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    36 Ways To Organize Your Space When You Just Have Way Too Much Stuff

    I refuse to get rid of any of my treasures, so I figured out ways to make them fit.

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    1. Find yourself some extra bathroom space by utilizing the back of your cabinet doors with an over-the-door styling tool organizer that can fit your hairdryer, brushes, and hot tools.

    The over-the-door organizer hanging on a bathroom cabinet door

    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 (just use the twisties it came with to secure them in place, but the basket fits perfectly to my cabinet). Worth the buy. :)" —Alyssa Jewell

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

    2. If you're always struggling to figure out what to do with all your tank tops, a hanger designed specifically to hold them might be just the thing. It can hold a bunch of them and get them out of your way.

    Promising review: "I love the crap out of this thing! I have so many camis that I use as undershirts for work and they were always being folded up and crammed into a drawer, taking up way too much space. After putting away half of my shirts on this two-pack, I knew I needed to buy another pack! It's so easy to take the shirts on and off without messing around with any of the others. This organizer is perfect for my needs in freeing up a drawer and taking up little space in my closet." —Tessa

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. When you're overflowing with jewelry, try a two-sided jewelry carrier designed with 32 clear vinyl pockets and 18 hook-and-loops closures — you just need to add a standard hanger and you can basically put it anywhere.

    A before and after customer review photo of their jewelry perfectly organized

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

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

    4. Stop struggling with your over-stuffed undie drawer with removable drawer inserts to give everything its place — they can hold your lingerie, socks, underwear, and bras! Plus they're made of a mold-proof fabric for perfect storing nearly anywhere.,

    Promising review: "Wow! I can find my socks, hose, bras, and scarves again! Great organizers! It helps clear clutter and makes putting together great outfits so much easier! So glad I got them! I hope to order more! Also, no more solo socks!" —H.j.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.97 (available in seven colors).

    5. Keep your bathtub clutter-free with a mesh shower curtain caddy — it has eight roomy pockets that'll hold a bunch of stuff.

    A customer review photo of the shower curtain caddy

    Promising review: "Great product! Bought one for my shower because I really dislike the metal racks that hang from the showerhead. This works perfectly. Love it so much I bought a second one for my daughter’s bathroom. Keeps the shower/tub clear of containers around the sides. Great organization. Stays clean. No ugly rusting or wobbly metal rack." —stephanie sharif

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

    6. Or if you want a little more space, there's a full curtain with nine pockets in three sizes to fit everything you'd need during shower time.

    The mesh pocket shower curtain hanging around a claw foot tub

    Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your 'stuff,' this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four or five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every six months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!" —DAtkins

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    7. Neatly store all your storage bin tops in a three-compartment lid organizer.

    The lid organizer placed inside a kitchen drawer

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have to play storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf — I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product!" —Laura H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four sizes).

    8. If you've accumulated an unreasonably large water bottle collection (🙋‍♀️) use an over-the-door organizer designed to fit up to 24 bottles — and stop you from awkwardly trying to get them to fit in your cabinets.

    The water bottle organizer hanging on a pantry door
    Lakeside Express on Etsy

    Lakeside Express is an Aurora, Illinois-based Etsy shop.

    Get it from Lakeside Express on Etsy for $29.99.

    9. "Install" a four-shelf closet system that requires no drilling, no tools — it snaps together and grips to the floor and ceiling for support.

    The four-shelf closet system secured in a wall nook

    Promising review: "Works amazingly in our closet! We have a weird-shaped closet and this helps to keep it organized!" —El175

    Get it from Amazon for $104.85.

    10. Get rid of some of the bulk in your closet by switching out your hangers to slim-fitting velvet ones — they won't only give you more space, they'll also keep your straps from falling off.

