Organizing Storage And Shopping
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How I Transformed My Entryway Closet Into a Pantry for Less Than $60
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Jan 20, 2021
Bed Bath & Beyond’s Kitchen Organizer Sale Includes So Many Editor-Favorite Hacks
Shopping
Number one might our favorite pantry organizer of all time!
Jan 7, 2021
The 10 Best IKEA Products for Getting Organized in the New Year
Whip your home into shape with these finds, starting at just $1.49!
Jan 2, 2021
Le Creuset Is Having a Massive Sale on Their Most Popular Pieces (Yes, Including Dutch Ovens!)
Shopping
Build your dream kitchen, piece by piece.
Dec 1, 2020
7 Christmas Tree Storage Bags That’ll Help Take the Stress Out of Undecorating
You're going to love the ones with wheels.
Dec 1, 2020
25 Smart Solutions For How to Store Your Stash of Records
From casual collectors to zealous vinyl nerds, it doesn't matter how many records you have, there's a storage solution here for you.
Nov 17, 2020
This New $15 IKEA Find Is Every Boho Decor Lover’s Dream
And it's great for organizing, too!
Nov 12, 2020
These Ingenious (and Stylish!) Solutions Will Double Your Kitchen Storage — and They’re Up to 50% Off!
Your cabinets and drawers are never going back to that chaotic mess ever again!
Oct 8, 2020
9 Places to Buy Inexpensive and Stylish Wall Shelving
Say hello to a new home for your favorite books, plants, photos, and more.
Aug 25, 2020
This Walmart Sale Is Full of Stylish Storage Solutions for Small Spaces—Here Are Our Favorites
Make the most of what you've got with these organizing essentials.
Jul 22, 2020
9 Renter-Friendly Amazon Household Products Our Readers Swear By
Renters deserve beautiful, functional homes too. I recently combed through the conversations happening in the comments on hundreds of our posts and identified nine products that our readers use and love—all of which help you fix up your space as if you own it. Here are 10 renter-friendly products that won’t risk your security deposit, and make your space better than the day you moved in.
Jul 16, 2020
8 of the Best Bike Storage Solutions You Can Buy Now
Because life in the bike lane doesn't have to mean scuffed walls.
Jul 14, 2020
10 Projects & Products to Fill Awkward Appliance Gaps
If you’re really lucky, your independently-bought applainces fit perfectly into the already-built room you put them into, without an inch to spare. The rest of us, however, are left to deal with awkward spaces where the oven doesn’t quite fill the space between cabinets and the washer and dryer seem to float in the laundry room. In those spaces, you have no choice but to get creative.
May 8, 2020
8 Shower Organization Tools That’ll Make Your Bathroom Just a Little More Zen
Optimize your shower space, no matter how small it is.
Apr 15, 2020
This Container Store Sale Has Everything You Need to Upgrade Your WFH Office—and Your Productivity
All the finishing touches to make the most of your space.
Mar 25, 2020
Everyone Should Own These $13 Magnetic Drawer Organizers from Amazon
It was $12 and took 30 minutes to set up, but the stress it saved me felt like it was the best investment I have made in years.
Feb 19, 2020
This Joss & Main Sale Has Stylish Storage Solutions for Every Room in Your Home
Clear out the clutter with these double-duty decorative pieces.
Jan 29, 2020
7 Experts Share Their Favorite Products for Getting Organized
Experts share their favorite items they use to organize their drawers, closets, cabinets and more... as well as the items they most recommend to clients!
Jan 15, 2020
A Pro Organizer Reveals the Beautiful Home Basics She Can’t Live Without
Kristen Ziegler, owner of Minima, recommends items that combine function and beauty and take usually boring, utilitarian household items to a whole other level.
Jan 10, 2020
7 Professional Organizers Share Their Favorite IKEA Products
Some of their picks might surprise you!
Jan 9, 2020
I Try Makeup for a Living, and This is the Only Thing That Keeps Me Organized
This storage container helped me get it together.
Dec 24, 2019
16 Planners That Will Help You Start the Decade on a Good Note
Here's to making it ALL happen in 2020!
Dec 19, 2019
8 Gift Wrapping Accessories from The Container Store You Need to Conquer the Holidays
Because wrapping presents can be pretty stressful, TBH.
Nov 18, 2019
This Japanese Home Brand has the Best Minimalist Storage and Decor
Get to know this popular brand a little better.
Nov 5, 2019
7 Colorful Storage Accessories You Can Order at Amazon for Under $25
The only thing better than a good storage or organization item is one that provides a pop of color and personality.
