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    Updated on May 21, 2020. Posted on May 15, 2020

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

    Because your efforts to organize should basically be immortalized.

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    1. A three-piece cosmetic organizer to rescue anyone who just owns so. much. makeup and give each and every lipgloss a proper place. It has two large drawers, two middle drawers, two small drawers, and ~16~ top compartments — good luck losing your favorite highlighter again.

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    Promising review: "I've been searching for a solution to the jumbled mess of my cosmetics for quite some time and I'm so glad I waited until I saw this listed on Amazon! I'm amazed at how many items I was able to fit into this box. It holds all of my brushes and everything fits so well. The drawers hold a plethora of items and now I have no problem finding what I need. I find my stress level has subsided greatly just looking at how neatly my makeup is now. It doesn't take up much room on my vanity and overall it just plain looks great!" —Happy Nana

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    2. A set of vacuum storage bags, because this'll come to the rescue if you really can't get rid of that 2009 clutter — now you can at least minimize it. Behold: actual room in your linen closet!

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    An editor on the BuzzFeed Shopping team LOVES these! Here's what she has to say: "WHY didn't I buy these vacuum storage bags sooner?? I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just one large bag was plenty to store nine or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I am literally going to order another pack of five today — my closet game is forever changed!!!

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in six sizes).

    Read her full review in "Just 7 Things You'll Want To Try In June."

    3. A countertop hot tool holder so you can both chicly decorate your bathroom and keep your straightener where you can see it. You're still tossing your hair dryer on the counter just...in a more organized way.

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    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 it 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 $14.99 (available in 12 colors).

    4. A drawer divider set that'll separate all your essentials and keep them in their rightful place. Why, you ask? How many times have you run late because you can't find any bleeping socks? You have your answer.

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    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 it from Amazon for $15.87 (available in six colors).

    5. A slide-out storage tower for making sure even tight spaces in your home can be put to use. The motto of looking organized seems to be "put it anywhere but on the counter" and this sure will help.

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    It has three tiers with a surprising amount of space in each layer!

    Promising review: "We remodeled our kitchen and I opted for a lower storage cabinet with drawers, instead of a dishwasher. This left a 6.5-inch space which was great for the stepladder and a few trays, but looked messy. This little pantry fits perfectly in that little space. Now I can fit cereal boxes which are generally too tall for my cupboards, wine bottles and other stuff. Now my countertops are clear. Yay!" —E.K.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.60+ (available in two colors).

    6. A magnetic key holder to never lose your most precious belongings again. As some of us are all too well aware, calling the locksmith is EXPENSIVE. Just keep this attached by the door so they're always right there when you run out.

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    Promising review: "This is 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 it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    7. A set of magnetic spice jars with stick-on labels, because now you won't have to spend 20 minutes looking for the dang oregano anymore. All it takes is sticking 'em on the fridge to keep everything right in your face.

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    You'll get 12 tins and two kinds of pre-printed labels (113 clear labels and 126 chalkboard-styled 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 $21.95.

    8. A magnetic knife-holder so you can prevent any disastrous encounters with sharp objects while rummaging in your drawers. PLUS, you can easily return them to their rightful place as you wash them.

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    Promising review: "We purchased to resolve a knife storage debate of sorts, and we are both thrilled with the results. This adds a practical bit of style to the kitchen wall while saving space and making knives easily accessible. The mount was easy to install and seems easy enough to remove at whatever later date with no risk of falling until then. Our only regret is not buying another one, as we apparently have more stuff we'd like to stick up there than we have room." —Emily J. Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

    9. A charging stand to keep your phone, AirPods, and Apple Watch in one place even if they all run out of battery at the exact same time. Now we can finally keep everything together *without* a million different wires on our desk or bedside table.

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    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 $28.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. An iron corner clothing bar that'll seriously come in handy if you got stuck with the room that doesn't have a closet (hello, NYC apartments). Now you don't need to keep your clothes in a pile. There are better ways, I promise.

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    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!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. An over-the-door shoe organizer for making it easier than ever to put anything from shoes to cleaning supplies in a proper place and out of your way. AND now you'll have more free drawer space!

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    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." —bcomstock15

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47+ (available in three colors).

    12. A pack of cable clips to free your desk, car, wherever from the current jumble your cables are in. It'll be nice to charge your phone without untangling everything first.

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    These also work to keep your desk or wherever else organized!

    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" —Mike

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97

    13. An over-the-door cabinet organizer, because this'll improve your bathroom's vanity and, more importantly, help you locate your hair dryer. Turns out spending 20 minutes digging around for it doesn't *have* to be part of your routine.

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    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 with this metal basket it minimized clutter, keeps things organized and separate, and it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and curling wand. The bars are adjustable, as well (just use the twisties it came with to secure them in place). Worth the buy!" —Alyssa Jewell

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

    14. A cutlery organizing tray so you can still essentially toss your forks into the drawer (this design definitely allows careless placing), but now they'll all stay together.

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    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons, etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four styles and two colors).

    15. A medicine cabinet organizing bin that'll ensure your deodorant doesn't get buried by your 3,000 hair styling products. Some reviewers even hang this up to create more shelf space!