    Promising review: "SO happy with these so far. I had heard multiple times that these hangers would change my life. While this sounded nice, I struggled to justify spending money on hangers when I already have a couple hundred here that work just fine. However, after needing to add career clothes to my wardrobe and completely losing all free movement remaining in my closet, I put these in my cart. They came today and I've already switched out my whole closet (except for skirts — I am awaiting finger clips from Amazon to convert these hangers to pant/skirt hangers). Going through my entire closet lead me to get rid of a couple of things that I no longer wear. However, the difference in my closet because of the hangers alone is striking. I can finally shift clothes to the side to actually see what I have. While some may think that saving their money and dealing with a tight closet is worth it, I am completely sold on making the change. So happy I pulled the trigger. I've purchased 100 more just now so that I can do the same for my boyfriend's closet." —ChristineSD

    Get a pack of 50 flocked hangers on Amazon for $18.23+ (available in five colors).

    11. Or you can create that extra space by adding a second rack for clothes — it's super easy to install, it just hangs on your current closet rack.

    A customer review photo of the Simple Houseware adjustable closet hanging rod in chrome hanging in their closet

    Promising review: "This product has been one of my favorite Amazon finds, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner. It has doubled my closet space in my apartment where I can’t make any damage in terms of adding another permanent shelf — so this has been a perfect solution. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now with no issue. Your closet has to be pretty high for this to work or else your shirts above are going to get caught on the hangers below and for my case, some of my shirts are dragging on the floor — just keep this in mind when you’re thinking about purchasing." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    12. Another way to save hanging space is with a set of chrome closet organizers that'll make you realize your closet is much bigger than it actually is.

    The Wonder Hanger in chrome

    Each hanger holds 12 garments.

    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).

    13. If you have a deep closet, an over-the-door closet rod is great for adding that extra hanging space you desperately need.

    over the door clothing rail on the back of a closet door

    Dimensions: 18 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches

    Promising review: "I needed just that extra little bit of hanging space in the laundry room and did not want to add a rolling rack. I also had no wall space to mount any new shelving. This over-the-door rack seemed like it would do the trick. When you put it together it seemed a little wobbly but once it is on the door, it is very stable. It holds a lot of clothes. You can hang items on the bar and also on the sides. I do not use the dryer for cotton shirts, jeans, or any other slacks so I need the hanging space. This is an extremely economical way to get that extra space." —Outta Control

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49+ (available in two colors).

    14. Try a five-step decorative ladder to store and display your throw blankets, bath towels, or scarves.

    The ladder filled with blankets leaning on a wall

    Promising review: "This is so great to store baby blankets in my son's nursery. The ladder has rubber tips on each end so it doesn't damage the wall, and it came assembled. I'm so glad I got this!" —The Johnsons

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in five finishes).

    15. Create extra storage under your sink with adjustable shelves that fit around your pipes., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love it!! I wanted to do a huge apartment cleanse and finally get everything organized and orderly. My apartment's shelving and cabinets are awkward but this product does the trick and allows me to utilize the dead space underneath my sink. Now I don't have to sift around when I need something, I can see where it is! One of the shelves did have a minor dent when it arrived, but I don't really care since it's an under-the-sink shelving unit. It has not compromised the quality or function of this product." —Xtina

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in three finishes).

    16. Install a set of 3-D printed KitchenAid Tool holders you attach to the bottom of your cabinets or shelves to finally give you a place to store all those bulky tools.

    KitchenAid Tool Holder set placed on the bottom of a cabinet
    McMaster3D on Etsy

    McMaster3D is a Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop that specializes in 3D printing.

    Get the set of three from McMaster3D on Etsy for $8+ (available in a variety of colors).

    17. Add an attachable magnet strip that'll keep your bathing oasis organized and in tip-top shape.

    The magnetic strip installed in a bathroom drawer with hair clips, bobby pins, and manicure tools attached to it

    Promising review: "Got this for my wife who, in my mind, walks around the house sprinkling bobby-pins on various floors and surfaces like breadcrumbs. I stuck this on the bathroom mirror and it works great, just as you'd expect it to work. It can even hold up certain plastic hair-clips if they have a metal spring and you stick them on there just right. The glue seems sturdy enough so far." —JPL

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    18. Utilize the space under your bed with fabric storage bags that'll protect your things and maximize the area.