Nov 1, 2019
This $14 Amazon Item Helped My Vanity Go From Hot Mess to Organized
I needed to find a better way to store my things, the piles were stacking UP.
Oct 30, 2019
5 Things on Blake Lively's Baby Registry That We Want for Ourselves
It's all eco-friendly and under $35!
Oct 18, 2019
Get the Pinterest-Worthy Pantry of Your Dreams With This Container Store Sale
Score up to 25 percent off editor favorites.
Oct 17, 2019
We Just Found a Luxe-Looking Storage Solution Brand—And It’s Available on Amazon
And it's budget-friendly to boot.
Oct 16, 2019
We Found the Perfect Shoe Rack, and It’s Under $25
It's rocking my world.
Sep 30, 2019
The 10 Things Pro Home Organizers Can’t Live Without
Keeping organized isn’t easy for most of us mortals. Throw a busy schedule and tight budget into the mix, and a little apartment clutter can turn into total chaos, real quick. And even though the Internet is filled with fun organizational products to purchase, sometimes picking out the good ones (a.k.a. worth your hard-earned dollars) can be as just as hard as staying tidy. Luckily, we have Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin from The Home Edit to call on for help.
Sep 10, 2019
The $11 Space Saver That Keeps Clutter Off My Bathroom Floor
When you live in a small space, every inch counts.
Aug 17, 2019
8 of Our Favorite Bathroom Storage Solutions of All Time
Straight from the AT archives.
Aug 12, 2019
These Small-Space Furniture Finds Will Double Your Storage—and They’re 30 Percent Off Right Now
Cost Plus World Market totally gets our need for big design in small spaces, at savings of up to 50% off.
Jul 8, 2019
7 Early Prime Day Deals That Will Change Your Life for the Better
Amazon Prime Day doesn’t kick off July 15, but the good news is that the deals are already rolling out. Some of Amazon's best bargains right now are in the home section, and here are our life-changing favorites.
Jul 2, 2019
10 Affordable Organizing Classics That Will Never Go Out of Style
If you're searching for storage solutions and organization tools, look no further than these affordable organizing classics so versatile and functional they'll work in any apartment—and any decade.
Jun 22, 2019
8 Jewelry Trays & Boxes to Organize All Your Trinkets in Style
Treat yourself, and your jewelry too.
Jun 11, 2019
This Clever Outlet Shelf Will Free Up Tons of Counter Space
Brilliant.
May 26, 2019
The Best Bookcases and Shelves for Every Budget, Space, and Style
The books we hold onto say something about us. Sometimes it’s because the characters, places, or plots are still a part of us, even after we turn the last page—and we’re not quite ready to donate, or pass along to a friend. Other times, they’re like to do lists: the titles we’ve been meaning to get to. Or maybe they’re just something you’re proud to display: Those books that telegraph something about your personality, interests, or convictions.
May 23, 2019
The Unexpected Place to Shop for Pretty & Eco-Friendly Food Storage
With single-use household goods like plastic bags and containers falling out of favor for their wastefulness, plenty of alternatives are popping up. While most of the plastic offenders aren’t exactly pretty, many of the more environmentally-friendly options are, giving consumers even more incentive to ditch their disposable goods.
May 7, 2019
Battle for the Best: Closet System Shopping Experience
When it comes to making a closet as efficient as possible, the right shelving can make all the difference. The Container Store’s Elfa Shelving is a well-known system but Home Depot, Lowe’s and IKEA all offer similar options. On a recent Sunday afternoon I visited all four stores to shop for closet systems so I could compare the shopping experiences. THE CONTAINER STORE Overall Shopping Experience: I’ll admit from the start that I’m a bit crowd averse.
May 5, 2019
Hide That Remote! 5 Pretty Storage Boxes
Advances in technology are making excessive wires and cables slowly go the way of the buffalo but, the remote? It looks like we may be stuck with that one for a while. So if you can’t beat it, hide it! (Along with those goofy 3D glasses that seem to come along with every new TV.) We’ve rounded up a few options that you won’t mind leaving out based on the average size TV remote (7.5”) though you may want to check them against your own. 1.
May 5, 2019
10 Alternatives to Plastic Storage Bins
If you live in a small space, you know that organization is key. We don’t all have the luxury of garages, attics and basements to hide all those plastic bins full of ‘stuff’ that seem to accumulate with life. Nope, we must cohabitate with the ‘stuff’ and stare at it every day. If it’s going to be out for everyone to see, it should look good and intentional in your space. Here are some stylish storage alternatives to keep you organized with style.
