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36 Things To Control The Everyday Chaos Swirling Around Your Home

Put an end to the daily pandemonium caused by tangled cords and cables, cluttered cabinets, and overrun closets.

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1. A set of four Amazon Basics drawer storage organizer boxes that are ironically anything *but* basic. You can use these to organize your underwear, bras, socks, scarves, ties, or anything else that usually winds up stuffed in there.

Gray cloth organizers inside an open drawer filled with socks and other clothes

This set includes two medium and two large dividers: a six-cell bin for scarves or ties, an eight-cell bin for underwear, briefs, or ties), a seven-cell bin for bras, and a four-cell bin for socks.

Promising review: "This product is definitely a good buy. I always try to keep my undergarments drawer neat but these took it over the top. My drawer looks organized, everything is visible and aesthetically pleasing." —Petrine Gordon

Get it from Amazon for $14.77+ (available in two sizes).

2. A "To-Do list" planner notepad — here's a life hack for you: If you struggle with motivation and productivity, writing down and immediately crossing off small tasks you've *already* completed for the day is a great way to gain some momentum as you approach the big stuff. It's all about visualization!

A notepad with check-boxes and lines for "Let's Do This!" and "Make It Happen"
Effie's Paper / Etsy

Effie's Paper is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop founded in 2012 and based in New York that specializes in mugs, stationery, and makeup bags.

Get it from Effie's Paper on Etsy for $16.

3. Or a magnetic refrigerator dry erase board, because sometimes to-do lists are more effective when they're written on the fridge instead of a notepad. That way, you *have* to stare your tasks in the face a certain number of times throughout the day.

Flexible black dry erase board with white, gree, pink, and blue pens

Promising review: "This flexible board magnetically clings very well to the fridge but peels off easily for changes. It’s a good size to track dog feeding and walks, or what’s open in the fridge with expiration dates. Comes with four pens in different colors and each one has a magnet so it attaches to the fridge, and a little eraser on the tip so you can erase just one word easily. There is also a larger eraser with a magnet that makes it quick to erase everything. We have had it for several months now and no complaints." —CL

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

4. Or! (Last one, I promise.) A 300-page, gridded, Hightide Penco soft notebook so you can take your to-do list on the go.


Greer is a Black-owned stationery brand that strives to "make your world a more positive, beautiful, and thoughtful place" by featuring work from designers, large and small, who are dedicated to the same mission.

Get it from Greer for $10.50 (available in three colors).

5. A compact key holder that'll organize up to 14 standard-sized keys. Every grownup in America should own this. I don't know what it is about adulthood, but I feel like you can almost tell how long a person has endured life on this planet by how many nondescript keys they have on their keychain.


Promising review: "I hate a big ring of keys jingling around in my purse or stabbing me in the leg while in my pocket so this seemed like the perfect solution. I read some reviews that talked about it being hard to assemble or the screws coming loose over time. I didn't have a bit of trouble assembling this key holder. I have six keys on mine and it took me under three minutes to assemble. I've used this keyholder every single day for two months and the screws haven't loosened at all. The finish is still holding up well and I have no complaints. I purchased a second one for my husband and another for my brother and they love them as well." —Melonie Larew

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

6. A five-pack of magnetic cord and cable clips that'll reduce pretty much every type of wire-related clutter you can think of.


Promising review: "I love these things. My husband also has a lot of audio equipment and cords going everywhere so he uses them to bunch several cords together and they come apart so easily. I also use them to hold my earbuds together so they aren't bunched up in my purse. I can even use them on the refrigerator." —Jean S.

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

7. A food container lid organizer so you'll always know where your favorite tub's life partner is. This will of course come in handy for avid meal-preppers, but it'll also help habitual takeout-orderers whose drawers are overflowing with mountains of restaurant plastic.

Before and after image of reviewer's messy drawer full of lids now completely organized

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 four sizes).

8. Or a freezer- and microwave-safe 12-piece set of nesting food storage containers that makes keeping your containers and lids together that much easier. Plus, they're nice and pretty!


