39 Things That’ll Make Everything Look Organized, Even If You Feel Like Your Life Is A Mess

39 Things That’ll Make Everything Look Organized, Even If You Feel Like Your Life Is A Mess

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A slim cutlery organizer so you can find that perfectly sized spoon for a cup of noodles you picked up at the gas station on the way home when you know you should’ve gone grocery shopping (but that wasn’t happening).


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Promising review: “Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to about using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I’d guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It’s worth every penny.” —Kathleen Cooke

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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A jewelry organizer for easily picking out that bracelet your Nana gave you last year for Christmas that you’re *obvi* going to wear to Thanksgiving even though it isn’t your taste. At the least maybe it’ll prove as a pleasant point of convo once the talking points veer into politics.


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Promising review: “I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and I have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space.” —Nellie F.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two colors).

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A pair of headrest hooks can keep your purse *right* where you need it when you’re picking up dinner in the drive-thru and could do without rifling through your giant purse for your wallet to pay the cashier for that heaping bucket of fried chicken.


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Promising review: “What a great idea! This is the handiest contraption ever. You simply raise your headrest about 1/2″ and clip this to the headrest’s post. It is firm and secure. My handbag’s often heavy and this doesn’t make it tilt at all. I gave one to my daughter who uses it in her car, too. She loves it as her car doesn’t have much floor space as her center console is wide and she often has passengers. Great value for something so useful!” —Just My Opinion

Get a set of two on Amazon for $5.95 (available in black and beige).

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And a backseat organizer to corral your kids’ stuff because you’d like to see the floor of your car again.


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Promising review: “It’s helping keep the minivan under control! Two big sippy cups fit in the drink holders, and they won’t sweat all over the floor. The whole thing is nice and stiff, not saggy. There’s a big plastic back piece, so I expect it’ll stay stiff and strong for a long time. Lots of pockets for markers, pens, activity books, etc. We don’t have car tablets, but the clear pocket is nice for other stuff, too. My toddler tells me about the moose every time she gets in the car now!” —M. T. Jaegerman

Get it on Amazon for $13.97.

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A tea bag organizer so when you could really use some sleepytime tea, you aren’t further awakened by an avalanche of tea boxes. Also, how impressed will guests be with this?!


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Promising review: “Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That’s what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!” —Sarah C.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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A battery organizer to help you quickly locate replacement batteries for that battery-operated friend you call Leroy who helps you release after a particularly stressful day.


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This *safely* holds 82 batteries of various sizes. You can store in a drawer or mount on a wall!

Promising review: “Something so simple saved me an entire drawer’s worth of space! We had a battery drawer in the den desk, but it was a mess! Opened battery packages, half of them had new batteries, other batteries floating around loose in the drawer all willy-nilly, all different sizes and brands mixed together. It was an eyesore and a pain every time I had to look for batteries. Now, thanks to this little helper, our batteries are organized and easy to find and grab, right inside the basement stairs doorway. The wattage tester is super helpful, and I was able to toss out half of the batteries we’d had that were dead or nearly dead from being old or accidentally put back with the new batts instead of into recycling. It feels a little thin and flimsy, but it just holds the batteries, you don’t move or bend it, so it’s moot. So glad I bought this; it’s fantastic!!” —Amanda S. Michniewicz

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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A 48-bottle universal nail polish holder so your bottles of Ballet Slippers and I’m Not Really a Waitress can peacefully cohabitate.


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Promising review: “This is fantastic!! It fits my polish perfectly. I was able to adjust some slots for the hard-to-fit bottles, and I can keep them all standing on end, which is said to be better for your polish than laying on its side. I was worried that having the weight of all the polish would make the door fall open and polish spill out, but that is not the case at all. This is well made and very handy. I have two white/clear and one pink case. One case has 48 bottles, and the other case has 49.” —mama bear

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in clear or pink).

If you can spare the counter space (lucky you!), check out this 60 bottle countertop holder.

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Divider sticky notes to bring some more order to your note taking or help highlight stuff in your textbooks without losing your ability to sell that slab of a rental back.


