15 Items That Will Keep You Organized at Home!

A little organization never hurt nobody!

Aug 24, 2017
An organized home

A clean and organized home means a clean and organized mind. (Prostock-studio / Shutterstock.com)

Anyone can enjoy and maintain an organized home--like most habits, organization takes a little bit of effort and a strong sense of commitment. Gone are the mornings running around, trying to remember where you placed your keys. And those closets that never seem to stay neat and tidy? We’ve got just the solution. With plenty of available styles, patterns, shapes, and structures--not to mention an entire store devoted to tidiness (you’re the best, Container Store)-- there’s a method for everyone looking to straighten up their space. Check out these 15 items that will keep you nice and organized!

1. SHELF DIVIDERS

Whether you opt for clear, acrylic or metal shelf divider, these will keep your sweaters, tees, sweatshirts, and everything else neatly folded and aligned. The Container Store’s versions are perfect for a streamlined, no fuss look.

2. LABELED BOXES

Things such as toys, craft supplies, or even paperwork can be stashed inside labeled boxes and taken out as needed. This corral clutter around your home and there are plenty of visually appealing options.

3. DRAWER ORGANIZERS

Say goodbye to junk drawers! Or at least to disorganized junk drawers. While it’s great for the kitchen, you can also use it anywhere in the house. Find one that has a few separate compartments and never think about where your scissors are again.

4. CORD CLINCH

If you’re anything like us, we’re constantly battling our tangled mess of cords heaped into a pile on the floor. Not anymore. Oxo’s Cord Clinch keeps all your cords within easy reach and eliminates the messy pile we’d rather not look at.

5. CABINET LAZY SUSAN

If you have a corner cabinet in your kitchen and a seemingly endless collection of canned and jarred items, this is the organization hack for you. The Knape and Vogt 2 Tier Lazy Susan keeps cabinets neat, and everything is accessible with a turn of the shelves.

6. STACKABLE JARS

Always know exactly what you have on hand with these stackable jars from Brabantia. Keep flours, cereals, chips, pretzels, and other dried goods tucked away. Bonus points if you whip out the label maker.

7. UTENSIL HOLDER

A great way to keep your kitchen tools organized is by using a utensil holder. Wayfair has dozens of options that would look great on just about any countertop as does Bed, Bath & Beyond.

8. KEY DISH

Stash this little dish on a table right by your door, or place it somewhere you have to pass before leaving your home so you always know where to find your key. Make your own version using a small bowl you already own, or check out Etsy for a wide variety of options.

9. SERVING TRAYS

Yes, these are great for serving. You know what else they’re good for? Organizing your bathroom products, wet bar options, or vanity items. Show off your products in a decorative tray, like the picks at Joss&Main.

10. DESKTOP ORGANIZERS

For when you need those important papers to be well within reach. Preferably on your desk, with a few different trays that organize your documents. One trip to the Container Store and you’ll never succumb to paper piles again.

11. BOOKCASE, OR STANDING SHELVES

Repurpose an antique shelf or head over to Target and pick out a piece that will complete any room, and show off your belongings in style. We like the versatile Darley Shelf Trestle Bookshelf.

12. LAUNDRY ORGANIZER

Yes you could throw your dirty clothes into a hamper. Or you could use this laundry organizer that has three compartments: one for darks, lights, and delicates. Wash and go made extremely easy.

13. JEWELRY ORGANIZER

Whether you prefer a board, a tray, teacups, or an acrylic organizer, separate and keep your jewelry tangle free with one of these designs from Etsy. Not having to untangle your necklace from your earrings and bracelet will save you tons of time.

14. A DISH DRYING RACK

One for your dishes and one to store all those plastic container lids that have a match somewhere in the depths of your kitchen cabinet or drawer. Step 1: match your lids with the containers. Step 2: Place the lids in the rack. Step 3: Easily locate your tupperware!

15. BASKETS

Ina Garten uses baskets to store her half sheet pans. You could place one or two in your bedroom and store sheets or blankets. Nothing like the sight of a neatly folded blanket in it’s place, right? Wicker, woven, wire, the choice is yours.

REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR
Rebecca is passionate about reading, cooking, and learning about people doing good in the world. She especially loves writing about wellness, personal growth, and relationships.