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    1. A makeup organizer that'll make for a great spot to store your cosmetics, skincare products, brushes, sponges, and more. Now you won't have to dig through a messy makeup pouch just to find the lipstick color you want.

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan's makeup organizer on a bathroom countertop neatly holding various makeup products
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    "This nifty little organizer looks beautiful, can fit ALL of my everyday makeup, and (drumroll please) it keeps clutter at bay in my bathroom — which is extremely tiny, BTW.

    I can fit so 👏 damn 👏 much 👏 inside of this four-drawered 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

    Need more convincing? Be sure to check out our review of the wonderful Ikee Design makeup organizer.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50 (available in five colors).

    2. A tiered shoe rack so you can give your shoes their own neat space on this fancy schmancy rack. It's better than spreading across your closet floor, only for them to be buried underneath everything else you put in there.

    BuzzFeed Editor Yi Yang's shoe rack with five tiers holding various shoes like boots and sneakers, with some space underneath for smaller shoes like sandals
    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    "Shoe storage is always an issue when you live in a tiny apartment. Ideally, I'd like my shoes to be hidden away in a walk-in wardrobe, but sadly, that is unrealistic. With my closets already jam-packed, I needed a neat way to store my footwear in the entryway. Enter the Seville Classics three-tier shoe rack. I bought these because they had over six thousand reviews (!!!) on Amazon and a 4.7 rating — and I'm not disappointed. First of all, it's a heavy-duty shoe rack with a good weight, not flimsy or wobbly in any way. There's a matte finish so it doesn't look cheap either. Secondly, it's customizable. I have removed one of the slats so my boots fit on the bottom.

    Thirdly, it's stackable. Originally, I had one of these, but as my shoe collection expanded, I needed a second one. I was able to stack one on top of the other (it's designed to do so), and it looks very neat. You could also join them horizontally, but unfortunately, I don't have enough space to test that theory out. I have pretty large shoes, and I'm able to fit three pairs (plus one single shoe, lol) on each level, and it's deep enough that my shoes don't jut out weirdly. Overall, it's a wonderful choice for the price, and I'll continue to use it until I can afford my walk-in wardrobe." —Yi Yang

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

    3. And because there is no such thing as too many shoe racks, there's this wonderful rack I personally swear by. Hey, now you have a perfect excuse to shop for more shoes with all this added storage space.

    BuzzFeed Editor Samantha Wieder's shoe rack with three tears holding heavier shoes like boots and running sneakers
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    One of my quarantine projects was giving my room a bit of a makeover since it now doubles as my home office. I had a LOT of clutter in my room, and to make it a more enjoyable space to spend time in, I basically pulled a Marie Kondo, got rid of a ton of things I don't need or use anymore, and then bought some handy organization products to keep my belongings neat and tidy — and this shoe rack is one of my favorite things I purchased.

    Prior to buying this, trying to find a pair of shoes to wear was a... chore. I always tried to keep the bottom of my closet clean and neat, but as someone who would try on approximately 20 outfits a day before deciding what to wear, and saw my closet as a space to just store everything, my shoes were constantly being buried underneath all of my belongings. Now, my shoes have their own place inside my closet, and while I'm not reaching for different pairs of shoes much these days, knowing that I don't have to dig through a pile of stuff on my closet floor just to find a pair of shoes I want to wear on a given day makes my life so much easier.

    I will say, this organizer is much easier to set up with another person. It's not impossible to set up alone, but it will be much quicker if you have someone who can help you hold up the other ends of the rods. Either way, this thing is incredible, and I'm so, so happy with it.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.87 (available in two colors).

    4. A 24-pocket clear over-the-door organizer for another great way to store shoes. This is especially great for ~smaller~ shoes, but can also be used for things like jewelry and cleaning supplies.

    BuzzFeed Editor Samantha Wieder's over-the-pocket organizer holding shoes like sandals, lightweight sneakers, and slip-on shoes — each pocket holds one shoe
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    SO, as mentioned, while I was giving my bedroom a Marie Kondo de-clutter during quarantine, I was looking for solutions for organizing my shoes. I had purchased that shoe rack, and I absolutely loved it, but I still needed something else for my smaller shoes like sandals, slip-ons, and non-chunky sneakers. I didn't want or need another shoe rack, so I decided to get this over-the-closet pocket organizer from Amazon. It's less than $10, and I've featured it in posts before.