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Promising review: “I purchased these for my day planner but use them for so many other things. These stick well and are in six bright colors. They come in a little book like case that helps keep them clean and protected when not in use. They are easy to peel and stick and then remove again as necessary. They do not damage books or papers at all. I use these for my day planner, noting recipes in cookbooks, taking notes in various craft books, taking notes on important documents so I remember what I need to do with them later. I will be buying these again when I run out.” —Sarah Lee

Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $5.73.

Check out our full write-up of these Redi-Tag Divider Sticky Notes.

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A honeycomb drawer organizer for locating that last pair of clean black opaque tights for that “doctor’s appointment” you’re going to at lunch because your boss is miserable and you’ve gotta get out of this gig STAT.


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Promising review: “Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers to organize my underwear drawer. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, and easy to find — wow. I definitely recommend this product. The actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. The number of times you will look at your drawer feeling totally satisfied makes the price well worth it.” —Brigette

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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A broom holder that’ll make cleaning up any broken glass NBD. OK, maybe significantly less of a deal because it’ll still be annoying but at least you can reach the broom and dust pan ASAP.


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Promising review: “This product is fantastic! It was easy to mount and hanging things is a breeze. My house is very old with no extra closet or pantry space. I needed to clean up the dreaded corner of shovels and a mop. Luckily this product was able to do that, and it also comes with hooks. Since it’s hung by my back door in the kitchen, I can also hang my aprons and purse on it. This holder is very sturdy and so are those little hooks. My double zippered purse is heavy, and it holds like a charm. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s just looking for a sensible storage option.” —Shellybeenz

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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A hanger organizer because maybe you’re down to very few pieces of cleaning office-appropriate clothing after putting off laundry for what felt like an eternity but at least those hangers your garments should be hung up on are neat and orderly.


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Promising review: “Working in retail for a million years, I know how amazing these can be in keeping your life less chaotic! I put off ordering for months, and I’m mad at myself that I did, because these beat a box of hangers hands down! I ordered two — one for dress/shirt hangers and one for skirt/pant hangers. They arrived today, seem to be made of the same metal that I’ve used in retail stores, appear to be sturdy, and are super easy to assemble!” —KatieLee333

Get one on Amazon for $18.29.

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Duvet clips to keep everything *just so* from when you’re wrapping yourself up like a burrito at night to when you’re quickly making the bed in the morn. I can personally vouch, it’s a great way to start the day — even if you’re just throwing back that comforter over a crumpled top sheet.


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Promising review: “These are fantastic. I can’t believe how well they work. Yeah, it’s $20 for something one doesn’t really need but I have to say, not having to deal with the annoyance of having my duvet lost in the cover is worth it. The pins themselves work really well and because my duvet cover is white with a blue and silver trim, the pin itself doesn’t really show that much. I use three on the top (two on the corners and one in the middle) and just leave the bottom part hanging off my queen bed. Gravity always pulls the bottom part anyway. I’ve used the rest for the duvets of my family members. Everyone is a fan.” —T-La

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $19.95.

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A pair of over-the-door organizers you’ll want to buy for every single door in your house because they’re great for pantry items, outwear accessories, home office essentials, bathroom toiletries, shoes, kid’s toys, and just about everything else that’l fit into one of these magical lil’ pockets. Yes, our family is extremely organized.


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Promising review: “l’m using these over my pantry doors. Each door is about 17 inches wide. I find that when you fill the pouches, the width of the items shrinks a little, so it fits well. The pouches are nice and large, yet deep enough that things don’t fall out. I even keep a loaf of bread in one (A full loaf fits, but it’s not a full loaf in this photo), large round oatmeal container in another. This item is well worth the money. I’ve greatly increased my pantry space. Great product!” —BusyBee

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.87.

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A cascading wall organizer that’ll get those neglected stacks of permission slips (you need to sign!), coupon mailers, takeout menus, and more up and off the kitchen counter.


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Promising review: “This hanging wall organizer is perfect for our construction paper. My boys can easily access the paper now. I’m very happy with my purchase!” —weid_wo_man

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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A set of stackable organizing bins for putting your makeup drawer in order. They won’t magically turn back those five times you hit snooze on your alarm, but they *will* put your blush front and center.