Promising review: "I never lose any lids and now can keep everything completely together and stored in one large container. It is an awesome concept with lids and containers that are color-coded and fit nicely into my small cabinet space. No more opening the cabinet door and being attacked by flying lids that just pile up in a corner next to containers that they no longer fit. This product is great and I don't have any problems keep it clean or microwaving food. I treat these containers with great care and I think they will last for a bit. Great and well-made product! Worth the price!" —Linda Lou

Get it from Amazon for $28.49.

9. A "big bone" dog toy bin to store all of your pup's favorite playthings in one convenient place. You can even store kibble and treats in this thing since it's aptly made of "food-safe material." If I had four legs I'd give this toy bin two paws up!

An off-white, bone-shaped plastic storage bin with lid open to reveal dog toys inside

Promising review: "We absolutely love this. Our dogs can't get the toys out unless it's opened up for play. It prevents a huge mess and it's a cute decoration. There is a lot of room for several toys and at such an affordable cost." —Rosalie

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

10. And a toy storage basket and play mat that'll basically do the same thing for your children (ya know, the other small creatures who wreak havoc on your home), except it'll also give them a designated space to play.

A light gray cloth bin with top that turns into a yellow play mat for scooping up toys like Legos

Promising review: "I rarely write reviews, but this is the best solution to the mess that little Lego lovers make on a daily basis. There were constantly Legos everywhere in my living room. Not anymore. And, the kids can actually see all of the pieces without sitting through bins. A pricey but great solution." —GCP

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

11. A 15-cube modular shoe storage rack for sneakerheads who want to get creative (which is a distinct difference from chaotic) with their shoe display. It can hold up to 16 pairs of adult-sized shoes (20 if you use the tops) and you can configure it to the specifications of your space.,

Promising review: "This was super simple to put together and holds a lot of shoes. We are a family of five and had shoes everywhere. This organizes them perfectly. We usually double up the pairs and have two pairs in each slot for our kids' shoes. We LOVE this! Super easy to assemble and very sturdy." —Samantha

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four colors).

12. A durable three-pocket folding car trunk organizer that'll provide your junk in the trunk even more security than a pair of granny panties. Not only will it keep things from rolling all over the place when you make sharp turns, but you can also use its handles to carry groceries from the car to your front door.

A black trunk organizer filled with bags, bottles, and car supplies

Promising review: "It was just what I needed for my messy and unorganized truck! I wanted something not too bulky, but just the right size to help me reorganize my trunk. This product did that for me. I was also concerned that it’ll move when I drove but luckily there is Velcro on the bottom that secures it in place while you drive, and sure enough it did just that! This product does not take up a lot of space and gives you the right amount of measure to place other things like groceries and a suitcase. I am completely satisfied and content with this product! I wish I had it all along!" —Sheneese

Get it from Amazon for $17.73.

13. A foldable and portable sectioned laundry hamper that makes pre-sorting your laundry so appealing, your dirty clothes will jump off your bedroom floor and sort themselves (okay, maybe not, but this thing will seriously save you some time on laundry day).

Promising review: "This product is everything it is described as being. The canvas bags are heavy-duty, the frame is well constructed and the clips provided to hang the bags onto the framework very well. I now separate my dirty stuff between colors, whites, and permanent press. And when ready to do a wash, unclip the bag from the metal frame and place the contents in the washer. And when I have a towel to dry before placing it in a bag, I lay it across the top of the frame of the hamper. It is so convenient." —Dibash Chimoriya

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

14. A six-pack of adjustable, one-size-fits-all organizers for stacking mugs, cups, or glasses — because perishing underneath an avalanche of drinkware would make for a pretty embarrassing obituary.

Black organizers allowing colorful mugs to be stacked on top of each other

Promising review: "I have a problem with coffee cups. I absolutely love them and can't stop buying them! But I'm running out of room to store them. Then I learned about this wonderful gadget watching a review on YouTube and I had to have them. And I have to say, it has not let me down. These things are amazing! The biggest problem is that I need more!!! I will say I have found this system is most stable when using two cups that are the same but I wanted to use it with my big cups to maximize my space. That did work but I just made sure to put the bigger cup on the bottom and it's stable." —Amanda Wyatt

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three colors).

