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    38 Things That’ll Help You Live Your Most Organized Life In 2018

    It's officially time to put your life in order.

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    1. A makeup organizer so you don't have to dig through piles of products to find the mascara you're looking for.

    Promising review: "My bathroom was so unorganized. I couldn't ever seem to find anything I needed when I needed it. Just washing my face was a hassle because, with everything scattered everywhere, I am always knocking stuff in the sink. Well not anymore. This is exactly what I needed! My husband is happy with it, too, because my stuff is no longer just everywhere! This fits perfectly in the middle of most standard double sinks. Really glad I purchased." —Krystal Verret

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A magnetic meal planning pad that'll 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: "This works perfectly for planning out my weekly meals. I use it generally just for supper, as this seems to be the most challenging meal in our house to try and figure out. After a long day at work/school/daycare, it seems nobody in our family can decide on what to eat. I sit down and figure it out a couple weeks ahead at a time. It takes the stress out of figuring out supper meals! I love the detachable shopping list on the side. As I'm figuring out the menu for a particular week, I can quickly jot down the items needed for meals." —Triauna

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. 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.

    4. A set of stackable drawers made for collecting your coffee pods and tea bags (or any other small, miscellaneous items that create clutter).

    You can also use these to organize non-food items!

    Promising review: "Using them for tea bags. I buy four varieties, and this keeps them very accessible and tidy. No more fumbling through boxes in the morning!" —Michael Lightfoot

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.99.

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

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

    6. 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.

    7. 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 $14.90.

    8. 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 $2.97.

    9. 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 $15.38.

    10. A magnetic strip that's the sleekest way to organize your knives. It's more space-saving than a knife block!

    You can mount this to the wall or stick it on a metal surface, such as the side of the fridge!

    Promising review: "We have a small kitchen with limited counter space. We didn't want a knife block taking up precious space, and we didn't want our good knives in a drawer. This magnetic knife holder was the perfect solution. My husband put it up in minutes, and it looks nice, as well as having a place to put our knives within reach. We really like this product." —Skyland Ranch

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two lengths).

    11. A metal rack can 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 $14.97+ (available in two colors).

    12. 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 two sizes and colors).

    13. A tank top/bathing suit hanger that'll make tops with thin straps easier to spot in a jam-packed closet.

    Promising review: "I love the crap out of this thing! I have so many camis that I use as undershirts for work, and they were always being folded up and crammed into a drawer, taking up way too much space. After putting away half of my shirts on this two-pack, I knew I needed to buy another pack! It's so easy to take the shirts on and off. This organizer is perfect for my needs in freeing up a drawer and taking up little space in my closet." —Tessa

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.29.

    14. A double hamper so you can 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 $39.96 (available in four colors).

    15. 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 $7.33.

    16. A shower caddy that'll keep your bath products from cluttering up the tub rim or shower floor.

    Promising review: "We always seemed to have shampoo and conditioner bottles all over the shower. This really helped us tidy things up. So far all shapes/sizes containers we use easily fit. Made bath time so much easier since now the kids aren't trying to play with shampoo bottles in the bath. Love the color!" —Becky G.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

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

    Promising review: "Ordered one for my daughter for Christmas — both she and I LOVED this trunk organizer. I recently ordered one for myself. Great to have grocery items and other things we throw in our trunk nestled into a confined space. This organizer will work great for most of us, plus the value for the money is exceptional!" —S. D. Ruiz

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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

    Each set includes two large storage bags, one medium cloth storage bag, two small storage bags, and one shoe bag.

    Promising review: "These are great for organizing for trips! I like that I can remove a whole section to get to something underneath it, without having to refold a million things afterward. The see-through mesh makes it easy to find everything." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.59 (available in eight colors).

    19. A wall-mount grocery bag dispenser so you can collect and reuse plastic grocery bags without filling up entire kitchen cabinets with them.

    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 $14.97.

    20. 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.

    Promising review: "Great quality containers for baking essentials; looks great on our stainless-steel floating shelves. All the extra features like the leveler for the flour, brown sugar stone, and shaker for the smallest container, for example, make this product well worth the price. Seals nicely, too, and the modular pieces look neat and tidy." —Taylor Prell

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $35.99.

    21. 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 $21.97.

    22. 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 $29.98.

    23. An adjustable kitchen drawer organizer to give every spoon and fork a designated spot.

    Promising review: "With the adjustable piece that pulls easily out of the side, this item is great for flatware and bulky things like a can opener or wine opener. It is clear plastic and makes the drawer (which is white) look really clean." —Karo

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $24.99.

