Published on January 4, 2019

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It’s January, which means it’s officially the time of year when everyone and their dog is seized by a sudden urge to declutter. While this resolve tends to waver come February, it doesn’t have to. Picking up a few key pieces to organize your home is a good way to start small and make a monumental task feel doable without having to Marie Kondo your entire house—and to prove it can be done, we’ve picked our 11 favorites.

From small organizational tools to storage solutions that’ll double your closet space, here are the products that you need for a tidier space.

For Your Bedroom

If you live in a place where closet real estate is at a premium, we feel you. The solution isn’t necessarily to throw your beloved blazers away—instead, it’s to install a strict clothing rotation regimen. Keep out-of-season clothes tucked away to free up space for the things you actually wear.

For this, underbed storage is your new best friend. Tuck bulky coats and boots away in the summer and swap in all your swimsuits and sundresses come winter.

Is your vanity currently a muddle of loose earring studs and bracelets? Tidy up your jewelry by keeping your favorite pieces neatly organized in a catch-all case. Cuyana makes beautiful leather goods, and its jewelry case is the perfect accessory organizer. There’s a tab for earrings and rings and plenty of space to house miscellaneous statement bling.

For Your Kitchen

Tiny-kitchen owners, allow us to introduce you to your lifeline. If you have more cooking equipment and tools than you know what to do with, buy a pegboard to keep everything within easy reach. This birch plywood option comes with three shelves and 10 pegs, so you can customize a configuration that best suits your storage needs.

If you’re constantly accidentally buying more groceries than you need because you can’t see what you have, you need these storage containers. Perfect for anything from baking ingredients to dry goods, they allow you to see and keep track of your purchases.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the cool, matte black containers make quite the chic countertop accoutrements.

For Your Entryway

This one’s a twofer: Both a way to clean up your entryway and free up the space in your closet typically commanded by your shoe collection, a good shoe rack is a must.

Not everyone has the space for a massive coat rack. A few stylish hooks are the small-space dweller’s best friend, making use of unused wall space and adding visual interest to even the smallest of entryways.

Leave your key-losing tendencies back in 2018. If you have space for a wall ledge or even small table (which you can get for free by repurposing an unused one from another room), furnish it with a small catch-all like this minimalist leather box to hold things like keys or mail.

For Your Bathroom

If your under-sink cabinet is a mess of calamitous proportions, it’s high time you picked up some organization bins. Muuto makes simple bins out of recycled felt in an assortment of colors you can use to store things like hair tools, extra shampoos, and toilet paper rolls.

Ceramic jars are the perfect vessels in which to store all your smaller bathroom accessories, keeping your essentials within easy reach and streamlining the look of your room in the process. Whether you use them for Q-tips or cotton pads or the 502 bobby pins you keep losing, these tiny pots are a worthy investment.

For Your Living Room

Leave woven baskets behind in 2018, and instead opt for a modern farmhouse-friendly wooden basket. Leather handles turn this piece from a simple functional tool to a stylish accent piece. If you’re a throw-blanket hoarder (guilty), the largest size works best to hold whichever one you’re not currently curled up in on the sofa.

Let’s face it: No matter how big your space is, your living room could always use another display surface. When your mantel or coffee table is cluttered enough with candles and florals, turn to wall shelving to house your other decor items.

The lattice detailing on this particular item makes for a contemporary twist on traditional shelving (reminiscent of a certain rattan trend that’s so pervasive right now) and will make a great backdrop for anything you put on it. We’re thinking: small bud vase and fragrant incense.

See more ways to get organized right now:
6 Decluttering Strategies Minimalists Swear By

1,000-Plus Amazon Users Agree: This Is the Best Way to Store Your Books
The Easiest Way to Be Your Most Organized Self in 2019

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