The best methods for how to be organized at home all depends 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, here are 100 items that help get your space (and subsequently, your life) totally organized!
If note-taking is a large part of your day, and writing things down helps you better retain the information, consider investing in this smart notebook from Rocketbook. This crowd-funded pick contains 36 reusable pages that you can fill up with text or sketches, and then transfer them wirelessly to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, or another digital destination by scanning the page with your smartphone. The notebook can be used with real Pilot FriXion pens and highlighters — just wipe the pages clean with a damp towel when they fill up to use them over and over again. Users (particularly students) love being able to instantly save their notes without wasting paper.
This sleek lunchbox set may be pricey, but . The outer case is constructed of bamboo and a durable polymer material for easy (and mess-free) commuting purposes, while the inside gives you bento-like compartmentalization with three BPA-free plastic storage containers. It even includes chopsticks, so you never have to go rifling for a fork in the office pantry!
How many hours of your life have been spent digging through a bag for the most minuscule item? Put a stop to the never-ending hunt for lip balm with this handy purse organizer — it's equipped with numerous pockets and compartments, so all of your on-the-go items have a designated home, and you'll always be able to reach right for what you need. Available in three different sizes, this felt pick is available in eight different shades to better match (or contrast with) the inside of your purse.
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.
$30 for set of four
The next best thing to having custom-made cabinetry is divvying up the drawers in your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom with these bamboo dividers. These spring-loaded tension rods affix to the inside of a drawer to better organize and display the items stowed inside.
$13 for set of six
Leftovers never looked so good. Rubbermaid's Brilliance line of food storage containers is one of the most intelligently designed options out there — from their microwave-safe build that allows you to vent the lids to the rounded shapes that fit together seamlessly in storage. The lids also snap on tightly, so you can transport without any leakage. Made from sturdy, stain-free plastic, this set is also dishwasher- and freezer-safe.
may not ever want to part with their cherished reads ... but the bookcase itself could use some streamlining. The Sapien bookshelf is a 10-shelf unit that stacks books in a neat vertical column, and it only takes up a 14-inch-wide footprint in a room. When packed to capacity, the shelf seems to disappear, and it becomes an instant conversation piece.
The top-rated (and undated!) Panda Planner includes daily, weekly, and monthly pages, all designed with the goal-oriented user in mind. It helps break big goals into action items, and it lets you get as granular as you'd like with your long-term planning. Users love that this planner includes space for daily affirmations and personal priorities — it's more self-care-focused than similar goal-setting agendas.
Those lesser-used spices have a frustrating tendency to get lost in the back of your cabinet. Keep your inventory easily on display with this adjustable three-tiered rack that pulls down for easy access. This rack is not only useful for condiments, but it also stores pill bottles and toiletries conveniently as well.
If you do your best work in bed, make your reclined workspace a little more organized with this contoured lap desk. Not only is the tapered microbead-filled cushion comfortable for resting on your legs, but the surface itself has more functionality than your average bed tray. A raised lip at the bottom prevents your laptop or tablet from sliding down, a small slot at the top holds your phone at the ready, and the elastic band on the corner straps down paper and writing utensils, so you don't have to get up every time you need them.
Don't degrade the quality of your delicate sweaters by hanging them — keep them folded up front-and-center in this five-tier organizer. The extra storage potential you gain for your lightweight knits is well worth the precious rack space it takes up.
Instead of installing more shelves in your space, mount this metal wire-frame wall grid and hang pans, cooking utensils, pictures, or even desk supplies from S-hooks or its included nine clips. Available also in lavender, green, gold, and copper colors, it reduces the clutter while looking extra-cool.
If you're an organization-obsessive who's looking to level up your planner use, give bullet-journaling a try. This dotted notebook allows you to create grids to help track your habits, budgets, diets, and even your personal calendar if you so choose! Check out on the myriad ways that bullet journaling can help organize (and improve!) your life.
How genius is this? Make your next grocery run a little more organized (and way more green!) with the Lotus Trolley Bag Set. Once you're in the check-out line, these velcro-attached bags loop right on to your grocery cart, open up like an accordion, and let you place items neatly into their own bags. There's even an included cooler bag, and slots to keep eggs bundled safely together in transit. Then, just detach them to load up your trunk. If you'd like to see the Lotus Trolley Bags in action, on them!
Stocking up on canned goods when they're on sale ensures that you'll always have the makings of a meal on hand. Better for storing in a large pantry than in a cupboard, this large-sized can rack helps to keep your nonperishables easily accessible.
If you've invested in , take better care of your blades by ditching the block. This in-drawer walnut-wood tray from Williams-Sonoma is lined with cork and rubber composite, allowing users to place knives safely into the slits, without dulling them.
Free, available for and
For all of those with a multi-tasking project-manager mindset, Trello is a great app that keeps all of your to-dos (as well as your team's or family's) in one convenient place. It allows you to delegate responsibilities and check out in real time which tasks need to get done, whether you're planning a vacation, a home project, or coordinating tasks with a remote-based team.
Tea drinkers usually have boxes of tea bags cluttering up their pantries, or loose packets scattered in drawers and shelves throughout their kitchen. Corral it together with this rotating tea bag organizer, so you can peruse your selection without having to dig!
A no-brainer essential for every household, this is the only silverware organizer you'll ever need. Store your standard flatware pieces neatly in the five slots, along with any miscellaneous utensils in the sixth.
Give your growing collection of lotions and a proper display with this two-tiered mirrored stand from Pottery Barn. The 15-inch-wide piece sits prettily on your countertop or vanity, and it lets you see and access them more easily.
$20 for 24 pads
Where would the uber-organized household be without Post-It Notes? Whether for labeling food in the fridge, scrawling grocery lists, sticking on reminders in conspicuous places, or even just to use as makeshift bookmarks, their vibrant colors and sticky backing make them perfect for posting up just about anywhere.
Whether you have a backyard shed or a tiny studio apartment, there's a bike storage method to fit any household, and this 83-inch-high bike rack can actually fit in either space. It leans against or mounts to a wall, letting you stow two bikes at home without taking up much floor space.
There's no doubt by now you've at least heard of the KonMari Method, but perhaps you've still been too intimidated to put Marie Kondo's organization wisdom into practice. Her newly released manga condenses the guidelines from into a more easily digestible visual narrative format. This quick, quirky read is filled with practical organizing advice for even those of us who have clutter at home mostly under control.
Is a trip across the house to grab some extra remote batteries the norm? Keep junk-drawer essentials like bottle openers, duct tape, and a pair of scissors all conveniently on hand and neatly stowed away in this elegant accent ottoman.
What to do with your collection of assorted pot lids? Instead of having to noisily rifle through a pile in your pantries, store them on this vertically mounted lid rack, so you can grab each one as you need it.
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.
We're guessing you probably don't want another bulky laundry item taking up space in your life. This genius basket is actually collapsable, so you can store it neatly away until the next laundry day.
One last touch-up before running out the door never hurts! This Command mirror and key-ring organizer adheres to the wall without needing to be nailed in, and it's equipped with three key hooks and a small ledge for sunglasses or lip balm.
There's gotta be a smarter way to travel with your smartphone, right? This Cocoon accessory organizer is equipped with interior elastic straps to hold a phone, charger cables, external batteries, and ear buds, and it zips shut to keep everything secure.
Free, available for
Extend the organized mindset to your iPhone as well! This free iOS app is one of the few on the App Store that lets you clean app caches to boost the memory on your iPhone. It sorts files by size, so you can easily identify which ones are taking up the most space. Features like cache-clearing make it the perfect app for those who still have a 16 GB iPhone where every megabyte matters.