Organizing is not necessarily my favorite thing to do, but I always enjoy my home that much more when it is properly organized. You likely will never see a perfectly labeled pantry from me, but I did round up my five favorite organizing products. Consider this list a list that makes organizing easy for those of us who aren’t always inclined to put things away …
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My Favorite Organizing Products
Clear shoe boxes
In my condo, I used the over the door hanging shoe storage due to the lack of storage. In this house, our master closet has shelves for shoes. Of course, I had no shoe boxes because I tossed them all. To remedy the problem, I treated myself to a case of clear shoe boxes from Container Store. I love being able to see all of my shoes and it helps me keep them more organized. I also have a one in/one out policy for shoes which also helps to make sure I always have enough boxes. These boxes are also great outside a closet. There are several in our garage to coral screwdrivers, paint brushes, nails and more.
Tiered wire drawers
My condo was only 624 sq. ft. which meant I was extremely efficient with the space I did have. These tiered wire drawers are perfect for under the sink and make access super easy. Right now, my husband and I each have one in the master bath. There is also one in the guest bath for extra toilet paper and toiletries.
You can buy these at Target, Amazon, etc. I use these stacking white baskets throughout our home. There are a few in the pantry; one for bread and one for baking supplies. There are two more in our bathroom, and I have more ready to go for various closets.
Clear drawers are perfect for smaller odds and ends. I find them particularly useful for closest shelves, where you might otherwise cram stuff until full. In our guest room closet, which also serves as my craft/home decor closet, I keep sewing materials in one, small holiday items in another. I also have one “catch-all” for stuff that doesn’t have a logical place to keep.
Of course, with all these bins and baskets, you need to label. Again, I’m all about easy. Otherwise, I will not do it. My favorite easy label system is to use chalkboard tape and a chalk pen. Cut the label to the size you need, write the label, and stick! You can see how I used the tape on our bins in the laundry room. For those, I used a silver paint pen, which also works. Our pantry shelves and drawers are labeled with the tape, making sure that canned goods end up where they belong.
What are your favorite organizing products? Any that you use time and time again?