25 Items Under $25 to Help Organize Your Life

Getting organized isn’t easy. But staying organized can be even harder. A place for everything and everything in its place. That’s the mark of an organized home.

 

As a natural-born messie with a bent toward hoarding, I know the struggle. But I’ve learned the joy of decluttering and gaining control over my disorganized self—one drawer, cupboard, closet, and room at a time.

Today I want to update 25 of my best organizational helpers that can help organize your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, handbag, and car, too. These organizers can quickly turn chaos to calm.

1. Makeup Organizer

This professional vanity makeup organizer is clear acrylic so you can see exactly what you have and exactly where everything is because it is large enough for everything to be assigned a place!

Holds makeup brushes, skin care products with lots of room for lipsticks, eyeliners, shadows, powders, and more. Easy to assemble. Adjustable shelves.

 

2. Classic Shower Dispenser

This Classic Shower Dispenser is perfect for eliminating shower bottle clutter. Fill the chambers with your shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Pumps pre-measure just the right amount, eliminating waste and saving money. Installs in minutes without tools, using silicone.


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3. Hair Styling Tools Organizer

This compact Style Station holds a hairdryer plus two more tools such as a flat iron and curling iron—or brushes and other tools.

Designed for safely cooling down and storing styling tools. Can hang on a towel bar, sit on the countertop or store in a cabinet or drawer.

4. Jumbo Underbed Storage Units

This set of two jumbo storage units are designed to fit under a bed and large enough to fit large comforters, blankets and out of season clothes. Zipper closures protect contents from dust, and small windows let you can see what’s inside. Ideal for clothing, sweaters, coats, jacket, shoes, toys, comforters, blankets, pillows and extra sheets and linens. What a brilliant use for that space under beds.

 

5. Underbed Shoe Organizer

Get all of your shoes organized and out of side in these terrific shoe organizers that fit under a bed. Holds 12 pairs of shoes and each organizer has a zippered clear top to keep shoes clean and dust-free. Made of breathable non-woven fabric that allows items air flow, keeping them fresh.

6. Dresser Drawer Organizer Boxes

This set of 6 cloth-covered dresser organizer boxes are what you need to organize underwear, socks, and shirts in dresser drawers. Now you can see at a glance what you have!

 

7. Six-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer

Closets too crowded and cluttered for comfort? This 6-shelf hanging closet organizer turns wasted space into excellent storage for sweaters, shirts, jeans or other closet items. Perfect solution!


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What’s behind your closet door? Orderly rows of shoes, stacks of folded t-shirts, and hanging clothes arranged by color and season? Or do you have a situation that could be declared a national disaster?


8. Space Saver Velvet Hangers

These velvet-covered hangers are super thin to free-up 50 percent more space in a closet. The soft texture of velvet grips clothing items so they don’t land on the floor. This 30-pack will go a long way to transform any closet from chaos to organized.

9. Felt Handbag Insert Organizer 

There are few things as frustrating as a highly disorganized purse or handbag. But if it doesn’t have pockets and compartments it’s nearly impossible to keep things in there organized. This felt bag insert with all the pockets and compartments that you’re missing is the answer! The insert drops in your purse and you’re good to go! Things will stay organized too. Comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Amazing.

10. Kitchen Cabinet Organizer

These stackable shelves turn a disorderly kitchen cupboard into an organized display. Make sure you measure your space so these shelves fit your space exactly. And look, it’s a 2-pack!

11. Two-Tier Kitchen Turntable

Here’s another option for a kitchen upper cabinet that’s more like a deep dark hole into which things fall and never return. This 2-tier turntable spins easily to bring what’s in the back … to the front. Genius!

12. Wire Basket Open Scoop Front

Just the perfect multifunctional storage solution for any room in the home. That open design lets you stack these baskets with access to their contents. Love the copper option!

13. Kitchen Cabinet Pan and Lid Organizer

This great pan organizer saves cabinet and countertop space, storing up to 5 pans or lids, either vertically or horizontally. And you can reach for a single pan without having to dig through the entire lot of pans and lids you have stuffed in the drawer under the stove.

 

 

 

 

14. Stackable Coffee Pod and Tea Bag Organizer

These two stackable drawers are the way to organize coffee pods and tea bags specifically, but work for just about anything that’s small-ish, gets lost in the pantry and needs to be corraled. These little drawers look great next to any coffee maker either side-by-side or stacked to preserve space.

15. Food Storage Container Set

This set of 7 Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers with 7 lids is guaranteed to be leak-proof with airtight seals and secure latches. Stack perfectly. Lifetime warranty from Rubbermaid, too.

16. Pull Down Stadium-Style Spice Rack

This versatile spice rack holds 18 of your spice jars in a way that lets you see each and every one of them. Think stadium seating where everyone can see the stage. Comes with the hardware necessary to mount the rack to wood shelving. And it pulls down so you have access to your spices at eye level!

