My 10 Must-Have Organizing Products

As much as I love organization, I’ve never been one to collect a bunch of organizing gizmos and gadgets. I like to keep it as simple as possible; believe it or not, too many bins or fancy organizers can actually add clutter to a space! When I do find organizing products I love, then, I will shout it from the rooftops! 🙂

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Since we’ve been talking a lot about organization around here lately, I thought I would compile a list of the 10 organizing products that I would deem “must-haves.” We are using all of these in our house currently (and used many of them in our previous house as well), and I love that they help to keep our spaces neat and tidy!

Organized pantry with decanted baking items, pasta, and spices

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My 10 Must-Have Organizing Products

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1. Wine Rack as Water Bottle Holder

I shared this wine rack-turned-water bottle holder on my organized pantry video earlier this week, and people went crazy for it! It has done wonders for keeping our water bottles organized– they’re no longer losing their lids or falling over all the time!

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These wine racks could probably also be used to hold cans of hair product– like mousse and hairspray– under the bathroom sink.

2. ALGOT Closet System

If you’ve been around my blog for very long, you know that I am pretty much obsessed with the ALGOT closet system from IKEA.

[FYI… IKEA recently discontinued their ALGOT system and replaced it with BOAXEL, which is very similar.]

Between our two houses, we’ve used it in six (!!!) spaces! It has worked well for maximizing space in our small master closet in the townhouse…

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…for giving the boys’ extra storage room in their small shared closet

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…in our pantries…

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current house

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previous house

…in my craft closet

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…and we put it in the boys’ playroom closet in our new house as well. Whew! That’s a lot of shelving!

3. Towel Bar + Shower Hooks

I have used this system for years to organize my necklaces, and I am still loving it! I can easily find the pieces I’m looking for whenever I need them, and it looks pretty too!

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towel bar + shower hooks in our master closet

4. Cake Stands

I have used a cake stand next to the sink in both of our houses to hold hand soap, a sponge, and a dish cloth. It keeps these items up off the counter and corrals them nicely so that the space doesn’t look cluttered.

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current house

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previous house

Cake stands could also be used to hold jewelry, cosmetic items, office supplies, kitchen oils or seasonings, and more!

5. Broom Holder

We installed this little broom holder in our new house, and it has been a game changer! There are no more brooms or sweepers falling over in the closet, and I can easily grab the cleaning item I need when I need it.

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(The plastic bag dispenser comes in handy too! 😉 )

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6. Risers

These made an appearance in my pantry organization video too! Right now we use a riser to hold our spices, and I love it because it allows us to fit a bunch of items in a small space, and we can still see what’s in each one!

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We used risers for canned goods in the townhouse pantry as well, and they would also be a fun way to display items like nail polish or perfume.

7. Stackable Drawers

I have used stackable drawers in so many ways in our home. They are great for holding hand-me-downs because you can easily access the clothing items when you need them.

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I’ve used them under our bathroom sink to keep our toiletry items at bay.

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I recently ordered an acrylic set to help organize under our kitchen sink. Smaller drawers could also be used to hold anything from cosmetics to k-cups to markers and crayons!

8. Pitchers

We currently use pitchers to keep our kitchen utensils organized! They look beautiful on the counter, and I can use a few of them to separate the utensils by finish– metallic, plastic, and wooden.

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And of course they’re great for displaying flowers as well!

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9. Cosmetic Case

I recently used one of these fold up cosmetic cases to help tame all of the small items in our pool bag, and it was the perfect organizing solution! The different pockets allow me to separate items so they’re easy to find, and they’re clear, so I can easily see what’s in each one.

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They also fold up neatly and don’t take up much space.

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You could use one of these cases to store craft supplies, create a first aid kit, or to store cords without them getting tangled.

10. SKUBB Boxes

I recently used some SKUBB boxes from IKEA to help tidy up some of our dresser drawers, and I love the result. Donnie’s dresser especially has big, wide drawers, and no matter how hard I tried, it was hard to keep them neat. With the SKUBB boxes, I can separate his shirts by type so they’re easy to find, and they’re no longer falling over and making a mess!

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The boxes work perfectly for corralling smaller items like socks as well.

Home organization- Organize and declutter your home with these smart and simple storage solutions! organized, neat, tidy, straighten, clean up, stay organized

Looking for even more organizing solutions? You can see some of my other favorites in these posts:

Top 10 Best Organizing Items from IKEA

Top 10 Best Organizing Items from Target

Favorite Organizing Items from Amazon

20+ Favorite Acrylic Organizers to Organize Every Space in Your House

30+ Perfect Gifts for Anyone Who Is Obsessed with Organizing

So those are some of the organizing solutions I’m loving lately! What would you add to my list? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Abby Lawson, Just a Girl and Her Blog

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.

35 Comments

  1. Thanks for all your tips. I’m working on it little by little.
    I have a cute pitcher that I do put flowers in. Adorable!

