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    36 Things To Rid You Of Your Organizational Woes

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    1. A bedside caddy so you have a designated spot for your devices, books, remotes, and other things you always reach for while hanging out in bed.

    The bedside caddy positioned on the side of the bed

    Promising review: "I love this caddy — it fits snugly between the mattresses and has never fallen out. I put my Kindle and iPod with earbuds in here, so I can easily find them without knocking things over on the bedside table. It's sturdy, and seems to be lasting well in the six months or so that I have used it — still looks like the day I got it. Great purchase!" —K.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50.

    2. A closet rod you can hang from your existing one so you can finally fit all of your clothes in your closet in an organized fashion.

    The doubling rod hanging from the top built-in closet rod on rubber-tipped hooks

    Promising review: "Sturdy and light-weight, this closet rod doubled my available space in seconds. There is plenty of space on the top rod for longer shirts and tops and shorter ones fit perfectly on the lower rod, without gracing the floor. Hangers stay in place and don't slide to one end or the other based on how heavy items are and so far the rod hasn't sagged or bowed at all. And I have all my sweatshirts and heavy fleece jackets on the bottom rod. Space will obviously depend on the height of the closet rod you hang this from, but I would highly recommend this for anyone with need of more closet space!!" —CCBunE

    Get it from Amazon for $15.54.

    3. A to-do list planner notepad perfect for helping you organize your thoughts and stay motivated, not overwhelmed.

    The planner notepad
    Effie's Paper / Etsy

    Effie’s Paper is a Black woman-owned small business based in Brooklyn, New York, whose goal is to create an on-trend, curated selection of stylish desk, stationery, travel, and gift accessories that can co-exist with today’s technology.

    Get it from Effie's Paper on Etsy for $16.

    4. A storage lid organizer so you can leave the frustration of trying to find the right lid in the past where it belongs.

    The organizer in a drawer holding six sizes of container lids

    The dividers are adjustable so you can customize your set depending on what size containers you have!

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have 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, and 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).

    5. A lightweight, plastic storage tower with clear drawers so you can quickly find exactly what you need.

    plastic four-drawer storage chest with towels and bath products inside, sitting in a bathroom

    Promising review: "If you are looking for a sturdy plastic dresser, get this! You will not be disappointed! It has metal support bars so the top does not fall in, drawers are roomy, and it's the perfect size! I am using this one to hold my daughters clothes, but plan to get a couple more for the bathroom, and play room!" —Jadingama

    Get it from Walmart for $32.38 (originally $39.99).

    6. A tea bag organizer because, after all these years, it's finally time to get rid of those half-empty boxes that look messy no matter how you stack 'em.

    This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift twice before I bought it for myself. I love it so, so much! It has eliminated all the boxes of teabags cluttering up my cupboards and opened up some space I can use for my loose leaf teas. Everything is easy to find and pull out, and you can remove each little plastic holder to fill with ease. Tea is now so much simpler and enjoyable, and no boxes of bags lay forgotten in the back, as I discovered when I pulled out all the boxes to fill this. My shorter roommate can now reach for her teas without getting the step stool, too. The design is simple yet elegant enough to leave on the counter. I highly recommend this organizer for tea lovers." —Alexia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. A rollout under-sink organizer so you can say goodbye to digging in the back of your cabinet for that one thing you know is back there.

    The roll out undersink organizer with wheels in white

    Promising review: "Where have y’all been my whole life? I bought one to use under my kitchen sink and was so pleased with how well it organized everything, I ordered another one for the bathroom. In the kitchen, my dishwasher detergent fit perfectly and the optional dividers keep everything contained. The wheels in the back make it easy to access the stuff in back. This is one of the best organizational products I have ever purchased and used." —Target Reviewer

    Get it from Target for $29.99.

    8. A key and mail drop-zone caddy so 1) you always know where your keys are and 2) the kitchen table doesn't wind up covered in last week's mail.

    brown caddy with pocket for letters and five hooks for keys

    Promising review: "Perfect!! It comes with screws and anchors, but I hung it up with Command Strips to avoid holes in the wall of our rental. It stays up great. It's like one-inch shorter than some of the ads we get in the mail, but hey it's all paper. It bends to fit! We hang our keys on it, I hang my wristlet, and my boyfriend hangs his back scratcher. :P We also put our sunglasses in with the mail so we can grab those on our way out." —FishyBirdMLS

    Get it on Amazon for $10.99 (available in six colors).

