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    36 Things That'll Basically Give You No Choice But To Stay Organized

    It's hard to be organized without the right tools. So, let's fix that.

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    1. A compact makeup organizer that holds A TON of stuff in a countertop-friendly size. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps you should consult the 18,000+ 5-star ratings!

    BuzzFeed editor's makeup organizer on a bathroom countertop neatly holding various makeup products
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    The bottom drawers and the top part actually come apart, so you can customize your storage layout.

    AnaMaria Glavan, an editor here at BuzzFeed, swears by this magical makeup organizer. In her own words:

    "This nifty little organizer looks beautiful, can fit ALL of my everyday makeup, and (drumroll please) it keeps clutter at bay in my bathroom — which is extremely tiny, BTW. I can fit so 👏 damn 👏 much 👏 inside of this four-drawered thing. Here are all the products that I currently have in there: 32 lipsticks, six blushes and bronzers, two large highlighter sticks, one foundation bottle, three concealers, two contouring sticks, two rollerball perfumes, two primers, and the bottom drawer contains so many lip pencils, eyeliners, and eyeshadow sticks that I actually didn't even bother counting (but I'm going to guess AT LEAST 30 of them, I swear).* If you have A TON OF MAKEUP (which I do), then you may still have to store some extra stuff in your bags — but either way, this container holds SO much. But the real winner, winner chicken dinner here? I have easy access to all the makeup I use every single day and can see all of it at once. I don't have to dig around the bottomless pit that is one of my many, many makeup bags anymore — I just have to open and close a drawer."

    Need more convincing? Be sure to check out the rest of her Ikee Design makeup organizer review.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five colors).

    2. A pack of SpaceSaver vacuum storage bags for giving you back SO much storage space. Fill up a bag with clothes, towels, or other linens, suck out the air, and watch the pile shrink down to a fraction of its original size!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Each pack includes a travel hand pump to pull the air out, but you can also use your vacuum!

    Read BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer's praise for these space savers:

    "The plastic is thick, the bags rarely re-inflate, and I feel confident that everything is safe and secure when stored inside. When you take things out, just give anything a quick steam if super wrinkled and it's ready to wear! Take it from this Virgo, my closet game is forever changed!!! Seasonal closet transitions = a breeze with these."

    Need more convincing? Check out Maitland's full Spacesaver vacuum storage bags review!

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four sizes and as a variety pack).

    3. A chic hot tool holder if your hair dryer has taken permanent resident on your bathroom countertop, and you'd like it to find a more attractive (and organized) home.,

    Promising review: "This hair tool organizer is one of my favorite things in my bathroom now! I was afraid that it wouldn't be able to fit my blow-dryer, but it fits that and my flat iron perfectly. I'm beyond happy with it. It keeps my bathroom counter organized and is also very aesthetically pleasing. I got it in silver and it looks great. If you're looking for an affordable way to organize your hair tools, then this will be perfect for you!" —ZhuLiDoTheThing

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 12 colors).

    4. Or an over-cabinet hair care station so you can spend less time untangling your curling wand from your hair dryer, and more time, ya know, doing your hair.

    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 $17.99+ (available in eight finishes).

    5. A four-tier slim storage rack because every nook and cranny (even that awkward space between the fridge and the wall) has the potential to offer your small space some extra storage.

    Promising review: "I was looking for additional storage (since I have a very small kitchen). I had some wasted space underneath a shelving unit, and the depth of these towers were just right. I wish they had one with five shelves that I could put next to my fridge. Easy to assemble, fairly solid, holds a lot of stuff, but nothing really huge. I was able to fit my small Cuisinart chopper, bottles of Perrier, baking supplies (5-pound sacks of flour/sugar) as well. All in all, very satisfied." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    6. A drawer divider set to divide and conquer messy drawers and skip the part of the morning where you make yourself late digging for that perfect pair of socks.

    a reviewer photo of open drawer with the organizer bins inside filled with clothes

    This set includes four bins: a six-cell (for scarves and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear, briefs, and ties), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

    Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back." —M. Hanson

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $14.87 (available in seven colors).

