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Nov 07, 2023

People with nice homes (that used to be a mess) swear by these genius things

These products will help you create a space you’re proud of. If your home is a

These products will help you create a space you’re proud of.

If your home is a bit of a mess right now, you’re not alone — sometimes, life takes over and cleaning often falls to the bottom of the to-do list. Luckily, these products make organization a breeze, so you can prevent mess before it becomes an issue.

From kitchen must-haves to bathroom lifesavers, you’re sure to find your newest obsession on this list that’ll end up saving you a ton of time. Plenty of people agree that these products are complete game changers.

Instead of stashing groceries wherever they seem to fit, use these fridge organizing bins to maximize space and keep food fresher longer. Made of high-quality plastic, they're shatterproof, so kitchen mishaps won't render them unusable. You can also wash them with soap and water in between uses. These are best placed in a pantry, freezer, or kitchen cabinet for an organization that's tailored to your space.

One reviewer wrote: "So glad I ordered this set! My fridge was [always] a hot mess with jars of jelly, jars of pickles, butter, sour cream, etc that I never could find! With this set, I was able to organize all of them! I also love the egg holder!" — Kristina G. Headrick

Save the bottom of your closet from absolute chaos with this shoe organizer. Because it fits up to 16 standard pairs of shoes and four pairs of boots, you'll be able to store, protect, and keep track of all your favorite footwear with ease. Thanks to their clear vinyl covers, you can see each pair in front of you, so you won't have to rummage around to find exactly what you're looking for.

One reviewer wrote: "Ahhhh no more mess with my shoes!! It works and you can place it under your bed." — Danny and Monica Beteta

You can simply stick these shower shelves onto your wall for an instant space saver. Made of waterproof stainless steel, they won't rust or scratch over time, and they're built to last up to eight years. Even your heaviest bottles of hair product will fit; each shelf can hold up to 40 pounds, so go ahead — store all the free samples you stole from the hotel shower on vacation.

One reviewer wrote: "These things stick to any surface! Very sturdy, holds all of my products, and leaves my counters mess-free. There's so much more room in my shower! I don't even have all of them up because I bought more than I needed." — Brianna Dearborne

This battery organizer lets you power anything when you need it, from a new toy to a flashlight. With its hinged cover, you can mount it on the wall, store it in a drawer, or stash it in your garage for easy retrieval, and the transparent lid tells you at a glance which batteries you have and which ones you need. Wondering if your old batteries still work? This organizer comes with a small battery tester that'll tell you right away.

One reviewer wrote: "We used to keep all of our batteries in a gallon bag (horrible I know). When I couldn't take the mess anymore I found this battery holder. It's two-sided with a good amount of storage for each type of battery. It definitely fits more AA than anything. The battery tester works on different size batteries as well so you never have to question if a battery is dead." — Paige

If the cabinet below your sink looks like a tornado ran through it, you may be in need of this sliding storage rack. With a pull-out design that saves precious space, you can use it for toiletries, cleaning products, and medicines, so your supplies won't pile up or get out of hand. You can install it without the use of tools in a matter of minutes, and thanks to its four removable dividers, it's likely to fit most cabinets, regardless of size.

One reviewer wrote: "I love using these organizers for all the products that I have under my kitchen sink! I originally only bought two for under my sink but then soon bought another one for more organization. Under my kitchen sink used to be a cluttered mess, but now everything is organized and has its place." — Kayla Tatham

Organize utensils, accessories, or bathroom essentials with these useful drawer dividers. Made with 100% water-resistant bamboo, you can wipe them down with a damp cloth to get rid of dust or stains whenever you need. Thanks to their adjustable lengths, you can customize them to fit any drawer in your house.