  2. April@LoveOurRealLife says:

    These are great ideas! I love IKEA…I have gotten so many organizational items there for a reasonable price. I also like using an over-the-door shoe organizer in my laundry space. I call it a space because I don’t think it’s large enough to officially call it a room! Lol;-). The shoe pockets are perfect for extra cleaning products (while keeping it looking relatively tidy) since I don’t have much counter or cabinet space. Thanks, Abby!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Love that idea, April! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. Charlotte Howard says:

    This is great! Always looking for things to get some things organized with. Organization is such a great way to just feel better like you have more control and it makes you a little more sane, I believe. Thanks for sharing!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I totally agree, Charlotte! It definitely makes me feel more sane! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. Carpenter says:

    I really love the way your home looks! It’s so bright and clean! The risers for your spice are amazing as well! Great job Abby!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Julie Briones says:

    Just put a cake plate on my shopping list. The one I have now is WAY too big to go on my counter. But, I love the smaller diameter on the higher pedestal that you show! Thanks!

    I’m going to tell my daughter about the ‘pool’ organizer. Genius for the diaper bag!

    1. Julie Briones says:

      BTW… you had an apron sink in your town home. Was there a reason you opted not to go that way in your new house?

      1. justagirlabby says:

        Hi, Julie! If we would have gone with the farmhouse style sink in this house, we would have either had to cut out a portion of the cabinet to make it fit or replace the cabinet altogether. Donnie had also requested a single bowl sink since he does the dishes (bless him!) and it was hard to find a farmhouse sink that was big enough that only had one bowl. I hope this helps! Have a wonderful weekend!

        ~Abby =)

        1. Julie Briones says:

          Thanks for the info, Abby. Always nice to hear why people do (or don’t do) certain things. Great input.

          1. justagirlabby says:

            So glad it was helpful for you, Julie! Hope you’re having a great week! <3

            ~Abby =)

    2. justagirlabby says:

      So glad these ideas were helpful for you, Julie! Happy Friday! <3

      ~Abby =)

  6. These are all great ideas! We are moving soon and I
    plan on implementing these in our new home. This type of blog post is awesome. Thank you!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So glad it was helpful for you, Heather! Good luck with your upcoming move! <3

      ~Abby =)

  7. Your home is so neat and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! I definitely need to use several (ok all) of these ideas! I love the cake stand and pitcher in the kitchen! That looks cute while keeping everything organized. Genius! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Amanda! Glad the ideas were helpful for you! Have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  8. One of my favorite organization tools is those underbed storage bins (the ones with the wheels like you can find at Staples or Walmart). I don’t have a lot of space, so I need to use that space under the bed, but when I used boxes down there, I would forget what I had or wouldn’t be able to get to it. The bins have wheels so they roll right out. I use one for camping gear, one for yarn/knitting supplies, one for workout gear like weights, dvds etc, and one for clothes that are the next size down (I’m trying to get back in shape, and I’m going to need those clothes next month, so I didn’t want to have to buy new ones or climb into the attic! This way they are out of my closet but still reachable). The bins were an especially good fit for the workout stuff, because with the weights a regular box would be hard to move (really heavy!). The rolling bins slide right out, like drawers with lids.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yes! Those bins are PERFECT for under the bed storage! Love them. Thanks for sharing, Joy!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Settle in El Paso says:

    The skubb boxes are looking great. It is surprising how quickly small pieces make the entire place unorganized. Thank you for writing on these neat products. Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  10. LavaidaVandelia says:

    Love the ideas; thank you!
    One question: when you press down on the soap pump, does it not turn the whole cake stand over?
    I’m thinking no, but my brain is wondering.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! I’ve never thought of that! We’ve used the cake stand by the sink for about 2 years now and have never had that happen (even with two crazy little boys using it ;), so I think it’s pretty solid! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Crystal @ The Frugal Sisters says:

    I absolutely love all of these creative ideas for organization! Definitely going to have to try some of these out, especially the pitchers. Thanks for all the great tips! By the way, your new home is so lovely.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thank you Crystal! So glad it was helpful for you! Happy Monday! <3

      ~Abby =)

  12. Debra Sams says:

    Abby,
    I loved reading about your wonderful organization tips. Great ideas to make things look neat and clean. I haven’t had a chance yet to watch the video but plan to. Thank you so much for sharing. And stayed blessed.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Debra! So glad you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  13. Nancy @ Slightly Coastal says:

    Wow! Such great ideas! I’m going to go get my wine rack (stored away with no wine in it currently) and put it to work right away! The pool organizer? Genius!
    I like using a milk crate in my guest bath. I tip it on its side and it holds all the bath towels without them tipping over and then on the “top” (i.e.side) of the milk crate I make a stack of hand towels and a stack of washcloths. No towels tumbling over.

    Going to go watch the video. 🙂
    Nancy

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Nancy! Love the milk crate idea…thanks for sharing! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Sharon Williamson says:

        I would love to see a Computer desk organized

  14. Isadora Guidoni says:

    Amazing ideas, all the photos look beautiful too! The wine rack was a pretty creative one, I’d never think of that!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Isadora! The wine rack has worked great for us! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  15. I too have separate pitchers for wood, plastic, and metal utensils on my kitchen counter. I thought I was the only one. Lol. I use the same kind of cosmetic roll in my car for pens, an extra pair of readers, stain remover, plastic straws, bandaids, safety pins, spare change, etc. Very handy.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Glad it’s not just me! <3

      ~Abby =)

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