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    22 Incredibly Useful Home Organizers Our Readers Actually Swear By

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    1. Several medicine cabinet organizers for a spectacular before and after that will make your storage space 1000x more functional than it was before.

    "They changed my entire cabinet! They gave me extra space to stack items, I could organize by type of product, etc." —Alexandra Napoli

    Get a few different (well-reviewed) pieces to pull off your own incredible before-and-after on Amazon: a multi-level shelf for $16.50, a 12-inch sectioned organizer for $13.41, and a small seven-inch sectioned makeup organizer for $7.99.

    2. An acrylic makeup organizer so you can neatly display all the products you use and love the most, speeding up your entire routine.

    "This nifty little organizer looks beautiful, can fit ALL of my everyday makeup, and keeps clutter at bay in my extremely tiny bathroom. 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). 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

    Get it on Amazon for $15.85.

    3. A plastic bag dispenser that mounts directly to the inner cabinet door (or just the wall) of your pantry or laundry room, because keeping bags in a pile under the kitchen sink just isn't working anymore.,

    "It made the under my sink much less chaotic!" —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    4. An over-door pocket organizer because knitting needles, cleaning products, your kiddo's doll collection, pantry snacks, and (of course) shoes aren't about to magically start neatly storing themselves.,

    "I LOVE shoe pockets. I use one with clear pockets to organize my huge knitting needle collection, the best system I've found so far. I also use a pair of narrower two-pocket ones on the inside and outside of an annoyingly small hall closet. The inside has a mix of household stuff like small cleaning supplies, votive candles, and rarely used toiletries (like blister patches), and the outside has outerwear accessories like hats, gloves, etc." —etconner

    Get one with 24 pockets (four pockets wide) for $7.97 and a pair with 12 pockets each (two pockets wide) for $12.99 (both at Amazon).

    5. A heavy duty closet shelving unit perfect if you have a large sweater or t-shirt collection that takes up more rod space than you'd prefer.

    "This collapsible closet organizer saves me a ton of closet space and is easy to pack up when I have to relocate. It reduces the number of hangers I use and have to bring around with me when I move, all while making it really easy to see what’s in my closet." —jaytee151

    It will take up a 12-inch spot on your closet rod, but if you store enough sweaters and tops, it will more than make up for that lost hanging space. Plus it's better to store sweaters and other knits folded; hangers can distort them over time!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (the pictured cedar planks aren't included, but you can get a 10-pack for $12.99).

    6. And a smaller set of single-row shoe cubbies used in a novel way: to confine those warm-but-bulky sweaters that would fill, like, half a drawer on their own.

    "I also use smaller shoe cubes for bulky sweaters that take up a lot of space in dressers and on hangers." —jaytee151

    Get a 10-slot shoe cube organizer on Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A three-tier can rack designed to keep your cans rolling forward (so you always know when you're out of the basics you like to stock) — and that can totally be repurposed as extra shelving for the small stuff in your fridge.


    "This thing I bought at Walmart for $12 saves so much space in my fridge!" —crystaljonesb

    Get it from Walmart for $12.61.

    8. A colorful carabiner to hold that new package of hair ties, saving them from slowly disappearing to who-knows-where.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    "I put two brand new packs of hair ties on two different carabiners exactly one year ago, and I still have 90% of them. As someone with long hair that I tie up several times a week, who used to need new hair ties every year or so, I'd say that's pretty miraculous! It's a small thing, but any steps I can take to be a little less wasteful is an A+ in my book." —Natalie Brown

    Get a 20-pack of colorful aluminum carabiners on Amazon for $11.21 (they're not super heavy-duty, but for this, you don't need 'em to be. I bought this pack of five for $6.99 last year and they're great, but they now have an F on Fakespot, so...YMMV.)

    9. And some magnetic tape to hold all your bobby pins and barettes in one place in your bathroom drawer.

    Twitter: @LilyAndTheTwins

    "Keeps them out of sight, and above everything else in there so they don’t get lost and are easy to grab." —angies43991b35a

    Get a 10-foot roll on Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A cube storage unit that can quickly make a living room covered in kid's toys look like a grown-up space again (thanks to the moveable, interchangeable bins).


    "Having a kid, it's a great way to hide all the toys when company comes over. They make a ton of different bins in all sorts of stylish finishes to match your house, and you can even leave some of the cubes empty and use for books or decor items." —Jonathan O'Hara, Facebook

    Get it from Walmart: a six-cube unit for $59 (six colors available; they also make similar units in different sizes) and fabric-covered cube storage bins for $11.34 each (eight colors/patterns available).

    11. And/or clear plastic totes the kids can keep in the playroom or their closets, and exchange whenever they want to play with something else.


    "All of my kids' toys are in clear plastic totes with lids. They each get to have two totes out at a time and if they want a new tote they have to exchange one that is already out. It limits the number of toys out and on the floor and they are actually playing with things that used to be trapped at the bottom of the toy box for ages." —brittmills86

    Get 66-quart bins from Target for $8.99 each, similar 72-quart bins from Walmart for $12.94 each, or a four-pack of of 70-quart bins from Amazon for $65.99 (about $17 each).

