During one of the Decluttering challenges I facilitated in The Busy Woman Facebook group, I recommended (and continue to recommend) organizing products I use or think my members might like. Amazon does not allow me to share affiliate links in a closed or private Facebook group. So, I created this page.
This page is a work in progress. Please contact me with any questions. Now, onto the good stuff!
Let me share a story of the organizing products I love and use and how they came to be some of my favorites.
My dad bought me a stand mixer for Christmas. It is beautiful but SO heavy! I found these simple mats to help the mixer slide back and forth on the counter. So far so good. I’ll take and upload photos soon.
I have a beautiful kitchen! However, the cabinets are not deep enough for my nice dinner plates or many of my containers. It’s actually quite frustrating. So, I purchased several different containers and had to get creative.
My criteria: BPA free & airtight. This set was reasonably priced as of the writing of this post. (I have no control over Amazon pricing.)
I was at a tradeshow and walked by a State Farm booth. They had some promotional goodies. One of them was a rubber cord holder with a snap in the middle. I tried it with my phone cord and loved it.
Jump ahead a couple of years. We are temporarily living in a tiny travel trailer while waiting for our home to be ready. With two of us working at the dining table, there are at least six cords or more we use on a regular basis. I was gifted a box with goodies inside and thought to myself, “Oh gosh, more stuff to get rid of.” Then it hit me that it matched our trailer and I could use it for all the incidentals on the table.
The box didn’t slide across the table well. I found perfectly matching magic sliders. They work perfectly underneath, allowing me to drag the box closer as needed.
Then, while seeing all the cords all over the table and dealing with their tangled messes, I reached for the clear 3M Command Hooks I had. The second photo is what came of using the hooks.
Next, I had one State Farm goody I used in my purse. It was rubber with a snap in the middle and used to keep my iPhone headphone from tangling. After careful consideration, I realized that I needed to try them for my other cords.
After 3 weeks of researching items to keep cords in order and untangled, and looking for the rubber piece with a snap in the middle, I finally found the Made2Go snap-in cord. These are a godsend! So much so that I just ordered two more 3 packs and 2 packs of larger ones.
Previously, I was searching for Magazine Holders to hold magazines and other things in local stores. The prices in the stores were anywhere from $14 to $21 for only ONE holder. I found these and got 6 for less than $25. However, the price may have gone up or down by the time you read this.
What I like about these Magazine File Holders is that they arrive flat and fold flat if you don’t need to use all of them. They are easy to set up and sturdy for use.
I filled two of them with labels and magazines. They hold up well. I also love that they have the label holder on what would normally be the back. I don’t want to see everything inside like the other more expensive ones that have the label holders on the opposite side.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that they come in different colors! (Note: I have no control over price changes or sale prices.)
Kitchen Sink Organizing: I measured and found a few products that would work.
Here is the one I ended up purchasing.
In my hallway closet, I put purses I rotate through. I needed something to hold them up and this is what I purchased.
While I’m at it, here is the link to the clear storage containers that are used around my home, office, and garage:
And the Avery Removable Multi-Use Labels:
For your pantry, this adds a little more space. however, if you have a wire pantry organizer, it may not work.
These Food Storage Bins with Handles help when you have wire shelving.
I use 2 different size Shelf Organizer/Spice Racks with 3 Tiered Levels for vitamins, spices, and anything else I need. I also added a clear organizer that has a lip, keeping the spices in place. However, if you have different size bottles, it may not work. Make sure to measure.
I have these types of shelves around my home. The ones that were available when I first purchased were the wire racks. Then someone came out with different ones that don’t have slats for your things to fall through. The wire ones however are great for dishes.
What are some of your favorite organizing tools to keep things tidy and easy to access? Post them in the comments below.