Struggling to figure out the best way to get organized? I've put together my favorite organization products and storage solutions for every room of the house so your spaces will be neat and tidy in no time!
Over the years I have used a BUNCH of organization products. Honestly, some of them got in the way more than they helped. But others have been absolutely instrumental in helping us keep our home neat and tidy!
Storage Solutions and Organization Products that Will Get You Organized
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I wanted to put together a list of all of the different storage solutions that have been helpful for us in both our current house and in our former townhouse.
Since that ended up being a lot of different products (and there are a bunch of photos!), I broke it down by room to make everything easier to find. You can click the links below to be taken straight to the room of your choice or just scroll to see them all!
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Kids' Bedroom
- Garage/Basement Storage
- Label Makers
Entryway organization has always been really important to me because it sets the tone for the rest of the house. It's important to have "homes" for the things we need to drop right when we get in the house. And we need easy access to the coats and bags we grab on our way out the door.
The entryway can easily become a cluttered catch-all though, so we've tried to put systems in place to make sure that doesn't happen!
Current Mudroom and Entry Organization Products
Our current house has a mudroom entry from the garage and a small nook by the front door that serves as an entryway as well.
The mudroom has a few hooks where we hang our most used coats and bags.
The drawers hold our winter hats, gloves, and scarves. I used these cute bins to corral the different types of items.
We ripped out the wire shelving that was in our entry closet and replaced it with IKEA ALGOT shelves (now called BOAXEL), which have worked much better for us. Each of my boys has a basket where they can throw their shoes when they come in the door.
Related: Organized Mudroom Reveal
This entry cabinet has been a great solution for the front door entrance to our home.
It holds a few essentials, like hand soap and toilet paper for the powder room that is right next to it. We also keep bug spray and sunscreen in a clear bin so it's easy to put on right before we leave the house.
Since our boys were always running upstairs to their playroom to get art supplies, I created a small art station with crayons, markers, and some paper and coloring books in this cabinet as well.
Related: Kids' Portable Art Station
Townhouse Entry Storage Solutions
Since we turned our coat closet into the pantry, we converted the old pantry into a mini mudroom where each member of the family could hang their most used coat and bag.
We also kept a basket on the floor to corral shoes.
Related: Townhouse Coat Storage
Shop Our Entryways
To learn more about the items we used to organize our entryways, click on any of the images below. If the exact item we used was no longer sold, I tried to find something really similar and linked to that instead.
Kitchens can be tricky to get organized because they often need to hold a lot of different items. In both our current kitchen and townhouse kitchen, I tried to use only the organization products that helped to maximize space and keep our items orderly.
Current Kitchen Storage Solutions
We are fortunate that our current kitchen has a lot of storage space, but we still tried to be really strategic about where we placed everything.
We used drawer dividers to organize our utensil drawers. I only keep the gadgets I use most often in the drawer. Gadgets that I only use occasionally are kept in a basket on a higher shelf up out of the way.
One of the areas where I tried really hard to maximize space was under our kitchen sink! I used stacking drawers to hold dishcloths and sponges to make the most of the vertical space.
In the pantry, I used y-weave bins to corral different types of items. I decant our dry goods into matching containers so I can easily see what we have. It also looks tidier than trying to deal with a bunch of non-uniform boxes and bags.
I use a riser to store our spices, which are all in matching jars so they look neater and take up less space. And I finally solved our water bottle storage problem by using a few acrylic wine racks to store them horizontally.
Related: Our Organized Kitchen Tour
Townhouse Kitchen Organization Products
Our townhouse kitchen was not very big at all, so we really had to make the most of every inch! We tore out the old, ugly kitchen that was there when we moved in and replaced it with an IKEA SEKTION kitchen.
The SEKTION cabinets are a few inches deeper and they have a few built-in storage solutions that really helped us make the most of our small space.
As I mentioned above, I use a basket to store the extra gadgets we don't use often, so they are tucked neatly away.
We had different food storage containers in our last house, but the same strategy still worked. All containers were the same type so they could nest easily. And the lids were corralled in a small bin.
To store our baking sheets and cutting boards, I used a simple organizer to help them stand vertically.
We converted the coat closet in our townhouse into a pantry, using the IKEA BOAXEL system to make the most of the space. Again, risers, uniform containers, and pretty bins helped to corral all of the different pantry items and keep them neat and tidy.