15. A Bucket Boss tool organizer because nothing says "I am a capable person who knows hot to fix things" better than showing up to the job with a 5-gallon bucket full of tools.

A brown bucket organizer made from denier poly ripstop fabric filled with tools

Promising review: "Great way to organize your tools and keep them protected when taking them to the job site. Lots of pockets of varying sizes. Seems well made and the seams are sewn with heavy-duty thread. The pockets are reinforced and have stood up to sharp chisels, knives, and scrapers. There are loops to hold hammers and long items. The bucket handle swings freely so it is easy to carry. Easy to remove so you can empty the bucket and then reinstall. Way better than just dumping your tools in a bucket." —Jim McCoy

Get it from Amazon for 18.99+ (available in two colors).

16. Or a galvanized steel pegboard tool organizer for a more professional-looking workbench.

A reviewer's photo of the metal peg board filled with tools

Promising review: "This is a great tool system. Far better than a regular pegboard, stronger, more adaptable, and easier to use for a larger variety of tools. The galvanized steel is rolled on the sides, so you can screw through it on a flat surface, and not have a row of useless pegs like traditional pegboard. Also, all you have to do is make sure you hang the first piece perfectly level, and the ones after it, you just line up with no measuring necessary." —Scott

Get it from Amazon for $71.08+ (available in six colors).

17. A set of measuring cup and teaspoon decal labels if you'd like to be as precise with your cabinets as you are with your recipes.

the inside of a wooden cabinet with measurement cup decals and wooden strips
LatigoLace / Etsy

Promising review: "These are great! I purchased the white labels and they are so easy to read and use. I stained a couple of paint sticks from the paint store and screwed them to the door, and then used Command hooks to hang the cups." —Jennifer Blalock

Get them from LatigoLace on Etsy for $1.50+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

18. An easy-to-mount plastic bag holder and dispenser for those of us who've participated in the longstanding family tradition of having one designated plastic bag to hold all other plastic bags.

A stainless steel and black plastic bag dispenser mounted inside a kitchen cabinet

Promising review: "This fits perfectly under my kitchen sink to control the disastrous mess that was the pile of plastic grocery bags we never seem to remember to recycle. It attached easily and serves its purpose well." —Jo

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

19. An over-the-door cap organizer for you mad hatters out there who need to store your many, many caps. As a bald man, I feel like this product was designed specifically for me.

Multiple caps hanging on black straps attached to a closet door

Promising review: "Easy and quick to install. Works by tension on the door leaving no marks and no drilling. Holds onto caps very well without them dropping or marking them. I decided to get this after getting tired of my husband's caps lying all over the house in a state of chaos. Works perfectly and he loves it." —Morgan

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

20. A wall-mounted towel rack if the main culprit of chaos in your bathroom is your lack of storage space for your towels. This will help anyone who shares a bathroom with multiple people, or simply enjoys having an abundance of towels within arm's reach — it'll be like you live in a fancy 5-star hotel!

A satin-finish metal towel rack holding four large towels and two hand towels

Promising review: "Love this invention. My bathroom is pretty small and we have a closet but with the shelves are shallow and our towels just take up too much space and with six people in our family we have a lot of other things we could store on those shelves so I appreciate this so much." —KZambranny

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in six colors).

21. A Rubbermaid deluxe tool tower that'll store up to 40 pieces of yard equipment, meaning you'll finally have a respectable looking garage and you'll no longer have to endure the shame that comes with looking at years of clutter each time you park your car.

A black and gray plastic tool organizer on caster wheels holding rakes, shovels, and more outdoor tools

Promising review: "Used to be that my tools were a tangled pile of a mess, and it was hard to find anything. Now they are all neat and orderly in this rack, which, by the way, was really easy to put together. I've stored five types of shovels, two leaf rakes, a garden rake, a garden fork, a weed whacker, a boat hook, another boat implement, a push broom, a long-handled cultivator, electric hedge trimmer, hand hedge trimmer, scoop, ax, mattock, garden stakes, and probably more that I can't recall at the moment. I can't believe how much this rack held!" —Hallie Davis

Get it from Amazon for $61.91.