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Promising review: “Great little storage devices that make opening a bathroom drawer a relatively clean experience, rather than a messy five-minute adventure just to find the toothpaste. Nice, sturdy, and lightweight. If you need bathroom drawer organization, these are a great way to go.” —Haon the Great

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

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And a pair of larger bins with drawers in case your beauty stash cannot be contained to a drawer. Same!


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Plus, these containers are easy to wipe clean.

Promising review: “Exactly what I was looking for. Bathroom was a mess with products everywhere. I was able to organize and get the counter clear!” —K. Mason

Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes).

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OR an impressive makeup organizer if perhaps you use the closest Sephora like your own personal Cheers and have amassed quite the collection.


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Promising review: “Perfect organizer for my makeup. It comes in three separate pieces that fit perfectly on top of each other. A great size and fits almost all of my makeup. It was a good size for those people starting out their make up collection. Wonderful to put in the bathroom counters or dressers. It was carefully wrapped/packaged and arrived in good condition. Highly recommended.” —Joy Collado

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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Packing cubes that’ll make any travel companion assume that you’re so together or will make figuring out where the heavy souvenir mug that *just* tipped you over the luggage weight limit is hiding. It’s fine. Everything’s fine!


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Each set comes with four packing cubes.

Promising review: “These packing cubes exceeded my expectations! I was able to pack for a seven-day cruise — seven day outfits, seven evening dresses, six swimsuits, and six swim cover-ups. Along with 10 pairs of undergarments, four PJ sets, and three bras. It was crazy. I highly recommend! I used a Vera Bradly weekend tote to fit my packing cubes and then a separate bag for shoes, toiletries, etc. It worked perfectly! Very happy with my purchase.” —Elias Zuloaga

Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 15 colors).

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An RFID-blocking travel wallet to contain alllllll the essentials so when you’re incredibly jet lagged and going through customs you definitely won’t come off as someone who shacked up with a whole herd of cows halfway around the world and are trying to sneak in all the illegal-in-the-U.S.-but-delicious unpasteurized cheese.


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Promising review: “We went to 11 countries in the last year and are about to add 7 more to the list of where this wallet has gone. For such a low price, it’s definitely treated us well! I have many types of currency from different countries as well as Euros in the side cash pocket. I have our frequent flyer cards, multiple credit cards, bank cards, driver’s licenses, 2 passports, health insurance cards (US and international), an iPhone 6, entry cards to our current country of residence, and a pen all stashed away in here. We always keep cards and cash in multiple places when traveling, but it’s nice to have so much availability in such a stylish and small clutch.” —Jonathan & Meredith

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 35 colors).

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Cable clips to keep those pesky cords RIGHT where you want them. Sure, you may not remember how the hell to plug up your DVD player, but you at least know where the cords are located!


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Promising review: “These work great for organization. I use them behind my TV to keep all the cords neat and from looking so messy. Also great for keeping my phone charger cord handy since it’s plugged up behind my bed.” —SAll

Get six clips from Amazon for $3.99.

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A handy scarf hanger to corral your gorgeous collection in your coat closet. ‘Tis time to unearth that buffalo plaid beaut you assumed you left somewhere never to see it again. Nope, turns out it was in the bottom of your closet this whole time (though it could use a wash).


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Promising review: “I love scarves and this saved my sanity hahaha! My scarves on my old scarf hanger looked very fluffy/full and looking for a scarf is a hassle. The hanger itself is rather wide. It’s distracting with all my scarves on it and covers the view to my clothes. With this new scarf hanger/organizer, I can neatly fold my scarves and now easier to look for one to match my outfit.” —edc

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

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A daily planning pad you can leave out on your desk at work to help create the facade that you’re on top of everything when you’re feeling a little road block. AND it can even help you actually get organized? It sure won’t hurt!


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It even includes a section to track your water intake. Dehydrated people just don’t thrive. It’s called math!

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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A pot lid rack and pan organizer rack to tidy up that lower kitchen cabinet and help ya’ grab that perfectly sized sauce pan for that one-pot dish you’re going to burn and make trigger the smoke alarm. But that’s fine! Because you tried to cook before ordering delivery pizza.


