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The Absolute Best Organizing Products
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Recommendations from my 20 years of experience as a pro organizer! Tackle almost any organizing project and make the best use of your space with these products. There are a zillion organizing products out there - unfortunately a lot of them aren't gr...[email protected]
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Organizing Must-Haves
As a professional organizer, these are the products I never leave home without.
 
No organizing project is complete without a high-quality, easy-to-use label maker! When everything has a home, and you can easily see what goes where, you’ll finally be able to stay organized. Takes 4 AAA batteries (not included) and “M” tape (starte...
Brother P-Touch Label Maker
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Be super-organized and stock up on extra tape for your label maker. You’ll be glad you did! Tip from Lisa: Make it easy for everyone to know what’s stored where. Put labels on: the front edges of shelves; the top edge of drawers; inside cabinet doors...
Extra Label Tape (2 Pack)
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My most essential tool! Quickly and clearly label almost anything, from file folders (use the ultra fine point) to large cardboard boxes (use the big chisel tip to make it easy to read). Grab the fine point Sharpie and a pack of Super Sticky Post-it ...
Sharpie Markers - I couldn't function without them
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A must for any organizing project! Create quick labels. (Lisa has seen her Post-its still sticking on client’s containers years later – yet they remove easily.) Identify items to donate, sell, recycle, shred or toss. Use different colors for differen...
Super Sticky Post-It Notes
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There’s a reason this book is a classic! It describes a clear process to get organized, with lots of specific examples for different rooms. It’s one of the few organizing books I recommend. If you’re thinking of becoming a professional organizer your...
Organizing from the Inside Out
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Containers

Grouping similar things together is a cornstone of getting organized. These containers keep “like with like” so you can easily find what you need.

 
Great in cabinets for larger items - cleaning products, bags of snacks, hair styling tools …
Clear Plastic Bins, 8" x 12" x 11"H, Pack of 2
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Versatile bin for larger items or for containing a lot of smaller items.
Clear Plastic Bins, 8.25" x 11.5" x 8"H, Pack of 2, 4, 6 or 8.
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Clear bins (with integrated handles!) make organizing easy – once you’ve sorted items into categories, keep them contained and visible. Use them in kitchen cabinets (small items won’t get lost in the back of a shelf), in the fridge, under the sink, o...
Clear Plastic Storage Bin 8" x 10" x 5"H
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Versatile bin for storing small items.
Plastic Storage Bin, 8” x 8” x 6”H
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Versatile small bin. Solid plastic makes it great for items that could spill. 
Plastic Storage Bin 6"x10"x5"H
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General Organization & Storage

These products are Professional Organizer-approved to help you create storage systems that will last and use your space effectively.

 
Pop these spring-loaded dividers into a shallow drawer to create custom-sized compartments for different types of items, in any room of the house. Mind-blowing tip: you can also use them vertically to divide the space between shelves.
Drawer Dividers, 16.8"-22"L x 2.2"H, Pack of 4
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Separate different categories of items in deeper drawers.
Drawer Dividers - Pack of 5
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Double your shelf space. Separate different sizes of plates and bowls.
Small Shelf Doublers, 7" x 7" x 6" H, Set of 2
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Double your shelf space
Shelf Doublers, Set of 2
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Double your shelf space
2 Shelf Doublers - 12.5" x 10" x 5.25" H
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Closets, Clothes and Shoes
Go from closet woes to closet goals with these affordable and effective products!
 
My number one tip to create space and calm in your closet – use matching skinny hangers. They really make a difference! The metal hooks glide smoothly on a closet rod – so much better than plastic hangers.
Slim, Velvet Non-Slip Hangers
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These hooks let you connect multiple hangers to save closet space. These are less expensive and easier to use than cascading hanger contraptions which come linked together.
Cascading Hanger Hooks, Pack of 50
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Easily organize your hanging clothes! Categorize your clothes, putting like with like, then use these dividers (which even come with labels!) so you can easily find what you want to wear. No more digging through hoodies when you need a jacket for wor...
Closet Rod Organizers
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Easily grab your pants without removing the hanger.
Open-ended Pants Hangers
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Not just for kids! Great in shallow closets and for folks with narrow shoulders.
Kid's Hangers 14" wide - Pack of 50
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Kitchen
Many of the products in the General Organization section will also help you make the most of your kitchen space.
 