    I absolutely love it. It's just what I needed for storing my other shoes, it's sturdy, and this, along with the shoe rack, makes it so easy to find a pair of shoes. Seriously, I don't think I'll ever run into the struggle of not being able to find shoes again, because I keep them away from any potential bottom-of-closet clutter. This is great for more than just shoes, too. You can use it for cleaning products, toys, and honestly, whatever you'd like. It's much neater and more efficient than on the closet floor or cluttering your shelves.

    Need more reasons to buy this? Check out our review of the amazing Simple Houseware 24-pocket over-the-door hanging organizer.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87 (available in two colors).

    5. A cubicle organizer for neatly placing shoes and handbags into little cubbies you can arrange however you'd like. It'll feel like having a custom closet!

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    "Before becoming a shopping editor four years ago, I already had an overflowing closet. This gig at BuzzFeed has only fed the monster! So when I moved into my first solo apartment a few years ago I wanted to build my dream closet but as a renter, my options are pretty limited. Enter these storage units that, if you squint hard enough look like they could be built-in. (Custom closets are very expensive.) Maybe not but I love them either way. The two vertical three-cubby shelves are ample enough to stick a pair of mid-calf snowboots into or stack my mid-size purses in dust bags. The narrower cubbies are the right width for a shoe but deep enough to hold both of a pair. I've had the most success with chunkier heeled shoes like those metallic gold beauts here that won't fit into hanging shoe organizers (yep these are NOT all my shoes). And that brings us to our last storage beaut, the horizontal open shelves. I can fit three pairs of shoes in each, which has been fantastic for my flat rain ankle booties (something you NEED in your closet, FYI). And if your closet measurements work out in your favor like mine did, you can even park a line of heeled ankle booties along the top of all these organizing units for extra storage. It's where I keep most of my black ankle booties, of which I own more than six pairs. So if your closet storage isn't cutting it right now, these simple flat-pack units (that you can easily assemble on your own!) will transform your situation." — Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon: a stackable three-shelf organizer for $21.98, or a cubed cubbie for $38.12+ (available in seven colors, and eight sizes).

    6. A combination bulletin/whiteboard so you can make lists of things you need to do, groceries you need to buy, and hang up important reminders.

    BuzzFeed Editor Yi Yang's bulletin/whiteboard — the bulletin side has things like ticket stubs and receipts tacked onto it, while the whiteboard has a to-do and goals list written on it
    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    "I like to be organized but my memory is horrible, so I always keep a to-do list on my phone. Of course, I always forget to check my phone, so nothing on the to-do list really gets done (until it's too late). Enter this whiteboard and bulletin board combo set. I had always wanted one of these, but I never found one that I liked for a reasonable price. So when I saw this product on Amazon, I ordered it ASAP.

    I have it hanging above my workstation, which is right next to the entryway in my apartment, so I can see everything at a glance. It's also easy for me to check it before walking out the door. On the whiteboard side, I usually just have a to-do/to-buy list, and maybe a personal note. It's really satisfying to wipe things off after completing them. On the bulletin board side, I keep important receipts, tickets to events, checks, mementos, and coupons. This way, I remember to use everything before it expires. I've become a lot more organized since getting this combo board because I'm constantly reminded of what I need to do. I'm also motivated to finish all the tasks so I can start with a clean board for the next week! It's a lot more effective than just keeping a list on my phone.

    The board is a really great size — big enough to jot down a lot of info, but small enough that it doesn't overwhelm my wall. There are two hanging hooks attached to it, which makes it very easy to install, and it comes with two magnets, two markers, and a bag of tacks, so you can use it right away without making an extra trip to Staples. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this board has helped me get my life together!" —Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $29.79+ (available in seven sizes).

    7. A shower liner with pockets for holding onto your hygiene products. This is especially great for those who don't have any sort of shelving in their showers to place things like shampoo and razors.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    "When I’m writing about home organization, there are lots of products I find and think, 'one day!' — and this shower curtain liner with pockets has been at the top of my list for a while. So I clicked 'add to cart' as soon as I signed a lease on my new apartment. This liner is perfect now that I’m living solo.

