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    40 Things That’ll Help You Live Your Most Organized Life In 2020

    In the words of Leslie Knope, "You're beautiful and you're organized."

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    1. A desk calendar so you can see important tasks and dates (birthdays, anniversaries, and dentist appointments) at a glance.


    You can also hang it up on the wall.

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a calendar like this for a long time! The size is great! The space for each day is big so there is plenty of room to write all your activities for the day. The note section on the side is very helpful for reminders. I hung it on the wall next to my desk but you could also leave it on your desk under your keyboard. Each month has beautiful prints and theme. Love this and highly recommend it!" —Matt Kinser

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in four designs).

    2. A multi-device charging station to keep cords and chargers tucked away from view.


    It's also just an aesthetically pleasing way to organize and display your devices. The base is secured with magnets and can easily be flipped open to retrieve the cords.

    Promising review: "Great little charging station for three phones and two tablets or narrow-profile laptops. This really cleaned up a mess on our counter, freed up space, and looks very nice. The magnets seem very sturdy, and the whole thing has a very solid feel!" —Corinne Mckay

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in seven colors).

    3. A hanging closet organizer (with mesh pockets on the side) for storing items that you don't want to keep on hangers, such as sweaters or T-shirts.


    Promising review: "This hanging shelf freed up a lot of space in my coat closet. It took an untamed mess of scarves, mittens, and hats, and cleaned it up. The hangers are strong, made of metal, and unlikely to get bent out of shape from normal use. The build of the cloth shelves is sturdy enough for heavy sweaters or lighter toys, but I would refrain from storing things like shoes in this organizer." —Larson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87 (available in seven colors).

    4. A set of airtight storage containers that'll keep your dry goods fresh and edible. They'll also look much better than half-empty paper bags.

    Each five-piece set includes one tall container (2.0 qt/2.3 liters), one medium container (1.5 qt./1.7 liters), two small containers (0.9qt/1.0 liter), and one mini container (0.35qt/0.38 liter)!

    Promising review: "Love this set! It's pretty enough to set on my countertops and keeps my frequently used food items close at hand. The ULTIMATE test: after finding no product out there to keep my brown sugar from clumping and hardening, I put it in one of the medium containers. It is SOFT and FRESH! I highly recommend these canisters — pretty, practical, and they WORK! A+" —Kristen B.

    Get a five-piece set from Amazon for $29.99+. (Heck, get some chalkboard labels while you're at it.)

    5. A makeup organizer so you don't have to dig through piles of products to find your mascara.

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    Read our full review of the Ikee acrylic makeup organizer!

    Here's an excerpt: "I'm not exaggerating when I say this thing is the best investment ever.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $14.58.

    6. An over-cabinet hair tool holder to prevent a ball of tangled cords from forming in the bathroom sink cabinet.


    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before all my items were in a drawer, and the cords were a pain, but this metal basket minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well. Worth the buy." —Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in seven finishes).

    7. A pack of generously sized sticky page dividers perfect for sorting out your notes.


    Promising review: "These are handy! I love to write notes in my non-fiction books, and this keeps my thoughts organized with each chapter. I'm sure there are thousands of other reasons for these sticky page dividers. I like the tabs to head my pages or ideas. Also great to use with my planner — easily transfers to the following week if my to-do list isn't complete." —Barb Kopeschny

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $5.69.

    8. A shower caddy that'll keep your bath products from cluttering up the tub rim or shower floor. This one has flexible hooks that can hang on a shower head or curtain rod.


    Promising review: "NO RUST! OMG. Can't begin to articulate how nice that is. I was concerned a bar of soap wouldn't work on this (all of the pictures showed liquid soap), but I was wrong. Fits just fine on the lower shelf, in any of the three spots that are available. And the stretchy band accommodates my razor on the side (and finally, my razor doesn't fall off!!!!), and my husband puts his larger razor in one of the circles on the bottom. I take it off of the shower head once a week to spray clean it, rinse it, and wipe it down to take off all the filmy soap, but this is so pretty, so modern, and wonderful in that it doesn't rust. And it's nice and flat, it doesn't stick out like the metal ones do. There is a stretchy band across the top and bottom parts to accommodate much larger bottles of shampoo. A real winner. Can't believe I've never seen this option in a store. I'm so happy with this purchase." —H H

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in three colors).

    9. A set of fridge organizer bins so all the food is visible and nothing gets pushed to the back where it's forgotten.


    Promising review: "Cheaper and just as good as any other bins out here! I even went to The Container Store first. My fridge looks amazing now, and it is really helping me keep track of food, so I'm saving on produce. Be extra and get the fridge bins!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $28.50.

