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    35 Things That'll Tell People You're Type-A, Without Telling People You're Type-A

    If your spice rack is in alphabetical order, you're my type. Type-A, that is.

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    1. A game-changing cutting board for folks who believe that efficiency is key when investing in cooking tools. These personalized boards include a clever divet for housing the chopped food and an extra piece to push the prepped food off the board.

    Left Coast

    Business owners Aaron and Casey make their heirloom quality pieces in Largo, Florida. Browse their page to find leather goods and woodwork for just about every kind of occasion.

    Promising review: "So happy with this piece we bought for our friend's engagement! Thank you so much!" —Jacy Johnson

    Get it from Left Coast on Etsy for $25+ (available in 13 styles and two colors).

    2. A heavy-duty laundry sorter cart that'll divide your clothes the way YOU know they're meant to be. Simply dividing the dark from the light is just Star Wars nonsense. Laundry day deserves to be taken seriously.

    Review image of the cart broken into four sections, "darks, whites, work, and linens"
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So I purchased this to organize and create a laundry system. Up until this point, I used one basket for everything. Wow. What a time saver this has been. I now do wash when any baby (two) or adult (two) is running low on their clothes. My husband is size L or XL and just one of the bags held one week's worth of clothes. This most definitely simplified my laundry." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $38.87 (available in three colors).

    3. A set of six natural wooden hooks to keep items that are otherwise difficult to store (looking at you, wide-brimmed hats) out as decor. It makes grabbing an accessory in a moment simple *and* lets you show off your stuff even when you aren't wearing it. Just look how cute that entryway is in the photo below!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These were easy to install and they look great! They're also an affordable price. It's all good in my hood." —Katie

    Get them from Amazon for $23.88.

    4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — this bestselling book is gonna take even the most organized folks to the next level of neatness. Time to figure out how to master tidy perfection, my fellow perfectionists!

    Book cover
    Ten Speed Press

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58, Bookshop for $15.63 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    5. A set of apothecary jars, because many a type-A pet peeve stems from things staying in their poorly opened packaging. Can you imagine reaching for your cotton swabs straight from a torn box instead of in an aesthetically pleasing jar?! I...can not.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Incredible addition to my bathroom! They’re relatively small (see picture to compare to standard tissue box size), but they work perfectly for cotton pads, etc. I was worried when I realized that they were plastic, however, I have come to love that they are! I don’t have to worry about them breaking and I can even throw them into a suitcase for long trips. The lids fit perfectly, and I like how tightly they pop on and off. There are some small imperfections in the plastic but I’m a neat freak and it doesn’t bother me at all. You will not regret this purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.79+ (available in three styles).

    6. A special mug sure to satisfy anyone who knows that spreadsheets are the spice of life.

    Mug that says "Ooh... This calls for a spreadsheet"
    Rusty Cowgirl Boutique

    Rusty Cowgirl Boutique is based in Stewart, Minnesota. The shop has clothes, mugs, and decals in all kinds of funny and festive styles.

    Get it from Rusty Cowgirl Boutique on Etsy for $7.69+ (available in two colors).

    7. A purse organizer for keeping your bag full of every item you could possibly need while out...without compromising on staying impressively organized. Oh, your child needs a bandage? You have them color-coded in the pocket next to your ChapStick.

    amazon.com

    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 $15.88+ (available in 13 colors and seven sizes).

    8. A set of six pantry organizers that'll keep snacks on hand, keep your fridge looking crisp, and also prevent any spills or drips from making a mess. Cool.

    Reviewer's fridge filled with several labeled pantry organizers
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are so helpful if your fridge is cluttered. I bought these for my mom who is an extremely cluttered person. I love her to death, but she is not an organized person. Her fridge used to look wild. There would be food piled on top of food, and small jars and containers EVERYWHERE. I bought her these to help her organize everything. Now she can see what she has and everything has a place. Thank you for making something like this to help those that are so cluttered." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    9. And a 10-piece set of drawer organizers so that even the hidden parts of your house look like perfection.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed to organize all the stuff that ends up in the bathroom vanity cabinet. These were perfect in every way. Being clear it is easy to see what is in each bin. Assorted sizes made it easy to sort out what I had and make best use of the space. The bins are beautifully made and look great on a shelf, in a drawer, in a cabinet, or even on the countertop. I would definitely buy again and have already suggested them to my friends. Happy to find quality products that are Made in the USA!" —Linda

    Get the 10-piece set from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A ribbon pin for the person in your life who wants first place in everything...including over-thinking.

