10 Organizing Tools Every Home Should Have

Whether you need to maximize a small space, or you just want less clutter in your home, organizational tools are a great way to keep things in their place. By having some of the organizational tools below handy, you can turn your home into a more efficient and functional space in no time.


Living/Dining Room

Corner Shelves

Utilize unused space by placing a shelf (or multiple shelves) in the corner(s) of the room. Here, you can store books, candles, or other pieces of decor.

Over-The-Door Shoe Organizer

Instead of keeping shoes in a bin on the floor, get an over-the-door shoe organizer. The best place for this would be in the hallway closet near the main entrance door. If you want to hide your shoes, just close the door and they’re out of sight!


Over/Under-the-Counter Organizer

Say goodbye to digging through drawers to find your beauty products. Store all of your makeup, nail polish, or hair products in one place on the counter. You’ll be more inclined to keep it straightened if it’s in your view, but if you’re short on counter space, you can keep everything under the counter and out of the way.

Medicine Bins

When you have a headache, the last thing you want to do is search for medication. With separate bins or bags for medication, you can grab exactly what you want when you need it. You can either split it up in categories such as aches and allergies, or you can put your most used medications in one bag.



Mug Rack

Short on cabinet space? Get an under-the-counter or under-the-cabinet mug organizer to hang 4-6 mugs. You’ll then have room on lower shelves in your cabinets for plates or more mugs.

Drawer Inserts

Most of the time, the things you grab from a junk drawer are needed just for a quick second, but the hunt for what you want usually turns into minutes because you can’t actually find it among the mess! Along with your “junk,” drawer inserts are perfect for organizing utensils.



Plastic Hanging Organizer

If you have a lot of jewelry, this is a lifesaver. By placing everything in a see-through plastic organizer, your jewelry can stay tangle-free! A see-through organizer is also great to store craft supplies such as yarn, thread, needles, or pins.

Pant Hangers

Pants can take up a lot of precious storage space in your dressers. Instead, put your pants on a special hanger that can hold multiple pairs of pants while only taking up a small amount of your closet.



Peg/Slate Board

Utilize the vertical space in your garage by installing a peg or slate board on the wall. With this, you’ll be able to arrange your tools any way you want, regardless of size or shape.

Overhead Storage Rack

Create more room in your garage by getting those storage bins off the floor! Not only will it help eliminate clutter, but if there’s ever a flood in your garage, your items will be safe.
A lot of these items can be used in multiple rooms, so get creative with it. Even the smallest of spaces can feel roomy by using the right organizing tools.

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