section when you checkout where you can note what you'd like printed on the holder.

    Get it from Recneps Design on Etsy for $20+ (available in eight colors and four styles).

    31. A leather card holder to keep your most important credit cards, ID, and cash on hand. It won't create bulk in your pocket and features RFID-blocking technology so you don't have to worry about unwanted card scanning and possible theft.

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    Having a bulky wallet at check-out is anxiety-producing! You just want to hand over your card and get moving, so why not carry the few items you really need? It'll make shopping so much easier.

    Promising review: "Very sleek and slim. Smooth texture. It has about seven pockets, including one for your ID. Aside from the ID sleeve and three slots for your cards, there is the bigger, deeper pocket for cash and two smaller, gold- lined pockets for whatever else you need to fill it with. If you want a simple, easy to manage wallet that doesn't take up much space in your pockets, this is a great option." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 23 styles).

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