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Mar 26, 2017

17 Super Cheap Things To Help Keep Your Apartment Organized

Cleaning your apartment is hard, spending money is harder.

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1. The cutest wall-mount key rack and mail holder.

Don't put your keys some place you definitely won't find in the morning.

And if you're anything like me, your mail is all over the place so now there's a designated space for it. You're welcome.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

2. A cord organizer that'll make your desk so much easier to deal with.

Promising Review: "This is a really great solution for keeping cables from ending up on the floor. It works perfectly and looks great on my wooden desk. I only wish I had more of them!" –Spencer Fink

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

3. A clear jewelry/cosmetic storage box to make your life and makeup game MUCH easier.

Promising Review: "I LOVE this product! It comes in two separate pieces but the top fits perfectly on top of the drawers. It's a great size and fits almost all of my makeup. It's great for people who are starting out their makeup collection, but you can really fit a lot of products in the drawers. It fits great on bathroom counters, dressers, or a makeup counter!" –Carol Russo

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

4. A turquoise (or red) kitchen utensil holder that'll make your counters pop and your drawers less cluttered.

Promising Review: "As silly as it sounds, I had been looking for a nice utensil holder for quite a while. This appears exactly as shown in the pictures and is made of a durable, easy to clean plastic material. It holds about a dozen assorted full-sized utensils (whisks, spatulas, marinade brushes, etc.), and looks great on my counter! The simple design pairs well with any kitchen and offers a great alternative to a boring plain or bamboo container." –Emily

Get it at Amazon for $14.99.

5. Translucent containers for all the tea lovers out there.

For all of my fellow humans who love tea but are too lazy to "free leaf" it, here's a translucent container made specifically for holding, well, tea bags. The boxes they come in are inconvenient, bulky, and don't need that negativity in your life.

Get it from Amazon for $14.87

6. The most adorable porcupine pencil holder I've ever seen, I mean...look at it. Really LOOK.

You're not stabbing it, I swear. Although if that's your thing I'm not judging.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $19

7. A hamper that has whales on it because you're obviously gonna wash your clothes soon, right? RIGHT?

The coolest thing about this hamper is that is has a drawstring close WHICH MEANS it'll hold the stink until you're ready to drag the thing to the wash.

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

8. And a "laundry today" hamper because just one couldn't do the job.

Another hamper because you have so many clothes that you STILL haven't washed yet. These also have handles on the sides and a drawstring close so you can throw it in the car on the way to the laundromat with no problem.

Get it from Amazon for $21.00.

9. A pan rack because stop putting your cooking pots in the oven! Not cool, dude.

Promising Review: "My husband was really impressed. He's a stickler about keeping our pans protected by only hand washing and never in the dishwasher. Prior to this pan rack, we used a rubber shelf liner in between our pans to protect them when stacking. I should have bought this pan rack years ago." –SharonO

Get it from Amazon for $12.77.

10. A stainless-steel sponge holder that'll keep it dry until you're ready to use it.

I don't know where you keep your dish sponge, but stuck to the backsplash right next to the sink seems like a great location.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

11. The most simple wooden desk organizer that'll sit right in front of your monitor and perfectly on top of your keyboard.

Sometimes you just need to put your pen in a place where you definitely won't lose it. And your keys, and your earrings, and your...well...everything. We get it.

Get it from TreeSky on Etsy for $15.00.

12. Foldable drawer dividers that won't fold your clothes, but will make them so much easier to section off and put away.

Promising Review: "Definitely worth the money! My drawers were starting to overfill and had no organization. It was hard to find things easily without creating a mess. The cardboard bottoms are a bit tricky to get in at first but once they are in, the organizer stands up well. For being around $10 it's worth it just to try these for yourself!" –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

13. This clear three-tiered standalone spice rack that's absolutely action-ready.

Promising Review: "This spice rack fits perfectly in my spice cabinet. It is durable. I accidentally dropped one and it didn't break! Each level is just the right height to see the next row of spices. After I received the first one, I bought two more. It's great to have all of my spices organized where I can see them instead of moving bottles around to find the ones in the back." –Keith Calvin Guy

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

14. A pair of foldable storage containers you can insert in shelves or just place on your floor, wherever you want, really.

Another place to dump your miscellaneous items before your mother visits because she's 100 percent positive she taught you better life skills. They also come in three sizes and different patterns!

Get it from Amazon for $16.82.

15. A portable shoe rack you can take almost anywhere.

Stop leaving your shoes literally everywhere.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

16. An industrial storage bin that's totally in fashion right now.

Sometimes you just need something to put your random shit in. This bin just HAPPENS to look good while doing it.

Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $14.95

17. This nifty over-the-door file organizer you can put your loose papers in.

Promising Review: "These are really nice and hold a lot of stuff. I got two to use in my home office and glad I did. It really helped us to organize the endless stacks that had accumulated on my desk. Very convenient that they hang on the door, I put two side by side and they fit together on a 3-0 door perfectly." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

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