    Enamel pin in the shape of a ribbon that says Over Thinker
    The Moody Mystic Co

    This small business is brand-new! They opened up in February and have already filled the shop with almost 100 unique and eye-catching pins. For shop updates and to see their latest creations, check out @themoodymysticco on Instagram. BTW, they are based in New Hampshire.

    Get it from The Moody Mystic Co. on Etsy for $7.50.

    11. A towel holder you can mount on the wall to give your bathroom a spa-worthy vibe while making sure your fresh towels are not confused for (egads!) used ones.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these! We have extra large towels and these racks hold them perfectly when rolled up! It's such a great modern style and gives the bathroom a great look. They are sturdy and come with wall anchors as well. Will be buying another set of these for our other bathroom, and perhaps another for the dining room for some wine bottles! Don't even have to think twice before buying these!" —Erin Cech

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    12. A can dispenser that's gonna make finding the chicken noodle soup a cinch when you're feeling sick and don't feel like digging through the food storage to find what you need. With this space saving organizer (that holds up to 36 cans), you're never gonna need to!

    Review image showing the can organizer in their pantry filled with cans
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have a storage cabinet in our garage that I like to keep stocked with nonperishable food since we never know when we'll end up on a two-week quarantine these days. I was having a hard time keeping up with what we had and it was just a jumbled mess. My rack came today and it's so much more organized. It's super sturdy and it only took a couple of minutes to put together. I filled it up and I was able fit 44 cans since some are tiny... 5 stars!" —Kimberly C.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    13. A 10-piece set of shoe storage slots type-A folks are sure to get their ~kicks~ from. Just looking at that shoe closet makes me drool!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Confession time. I am a bit of a shoe fiend. These little shoe slots have allowed me to fit way more shoes in my closet shelving (yay!) AND having them organized like this keeps my shoes looking nicer because they aren't all scraping against each other. It also helps me remember which shoes I have because they are all visible. :) The little heel stoppers pop out every so often when I am getting shoes, which is sort of annoying, but this is still a five-star purchase." —MoniqueRamsay

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A set of matching book covers so you can control your bookshelves' vibe (i.e. cover up all the blood-covered murder mysteries that really hinder your home's calm, Scandinavian aesthetic).

    Seven books all in covers that have a similar tone
    Rainbow Book Covers

    This mama-owned shop is run by Sarah, who makes these book cover collections in San Antonio, Texas. There is also a rainbow option for those who love a multi-color look and a single color option for people who want to highlight a specific hue.

    Promising review: "Super fast shipping and the book covers were even better quality than I had imagined, the pictures don’t do them justice on here. Love them!" -Allyson Thorp

    Get a pack of seven from Rainbow Book Covers on Etsy for $24.99+ (available in two sizes).

    15. A water bottle and tumbler organizer that has made the rounds on TikTok for a reason! Your emotional support water bottles deserve a nice home when they aren't right by your side.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Rating 10 out of 10! Works great! Not only are they great for water bottle storage but also great for drink tumblers that are too tall to fit upright in my cabinets!" —Sarah O'Neal

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A sock and underwear organizer to make sure your ~drawers~ are organized.

    Reviewer photo showing underwear and sock organizer in their dresser drawer
    amazon.com

    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 a four-pack from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in seven colors).

    17. A waterproof travel bag, because you take pride in your packing skills. Sure, you know how to put everything in its proper place, but adding a waterproof space is gonna make efficient packing that much more satisfying.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Easy to pack and easy to use ⁠— roll the top down when using, and pull up and close when done. We unpacked and repacked these for 10 days as we changed locations often, and they held up to the shoving and cramming that we put them through. Used the small zipper pouches for our earbuds and my daughter used the clear case for her toothbrush. Love them." ⁠—Colleen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in four colors).

    18. A hanging cable cord organizer you can move around with your laptop/headphones/iPad/whatever else needs a charge. That way you're not tripping over cords when WFH means working from the couch, then the bed, then your desk, and back again. BTW, the silicone base makes this safe to use on any surface.

    A metal organizer with five grooves and size cable wrap points
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I have put this on the table where my computer sits. It has really helped clean up the wires that used to lay on the floor." —GeminiGem

    Get it from The Container Store for $14.99.

