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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

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"

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Lowe's

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the faucet grip attached to a faucet

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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