Related: How to Organize a Small Kitchen
Shop Our Kitchens
To learn more about the items we used to organize our kitchens, click on any of the images below.
The only real storage piece in our living room is the entertainment unit we created using the IKEA BESTA system.
Its drawers hold our DVDs, which I've corralled in clear bins to keep them from falling over.
The boys' video game accessories are also stored in these drawers. We used bins again to separate the different types of characters they have.
We don't store much in the dining room, but we have a few easy systems in place. The china cabinet was my grandmother's, and I love decorating the top part for each season.
The other storage piece we have in the dining room is a sideboard that I converted from a dresser. Donnie helped me add a shelf to display some pitchers and cake stands.
I use the file folding technique to store our table runners and placemats. Small boxes also help corral the placemats.
Related: Dining Room Tour
Shop Our Dining Room
To learn more about the items we used to organize our dining room, click on any of the images below.
My office in both of our houses has always been a mix of office, craft room, and decor storage. Since I'm trying to organize a bunch of different items, it was important to pick my storage solutions wisely!
My Current Office Organization Products
My desk drawers hold all of my different office supplies, and I use organizers like this one to keep them in order.
I kind of have a thing for throw pillows, so I needed a place to store the ones we aren't currently using around our house. This etagere ended up being the perfect solution.
The bottom part holds our printer, paper, and ink.
I also like these clear lidded bins to hold things like my photo props, label maker supplies, and paint chips.
My office didn't have any type of closet, so we created one using pieces from the IKEA PAX system.
It gives me a ton of storage space, even for awkwardly shaped items like wreaths and gift bags.
The drawers come in handy too. These boxes help divide up the drawers and store everything neatly.
Related: Organized Office Tour
My Townhouse Office Storage Solutions
My townhouse office was much smaller. Again, I used the strategy of open shelving + opaque bins to be pretty and practical at the same time.
We created this storage unit with two plain bookshelves and a cube unit, adding trim to the top to make them look a little fancier. The pegboard was a huge help when organizing my small craft supplies.
My desk was more minimalist. I just used a small cube unit underneath to hold a few office supplies.
Related: Townhouse Office Tour
Donnie's Current Office Organization Products
Donnie's office is definitely more on the masculine side! He decided to use pieces from The Container Store's Elfa system to organize his space.
He used a few shelves and a pegboard from the system to create a side table and storage area by his chair.
Then he also created an entire wall of storage with Elfa to hold his books, magazines, and video equipment. The drawers hold various office supplies.
Related: Donnie's Office Tour
Shop Our Offices
To learn more about the items we used to organize our offices, click on any of the images below.
I always want to make sure our bedrooms are a relaxing haven, so I try to keep them as uncluttered as possible. Decluttering anything we don't use and/or love and choosing the right storage pieces is key!
Our Current Master Bedroom and Closet Storage Solutions
We were able to add some extra storage in our master bedroom with these pretty three-drawer nightstands.
I use the file folding technique (aka the KonMari Method) to fold our clothes, and I know it's not for everyone, but it has been a total game changer for us!
I found Donnie's dresser (which also doubles as a TV stand!) for $40 on Craigslist and have given it a few different makeovers in the time we've owned it.
Related: Our Master Bedroom Tour
One of the first projects we did in our current house was to tear out the wire shelving in our master closet and replace it with a closet system from EasyClosets. Everything has a home, which helps it stay tidy.
Related: Organized Master Closet Tour
Our Townhouse Master Bedroom and Closet Organization Products
Our townhouse bedroom was small, but we were able to maximize the space we had with smart storage solutions.
We added our go-to IKEA BOAXEL system to the shared closet, and though it wasn't very big, we managed to fit a lot into it!
Related: Townhouse Closet Details
Shop Our Bedrooms
To learn more about the items we used to organize our bedrooms, click on any of the images below.
Our boys have shared a bedroom for most of their lives. We did it to save space in our townhouse. Then when we moved, they really wanted to stay together because they were so used to it!
Our Boys' Current Shared Bedroom Organization Products
The boys pretty much just sleep in their current bedroom since they have a dedicated playroom. They have a small nightstand in between their beds that has some storage, as well as a little wall unit that can hold a few books.
We went with the IKEA BOAXEL system again for their closet. The closet is tiny, but having two rows to hang their clothes has really helped. (Plus, little Caleb can now reach his own items without help!)