May 4, 2019
Small Space Living: Double Duty Ottoman Shopping Guide
Oh, the ottoman. I feel like it’s such an underrated piece of furniture. It’s like this extra piece that’s floating around and doesn’t really get the respect it deserves. You will spend loads of time picking your sofa and chairs, but what about the ottoman? If you live in a small space you may already be on to this, but they can be a small space dweller’s favorite piece of furniture. They’re really so versatile.
May 4, 2019
Cord Control: 9 Ways to Organize & Disguise Ugly Wires
While technology has made our lives easier (and lazier) in countless ways, it hasn’t really done us many favors on the organization front. As our collection of tech gadgets grows, so does that tangle of cords under our desks and tv stands. There are a couple schools of thought when it comes to wrangling the wires: Stash them out of sight, or get more attractive wires, chargers, and docks and let them double as decor.
May 3, 2019
What I Learned About Packing After Living Out of a Suitcase for 6 Months
I’ve always had this romantic idea about traveling light, where I would walk into a hotel in Paris or a rented shotgun bungalow in New Orleans with nothing but a small backpack on my shoulders, ready to explore the city, unencumbered. While other people would be busy fussing over the wrinkles in their packed away shirts, I’d already be tucked away into some charming little cafe or jazz bar, enjoying the fact that it only took me three seconds to head out the door.
May 3, 2019
The Best Day Planners
A new year means new goals and a renewed desire to get organized. To help you get there, we’ve rounded up our favorite day planners, from the professional to the quirky to the feminine. Even though it’s tempting to just stick with your phone’s calendar app, why not make 2018 the year you move away from the digital and rediscover how much fun and practical having a good old paper planner can be.
May 3, 2019
One Tiny Thing You Can Do to Boost Happiness All Weekend
Not that it should be the reason we do something good, but doing something kind for others has been scientifically proven to increase our own happiness. And, honestly, I see nothing wrong with using that information to pull myself out of a slump by doing something for someone else; it’s winning all around. As happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says, “Do good, feel good; it really works.
May 3, 2019
Why This Is The Echo Device You Should Buy On Prime Day
There are comprehensive effects to bringing good design into your life. Design propels beauty, in the most obvious way. But well-designed objects also save you time (think of a work bag with perfect pockets) and make you feel in command and in control of your life (think of the boss feeling you get from toting that same perfect work bag).
May 3, 2019
This $5 Target Buy Can Help You Get it all Together
I’ve got tons of hair ties laying around—my go-to are Goody Ouchless without the metal band. They come in packages of 37 and upwards, but they still seem to always disappear. If you have long hair, I know you hear me on this. Target Goody Ouchless Elastics 5 Buy now So I’m constantly buying new packages and picking up plain single ties at the gym. I tend to keep one on my wrist at all times.
May 3, 2019
This $5 (Inflatable!) Find Keeps My Closet Under Control
I’m a little OCD when it comes to my closets. All of the hangers match and face the same direction, and I’ve color-coded and categorized most of what I own. The set up consists of two decent sized reach-in closets that face each other in a tiny little hallway off my master bedroom with a vanity at the end of it. It feels like a walk-in even though it’s not. Really, it’s my happy place, my little oasis in all of New York City.
May 3, 2019
These Little Dividers Solved the Biggest Problem I Had with My Closet
Anyone who lives in a small studio or teeny, tiny house can tell you that a smart storage system is crucial. After all, nobody has room for a bulky dresser or armoire when square footage is at a premium. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I love my apartment so much. Sure, my studio isn’t perfect—I don’t have a dishwasher and my balcony has a, erm, pigeon problem—but I have plenty of storage for all my stuff.
Mar 16, 2019
10 Amazingly Brilliant Kitchen Organizers for $10 or Less
A place for everything and everything in its place. We love that saying — especially when you think of it in terms of kitchens. See, kitchens stock a lot of stuff. Probably more than most rooms. And things can get unwieldy, quickly. So we are pro organizers—just not the expensive ones. There’s no reason to spend a boatload of money on fancy bins or containers. Spend just a little bit and you can create the most perfect homes for all the odds and ends in your kitchens.
Feb 20, 2019
The One Thing I Bought (& Still Use!) After KonMari-ing My Entire Home
I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2014, shortly after it was released in the United States. I had never read a self-help-style book, but I had always struggled with clutter and felt like I was being pulled in two directions: I wanted to live in hotel room-like minimalism, but I also loathed getting rid of things.
