100 Must-Have Items to Organize Your Entire Life

Streamline the chaos, once and for all!

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The best methods for how to be organized at home all depend on your family's daily needs. Whether it's an entryway mess that needs addressing, fridge storage that should be figured out, or a way to keep better track of your own personal to-do lists, here are 100 items that help get your space (and subsequently, your life) totally organized!

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Umbra Flex Shower Caddy
$20.00

Finally, smart shower storage that doesn't look like an eyesore. This two-tier caddy features flexible silicone bands on each level that hold even irregularly shaped bottles and shower accessories securely in place!

More: Underbed Storage is the Trick to Staying Sane in a Small Space

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CB2 Rise and Fall Coat Rack
$49.95

When your coat rack looks this cool, your jackets, hats, and bags are more likely to end up hanging here than off of your kitchen counter stools. The modern, design-forward shape of this iron frame melds fun with function.

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Lipper Acacia Wood Lazy Susan
$19.89

Don't let your cabinets turn into a wasteland of expired condiments! Adding in a lazy Susan allows you to rotate your sauces, spices, and baking ingredients to the front, so you can easily grab them and see what else you have on hand.

This gorgeous acacia-wood pick showcases the material's natural gradients and knots in a sleek round shape, and it's fit for placement in a low cabinet, or even on a countertop.

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Mainstays Wire Baskets (Set of Six)
$15.08

These copper-colored wire frame baskets make everyday storage feel a little more chic. Use them to hold produce in the kitchen, hats and gloves in your closet, and even dog toys at the ready!

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KonMari Hikidashi Box Set
$89.00

The next phase of Marie Kondo's tidying mission is here — the organizing guru recently launched her first standalone product, the Hikidashi Box Set. This gorgeously designed, appropriately minimalist system is meant to help users organize their belongings (once the sorting part of the KonMari method is over).

This set features six drawers and trays of varying sizes and heights, made of touchably smooth, 100% recycled reinforced fiberboard that can join together like storage boxes, or all be used separately as drawer dividers. They're available in four different colorways, and each piece of the collection features coordinating designs that pattern the inside. 

What's more, opting for this box set grants each user access to an exclusive online training series on how to continue tidying the KonMari way, to help keep their newly organized home in order.

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Urban Outfitters Aimee Jewelry Storage Hanging Mirror
$29.00

Think outside the jewelry box when it comes to your accessory storage! This hanging organizer has artsy, graphic appeal, along with 19 hooks to hold necklace chains and delicate bracelets.

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McMola Waterproof Travel Storage Bags
$9.78

How are you supposed to pack your suitcase when your travel plans include hiking, a fancy dinner-date, and a quick meeting at the office? Being strategic. This set of six pouches is meant to divvy up your wardrobe and toiletries so that you can find everything easily, and store them without worry. 

It includes three mesh-lined bags for clothes and three opaque polyester bags to keep your shoes, toiletries, and dirty laundry away from your unworn items.

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IKEA VADHOLMA Wine Shelf
$69.00

For those who love wine but lack floor space, opt for this brilliant wall-mounted wall shelf from IKEA. It can also be bought in multiples and stacked between cabinets, or placed inside of a pantry.

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Cocoon GRID-IT Organizer with Tablet Pocket
$24.68

There's gotta be a smarter way to travel with your devices, right? This Cocoon accessory organizer is the answer. It's equipped with interior elastic straps to hold a phone, charger cables, external batteries, and earbuds, and it zips shut to keep everything secure.

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Muji PET 280ml Rectangular Pump Bottle
$4.50

If you're brand-agnostic about your hand soap, dish soap, or shampoo, consider decanting your bottles into these streamlined vessels from Muji. Their front label peels off, dramatically reducing the amount of visual clutter you have to contend with in the home.

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17 Stories Claudel Industrial Shelf
$352.99

Keep the extras under wraps in the most rustic-industrial way possible. Looking right at home in the modern-farmhouse abode, this metal shelf comes with six removable bins that help you stow anything from crafting supplies to board games.

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Command Metallic Adhesive Hook
$14.99

Command hooks have come a long way. This metallic adhesive hook is perfect for renters who need extra hooks on their door or in their closet, but don't want to drill in a hole or hang an unsightly rack. This hook is even weather-safe, so it can be used to hang outdoor wreaths to your front door!

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IKEA LUNS Writing Magnetic Board
$14.99

Hang this blackboard by your entryway or in your kitchen to hold out-the-door accessories, keep small trinkets, and even scribble a quick note to your household! The board is magnetic, too, if you need to post something up for front-and-center notice.

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OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Sponge Holder
$9.98

Keep your sponges in a more sanitary place. This aerated sponge caddy sits at the edge of your sink, holding two sponges or scrubbers upright, to help them dry far more quickly than they would just sitting in your sink.

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The Container Store Bamboo Deep Drawer Organizers (Set of Two)
$29.99

The junk drawer is no more! These 5-inch-high bamboo-wood organizers extend from 18 to 22 inches, helping you streamline your most chaotic catch-all drawer, so you can find whatever you need at a glance.