    7. A whimsical cloud-shaped magnetic key holder that'll put an end to the daily hunt for your keys right when it's time to head out for the day — even if your head is always stuck in the clouds.

    Two pairs of keys suspended by the cloud-shaped magnetic key holder

    Promising review: "One of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. Hasn't lost any magnetism." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    8. A magnetic knife strip for organizing your cooking tools with the added benefit of making your kitchen look like a 5-star restaurant!,

    Promising review: "I want to order another one! I wish I had thought to purchase one of these sooner. The magnet is strong and holds plenty of my everyday knives. I decided to put it on the side of my fridge and it holds perfectly. I didn't need anything extra to hold it in place either. I'd like to get one more for the rest of my tools because this is so much better than the block! Now I have more counter space." —RayJoni07

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A set of magnetic spice jars with stick-on labels if you're tight on storage space and the side of your refrigerator is just sitting there not pulling its organizational weight.,

    You'll get 12 tins, a magnetic conversion chart, and two kinds of pre-printed labels (113 clear labels and 126 chalkboard-style labels).

    Promising review: "My family cooks a lot and we had two drawers jammed full of spices and it was always a pain to find them. These magnetic spice tins are amazing. We have them stuck to the side of our fridge and it's such a nice, colorful, off-the-counter way to store them. I don't have to dig through drawers anymore to find what I'm looking for, and it makes me remember that we have spices when I'm cooking something without a specific recipe. They are high-quality, visually appealing, and just all-around awesome." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $24.75.

    10. A compact charging stand so you can drift off to the sweet sight of your phone, AirPods, and Apple Watch neatly charging simultaneously on your bedside table without a messy pile of cords in sight.,

    Promising review: "Love this stand! It really helped to clear up space on my nightstand. It’s made from heavy-duty materials, so I can remove my phone and AirPods case with one hand — the stand stays put. I also like the way it tucks away the charging cords, unlike other stands. This is a great stand. You won’t be disappointed!" —Eden G.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.92+ (available in four colors).

    11. A slim plastic bag holder because the couple of grocery bags you tossed under the sink have seemingly multiplied into an invasive plastic swarm. But don't worry! These streamlined holders will quickly tame the beast and give all those stray plastic bags a place to call home.

    Three different-colored plastic bag dispensers with a white print
    SewNiceDesigns / Etsy

    SewNiceDesigns is a Wake Forest, North Carolina-based small biz run by Joan, who uses their sewing skills to create a range of products from soothing neck wraps to face masks.

    Promising review: "Love these bags. I’ve been throwing all of my plastic bags under the sink; it was getting chaotic so I opted to buy two of these. Definitely cleared up the clutter. Great idea and I highly recommend purchasing these." —Chanel Newby

    Get it from SewNiceDesigns on Etsy for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    12. An iron corner clothing bar to preform the ultimate magic trick — creating closet space where there wasn't any before!

    a reviewer photo of the corner clothing rod with clothes hung on it

    It comes with dry-wall fasteners for you to hang it up!

    Promising review: "I moved into a new house and I was lucky enough to get the bedroom with no closet. I was destined for doom. That is until I found this great product. I purchased two bars and placed one above the other. I couldn't be happier with the result. Each bar holds a significant amount of weight. I packed each bar full with heavy clothes and it continues to prove how sturdy it is!" —Sasha

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. An over-the-door shoe organizer that'll turn the back of any door into a perfect place for everything from shoes to cleaning supplies, while clearing up a lot of cabinet space at the same time.,

    Promising review: "Having no place to store my shoes was driving me nuts, and I was always tripping over shoes. I wasn’t sure if the pockets in the organizer would be large enough for my Crocs, but they fit perfectly when I put the shoes in heel first. I was able to get two pairs of sneakers in the last two sets of pockets, as well. The pockets seem to be well-made and I’m confident that this shoe organizer will last." —A. Roach

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three colors).

    14. A set of Wonder Hangers for putting all that empty vertical space to good use and instantly doubling your storage capabilities without sacrificing any clothes to the donation bin.

