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    Updated on Aug 27, 2020. Posted on Aug 14, 2020

    30 Things That Might Come In Handy For All The Things You Don’t Have A Place For

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    1. An actual magnetic bobby pin tray because up until now, you've kind of just been setting your bobby pins down on the closest flat surface only to never see them again.

    A reviewer showing a set of bobby pins placed inside the tray
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    Pssst, you know I have to tell you that this could also work for paper clips. Or, you could snag the paper clip magnetic holder I found on Amazon too. You're welcome, darling!

    Promising review: "I love this product. My bathroom drawer looks so organized now that my bobby pins aren’t all over the place. I loved that it came with bobby pins which I had no idea would be included! It's nice to also have some new bobby pins!" —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in two colors) and the paper clip holder for $14.98 (available in two colors).

    2. This mail slot so you can finally have a place to separate unopened letters from ones you've already gone through — you know, as opposed of just tossing them all on the table in one messy pile. Plus, it has hooks on the bottom as the perfect place to keep your keys.

    The vertical mount with two mail slots, two chalkboards, and hooks on the bottom for keys and other items
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    Promising review: "I have no issue with this purchase. I even like the added key hooks. It's nice having a place to stick incoming and outgoing mail and also knowing where my car keys are😆." —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five colors).

    3. This hanger stacker because you just have soooo many empty hangers cluttering your closet right now. Plus, when you actually need one, you'll know where to find it.

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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! Seriously, laundry is enough of a pain so to not fight with hangers will be wonderful. It arrived double-boxed and nicely packaged within. Assembly was simple with a total of four screws to attach the vertical pieces to the base and the wrench included. No personal tools were needed. The hanger stand 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 $18.47+ (available in six quantity selections).

    4. A two-sided tea stand so you can stop sifting through your mountain of loose teabags and just reach into the organizer for the right tea when you need it — even if you have, like, 100 tea bags that need a proper home.

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    This stand holds 100 tea bags and features 12 slots.

    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But, as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. A lid organizer that's just for the tops of all your plastic containers. FINALLY, you won't have to search high and low for the lids you swore you saw just the other day. It'll store both square and round lids.

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    Also, one reviewer shared that a sweet note from the brand in their package revealed that this YouCopia brand is a small women-owned business!

    Promising review: "This product does exactly what it is supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes, I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provide flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

    6. This remote-control organizer because it's much better than just leaving your remote on the couch where it'll inevitably slip between the cushions, and you'll inevitably spend 30 minutes searching for it in all the wrong places.

    The slim organizer with slots for four remotes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This TV remote-control holder can keep your table looking neat and organized. It holds more than TV remotes. I keep my fireplace remote, eyeglasses, and sometimes my phone or other things I don't want to misplace. The brown leather is soft and looks very rich. The felt lining is soft, too, so things like eyeglasses or phones won't be damaged. The stitching along the edges is very nicely done and adds an attractive touch. There are less expensive options out there but if you're looking for a quality holder, this is the one for you." —Julie Nienaber

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 10 colors).

    7. A ~cheeky~ storage tray so you can keep any extra rolls of toilet paper front and center so you don't have to awkwardly get off the seat to grab a replacement roll when you reach the end of the current one.

    A square wooden box that says "nice butt" and holds toilet paper, a bottle, and a plant
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    Promising review: "It’s everything I hoped it was — made of real wood and a very nice addition to my guest bathroom! It's a great conversation piece too!" —Launi Solomon

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    8. This car trunk organizer for all the miscellaneous items you always have rolling around the back of your car "just in case."

    A reviewer showing the square-shaped organizer holding car fluid, paper towels, and various other items
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    Promising review: "My wife’s car would be a total pigpen without these. The first one was so nice, I got her a second one. They’re solid and tough and make grocery shopping so much nicer because they hold and contain everything so well." —Mitch

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in three colors).

    9. A cord organizer case to keep your charger cables for your multitude of electronics organized and tangle-free. It's also a great idea to keep replacements here, too.

