Oct 28, 2023
38 Organization Products For Tidying Messy Homes
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When your space starts to feel like a pig sty, tidying up can be super overwhelming — so allow me to help.
The bundlers work with damage-free adhesive.
Promising review: "I have one of these attached to almost every cord-having thing I own and for maybe $30 in total I feel like my whole life got a facelift. My stand mixer looks better on the counter and it stays clean even when everything else is a mess. My space heaters store so neatly in the linen closet. I have an HDMI cord bundled to the back of each TV. There's a bundler stuck between my car's dash and console which holds two phone chargers. Truly, especially for the price, I could not recommend something more highly." —Amber Stewart
Get the pack of six from Amazon for $12.99.
Promising reviews: "Studio apartment living doesn't provide much space for a lot of furniture or closet space, so you gotta be creative in utilizing what space you have to work with to get the type of storage you need. I use this to organize stuff needed before heading out the door: winter gloves, lint rollers, anti-static spray, face masks, reusable shopping bags, doggie piddle pads. It's worth noting that it's very sturdy, hangs straight (particularly when filled), and when needed can wipe or vacuum it. Clever invention, especially for those of us renters who are not allowed to attach shelving with hardware." —emmodiva
"I can't stop buying these! We downsized from a condo to a smaller apartment and needed a place for smaller items since we lost some drawer and shelf space. Easy to assemble, well-made, clear plastic windows on the compartments so that you can see the contents, and versatile (we will be able to use these no matter where we live, since they fit easily over a standard door). Be sure you don't discard the cardboard pieces — those fit into the sides of the compartments to stabilize them." —woonhhi
Get a set of six from Amazon for $19.87 (available in seven colors).
Promising review: "Very convenient. I'd been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn't just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn't a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket, and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them." —D. Jelte
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors and sets of one and two).
Promising review: "I wanted an expanding file holder that was not bulky, had five tabs, and was cute. And I am totally in love with this! The color is exactly how I imagined it to be! I used a Pigma Micron pen when writing on the tab labels, let it dry for a while, and it didn't smudge off like I thought it might. There are five tabs, but you can use the extra space to put in binder paper or use as an additional space for another class. Highly recommend!" —lesley
Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in five patterns).
The plastic-coated metal dividers are 12 inches tall and 3 inches wide. They don't require any installation hardware and slip easily onto standard shelving (wood, pressed board, or melamine shelving up .75 inches thick).
Promising reviews: "Easy to use and made a big difference. Love these! They saved my linen closet from being a cluttered mess. They just slide on your shelf and change your life." —Rebecca V
"These are AMAZING. I always was frustrated with trying to keep my cardigans, sweatshirts, and sweatpants from falling on top of each other on the closet shelf, and now I could not be happier. The separators actually triple the space I could use because they straighten items and eliminate unused space. Installed in a matter of minutes. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for those who need some organization in the closet, but are not sure where to start. Suitable for my wood shelves that are a little less than one inch. We live in an apartment and I wanted something to just slide off and take at the end of the lease, with no damage to the closet." —Jay
Get a set of four from Amazon for $17.99 (also available in a set of eight and twelve).
Promising review: "These bags offer a perfect solution for my storage. I was able to put my seasonal items like summer clothes, comforters, jeans, pillows, etc. I also was able to put the stuffed animals my children were playing with when they were young but I did not have the heart to throw away for sentimental reasons. I like the part that I can see through what I placed inside. Once filled up, I was able to carry it to my shed because the bags were light." —Kassandra C. Salinas
Get a pack of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors/patterns and four quantities).
Promising review: "I think this is one of the best buys I have made to help organize my living space. I used one in the laundry room for all those bottles of detergent, one in the bath next to the sink and one in my pantry for large spice jars. Very reasonably priced and quite easy to assemble, and moves around easily. I do move them carefully since the stuff I have on them is heavy." —Shinhopple
Get it from Amazon for $18.69 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "Love it! This shoe rack is a lifesaver in keeping my entryway in my apartment looking neat and organized! So happy I bought it; easy to assemble and it looks great! Highly recommend as a great way to keep shoes organized especially when you have a lot of guests visiting!" —SM
Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).