    10. A set of travel packing cubes to transform a packing novice to a packing pro in no time.

    Each set comes with four packing cubes.

    Promising review: "These packing cubes exceeded my expectations! I was able to pack for a seven-day cruise — seven day outfits, seven evening dresses, six swimsuits, and six swim cover-ups. Along with 10 pairs of undergarments, four PJ sets, and three bras. It was crazy. I highly recommend! I used a Vera Bradly weekend tote to fit my packing cubes and then a separate bag for shoes, toiletries, etc. It worked perfectly! Very happy with my purchase." —Elias Zuloaga

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 16 colors).

    11. A magnetic strip for a space-saving way to organize your knives.


    Promising review: "After years of using a knife block, we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install. The magnet is very strong. And we have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win." —A. Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    12. A highly rated finance app that'll track your spending and help you stay within budget each month.

    iTunes Store

    Spending Tracker lets you input your monthly income and different categories of expenses, so you can track how much you're spending, where your money is going, and how much is left. You can also set the balance to carry over to the next month. It's one of the few finance apps that doesn't require you to sync your bank account.

    Promising review: "I downloaded about 10 different apps in hopes of tracking my spending with my wife. This is the one that made sense and was easy to get started and make adjustments. Also, being able to sync with my wife's phone was essential. Sure, I paid for two pro versions to do it, but it was worth it to sync and support an app that does what we need. This allows you to set budgets per different categories. Actually entering my spending as I spend it seems to make me more accountable. I love that I can select a category, but also enter a note so I know exactly what the purchase was. It's great being able to create different categories and choose the ones allowed to roll over. After two months, we are actually still on budget." —sampstar

    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free (pro upgrade is a one-time cost of $2.99).

    13. A tea bag organizer so you can say no to cabinet clutter.

    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    14. An expanding file folder with tabs to use as a catchall for all your important documents.


    Promising review: "I bought this folder to keep our family documents organized and in one place. There are just the right amount of tabs for our birth certificates, passports, social security cards, car titles, will, etc. This folder is small enough that you can lock it in a home safe or safety deposit box. I let a couple family members know where I keep this so that they can access it in case of an emergency. It is such a relief knowing that all these things are together and organized. I’m glad I bought this." —Katie Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 10 colors).

    15. A metal rack that'll keep your collection of pans, pot lids, and cutting boards easily accessible.


    It can also be used vertically!

    Promising review: "It's just what I needed as I had all my skillets stacked together in a lower cabinet, and it was a literal pain to get one out to use. Now they just slide out and back in, and I can see which one I need easily. It's very sturdy as one is a cast-iron skillet, and the rack holds it up nicely." —Mystery Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    16. A magnetic meal planning pad to help solidify what to eat and buy each week. No more last minute screw-it-I'll-get-take-out decisions.


    You can stick this pad on your fridge or any other metal surface.

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. A set of drawer organizers so you're greeted with a neat selection of underwear every time you open the dresser.


    Promising review: "Love this purchase! It’s helped make my drawers so much more organized and easier to navigate. I like that the bottom is zippered and is easily flattened if needed. I’ve had this a few months, and it’s still in great condition/still holds its shape well. Very happy with this purchase." —Medina

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $13.87.

    18. A non-slip tree hanger to hold six different tops, instead of having to keep everything on separate hangers.

    Promising review: "These are great for organizing my closet space. I can group my tops and dresses by type. One for my casual dresses, one for my polo shirts, one for my T-shirts, and one for my tank tops. My closet is all neat and orderly." —Yvonne Dawkins

    Get it from Amazon for $18.86.

    19. A woven elastic organizer because without it, all your things will just swim around loosely in your bag. It'll secure everything in place and make it easier to find what you need.


    Promising review: "Easily the best thing you can put in your bag if you run out of pockets to put stuff in. No more digging through the bottom of my bag, trying to dig out cables or plugs. No more rooting around looking for that flash drive or hoping I remembered to pack my Apple Pencil. It all goes on this organizer, which securely straps everything down with tight (yet pliable) elastic bands. Best part: the elastic bands have little rubber threads stitched throughout the length of the band and keep a grip on all your stuff! The back pocket is a great place to store an extra pocket notebook or a CD (if you still use them!)." —Aaron Feyd

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in four colors).

    20. A car seat organizer that can be a trash can, tissue holder, and bottle holder all in one.


    You can also use the trash can as storage space!