Related: Shared Boys' Bedroom Tour
Our Boys' Townhouse Shared Bedroom Storage Solutions
Because we needed the boys' room in the townhouse to serve a bunch of different functions, bunkbeds were a must for saving space.
A ladder shelf also helped to store some toys in their room without taking up a ton of space. (Donnie actually made this shelf, but this one is similar.)
Related: Our Boys' Townhouse Bedroom Tour
Shop the Kids' Bedrooms
To learn more about the items we used to organize our kids' bedrooms, click on any of the images below.
Oh, the dreaded playroom! 😉 Toys can be one of the biggest challenges to organize, but we've done our best!
Our Boys' Current Playroom Storage Solutions
They have a little coloring station with a desk, a rolling cart for their supplies, and a wall-mounted magazine file to hold their coloring books. We display their artwork using this wire and hook combination.
LEGOs can be an especially big challenge to organize! You can see my full LEGO organization theory in this post, but basically we use these two towers to store them...
...and have shelves to display the finished products in the closet.
Related: Organized Playroom Tour
Our Boys' Townhouse Play Area Organization Products
The toy area in the townhouse was part of our living room. It definitely wasn't ideal-- I much prefer having a room where I can close the door!-- but we did what we could with what we had, and it worked for us.
Shop Our Playrooms
To learn more about the items we used to organize our playrooms, click on any of the images below.
Bathrooms can be tricky to organize because it can be hard to use the cabinet space effectively, and the drawers can be weird sizes!
Our Master Bathroom Organization Products
We tried to maximize vertical space in our master bathroom vanity by using stacking drawers to hold our toiletries...
And we dealt with the awkward deep-but-narrow drawers by adding organizers. The divided trays help to keep my different hair supplies organized.
And the square bins help to keep our products from falling over.
We added a cabinet in the water closet to hold toilet paper, again utilizing vertical space.
Related: Organized Master Bathroom Tour
Our Guest Bathroom Storage Solutions
Our guest bathroom vanity has a similar layout to the master; the drawers are just slightly different.
Again, we used these square bins to help organize the awkwardly shaped drawers.
Related: Organized Guest Bathroom Tour
Shop Our Bathrooms
To learn more about the items we used to organize our bathrooms, click on any of the images below.
Our garage and basement are probably the biggest organization projects we've tackled in this house! It took a while to figure out the best way to use the space, but they've now stayed organized for a while, and our systems are working well!
Our Current Garage Storage Solutions
I organized everything into zones. So we have a lawn and garden zone, a toy zone, a hockey gear zone, a shoes and boots zone, etc. These wall hooks help hold awkwardly shaped items.
Related: Organized Garage Tour
Our Current Basement Organization Products
I used opaque storage bins in the garage since neighbors and visitors see our garage more often, but in the basement (where others rarely visit!) I chose clear storage bins so we could see what was in them and grab what we needed quickly.
Donnie's workshop is in the basement. He is a researcher and spent tons of time figuring out the best containers and toolboxes to use for his collection! You can get his in-depth thoughts about tool storage in this post.
Finally, Donnie is in the process of adding trim to all of our windows, so he needed a way to organize all of the different trim pieces. These brackets have helped keep the trim pieces tidy and out of the way.
Related: Organized Basement Tour
Shop Our Basement and Garage
To learn more about the items we used to organize our garage and basement, click on any of the images below.
I realize that label makers aren't a space in the home, but I couldn't do a post about my favorite organizing tools without mentioning them because I use them all the time!
I use a program on my computer to design the label then send it to the machine to cut it out. (Similar to a printer, but with a blade!) You can see the step by step process I use to make labels with my Silhouette in this post.
My other go-to machine for labeling is my DYMO MobileLabeler. I like it because it has lots of pretty fonts to choose from and is a quick way to create the labels I need.
My favorite way to do labels with a label maker is to put down a pretty piece of washi tape and then use clear tape with black writing over it.
Shop My Label Makers
To learn more about my favorite label makers and accessories, click on any of the images below.
So those are my most favorite organization products and storage solutions that we've used in our homes! I hope you've found some ideas that will help you organize your own house!
I know my list isn't exhaustive-- What are your favorite organization products that you use in your home? Let me know in the comments below!
If you're thinking of using some of the items I mentioned, be sure to pin the image below so you can come back to this post later!
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This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.