One reviewer wrote: "Rarely have I been so happy with a purchase. The drawer where I keep my spatulas, big spoons, peelers, measuring cups and spoons, zester, etc. was a mess. I was using a silverware divider to try to help organize all the items, and several of them were too long for it and had to be stuffed on the side. Plus, some things stuck up when I tried to close the drawer. Switching to these drawer dividers made all the difference." — Amazon Customer

Transform your desk from a mess of papers to your dream workstation with this three-tier desk organizer. Simply pull out each tray when you need an important file, folder, or notebook, and you'll have everything right where you need it. Made with scratch-resistant steel wire mesh, it'll withstand years of wear and tear, and it's incredibly easy to assemble.

One reviewer wrote: "This fun little paper organizer has been wonderful! Easy to assemble and [it's] very sturdy! Cleaned my desk right up!" — Toni Selley

With six slots for you to store your favorite accessories, this purse organizer hangs over your closet door for easy access. Its hook comes in a standard size that should work with any door, and each clear plastic slot puts your favorite pieces in full view. Pro tip: you can also use it to store wallets, towels, or even umbrellas.

One reviewer wrote: "This is by far one of the best purchases I’ve made. The back of my door holds all of my purses two hoodies and a couple of scarves. Prior to this product, everything was all out of sorts, a massive mess where I couldn't even open the door all the way because of the bulk. It took me all of about five minutes to get it out of the bag, on the door, and my purses I put away. I am very happy to report my door now opens all the way." — amandah0gan

These airtight food containers will keep all your favorite dry goods fresh, from mixed nuts to cereal and everything in between. They come with universally sized lids that work with each container, and the clear plastic material shows you when it's time for a refill. Use the included reusable labels and chalk pen to identify each treat — the only thing they won't do is automatically refill your candy container when you run out.

One reviewer wrote: "My pantry was a mess. I saw something on craft organization so i decided to organize my pantry. They recommended using canisters. The ones that they used were a lot more expensive than these and I did not think that the quality was any better. I bought several sets. I made my own labels with a Cricut because I have a bad handwriting. I love the way my pantry looks and I can easily find what I am looking for and know how much I have. My food will stay fresher longer which is another plus. I wish I did this a long time ago." — Pickymom

Spruce up your spice cabinet with this rotating lazy Susan. Its two-tier design doubles its storage capacity, and thanks to its rotating design, you can easily access everything you store. Use it while cooking; its brushed stainless steel material prevents stains and fingerprints, even from greasy hands.

One reviewer wrote: "Great product for easily accessing a spice collection cluttering your kitchen cabinet. It's [sturdy], attractive, rotates smoothly, and accommodates a large number of spice bottles — far more than the average, immobile spice rack." — NoelleNoelle

Use this wall mount to store dustpans, brooms, and/or garden tools; its five slots and six hooks give you enough real estate to stash anything you need around the house. Its weatherproof design means you can use it inside your home or outside while you work (hello, shed maintenance), and its 35-pound weight limit means it's strong enough to carry even the heaviest tools. With all the screws and anchors you need included, it's incredibly easy to install.

One reviewer wrote: "We have a broom closet with a lot of mops, brooms, sweepers, dust pans, and it was such a disorganized mess. We saw this browsing on Amazon one day and decided to try it out. It was easy to install [on] the wall. Placing the different cleaning tools in this freed up space on the floor and led to a lot less clutter. Definitely worth getting for our closet." — Eagle Vision

Art supplies, toys, books — these cubes are perfect for hiding all sorts of clutter. They’re made from sturdy, breathable fabric, and feature sewn-in handles on the front so that it's easy to pull them out when you want something. And if you ever decide you no longer need them? You can collapse them down flat for storage.

One reviewer wrote: "The upper rack of my closet was a mess for years, I simply stacked random clothing items on the shelf and pulled down the whole pile when I needed something. With these storage cubes, different items like pants and shirts are within their own designated cube and it's super easy to pull one down and grab the item I need." — AL Arsenault

You won't need to worry about knocking over this kitchen utensil holder; its weighted base holds it down, even in case of countertop accidents. By keeping utensils close at hand, it frees up space in your drawers and cabinets, and it's surprisingly compact, considering its sizable storage capacity. Made with stainless steel, it'll match any and all kitchen decorations and it's completely shatterproof.

