Think decluttering your home is hard? These clever things will prove you wrong


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Nov 01, 2023

Think decluttering your home is hard? These clever things will prove you wrong

A tidy space is no trouble at all. Decluttering is one of those tasks you know

A tidy space is no trouble at all.

Decluttering is one of those tasks you know you should do but often avoid because it just feels like absolute drudgery. Getting a handle on everything has so many benefits, though, and with a few tricks up your sleeve — and some handy organizational items — you’ll find that streamlining your home is easier than you once thought.

If you’re anything like me, paperwork is a huge part of the clutter puzzle. These simple magnet clips let you tack important bills to the fridge, so they won't be strewn all over the kitchen counter. For bulkier items like towels and bedding, check out these large-capacity storage bags that make it easy to tidy up the linen closet.

Don't raise the white flag if you’ve peen putting off an organizational project — now's the time to get started with the help of these genius decluttering products.

Neaten up the area around your desk or entertainment center with this cable management box that has space for a surge protector inside. Featuring notches for cables on three sides, it's an easy way to conceal cord clutter, and the attractive wooden top gives it a modern, minimalist look.

You’ll finally be able to reach everything in your spice cabinet — even if it's at the very back — with this lazy Susan. Made from stainless steel, it has smooth 360-degree rotation, so you can easily access whatever you need. The two-tier construction means you can store double the number of items.

With an impressively large capacity, these storage bags are perfect for off-season clothing, extra towels, blankets, and linens. They’re made from strong non-woven fabric and feature clear panels on the sides, so it's easy to see what's inside. Durable handles help you lift them and move them from place to place.

You can store handbags and other accessories in this hanging closet organizer, but it's capable of so much more; use it to set out your outfits for the week or to store workout clothes and pajamas so they’re easy to grab. With so many drawers, compartments, and mesh pockets, you’ll find an endless number of uses for it.

Create space in your closet by using these pants hangers that hold up to five garments each. Constructed from stainless steel, these hangers are ultra-durable and have a corrosion-resistant coating. With more room on your closet rod, you can pack in more clothes — if you want, space them out so they don't get wrinkled.

One terrific way to declutter is to store away items you’re not using on the regular, like off-season clothing, extra towels, and guest linens. These vacuum storage bags reduce the size of even the bulkiest items, like sweaters and bath sheets, so they take up less space in your closet. Airtight and waterproof, the bags also protect contents from mold, mildew, and pests while they’re not in use.

Putting away leftovers is no one's idea of a good time, but it's a lot less aggravating when you can actually find lids that match your food storage containers. This lid organizer features adjustable dividers for lids of different sizes, and is ideal for use in your cabinets or in your pantry.

Tidy up your kitchen sink area with this sponge holder made from embossed ceramic. Besides giving your sponge a home, the holder also allows your sponge to properly dry — that means it won't acquire that nasty smell that comes courtesy of dampness and mildew.

It's so easy to let good food go to waste when your fridge is so crowded and cluttered that you can't really see what you have. These refrigerator bins get everything organized, from produce to condiments to canned beverages. There's even an egg bin with a lid, so you can stack items on top and save even more space. Food prep will be so much less daunting once you can see what you have on hand.

These space-saving clothes hangers can store five garments each, freeing up room in your closet when you use them vertically. You can also use the hangers horizontally if you want to space your clothes out evenly and keep them from getting wrinkled. These hangers can hold up to 8 pounds each, making them great even for coats and blazers.

Keep all your spatulas, whisks, and ladles orderly and handy with this rotating utensil caddy. Crafted from sturdy stainless steel, it has a weighted base to keep it in place when you spin it and adjustable dividers to keep items separate and upright. This utensil holder makes everything easy to reach while you’re cooking.

I used to have batteries in various drawers of my kitchen, office, and bedroom. As it turns out, that system makes it pretty hard to find the batteries you need when you need them. This battery organizer is a much better storage solution. It holds 93 batteries of different sizes and even includes a battery tester.

Whether you use it in the office, kitchen, or bathroom, this countertop organizer will come in handy. It offers additional storage for toiletries, spices, cleaning supplies, or office items. Made from rust-resistant steel, the two-tier organizer has rubber feet that keep it planted on the counter.

Designed to secure to your shower wall with water-resistant adhesive strips, these storage caddies aren't just functional, they’re downright good-looking. Crafted from stainless steel, they’re sturdy enough to hold even the heaviest economy-size bottles, and are fashioned with hooks for your razor, loofah, and more.

Running errands, visiting friends and family, doing school pickups — there are so many reasons why your car quickly becomes a cluttered mess. One quick and easy way to get a handle on things is with this car organizer. With a waterproof lining, it has hooks to secure it in place, and features large and small compartments for stashing all kinds of items.

Crafted from renewable bamboo, this drawer organizer expands from 13 to 20 inches wide to maximize storage in most standard-size kitchen drawers. With multiple compartments, the organizer provides a way to neaten up even crowded utensil drawers, but it can also be used to make sense of the most chaotic junk drawers.

Whether or not you’ve spent a pretty penny on your handbags, it's a good idea to protect your investments and keep them from getting crumpled or dusty. This hanging purse organizer is a great way to do it. The rotating hook hangs on any closet rod, and the eight transparent pockets keep your purses upright and dust-free.

Single-serving coffee machines are so convenient, but the pods do tend to be a pain to store. This storage drawer remedies that problem: It holds 36 K-cups of your favorite blends, and you can place your machine right on top. The drawer slides out smoothly, making it quick and easy to access your morning brew.

These versatile bamboo drawer dividers are exactly the kind of assist you need if you’re looking to organize cooking utensils, office supplies, or even socks and underwear. They expand from just over 17 inches to 22 inches, making it easy for them to fit drawers of most sizes, and the rubber pads on the ends help prevent damage.