    19. A set of magnetic glass spice jars for anyone who likes to add some ~spice~ to their home when tidying up.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am in love with my magnetic spice jars! I recently moved to a small apartment and don't have the counter or wall space to store spices or a spice rack, so magnetic jars it was! I love how these have a decorative feel while providing a secure way to store the spices. Unlike other magnetic spice jars I feel that these add an extra flair to displaying your assorted spices." —rae.m.wri

    Get a 10-pack of small jars from Amazon for $55.

    20. A diaper caddy designed with adjustable pockets, so you can fit everything you need in a neat, orderly, and travel-friendly fashion.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This caddy is great! I ordered the larger size and it holds a ton of stuff. I use it daily to carry my daughter's diapers and other changing essentials from upstairs to downstairs. It's sturdy, spacious, and has a simple, attractive design which is exactly what I wanted. There are three small pockets and two large pockets on the sides of the caddy. The inside separator is detachable so you can arrange the sections however works best for you. The handles are a nice length — it's very easy to pick up. This is one of my favorite baby purchases I've made and I highly recommend it." —Zoe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A frazzled candle that'll have your back when everyone around you seems to think it's funny when they push your buttons. Who de-alphabetized the medicine cabinet?!

    Lit candle that says My Last Nerve Oh Look It's On Fire
    Dutch Pearl

    All items in this shop are made by the owner, Astrid, in Scarborough, Maine. You can find hand-poured candles, earrings, bracelets, and other great gifts. Be sure to check out the shop's Instagram account while you're browsing!

    Promising review: "Such a fresh clean scent....and a snarky label!" —Heather Sendera

    Get it from Dutch Pearl on Etsy for $16.99 (available in 35 scents).

    22. A reviewer-loved food scale for precise cooks who do not believe "a pinch" is an accurate form of measurement. This is compact, easy to store, and it can strike the weight of containers. Bless.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This scale has been immensely helpful in my weight loss journey (that is the reason I purchased it). It has made meal prepping and portion control almost idiot-proof. It's hard to overeat when the number is staring you in the face. The metal surface makes it very easy to wipe clean and sterilize when/if it gets dirty. It is very easy to use as well. It can show multiple measurement units (oz, fl.oz, g, lb) which is good to match the serving size on whatever package you are looking at. And if you place an empty container on it before turning it on, it will start at 0.0 so you can just add food right onto plates and/or Tupperware without having to do math, thereby simplifying the process. I cannot speak to its accuracy compared to others as this is the only one I have used. What I can speak to is its sensitivity (the numbers go up when adding single grains of rice), and its consistency (identical food items always weigh the exact same, i.e. one serving size in grams of the type of fries we buy is always 13 french fries exactly). I would highly recommend this food scale!" —Nick

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88+ (available in six colors).

    23. An extra large toy organizer with exposed, tilted containers sure to give your little one an easier time finding what they need. And, most importantly, help them know where to put it away later. Raise up those little A-types! They are our future, after all.

    Natural wood frame with white plastic containers. There are four shelves with several containers on each shelf.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love it!! It was easy to put together and I'm very happy that the bins are plastic instead of cloth! It's perfect!" —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $78.99 (available in five styles).

    24. A K-Cup carousel that'll hold 36 K-Cups and prove to the naysayers that this single-use gadget is well worth the purchase. Who doesn't love a carousel??

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this product and will be ordering more as gifts for everyone on my list with a Keurig. We already owned a drawer-type pod holder that our Keurig sits upon but wanted another holder as I buy pods in bulk. This carousel is really lovely and it turns with minimal effort. I swear I could blow on it and it would turn. It turns smoothly with no noise." —Savsmom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six sizes and two colors).

    25. And a tea bag organizer, because being able to find the stress-relieving tea at a glance is probably gonna be even more satisfying than the tea itself.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This completely revamped my unorganized messy cupboard into one that is amazingly organized where I can actually find my tea without everything toppling out of the cupboard. In the past, I would angrily shove the tea boxes back up there, but now I can easily pull this out and grab my tea without any annoyance! Each cube holds about 10 bags comfortably (11 is quite the squeeze, but it will fit with force), so it will hold 120 bags total. Such a great purchase!" —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

    26. A leak-proof trash can that'll protect your pristine Prius from the trash that accumulates when your kids sneaks snacks into the backseat.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This trash bin is the perfect size for my 2015 Toyota Corolla S and my needs. I'm usually driving by myself, but sometimes I have family and friends that are not so tidy with their trash and end up making it a scavenger hunt when I clean my car. This sits at the bottom and is tightly secured with the pull-cord around the center console, while still allowing for someone to sit in the middle back seat. It can hold enough trash for my small trips and is easy to dump and clean. The extra pockets are a nice feature to store small snacks and other miscellaneous items." —Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    27. And a pack of six cable clips, because keeping your dash orderly should totally be part of any driving test. Having your charger at-the-ready is gonna be much safer than searching for it while on the road.

