Decluttering your home can feel like climbing an endlessly tall mountain. In addition to being physically overwhelming and exhausting, tidying up the entire house is mentally draining. Especially when you don’t know where to start.
Instead of going in without a plan, first figure out what rooms in your home need the most attention, then consider the specific areas of improvement, like office space, cabinets, drawers, or closets. There’s a vast selection of incredibly specific tools out there that can organize everything from spices to shoes and hats. And knowing what category to shop first will save you so much time down the road.
Read on to see all of the glorious under-$25 organization finds that can revamp your space in no time.
When you’re a tea lover who often finds new fun flavors to test out, your kitchen cabinet can end up looking like it’s a storage unit for the small cardboard boxes that hold the bags. Instead of cramping them all together, or stacking them into a wobbly mountain of tea, you can use the clever plastic holder from mDesign. It not only holds and organizes your tea bags, but remains visible for when you’re making your flavor decision. Nearly 3,500 shoppers have given the holder an incredible 4.8-star average rating. Which, in Amazon shopping terms, is an absolute home run.
Your work-from-home desk (or your kid’s school table) doesn’t have to feature a mangled mess of cords behind it thanks to these cable organizers. They stick on to just about any surface without taking up a ton of valuable space. Each pack comes with 16 different-sized clips that can hold up to five cables at once. They’re handy for pretty much any room in the house and can keep bedside tables, TV stands, and kitchen nooks organized as well.
Sometimes there simply is not enough storage space in the kitchen, and that’s where this over-the-cabinet storage unit comes in. Rather than squeezing cans or cutting boards into tight spots, the organizer gives you the ability to have a whole new area without costing as much as other expandable options. The $14 tool hangs over cabinet doors as a minimally invasive storage rack, and it’s also a great option for bathroom cabinets and closets because it can act as another stand for toiletries and makeup.
It seems like every food container lid out there is part of some mass vanishing act that takes place when we’re asleep. How do those things disappear when the actual containers remain intact? With the YouCopia organizer, this problem will hopefully fade away. It’s made to keep track of those pesky lids while also organizing them in a way that won’t leave you rummaging through drawers and cabinets.
For nail polish and other small belongings, this clear and tiered rack is great for arranging miscellaneous items that would otherwise live at the bottom of your junk drawers. Only one foot wide and six inches long, the slim organizer can fit in drawers, on shelves, or on desks with ease. Use it in crafts rooms, closets, or kitchens to combat pesky everyday clutter.
Let’s face it: Stacking pans on top of each other never works out. There’s always one that’ll come toppling down during the worst time (we’re looking at you, Zoom meetings) and your cookware does not deserve the scratches they’ll endure from this method. Ditch the balancing act for the real deal with this pan organizer that can give some structure to your cabinets. It can be assembled in three different shapes that each provide enough storage for eight or more pans at once.
Pipes often get in the way of a perfectly good storage space that resides below the sink. The awkward shape makes it hard to fit the typical racks and shelves inside the area, which is why the SimpleHouseware creation is so clever: The shelves move around to create spaces on whatever side you need and hold up your belongings on the other space. It’s such a useful home addition that shoppers call it “life changing.”
Water bottles in a cabinet are like pins at a bowling alley: It’s not a matter of if they’ll topple down, it’s a matter of when. Avoid the mess with this simple organizer that has garnered more than 1,200 reviews and a 4.5-star rating.
Your junk drawers don’t need every version of battery out there to work, so instead of leaving them at the bottom of these spaces, how about organizing them? It’ll help you out in the long run when, in a hurry, you can find the energy source you need without working a sweat. This pack holds 93 different batteries from AAA to 9 Volt.
Instantly organize your instant coffee with the holder that can fit into tight corners, kitchen cabinets, or pantry shelves. The Blacksmith Family K Cup Holder can host up to 40 coffee pods at once. Its revolving base makes it easy to view all of the flavor options you’ve collected, and keeps you from having to rearrange your cabinets.
Sometimes clutter comes with you, especially when it’s in your purse. Great for tote bags, crossbodies, and even large clutches, this purse insert comes with a total of 13 pockets that can fit everything from pocketbooks to lip gloss. With 15 color options, it’s easy to match this to your purse for a seamless blend.
Your drawers will thank you for this addition. The six-piece set of drawer dividers is great for sorting out socks and intimates, as well as other small items like remotes, cords, and batteries. The different-sized boxes can be divided into various spaces of your home, or be placed together in one dresser. You can use them in a dresser, TV stand, or cabinet.
Clutter seems to build up at lightning speed in the car, especially if multiple family members are using it. Add some additional storage space to unused areas with this car gap organizer, which geniusly fits right next to each front seat. It’s great for keeping track of phones, wallets, and pens.
Keep your hair dryer and flat iron within reach with this easy-to-install wall mount. The swirled hair dryer holder is designed also to keep the power cord in place, so you won’t be tripping over any dangling ends. In addition to a dryer, the sleek device can hold hot tools, toothbrushes, toiletries and more. Plus, it comes with a combined shelf that can be used as even more storage or a place to feature decor items.
Quit the habit of throwing spare grocery bags under the sink (or in the trash) and keep them all together with Simplehuman’s $15 bag dispenser. It mounts onto walls, shelves, and cabinets and is great for households that like to reuse plastic bags for lunches or walks with the dog. The clever hack has nearly 13,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating thanks to its useful design.
If your refrigerator is starting to give you nightmares, consider investing in some plastic storage bins that can hold your goodies without blocking them out of view. The Vtopmart bins come in four different sizes, including narrow (14.5 inches by 4.5 inches) and extra-large (14.5 inches by 8.5 inches).
Yes, a sponge is just one thing, but it’s a nuisance. Seeing it laying around the sink or throughout the kitchen can really dampen the mood. Not to mention the residue a soapy sponge leaves can be tough to get rid of. Keep your sponge out of sight (but not out of mind) with a stainless steel suction basket that is made to stick inside of the sink. Your sponge will be readily available without dripping over expensive appliances or countertops.