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    31 Things To Buy If Your Life Is An Unorganized Mess

    You may think you're doing your best, but these things will help you do even better.

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    1. A multi-device charging station so all your electronics are fully juiced to 100% at the same time — which, if us chronically unorganized adults are being completely honest, almost never happens otherwise.

    the wooden charging station holding four devices

    And all the cables can get tucked inside the box so the charging area remains tidy.

    Promising review: "Wow, I wish I had purchased this long ago. We have five or six devices floating around/charging at any given time in our house. This is a great way to keep the charging area organized." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A super swanky watch organizer – it'll either add a nice display to your already impressive collection, or encourage you to buy a few more timepieces just because it looks so damn cool.

    two watches on the watch organizer with empty spots left for two more
    NoirDotDesign / Etsy

    It's handmade, comes in both oak and walnut finishes, and there's also a custom engraving option!

    Get it from NoirDotDesign on Etsy for $144.89+ (available in oak or walnut).

    3. A magnetic bobby pin tray that works just as well for paper clips. Not only will this prevent your pins and clips from scattering throughout your home, it'll also help make your space a lot safer for small children and mischievous pets.

    the bobby pin tray holding a pile of bobby pins

    Promising review: "I love this product. My bathroom drawer looks so organized now that my bobby pins aren’t all over the place. I loved that it came with bobby pins which I had no idea would be included! It's nice to also have some new bobby pins!" ¸—Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in two colors).

    4. A hanger stacker, because sometimes we need an extra organization tool to help us organize the things that are supposed to keep us organized in the first place — it's organization inception!

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time. I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! Seriously, laundry is enough of a pain so to not fight with hangers will be wonderful. It arrived double-boxed and nicely packaged within. Assembly was simple with a total of four screws to attach the vertical pieces to the base and the wrench included. No personal tools were needed. The hanger stand doesn't wiggle and seems sturdy. Hopefully, it stays that way because this has saved me a ton of room and hassle! I'm buying another for child-size hangers." —Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $19.60 (available in six quantity selections).

    5. A Black History tote bag to get you and your belongings from point A to B while reminding the world Black history matters all year long. Not just in February. The bag features a Civil Rights-inspired button design, including the faces and words of icons like Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Malcolm X, and more.

    Tote in black
    The Trinigee / Etsy

    Promising review: "I love my tote bag!!! I am using it for work and have so much space. It is unique and I love the statement it makes about Black history. My order was received in a timely manner and my shopping experience was great! I am already looking/shopping around to see what I can order next." —Vontressa

    Get it from TheTriniGee on Etsy for $30+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    6. And a bag-organizing insert for anyone whose purse is basically a bottomless abyss of jumbled items., Amazon

    Promising review: "This bag has revolutionized my life! As a professional woman who needs to stay organized, my purse was my downfall. All of my adult life, I have fumbled to find things on the bottom of my handbag no matter what the size. I have even tried carrying a flashlight to find things but I could never find the flashlight. Do I have a pen? It's got to be here somewhere. Paper? Yes, I think I have paper. Well, it's crumpled, but it's paper. Safety pins? Maybe, but it will take an hour to sort through everything else to find them. Maybe if I dump everything out on the counter, it won't take so long... NOW, I am the picture of efficiency. Wallet, pens, paper, cords, phone, keys, gum, safety pins, comb, ID badge, mouthwash, lipstick, cold capsules, and more are all tucked nicely into this travel bag which easily slips in and out of any purse I choose to carry. I purchased the small and medium-size and they fit perfectly inside my purses. The organizer holds a ton of stuff and everything is standing up in full view. Nothing is laying on the bottom of my purse. It has completely changed everything. I am DELIGHTED with this purchase!" —Janis Creason

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S-L).

    7. A silicone case for your earbuds so you don't have to untangle them whenever you pull them out.

    a hand holding the silicone case with a pair of ear buds inside it

    Promising review: "My headphones fit perfectly AND I have the ones with the mic. Very simple to use, and it fits in my purse and pocket!" —Patutii

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39+ (available two sizes and four colors).

    8. A set of airtight food storage containers to create a Pinterest pantry fit for an influencer. Plus they're freezer and top rack dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free!

    a pantry organized with about twenty labeled containers

    Promising review: "These containers have completely transformed my pantry. I now own several sets of these and absolutely love them. I add chalkboard labels and write not only the name of the container contents, but any expiration dates and serving sizes. They are air tight and have kept food from going stale." —Serenityrulez

    Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $45.90.