Promising review: "I was quite skeptical when I ordered this purse organizer but decided for the price, I'd go ahead and take the chance. Well! This is a winner. There's no assembly. It hooks over the clothes rod, right alongside the clothes hangers. I held my breath as I began to push through a couple of my larger purses. The larger ones protrude a bit on each end but the sling fits like a glove around the purse and prevents sliding. The smaller purses fit quite nicely. I like that my more costly bags will not be a dust catch-all now and also are protected from scratching. All in all, I'm impressed with this product and happy with this purchase. It is a space saver. I recommend it. I hope it holds up well. I think it will." —Beje
Get it from Amazon for $13.83+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "We have old cupboards, without the drawers that pull out to make access easier. Before we got this rack, our pots and pans were a jumble in a cupboard beneath the cook top. We have so much more space now that the skillets are stacked on this rack. A side benefit is that the nonstick pans don't get scratched because they aren't stacked inside one another. We love it." —Susan E.
Get it from Amazon for $14.87 (available in three colors/finishes).
This can also be used for wine bottles.
Promising review: "I got this after being influenced by others on TikTok and am so glad that I did. These worked great to organize and store all my tumblers. It even fit my 30-ounce cups, although they don't sit all the way down into the opening it still stores them. I could use one more of these in this cabinet to store the rest of my koozies and cups. I love the color, and these are made from thick, sturdy material that won't warp or break over time. So happy with this purchase!" —Heather
Get an eight-bottle holder from Amazon for $32.99 (available in six sizes and three colors).
Promising reviews: "As any parent knows, stuffed animals appear in droves and take up more space than any other toy. Every holiday, every visit somewhere, they all seem to end up eliciting a stuffed animal in return. Oh, had a playdate? Watch your child come home with their friend's old stuffed animal collection. This hammock keeps the favorite ones right at hand while you quietly smuggle the old ones out in bins. It needs a corner wall as it hangs by three hooks which are included. Stretches out pretty far so you can keep dozens of toys in it with no problems while keeping them off the bed and floor. Definitely a parent's staple item." —C. Logan
"This net is great! It was suuuuper easy to install, holds a TON of animals and a lot of weight, and stretches to accommodate all of the strange shapes it needs to hold. It's very lightweight but sturdy. Such a huge mess saver!! We've had this in my daughter's room for a couple of years. It's never fallen, torn, or broken. And this thing gets some serious traffic! We even store extra buddies on the hooks that hold up the net! This is an amazing price for something that can keep your floors mess-free!" —cree
Get it from Amazon for $12.15.
Promising review: "I have forever had problems keeping my storage lids organized. I used to keep them in a large storage container that I only used a few times a year, but whenever I needed a lid, I had to dig through the pile inside that large container. Not a good solution! I found this by accident on Amazon, and I was intrigued. I looked at the reviews and decided that for the price, it was worth the risk. When I received it, it was very simple to assemble. Included are plastic separators that snap into little slots on the sides. It was a quick and easy setup. All of my storage container lids are now housed in the organizer and fits into a nice space in my storage container drawer. So much of my time has been saved from having to dig through lids, and inadvertently dropping things and generally being annoyed by my old system. This new organizer has helped so much!" —Jami Lynn
YouCopia is a woman-owned small business that specializes in home organization products.
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in a variety of sizes and styles).
Promising review: "I bought this to add to the inside of a closet door for extra hanging options. My kids were coming in the house and dropping coats and hoodies all over or hanging them on the stair post (UGH) but this was a perfect addition to a narrow closet with shelving to give us some added hanging space. I liked it so much, I bought a second one and now all the hoodies and coats are out of sight!" —Kelly
Get it from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in two sizes, seven colors, and in two-packs).
It has four cups (two tall, one medium, and one small), a phone stand, and a sticky note tray.