17. Mail Key Wall Shelf Organizer

This small wooden shelf with hooks for keys, a shelf for phones and a bin for the daily mail just might be the way to turn clutter and lost things into accessible convenience, whether mounted by the front door, in the kitchen, garage, or some other spot in the house. Comes in a choice of two styles.

18. Rolling Utility Cart

Love this three-tier cart. The four casters make it roll around easily creating an extra workspace in the kitchen, convenient storage for craft projects or even as a nightstand in the bedroom. Fits easily into a small closest or out of the way corner and comes in a variety of colors.

19. Grid-It Organizer

Charging cords, adapters and other electronic gear driving you nuts? A Grid-It organizer just might solve the problem. I have two of these—one in my tote bag and the other in a kitchen drawer. No more lost or tangled charger cards or other little accessories that can get lost so easily. Handiest thing ever!

 

 

20. Car Backseat Organizer

Here’s a fabulous way to organize the backseat of your car. These backseat organizers (2-pack) strap to the back of the driver and front passenger seat and have pockets for water bottles, tissues, and toys. Accommodates a tablet or iPad in the folio case to keep the kids entertained.

21. Car Trunk Organizer

If the trunk of your car looks more like a rolling trash can than a well-appointed storage closet, this cargo organizing tote may be the best and perfect solution. It has compartments to handle grocery bags, a non-slip waterproof bottom and is made from rugged polyester. And when not in use, it collapses to fit into a small space. I take mine right into Costco or the supermarket with me instead of a flimsy reusable grocery bag.

 

 

22. Collapsible Laundry Basket

Whoever designed this sturdy collapsible laundry basket needs an award. The most brilliant thing ever! Fully extended this basket is sturdy, lightweight and the perfect shape and size. Collapsed, it uses 70% less space fitting between the wall and the dryer or between the dryer and washer. Or into a cupboard or pantry. Easy to pop open and collapse, too. Simply genius!

23. Wire Pull-Out Cabinet Organizer

We just installed these pull-out cabinet organizers in the under-sink cabinets in our bathrooms. Oh my. What a wonderful way to turn those dark, hard-to-reach areas (prone to collecting all manner of clutter) into useful, easy-to-see, managed storage areas.

24. Adjustable Bamboo Drawer Organizer

Got a junk drawer? This drawer divider and organizer just might be the solution. Look at all of those compartments. Not the right configuration? Six dividers are movable to create up to 15 compartments. Constructed of beautiful bamboo, you’ll want to open your newly organized drawer just to see how pretty it looks.

25. Remote Control Organizer

Yes, it’s a luxury. You could keep all of your remote controls in a cut-down Cheerios box. Or you could switch to generic cereal and save enough to get this beautiful PU leather remote control holder. Holds up to five remote controls, comes in three color choices. An elegant solution for an annoying problem.

First published: 10-28-19; Revised & Updated 2-19-20


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    • Roxsan says:

      I found soft plastic covers on Ebay mine is now hot pink, but hubby still loses it, easy for me to find though!

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  1. Priscilla Khirfan says:

    I have been using under the bed storage since before they invented the commercial ones. I’d find the largest box I could that would slide under the bed and store stuff in it. When we moved in the early 60s my husband and the movers made jokes about how much stuff I had under the beds.

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  2. Betty Thomas says:

    I have used a purse organizer for years. They are so useful not only for organization in the purse but for a quick change from purse to purse. All you do is pull the organizer out and swap it to the purse of the day. i’m thrilled to see this one, I just tried to replace my old one, it was becoming tattered, and the replacement was way too small and the opening not ideal. Thanks Mary! I’m also excited about the collapseable laundry basket. I use laundry baskets for many chores so I need one. We just remodeled our laundry room and hate the thought of a laundry basket sitting in the middle of the room. This is a perfect one to stash!

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  3. rowan says:

    7 inch over the door hook is my favorite thing, I have two on my bedroom closet door – one facing into the closet holds my 25 tshirts, one facing out is where I hang clothes that need a bit more drying time after washing.

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  4. rowan says:

    I use the Ikea rolling cart next to my stove to hold all my herbs, oil, vinegar, and other misc cooking ingredients as well as my cooking utensils. it is totally brilliant.

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  5. Birgit Nicolaisen says:

    I found fabric baskets for in our dresser drawers at the dollar store. Even cheaper and work perfectly fine. Some great ideas here. Thanks!

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  6. Gladys Berkemeier says:

    Thanks for these ideas!! I use the 6 shelf hanging closet organizer for my yarn in a spare room closet!! I can see what I have! Unfortunately, or not, your choice, it doesn’t ALL fit in there, LOL!!

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  7. Ann Marie says:

    I recently purchased the rolling cart at Michael’s for $30. I then saw it at Walmart and IKEA for the same price. It comes in many colors too!

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    • Birgit Nicolaisen says:

      I love the shower dispenser I have in our bathroom. It has clear containers so it’s super easy to see when the shampoo, conditioner or shower gel is getting low. Keeps things so much neater too.

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