    Promising review: "I love my new car organizer! If fits a full-size box of tissues, has two mesh compartments for drinks on each side, and can fit a bunch of belongings in the main compartment. I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the mesh pocket closest to me. The tissues are kept neatly and are easily accessible. I wish I would have ordered this product years ago. It has really helped me keep my car nicely organized. When I have a passenger, the organizer easily swings around the headrest to face the back seat, and can be easily can be moved back into the front passenger seat when needed." —Jen H

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A double hamper that'll help sort the laundry before bringing it to the wash. Plus, the lid keeps everything looking neat and tidy.


    This hamper is lined with two detachable mesh laundry bags.

    Promising review: "This thing is great and so intuitive. Between the removable bags with handles, the magnetic lid, and the two compartments, it's completely changed my laundry day routine. No more sorting, no more lumbering around with a heavy basket or drawstring sack. Just open up the Velcro tabs, grab the mesh liner by the handles, and go! Couldn't ask for more." —Felix Felicis

    Get it from Amazon for $45.96 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    22. A notepad to keep track of ALL the stuff you have to do on a particular day.


    Promising review: "I love this to-do pad. It has everything organized so well, and I always start out my day jotting down what I need to get done in each section. Not sure how I lived without it in the past! Will definitely order more for myself and as gifts for friends who need to organize a bit better. Brings me such satisfaction to know that I accomplished everything I needed to do. High quality and well thought out. Can't wait to go through this pad and order more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.64.

    23. A car trunk organizer for stashing auto supplies or transporting groceries that you picked up from Costco.

    Promising review: "It's the perfect size for the trunk space in my Subaru Outback, it's super durable, and the bottom spacers make it feel extra sturdy. I'm a crazy person when it comes to clutter in my storage area, so this has really been a great solution. It fits all of my emergency gear, changes of clothes, and the outside mesh pockets are great for my bike tools. I'm so happy with it, I'm actually ordering a second for my groceries! Would definitely recommend to anyone with a lot to organize!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    24. A wall-mount dispenser so you can collect and reuse plastic grocery bags.


    This gadget can store up to 30 grocery bags at once!

    Promising review: "I have lots of uses for plastic grocery bags and need a place to store them. This dispenser is beautifully designed to not look out of place in a kitchen. It holds quite a lot of plastic bags and keeps them out of the way. My cat likes chewing on the plastic bags for some reason, so having a place to keep them out of the way is necessary. Works great." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $12.66.

    25. An adorable canvas bin to keep your kiddo's books and toys out of sight.


    Promising review: "This is really cute and well-made. I was pleasantly surprised with the size as well. This hamper is great for baby's stuffed toys." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven designs).

    26. A three-tier jewelry tray for keeping your heap of accessories sorted and untangled.


    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this purchase! I was keeping everything in little bowls, and this is so much easier. I can see everything I have, and it keeps it organized so I don't have to untangle necklaces or search for the other earring. It also just looks really nice, very stylish, and well-made. I was on the fence when I ordered it, thinking it was a bit expensive, but it was definitely worth it." —Astrid Layton

    Get it from Amazon for $35.49.

    27. A pack of drawer liners that'll allow you to see all the spices at once and free up tons of cabinet space.


    Promising review: "This is one of the favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! They are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size. I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!" —momonono

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    28. A set of drawers for coffee pods so you can sort them from light to dark roast.

    It can hold 72 K-Cup pods.

    Promising review: "This storage unit is awesome! To me, one of the great joys of my Keurig machine is the tremendous variety of K-cups available. This unit plays into the 'variety is the spice of life' theme perfectly. Because it holds 72 pods at one time, and also because of the four drawers, it allows great flexibility in how you choose to sort your coffee. Currently, I use one drawer for dark roast, one for medium roast, one for light roast, and one for flavored and decaf pods. The drawers slide in and out easily. The unit looks nice sitting next to the Keurig machine. You know how some people like to open the refrigerator door(s) and just stare into it trying to decide what to eat. I do that with this storage drawer, opening one drawer at a time and then moving to another drawer if nothing struck my fancy with the first drawer. It is an important part of my coffee experience." —Ari's Poppy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    29. A kitchen drawer organizer to give every spoon and fork a designated spot.


    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A wall-mount mop and broom holder because your other option is to shove everything in a corner and hope nothing falls.

    It has 11 storage spots and six retractable hooks.

    Promising review: "This thing is AWESOME. I wanted one and put it on my wish list where it sat for... months? It just wasn't high on my priority list. Finally, after a few months of battling the brooms in my cupboard one day, I pulled up my wish list and there it was, waiting for me. Having had it installed for a few weeks now I can tell you — I should have bought it MONTHS AGO. I've been kicking myself for not getting it sooner. It takes about a minute to get used to because it takes a smidgen of force to get your brooms/mops/etc. in and out of the individual grips but I acclimated to it quickly, I'm glad the grips are strong — it keeps everything exactly in place. Nothing falls or slips out. Rather than having brooms, mops, dusters falling at me every time I open my pantry, now they are neatly waiting for me when I need them, not when I don't. REALLY happy with this purchase. Saves space, reduces frustration, and was a great value." —Grandits Family

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    31. A handbag insert that'll save you from the agony of dumping out the entire contents of your tote to find one thing. The best part is you can easily move it from bag to bag!

