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    29 Useful Products That'll Actually Help Declutter Basically Your Entire Home

    Inspiration, plus the products you need to turn it into reality.

    1. A copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up because the first step to a truly decluttered space is actually getting rid of stuff — and this will show you how.

    The cover with the title, the subtitle "the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing", and the author, Marie Kondo

    2. A Zero-Waste Box from Terracycle, where you (or you + your neighbors, or high school, or dorm) team up to buy a box that you then stuff with hard-to-recycle items, and mail back to Terracycle to be recycled.

    3. A set of dresser drawer dividers so you can keep all your clothes that spark joy folded in neat rows that easily adjust to the perfect widths.

    4. A set of three airtight cereal and snack containers — they'll 1) let you consolidate your open box and backup box into one spot *and* 2) keep all of those delicious bites fresher for longer.

    5. Or a set of airtight ~Pop Containers~ that are a little less convenient to quickly open and pour, but come in a variety of sizes and types to fit whatever your particular pantry needs.

    the eight piece set of clear containers with white lids

    6. A paper shredder because you'll finally be able to destroy that stockpile of credit card offers, old tax returns, and other stuff you (reasonably) didn't want to just chuck in the recycling.

    7. And a slim four-pocket expanding-file organizer perfect for holding onto the few papers that are actually important enough to keep around.

    A rainbow of 10 colors of the folders, all pastel except for one black

    8. Or if you need more than four pockets, a cascading file — it collapses for easy transport, then fans out to make each and every folder quick to access.

    The file cascaded to hang on a home office wall; there's a loop for the nail, six file folders, and a clear slot for something like a calendar print-out in the front

    9. A beanbag cover designed so kiddos can stuff it with all of their less-loved plush toys, turning the omnipresent, messy-looking pile into a comfy (and cute!) place to sit.

    10. A nail polish case that, after you sort through and toss any expired bottles or colors you don't want to keep, will file the ones you actually love into an orderly menu.

    A product photo showing before: a messy pile of lots of nail polish and after: all the nail polish bottles lined up neatly in the case's grid

    11. A hair dryer holder that takes two seconds to use — just plop the dryer in — so you'll actually be motivated to put your dryer away after you're done with it, instead of leaving it out on the cabinet.

    inside of reviewer's bathroom cabinet door, hairdryer sits nose-down in spiral metal holder

    12. A wood monitor stand with two drawers perfect for storing all of the little desk supplies you need somewhere besides your desktop, but still within arm's reach.

    13. A pack of shoe doublers — the shoes you do decide to keep will take up half the space they would otherwise, freeing up extra shelf space you can use for basically anything...including new shoes, of course.

    BuzzFeed Editor's shoe shelf before, with piles of shoes, and after, where each left shoe is neatly sitting on top of a white shoe doubler, and each right shoe is sitting underneath

    14. A set of baskets and clip-on labels to turn into a crap basket system: When you find something abandoned in a spot where it doesn't belong, drop it in that person's crap basket for them to put away later.

    A blogger's photo of four baskets on their home's stairs, one basket per step, each with a different family member's name on it

    15. Some Sheet Keepers: These labeled elastic bands will hold an entire set of sheets together, so you can't help but neatly stack them on your shelf. Then when you need to grab the sheets at the bottom of the pile, everything on top will stay neatly folded and secure!

    stacks of sheets bound by the sheet keepers: they're yellow and beige with dark grey text

    16. A coupon folio so you can toss the pile of of ads slowly accumulating on one corner of your kitchen counter, and just file away the deals you need for when you need 'em.

    17. A pack of Space Bags to compress your out-of-season clothes, extra bedding, or any other bulky fabric things you use often enough to keep, but not so often you want 'em out all the time.

    Before: A reviewer's bedding set with two king-size pillows, three accent pillows, a comforter, and two throws condensed into a small stack of four vacuum-shrunk bags

    18. A cable raceway because it'll consolidate the mess that is your TV's cords into a neat, paintable solution. There's no reason your grown-up living room needs to remind you of your college dorm years one little bit.

    a tv hung on a wall before, with cords hanging down beneath it, after, with all the cords consolidated into a single thin white tube, and then with the tube painted the same color as the wall, so it blends in

    19. A power strip box to shelter the one that's exposed at the bottom of your desk, so nothing accidentally ends up unplugged (and you don't have to look at it all, either).

    before pic of a messy cable strip then after of the box containing the same power strip but looking much neater

    Promising review: "A must-buy product for your messy home or office. Exactly what I was looking for to help save space and hide my cable cords." —Andrew Olson

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99. Or if you have wood floors, try a different but still well-reviewed option that'll blend in for $24.99

    20. And a row of cut-up books you can use to box up a router and other e-clutter on a shelf or desk, for a visual disguise that won't block the all-important Wi-Fi signal.

    before: a home office with a pile of routers, Amazon Alexas, and other cords next to the computer; after: the same space, except all you see is a row of colorful book spines

    21. A disc keeper so you can reduce the shelf space all those plastic DVD cases take up to just 2.8 inches, while still keeping all your favorite movies protected (and in alphabetical order, if you so choose).

    22. A cutlery tray that holds an entire set of forks, spoons, knives, and salad forks in half the space of a traditional organizer.

    A hand puts a fork away in the cutlery tray; it's deeper than the typical tray; has three deep slots for forks, spoons, and knives, and one divided shallower slot for salad forks and other small utensils

    23. A jewelry armoire disguised as a full-length mirror so your collection stays organized and easy to access but completely out of sight.

    24. A stackable drawer and shelf that makes even the furthest back corners of your under-sink cabinets completely accessible while maximizing every inch of their vertical space.

    25. A clip-in mop and broom organizer that can turn any 17-inch section of wall into an impeccable cleaning closet the moment you hang it up. You won't have to deal with the haphazard pile of mops, brooms, and dusters falling all over each other the moment you go to grab one ever again.

    A reviewer photo showing the organizer hung on a wall behind a door; it holds a broom, a dust mop, a wet wring-mop, a mini broom and dust pan, a swiffer duster, and the dog's leash

    26. Some photo boxes because even if you don't have the time or motivation to put all those developed pre-digital rolls into albums, you can at least transfer them to storage that looks nicer than those old shoeboxes.

    27. And a set of two larger, fabric-covered, collapsible boxes designed for vinyl records, but that you can also enlist to disguise those technical books that you need to flip through every once in a while, but look like such an eyesore on your bookshelf.

    the two taupe boxes with tan handles, filled with records
    the set of two in a reviewer's living room, looking sharp and neat

    Promising review: "Sturdy. Big enough to put away books, vinyl albums, and other things. Super easy to put together, can hold heavy books. I bought 6, and back for 4 more! Oh and they look very nice in my bedroom." —Jevgenija

    "These containers are wonderful. They're attractive and very strong. They held the 200+ albums that I still have and will securely store them dust-free." —Cheryl E.

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (also available in grey). 

    28. A comfortable ottoman because it lets you both prop your feet up after a long day and hide throws, games, books, and more in its handy storage compartment.

    A taupe tufted storage ottoman with tapered legs

    29. Or a large decorative lidded basket because it'll hide all those same things, instantly transforming all that clutter (including your old plastic laundry basket) into something stylish.

    tall-ish lidded woven basket in taupe

    BTW, after you get your cool new decluttering and organizing stuff in the mail, reuse that box to ship gently used donations for FREE through Give Back Box.

    A box with the word "donate" written on it, a pair of jeans sticking out of the top

    Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.