Promising review: "I bought this product for my office at work. I wanted to purchase something that looked more professional than other products, and this one really caught my eye. But I have to admit the big selling point is the customization factor. There are countless options that can be configured. I'm someone who likes to mix up their office space every couple of months to keep things fresh, and this organizer is the perfect addition for me. I was actually able to use my phone while it was on the organizer thanks to the great sticky pads that came with the product that you can place on the bottom. This thing really isn't going anywhere. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase. The magnets are just strong enough, the customization is there, the rubber pads keep it all in place, and it looks great!" —One of those IT guys
The Office Oasis is a small, family-owned business that creates innovative office items that both look good and work well.
Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "These storage bags are fantastic. I live in a small apartment where storage space is at a premium. I use these to store my Costco toilet paper and paper towels so I don't need to make as many trips to the store. It keeps them in pristine condition and out of sight. The handles make them easy to pull in and out, and they fold up nicely when not in use. I'm thinking about getting two more since four will fit under my queen bed." —Kimberly Dorn
Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in three colors and sets of two, four, or six).
Promising review: "I am sure that I have washed, washed and washed again dishes that were already clean (along with dirty dishes of course). The dishwasher is not always emptied immediately after running a cycle and because of that, my family has VERY often mixed dirty with clean, and vice versa. We needed to find a way to 'remember' and this was a great solution. So glad to have this sticking on my dishwasher." —T. W. Barton
Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors/finishes).
This holds two toothpaste tubes and five toothbrushes, and comes with four magnetic cups.
Promising review: "I love this item! I saw it originally on TikTok and thought it would be perfect for our bathroom! We have one bathroom upstairs and five people who use it. This cleared up so much counter space for us! There are ventilation holes where the cups go to help make sure they dry properly. The toothpaste dispenser has really been working to get every last drop out of the tube. Would definitely recommend for a family or kids bathroom. There is also a little storage compartment behind the toothpaste that is great for extra brushes, cotton swabs, or flossers." —Sariyah J
Get it from Amazon for $16.77+ (available in three colors).
Promising reviews: "Perfect little organizer. Exactly what we needed to get the mail off the kitchen table. It holds at least a week's worth of mail. You can also use two pairs of medium Command strips to put it up instead of drilling holes. If you're going to hang keys and have mail in it I would say use more Command strips." —Erin
"Useful product that does what it's supposed to do. We love this thing. Fits our space perfectly, holds keys and incoming mail, easy to install. Exactly what I was looking for at this price. Chose it because others were too large for the slim area or too pricey. This one does the trick!" —Claire
Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in six colors).
Promising review: "Great for organizing. Bins are clear so you could easily see what you have and what you need. These are perfect addition for my refrigerator to keep items organized and within reach. They are sturdy and will last long time. Very easy to clean. Will recommend this." —Deepika
Get a set of eight bins for $21.99 (also available in sets of two, four, six, and 14, and in four different sizes).
Promising review: "TikTok made me buy this in my journey for a more organized home. I bought them not knowing exactly where I’d use them, but as I cleaned my home I found numerous uses for them and could not be happier to have them available. They are somewhat stackable for storage when not being used, but the mostly straight side allows for maximum storage and no dead space between the trays. I will be buying this set again!" —Nicole Mussler
Get the 21-piece set from Amazon for $23.39 (available in four other sizes and another color).
The smaller table fits inside the larger one, so when they're not being used you can gain some extra space.
Promising reviews: "I’m obsessed with these tables! The tall one comes high enough to enjoy coffee or to eat at. My favorite part about these tables are the storage! I love them because they don't take up a ton of room and are easy to move around! Super happy with these!" —Drew
"Absolutely love these tables. Moved into a smaller home and needed different storage options. These work perfectly for toy storage and a coffee table alternative with no sharp edges for my babies to get hurt on!" —heather
Get a set of two black tables from Amazon for $94 (also available in brown, cherry, grey, and white).