    9. Storage bin decals, since this isn't amateur hour — you're not a true master of organization until damn near everything in your home has a label.

    food inside a refrigerator organized in clear bins labeled with the decals
    FairyDustDecals / Etsy

    Each pack has labels for fruits, vegetables, eggs, butter, yogurt, sauces, condiments, and cheese. If you have specific words you want, you can also message the seller for custom decals, too!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love them. These are so stinking cute and super easy to put on. Thank you!" —Sarah Sanchez

    Get the pack of eight words from Fairy Dust Decals on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in 5 sizes and 25 colors.)

    10. A cabinet door organizer to store the things you reach for most frequently, like cutting boards, cooking sheets, and various kitchen supplies.,

    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 (four 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. 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 $14.97.

    11. A weekly meal planning pad to make life in the kitchen more efficient. Seasoned chefs may be able to whip things up on the fly, but you know you need a little more preparation than that.

    a page from the meal planning pad completely filled in

    It'll stick to your fridge with the two flat magnets on the back!

    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. The fact that it's magnetic is cool because you can hang it on the fridge. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 10 colors).

    12. A Golden Girls dishwasher magnet you can use to let everyone in the house know whether the load in the machine is clean or dirty. It'll make living with roommates (elderly or otherwise) a whole lot easier.


    You just have to remember to turn it at the appropriate time.

    Promising review: "It's a great-looking magnet and it made my boyfriend smile when he saw it. It's also just super helpful to have because now the kids don't load dirty dishes when the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. I'm really happy with it!"—Nicole

    Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

    13. A clothes folder that's so easy to use you'll actually *look forward* to folding your clean clothes instead of just piling them on top of the "clothes chair" in your bedroom.

    A step-by-step image on how to use the perforated folder

    It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters.

    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier." —S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. And a laundry sorter cart to basically turn your hamper into a filing cabinet. This is one of those things that's so brilliant I wish I thought of it myself.

    wheeled laundry cart with four section

    Promising review: "So I purchased this to organize and create a laundry system. Up until this point, I used one basket for everything. Wow. What a time-saver this has been. I now do wash when any baby (2) or adult (2) are running low on their clothes. My husband is size L or XL and just one of the bags held one week's worth of clothes. This most definitely simplified my laundry." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $32.08 (available in three colors).

    15. A Book Lover's Journal for you to jot down the names of the books you've read, reread, or — if you're a TRUE bibliophile — books you've purchased on an impulse to add to your ever growing collection but have yet to read a single page or paragraph from.

    The journal has an elastic band closure, a sturdy hardcover binding, and 261 pages.

    Promising review: "I do a lot of reading and it becomes cumbersome sometimes to keep the books straight. This helps me with that. When I'm talking with someone about a book I really liked, but I can't quite bring up the title, I can consult my notes and find out what I need to know. There are separate sections in this journal. It has a two-page spread for each book you read where you can put pertinent details including the author, number of pages, publisher, where you got the book on one side, and your notes and 'review' on the other side. A table of contents can show the books listed in that section so you don't buy them again, something I have done more times than I care to mention. Another section is just to list the various books you've heard about and want to get later. You can mark them out as you get them. The journal is small enough that you can easily put it in your purse to carry with you. I really like this little book for organizing my reading life!" —Linda Keenan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.83.

    16. Or this very meta bookmark designed to do the same thing!


    This "book tracker" bookmark comes with 50 blank spines that you can use to jot down the titles of the latest books you've read.

    Promising review: "Very cute! Adding to my bookmark collection. I would also purchase an option where the details (cat, plant, teacup, etc.) could be colored in as well. Very fun, and I’m enjoying adding in my book titles!"—cfwo48

    Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $3.62.

    17. Vacuum-sealed bags that'll become an essential part of your spring cleaning routine. These things are also great for people who move a lot.

    Here's what BuzzFeed writer Jasmin Suknanan has to say about how the bags have helped her organize:

    "Sooo, my closet is a mess. I admit it. And since I promised myself I'd do better, I decided to get these storage bags to see if they'll really give me a neat place to keep off-season clothes without taking up too much space in my room. I folded my clothes and stuffed them in the bag, careful not to fill the bag past the 'STOP' line since the instructions say you could risk re-inflating the bag if you do. I zipped up the bag and used the included vacuum pump to pump out the air, although you can also use a normal vacuum to do this. It took a few minutes, but I watched the bag deflate before my eyes. The flatter the bag becomes, the harder it should be to pump the air out. I stopped once it became really difficult to pull the handle on the pump and marveled at my work. I was pretty dang impressed, TBH. I didn't have any issues with the bag re-inflating and it's been two months so far. Yay for a cleaner closet!!!"

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available as individuals in sizes M-L or in five- or six-packs of sizes S-L).

