Okay, so maybe they won’t completely change your life, but I hear you need a compelling title for folks to open a newsletter and it worked–You’re reading this!
Seriously though, after more than a decade of transforming people’s homes, there are some items that really work, help maintain organization, and simply put a smile on your face when you open a cabinet, drawer, or closet.
Here they are:
#1. on our list is the trusty, slimline hanger. This staple ranks number one for several reasons:
If you haven’t yet made this small investment, we recommend purchasing black hangers. Other colors look great too but sometimes the manufacturers change the color slightly and if you need to purchase additional hangers in the future they may not match perfectly. Black, however, remains black. Check out these slimline hangers from Amazon!
Pro tip: Buy more shirt hangers (without the bottom bar) than suit hangers. You rarely need the bottom bar and shirt hangers are easier to manipulate.
#2. The Lazy Susan. These joy-of-my-life turntables solve a multitude of kitchen sins.
#3. Drawer Organizers. The enemy of the messy drawer and one of our least expensive best friends!
Check out our favorite drawer organizers from The Container Store.
Pro tip: Purchase a pack of museum putty and place a little dot on the bottom corners of each container. This prevents the drawer organizers from sliding around.
#4. Clear Shoeboxes. Yet another cheap but valuable addition to your organizing arsenal.
#5. Tension Dividers. These rank last in our top five only because they’re a bit of an investment at around $20 per pack of two. They work wonders at taming the following:
Pro tip: They come in both 2” and 4” height. Use 4” for deep dresser drawers