Getting organized doesn’t have to involve a full weekend of work. Sometimes just focusing on organizing a small area in your home, like a bedside table in the bedroom or a jumble of hairstyling tools in the bedroom, can make a big difference. These 20 products will help you get organized in every room of the house — all for $20 or less!
For the bedroom
Getting organized in the bedroom usually means getting a handle on visual clutter — two simple ways to do this are to commit to a daily bed-making habit, which will make the room appear instantly tidier, and to keep clothes more or less put away. But the bedroom is also a place where we keep electronics (like cell phones and tablets), stacks of books for bedtime reading and small personal care items (like bottles of hand cream or tubes of lip balm). All that stuff can add up to a jumbled-looking space instead of the calm oasis you might like your bedroom to be.
Sweet Sentiments Trinket Dish ($16; anthropologie.com)
A catchall like this tray will help to get those small personal care items under control; use it to hold lip balm, cuticle cream, eyeglasses, etc. so that those useful items are always nearby when you need them.
Let Me Hold This for You Ceramic Tray ($19.95; amazon.com)
We’re in love with this ceramic tray option too for any regularly used surface, and its message.
Invisible Book Wall Shelf ($16; urbanoutfitters.com)
Books and magazines can take up valuable real estate on bedside tables and dressers, but this wall shelf can be mounted to free up surface space while keeping your books close at hand for evening reading.
Brighttia Rose Gold Cable Organizer ($9.98; etsy.com)
Charger cords are another set of things that can create a chaotic look in the bedroom. This cable organizer is a pretty solution to an ugly problem.
Echogear Outlet Shelf ($14.99, originally $19.99; amazon.com)
If oddly placed outlets mean that you have to leave your phone on the floor while it charges, an outlet shelf will give you a perfect spot to store smaller items while plugged in.
For the closet
The secret to an organized closet is first knowing what you have that needs to be organized. A closet holds more than just clothes, after all! Some smart and inexpensive purchases can make all the difference in the world when it comes to creating order in a closet.
Rebrilliant Closet Shelf Divider, 2-Pack ($18.99; wayfair.com)
Many closets are fitted with a long top shelf that can become easily jumbled. A shelf divider will create cubbyholes of sorts that can be used to store a stack of sweaters or to keep a small handbag collection in order.
Made By Design Scarf Hanger in Matte Hook Black ($5; target.com)
In wintertime especially, bulky scarves need a place to go so they don’t end up strewn all over the place. This scarf hanger has wide openings that can accommodate heavy knitted scarves as well as finer silk scarves or even belts.
DII Printed Polyester Storage Bin (starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
We often store things like umbrellas, gift wrap, reusable shopping bags and so on in our closets, and a soft-sided bin can be a great way to keep those things from getting lost all the way at the back of the closet.
Whitmor Gunmetal 4-Pair Boot Stand ($20.49, originally $24.99; amazon.com)
Bulky and oddly shaped shoes like boots can be another source of closet disorganization, but investing in an inexpensive boot rack will solve the problem and help keep your boots from getting damaged due to improper storage.
For the bathroom
The bathroom serves as a storage space for everything from cosmetics to towels to household goods like cleaners and toilet paper. Keeping those items organized can be a real challenge, but seeking out solutions to specific problems has never been easier. These are some of the most clever bathroom storage ideas.
Contour Countertop Hair Care Organizer ($14.99; containerstore.com)
Hair dryers, flat irons, curling wands, hairbrushes… Hairstyling tools certainly can take up a lot of space! A hair care organizer will help to keep those things in one easy-to-access place.
Sriwatana Floating Shelves ($16.99, originally $22.99; amazon.com)
If you’re stuck with a bathroom that has limited built-in storage, make use of vertical space by putting up floating shelves and using mini storage baskets ($9.99; amazon.com) to hold small items like hair ties, first aid supplies or grooming tools.
MDesign Hanging Over-the-Toilet Toilet Tank Toilet Paper Holder ($9.99; amazon.com)
Paper goods storage can take up valuable space in a bathroom, but this toilet paper holder not only provides storage — using the side of the toilet tank to store TP means a spare roll is always exactly where you need it to be.
For the kitchen
The kitchen is surprisingly very much like the closet when it comes to organization — there tend to be one or two real spots of trouble, and those spots can vary from kitchen to kitchen. From the fridge to the pantry, these are some smart solutions to messy problems.
Wayfair Basics Wrap Organizer Shelving Rack ($12.99; wayfair.com)
A food wrap organizer is a smart way to store boxes of food storage bags, tin foil and plastic wrap, making them more accessible to reach for when putting away leftovers or making lunch to go.
Evelots Slide Under-Shelf Basket ($17.99, originally $19.99; amazon.com)
Cabinet space can be extended to create more storage space by installing an under-shelf organizer that hooks over existing built-in shelves.
IDesign Fridge Binz Plastic Beverage Can Organizer With Lid ($15.29, originally $16.99; amazon.com)
Having a bunch of cans in your fridge can take up a bunch of room and be quite precarious. This organizer stacks them up, and it’s got a top so you can put things on top of them for once too. It can also be used for everything from fruits (so you can see them before they go bad) to other canned goods.
Pull-Out Lid Organizer ($12.99; containerstore.com)
The lids to pots and pans are oddly shaped and can be difficult to keep organized. A lid organizer solves that problem.
For the home office
Home offices aren’t just places for work — they often do double duty for storing items that don’t belong elsewhere in the house. Having flexible storage solutions can help corral pens, paper, label makers, mailing supplies and so on.
Solejazz Storage 3-Tier Rolling Cart ($20.99; amazon.com)
A rolling cart is a favorite of professional organizers for its flexibility and small footprint. Use it to store everything from traditional office supplies, like notebooks and rubber bands, to crafting tools, like hot glue guns or ribbons, to electronics, like printers or label makers.
Fintie Vegan Leather Phone Stand Desktop Organizer (starting at $13.99; amazon.com)
Finding desk organizers that do double duty, like a pencil and cell phone holder, is a smart way to kill two organizing birds with one organizing stone.
Utility Extra-Narrow Stackable Plastic Bins (starting at $1.99 each; containerstore.com)
Many home desks don’t have a lot of built-in storage space, so if drawer space is limited, a set of narrow stackable plastic bins can create storage where there is none.
Room Essentials Solid Bathroom Wastepaper Basket ($5; target.com)
And finally, don’t forget that having a place for trash is an important part of staying organized in a home office! A small basket can also serve as a recycling bin if you find that your workspace is forever littered with empty soda cans or water bottles.