One reviewer wrote: "I use a lot of utensils in the kitchen, and this was PERFECT to keep everything clean and organized. My kitchen looks so put together now, and my drawers aren't a cluttered mess." — Amazon Customer

Keep your pots and pans in order with this hanging rack — its 15 heavy-duty hooks can support up to 22 pounds of kitchenware. Made of durable powder-coated iron, its extra-long design maximizes your kitchen space so you have more room to make the foods you love. When you purchase your own wall mount, you'll also receive all the mounting hardware you need, with detailed instructions that tell you how to set it up.

One reviewer wrote: "Love it. Easy to install, too. We have a large family and all of our pans were taking up so much cupboard space. I decided to get these and definitely don't regret it. They're sleek looking and make so much more room. I typically have between 8-13 pans on each rack and don't have any stability issues. Definitely recommend!" — calie smith

Lugging a huge bottle of detergent around your house or to the laundromat is no easy task; that's why this laundry detergent holder is such a huge help. Just attach the dispenser to the top of the bottle, strap it to the tray, and pour yourself the amount you need. The molded edge of the tray holds the measuring cup in place, and the detergent you pour will stay in place for a tidy wash every time.

One reviewer wrote: "With 4 people doing their own laundry, I’d get frustrated when I’d find laundry detergent pooling in the inside of the cupboard or drippings falling onto the counter below. It was a constant issue for years, but this holder solved that issue. No more dripping detergent on clean clothes or constantly wiping off the cupboard shelf. I’m so happy with this product and now my family can do laundry mess free!" — S. Artist

If you've been filling your schedule faster and faster, keep your engagements in order with this magnetic dry-erase calendar. With weekly columns and space below for notes and lists, it comes with four fine-tip markers and a big eraser, all of which will magnetize onto your fridge. You can leave plans written on the board as long as you like — it wipes completely clean without staining, no matter how long your notes have been up.

One reviewer wrote: "I bought this because I felt like I was a mess and unorganized, but not [any] more! I use it for weekly food menu and cleaning at my house, so helpful!" — Jenna M Whittemore

From iPhones to Androids to flip phones, this USB charging station powers all your devices. Not only can it charge up to five devices at once, but it'll actually detect each device individually and adjust its voltage to help reduce charging time. With its removable dividers, it'll hold up and charge even the largest of tablets, and you can take it on the road to stay fully charged while you travel.

One reviewer wrote: "This charging station is wonderful. I now have to only use one outlet plug and I have 2 kindles, [a] phone charger, phone, [and] flashlight all connected to this handy charging station. It eliminates the mess of wires and clutter. I am thinking of getting another one either for myself or as a birthday gift." — Esther Judd

Tea enthusiasts, rejoice: this tea organizer might be just what you’ve been looking for. Made with premium bamboo and a sleek acrylic lid that lets you peek at your collection, it gives you somewhere cute and convenient to store all your favorite flavors. Stash it on your counter, in your pantry, or at your desk for easy access to a delicious drink.

One reviewer wrote: "Neat tea box with clear cover and a good amount of room for the teabag packets. Got rid of many paper boxes they were originally in. More organized!!!" — Stephanie

Stack your pots and pans on this heavy-duty kitchen rack; it'll withstand high heat and water splashes without warping, rusting, or staining over time. Each one of its eight tiers is adjustable to fit your cookware, and you can even use them for baking dishes, cutting boards, and serving trays. Instead of stashing your pots like nesting dolls, you can assemble this rack in one of three DIY styles and start cooking.

