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    Updated on Apr 29, 2019. Posted on Jan 15, 2019

    21 Useful Products That'll Actually Help Declutter Your Entire Home

    Decluttering inspiration awaits!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    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.

    Penguin Random House

    I mean yes, you can also totally watch the Netflix show and learn everything you need to know to get started! But the book's packed with extra motivation and tips. (Although I don't think it's the end-all be-all of how to live, I've used her system for my clothes and shoes, and it really does work.)

    Get it from Amazon for $10.45, Barnes & Noble for $10.58, Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    (If the whole system seems a little — or very — impractical to you, though, I also recommend Rachel Hoffman's Unf*ck Your Habitat, $15.29 on Amazon).

    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.

    Terracycle

    Yes, basically you're paying for your stuff to be recycled (the reason your curbside collection doesn't take all of the things = recyclers want to make money. If they can't make money on it, then you have to pay for it to happen). Read more on Terracycle, and order a small "everything" box (well, almost everything) for $184, or a beauty products and packaging pouch for $41.

    There are also tons of free recycling programs through Terracycle, where the companies pay for you to recycle the stuff you bought from them (that your municipal program won't accept). And these aren't only hippie/earthy brands! They include Colgate, eos, Febreeze, Flonase, Hasbro Toys, and many others.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I will never be a person that folds underwear. It's never going to happen. That photo that comes with this product? Not me. But a simple tool like this turned out to be what it takes just to know where things are. Left. Center. Middle. Any organizer made of cloth was out. I wanted something rigid but adjustable. If an organizer has soft sides, it's going to end up underneath the things it's supposed to be separating.

    These fit firmly where I put them and there are no corners to snag clothing or hurt your hand on when you reach into the drawer. Well engineered product. I created three sections to my large top dresser drawer by adding the partitions front to back. I am so pleased with the difference that I am ordering two more sets so I can do my other drawers also.

    These OXO dividers cost more than the flimsy ones, but if I wasn't able to buy these, I would just not buy organizers." —SeattleBookMama

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $19.99.

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

    amazon.com

    They also work well for dried rice and beans in the pantry; you can easily measure out exactly how much you need for a recipe. And you can use 'em one-handed: an easy press opens the pour spout, then you pour, and press again to close.

    Get the pack of three on Amazon for $39.99.

    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.

    amazon.com

    They're all sized and shaped to be as efficient with your shelf space as possible.

    Promising review: "This is the second set of POP containers that I've purchased. I bought the really big set a while ago...and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy ( I know, "yuck") and my cat's Kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it's running low. (FYI: the pet food container is not included in these sets, but is worth the additional purchase) I love these containers...they are lightweight enough so there's no strain on the wrists, yet heavy enough they don't tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean, and you could apply labels to distinguish between Flours and Sugars. They are expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for...Quality costs extra money." —Judith A Loue

    Get a set of five for $47.97, a set of 10 for $95.99, the set of three pictured cereal containers for $49.85, and the pictured cookie jars for $19.99 each, all on Amazon.

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this shredder three months ago. Love it!

    I was looking for something basic for my home office.

    Pros:

    - Instead of cutting vertically ("strip-cutting"), this shredder chops the sheets both horizontally and vertically ("cross-cut"). Instead of having some long spaghettis of papers, you get some little pieces of spaghettis, much harder for somebody to infer the original content.

    - Automatic mode: the shredder starts automatically when you insert a sheet (you can disable this behavior). It will stop on its own if you don't insert anything else.

    - The security trigger locks the shredder as soon you remove the head from the bin.

    - Transparent window to see through to know when to empty the bin.

    - Not noisy and it doesn't take much room.

    Cons: Nothing for now." —Andrew

    Get it on Amazon for $34.99. (If you have lots of shredding to do though, you could even just bring it to your local UPS or FedEx store, where they'll take care of it for you.)

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

    amazon.com

    Get them on Amazon for $7.99 each (8 colors).

    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.

    amazon.com

    Reviewers love it for their home office, small office, kitchen command centers, homeschooling, and more.