    12. A bathroom-cabinet drawer with a shelf on top, so you can stack on other organizing products OR just store your towels — all while taking advantage of every single inch of the cabinet's depth.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    "There's no way I'd be able to be organized without this! The drawer holds SO MUCH stuff: extra soap and shampoo, razors, contact solution, big cans of hair mousse, those temporary tattoos I bought two summers ago and have never actually worn... And because the drawer slides smoothly and the whole unit's reliable and sturdy, I can easily get to all of it despite the fact that I have towels, makeup, and other things stacked on top." —Natalie Brown

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $22.99, and the pictured second top drawer for $17.99. (Or find something similar on Amazon for $26.87.)

    13. A set of gorgeous file folders to bring a little smile to your face even when you have to deal with boring adulting tasks, like taxes.


    Katy Herman

    Get a set of six from Anthropologie for $14 each (available in the pictured two different patterns).

    14. A two-tier Lazy Susan spice rack because it's perhaps the best way to find exactly what you're looking for when you have bottles of all different sizes and brands.

    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    "This two-tier Lazy Susan holds almost our entire supply of spices. We have three jars of paprika and one of espresso powder (???), so you better believe that Susan is doing some heavy lifting." —Emily Shwake

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A hanging organizer that, besides just neatly storing your bags so you can see and easily access all of 'em, will also keep them relatively protected. Plus you can repurpose it to store whatever you need...

    "I actually use this bad boy to organize my flats, flip flops and sandals. It keeps them from cluttering up the bottom of my closet. Works really well and has held up for the past couple of years." —redpanda45

    One Amazon reviewer uses it to store bedsheets, if that's a problem you've been trying to solve!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. A large pegboard so it's exactly zero hassle to find the skillet, tool, or gadget you're looking for in your kitchen or garage.,

    "Pegboards are an organization gift from the gods." —alexp42756cb8c

    Get a starter pegboard set on Amazon for $31+ (10 colors).

    17. A few clear bins for your cabinet or pantry — you'll finally be able to pull down the EVOO without accidentally knocking down the marshmallows and the mac and cheese in the process.,

    "I put storage containers in my pantry and cabinets that contain foods. I can easily pull out the container and find the can I was looking for without taking everything out one by one. It makes my life easier, especially if it's a can all the way in the back." —jacquelinel47b461c0d

    Get them on Amazon: a medium-size bin (for things like oils or large cans) for $12.99, and a set of four shallow, smaller bins (for things like tea boxes, granola bars, and smaller cans) for $25.99.

    18. Some velvet non-slip hangers to save space (compared to the big plastic kind) and keep everything looking tidy, day-in and day-out.

    "I use all the same type of velvet non-slip hanger, and organize by category and color. It not only makes figuring out what you want to wear simpler, but also makes putting things away faster." —annel43cfe8020

    Get a pack of 50 velvet hangers on Amazon for $19.99 (available in beige, black, and grey).

    19. A pack of food storage containers that thankfully contain ~themselves~ by interlocking into tidy, neat stacks.

    "Buy interlocking stackable containers. They go in one spot and don't take up much space — and you never have to hunt for lids! They also help with food rotation/money saving also because you only have so many containers for leftovers to go into. You can't cook more until they're empty, thus you waste less." —Jill Romick, Facebook

    Get a 28-piece set on Amazon for $21.41.

    20. A key hook and wireless chargers because your keys and phone are too important, and it's much less stressful if you know where they are at all times.,

    "Stuff that needs to stay found gets designated places to be. And gets religiously put in its places. Keys go on the key hook, the iPhone X has three charge pads and goes on the pad in office, bedroom, and shop when it's not on me. The rest of the chaos is much more manageable if I have what I absolutely need in it's place." —Deb Rebel, Facebook

    Get them on Amazon: the key and mail organizer for $12.99, and the wireless charger for $14.99.

    21. A battery organizer with a tester so everyone in the house always knows which batteries are charged and ready, and can easily get to the little power providers when they need 'em.

    "I bought a battery organizer just so I would stop confusing which batteries were used or new. It even has a tester on it so I don't accidentally throw away good batteries out of frustration!" —kricha14

    This one sorts 93 batteries total: 45 AA, 25 AAA, four nine-volt, eight C, six D, and five flat. And it can either lay flat or mount on the wall (of the garage or laundry room!)

    Get it from Amazon for $19.79.

    22. A traditional paper planner — sometimes the physical act of writing things down is what you need to actually remember your to-dos.

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    "Even if I use a planning app or calendar on my phone, I need a good old fashioned year-long daily paper planner. There’s something so satisfying writing it down with pen and paper and being able to have it all there. It keeps me much more organized than using my phone to remember things because the act of writing something down helps to solidify it in my brain." —gretcheno3

    The Simple Elephant planner — an undated, leatherette-covered book that's durable enough to go with you everywhere without breaking a sweat — is the BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best productivity planner under $40. Get it from Amazon for $18.99-$19.99 (available in blue, black, and pink).

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