One reviewer wrote: "Our pots and pans cabinet is typically a mess. We organize it and after one evening of cooking dinner, it is in disarray. We have always nested smaller pots in larger ones. Pulling one out from the bottom always results in a cascade of pots and lids. Now, it is simple! We placed our rack in the front of our largest cabinet and put less-used items behind! The rack is simple to assemble and we can readjust [it] as needed! It is VERY sturdy. Well worth the purchase!" — Eliza

From throw blankets to children's toys, this rope basket is a stylish upgrade from those cardboard storage boxes you’ve been using. It's made from 100% cotton, and features handles on either side so that it's easy to carry from room to room. Plus, you can even fold it down flat for easy storage if you ever decide it's no longer needed.

One reviewer wrote: "This basket is awesome. I was looking for a durable, sturdy but nice-to-look-at basket to store my dog's toys since I was tired of stepping on them/seeing them everywhere. This basket holds all of her MANY toys and can withstand a 42 lb pit mix puppy rummaging through it." — A. Ambruso

This adorable bean bag chair isn't just a bean bag chair — it's a storage container that'll hold all of their (or your) favorite stuffed animals. Made of 100% upholstery-grade cotton, it's fully machine washable, and its rugged handles and double-sided zippers mean it'll hold up throughout the years. Don't have kids? These bean bags are also a great place to store extra towels and linens.

One reviewer wrote: "This is the greatest invention EVER! Is your house overrun with stuffed animals like mine? I have two kids and they're obsessed! While reorganizing their basement toy room over spring break, I knew I had to do something. I found this and thought, eh. It's worth a shot. Flash forward: our end results are so amazing that I'm buying one for every single family I know. I'm not kidding." — andrea903

If you're tired of watching a pile of coats grow in your living room, you may want to snag this coat rack, which fits beautifully on your front door. Each large hook has two smaller hooks below it, maximizing storage potential. Made from stainless steel and aluminum, you can use it for more than just coats; all your winter accessories will fit beautifully on the rack. As an extra blessing for the construction-averse, you won't need to install a thing — simply slide it over the top of your door.

One reviewer wrote: "I bought this to organize my husband's work jackets. The hanger itself is quite sturdy and not bendy like some I’ve seen. It holds some very heavy jackets very well and I’m not afraid it will bend or distort. No instructions came with the piece, but it was easy enough to figure out. They even included a mini screwdriver for the screws. There were sticky pads included as well." — Amazon Customer

From bulky throw blankets to thin beach towels, these storage bags are a solid pick if you’re looking to store seasonal linens without taking up too much space. A clear window on the front makes it easy to see what's inside without having to unpack anything — and since the handles are reinforced, there's no need to worry about them tearing whenever you pull them out of storage.

One reviewer wrote: "These bags are AWESOME for storage. There is so much space to fit a bunch of things. Currently using them in my closet for extra blankets, towels, sheets, etc. and they've helped me free up so much space and get organized." — Nicole Purdum

Whether you’ve got a pet that loves to slide around the living room or you just want to prevent slips and falls, pick up these rug stickers to keep your carpets in place. It'll stick to most surfaces, including hardwood, ceramic, and marble, and you can affix it to the back of any carpet, regardless of material. Each package comes with 12 stickers, so your rugs will stick every room of the house without your having to pay extra.

One reviewer wrote: "Was sick of straightening my rugs on the wood floor day after day. Every time I’d fix them either the dogs or kids would immediately mess them up again. The under rug grip mat helped some, but really just gave me double the things to straighten. But these have been amazing! Easy to use and install and have held up against my 3 labradors running and playing overtop of the rugs." — C Sebastian Alvarado

With seven adjustable trays and 20 silicone rings, beauty gurus can store all their go-to cosmetics in this rotating makeup organizer. It rotates all the way around for easy access, and you can disassemble it in the blink of an eye when it needs a good wash. Store it on your vanity, at your desk, or by the sink, so you'll never be without the products you love.