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    Promising review: "It's the perfect little cable organizer. I was using a ziplock bag before and I thought I should step up my game. Although I do miss the ziplock bag because I can easily identify the cables without opening up the bag, this case also does its job and makes it a little more professional when I pull this out in public." —Gadget Fanatic

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

    10. This cabinet door organizer because up until now, you've pretty much just been leaving your cutting boards stacked on the countertop and have been getting frustrated every time you need to move them over to create space. You can also store other supplies like cookie sheets, foil, and more!

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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 (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 $13.87.

    11. A set of vacuum-sealed bags to help you reduce clutter in your closet and finally give a home to all the winter clothes you currently have sitting in a messy, overflowing heap in your drawer.

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    Sooo, my closet is a mess. I admit it. And since I promised myself I'd do better, I decided to get these storage bags to see if they'll really give me a neat place to keep off-season clothes without taking up too much space in my room. I folded my clothes and stuffed them in the bag, careful not to fill the bag past the 'STOP' line since the instructions say you could risk re-inflating the bag if you do. I zipped up the bag and used the included vacuum pump to pump out the air, although you can also use a normal vacuum to do this. It took a few minutes, but I watched the bag deflate before my eyes. The flatter the bag becomes, the harder it should be to pump the air out. I stopped once it became really difficult to pull the handle on the pump and marveled at my work. I was pretty dang impressed, TBH. I didn't have any issues with the bag re-inflating and it's been two months so far. Yay for a cleaner closet!!!

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available as individuals in sizes M-L or in five- or six-packs of sizes S-L).

    12. A wall organizer for storing important documents that still somehow end up just thrown around in any fashion. This'll give you easy access when you need them, and it'll save you so much desk and floor space!

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    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed for our very small home office. I was looking for a system to organize invoices and this is perfect. Our office is small and this takes up no room at all since it hangs on our door! Love it!" —C. Conroy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four styles).

    13. This tool rack so all your cleaning utensils (mops, brooms, etc.) are nice and orderly instead of just leaning up against one another in a corner of your kitchen.

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    Promising review: "I was thankful to have found such a high-quality solution for hanging all of my cleaning 'tools!' This is a great organizer with MULTIPLE brackets that holds everything in my laundry room! My mops, brooms, dusters, etc., and even has hooks to hang my wet rags and steam mop pads! It was super easy to install too!" —GirlOfPeace

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sets of one and two).

    14. A double closet rod to help you maximize your closet space and create a new place for the all the clothing items that normally just stay crammed into pretty much nonexistent space on one rod.

    A reviewer showing how the rod creates a new row for hanging clothes under the existing rod for clothes
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    Promising review: "I like everything about this product. It is perfect for me. I had been using the Marie Kondo method for all my pants and leggings for two years. This saves more space and makes my closet look less cluttered. I hung all my thinner pants and leggings under my blouses. Easy to select. I am definitely happier. I gave away the plastic chest of drawers I had in the closet." —Sylvia

    Get it from Amazon for $22.25.

    15. This over-the-cabinet organizer for storing your blow-dryer, straightener, curling irons, and wide array of other styling tools — this is a sign from the universe: stop leaving your tools on the corner of the bathroom sink where they can fall or get wet!!

    The organizer storing a curling iron, a hair dryer, and a straightener
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great design! My hair-styling tools are hidden when I'm not using them, but it's still so easy to grab them whenever I need to. Delivery was also super fast." —Amazon Customer

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

    16. Sleek mini storage drawers to help you free up some counter and desk space by holding your beauty and skincare products.

    The black organizer with three drawers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am beyond satisfied with these drawers! I ordered a few units and since they are stackable, they save a lot of space on my vanity. I store all my makeup in them and I'm able to keep everything very organized. Tip: I viewed quite a few videos on YouTube about makeup storage suggestions, and these drawers are very popular!" —S Fabulous

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98 (available in 16 colors).

    17. Or an acrylic storage box if your makeup collection errs on the larger side and you'll need more nooks for storing all your lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes.

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    Promising review: "This product is just...wow. I have so much makeup and I thought there was no way that this organizer would fit it all — but it really does fit almost all of my makeup! This thing has seriously changed my life. My makeup is so organized, and I no longer have to search through my drawers looking for products and wasting my time anymore." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in 18 colors and sizes).