    The clips holding two charger cables
    amazon.com

    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

    28. A silverware cubby for upgrading your currently cluttered utensil drawer. This space-saving solution practically flat packs your flatware.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    I use this in my kitchen! I have to admit...it hasn't exaaactly helped with organization. What it *has* done is created a neat and orderly spot for my utensils...opening up a ton of extra drawer space for my unruly stash of pens, bouillon cubes, drink flavor packets, and the like. Long story short — I recommend this for tidy and messy folks alike!

    Promising review: "We were short on storage and drawer space and this worked perfectly for our tiny drawer!" —Angela McMichael

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. A clever storage cube so you can keep 96 pens, pencils, markers, brushes, and other tiny tools upright and organized.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love everything about this. It's perfect for my desk. I'm an artist, and I bought two for all my markers. It's lightweight, very classy-looking, and the price is great. I put one on each end of my desk. They're small but hold so many markers or pencils." —Sherrie Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    30. A lock bag for helping your partner, roommate, or friend who has been keeping their most important papers somewhere less than *safe*. This is even fire- and waterproof!

    Graphic of bag with labels pointing out features like a password lock, main pockets, seven large pockets, four U disk positions, 16 card slots, and four mesh bags
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am loving my new safe storage for important documents. I now have a place to keep passports, my wedding license, car titles, mortgages, and wedding photos. If disaster happens I can have my mind at ease. I love that it has a fireproof zipper, a code lock design, and a strong handle that adds storage security and carrying safety." —Jenn A

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    31. A set of colorful fine-tip pens that'll be the write idea if note taking is your #1 hobby.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have an unusual obsession with office supplies. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Because of this, it has been increasingly difficult for me to find pens, specifically markers, that I love 100%. These have great color saturation, glide easily on paper, and don't bleed through to the next page! I can't recommend them enough. The shape is also amazing — they are beautifully crafted all the way to the cap. 10/10 will be buying more in the future." —mfin

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

    32. Or genius highlighters with partially clear points so you can actually see the lines you are marking. A clean highlight is a happy highlight, after all.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great highlighters. They are smooth, have a great color, and most importantly you can see through the tip to see what you're highlighting. This allows you to keep a straighter line as well as stop at the desired point. Give them a try; I think they're better than a standard highlighter." —JK

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.29.

    33. A set of car hooks so your gorgeous Gucci dupe gets the respect it deserves. This is gonna be so much better than leaving your bag on the seat and hoping everything doesn't spill out when you make a sharp turn.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Everyone who has gone into my car loves these hangers. So useful to hold purses, plastic bags, jackets, 40-ounce water containers, etc.! They have remained where I hooked them no matter." —L.H

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two colors).

    34. An extra-large dry erase calendar so everyone in your family can see *exactly* what is going on each day. You've managed all their schedules to a T and all they need to do is look at them.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This coming school year I will have three kids in high school, one kid in middle school, and my youngest will be in preschool. The older kids all play sports, three of them play more than one sport, and all of the sports are happening at the same time. To say that my schedule is busy is an understatement. That doesn’t include my husband’s two jobs and our community and service clubs we have joined.

    I had a smaller dry erase calendar, but it simply did not hold enough information. It was very hard to keep everything on the calendar and know where and when I needed to be somewhere. This calendar is perfect. Truly, it will make my life easier. Yes, it is big. Yes, you will need a place to put it. Thankfully, I have the perfect wall in the hallway outside of my kitchen. There is plenty of room to add all of the activities for everyone. I have decided to color-code everyone this year so then I can be hyper-organized. My dream come true. Some call me obsessively organized. Well, I have no other choice with all that happens in this house." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in three sizes).

    35. And The Modern A-Frame, a book full of homes we A-types will find seriously soothing. It'd also make for acute little gift, if I do say so myself.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an amazing book with stunning texture and heavy pages. The photography is beautiful — it's a great gift for a home lover or a special purchase for a coffee table book." —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $25.25.

    When you invite someone over to your place and admit that your main personality trait is "tidy":

    Disney

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