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Poppin Charcoal Stow 3-Drawer File Cabinet
$269.00

Poppin's Stow file cabinet might just be the most attractive one on the market. A powder-coated steel unit with a uniquely curved profile, it feels more like a sleek accent piece than office furniture. One keyhole locks up all three drawers, and it even comes fully assembled.

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IKEA RSKOG Utility cart
$29.99

If you have a little floor space to spare, wheel in this dark-blue cart from IKEA to give yourself more storage opportunities. It can be used for anything from housing an indoor herb garden, to a kitchen-appliance caddy, to your home bar or coffee cart!

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Container Store 20-Pocket Eco-Fabric Overdoor Shoe Bag
$24.99

Unless you have a sizable walk-in closet, there's no escaping over-the-door storage in some form. This fabric shoe organizer is one of the more attractive ones out there.

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IKEA PINNIG Coat Rack
$89.00

Once assembled, this high-quality hall tree from IKEA becomes the prime drop-off spot in the home for your purse, coats, and kids' backpacks. The bench provides a convenient spot to sit while you put your shoes on in the morning — which can be stowed on open shelves right underneath!

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Gneiss Spice Small Empty Magnetic Spice Jars
$45.00

Magnetic fridge storage makes your spices instantly available to use, but it runs the risk of looking like a decor afterthought. Keep your display perfectly stylish with this 10-jar starter set in a chic glass honeycomb shape. They even come with washable labels that you can stick on the lid or the underside of the jar to differentiate your cayenne from your paprika!

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Umbra Hub Ladder
$59.56

A smart storage solution for a living room with plenty of wall space, this blanket ladder provides easy access to all of your cozy-weather throws. The two-tone build looks modern and chic, and the protruding rungs are yet another place for draping blankets or shawls.

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YouCopia Tea Stand
$24.99

Tea drinkers tend to have boxes of tea bags cluttering up their pantries, or loose packets scattered in drawers and shelves throughout their kitchen. Corral the collection together with this 100-bag organizer, so you can peruse your entire selection without having to dig!

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SimpleHouseware Stackable Can Rack
$17.87

Stocking up on canned goods when they're on sale ensures that you'll always have the makings of a meal on hand. This extra-large can rack helps to keep up to 36 cans of nonperishables easily accessible.

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Urban Outfitters Bamboo Entry Way Organizer
$99.00

Just 28 inches wide, this petite standing shelf unit is perfect for the small-size apartment. What we love most about it is its versatility — use its vertical caddy and four small shelves to hold shoes, plants, umbrellas, workout equipment, books, or tech accessories!

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Minimalism Art Dotted Notebook Journal
$29.98

If you're an organization-obsessive who's looking to level up your planner use, give bullet-journaling a try. This dotted notebook allows you to create grids to help track your habits, budgets, diets, and even your personal calendar! Seriously, there are so many ways that bullet journaling can help organize (and improve!) your life.

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The Container Store 6-Compartment Natural Canvas Hanging Sweater Organizer
$19.99

Don't degrade the quality of your delicate sweaters by hanging them. Keep them folded up, front and center, in this six-tier organizer. The extra storage potential you gain for your lightweight knits is well worth the precious rack space this canvas unit takes up!

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West Elm Mid-Century Mini Secretary
$399.00

A highly organized desk with a low profile, this eucalyptus-wood pick from West Elm is a modern, minimalist addition to the space in need of a surface with storage perks.

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Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Container (14-Piece Set)
$24.99

Leftovers never looked so good. Rubbermaid's Brilliance line of food storage containers is one of the most intelligently designed options out there — from their microwave-safe build that allows you to vent the lids to the rounded shapes that fit together seamlessly in storage. The lids also snap on tightly, so you can transport soups and stews without any leakage. 

Made from sturdy, stain-free plastic, this set is also dishwasher- and freezer-safe.

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Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook
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Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

$32.00

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If note-taking is a large part of your day, and writing things down helps you better retain the information, consider investing in this smart notebook from Rocketbook. Users (particularly students) love being able to instantly save their notes without wasting paper.

This crowd-funded pick contains 36 reusable pages that you can fill up with text or sketches, and then transfer them wirelessly to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, or another digital destination by scanning the page with your smartphone. The notebook can be used with real Pilot FriXion pens and highlighters — just wipe the pages clean with a damp towel when they fill up to use them over and over again.

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Prep'd Pack Lunchbox With Modular Food Storage Containers and Chopsticks Set 
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Prep'd Pack Lunchbox With Modular Food Storage Containers and Chopsticks Set

$69.00

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This sleek lunchbox set may be pricey, but it's Oprah-approved. The outer case is constructed of bamboo and a durable polymer material for easy (and mess-free) commuting purposes, while the inside gives you bento-like compartmentalization with three BPA-free plastic storage containers. It even includes chopsticks, so you never have to go rifling for a fork in the office pantry!