22. And a five-tier utility shelf to store pretty much everything else you can think of in that chaotic abyss you call a garage.

five-tier shelf in a garage

Promising review: "We have a very small kitchen and no food pantry. I bought two of these so I could put the shelves closer together. Built it in the closet closest to the kitchen. It is working great!" —Anonymous 

Get it from Lowe's for $99.98+ (available in two sizes) 

23. A wrapping paper organizer if you're like me and consistently purchase all your gift-giving paraphernalia at the very last minute, only to throw the rest out once the holiday season passes. This will keep you stocked for a good while. Your pockets (and the environment, if you sometimes forget to recycle the wasted wrapping paper) will thank you.

A split image of a teal wrapping paper organizer with red handles with the top open and a free-standing image filled with rolls of paper

It also comes with a section for storing ribbons, bows, gift tags, and tape.

Promising review: "I will admit I have an OCD when seeing gift wrap rolls lying around in corners, slowly opening up with time. It would drive me nuts. Thanks to this storage bag I now have all my rolls tucked away neatly. Another issue it solves it when I would want to wrap gifts in a hurry, I would always be looking for tape and decorations. The extra storage pocket on top lets me have all packing accessories always next to me and not in a corner of my kid's room. I absolutely recommend you to go for this." —Faisal Durrani

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

24. A clear cosmetic storage organizer because having a chaotic and unorganized beauty routine is a great way to make yourself late to literally every place you need to be. Do yourself (and your bedroom) a favor and declutter your space with this thing.

A clear acrylic plastic organizer filled with various make-up products

Promising review: "So convenient and it keeps my makeup so much more organized. This product is definitely worth it! I’ve had multiple make up bags and whenever I’d complete my makeup and look around my bathroom it was a mess from me leaving everything around. With this makeup organizer, I'm confident that when I take things out I will now put them right back in their place. Oh, but one thing to keep in mind if you have large eyeshadow pallets, etc. they will not fit." —phyliciamorgan

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

25. A four-pack of cable management sleeves because you shouldn't have to have a constant visual reminder of how much technology has overtaken your life. This thing provides a quick and easy solution for your cords that isn't terribly dissimilar to how most people handle other problems — just hide them and forget they're there.

Before and after image of black cable management sleeves organizing cords from a computer tower

Promising review: "The cable sleeves are exactly what I needed to free up space on my desk and bring order out of chaos! Four sleeves come in the package but I only had to use two of them to hide cables from three speakers, a wired keyboard, monitor, computer tower, and printer leaving me two sleeves for cables from the television, DVR, and satellite box ... It only takes a few minutes and your work area becomes more organized." —VickyNC

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

26. Or a pack of leather cord organizers that'll do the same thing except on a smaller scale with pretty colors!

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.

27. A three-tier rolling metal storage organizer that's as great for messy spaces as it is for small spaces. You can place it in the kitchen, bathroom, or wherever you need a bit more storage space and a lot less clutter.

A light blue three shelf metal storage cart on caster wheels

Promising review: "This nice cart was a breeze to put together, is sturdy and has a very nice coat of paint. I don't have drawers in my bathroom sink cabinet. It worked out perfectly to put everything that was on my bathroom counter into the cart, and hair dryers and brushes in the second bin. I just roll it into the bathroom closet and roll it out when I need it. No more counter clutter." —Zinnia

Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in two colors).

28. A freestanding kitchen cabinet pan holder so you can quickly grab pots and pans without digging around in your cabinet. Trust me, it'll make your kitchen a much quieter place.

Split image of pans stacked both vertically and horizontally in a black metal organizer

Promising review: "We have old cupboards, without the drawers that pull out to make access easier. Before we got this rack, our pots and pans were a jumble in a cupboard beneath the cook top. We have so much more space now that the skillets are stacked on this rack. A side benefit is that the nonstick pans don't get scratched because they aren't stacked inside one another. We love it." —Susan E.

Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors).

29. An expanding accordion file folder/organizer to declutter your desk if your document hoarding has gotten a little out of hand.