    I couldn’t be happier with my $15 purchase, which sounds ludicrous for a shower curtain liner but is totally worth the price. Its mesh pockets are incredibly sturdy and even *I* can fit all my shower stuff in there. (FYI, I often keep three or four body washes and conditioners each in the shower at all times.) There’s lots of reinforcement where each pocket meets the liner and at the top of the liner, so dropping a weighty bottle of shampoo in a pocket is NBD. Obviously, you want to try for even weight distribution between the pockets and toiletries, but it doesn’t seem to be an issue. And these smooth-gliding hooks I also bought for my new digs make opening and closing my shower curtain as smooth as buttah." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    8. A set of pop containers that'll keep dry food and ingredients fresh and in plain sight to help cut back on food waste. Plus, popping those little containers opened and closed will feel so satisfying and fun.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    "Baking is big part of my life: I like having all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies on hand at all times in case of emergency. But frankly, the way I've been storing my ingredients has been downright embarrassing. My bag of flour has been leaking all over the cabinet, and I'm not sure keeping a package of chocolate chips rolled up in the corner is doing me any favors. After spotting a mouse in my apartment, it occurred to me that I should probably toss all my open bags and start fresh.

    Enter pop containers from OXO (yep, the avocado tool people). The sleek-looking containers keep food fresh and presentable, so you don't have to get a lecture when your mom visits and peeks into your cabinets. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate your various needs. So far I've used them for sugar, flour, cornmeal, Wheat Thins, spaghetti, pretzels, and almonds. Each container has a big button on top that you can press to open or seal the jar. It's so satisfying to pop these things open that I can't imagine using a different container system ever again.

    While it's great to keep your dry goods stored safely away from bugs and gnawing rodent teeth, it's also good to, you know, just be organized. Having everything so neatly at my disposal has really motivated me to cook and bake more. Plus, I'm using all the pasta I buy every time, instead of leaving an open, half-full box in the cabinet for months after forgetting about it and eventually tossing it. If you want a more adult kitchen, these fancy containers are the first step on your way there." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Get the five-piece set from Bed Bath & Beyond for $49.99.

    9. A jewelry tree to keep earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings orderly, while also making for a SUPER PRETTY decorative piece.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    For as long as I can remember, I always kept my jewelry stored in a little jewelry box I got ages ago. While the box itself was cute, it didn't exactly keep my things organized. Necklaces and bracelets were constantly getting tied together, earrings weren't easy to find, and as a result, I barely bothered even trying to accessorize, because it was an annoyance to look for something.

    This jewelry tree is the best. I can now see my necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. right in front of me. If I want to throw on a necklace with my outfit, I can now do that without having to spend 100 years untangling it. If I want to wear a pair of earrings that aren't just studs, I can do that without having to go on a mini treasure hunt. Plus, the jewelry tree itself is super quick to put together and just looks really chic on my countertop, so it's truly a win/win situation.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    10. Clear shoe storage boxes so you can stow away shoes you don't wear super often in a way that's neater and more sensible than just keeping them in their original boxes.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    "I live in a pretty tiny apartment, so organized shoe storage has always been a struggle. I try to keep my shoe purchases to a minimum and have managed to fit most of them onto a regular shoe rack. For the ones I don't wear as often, I used to keep them in their original boxes, but honestly, it wasn't the most attractive storage option. The cardboard boxes were all pretty old and falling apart, and it was hard to unstack all of them to get to the pair of shoes I wanted. All this frustration led to my search for clear shoeboxes — and I found these extra-large plastic shoeboxes with an access panel in the front on Amazon. I ordered them right away.

    My feet are pretty big, and most standard shoe storage boxes can't fit my boots and sneakers, so the extra space was very necessary. I was very pleased with my purchase. They are indeed larger than your standard shoe box (definitely check the measurements before ordering to see if they fit in your space); I can fit a pair of sneakers, heels, or boots with room to spare, or even fit multiple pairs of flats or sandals in one. The boxes feature ventilation holes that allow for air circulation to air out your stinky shoes, and the best part is the front panel that can be lifted up to retrieve the shoes directly — no need to unstack the boxes and take off the lid. So convenient!

