OK, so you've cut down your clutter, you've weeded out what you don't need, and you're still having trouble keeping your apartment in order. Maybe it's time to invest in the right supplies — well-designed ones that will help you organize the things you really do need and use every day.
- MUJI : With locations in New York and a US website, this Japanese retailer has a minimal, clean-lined inventory of clear acrylic boxes, white stacking bins, and notebooks covered in craft paper.
- IKEA: An obvious source, they're a go-to store for affordable basics, including wall-mounted kitchen racks, bathroom organizers, closet organizers, and simple shelving.
- G.U.S. Great Useful Stuff: Formerly KangaRoom Storage, this webshop has plenty of clever organization products. They continue to carry the Kangaroom line of home organizers and small storage.
- SaveOnCrafts: In addition to craft supplies, this site carries photo storage boxes, bottles and jars, baskets, and paper organizers — all priced affordably and available to buy in bulk.
- Container Store: They have physical stores in only 16 states, but their online presence makes their vast range of space-saving organization and storage products available to everyone.
- Shaker Workshops: The Shakers were originators of efficient, space-saving design, and Shaker Workshops in Arlington, MASS, is an affordable source for high-quality reproductions of this simple, classic furniture.
At Work Design:
Designed to look like a streamlined workspace, this store is a great resource for modern furniture and office solutions. They have a brick and mortar store in Chicago and a well-designed website.
• Shown: Joe Colombo 2/3 Boby Storage Trolley, $349
- Design Public: Based out of San Francisco, Design Public carries file cabinets, organizers, desks, and task chairs for modern workspaces. Brands include Offi, Blu Dot, and other cool contemporary designers.
- Offi: This company sells Eric Pfieffer's double-duty plywood designs — including the well-known Mag Table and Bench Box — which are synonymous with a practical, contemporary aesthetic that's suited to small space living.
- Scandinavian Design Center: This website ships internationally, and they carry lots of smart Swedish products that aren't available here in the US, like Nisse Strinning's wall-mounted String shelves.
Top Photo: String Pocket