One reviewer wrote: "My bathroom sink top and drawers were a mess with all my daily products I use and we have limited counter space, this rotating organizer with adjustable shelves was a dream to put all my face wash, daily makeup stuff, and other little daily things I use. All within reach and fits perfectly in the corner of my sink countertop so I can easily reach it and swivel it around. I like that I can customize it with the shelves and change the heights for different products." — Amazon Customer

Keep your books, toys, and blankets organized with these foldable storage bins, which you can assemble in three easy steps. Each one is specifically designed with a large capacity that helps you put away clutter and leave out the things you need. The sturdy rope handles allow you to transport the bins around your house without straining your wrists, and the metal rings around each handle prevent rips and tears.

One reviewer wrote: "These are very well made! They are great to organize my husband's closet, he had nothing before and it was a mess. Now it is all sorted out and easy to find. I would definitely purchase these again." — meeghan

Having an apothecary jar set is the best way to organize your cotton swabs, hair ties, bandages, flossers, and anything else that might take up valuable drawer space otherwise. Six jars come per set, with each one holding up to 10 ounces of product. They also come with sticky labels that you can use to further identify what's in each jar. They’re an adorable way to de-clutter your bathroom.

One reviewer wrote: "I am trying to become more organized with less clutter. These are great to have and are elegant without breaking the bank!" — Kristen

If your kitchen drawer or cabinet ever feels like a tangled mess of wires, you might be a fan of these cord organizers. They're made with a strong adhesive that'll stick to all your appliances, and you can simply wrap each cord around the device to keep it in place. They're also fully resistant to heat, so they'll stay in place without slipping or sliding, even when the kitchen gets hot.

One reviewer wrote: "I didn't know if these would really work like they were advertised or not. They 100% did not disappoint! My counter and pantry are now so much more organized, no crazy cords going all different directions. Would purchase again." — HappyGoLucky

Tired of digging through a mass of wires to find that one you need? Then consider these clips a must-have, as they not only help your wires stay organized, but they also keep them conveniently within reach. Each order includes adhesive so that you can mount them to your desk, vanity, or practically anywhere else — and you even have the choice of four colors: white, black, transparent, or multi.

One reviewer wrote: "Got these to put on end of living room end table where I use tablet and other electronics. It is rubber and easy to use to hold the usb connectors where they are within easy reach. They work much better then the hard plastic ones that have no give. I will be buying more." — brenda vincent

This stainless steel bag dispenser might be an excellent replacement for your "bag bag." You know, the big plastic bag under your sink that holds a million smaller plastic bags and is somewhat of an eyesore. With a storage capacity of 30 plastic bags, you can simply mount this dispenser on the wall and pull out a bag whenever you need one. Plus, its stainless steel material is built to last over time, and it's fingerprint resistant.

One reviewer wrote: "I attached this bag saver to the back of my sink door with Velcro strips so I wouldn't damage the wood. It has been a lifesaver and straightened up the hideous mess under the sink. Perfect little holder that doesn't take up much more and makes a LOT more room possible in other areas." — ekh39

Lost socks can be the bane of laundry day; these sock and underwear drawer dividers will help you keep track of all your favorite pairs. Each set includes three organizers: two medium boxes, each of which has 24 cells, and one large box, which has 16 cells. Made of a durable DBT fabric that won't tear or collect dust over time, it’ll ensure you don't lose any stragglers when it's time for a wash.

One reviewer wrote: "I bought these to organize my socks and underwear and it worked great! Now my drawer isn't a mess and I’m not struggling to find a pair of socks. I highly recommend this product." — S

Finding the lids that best fit your food storage containers can feel like a scavenger hunt; streamline your search with this food storage lid organizer. With six adjustable dividers, you can customize it to fit your collection, and it comes with 30 blank labels to help you identify sizes at a glance. Choose between large and extra-large sizes, depending on how many lids you want to store.

