The Best of Everything: Home Organization Gear.

By: Jen Shoop

I often receive questions about organizing tools, and though I’ve shared ideas in scattershot fashion across many posts, I thought I’d organize everything in one post, sorted by room. Because we’re all stuck inside so…maybe a good time to tackle some of these projects?

My leading tip for keeping clutter to a minimum is investing in a lot of these Stori plastic bins (seen above), as they line more or less every drawer in our home…

The Best Closet/Dresser Organization Gear.

+Drawer dividers — much easier to stay in the habit of folding clothes neatly with these in place.

+Slim velvet hangers and hanger clips.

+Acrylic shelf dividers.

+Fabric cube storage bins — we have a great closet with built-in shelving, and many of these bins slide right in / along the top shelf of our closet. Easier to keep things organized/tidy-looking and then you can just select the bin you need. I also have used these (different shape) for the children’s clothing. I like the window on the side so you can see what’s in there.

+Underwear drawer organizer.

+Ziploc space bags. If you’re really short on space, these are the best way to keep out-of-season clothes compactly stored.

+Underbed shoe organizer.

The Best Bathroom Organization Gear.

+OXO shower caddy.

+I organize all back-up/sample cosmetics and skincare in these pouches, organized by hair, makeup, skincare, travel, etc, and stow them all in a big tupperware.

+Medicine cabinet / drawer organizers — and these, too. I have these in all shapes, sizes, and configurations.

+Acrylic cube for makeup.

+Bath toy bin (<<genius design, as water drips down to removable bottom liner to prevent mold).

+Pottery Barn glass canisters for qtips, the best facial cotton known to woman, etc.

The Best Kitchen Organization Gear.

+Cutlery organizer — the expandable one fits nearly any drawer size.

+Shelf risers are a must if you’re short on cabinet space. These are incredibly heavy-duty and well-made.

+Napkin dispenser.

+Gorilla grip drawer and shelf liner — great for cabinets housing pots and pans.

+MDesign storage bins.

+Reusable produce bags.

+OXO sponge organizer.

+Simple Human trashcan.

+If you don’t have a dedicated drawer for baggies/saran wrap/foil, I loved these for keeping them organized under our sink.

+Soda/sparkling water organizer for fridge.


+Stepstool — pretty enough to keep out.

The Best Utility Closet/Pantry Gear.

+Sugar and flour keepers.

+Pasta keepers.

+Spice jars.

+Tosca storage baskets — great for stowing bulky/awkward things like bags of chips or pasta.

+Steel wire shelving.

+Pencil boxes — I use these to stow batteries, tape, pens/markers, staples, and other miscellaneous supplies.

+IRIS storage bins and sterilite storage bins for a range of things — we use these for everything from mittens/gloves to stationery to art supplies.

+White plastic storage bins — great for under-sink / laundry, too. Inexpensive but great way to keep “like” things together — i.e., all overflow toothpaste and toothbrushes and floss; all cleaning supplies; all dog gear; all light bulbs.

+Acrylic cube for medicine/first aid. We use the different compartments for things like bandaids, cold remedies, stomach ailments, etc., so all is easy to find.

+Umbrella stand.

+Step ladder.

+Miele vacuum.

The Best Laundry Room Gear.

+Laundry detergent tote.

+Over-the-door ironing board hanger.

+Stackable laundry baskets. These never warp/crack and the handles make it easy to carry.

+If I had the space — this hanging rack.

+Minky ironing board and Rowenta iron.

+This is advertised for the bathroom, but in my old apartment, I actually slid something just like this right alongside the washer/dryer and it was a great way to hide all our laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and cleaning products.

The Best Nursery Organization Gear.

+Cutlery organizer — the expandable one fits nearly any drawer size.

+Pehr designs bins.

+Wipes dispenser.

+Drawer organizers – – shapes are great for stowing diapers, tiny socks, etc.

+Laundry hamper — currently on sale! I have this in the blue for Hill’s nursery.

+Children’s hangers.

+Ikea Kallax shelving unit and rattan bins.

+Under-crib/bed bins.


+Cable ties.

+Cable covers.

+Label maker — I use this on everything from my spice jars to those white plastic storage bins. I’m mildly to moderately obsessed.

+Child cabinet locks.

P.S. How to build a baby layette.

P.P.S. The best affordable sources for stationery.

P.P.P.S. Spring fashion under $100.

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5 thoughts on “The Best of Everything: Home Organization Gear.

  1. my bathroom is always a mess with my makeup and skincare all over the countertop. Thanks for recommending the Acrylic cubes. It takes such little space and yet does the job of placing everything in place.

  2. When we renovated our house we did something else to keep things organized – we added an outlet inside my hair tools drawer. (Yes, I admit to having a huge drawer just for hair stuff!) It can be retrofitted to any existing drawer . It’s been great – my hair dryer and straightener stay plugged in so I just have to pick them up to use them!

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