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

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the holder. Holds our broom, Swiffer, and duster very well. Helped organize my pantry and freed up floor space." —swtcountrygrl77

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    You can also use the trash can as storage space!

    Promising review: "This is the best of the bunch that I looked at. It's not super complicated with bags and compartments and such, just two mesh pockets for bottles, a tissues compartment, and one big compartment for trash. I actually use the big compartment as a catchall for little toys and a can of disinfectant wipes. I have a small car, and I love how it only covers the top half of the seat back, so it won't interfere with the kids' legroom in the back." —Tempuraki

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

    26. A key and mail organizer with a dry-erase board to keep in the entryway. You won't have to scramble to find the keys, and you'll also be able to leave a message for yourself or your roomie.

    Promising review: "Perfect for by the door. Helps tremendously with organization and knowing exactly where the keys are. I can leave notes for my family i.e. 'Walking dog' and 'Went jogging.'" —Art3bp

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

    27. A spice rack (jars and labels included) that'll easily fit in any cabinet or on the countertop.

    Promising review: "A nicely designed spice rack! It is pretty sturdy — the rack doesn't shake while trying to take out the canisters, and it keeps your spices organized as labels are provided for each of the canisters. What I love the most is that it is extremely compact and sits neatly on my counter!" —AB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    28. A dry-erase calendar for keeping track of birthdays, holidays, and important events. You can tack receipts and mementos on the cork section!

    Get it from PBteen for $129 (available in two colors). Check out similar ones on Amazon here and here.

    29. A box for hiding away the power strip and unruly cables.

    Promising review: "What can I say? I can shove my power strip, my cable wires, etc. in this and all you can see is the ends that need to go to the outlets or TV/cable box. Basically, it does its job and I love it! No complaints here!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Wayfair for $33.99 (available in three colors). Check out similar ones on here and here.

    30. An adorable toy chest to keep your kiddo's books and stuffed animals out of sight.

    Promising review: "These 3 Sprouts toy chests are just too adorable for words! You do not have to worry about the lid falling on your child or grandchild as they are soft and so perfect for these little tots to maneuver and fill and un-fill by themselves. Highly recommend this product. They come with an assortment of animals on the front. Too precious and perfect." —MLC

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 10 designs).

    31. A stainless-steel pants hanger that 1) saves space 2) allows you to see all the pants at a glance and grab the chosen pair quickly.

    These are also great for scarves or leggings!

    Promising review: "I bought it for my husband’s jeans, which were basically snapping our hangers in the closet, and it has been fantastic! It holds everything in place, doesn’t bend, and his jeans are all in one place!" —C. Aparicio

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    32. A glove compartment organizer so you can easily find all the important documents (insurance, registration, manual) 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 $15.74.

    33. 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: "As someone who works from home two days per week and has a cramped working area, this is the best organizational folder ever. It comes with labels but also perfectly fits the Avery long labels so I was able to print them from my computer. I hang the file and have easy, quick access to all of my most important documents. I love being able to compact it into a portable file organizer. The bottom has a calendar holder that I also use." —MissJinny

    Get it from Amazon for $10.10 (available in two colors).

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

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.99. Check out a similar one on Amazon here.

    35. A wall-mount coat hanger that doubles as wall art when not in use. The hooks can be flipped up and hidden!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing! I have a long foyer/hallway wall, and I needed an area to hang coats when we have guests, but I didn't want to stare at an ugly coat hook on that wall all the time. This was the PERFECT solution! It looks beautiful on the wall — like a contemporary sculpture. You don't even realize it's a coat rack. This is the neatest way I've ever seen to hang coats. I can't say enough about it." —n2flipn

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    36. A handbag insert to save you from the agony of dumping out the entire contents of your bag 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 $9.99+ (available in three sizes and 23 colors).

    37. An over-door shoe organizer for anyone who has a lot of footwear but very little storage space (me).

    You can also use this to store other things, like cleaning supplies!

    Promising review: "This is great. I have a bit of a shoe problem, and this helps keep it from taking over my closet. I have one for my bedroom door, one for my closet door, and one for my bathroom door (where I keep hair products, extra soap, etc). It's nice and sturdy and neat-looking." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57.

    38. A best-selling book by organizational expert Marie Kondō that'll 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 $9.89.

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