    18. A reusable notebook that comes with a cloud-compatible app. This thing is a game-changer if you're someone with far too many half-filled notebooks, or if you haven't quite figured out how to manage your digital and handwritten notes in a way that's conducive to your workflow.


    The notebook has 42 pages in seven different styles including space for task lists, weekly planning, a monthly calendar, a goal template, an ideas list, a dot-grid, and lined pages. It'll also come with one Pilot Frixion pen and one microfiber cloth. All you'll need to do is download the Rocketbook app so you can use your phone to scan your notes. The app (for iOS and android) will move your notes to most cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, email and more. ALSO, even though you'll have a Pilot Frixion pen, the notebook works with other writing tools in the Pilot Frixion line including the markers and highlighters.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter in college at her request. I was skeptical because frankly, it seemed like a product designed to solve a problem that didn’t exist. Plain-paper notebooks have always worked just fine. But after seeing hers, I bought one for myself. After using it, I bought one for work, and now our entire office is converting to Rocketbooks. They’re slim, lightweight, so easy to set up and use, and in a note-heavy environment like our office, will pay for themselves within a month. No more wasted paper (and killed trees). No more constantly buying notebooks and legal pads and 15 different kinds of pens (because you need to use a particular pen with these). Best of all from my standpoint, because you need to scan so you can wipe and reuse, more of people’s notes are now finding their way to files instead of being buried on someone’s desk on a half-used legal pad. The notebook is versatile with planning pages, agenda/calendar pages, dot-matrix pages, and lines pages. It’s an easy five-to-ten minute setup (depending on how tech-savvy you are), with multiple programmable destinations, so you can easily use the same notebook for work and home. Best of all, I no longer feel guilty about jotting quick notes and the rainbow of post-it notes has disappeared from my desk. It’s a solid, easy-to-use product and one of the best purchases I’ve made all year." —Valerie Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $35+ (available in executive and letter size).

    19. An internet address and password logbook if you're like me and have ever had your entire life come crashing down because you couldn't convince Gmail you weren't an imposter.,

    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    20. A desktop stand riser that could help improve your posture with its elevation, and also comes with storage compartments for all of your work accessories so things can be out of sight and out of mind once you clock out for the weekend (shoutout to everyone still working from home).

    the stand rise with two storage drawers propping up a desktop and an iphone

    Promising review: "After nine years of making do with very sad-looking black plastic desk accessories that had been lying around the office, I decided to upgrade to some nicer organizational items. This monitor stand, in particular, was a huge hit with me and then everyone else wanted one. It's well-constructed and thoughtfully designed. I like how I can slide my keyboard out of the way and put my coffee up on the stand to clear my work area when needed. The price was reasonable, particularly considering black plastic ones that aren't half as nice or useful go for about 25 bucks." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    21. And a cascading wall organizer to declutter your desk if your document hoarding has gotten a little out of hand.

    the color coded organizer mounted to a wall above a work desk

    With this, you can neatly file them away instead of having to stare down a bunch of loose paper crowding your workspace. Each pocket holds up to 25 sheets!

    Promising review: "This thing was a fantastic find. I have a decent-sized desk but have a lot of papers to reference frequently. I’ve tried all kinds of ways to organize them so I don’t have to flip through every single one to find the one I’m looking for, but nothing worked. I bought this and hung it on the wall next to my monitors, and now I can see everything I need at a glance! It has made my work flow so much more efficient and it also added some color to my wall! I’ve recommended it to everyone in my office." —Lauren_Schuby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.17.

    22. A colorful pack of leather cord organizers that'll actually make technology as convenient as it's meant to be.

    the leather cord organizers arranged in a color coordinated circle around a black organizer holding a white cord

    Promising review: "These are great. They're exactly as pictured and does exactly what I need them to do — keep my cords together and keep everything neat! I was surprised to find that the seller even threw a couple in for free! I really appreciate it because I wound up being able to use the extras. Would highly recommend this to everyone!"—Shawna

    Get it from DarrellStanding on Etsy for $3.90.

    23. Expandable drawer dividers to separate your garments and make getting dressed in the morning slightly more aesthetically pleasing.

    bras and other garments separated by the diver into three rows inside a drawer

    Promising review: "I will never be a person who folds underwear. It's never going to happen. That photo that comes with this product? Not me. But a simple tool like this turned out to be what it takes just to know where things are. Left. Center. Middle. Any organizer made of cloth was out. I wanted something rigid but adjustable. If an organizer has soft sides, it's going to end up underneath the things it's supposed to be separating.

