We may be in the midst of a tidying renaissance. Thanks to Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, cleaning the house and keeping it decluttered has undergone the ultimate rebranding, from a long-neglected chore to an Insta-worthy bragging right!
Where should you start on your own tidying journey? The best methods for how to be organized at home all depend on your family’s daily needs. Whether it’s an entryway mess that needs addressing, fridge storage that should be figured out, or a way to keep better track of your own personal to-do lists, there are a lot of helpful tools out there to help keep everything in its proper place. Here are 100 amazingly efficient items that can help get every corner of your space (and subsequently, your life) totally organized!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Before you dive into decluttering, read up on what exactly the KonMari Method entails, in Marie Kondo’s best-selling book. While it dispenses much of the same practical tidying wisdom covered in the show, it also addresses the emotional connection we have to the things that we own.
The book is also peppered with personal anecdotes from Kondo that help illustrate various scenarios for readers who are apprehensive about tackling certain areas of the home.
Whitmor Shark Collapsible Cube
Fabric storage cubes are a fun and easy way to curtail the clutter in your kid’s playroom. This 10-by-10-inch shark design even has a mesh front, so that you can see the contents when the cube is stowed on a bookshelf!
mDesign Food Storage Container Lid Holder
So many lids, so little time. Whether you diligently save every takeout container, or you’ve got a brand-spanking new Tupperware set that you’re obsessed with, chances are, their loose lids are always spilling out of your cabinets. Put a lid on this madness with this genius plastic holder, which keeps lids of all sizes stacked neatly together, so you’ll always know where to find them.
HomePop Velvet Button-Tufted Round Storage Ottoman
Is a trip across the house to grab some extra remote batteries the norm? Keep essentials like bottle openers, duct tape, and a pair of scissors all conveniently on hand and neatly stowed away in this elegant accent ottoman.
STORi Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers (Set of Six)
How do you tell an organized home from one that’s just faking it? Open up the drawers. If every drawer is just a dumping place for junk, they’re not being used to their full organization potential. These clear drawer organizers are a great way to help compartmentalize smaller items so that they can be easily located.
Use them throughout the home for tidying up your makeup, desk accessories, and even kitchen tools and spices.
Umbra Hub Ladder
A smart storage solution for a living room with plenty of wall space, this blanket ladder provides easy access to all of your cozy-weather throws. The two-tone build looks modern and chic, and the protruding rungs are yet another place for draping blankets or shawls.
YouCopia Tea Stand
Tea drinkers tend to have boxes of tea bags cluttering up their pantries, or loose packets scattered in drawers and shelves throughout their kitchen. Corral the collection together with this 100-bag organizer, so you can peruse your entire selection without having to dig!
FEZIBO Standing Desk Converter
If screen time can’t be avoided in your work at home, opt for this standing desk converter to let you stretch your legs while you scroll. This two-tiered steel unit gives your monitors and keyboard a 20-inch boost, while also providing a considerable 35-inch-wide tabletop to work off of. What’s great is that this piece extends vertically, so you don’t have to clear the desktop or move your things out of the way in order to raise or lower it.
Deco Brothers Pan Organizer Rack
One reviewer calls this pan organizer “a minor investment for my sanity,” and we think that’s a pretty solid endorsement. The beauty of this unit is that it allows you to store pans vertically or on their side, depending on the kind of cabinet space you have, so that they’re more easily accessible.
Merry Products Hidden Cat Litter Box Enclosure
As cute as your kitten is, their litter box can be a total eyesore. Small-space dwellers may not have the luxury to relegate it to a secluded area in the house, but this unit lets you hide it in plain sight! The enclosure not only provides extra surface space in the bathroom, but it also keeps the smell to a minimum, and it gives your cat easy access to the pan inside while letting them do their business in private!