    A closet full of clothes labeled "Before" followed by a much emptier closet labeled "After" with clothes hanging on space-saving vertical organizers

    Promising review: "I'm so impressed by these little hangers! I figured I'd cut down on my closet clutter by hanging basic tops from these instead of side by side, but I did not expect four Wonder Hangers to almost double my closet space. These are amazing for work shirts, dress clothes, and stuff you don't necessarily wear every day but want to hang up to avoid wrinkles. They are very sturdy; I filled one with just cardigans and blazers and it held up just fine. They do get pretty bulky in terms of width, but you're still using far less space than you would if all of the clothing was hanging directly on the closet rod. I'll definitely be buying more!" —Danielle

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five finishes).

    15. A rotating desk organizer because you've got one desk and about a million tiny containers filled with all your office doodads. Consolidate everything with this compact caddy featuring 16 compartments and built-in tape and sticky note dispensers.

    a three-tiered round desk organizer filled with office supplies
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "This is a great buy. It's not expensive and it holds everything that your office desk needs and in one great spot. Just turn and it's at your fingertips. I'm going to get another for my house." —momof3shelties

    Get it from Office Depot for $19.89.

    16. A multipurpose car seat storage bag if the floor is turning out to be a less-than-ideal place for umbrellas and takeout trash. This handy organizer has a lined and leakproof spot for garbage, plenty of mesh storage pockets, and a dispenser for tissues or wet wipes.

    the car storage bag mounted to the back of the passenger seat with a hand putting a bottle into the top compartment, side pockets with water bottles inside, and we wipes peeking out of a dispenser along the bottom

    Promising review: "The two things my car needed most were a place to put trash and a place to keep a tissue box from getting crushed. This is perfect! My kids are older and this has made it easy for us to keep the car from becoming a mess." —JMP

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A pair of face mask storage baskets so you're never left running around the house desperately searching for a clean mask right before you head out the door.

    Two baskets hanging from pegs on the wall with one that says "wear it" and "wash it"
    The Little Rooster Co. / Etsy

    The Little Rooster Co. is a woman-owned small biz based in Stow, Ohio. The founder, Cara, is a mom to both humans and dogs, and creates attractive yet functional home storage solutions!

    Promising review: "Super cute and a stylish way to organize our masks. Fast shipping and nice quality item." —Tina Vaitkus

    Get it from The Little Rooster Co. on Etsy for $20.80 (available in two patterns and two styles).

    18. A pack of adhesive cable clips because crawling under your seat yet again to fetch another fallen charging cord is getting old.,

    Promising review: "Fixes a problem I didn't know how to fix! Keeps cords where I want them and prevents them from falling behind my nightstand. Especially helpful with working from home. Get them! You won't be disappointed." —Ally

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.95.

    19. A genius T-shirt roll holder that holds up to 16 shirts and makes picking out what to wear a lot easier than digging through the depths of your probably-too-full drawers.

    a reviewer photo of a closed closet with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is a Kelso, Washington-based small biz owned by Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her roll storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organizational solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more.

    This handy organizer solver BuzzFeed editor Mallory Mower's folding woes:

    "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased a product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Amazon Handmade for $19.99 (available in two finishes).

    20. A space-saving drawer organizer for making it easier to actually find the cutlery you need when you need it instead of rummaging through a pile of potentially painful pointy things.,

    Suitable for drawers with a minimum height of 3.25 inches, this organizer fits up to 24 pieces of cutlery.

    Promising review: "I thought this would be handy and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two because I inherited my grandmother's silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side by side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful." —Jerimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A medicine cabinet organizing bin if you're tired of getting rudely startled by falling pill bottles and contact solution whenever you sleepily stumble to the bathroom in the morning.,

    Promising review: "No counter space? No medicine cabinet? No problem! I overhauled my bathroom sink by utilizing vertical space and attaching these to the wall with sticky strips. I suggest the hook-and-latch-style photo hangers so you can easily remove to clean/dust, as well as being a little more forgiving on uneven walls and slightly concave areas of the molded plastic." —Organization Freak / Hobby Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $14.12.

