Your home should be your sanctuary, but since it’s natural for many of us to accumulate a lot of clutter, keeping it tidy can be overwhelming. Not sure where to start? Keeping a neat, tidy home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. To kick off your well-ordered home life, we’ve rounded up cost-effective products that can help you keep your space stylishly organized.
With a rotation of products and tools on the go, the bathroom is one of the most difficult rooms to keep organized. For frequent hair stylers, a portable hair tool bucket that holds your curling iron, straightener, comb and products makes it simple to have everything ready to go. Because the station comes equipped with a clip, you can hook it over a cabinet or rod and then put it all way in one step. Hair Styling Station, Urban Outfitters, $24.
High and Dry
When it comes to larger bathroom tools like your hair dryer, an over-the-cabinet caddy lets you keep your tools out-of-sight, but always on hand. Over-the-Cabinet Hair Dryer Caddy, Urban Outfitters, $20.
Big-Time Bath Organization
Toys make bath-time more fun for little ones, but all those rubber duckies and splash-time accessories can create chaos in the bathroom. Featuring a playful design, this suction-cupped bath-toy organizer fits in the corner to save space, has a mesh bottom for easy drainage and is machine washable. Skip Hop Moby Bath Toy Organizer, Amazon, $16.
The Great Divide(r)
Are stacks of towels and sheets threatening to crush you with their pillowy-soft chaos? Inexpensive shelf dividers make it easier to organize linens and help keep everything in its place – giving your linen closet a tidiness makeover in a snap. 2-Pack Plastic Shelf Dividers, Amazon, $18.
Organize your leftovers while simultaneously helping the environment with these dishwasher-safe, freezer-friendly silicone food storage bags that’ll inspire you to eliminate Ziploc bags entirely. Silicone Food Storage Bags (Set of 4), The Green Jar, $10. You can also check out this clever trick that will prevent freezer burn.
Not every bedside has space for a piece of furniture, but everyone needs a place to store nighttime essentials. Keep reading materials, tech and other bed-time items off the floor in a small bedroom with a clever caddy that slips right under your mattress. Kikkerland Design Bedside Caddy, Urban Outfitters, $24.
No Space for Monsters
Make the most of the area under your bed with smart organization. A zippered clothes organizer is perfect for keeping out-of-season clothes or shoes neatly tucked away. Adjustable dividers let you store multiple items with ease, while a transparent window lets you see what you’ve got without opening it all up. Under Bed Clothes Organizer, Amazon, $19.
Put it All out There
Do you throw your dainty, delicate jewels in one big box, only to have them tangle and tarnish? Or worse, do you leave them wherever and never see them again? A pretty jewelry stand adds a touch of style and art to your vanity while putting your favourite pieces on display.
Umbra Prisma Jewelry Stand and Necklace Holder, Amazon, $19.
On the Hook
Making existing areas of your home (like your bedroom door) multi-functional (like with an over-the-door hook) is a clever way to add storage and stay organized. While an over-the-door hook may evoke images of utilitarian pieces, you can also choose a stylish, minimalist piece for a sleeker look. Minimal Over-The-Door Hook, Urban Outfitters, $20.
Keeping kids’ spaces tidy can feel like a never-ending struggle, but having cute, fun storage options – like this multi-compartment canvas wall organizer in an adorable cat design – helps make tidying up the playroom that much more fun. Canvas Wall Organizer, H&M, $20.
From leashes to collars to little sweaters, dogs have a lot of gear and accessories come walk time. Install a dog-dedicated hook for your pup’s essentials and you’ll spend less time looking for the leash and more time strolling in the sun. Live, Bark, Walk Wall Hook, Urban Barn, $16.
Cutlery overload? Keep you forks and knives in order – while taking up less space – with a stacked drawer organizer. Kitchen Drawer Organizer Tray, Amazon, $19.
Rows of spices make it hard to see what you’ve got – which can lead to a messy, disorganized cabinet. A tiered spice rack ensures you can see everything at once. iDesign Linus Plastic Stadium Spice Rack, Amazon, $19.
Love having your favourite mugs at the ready for any caffeine emergency, but hate the clutter on the counter? A mug storage tree takes up less space while showing off fave drinking vessels. Mug Storage Tree, Urban Outfitters, $18.
Put a Lid on It
Make the most of every inch of kitchen space: installing lid organizers inside cabinet doors or inside drawers helps keep pot lids tidy and easy to access. Joseph Joseph Pan Lid Organizer, Amazon, $21.
Keeping your kitchen tidy doesn’t have to mean hiding everything away. Ensure oft-used utensils are on hand (with their handles easily accessible for more sanitary handling) with a sleek hanging rack. Under-Shelf Utensil Rack, Urban Outfitters, $24.
Get to work in perfectly tidy style. A desktop organizer that holds the standards (like pens and pencils) while also displaying your smartphone does double duty. iDesign Clarity Vanity Organizer, Amazon, $13.