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Promising review: “This product may have saved our marriage! A simple solution to a complex problem. Our cabinet that held the pans and lids turned into an avalanche of despair every time we wanted to use a pan. We gave up on trying to find the correct lid. Now we have a simple stack of pans in the cabinet with biggest on the bottom and smallest on top with their corresponding lids hanging in the same order from the door on this nifty organizer. My wife is still wondering what to do with the extra time and lack of stress every time she goes to grab a pan or lid.” —AmosJK

Get them from Amazon: lid rack for $14.96 and pan rack for $14.77

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A grid organizer with stretchy straps to secure and then quickly locate that one thing you really need right now when you’re on the go.


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Promising review: “This made organizing my bag absurdly easy and everything I need is within sight, rather than hidden away at the bottom making the bag uncomfortable and lumpy. Will have to mess around with my layout to maximize space usage but it seems to be easy enough.” —cole

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

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A hair tool organizer that’ll hang on a cabinet door so you’ll no longer wrestle with hair dryer cords when someone text that they’re going to “drop by for a sec,” which means they’ll likely need to use your bathroom.


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Promising review: “This little organizing tool is working great. I purchased one for my husband and one for myself. It has allowed us to clear much-coveted counter space. It is nice that you have a choice of hanging on the door or actually mounting to the door. I like the area where the cords can rest also. I recommend.” —Mojo’s Mom

Get it from Amazon for $12.87 (available in two finishes).

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A purse organizer insert for SO MUCH less rifling through your bag just to find a pen or lip liner. Onlookers will assume you have every aspect of your life 110% together. Let ’em assume!


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Promising review: “Keeps everything organized and in order. No more messy bags. Great for your keys. You can find every thing your looking for without fumbling through the bag trying to find it. Great for any bag. You cant go wrong with this.” —NurseQueen

Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in 12 colors and six sizes).

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A charging station rack so the fam’s electronics can be neatly filed away (the cords get tucked into the base!) while they gas up for the next binge of YouTube videos.


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Promising review: “Wow, I wish I had purchased this long ago. We have five or six devices floating around/charging at any given time in our house. This is a great way to keep the charging area organized.” —David

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two finishes).

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A weighted cable organizer that won’t scoot around on ya’ because you may barely have a handle on all your passwords, but the family computer setup can at least look nice!


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Promising review: “This organizer is heavy for its size. It keeps all the cords coming into my computer neat and tidy without sliding all over the place. I like that there is no adhesive on the back/bottom, which could damage or discolor the maple top of our handmade desk. The cords just pop into place.” —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).

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And while we’re ON the subject of passwords, a password log you should fill out and update in pencil because this whole resetting every time you pay the credit card bill is no longer cutting it.


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Promising review: “When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!” —Carole P

Get it from Amazon for $6.33.

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A car trunk organizer with non-slip strips on the bottom to keep it (and everything contained within) from sliding around as you hit yellow lights. Just think of how many grocery bags will easily fit in the back around this!


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It includes non-slip strips on the bottom and straps to secure it to hooks within your car to keep it in place. And when not in use, it collapsed down for easy storage.

Promising review: “Well after an accident in my last car, everything from my underneath cargo area was in a bag, sliding around the back of my new car. The new car doesn’t have as much underneath cargo space because of the third row seat, so I couldn’t just tuck my stuff away. This has a surprising amount of space. Three spacious compartments; one of the smaller compartments holds a gallon jug of wiper fluid, jumper cables, window cleaner, and a can of pledge. The Velcro strips on the bottom keep the organizer in place and doesn’t slide around at all. It seems quite durable, but that being said, I’m not taking it in and out of the vehicle. It’s big enough to be useful, but not so big that its obtrusive. I’m very happy with my purchase!” —Jamie

Get it from Amazon for $24.99. Also check out a smaller trunk organizer for $9.99.

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Genius shoe stackers that’ll double your shelf storage space without hiding your best investments… or revealing that those best investments are badly due for a trip to the shoe repair shop.


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Promising review: “These shoe holders are fantastic. I’m using them for heels, casual shoes, and sneakers. For people with smaller feet (I’m a 7) it doesn’t ‘double’ your space, but you can get three pairs where you had two. For people with larger feet, you really will double the space.” —silversong203

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $18.99.

