15 Organizational Products That Will Change Your Life
Spring is fully underway, which means you might be feeling that itch to get rid of old clothes in your closet or start rearranging spices and cans in the kitchen pantry. But, as we all know, the cleaning part of the equation is simple — it’s having to create a system to keep things organized after that proves to be the most challenging.
Luckily, there are tons of handy products made specifically to help you get your stuff in order — no matter how small or big those items may be. Here are 15 of the most ingenious, innovative, and affordable — under $40 — organizational products that just might change your life (or at the very least, help put some order into your da to day).
Some bathroom caddies offer you an extra shelf, but this little guy? You’ll get two towel rods, five drying hooks, a magnetic soap rack, a phone stand, and yes, that extra shelf. It has a strong adhesive (that can hold up to 26 pounds of product!), so you don’t have to worry about drilling holes into your walls. It also comes in three different colors, so you can pick the one that best matches your bathroom aesthetic.
Shop: iHEBE Adhesive Bathroom Shelf Storage Organizer, $27.49, available at Walmart
What does your current pan storage situation look like? Unless you have one of these, it’s likely a stack of skillets and griddles precariously piled on top of one another. This simple tool can fit easily into your cabinets and create more space by allowing you to stack your pans on top of one another (or side by side, if you place it horizontally).
Shop: Pan Organizer, $15.49, available at Zulily
Whether it’s spices, pens, or cleaning supplies, this small-but-mighty mesh organizer is here to help. It’ll conveniently fit in your pantry, on your bookshelf, or underneath your bathroom counter and keep whatever items you have in mind in order. And because it’s mesh, you’ll still be able to see all of its contents.
Shop: Silver 2-Drawer Mesh Organizer, $19.99, available at The Container Store
If you’ve run out of space on your kitchen counters, cabinets, or drawers, don’t worry — this genius organizer is magnetic and can be placed right on your fridge! You can display photos and recipes or use it as a place for outgoing mail and grocery lists.
Shop: Tosca Magnetic Recipe Wall Mail Organizer with Wall Baskets, $36.99, available at Wayfair
Perhaps you’ve run out of space on your nightstand or you don’t have room for one in your bedroom. Consider getting one of these chic bedside tray organizers that easily attaches to most bed frames or rails. There are little slots for your phone, tablet, or notepads and plenty of room for a glass of water and a couple of books.
Shop: Lavish Home- Eco-friendly Clamp-on Bamboo Bedside Tray Organizer, $26.95, available at Walmart
Notes can easily get mixed up with your daily to-do list, defeating the whole purpose of trying to stay on top of your work. This modern memo display is made up of a gold-tone frame, which allows you to stick adorable acrylic magnets on top. Checking your agenda has never looked so chic.
Shop: RUSSELL + HAZEL Acrylic Memo Display, $34, available at Target
This isn’t your grandma’s jewelry box. This white lacquer rendition from West Elm not only looks like a piece of art with its gold accents, but it’s also extremely useful — it features tiny compartments, perfect for all of your earrings, rings, and necklaces, as well as a mirror on the bottom of the lid so you can see what they look like on you. It’s also stackable, so buy another and expand your sleek storage space.
Shop: Modern Lacquer Jewelry Box, $39, available at West Elm
There’s no need to get fancy when it comes to organizing your spices. All you need is a sturdy, well-made rack like this. It lets you see all of your spices at once while giving each of them a secure spot so they won’t spill all over the place. Plus, it’s expandable, so you can add to your growing collection without feeling like you’re cluttering your kitchen cabinets.
Shop: SleekDine Bamboo Expandable Spice Rack, $25.99, available at Overstock
Everyone can use a little more space in their hall closet or cabinets. Add this over-the-door organizer to fit a few more items, whether it's cleaning supplies, toilet paper, or those other knick-knacks that need a home. It also has a rod so you can hang a towel or blanket.
Shop: Kitchen Cabinet Over the Door Organizer - Made By Design™, $14.99, available at Target
Tea and coffee lovers need this organizer box. Store all of your tea bags, coffee pods, and sugar and salt packets so you can easily find them when you’re in a rush to make a cup in the morning. Of course, you don’t have to use it for tea or coffee either. Put it on your vanity as a place to store your makeup or in the bathroom for cotton rounds and Q-tips.
Shop: mDesign Compact Plastic Tea Storage Organizer Caddy Tote, $20, available at M Design
If you follow any beauty influencers, then you’ve likely seen their vanities filled with clear acrylic drawers. This particular one from Sephora includes one medium drawer and two smaller drawers, which can fit everything from your favorite eyeshadow palettes to your lipsticks.
Shop: Clear 3-Drawer Makeup Organizer, $22, available at Sephora
Your underwear and socks may not take up much space in your drawer, but things can still get a little messy. This box has 12 little compartments to store your smaller intimates. One large compartment on the right can fit larger pieces like bras or t-shirts. It can fit in a larger drawer or slide onto a closet shelf.
Shop: Underwear Storage Box, $7.95, available at Romwe
Yes, these are just tins, but they come highly recommended by the queen of organizing herself, Marie Kondo. These colorful metal storage tins have an airtight seal, so you can use them to store pantry items (like coffee, rice, and pasta). Not only will they keep your food more fresh for longer, but they also look way cuter and neater than their original clunky packaging.
Shop: Hay Joyful Metal Storage Sowden Tins, $36, available at KonMari
Make more room on your office desk with this sturdy monitor riser made out of bamboo. It features built-in slots for your pens, cell phone, sticky notes, and coffee mug. You’ll also help relieve some strain in your neck by elevating your computer monitor. What’s more, it’s less than $20. Need we say more?
Shop: Bamboo Monitor Stand Riser, $19.95, available at New Egg
If you’re not a fan of those clear makeup organizers and prefer something more elegant, consider this gold lipstick holder. There are 12 compartments for your lipsticks, glosses, or even makeup brushes. It'll add instant glamour to any vanity.
Shop: Fleur Lipstick Holder, $24, available at Anthropologie