A black plastic expandable organizer with multi-colored file folders and tabs for the months

Promising review: "This has finally helped me organize years of various documents that have been haphazardly filed. I now have everything in one compact, well-organized place. It expands and expands and keeps expanding to hold everything imaginable." —AW

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

30. A four-pack of car headrest hooks to hold grocery bags, purses, and other hook-able items. This genius invention would earn a five-star rating for even the world's worst Uber driver.

A Michael Kors handbag secured to a car headrest hook hanging from the back of the driver's seat

Promising review: "I am loving these headrest hooks for my big tote. I usually have a couple of ladies with me and they have also used these hooks. I tend to really load up my tote bag and I place it on one hook. Super easy to install...takes seconds! No issues with the hooks coming off when removing bags. I am in and out of the car all day and have been loving them! My passengers are also relieved to not have to move or hold my bag anymore!" —KC, Naples, FL

Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

31. An expandable under-sink organizer with removable shelving pieces that'll create extra storage space even if you have a bunch of clunky and obstructive pipes down there.

A white, plastic two-tier under-sink organizer

Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I honestly didn't have very high expectations for it, but it blew my mind away! I have limited space in my kitchen so this worked beautifully! It fits so much that I emptied a cabinet and a half! Super easy to put together and clean. If you have limited space, just do it! You won't regret it." —Sean + Brooklyn

Get it from Amazon for 36.59.

32. A set of 16 interlocking organizer trays to even get your junk drawer into shape (we all have one, don't be ashamed).

A set of gray plastic drawer organizers filled with pens, pencils, and tape

Promising review: "I used to hate having to go into my kitchen utility drawer because I would spend a long time searching for something. Typically I couldn't find it because it was a mess and I would just give up. Now that I've organized everything using this product, it's so easy to find what I'm looking for ... I used to look everywhere to try and find a pen. Well, I actually found eight pens, 10 pencils, and eight mechanical pencils hidden in my drawer. Now they're organized and easy to get to." —James DaRoot

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

33. A hanging purse and handbag closet organizer to make sure your very expensive friends are easily accessible *and* well protected — you've managed to keep them unblemished throughout countless bottomless brunches, so there's no sense in ruining them by carelessly tossing them in the closet.

A tan-colored cloth handbag storage rack with metal hooks hanging in a closet

Promising review: "I’m very organized and this item really helps. I find my purse when I’m in a rush without making a mess. It even looks nice when I open my closet. It really helps to save space and keep your bags in good condition." —Crishui

Get it from Amazon for $18.56.

34. A five-tier pants hanger to create so much room in your closet you'll never let your clothes pile onto that chair in the corner of your bedroom again (yes, we all have a "clothes chair"). Instead of having to hang things individually, these hangers are able to hold up to *FIVE* items at once.

A pants hanger with two pairs of pants on it

Promising review: "Literally obsessed with these hangers! Completely exceeded my expectations, and by far. Not only are they super sleek and clean looking, they are 1000% FUNCTIONAL too. I love how clothes don't slip off, and each level is easily accessible without destroying the ones above or below it. ... oh, and THE PRICE. Can't beat it. Came back to order another three more for myself since the first three were for the hubby." —Kips44

Get it from Target for $7

35. A kitchen cabinet pull out drawer that'll store anything from canned goods to cutting boards. It'll create a nice little presentation whenever you pull it out.

the pull out drawer holding wine bottles and canned goods

It'd be wise to store things in here that you reach for frequently in the kitchen, like your favorite spices or your best baking tray, while leaving items that you only use once in a while up in the cupboard.

Get it from Wayfair for $57.99.

36. A faucet grip that'll help you get a ~handle~ on your unruly lawn or garden.

the faucet grip attached to a faucet
The Grommet

This big ol' grip adds size and leverage to any outdoor faucet, which is great for people with limited mobility who tend to have trouble with small handles.

Get it from The Grommet for $14.95.

Sometimes chaos is a pit. Other times it's a ladder. But often enough, it's a hand grenade. Luckily, any of these items can help keep it contained.

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