    I don't have enough closet space for shoes so I just store these out in the open, and they're a lot more attractive than the random stack of cardboard boxes I used to have. If you have larger shoes and want a smart storage option, I highly recommend these!" —Yi Yang

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two styles, and two sizes).

    11. A drawer organizer that'll make opening your drawer and reaching for a utensil a hassle-free experience. We don't want you to have to dig through a messy pile of sharp objects just to take out your kitchen shears.

    BuzzFeed Editor Elizabeth Lilly's kitchen utensils stored in an orderly fashion with the organizer inside of a drawer
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    "I often write about organization, but I like a wee bit of clutter in my life. (I will never de-clutter to spark joy or whatever.) I have a place for everything and know where that is, whether it makes sense to my roommates or not. But a knife drawer requires order, because safety! Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have a kitchen with separate knife and junk drawers. I don’t! (I don’t have room for a countertop knife storage solution, either.) So when I spotted a drawer organizing system on my old job’s free table three years ago, I snatched it up. It’s been keeping my combo knife/junk drawer in order since.

    The nonslip silicone base is lined in a grid, which makes cutting it to size with a pair of scissors easy. But it’s NBD if you cut too much (as you can see I did in the pic to fit the notches of my drawer). The little nubs, aka Divitz, stick securely to the surface and don’t budge when you’re rummaging through your drawer. Yet if you want to reposition them, it’s not an excruciating task. My kit came with way more than I could possibly use and I have the extras in a sandwich bag on a seldom-used kitchen cabinet shelf. More knives normally live in this drawer than in my pics, but they were on my drying rack, hence the empty sections. Granted, I could do a much better job at organizing the back part of this drawer, or even arranging it in a neater way for this demonstration, but I’m just living my truth here! (A safer truth in which I don’t accidentally cut myself reaching for a paring knife.)" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A pack of vacuum bags for storing clothing items you're not planning on wearing in a given season. These don't create the same amount of bulk other storage bags would, so they're good to store under your bed to prevent closet clutter!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    "WHY didn't I buy these vacuum storage bags sooner?? I've only put them into several posts, and scrolled through the before + after review photos a million times, thinking 'man that would really help with my closet.' But it wasn't until I gazed in horror at the volume of sweaters I need to somehow store in my overflowing closet before unpacking my summer clothes that I FINALLY hit 'add to cart.'

    I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just one large bag was plenty to store nine or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I didn't feel like breaking out the vacuum, so I just used the included hand pump, and it took maybe three minutes max to pump out the air and shrink the bag before replacing the cap — easy peasy! And no danger of re-inflation. My closet game is forever changed!!! All I can say is thank you Maitland, for actually taking your own advice for once. —Maitland Quitmeyer

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

    13. A supplies organizer great for holding basics like pens, pencils, highlighters, notepads, paper clips, rubber bands, and more!

    BuzzFeed Editor Samantha Wieder's organizer in black holding things like rubber bands, pencils, pens, scissors, and lens wipes
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    Given that pretty much all of the work I do is done on a computer, I don't have a ton of office supplies on my WFH desk, but I had enough that this little desk organizer really came in handy for neatly storing the things I do have — pens, pencils, push pins, rubber bands, paperclips, scissors, and lens wipes for my glasses.

    This is great if you're someone like me who doesn't need a whole storage set, but a little something would do the trick of just keeping things ~more orderly.~ It's so nice not having to add extra clutter to my desk drawers by storing those things in there, or having to dig through them when I need something. It's not anything fancy or cute, but it gets the job done well, and that's all that matters.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two colors).

    14. Shelf dividers that'll help you better utilize the space in your closet. Rather than clumping all your things together, use these babies to organize and manage your belongings.

    A reviewer photo of the shelves neatly separating and organizing clothes on a closet shelf
    amazon.com

    "I added these to my closet recently to organize my jeans, and I love them. My two stacks of jeans now stay orderly no matter how many I pull out from the bottom of the pile. It's great." —Abby Kass

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $20.99.

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