    Promising review: "It was time to declutter the office work room counters, looking for replacements for the standard wire desktop file folder sorter that we were using to hold various forms. After endless days of looking at wall file folder pockets that were hideously expensive, I stumbled across this and instantly knew my search was over! This item is beautiful on the wall; it lays virtually flat vs. standard wall pockets that protrude. And the price can't be beat." —Mama K

    Get it on Amazon for $11.26.

    9. A beanbag cover designed so kiddos can stuff it with all of their less-loved plush toys, turning it into a comfy place to sit.

    amazon.com

    It comes in two sizes, and the largest fits 110 stuffed animals! Don't worry: it's machine washable in case of any spills. You could also use it as a functional storage spot for those extra pillows and blankets you only pull out once or twice a year.

    Promising review: "This storage chair offers A LOT of room for stuffed animals or pillows/blanket! It’s easy to adjust the animals once zipped up to create a comfortable area to sit on. I wish it was a bit softer material, though it is canvas which will hold up well." —Jennifer L. Fitch

    Get one on Amazon for $28.99 (11 colors/patterns available).

    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 do actually love into an orderly menu.

    Amazon / BuzzFeed

    It holds 48 total bottles, 24 on each side, so you can always find the color you want with a single glance.

    Promising review: "I bought this after trying a makeup style caboodle for polish and looking for many many more. This is better than advertised. ESSIE, OPI, POP-ARRAZI, SINFUL COLORS, SH INSTADRY, SH TRIPLE SHINE, SH XRREME WEAR, WET AND WILD, SH HARD AD NAILS and COVER GIRL all fit perfectly in the standard size boxes. My JULEP colors fit two in 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 $24.99.

    11. A bamboo 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.

    amazon.com

    Ignoring the backward Apple logo (weird choice, Amazon seller): this may also help with your eyestrain and posture, by putting your at a more ergonomic height.

    Promising review: "WONDERFUL product. Perfect height for my needs, sturdy construction, and it looks amazing. The drawers are surprisingly deeper than I was expecting, going the full depth of the stand and have enough height for three Xbox One games to lie flat in them. The under-riser space is tall enough and wide enough to fit my keyboard and my Gunnar gaming glasses with a bit of room left over. The cut out for your cups in the near right of the top I found to be a little small, and unless I put very short teacups there, actually interferes with my view of my monitor. Fits my Google Mini perfectly, though! Keep in mind this is NOT a veneer, this is through and through bamboo, so it will be a little heftier. This works for me, but if you've got a desk with a weight limit, it's something to consider. There IS a little cutout for cables in the back of the stand, but I can't comment on how effective it is because of my personal set up. It looks big enough to safely pass at least three HDMI cables and a standard monitor power cable through, though. —Terry B.

    Get it on Amazon for $45.89.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    As the pic on the right shows, you can adjust these to work with multiple shoe types and heel heights (it also works for bigger sizes — the shoes on the left are women's size 12).

    Promising review: "I have saved SO much room on my closet shelves — I like the facts that there are little nubs to keep the shoe from slipping, and all my shoes fit well on the stackers. I like the three height options, even high heels fit! Caveat: You have to be a person that will take the extra seconds to slide these in and out, and put the shoes away (rather than just throwing them on the shelf!). Still trying to convince my teenage daughter to do that!! Lol. A great space saver and well worth the price." —Perri Martin

    Get a set of five on Amazon for $17.99.

    13. 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.

    sewmanyways.blogspot.com

    This is great for kids who leave stuff all over the house, because if their basket's very full, they can just carry it to their rooms to put things away (then bring it back to the stairs). And you don't have to deal with their clutter! From Sew Many Ways.

    You could also set up a similar system using small basket drawers ($87.54 on Amazon), if you don't have stairs in your home. (Or use the basket system, just stack 'em elsewhere!) No kids but kind of clutter-y yourself? Try this system with a single basket, drop crap in as you find it, and dedicate 10 minutes every day to put stuff away.