    22. A woven storage basket so you can still carelessly toss blankets and dirty laundry on the floor, but now it's on the floor and *looks* organized.

    a woven two-tone basket filled with a blanket

    Promising review: "This storage basket is so cute and stylish! I love the colors because it can match any decor. It's a great place to store all of my child's toys! I think I need to order one for every room in the house!" —Jessica Owens

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    23. A set of stainless-steel curved hooks because extra storage can be found anywhere if you just ~believe~, and by believe I mean simply hang up clutter wherever you can find a spot for one of these handy hooks.,

    Promising review: "I am using most of these hooks to hang purses in a closet. It's much easier for me to reach and see them. I hang them from the bottom shelf and they are not taking up valuable shelf space. Others are being used in the laundry room hanging from a metal shelving unit." —Amy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.47.

    24. A slim recycling sorter with three sections to make separating your papers from your plastics as easy as tossing everything in a pile by the door (which is the current recycling system, am I right?).,

    Promising review: "Most apartment units don't have recycling so you either have to find a recycling center in your town or throw everything away. I decided to find a recycling center and order this product. It sits right next my door and I love the fact that it has handles!! Now when my sorter gets full it's already right there at the door, ready for me to take to the recycling center! All I have to do is grab my purse, jacket, and keys, and I'm on my way! No more fumbling with bulky plastic bags or boxes!" —Dana~

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    25. A set of clear drawer organizers that'll transform any bathroom, desk, or vanity drawer into an organized oasis.

    Promising review: "Great product! I bought these to put in my nightstand drawer to store small things, as the drawer is very deep. I've got Chapstick, hand lotions, a small flashlight, and other bedside items in them so they're not just rolling around the drawer. I just bought some more for my bathroom vanity. They fit together nicely but also lift right out of each other. The plastic is sturdy, and they came individually wrapped to keep them from scratching." —Sparkyj

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. An under-cabinet macramé produce hammock for giving your avocados a place to rest until they're ripe enough to use, and clearing a lot of counter space in the process.

    a macrame hammock hanging from underneath a kitchen cabinet with fruits in it
    KnappsKnots / Etsy

    KnappsKnots is a San Diego, California-based Etsy shop creating gorgeous macramé home decor and storage solutions.

    Promising review: "Gaining tiny house counter space has never been cuter! Better than I expected and it included all hardware! Love it!" —Mariko Kinikin

    Get it from KnappsKnots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and in 12 colors).

    27. A storage bean bag chair if your favorite type of storage is the multifunctional kind. Stuff this chair with all the stray blankets and stuffed animals without a home and enjoy a cushy seat when the de-cluttering is done.


    Promising review: "My daughter has at least a gazillion stuffed animals that had overtaken her bedroom. I bought two of these (largest size) thinking even two wouldn’t be enough for the five garbage bags (13-gallon size) of animals. But much to my surprise, ALL animals fit IN ONE...with room to spare! It’s huge! So we stuffed in a couple of the extra-large animals that hadn’t fit in the garbage bags, along with some throw blankets and some small throw pillows. Now I have an extra cover I have no need for. The material is quality canvas, stitching seems well done, and the zipper is strong. It’s also very comfortable to sit on. My daughter and I both highly recommend it!" —C Bass

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and 12 colors).

    28. A quick-dry shower curtain (or liner) with nine mesh pockets so you can organize all your shampoo bottles and loofahs when bathroom storage space is tight.

    A clear shower curtain around a clawfoot bathtub with pockets holding shampoo bottles, washcloths, and other bathtime accessories

    One BuzzFeed editor swears by this shower curtain — read her Maytex shower curtain review (#2 on this list) if you're ready to break up with your shower caddy.

    Promising review: "I saw this in an online article about getting organized and decided to give it a shot. I absolutely love it. A friend laughed when I described it as life-changing, but it really is! I love that there is no more clutter, but another plus that never occurred to me is how much easier cleaning the tub is. Not only because it's already clear, but also because there are no little rust rings that usually come from bottles being left on the edge of the tub. I don't know why all shower curtains aren't made this way!" —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    29. A cabinet door organizer with plenty of space for keeping cutting boards, baking sheets, plastic wrap, and more organized, out of sight, and on hand.,

    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 (also available in a pack of two).