5 compartment cutlery organizer. The smooth plastic is easy to clean and contains the inevitable crumbs.
Cutlery Organizer, 11.4"W x 12.8"L x 1.8"H
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Keep a small drawer organized.
Small Bamboo Cutlery Organizer 10.5"W x 14"L x 2"H
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Free up a kitchen drawer! Attach this inside a low cabinet door (just be sure there's clearance for it in front of cabinet shelves).
Wrap and Bag Organizer
 
Organize a narrow drawer. Great for pens too.
Narrow Cutlery Organizer, 7"W x 12"L x 1.5"H
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Create some handy storage instantly. Great inside a cabinet door, on the fridge, or wherever you need a little extra space.
Self-Adhesive Organizer
Bath
Also check out products in the General Organization section to make the most of your bathroom space.
 
Top tier can be set at different heights. Shelf panels can be positioned around pipes.
Under-sink Organizer
 
Make the best use of your space. 8.3" W x 14.4" D, Height varies depending on placement of top basket.
Under-sink Organizer - Smaller
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Keep small items contained and handy. Save space by storing your toothpase and toothbrush standing up.
Medicine Cabinet / Drawer / Vanity Organizer
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Instantly add storage to your bath tub or shower
OXO Good Grips Aluminum Pole Shower Caddy
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Spiff up a shower rod, or a 1" closet rod.  Curtains and hangers glide more smoothly. Can also be used to conceal cords.
Shower Rod Cover - 1" diameter
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Paper, Information & Productivity

These products will help you create a workspace that works!

 
Folders are the easiest, cheapest, most efficient way to store and organize papers. 3 tab positions keep your labels visible. 
Manila Folders
 
Hanging files keep your manila folders organized, visible and accessible. The hanging file stays in the drawer - remove the manila folder you need, then put it back in the right stop. The Pendaflex brand really is better. Don't cheap out! Use the inc...
Pendaflex Hanging File Folders - Pack of 25
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A must-have for your filing system - use these tabs to label your hanging folders. New boxes of hanging folders come with the tabs. If you have a supply of hanging folders but can't find the tabs, buy these! Other colors available - great for color c...
Pendaflex Plastic Tabs & Inserts for Hanging File Folders - 2" Clear, Pack of 25
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My favorite product to keep active files handy and organized; it's like a mini file cabinet. Great if you need to move your papers from place to place. The Container Store has a big selection in different materials.
Desktop File Box with Lid, 7.4’’ x 13’’ x 10.4’"H. Comes in other colors.
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Store old files here and free up space in your file cabinet. Great for old tax info you need to keep but don't use. Or use as a temporary file cabinet. Boxes stack securely.
File Box. Holds Hanging Files. 14.1" x 18" x 10.7"H
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Cords and Cables
 
Easiest cord control – just cut a strip to the length you need and wrap cords neatly. Tons of other uses. Keep your yoga mat rolled. Wrap up wrapping paper. Keep holiday lights from tangling. Bundle small things together – from candles to pencils to ...
Versatile VELCRO Strip
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Wrap and contain cords, quickly and easily.
Cord Protector, 0.5" diameter x 10', white
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HIde a single cord along a wall.
Adhesive Single Cord Concealer, 125" total length x .6" w x .4" h
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Cover and protect a single cord, quickly and easily.
Cord Protector Sleeve, 0.25" diameter x 10' long
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Control your cords. Removable. No tools required.
Removable Clear Cord Clips, 13 Clips
Shelving

Shelves are a great way to maximize your space. Store more in a small footprint, with items easily accessible and visible. Attractive bookshelves are nice options for the rooms you live in; sturdy metal wire or plastic shelves are great for utilitari...