    9. An organizer you can conveniently hang over your door to expand your pantry in a more orderly way.,

    Promising review: "These come with their hangers and will add considerable storage. I put one on the inside of our pantry door and the second on the back of the door going from laundry room to garage. I initially was interested in getting one for the pantry, but the second was a nice bonus and it makes a great place to hold cleaning supplies. Well-made, excellent price." —Kimberlee

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.87.

    10. A six-piece set of refrigerator bins to help you save your fridge from devolving into full-blown chaos.

    Promising review: "These were ready to use right out of the box after a quick wipe. They are a heavy, durable, clear BPA-free acrylic. I share a small side-by-side fridge with my landlord and it was tough to keep food separated and organized. Greenco clear refrigerator bins have made a big difference. They allow us to maximize the space we have and keep food organized. I would definitely recommend these to anyone wanting to bring organization to their fridge." —Conquer Clutter

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    11. And some super strong magnetic strips in case you have truly no idea where to fit those bottles in your already stuffed-to-the-gills fridge.


    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well, this solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small thinks like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get two magnet strips (holds a six pack) from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. A magnetic meal planning pad so you can have your food for the week totally mapped out. Plus, it includes a convenient detachable shopping list so you can be sure not to forget a single ingredient!

    magnetic pad on fridge that has section for week's meals and a section for shopping list

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A set of two hand-painted leather cord organizers to avoid obnoxious tangles.

    Two of the cord organizers, one wrapped around a charging cable

    R-KI-TEKT is Black woman-owned small business that provides quality, hand-crafted goods full of color, pattern, texture, and good vibes, inspired by elements of West Indian and African Diasporic culture.

    Get a set of two from R-KI-TEKT for $25 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, and Paypal available).

    14. A slim shelving unit on wheels to help anyone struggling to stay organized in a place without enough storage space.

    The White 4 Tier Kitchen Cart 40" Shelving Unit between a fridge and a counter

    Promising review: "This was a great touch for a previously wasted space between my washer and dryer in my laundry room. It works best if it can roll straight out, but my husband secured the joints. It also allowed me space for the iron and ironing products rather than filling up my utility closet." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $27.99 (originally $79.99).

    15. A pill organizer to help streamline your routine.

    The organizer, with hands holding one day, showing the compartments which say morn, noon, eve, and bed

    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on 10 different meds which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket and I am set for the day. As a side note when you pull out your new pill pod you know what day it is. Lol. I keep the tower in our medicine chest, and if home just leave the day I am using on top of the tower. Mom saw mine and ordered one. Everyone who I’ve shown it to is sold. It’s a great product. So far it is one of the few products I have rated 5 stars." —Karen R. Starken

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. Some under-bed storage drawers to neatly hold everything in your room that won't fit in your drawers or closets.

    Gray storage box with clothes inside

    Promising review: "I love these under-bed storage containers! My bed frame sits lower than most so anything that wasn't fabric/flexible didn't fit but these fit great! And they fit a lot of stuff." —Gabz

    Get it from Target for $9.

    17. And some bed risers in case you need to make a little more room down there to truly fit EVERYTHING.

    The bed risers

    They come with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches, or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.

    Another promising review: "I really like the storage space this creates. Great for those looking for tidier organization. They are also very sturdy. The bed does not wobble or anything, even on top of both lifts. I do like that you can choose to use one or the other or both risers. Lots of customization options." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.99.

    18. Some minimalist silverware trays to give your kitchen drawers the makeover they deserve.

    The organizer in grey with silverware organized at an angle inside

    It also comes in a version just for knives and one for kitchen utensils and gadgets.

    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+ (available in three colors).

    19. A hanging purse organizer so you actually have a place for all of your bags to live.

    Promising review: "I ordered two of these, and I am so pleased. They held all my handbags (except two large tote bags), and I have quite a few. I was able to put two purses in most of the slots, and three or four small ones together in a couple of slots. This really made a difference in the organization of my handbags and makes my closet look so much neater. If you are considering this product, I highly recommend. Good value for the price!!!" —Brenda V

    Get it from Amazon for $14.86.