    Two fabric storage bags

    Promising review: "These are great under-bed shoe organizers. I specifically wanted storage boxes that didn't have shoe slots so that I would be able to fit my boots in them. In one container I was able to fit three pairs of boots and several pairs of high heels. The storage box itself is very light but durable. When you hold it up to the light you can see through the fabric, however it's not super thin. I really like that because it lets my shoes breathe, I don't want to zipper my shoes into an airtight package that's going to amplify any sort of foot smell. I end up using my second box for winter things. I put my winter coat, scarves, and hats inside there. These boxes can really be used for any sort of items that you may want to store under your bed. The only recommendation I have is to keep in mind that the bottoms of the box are not rigid, they're fabric. If you lay something out perfectly and then use the handles to lift up the box everything is going to fall to one side, so try and keep the box level whenever you are moving it." —Paige Reviews

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. Keep your purses super organized with a hanging purse organizer designed with clear pockets so you can browse through your collection without having to pull out everything.

    The ZOBER Hanging Purse Organizer in white.

    Promising review: "I love nice purses and I save up to buy good purses of quality. This way of storing my purses is so convenient — there's no stress on the straps, they are visible, kept safe, accessible, and dust-free in one organized place. The hook and seams are strong. I actually have 12 purses stored, and the smaller purses have plenty of room to share a sleeve. Nice product! Glad I purchased it." —Julia H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    20. Give yourself some extra shelf space with an easy to assemble, heavy-duty baker’s rack that's made of durable chrome-plated steel and has a removable wood top, three full shelves, one half shelf, a hanging bar, four removable chrome hooks and can hold up to 270 pounds.

    The kitchen storage rack filled with supplies

    Promising review: "I purchased this baker's rack after spending $300 on a smaller fake-looking baker's rack that took me five hours to put together. I returned it the next day — not functional and ugly BUT when I got this baker's rack, WOW!!!! What a difference and only $70 bucks! It took me 15 minutes to put together with no tools! It looks awesome plus it is sooooo functional! I am in love!!! I was looking at another one for $150 with better reviews but decided to go with this one and so glad I did. What a deal. Amazing!! Buy this if you like it. Don’t spend any more than you need to. I can finally have my appliances out for use and the butcher block is counter level!! So impressed with this product. I guess I was lucky because nothing came damaged. I can’t express to you how great this baker's rack is. My floors are uneven and it hardly wobbles. The other one was heavy, no space, and very unstable. Thank u Amazon!!" —Lisa B

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    21. If you're short on drawer space and want to hang your pants, try a pants hanger that can fit five pairs while only taking up the room of one hanger.

    The DOIOWN S-Type Stainless Steel Pants Hangers

    Promising review: "These were exactly what I was hoping they would be. They are extremely sturdy (a little heavy but not too heavy), they held my pants in place (due to the S shape you can quickly see what is on the entire hanger without having to move things around), and they give my closet that extra space I desperately needed. I will also mention that they were packaged probably better than any other thing I've ever received. The care and time it took to package them that well was incredible. I would clearly buy again and plan to! :)" —Colleen Noyes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. You can also get super organized with a scarf hanger, capable of fitting 23 scarves, belts, or even ties.


    Promising review: "I love scarves and this saved my sanity! My scarves on my old scarf hanger looked very fluffy/full and looking for a scarf is a hassle. With this new scarf hanger/organizer, I can neatly fold my scarves now and they're easier to look for one to match my outfit." —edc

    Get it on Amazon for $10.47.

    23. Speaking of hanging things up, if anyone in your household has swarms of ties and belts, try a hanger designed specifically to hold them — best part is, they're also great for hanging tank tops.