    30. A toilet paper dispenser because you're going to bring your phone to the bathroom anyway. It (and your extra TP rolls) might as well be treated to a proper place to call home.,

    Promising review: "We have two potty trainers and multiple people using this one powder room and the toilet paper holder has been ripped out of the wall so many times the wall is beyond repair. I needed a solution and here it is! It arrived on time, and it was incredibly easy to put together. It works brilliantly! I love that it includes a spot for wet wipes, of which we are massive users and big fans. It fits very well into super small spaces and has been truly resilient as it has been thrown, climbed on and moved multiple times. I give 5 stars!" —Mrs. R

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

    31. A wall-mounted jewelry organizer with a slim shelf and plenty of hooks to keep your vast collection of necklaces, bracelets, and the like from getting hopelessly tangled. So sleep in a little longer — you've just saved yourself from the daily five minutes of jewelry fumbling.

    a reviewer photo of a wall-mounted jewelry organizer with a top tray and multiple hooks with necklaces hanging on them

    Promising review: "This is one of those tiny and really inexpensive random products that you randomly decide to buy one day and then once you get it you think 'why did I not buy this sooner?!' It's totally worth it. I hung this in my bathroom to hold my more delicate jewelry. It’s great, because the delicate necklaces used to get tangled in my jewelry box but it’s never a problem anymore. AND it doesn’t take up counter space, which is always a plus. I am not a DIY person at ALL and this was so incredibly easy and quick to install." —Violet Kayjee

    Get it from Amazon for $18.90+ (available in six colors).

    32. A chrome-finish hanger stacker that'll tame the tangled beast residing in your closet, threatening to break, scratch, and snap every time you dare try to hang up a new shirt.

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! It arrived double boxed and nicely packaged within. It 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 a three-pack from Amazon for $41.73.

    33. A set of cube storage baskets for creating drawers where there wasn't any before and giving all your clutter an attractive (and hidden) place to call home.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these bins. They fit great in my cubes and they have double handles, so if you put the cube in backwards it does not matter. These are nice and sturdy and hold my belongings really well. There is a thick cardboard cloth covered bottom that fits into each cube which ensures that it stays upright and solid. I am very pleased with these and will most likely buy more when I purchase another cube organizer." —kelsey

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $25+ (available in four colors).

    34. A wall-mounted yard tool storage rack if walking through your garage is starting to feel like a scary horror film called Attack of the Rakes with garden tools falling on you left and right.

    A wall-mounted organizer with pegs to horizontally store yard tools like rakes and shovels
    Bayou State Built / Etsy

    Bayou State Built is a small Etsy shop by Michael, who handmakes ultra-functional wooden storage solutions.

    Promising review: "Really great tool rack! I had my tools lined up against the wall and found myself having to move them around when I needed something from behind them. This created an organized space and it looks good. I love it!" —Bruce

    Get it from Bayou State Built on Etsy for $51.26+ (available in five sizes).

    35. Sleek desktop shelves to organize distracting workspace clutter so you can skip that beloved morning ritual where you dig through a stack of papers just to find your favorite pen.

    the shelves with desk items on them

    The 6-pound shelf unit comes in two easy-to-assemble parts. The distance between each part is customizable and can be adjusted or rotated to best fit your storage needs.

    Promising review: "Strong, sturdy, nice color, easy to assemble. I love that you can change how you set it up to meet your needs. Even the screw holes are pre-drilled so they sit flush with the wood. This is perfect!" —Chanel Gunzer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three finishes).

    36. A zip-top shoe organizer because you know you can never have too many shoes, but your closet doesn't necessarily feel the same way. This slim space-saver holds and protects up to 12 pairs of shoes and has a sturdy handle to make pulling it out from under the bed easy breezy.

    a bed with a shoe organizer peaking out from underneath with a clear lid

    It has 12 slots! Reviewers use this for shoes, scarves, sweaters, you name it.

    Promising review: "At first I really disliked and was thrown off that this doesn't have any cardboard support in the separators like I have had in the past. But turns out it's been actually super helpful as I use this for my shoes I use less often, which are mostly big heels and shoes that don't exact fit in tiny box compartments. The flexibility of this organizer worked perfectly for me. There is a lot of extra give to be able to put in shoes that are weirdly shaped or too big and still be able to zip it closed with no problem." —Michelle Laughlin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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