    AnaMaria, an editor here at BuzzFeed, loves this thing. It comfortably stores her 32 lipsticks, six blushes and bronzers, two large highlighter sticks, one foundation bottle, three concealers, two contouring sticks, two rollerball perfumes, and two primers. And, FYI, that doesn't even include the lip pencils, eyeliner, and eyeshadow sticks she stores in the drawers!! Read her full review on this makeup organizer to learn more.

    18. This over-the-cabinet plastic bag holder because it's way more convenient than just storing the bags inside a bag inside a bag inside a bag.

    The organizer hanging inside a cabinet and filled with plastic bags. There's a hole for easily pulling out one bag
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    Promising review: "This grocery bag holder does exactly what it says it will! It is so easy to ball up the bags and drop them in the top, and also easy to pull one out when needed. It takes up minimal space, and it looks good, too! I should have bought this years ago!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in nine colors).

    19. An over-the-door mesh organizer that's designed to fit 24 pairs of shoes, but that'll also work wonders for cleaning supplies, toys, and other random items you need to magically create storage for.

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    Promising review: "I wish we would have bought this sooner! It's so convenient to be able to keep so many shoes in a small area, especially here in NYC. This thing sits nicely on top of our door — ours is loaded up, and it's holding up just fine!"—RUCKUS

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

    20. This on-the-desk shelf to keep your favorite books in front of you at all times. There's nothing worse than the panic of tearing your room apart because you thought you misplaced your copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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    Promising review: "I ordered this bookshelf because I needed to organize my daughter's desk that's always covered with toys, notebooks, drawings, and other things. The shelf arrived very fast, was super easy to put together, and now her desk looks great! It holds a lot of her books, and seems pretty sturdy. I would definitely recommend it!" —LanaK569

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    21. An accordion organizer perfect for filing away credit card bills, bank statements, tax returns, receipts, and any other important documents you may want to hold onto. The file expands and has five tabs for separating papers. Adulting = not letting them all gather in a messy pile on your desk.

    A model taking the slim organizer from a shelf of other organizers
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    Promising review: "I bought this to begin organizing my papers towards the end of the academic year, and it has worked perfectly! It doesn't let papers slide around or fly out like a usual folder does. I am also bringing this to Europe with me to organize important traveling documents." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 10 colors).

    22. This baseball cap holder because you have far too many to count and any attempt at removing one from its clutter pile results in all of them falling.

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    You can also use them to organize other kinds of hats and even bags and purses!

    Promising review: "This clears up half the mess in my closet. I should have ordered two. It fits well on a pair of bi-fold doors and makes things neater and the hats easier to get to." —Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A battery organizer so when your remote, smoke detector, and kid's favorite toy all run out of batteries at the same time, you'll be able to easily find the right batteries and swap 'em out in no time.

    The battery organizer with a multitude of slots for differently sizes round and square batteries
    Amazon

    Plus, it has a tester that detaches so you can figure out if the battery is actually dead.

    Promising review: "We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich bags in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day, I decided to reorganize — I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I'll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized and this is a huge plus." —FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    24. This stackable, two-tier basket drawer you can use to store all your jars, seasoning bottles, and cans of food instead of letting them overcrowd your counter top.

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    Promising review: "I first bought four for inside a cabinet. Then got two more for another open-door area. These things are excellent for organization. I'm using the original four for storing all my kitchen gadgets (coffee bean grinder, garlic press, ricer, etc.) and the last two for onions, potatoes, garlic and the like. Possibly my best purchase at Amazon... And I buy a lot." —J. Standre

    Get it from Amazon for $27.87.

    25. A coffee pod organizer that'll give you one convenient place to organize all those K-cups, sugar packets, and creamers because they make your kitchen counter look like a cluttered mess when they're just strewn all about.