    Promising review: "I use this hanger for camisoles, not for ties and belts. Although it takes up a wider amount of space in my closet to do this, I am happy with how it's working out. The hanger is sturdy, so it doesn't tip or rock (although the shirts are pretty light), and I can quickly add or remove my tops. I have tried other approaches for these tops, because I have many, and so far this has been my best option. I can organize by color or type, or whatever I desire, and grab and go. I know it wasn't designed for this, but I would probably buy a few more." —Valerie K.

    Get it on Amazon for $9.08.

    24. Or just get really fancy and organize all your ties and belts with a rotating rack that fits right onto your closet rod — this one might not be so great for tanks tho.

    The Primode Motorized tie rack

    It does require four C batteries.

    Promising review: "I had to buy it because I own way too many ties. I've got 72 ties on this rack and it runs like it has none on it — fast and smooth." —Mike S.

    Get it on Amazon for $29.95.

    25. Invest in a kitchen table with stools that double as additional storage.

    The kitchen table with storage stools

    Promising review: "This dining set is perfect for my small space. It was relatively easy to put together and the quality was decent for the price. It really ties my kitchen together to make it look cohesive and classy." —braidiar

    Get it from Amazon for $339.69.

    26. And, for less budget, add a discreet piece of storage furniture to clear any messes and keep all those things you don't want in sight hidden away.

    The storage bench at the foot of a bed

    Promising review: "Great storage bin! I didn't believe you could sit on it and still be sturdy but it really is. It doesn't feel like it's going to break. The kids' slime jars and other stuff fit perfectly and are hidden out of view. Fits under a desk and we pull it out as needed for extra seating when friends come over." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $37.89+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    27. If you want to step up your cabinet game, invest in an organizer for your cabinets specifically designed to hold all your storage containers — it's basically like building a house for them!

    The organizer installed in a cabinet

    Designed for a 24" cabinet with a 20.5" opening. Kit includes: wood organizer, eight dividers, a set of slides, 75 lb full-extension slide system, and adjustable chrome wire dividers. The floor of the organizer has a pegboard design that allows you to move the dividers into whatever design you need.

    Promising review: "The install was not as easy as it could have been. The pre-drilled holes were not in the correct place. But, once the product was installed I was super impressed and pleased. Smooth, quiet glide. High quality. Everything fit and is organized." —Brittany Cannato

    Get it from Amazon for $296.99+ (available in 18" and 24").

    28. And while you're at it a wooden peg board insert for your cabinet drawers will let you secure your dishes in an organized, safe, and completely efficient manner.


    Promising review: "The minute I saw peg-drawer organizers for dishes I really wanted one. I looked at several units that were over $300 but just couldn't justify spending that kind of money for organizing dishes in a drawer. I was SO excited to find this one for under $100 and just hoped it would not be flimsy. It is NOT flimsy! It is very solid, made of laminated layers of plywood. The maple finish is beautiful and looks as good as the finish on my brand new cabinets. The pegs are tapered, larger at the bottom, and also feel substantial with a quality finish. I found this to be an excellent value for a peg-drawer insert. The only drawback is the number of holes. I will be drilling some extras where I need them." —Lil M

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99+ (available in 24x21, 30x21, and 39x21 sizes).

    29. Keep your fridge organized (and help prevent your food from going bad) by investing in a seven-piece glass vacuum starter set — the glass containers are microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. They're also heat-resistant and come with a QR code you can use to track expiration dates.


    The starter set includes a medium and large vacuum glass container, two small and two medium BPA-free vacuum bags, and a rechargeable vacuum pump. Containers are nestable, and like I mentioned freezer-safe, ovenproof (without lid), microwave-safe (without vacuum seal), and dishwasher-safe. Container lids feature a double seal to create a perfect seal. The reusable bags feature easy-zip closures to create a perfect seal and are freezer-, microwave- (without vacuum seal), and dishwasher-safe. The pump comes with a long-lasting lithium-ion battery that's rechargeable with included USB.