Promising review: "I had no idea I needed this until I saw it on TikTok. Listen, it's the little things that matter. This little thing saves me the headache of a laundry room mess. I love it. Fits perfectly on my liquid detergent. No more messes!" —Christina
Tidy-Cup is a woman-owned and family-owned small business founded by Julie Reinhold, who was tired of economy-sized detergent containers dripping all over her laundry room. Her ingenious little drip catchers are made in the USA and can easily be cleaned by rinsing with warm water.
Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.75.
It can be used as an end table, side table, or a nightstand!
This is basically the nightstand of my dreams. For context, I've held off for a long time on furniture with charging capabilities. I figured plain-old side tables would be more than satisfactory since I already had outlets in the wall and I didn't really need anything fancy, right? One week into owning this outlet-equipped table, and I can say that I was emphatically wrong. TBH I'd probably be more embarrassed about my huge about-face if I didn't love this thing so damn much. No more hanging off my bed like a bat to keep my phone plugged into an outlet across the room, and STILL having the charger unplug from the outlet because it's been pulled too taut. No more having to choose which device I can use from my bed while charging, because the outlet would only accommodate one at a time. And, no more dealing with the eyesore of overlapping cables criss-crossing on my nightstand. This wonder nightstand contains grooves on its sides so the top of the table can close fully without pinching the cables, hiding the sight of messy cords (and tucking away any private items you want to keep close by but not in sight).
There's tons of room on the top and bottom shelves to keep all your bedside items close, a delight for me since I like my bedside tables to hold a LOT so I have everything I need to chill before bed and in case I need ANYTHING in the middle of the night, lol. The fabric organizer is also an unexpectedly nice touch (no more misplacing my remote). Basically, I'm obsessed with this thing and I don't even want to think about a time when I didn't have it. I also think this is an amazing deal given that end tables half this size with no outlets often cost way more than this does. I'm already thinking about getting another one.
Get it from Amazon for $57.99+ (available in four colors/finishes and in packs of two).
Promising review: "This is awesome and I love it. I work from home and I’ve been trying to keep my desk free from papers. This thing is awesome! The bottom pocket is large enough for me to store my day planner. I mounted it to the wall with a Command hook and it was easy-peasy! An attractive and functional way to sort and store paper. I love having all the papers I need readily available and visible so it reminds me that they're there, but they are not overtaking my desk and irritating me." —Mandy
Get it from Amazon for $6.47+ (available in four colors).
Plus, since you'll be able to see all your polishes at a glance, it'll help prevent you from accidentally repurchasing a shade you already own.
One reviewer also used it for storing their sewing threads! It fits 48 nail polishes and has eight adjustable dividers. Reviewers write that larger bottles fit more snugly.
Promising review: "Incredibly useful way to organize bigger nail polish collections. Love it! Now have a second one ready to fill up. Totally worth it and makes them much easier to transport. Highly recommend!" —Erika Martinez
Get a 48-bottle organizer from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors and three sizes).
If you want to use this on top of your desk, the wheels come off so it can sit directly on your desktop.
Promising review: "This is an awesome little stand that holds all my office supplies safely and organized under my desk to allow more desk space for working. Really good find and value." —Kayla F.
Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).
Promising review: "Just another thing TikTok made me buy! The quality of the plastic is really great and I love that you can move the shelves as you see fit." —Reagan
Get it from Amazon for $27.99.
Promising review: "An ingenious product for unused space!" —brendakpfeil
"Beautiful product and a great way to display quilts/decorative throws if you have run out of space!" —Kristine Fox
Things Made Easy Store is an Etsy shop that specializes in bedding storage decor.
Get it from Things Made Easy Store on Etsy for $40.45 (originally $44.95).
Promising review: "I wasn't sure about this product and I didn't believe it would work, OH HOW WRONG I WAS !!!!!!!! I purchased the jumbo bags and I actually was able to place over 20 thick sweaters in one bag; three leather coats, five peacoats, and additional winter clothing into another bag. In total I had six jumbo bags in which I was able to store all my husband's and my winter clothing away, creating space and eliminating overwhelming clutter. I will definitely purchase smaller size, jumbo size, and all sizes to create more space and organize all my clothing." —VickyGener85
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in seven sizes and four quantities).