    20. Some acrylic drawers so you can stop letting your expensive frames hang precariously off of the edge of your dresser.

    a collection of eye classes organized throughout the the shelves of the acrylic drawer

    Promising review: "Love this organizer. It fits all of my glasses and aviators in it perfectly. My dresser was getting out of control, and I desperately needed something to bring some organization to it, and this did the trick. Though it's made for nine pairs of glasses (I currently have 10), I was even able to stack an extra pair onto another pair and was able to close the drawer smoothly." —JessLivin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A 100% recycled intention journal to help inspire you organize your thoughts and plans.

    The journal, with "nothing without intention" on the cover
    Aya Paper Co.

    Aya Paper Co. is a Black woman-owned small business based in New York that specializes in environmentally friendly paper products made with 100% recycled material, with sourcing information available on each product page.

    Promising review: "High quality, lightweight, perfect size. The design is unique, simple, and beautiful. The words on the cover remind me to pause, take a breath, and make sure that even the words I write are full of intentionality. Love this!" —Megan GG

    Get it from Aya Paper Co. for $20 (available in lined and unlined pages; Shop Pay and PayPal available).

    22. A durable, three-pocket folding car trunk organizer designed to help you rein in whatever mayhem has been going on in the trunk for way too long.

    A black trunk organizer filled with bags, bottles, and car supplies

    Promising review: "It was just what I needed for my messy and unorganized truck! I wanted something not too bulky, but just the right size to help me reorganize my trunk. This product did that for me. I was also concerned that it’ll move when I drove but luckily there is Velcro on the bottom that secures it in place while you drive, and sure enough it did just that! This product does not take up a lot of space and gives you the right amount of measure to place other things like groceries and a suitcase. I am completely satisfied and content with this product! I wish I had it all along!" —Sheneese

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. An acrylic organizer to wrangle everything that usually clutters up your sink area.

    The organizer holding a variety of beauty products
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of the Ikee acrylic makeup organizer!

    Here's an excerpt: "I'm not exaggerating when I say this thing is the best investment ever. I can fit so 👏 damn 👏 much 👏 inside of this four-drawerd 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." —AnaMaria Glavan, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A stackable shoe rack for anyone whose footwear collection is starting to take over their home.


    Promising review: "This was SUPER easy to put together; it literally took me longer to open the box than it did for me to put the shelving together!! I'd been on the market for a shoe rack for YEARS and could never find one that I liked the look of that also fit enough shoes for it to be a worthy investment. I was browsing on Amazon and was SO HAPPY to find these! I originally bought three and loved the look of them so much that I bought another three! It now holds ALL of our shoes in an organized row in our foyer, and now there's no clutter or mess in any of our closets. It also reminded me of ALL OF THE SHOES I own, and it's helped for me to curb my shoe spending, since I can now see exactly what I own! I am SO HAPPY with this purchase. Definitely a must-buy!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.10+ (available in four sizes, three designs, and four colors).

    25. A super handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed.

    device that says "did you feed the dog?' with switches for each day a.m. and p.m.

    There's a version for cat owners too!

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79+ (available in two colors).

    26. A broom and mop organizer you can mount on a wall in case your disorganized closet stresses you out every time you peek inside.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their broom and appliances on the floor, then held up by this organizer

    Promising review: "Repeat customer! I purchased one to organize the garden tools (rake, hoe, cultivator, shovel, etc.) in our garage and by alternating the tops of the tools up/down, was able to fit them neatly in the holder. Liked it so much, going to install another next to it for the other items. The hooks are a nice feature to hold our gloves and a simple plastic bag to hold things when needed." —Rob C.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    27. Some Command hooks so you can hang your things without having to deal with using tools. These lil' hooks are strong enough to hold a wide variety of items, and you can easily move or remove them whenever you want — without leaving behind any damage or sticky residue.

    Reviewer image using the hooks to hold up a variety of kitchen tools

    Promising review: "I recently set up a little Command hook mask corner by my apartment door, and it has been SO HELPFUL — instead of rooting through my masks to find the one that matches best (I'm a vain critter at heart) I can see all the clean ones I have available right in front of me, and don't forget to put it on when I'm in a rush. I also use it to hang my sports masks after I sanitize them and am waiting for them to dry! As for how the Command hooks work — these have an adhesive on the back for easy application to the wall, which you can pull down on once you're ready to uninstall it without doing any damage to the wallpaper or paint." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. Or try a Command jumbo hook that can hold up to 7.5 pounds if you need something a little more heavy duty.