    These fit firmly where I put them and there are no corners to snag clothing or hurt your hand on when you reach into the drawer. It's a well-engineered product. I created three sections to my large top dresser drawer by adding the partitions from front to back. I am so pleased with the difference that I am ordering two more sets so I can do my other drawers also. These OXO dividers cost more than the flimsy ones, but if I wasn't able to buy these, I would just not buy organizers." —SeattleBookMama

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    24. A set of shelf dividers mainly to keep your clothes neatly stacked, but also to mark your territory if you share a closet with someone.

    seven rows of clothes on the top shelf of a closet separated by six dividers

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! A tad expensive, but so worth it. I have my tops, sweaters, and leggings neatly folded and stacked in my closet now. Since you are inserting them yourself, you can create the exact spacing that you want to customize your closet. I will be buying more as I work my way through our closets to improve our storage. I think these will work well for stacking things other than clothes, like board games and other things kept in smaller or flatter boxes." —DOITALLGRL

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $27.99.

    25. A pair of seat-gap fillers for chronically clumsy people who are tired dropping their phones between the crevices of their cars and getting their arms stuck down there like James Franco in 127 Hours. (Look it up).

    the seat gap filler inserted near the front passenger side seat of a car

    These Drop Stop seat gap fillers were originally featured on Shark Tank!

    Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cell phones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else doesn't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car, and my phone dropped through the seat. He got a Drop Stop the next day." —kellen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

    26. A scarf organizer for fashionable winter-lovers who want to show off their collection. If not, this also works for people who need a way to organize their belts, ties, or leggings.

    the organizer holding fifteen scarfs

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. I was skeptical about buying because all the other reviews had pictures with lighter summery/spring scarves but my collection is mostly winter wear. I wasn’t sure if it would hold all my large blanket scarves, but it does. My grandmother saw it and asked me to order one for her! This was the perfect solution to my organization problem." —Nikolette

    Get it from Amazon for $10.47.

    27. An aesthetically pleasing shower caddy to hold your soaps, shampoos, and whatever else you need. This is a smart buy if you share a bathroom with someone, and have consequently run out of storage space on the edge of the tub.

    the three tier shower caddy in white hanging from a shower head

    It can hang on a shower head, a curtain rod, or towel bar.

    Promising review: "I happen to hate most shower organizers because they either rust, get in the way of the water stream, or generally just get gross after a while. But I've had this for months, and since it can hang out of the way of the water, it stays drier and doesn't get grody. Plus, it fits a ton of stuff!" —Jms24

    Get it from Amazon for $16.60.

    28. An over-cabinet hair-care station so you can spend your time in the morning detangling your hair instead of various dryer and hot comb cords.

    the metal organizer attached to the door of a bathroom cabinet holding various haircare appliances

    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before, all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but this metal basket minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow-dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well. Worth the buy." —Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five finishes).

    29. A hanging bag organizer that'll make all of your purses and totes super accessible, which will in turn make switching your essentials from one bag to another a way quicker process.

    a collection of purses hanging on the bag organizer attached to the back of a closet door

    Promising review: "This has been a lifesaver for me! My purses are no longer all over the floor in my closet. They all fit nicely on here. I have about 10 purses on it right now, and it's really nice and strong. It fits on my door perfectly but you do have to push on the door a bit in order for it to fully close and open. However, that is not a problem for me at all. It's very easy for me to see all my purses now, and my closet is no longer a mess." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    30. A set of coffee pod drawers if you're still working remotely and thus looking for ways to make your home feel more like an office — I present to you, everyone's favorite part of the break room.

    the four tier drawer displaying a massive collection of coffee pods

    It can hold 72 K-Cup pods.

    Promising review: "This storage unit is awesome! To me, one of the great joys of my Keurig machine is the tremendous variety of K-Cups available. This unit plays into the 'variety is the spice of life' theme perfectly. Because it holds 72 pods at one time, and also because of the four drawers, it allows great flexibility in how you choose to sort your coffee. Currently, I use one drawer for dark roast, one for medium roast, one for light roast, and one for flavored and decaf pods. The drawers slide in and out easily. The unit looks nice sitting next to the Keurig machine. You know how some people like to open the refrigerator door(s) and just stare into it trying to decide what to eat. I do that with this storage drawer, opening one drawer at a time and then moving to another drawer if nothing struck my fancy with the first drawer. It is an important part of my coffee experience." —Ari's Poppy

    Get it from Amazon for $30.49.

    31. A set of packing cubes so the next time you take three weeks to unpack your luggage after returning from a trip, you'll at least be able to see through these bags and remember what's inside — ya know, in case traveling safely ever becomes a thing again.

    Promising review: "What a game-changer in packing. No more underwear and bras flying everywhere in your bag. I don't know how I ever packed without these. They feel sturdy and my suitcase feels more organized and sooo much more room left." —Ruthye

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 15 colors).

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