One reviewer wrote: "Just organized my entire kitchen; biggest mess was 'plastic and lids', but I'm a cook, so I NEED THEM to be useful, easy access and organized. WINNER with this lid organizer. I'd HIGHLY recommend" — Calvin Johnson MD

These pant hangers are so brilliant; with a nonslip design that keeps pants in place, each hanger holds five pieces at once, saving serious room in your closet. Plus, they're sturdy and resist rust, thanks to their high-quality stainless steel material. You get five hangers per pack.

One reviewer wrote: "Really amazing hangers. Just what I was looking for. I have had other types of hangers for scarves but they were such a mess. This keeps them flat and neat and easy to select. I ordered the five-pack and used the extras for my leggings. Perfect. I highly recommend the plastic grip option." — Barno

Now this is a product you can (literally) hang your hat on. Each hat hanger works in conjunction with the hangers you already have in your closet since all you have to do is wrap it around the spine. The stainless steel hooks won't dent or mark your hats, so you can store your favorite nostalgic baseball caps without the risk of damage.

One reviewer wrote: "My husband has a major hat collection and this has changed the game for both of us! He can always find his hats and I don't have to look at them laying all over my house!" — Taylor L. Turner

There's probably at least one place in your home where you could use an extra shelf, be it your cabinet or counter, and this shelf set is versatile enough to fit anywhere you need it. Made with smooth engineered wood and sturdy metal, each one features a beautiful minimalist design that's sure to match your decor. You can stack them, nest them, or place them side by side; whichever you choose, you’ll be glad you have them.

One reviewer wrote: "I’m really happy I got this because my WFH space has been a mess. Previously I was using books and a kid tea set box to hold up my laptop so this is a huge improvement." — Cristina

This can rack organizer will absolutely change your pantry game. It can hold up to 36 cans at once, and its tilted design keeps them right at your fingertips without falling off, thanks to the safety guardrails that run along the edge. With six adjustable dividers, you can tailor each column to fit your culinary needs.

One reviewer wrote: "My cans have been a mess for quite a while, so I finally ordered this and am kicking myself for not buying one sooner. Haha I love it, it makes me happy every time I see my cans." — Tanner O

A shower hook is a great way to give a "home" to your loofahs and brushes. These hooks are easy to install and don't cause any damage. If you no longer like where the hook is, you can easily move it and try another location. These are meant to stick on smooth tiles and glass surfaces, and each hook can hold up to 11 pounds.

One reviewer wrote: "I love these colorful suction cups. They hold my loofah and sponges. Finally, no more mess in the shower!" — Maria Bruno

Not only is this ottoman made from stylish faux leather, but it also features a ton of hidden storage space on the inside — just lift up the top and see for yourself. The best part? With a weight limit of up to 250 pounds, you can also use it as a seat for guests in a pinch.

One reviewer wrote: "I love this because it helps me organize my vanity area and it looks nice. I do use mine in my bathroom area to hold makeup, hair accessories, nail polish, etc so it doesn't take up my counter space or the drawers." — Jenn

Got a mass of bulky wires sitting out in plain sight? Then this cable management box is definitely worth a look. Not only does it keep those wires hidden, but it also features ventilation holes along the top to help keep your power strips and bricks from overheating. Choose from two colors: white or black.

One reviewer wrote: "This is a great size for my desk - it fits my extension board and my Microsoft surface docking unit along with at least 15 different types of wires and adapters inside! It's made with sturdy material and looks sleek - highly recommend it." — NB

With its adjustable shelves that can hold up to 15 pounds, this organizer is a smart pick for anyone looking to keep their water bottles from rolling around. The nonslip feet on the bottom help keep it from shifting around — and you can easily use it in cabinets, out on your countertop, or even inside your fridge. It's that versatile.

One reviewer wrote: "These help save so much cabinet space! The shelf only holds maybe 4-5 bottles on each shelf, depending on which size you get, but it does help make things easier to find in the cabinet, and it organizes it so much better! We have had no issues with durability, and they seem to be made well!" — Taylor B.

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