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Spice strips for transforming your regular old drawer into a ~custom~ spice drawer where you can organize jars in alphabetical order, spiciness, or just the ones in the front that you actually know how to use!


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Promising review: “This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever purchased from Amazon! The fact that they’re so customizable allows you to cut them and shape them to any drawer size! I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!” —momonono

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

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A slim(!) accordion folder with plenty of tabs to keep all your important documents where you can find ’em in a flash. Yeah, your kid is going on study abroad January 4th and there’s still sooo much to do beforehand but at least you know their passport is in the designated section!


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Promising review: “I bought this folder to keep our family documents organized and in one place. There are just the right amount of tabs for our birth certificates, passports, social security cards, car titles, will, etc. This folder is small enough that you can lock it in a home safe or safety deposit box. I let a couple family members know where I keep this so that they can access it in case of an emergency. It is such a relief knowing that all these things are together and organized. I’m glad I bought this.” —Katie Bee

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in eight colors).

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And a similar coupon organizer that’ll attach to your shopping cart so you aren’t rifling through your purse looking for that supreme deal on diapers at checkout.


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Promising review: “Perfect for my current couponing needs. It holds a good amount of coupons. The dividers that come with it are comparable to thin card stock. They seem to be holding up good so far. I only used some of the included labels. I used a Sharpie pen to label the remaining dividers. It attaches to a shopping cart nicely.” —mom2four

Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in six colors).

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A toy organizer with tilted bins your kids can easily see into and (fingers crossed) make cleanup feel like a bit of a game your kids will be into nearly as much as their actual toys.


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Promising review: “This toy organizer is GREAT! We had a large toy box with shelves above it that was supposed to be one of the best boxes sold at the local toy store. It was awful! My son had to take everything out of the box on a daily basis to get to his cars and monster trucks. Now, with the Tot Tutors toy organizer, he can have one bin for each kind of little toy and no longer has to make a huge mess to get to the toys he wants to use! The organizer is sturdy, well-made, and easily assembled. I highly recommend this organizer for any parent tired of seeing a thousand toys on the floor while their child plays with only a few chosen toys.” —MamaG1223

Get it from Amazon for $37.65+ (available in six colors).

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A bamboo desk organizer to not only bring up your screen to the desired level but also provide the perfect spot for your bev, writing utensils, stapler, phone, and most any other lil’ desk accessory.


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Promising review: “I really love this little stand. My desk is always messy either way, but the little cupholder spot, as well as a perfect little compartment to put my USB hub in, are just a couple of the things I love about it. In addition, being able to slide my keyboard and mouse under the riser while I’m working on other things is a big plus. I don’t have to worry about them fall over or getting lost in a mess. The riser is super sturdy and VERY easy to assemble. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a way to add a little extra space under their iMac (or a flat panel monitor/all in one).” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

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A magnetic keychain holder that’ll make your mornings feel less cloudy when you’re already running late and nope, did NOT eat breakfast but alas everyone is still going to get to work and school on time.


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Promising review: “One of the most useful purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I’ve had it for at least half a year now. Hasn’t lost any magnetism.” —Makenah

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

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A glove box organizer so you’ll be prepared for the worst. Bumper taps do happen in the grocery store parking lot and knowing where your insurance card is will at least let you get on your merry way before your refrigerated goods loose their chill.


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Promising review: “For years, I had my car papers sitting in whatever the dealer gave me (maybe an envelope) and whenever the unfortunate situation of getting pulled over had happened, I was always a panicked mess trying to find everything. I moved everything over into this great organizer and now I feel like my glovebox chaos is solved. Highly recommend to any car owner as it is nice to actually have a good setup for a change.” —Joshua R

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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And a travel-size umbrella you can whip out in a moment’s notice and then when the sky stops crying you can put it into its waterproof case then shove it in your bag. Weather? Bring it.


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Promising review: “I bought this travel umbrella for my daughter’s trip to Europe. When in the case, it is easily put in a purse or backpack, and stays clean and neat. You can also put the wet umbrella in the case while out and about, but it should be taken out to dry at the end of the day.” —KKS

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine designs).

When you’ve got yourself together like Diane… or at least let it look that way on the surface.


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