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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.83.

    16. A cotton storage basket for still allowing you to toss clothes, laundry, whatever away carelessly, but now they WON'T stare you in the face for the next three weeks. Tl;dr: this'll replace The Chair.

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    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.

    17. A set of stainless-steel curved hooks to instantly create more space in your closet, counters, pantries, WHEREVER, just by hanging up previous clutter. Is that...extra shelf space I now see? I never thought I'd see the day.

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    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 laundry room, hanging from a metal shelving unit." —Amy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.97.

    18. A recycling sorter, because this'll put an end to collecting all your plastic bottles at the door just to throw them in the garbage, anyway. How embarrassing. Your landlord knows it's you. Now separating your waste won't require a second thought.

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    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 $18.19.

    19. A car seat storage bag that'll give you somewhere to toss trash, store tissue boxes, and cram stuff in pockets galore, because if you've owned a car for even a day you're aware of how much can build up. You can finally see the floor mat again.

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    Did I mention the trash compartment is leak-proof? Important.

    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 $26.99.

    20. A set of plastic drawer organizers for effortlessly decluttering your bathroom, desk, vanity, or really whatever needs the most help. Living in a clean house = knowing where your toothbrush is.

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    Plus they're stackable, making your drawers even neater!

    Promising review: "I love all of the organizers! This is a great product! I bought the organizers for all of my bathroom drawers to store various items that normally were left out on the counter of which made the whole bathroom look cluttered. I love the way the plastic containers stack upon each other! You can also configure the boxes to fit in your drawers. The clear plastic is great for seeing what is on the lower organizer. It is convenient to take one container out one out at a time if you need to." —A H

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.99.

    21. A set of Wonder Hangers to quickly organize your closet by stacking garments and folding these down to create previously unavailable space. Would you look at that — your friend *didn't* steal your top two years ago. Oops.

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    Promising review: "I live in a New York City apartment with a standard NYC closet. No matter how I tried to organize my clothes (by color, by season) they became wrinkled, or forgotten in the crush. On a whim, I checked Amazon for closet accessories and found (TA DA!) the Wonder Hanger! I have so much more room now, I can easily find what I'm looking for, and my shirts stay neat and pressed. I just ordered four more. (One is for my husband who saw the results and wanted one for his closet). To the genius who created these, my closet and I say 'Thank you!'" —Nini

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A storage bean bag chair, because this'll give you a clever way to both encourage your kids to clean up after themselves *and* avoid living amongst piles and piles of toys.

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    Adults use this for storage, too!

    Promising review: "I bought this so that I could fit all of my extra pillows and blankets when I don't use them. I have to say, this is worked out perfectly. The shape becomes a seater and my kids love to sit on it! it is really comfortable and great material." —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors).

    23. A shower curtain with nine mesh pockets so you can keep everything from your loofah to shampoo off the floor — especially useful if you currently have a very cluttered standing shower.

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    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!" —DAtkins

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    24. An over-the-cabinet-door basket that'll serve as an easy place to keep things like cutting boards out of sight until actually needed. They're not contributing to decor AT ALL just by sitting on the counter.

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    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 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 $14.84.

    25. A toilet paper dispenser with a storage shelf for a) never leaving you stranded without TP thanks to its handy compartment for extra rolls and b) streamlining bathroom essentials to one neat spot.

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    How many people are just going to use that extra shelf for their phones? Everyone? OK.

    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. Five stars!" —Mrs. R

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in five colors).

    26. A wall mount jewelry tree to keep your necklaces separated for you — now matter how many you own. AND it doubles as extra storage for perfumes, candles, whatever! Desperately untangling fine jewelry is a distant memory now (and putting your necklaces away again will be thoughtless).

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    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 $19.90+ (available in four colors).

    27. A hanger stacker, because this won't betray you by tangling extra hangers the minute you close your closet. AKA now you won't have the battle of your life anymore every time you just want to hang up a shirt.

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    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 it from Amazon for $18.37.

    28. A set of storage cube baskets so you can cleverly disguise all those magazines you "simply can't" part with. At least now you'll look like you belong in House Beautiful. Little do they know...

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    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 $22.99+ (available in five colors).

    29. A wooden desktop organizer that'll help you finally accept it's definitely harder to concentrate when surrounded by hundreds of sticky notes and papers. This'll make tidying up your home office one simple step.

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    It only weighs 4 pounds and is easy to put together, so bringing this to the office is a piece of cake.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave a review for anything, no matter how good or bad. But this was really a great buy so I felt compelled to write a review. I received it just yesterday. I easily put it together and immediately brought it to work to put it to use. Every single coworker that walked past my desk complimented just how cute and organized it looked. I was skeptical at first, thinking it looks better in the picture than it might be in reality, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The picture shows just how nice and tidy it made my things, and I definitely think this is worth getting." —R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    30. A shoe organizer great for anything from boots to unused sweaters — cleaning up your space may seem intimidating, but now you can use every procrastinator's go-to tactic: hiding it all under the bed.

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    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 $12.99.

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