My former colleague Daniel Boan says: "This is one of those 'where has this been all my life?!' type of products. I'm a sucker for a soft hoodie, especially ever since my apartment became my office and now I can wear them 24/7. As much as I love curling up in them, hanging hoodies in the closet is SUCH a pain. They always slip right off my plastic hangers unless I zip them all the way up, so they usually just end up thrown over a random chair (or that mini elliptical I bought in March 2020 and have used a total of two times 😬). These little hook-shaped hangers are the storage miracle I never knew I needed. Now, I can just hang my sweatshirts and jackets by the hood and easily grab them when I need them — no zipping or folding necessary! Best of all, the pile of random hoodies on my chair has disappeared. I'm keeping the mini elliptical covered though."
Venalli is a Kansas-based small biz specializing in vibrant hoodies and hooks for hoodies.
Get a five-pack from Venalli on Etsy for $13.20+ (available in two colors and in packs of 10).
BTW, you can check out our list of the best shoe organizers to explore other solutions!
Promising review: "Prior to making this purchase, my family would toss their shoes in an empty diaper box that immediately invaded the entryway space. It was chaos but this product has provided a place that is close to the front door and out of the walkway. Plus I enjoy having the ability to neatly organize all of our shoes." –Cayja Vu
Get it from Amazon for $8.87+ (available in five colors).
Promising review: "I wasn't quite sure what to expect at this price point but this item has exceeded my expectations. It is sturdy, roomy, very well made, and holds a lot. I ordered it in red to brighten up my closet and am so happy with my choice. I'm using it to store my sweaters and knit tops and it's so nice to finally have everything neatly organized." —Lucy
Get a five-tier organizer from Amazon for $13.87 (available in nine colors and two other sizes).
Promising review: "I wish I'd ordered two instead of just the one. It gives me more space in my somewhat small closet. Sturdy and the compartments are roomy enough for several items on each one. I have hats on one, sweaters on another, even have a couple of purses on the other space. The rod at the bottom has sweats and jeans hanging on it. Worth the price!" —CANON - KS.
Get it from Amazon for $16.49+ (available with three or four shelves).
Promising review: "My husband and I wanted something affordable to help maximize our space in our apartment. This product did just that for us. Affordable, great quality, easy to assemble, looks great, and works well." —Jayde Wachlin
Get it from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).
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You can arrange the six cubes in the style that works best for your closet setup, whether that's on your top shelf or underneath your hanging clothes.
Promising review: "I use it in my closet for additional storage. I put heavier clothing items like bulky sweaters and jeans on the bottom and lighter items in the higher cubes. It's quite sturdy for me and my storage needs. Super easy to set up. Highly recommend for people who live in apartments. Great value and easy to dismantle and store or transport if you’re moving." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $28.69+ (available in four colors and two pack sizes).
Reviewers said it's especially helpful for kids' closets because their clothes are so small and don't take up much hanging space vertically. The horizontal bar can expand from 18 inches to the max 30 inches, and the hanging height can be adjusted by 1-inch increments.
Promising review: "This product is amazing. My kiddos are going to share a closet and this was the easiest way to get all of their things in there together. It doubled the hanging space and I was able to hang my daughter's things and move my son's items to the bottom hanging addition. How low you want it to hang is adjustable so it could go even lower if you had adult-size clothing to hang. Would definitely purchase again." —Jeanette Fite
Get it from Amazon for $16.97.
Promising review: "The perfect hanger for storing even the most slippery garments. The flocking makes it extra grippy while the narrow design means you can fit a lot into a small space. I personally bought mine with a set of clips designed to convert them into pants/skirt hangers and love the versatility. Just be aware they can be a little brittle if you're rough with them and might not be strong enough to hold extra-heavy garments." —Emris Simmons
Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $25.63+ (also available in packs of 50).
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