    Promising review: "This is a fabulous organizer, well-made, and easy to slip in and out of various purses. Pockets are sewn nicely, and the fabric/material is just the right weight for keeping things where they belong without a lot of shifting within the pockets. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone who has a hard time staying organized or finding things in 'the abyss' of their purse! A place for everything, and everything in its place!" —Fire Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes and 24 colors).

    32. A set of interlocking bins so you can give your junk drawer a much-needed makeover.


    Each set comes with eight bins.

    Promising review: "Love it. What a difference it made to our junk drawer! Before things were so hard to find and falling behind the drawer, now the same amount of stuff is in there, but we can actually find what we need. Wish I did this earlier. Super configurable." —Alaina

    Get them from Amazon for $12.19.

    33. A desktop organizer roomy enough to hold all your stationery items or craft supplies.


    Promising review: "This is high-quality, sturdy, and the edges are smooth. I have to say it actually looks very nice on my (home) desk. It holds my notebooks, pens, scissors — anything I want to have quick access to. I've had several people comment on how organized my desk is." —rueck

    Get it from Amazon for $29.89.

    34. A wall organizer for keeping documents filed away and off of your very cramped desk.


    Each pocket each holds up to 25 sheets!

    Promising review: "This thing was a fantastic find. I have a decent-sized desk but have a lot of papers to reference frequently. I’ve tried all kinds of ways to organize them so I don’t have to flip through every single one to find the one I’m looking for, but nothing worked. I bought this and hung it on the wall next to my monitors, and now I can see everything i need at a glance! It has made my work flow so much more efficient and it also added some color to my wall! I’ve recommended it to everyone in my office." —Lauren_Schuby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

    35. A sleek box that'll hide away the power strip and unruly cables.

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Keeps the power strip and all the connected power cables out of sight, neat and organized. The only challenge I had was the need to unplug everything to put the power strip inside the box and then re-route the power cables into the box. Once done though, I no longer found myself stepping on or kicking the power cords on the floor. This keeps them nice and neat and out of the way." —Mitchell Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    36. A glove compartment organizer so you can easily find insurance and registration information in case of an emergency.


    Promising review: "Works perfectly to keep the edges of my car's manual book from getting frayed and for keeping my insurance card and registration all together. Makes my glove box look nice and organized. It's an all-in-one thing and from what I can tell, very well-made. I am satisfied with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    37. A collapsible storage bin to use in literally every room. When in doubt, throw it in a bin, and it will look neater.


    Promising review: "I love these. Like everyone else I’ve been trying to ‘spark joy’ and declutter my house. I got these to store towels and sheets in. They fit perfectly in my closet and the colors are really pretty. It almost makes tidying up fun! Seriously though, I have been using these for about six months and they held up very nicely. I’m going to get more for the other closets. I recommend!" —S.Fall

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    38. An over-door shoe organizer for anyone who has a lot of footwear but very little storage space. 🙋

    You can also use this to store other things, like cleaning supplies! It has 24 pockets.

    Promising review: "These things are extremely useful! I have bought four of them now and use them in my office, laundry room, server room (at work), and bedroom. I don't even use them for shoes! I put cables, adapters, and chargers in them for IT work. I put winter gloves, hats, scarves in them in the winter time. I use it for general storage (kind of a junk drawer) in my bedroom. Not one of them has broken or ripped yet, and I think I have been pretty hard on them, so they are well worth the money." —JAA Hoaas

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    39. A stainless-steel pants hanger that'll 1) save space 2) allow you to see all the pants at a glance and grab the chosen pair quickly.


    Promising review: "I have a tiny closet that I share with my husband and these seriously help so much! Our clothes look much less cluttered and more organized. They are very sturdy and well made. They are perfect for pants, sweaters and even towels." —Christina

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    40. And a best-selling book by organizational expert Marie Kondō to guide you through the life-changing process of decluttering your home.


    Promising review: "Very practical and reassuring. Try it and the result of decluttering is that you'll use more of what you already have and love. Previously, my wardrobe was full of clothes that prevented me from seeing how much I already had. You'll save money and achieve greater clarity of mind when you downsize a lot." —Christine Chia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    Give yourself a pat on the back for being so organized!

    Team Coco

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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