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    Promising review: "For me this works perfectly! Fits just right under my coffee-maker and between a couple of other counter top appliances. I use the drawers for a variety of the pods so it provides a convenient selection. What's really great is the study metal construction that supports the coffee maker yet allows the drawers to open and close easily. Just terrific!!" —Timothy N.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    26. This organizer because it's actually the perfect way to store up to 48 nail polish bottles so you don't have to constantly search every crevice of your room to find the exact shade you're looking for. With this, you'll always be able to see exactly what you have, and it's compact enough to not take up a ton of your dresser space.

    A pile of nail polish bottles on a counter that all fit inside the container in a grid, which includes a carrying handle on top
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    It holds 48 total bottles, 24 on each side, so you can always find the color you want with a single glance.

    Promising review: "This is better than advertised. Essie, OPI, Pop-Arrazi, Sinful Colors, SH Instadry, SH Triple Shine, SH Xtrreme Wear, Wet & Wild, SH Hard As Nails and Covergirl all fit perfectly; my Julep colors fit two to a compartment! The first row has adjustable dividers, you can use them to keep odd-shaped bottles or do what I do: use one side for my nail stamper, dotting tools, and the drying drops and the other for foam wedges and nail pens. It looks way neater easily tucked under my vanity instead of the baskets and baskets of polishes I had to hunt through!" —Clouds

    Get one on Amazon for $23.29 (available in two colors).

    27. A wall-mounted organizer you can use to store and display your earrings, necklaces, rings, and more instead of overcrowding a tiny jewelry dish with your plethora of pretty accessories.

    The organizer with two rows of small hooks, a shelf for jewelry, and a small cork board for stud earring
    Love For County / Etsy

    BTW, you can use Command Picture-Hanging Strips to mount this if you don't want to nail it to your walls.

    Promising review: "It's perfect and well-made. I love that there's so many hooks, and the cork board is so nice for earring studs. :)" —ccm86582

    Get it from Love for County on Etsy for $58 (14 inches long; also available in two other lengths and a variety of colors; check out the full selection on their store page).

    28. This toddler-size storage shelf because all the kiddie toys laying around the floor are just waiting for someone to trip or step on 'em. (I'm looking at you, Lego blocks!!) They'll actually be able to reach all their favorite toys.

    A toddler next to the shelf with four rows of space for the containers
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    Promising review: "I bought this to help store smaller toys in our play room. Other bins were so big it was hard for my daughter to find what she wanted. Now that she can see everything her toys get more play. She also loves that she can take out and carry the bins anywhere she wants. I assembled this myself in about 10 minutes. It's very sturdy and looks great. It's the perfect size — not too big, not too small — and holds a surprising amount of toys." —TheMinimalistMama

    Get it on Amazon for $43.99+ (available in three color combinations).

    29. A disc organizer so you can organize your entire DVD collection into this compact binder, thus freeing up sooooo much shelf space for other items.

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    This also works well for CDs, if you still have 'em laying around.

    Promising review: "I mean, this thing is HUGE! We got rid of all the dvd cases (OMG THAT WAS SOOOOO HARD! We agonized over doing it, but we're adults now. We don't NEED the cases with the pictures and the inserts and, you know, we need to maximize space and stuff. Just put all your DVDs in this binder and stop being so crazy hung up on the cases! We fell into a bit of a depression after throwing all those cases in the recycle bin. I made two batches of chocolate chip cookies to get us through. We're doing better now, thanks for asking.) and keep our DVDs in this thing. It really does save a bit of space. :)" —T&B

    Get the 128-capacity binder for $15.99 (also available as a 400-capacity binder for $30.49), both from Amazon.

    30. And this pet food storage tower featuring a handy foot pedal so you can have a neat way to store your pet's food and have easy access when you're ready to fill their bowl. Plus, it's wayyyy cooler-looking than leaving bags of pet food on the ground.

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    It also has a snap-lock lid to keep odor to a minimum. Each bin holds up to eight pounds of dry pet food. It also includes a 1.5 cup food scoop.

    Promising review: "I love it. It is very useful storage for my small dog's food, treats, and other items. I would recommend this to my friends. It is so simple to assemble too." —Very Pleased

    Get it from Amazon for $63.99.

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