At Apartment Therapy, we are forever seeking to discover the secrets of organized people. And there is no organized person whose secrets we want more than, of course, professional organizers. They're often indistinguishable from the rest of us mere mortals until you see their homes (or Instagram feeds), where everything is infused with the kind of calm we can only aspire to. (Kristen Bell knows what we're talking about). And when they speak, we listen.
Last year, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin from The Home Edit shared their top 10 buys they go back to time and time again when tackling their client's closets and pantries. One of their picks, the Expand-a-Shelf, is currently on sale, bringing us a bit closer to the clutter-free home of our dreams (for less).
BUY IT: Expand-A-Shelf, $10-13
What makes this specific shelf so great? "The Expand-a-Shelf is the absolute best three-tier product around," Teplin told us. In fact, the duo says they put it in nearly every client's pantry. It has as much to do with form as it does with function: the clean, white color allows it to "disappear" on shelves, and the wide design can accommodate even most canned goods.
And, of course, as the name tells us, it expands. That means you don't have to worry about measuring spaces or tracking down products that precisely fit your specifications. For chronic re-organizers, it also means you can find a new use for it in a pinch, should you decide to try it under the sink or on your vanity.
The mega Expand-A-Shelf, which The Home Edit recommends for those larger, heavy buys, is currently just $13 at Bed Bath & Beyond. The smaller version, which is more appropriate for corralling unruly spices or beauty products, is just $10.
Looking to get really organized over the three-day weekend? It's still not too late to start our January Cure for a more organized home in 2018.