    Get a set of two medium-sized baskets that could work for this for $21.99 and a pack of 16 clip-on chalkboard labels (for writing each person's name!) for $9.97, both on Amazon.

    14. A coupon wallet 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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best coupon holder I have ever had — it has plenty of categories as well as blank labels for you to tailor to your own requirements. It's sturdy and also fits over the bar of the shopping cart (although I avoid that as there are enough germs). I replaced an old one I have had for 20 years — this one is far superior and has already saved me the cost of it through the coupons that I now can find so quickly." —Book Ninja

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A set 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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These work fantastic! I got two boxes (four bags total) and fit four king comforters, two pillow cases, one queen comforter, one twin comforter and one queen sheet set. I even could've added one more twin comforter if I had one. Now all of these are in our den behind the wall and sectional space! Ready for guests! I do put nice smelling fabric softener sheets in mine just to keep it fresh. You do have to be gentle with the zipper but it goes right back on if you're too hard on it." —Darling Harlet

    Get a pack of six on Amazon for $14.53.

    16. 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).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This also works well for CDs, if you still have 'em laying around — and still listen to them.

    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 $13.99, or a bigger 400-capacity binder for $24.99, both on Amazon.

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

    amazon.com

    Well, not exactly half the space; it basically uses more of the vertical inches in your drawer, vs spreading out over the left and right.

    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. I will say I have to flip my forks over face down in order to be able to shut and open my drawer, but then the drawer itself is kind of shallow. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    amazon.com

    You can either mount it to the wall or hang it over the door, and it comes with a lock, if you want to keep kids out of it!

    Promising review: "Beautiful, sturdy armoire. The one thing people should be aware of: It's not very deep. I primarily bought this armoire for all my bulky bead necklaces, but the doors would not close, so I had to rethink my plans. I have a ton of necklaces, bangles, earrings, etc., so I was able to get them all in here and I really like how visible everything is! I originally wanted to purchase an armoire with drawers, but then you still have to search all the drawers to find what you're looking for. With this, I just open the door and voila! The lights go on as soon as you open the door, which is handy. It is also very low profile and lockable and I must say that it holds a lot." —Eucharia Pieraccini

    Get it on Amazon for $129.99.

    19. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I initially wanted something that would screw into the bottom of the cabinet, but I'm finding out that I didn't need it. These shelves are sturdy and heavy. They are amazing easy to put together. The drawers slide in and out easily as well. I quadrupled my storage space. I have shelves under a 36-inch vanity. I am able to store tall cleaning products on the top shelf and scrub pads, etc. in the sliding drawer. BTW, one reviewer mentioned how smaller items might fall through the openings. I did run into this issue; however, I came up with a quick fix. For my drawer with smaller items, I just inserted a shoe box top into the drawer — keeps everything neat and prevents smaller items from falling through — problem solved!" —Amazon Customer

    Get one on Amazon for $24.87 (available in chrome and bronze).

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

    Wayfair

    Each of these comes with a stack of 10 index filing cards you can use for a simple labeling system, like year by year.

    Get a pack of eight of these from Wayfair for $28.24. If you prefer something more neutral, Wayfair also has similar boxes in white or natural for $7.49 each.

    21. 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.

    amazon.com

    It also works well as a pretty bench at the end of any bed to store things like sheets and blankets.

    Promising review: "The fabric feels comfortable and looks great! The light-grey has a silvery element to it with a tiny bit of sparkle. For the price, I think this bench is a steal! It comes fully assembled, legs attached. It was packaged well, including a dust protector I’m saving for future moves. The inside is spacious, and it opens easily. The hinges are anti-slam, which is nice, especially if you are worried about kiddos slamming their fingers." —Larissa

    Get it on Amazon for $124.69 (available in beige, navy, light grey, or light blue. If you're on a super tight budget, also check out this well-reviewed dark grey ottoman, $39.73 on Amazon).

    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.

    @loft / instagram.com

    That includes Amazon boxes! Just pack your now-empty Amazon box with donations and print your free shipping label.

    Same goes with many other places you online shop, including Loft, Kenneth Cole, JustFab, REI, and many others.

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