Jan 17, 2019
6 Costco Buys That Will Save You So Much Time in 2019
A shopping trip to Costco isn’t exactly a dash-in-and-out type of experience. Spending an hour or two in the store is a given, and that’s time you probably don’t have around the holidays. But one of the great things about the megastore is that tucked among the pallets of snack food and cases of olive oil are items and services that can save you loads of time while you’re out doing your regular Costco run. Here are some to keep in mind: Need a quick hostess gift?
Jan 8, 2019
This Dollar Store Find Helped Me Finally Get My Junk Drawers Under Control
We know how overwhelming out-of-control junk drawers can be, but amazingly, we discovered a $1 buy that can help you get yours organized in mere minutes. Believe it or not, those cheap plastic ice cube trays you can pick up at the dollar store are also awesome for organizing all kinds of crazy stuff around your home. Just stick one (or five) inside some of the messy drawers throughout your apartment to help streamline your place in seconds.
Sep 15, 2018
This Under-$20 Multitasker Will Help Organize Your Home in Seconds
Staying organized at home on a budget can be tricky. That’s why we have to pause and celebrate each and every inexpensive home organizational find we discover! And amazingly, we actually found an under-$20 buy at Amazon that can help streamline your home in seconds. Believe it or not, this stylish wire magazine holder has the power to organize everything from your kitchen pantry to your closet—it just takes a little imagination.
Sep 9, 2018
IKEA’s New Collection Is for People Who Love Their Stuff
Despite the trends toward minimalism in recent years, some of us aren’t meant to be KonMari devotees with clutter-free spaces. IKEA, despite being a bastion of Scandinavian starkness, has been coming around to a maximalist way of life. Their latest collection is definitely for people who love their stuff, and want to show it off.
Aug 2, 2018
7 Ways to Hack Your Way to More Closet Space
Closets come in all shapes and sizes—and often, with not enough storage space. Thankfully, with a little imagination (and research), you can turn your cramped closet into a stylish storage hub, no matter how tiny it may be. To prove our point, we rounded up some of the easiest—and not to mention, affordable—ways to carve out more storage for your wardrobe.
Jul 4, 2018
Watch This Makeup Drawer Get Totally Organized in 30 Seconds
Mornings are the worst, right? Not to get all Cathy comic on you, but I could seriously use a little solidarity on this front. It’s 2018 and subway wait times and skincare routines both seem to be getting longer and longer by the week. So it seems highly worthwhile to eke out as much time as you can in your morning—from alarm to “ahhhhh I’m gonna be late for work.
May 17, 2018
The One Thing Your Small Space Needs From IKEA’s New Releases
If you’re dealing with organizing a small space, it’s highly likely that at some point, you’ll be hitting up your nearest IKEA. And thankfully, the Swedish retailer recently released a real workhorse of a system for diminutive dwellings. We’re expecting to see this one thing in many a cramped kitchen very soon. The sage advice when you’re short on floor space is to maximize your walls. And the new KUNGSFORS series is definitely here to help with that.
Apr 12, 2018
How I Finally Broke my Ziplock Bag Habit
We all have our home vices, don’t we? Taryn, our Lifestyle Editor, for instance, went on a “Green Clean” journey to reduce her dependance on paper towels last year — a move that made me take a good hard look at my own wasteful practices in and around my home. I’m pretty good about remembering to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store (and when I forget, I always try to return the plastic bags to the recycling bin at my local Publix on the next trip).
Feb 24, 2018
6 Essential IKEA Pieces That’ll Help You Take Control of Your Shoepocalypse
One of the most common questions we see around Apartment Therapy from readers revolves around shoe storage. No matter if they have a small space or a sprawling home, there never seem to be enough space for shoes (at least in a way that looks good and is easy to maneuver). Of course, baskets throw in a closet or near the front door is a fast and cheap fix, but who really wants to dig through a dirty tangle of tennis shoes and boots every time you’re running out the door?
Feb 12, 2018
This Product Will Help You to Instantly Take Control of Your Messy Fridge
A well-organized refrigerator is a many-splendored thing. Not only is it easier to navigate—not to mention, look at—a tidy fridge helps you keep a watchful eye on all your chilled foodstuff. So you won’t run the risk of finding an expired gallon of milk or worse, moldy leftovers two weeks too late. However, motivating yourself to clean out and organize a messy refrigerator is a whole other task entirely.
Feb 5, 2018
IKEA Wants To Help You Get Organized This Weekend
If you’re on an organizational roll right now (see: The January Cure), then you might want to swing by your local IKEA this weekend. Spoiler: there’s a coupon in it for you. On Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, IKEA is hosting its Make Room for Organization event. You can expect lots of in-store activities, like workshops, giveaways and raffles, as well as tons of storage and organizational products on sale.
Jan 26, 2018