 
Inexpensive wire shelving option for lighter-weight items. Easy-to-assemble shelves that come in a variety of sizes to make the most of almost any space. Customizable – place the shelves at any height in 1" increments. Add shelving to a closet, kitch...
Lighter-Duty Wire Shelving Unit 24"W x 14"D x 60"H
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Casters make it easy to move this shelf - great if you need to position it in front of an electrical panel or a space where you need to move it.
Wire Shelving Unit w/Optional Wheels, 23.2"W x 13.8"D x 72"H
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Super-strong easy-to-assemble shelves that come in a variety of sizes to make the most of almost any space. Customizable – place the shelves at any height in 1" increments. Add shelving to a closet, garage, attic, storage unit, or anywhere you need m...
Wire Shelving Unit 24"W x 18"D x 72"H
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Fits under a closet rod.
29.3"W x 13.6"D x 42.9"H
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Super-strong easy-to-assemble shelves. Customizable – place the shelves at any height in 1" increments. Add shelving to a closet, garage, attic, storage unit, or anywhere you need more storage. Comes in a wide variety of sizes.
Wire Shelving Unit. 36" W x 14" D x 54" H. Many sizes available.
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Hooks

Hooks are a quick, easy way to use your vertical space - walls, doors, inside cabinet doors - and to keep things accessible.

 
Instant organization! Removable stick-on hooks that you’ll use everywhere. Hang jewelry, belts, bags, hats, leashes and umbrellas inside a closet. Stick a pot-holder or cutting board inside a kitchen cabinet. Hang your headphones under your desk … Lo...
Command Hooks - White
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Great for hanging items with a small hanging hole - kitchen gadgets, pot holders, etc. Pop them inside a cabinet door (just be sure there's clearance in front of any shelves).
Command Medium Wire Toggle Hooks, 7 Hooks, 8-Strips
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Unobtrusive, useful hooks. Stick on quicklly, remove cleanly.
Command Clear Medium Hooks
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Strong - and removable. Great for larger, heavier items like coats, bags, even a step stool.
Command Jumbo Hooks
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Stylish, removable, strong hook. I've used this hook in multi-million-dollar homes and it looks great!
Command Nickel Double Hook
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Labelling - Cricut Joy Products
Gorgeous DIY labels plus greeting cards, and more! No design skills needed!
 
Take your labels to the next level! Also makes greeting cards (with separate card mat and insert cards).
Cricut Joy Home Labeling Starter Kit
 
More fun with your Cricut Joy machine!
Cricut Joy Card Mat, 4.5" x 6.25"
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Make your own greeting cards. So fun!
Cricut Joy Cards & Envelopes - 12
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Make removable labels and stickers in almost any shape or size
Cricut Joy Removable Vinyl, 120” Roll, White
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Make removable labels and stickers in almost any shape or size
Cricut Joy Removable Vinyl, 48" Roll, Black
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Specialty & Other Products
 
Keep jewelery visible and accessible, in a sliver of closet rod space. Or hang on a hook inside a closet or on the door.
2-Sided Hanging Jewelry Organizer
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Need I say more?
Ball Wall Mount - 1
 
Mounting a ball collection can make an attractive wall display.
Ball Wall Mount - Set of 4
 
Create a work space almost any place. Assembly required.
Computer Armoire
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A compact work space with storage.
Desk with Hutch
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Just for Fun!

In the spirit of my aim to make organizing easy, fast and even fun!

 
Many have my clients have “issues” with The New Yorker (pun intended!). I get it! This clip is from the TV show The Good Place. Ted Danson plays Michael, a non-human being, who’s being punished – maybe by the Devil himself. It cracks me up every time...
For anyone who reads the New Yorker
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