    Promising review: "Fantastic means of storing and organizing food. Impressive how much longer food remains fresh compared to more traditional storage methods. Bags are great for food prep and saving contents of opened packages. Glass containers can be placed in the microwave or oven. Additional containers and bags available online." —Cast Away

    Get it from Zwilling for $99.99.

    30. If you're constantly searching for your remote, glasses, or phone get a sofa and bedside caddy to make all your devices super easy to reach and find.

    The caddy positioned on the side of the sofa
    NEKONOTE Store on Etsy

    NEKONOTE Store is a Sydney, Australia-based shop filled with gorgeous home accessories.

    Get it from NEKONOTE Store on Etsy for $15.09 (available in two colors).

    31. Use a genius adjustable rack designed with seven dividers that you can move around to fit a super thick cutting board or a super-thin cookie sheet — whatever you need.

    The adjustable rack holding cutting boards

    Promising review: "We have one kitchen drawer and very awkward cabinets in our apartment so organizing was an ever-changing and maddening puzzle. Frustrated with the challenge, I went online and came across this product which originally seemed expensive. In my desperation, I decided to try it out anyway. I ended up loving it and bought three more. I'm happy to recommend this product to others in the same situation especially with the price cut. It's very sturdy and takes only seconds to set up!" —Elizabeth Giordano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and in three styles designed to hold everything from pans to lids).

    32. If your bathroom has the space for it, try a bamboo bench to give you a little more storage space for all your towels, beauty supplies, and extra toilet paper.

    The bench in the natural bamboo color

    Promising review: "I wanted a bench for the bathroom and saw this and totally thought it would be perfect. The assembly process was very easy and it seems to be very sturdy. It has supported my weight so far without any signs of it being overloaded. I’m no lightweight. LOL. Totally recommend whether for a bathroom bench to hold toiletries or an entry shoe rack bench. It’s sturdy and I love its rustic vibe." —Pat from Queens

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in five colors).

    33. Or you can try a bathroom floor cabinet that's designed with two discreet shelves perfect for hiding away extra toilet paper, air fresheners, cleaning supplies...whatever!


    Promising review: "Was very easy to put together, about five to eight minutes total time. All of the pieces simply snap into place and then the screws are added to make it more stable with a firm feeling. Great for having in a small bathroom with no storage for extra TP and cleaning supplies." —Juan Garrido

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (after you apply the $10 coupon).

    34. When you just have too many clothes and not enough drawer space a sturdy hanging closet organizer can hold up to 16 shirts rolled up on just one hanger.

    The organizer holding 16 T-shirts while hanging in a closet
    The Roll Keeper on Etsy

    The Roll Keeper is a craft vinyl, diamond painting, paint, and storage shop based in Kelso, Washington.

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    35. Try stacking your pots and pans — even if they're nonstick — with a pack of safe pan and pot protectors so you pile 'em up without the risk of damaging them.


    Promising review: "Just purchased my second set of these — they are perfect! I use them to protect my good frying pans, my Dutch ovens, nice glass bowls — anything where stacking is needed for space but I was worried about scratching. I love the neutral color, but with a cute, all-over pattern, and the size is great for deep bowls to protect the sides or large pans. Plus they are definitely the most cost-effective ones out there. I plan to buy more and also use as an add-on gift when giving cookware." —Sno-cone lover

    Get a set of 12 in three different sizes from Amazon for $10.99. Also available for baking pans and sheets.

    36. And just give yourself more counter space with a discreet and simple wooden stove cover — and maybe even just to cover up the messy stovetop you don't want to clean up right now.

    Willow Layne Co on Etsy

    Willow Layne Co is a farmhouse and rustic home decor store based out of Grove City, Ohio.

    Get it from Willow Layne Co on Etsy for $60 (available in six colors). They also offer free local pickup if you're a resident of the area.

    My closet every time I buy something new to wear:

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