This organizer with grooved compartments for each bottle is ideal for storing all those water bottles that seem to accumulate on your kitchen counter — and it also makes a useful wine rack for extra bottles. Shelf heights are adjustable for bottles and mugs of various sizes, and within a minute of snapping the wire legs to the base, you’ll have a lot more cabinet storage.

Designed to provide storage for smaller items like underwear, socks, and T-shirts, these drawer organizers make it easy to get your clothing in order. They’re crafted from durable non-woven fabric and fold down nearly flat when not in use.

Your partner's parents have called —they’re five minutes away and coming over, but the living room is a mess. In that moment, you’ll want this tufted storage ottoman on your side. Just sweep the clutter into the ottoman's capacious interior — you can sort though it later — and pop on the lid. This item also provides extra seating and doubles as a footrest.

Make your utility closet or garage a model of order with this organizing rack. It has four spring-loaded holders for hanging brooms, rakes, and mops and is also designed with hooks for smaller items like gloves, hats, and clippers. It mounts quickly and easily with the included hardware and holds up to 40 pounds.

Get some space back in your closet by storing off-season shoes in these two under-bed shoe organizers. Crafted from premium non-woven fabric, these boxes have clear vinyl tops that make it easy to see what's inside, and the handles let you pull the boxes out from under the bed whenever you need to look for a pair.

With a set of wheels on one end, this under-sink organizer is easy to slide out, so you can access toiletries or cleaning supplies in a flash. Adjustable dividers let you customize the configuration as you like, while convenient handles mean you can tote this caddy around the house while you clean.

Your phone's charging on the kitchen counter, and your SO's is on the kitchen table, while your tablet is out in the living room powering up — these days, it seems like we have devices strewn all over the house. This charging dock gives them all a central place to perch while they’re getting juiced. It's compatible with both Apple and Android devices and delivers a customized, speedy charge to each.

For tea lovers, this tea box is a must-have. The perfect way to both organize and find tea packets, it's crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and features a clear window on the top. There are eight compartments inside and a hidden drawer that's perfect for stashing sugar, honey straws, stirrers, and more.

Keep important papers where you can find them — right on the front of your fridge or filing cabinet — with these magnetic clips. Engineered to hold up to 60 pieces of paper each, these sturdy clip magnets are great for either office or home use. You’ll love them for displaying photos, too.

Once you’ve sorted through the 93 remotes on your coffee table and determined which ones you actually still need — this remote control holder is a stylish way to keep them organized. The faux leather construction looks great on any side table, and the multiple dividers inside prop up each remote for easy finding.

Make your workday more productive by straightening up your desktop with this office supplies organizer that's great for holding everything from pens to Post-Its. It features multiple compartments for efficient storage but has a small footprint, so it won't take up unnecessary space. Crafted from sturdy steel mesh, it's scratch-resistant and made to last through years of use.

This makeup organizer has a rotating design, so you can give it a spin and locate just what you need. It's made from sturdy acrylic and features multiple adjustable compartments, so you can efficiently store bottles, jars, lipstick tubes, and makeup brushes. This is so much better than a jumbled makeup drawer.

Is your shower floor a pile of shampoo and body wash bottles? Do yourself a favor and streamline things with this shower dispenser that adheres directly to the wall. The three-chamber dispenser has room for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, and a push of each button doles out the perfect amount every time.

With its deep well and swiveling magnetic lid, this salt bowl allows for one-handed use while you’re cooking, so you can easily grab a pinch in a hurry. Made from sleek bamboo, it's as good-looking as it is useful, and makes a terrific gift, too.

This cabinet organizer slides out from your cupboard, making for easy retrieval of even the most heavy-duty items on board, like pots, pans, or small appliances. It's available in six sizes, and made from sturdy stainless steel for long-lasting use. Installation requires only a screwdriver.

Offload sweaters, extra towels, bed linens, and more from your closets and stash them in these under-bed storage organizers. Lightweight and breathable, these organizers boast a low profile that slides right under your bed frame. Plus, they feature transparent top windows, so you can easily see what's inside each one.

Doesn't it just seem like plastic grocery bags breed like rabbits underneath the sink or in the cabinet where you keep them? This plastic bag saver keeps them from sprawling out all over the place until you have time to reuse or recycle them. The brushed stainless steel finish gives it a high-end look and it installs easily onto a wall or the inside of a cupboard with the included hardware.

Engineered with a CO2 valve to keep beans fresh, this coffee canister is made from premium food-grade stainless steel with an airtight seal. A date tracker on top allows you to keep an eye on the useful life of your beans or grounds, and it comes with a measuring spoon that makes it easy to dose out the proper amount to make a delicious pot of java.

Jewelry boxes are great, but items tend to get tangled up in them, and it can be hard to see what you have. This hanging jewelry organizer features rows of clear pockets that keep everything separate and untangled while allowing you to view your whole collection. It's dual-sided to accommodate twice as much, and hangs on any closet rod.

Designed to hang over a cabinet door, this styling tool organizer is an easy way to tidy up your bathroom. Made from sturdy steel wire, it's spacious enough for hair dryers, curling irons, and straighteners, and you don't even have to wait for your tools to cool down before you store them. It's a great alternative to countertop storage, and the foam pads keep it from damaging the cabinet door.

Packed kitchen cupboards? These mug hooks are the perfect way to add extra storage and make it easy to grab a cup of coffee in the morning. Each rack holds up to four mugs, and since you get two in a set, you’ll be able to hang eight. They’re also great for hanging jewelry, dishtowels, and anything with a handle. The hooks come with all the screws needed for installation.