    Promising review: "Have used this size hook for several years in various applications and they have always worked well. Several years ago tried them for displaying indoor and outdoor holiday wreaths on the front door (one wreath is wire/metal). No problems at all even with the outdoor application (under a porch so not in direct elements except for the sun part of the day). These are easy to apply and we've always used a little rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to clean the surface prior to application. Removal is easy and the hooks have left no residue where we've used them. Have been reusing the plastic hook parts for several years." —homemgr

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    29. A pack of vacuum bags for those things you never really wear or use, but can't seem to get rid of. Now you can store your extra clothes, towels, blankets, and more without the usual bulk so you'll have an easier time finding somewhere to fit them.

    A person using a vacuum to seal the vacuum bag

    These bags are made with anti-microbial materials so you don't have to worry about things like mold, mildew, or bacteria building up. Plus, it comes with a free travel pump!

    Promising review: "This is a supreme product. The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and to vacuum. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well-organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. I highly recommend this product." —A.A.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes).

    30. A set of helpful drawer organizers that'll make it much easier to find your socks and underwear in the morning.

    A reviewer's before/after of a messy drawer, and the same drawer neatly organized in these bins

    They also collapse to store flat when not in use. You get four bins: a six-cell (for scarves, hankies, and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

    Promising review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE these organizers!! I almost did not purchase them due to the reviews saying that larger than a C-cup would not fit into the bra organizer. At just $15 for four organizers I took my chances and ordered two sets of four. I figured, worst case scenario I would have to cut the dividers out of the bra organizers. I wear a 32DD and the bras fit beautifully in the organizers. I am so glad I took the chance and did not listen to the reviews. I would have missed out on the best cheapest organizers I have ever found. I ordered another set for tank tops and other extras I did not think of before. I will also order my boyfriend the brown ones for his drawers. Great product for a great price!" —Elizabeth L. Blackwell

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

    31. A U-shaped shelving system so you can breathe a sigh of relief every time you throw open the doors to your spice rack.

    The shelving system used to organize a spice cabinet and a medicine cabinet

    Promising review: "Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99.

    32. A set of planner stickers designed to help you schedule your Insta content so you can stay on top of your socials.

    The planner stickers in three color options
    Stylish Sista / Etsy

    Stylish Sista is a Black-owned small business based in Brooklyn, NY, that offers a variety of beautiful stickers, prints, and body-positive content.

    Get it from Stylish Sista on Etsy for $5+.

    33. A tiny outlet shelf ideal for storing an electric toothbrush, your glasses, or any other small objects that don't really fit anywhere else.

    Amanda / Amazon / Via, Amazon Customer / Amazon / Via

    FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover. Of course except with the wonderful shelf. Can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about this one, I had it in my cart for a while and just couldn’t get myself to order it. Once I did and I received it, I was so happy I did. I will be ordering more now. It adds an extra storing space. My laundry room is very limited so any added storing is key! I use it for my dryer sheets. I’ll be ordering another to store a small trash bin for lint from the dryer. I’m thinking about also adding these around the house for other things. So easy to install, takes literally less than two minutes." —Hazel Vera

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in three colors). And check out a larger outlet shelf.

    34. A stylish seagrass basket great for holding blankets, toys, and other clutter you wanna keep out of sight.

    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black-owned small business based in Los Angeles, CA, whose goal is to help you create a home that you can love and obsess over! They partner with artisans and community-based organizations that are devoted to uplifting talent in inner city communities within Los Angeles, working closely with each artist and sharing stories of inspiration along the way.

    Get it from Effortless Composition for $12+ (available in three styles; Shop Pay available).

    35. An over-the-door cabinet organizer to keep your hairstyling tools from becoming a mess of tangled cords.

    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 minimizes 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 $18.99 (available in seven finishes).

    36. And a purse organizer for anyone who can never find anything without digging around for what seems like forever. Plus, you can easily just pull it out and move it to a new purse in one motion!

    Promising review: "I love this organizer so much! It’s lightweight too, so it doesn’t add extra weight to your bag. I feel so organized and will no longer be stressed looking for things in my purse!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $13.66+ (available in 13 colors and seven sizes).

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