5 Organizing Solutions for Small-Space Dwellers Under $20 (Yes, Please!)

published Apr 23, 2022
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Organizational tools for homes can be surprisingly expensive. I know I’m not the only one who has walked into The Container Store and walked out in a daze, wondering how I spent $200 on items for streamlining my pantry.

Thankfully, there are organizational solutions out there that are inexpensive — and actually make life easier for us small-space dwellers. Here are a few small-space organizing solutions to try, and none of them cost more than $20.

A Cable Management Sleeve

If you’ve ever worked in an office, you know just how unsightly and distracting a mess of computer cables can be. This zippered cable management sleeve makes tidying up cords (at home or at work) as quick and easy as the swipe of a zipper. And, unlike some cable management systems, this sleeve is easily removable, which I think makes it super handy for renters or anyone using a temporary office space.

A Set Of Light Switch Hooks

To be honest, I never thought of a light switch as wasted space before finding these hooks. These utility hooks screw into the bottom of a light switch panel and instantly make the perfect storage for keys, pet leashes or hats. With a pack of 10 coming in at just $13.99, small-space dwellers can make every switch in their home a more functional item.

A Utility Case

Keeping tiny things like screws, paperclips, or crafting supplies organized can be a challenge. This handy utility case includes nine removable storage compartments, is easily portable, and the compartments can even be clipped to your belt or waistband! This case is ideal for apartment dwellers, crafters, and DIYers.

A Lid Organizer

There are few things in life as frustrating as opening up a cabinet and having an avalanche of container lids fall on you. This lid organizer takes away that frustration with the capacity to hold almost 30 lids. At just $14.99, it’s hard to beat that price.

Outlet Wall Surge Protector

I live in a small, older home and electrical outlets are at a premium. But I also hate the look of surge protectors cluttering up my floor space. Surge protectors that fit neatly on the wall are one of my must-have items, and since they’re less than $10, I can afford to put one in every room.