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I get lots of questions about how I keep my house organized, so today I'm sharing ten of my favorite organizing products that I use every day to keep my house tidy and clutter-free.
If you're tired of being overwhelmed by the messy state of your stuff, and you need easy ways to store and use your everyday items, this one is for you.
1. Matching Hangers
Mommie Dearest was on to something when she bellowed that iconic line, “No wire hangers, EVER!”
Wire hangers aren’t just unattractive; they’re also rough on your clothes because they stretch them and make those pointy little shoulder puckers that are hard to smooth out.
Not to mention how annoying it is when the hanger hooks get all tangled and jumbled together on the closet rod, making it hard to look through your clothes and quickly find something to wear.
If you want your closet to look and feel cleaner and more organized, invest in high-quality, matching hangers. These beauties will give your closet an instant facelift and make your wardrobe much easier to look through.
There are all types of colors, sizes and finishes available. I use the “velvety” ones. What I love about them is that they’re super slim so they don’t take up a lot of space. That’s important if you either have a small closet or you’ve got lots of clothes (like I do). Another great feature of the velvet hangers is that the surface keeps clothes from slipping off.
Bonus Tip: If your budget is tight, buy matching hangers one box at a time and gradually phase out your old ones.
2. Shelf Dividers
These shelf dividers changed the game for me. I have open shelves in my laundry room, and the supplies kept falling off the ends.
I got tired of fishing the box of dryer sheets out from behind the washing machine, so I slid a couple of these dividers on the ends of the shelves and…problem solved.
You can use these dividers in closets to keep stacks of clothes nice and neat as well. And one of my favorite ways to use these dividers is to keep purses upright and tidy.
It’s so much easier to see your handbags and pick one out when they aren’t shuffled together in a messy pile.
Buy it: Lynk Tall Shelf Dividers
Bonus Tip: If you’re short on space, don’t forget to look up—there’s probably some vertical space that you haven’t taken advantage of. Try adding an extra shelf, even if it’s a small one, to use all the space you’ve got.
3. Two-Tier Storage Baskets
I don’t know about you, but I love me some beauty products! So I need a storage solution that keeps everything tidy and accessible—but out of sight when I’m not using it.
If you’re having trouble keeping your bathroom cabinets organized, try a 2-tier storage basket. I love these because they hold a lot of products, the 2-tier design is space-saving and it fits perfectly inside most cabinets.
I prefer under-cabinet baskets like these over stackable bins because these are easier to slide out and reach into.
I also use these baskets under my kitchen sink because they’re awesome for cleaning supply storage.
Bonus Tip: Always read the description before buying storage solutions to check the product dimensions. Then, measure the area where you plan to put it to make sure it will fit.
4. Cosmetics Organizer
If your bathroom vanity has more makeup than a department store cosmetics counter, I’ve got a solution for you. Try a cosmetics bin like this one that has little tote handles on the ends.
I love these because my vanity has drawers, so I can pull these bins out, apply my makeup, then put the bin back in the drawer to keep everything out of sight.
Bonus Tip: Makeup can get messy, so for easier cleaning, try plastic storage instead of metal. Mild soap and water—and a little bit of white vinegar—breaks up makeup nicely and rinses easily. With metal cosmetic bins, it’s hard to clean them without worrying about creating rust or peeling.
5. Expandable Cutlery Tray
Ever tried a cutlery tray but still ended up with a messy drawer? The type of tray you bought could be the problem. That’s why I love this expandable tray because you can adjust the sides to maximize the space in your drawer.
I also prefer this one over the wooden types because the grip material keeps your flatware from sliding all over the place. And I love that it’s easy to wash and dry.
Bonus tip: Look for BPA-free plastics when you’re shopping for products that will come in contact with your cookware, dishes and flatware.