Sometimes the right organizing products can make controlling clutter a little more manageable. I always recommend decluttering and using what you have on hand before going out to buy new organizing supplies. Even so, there are several organizing products I love because they’ve made organizing our home so much more easy.
We are planning on moving a lot in the next few years, so most of the organizing products I use are things we can pick up and take with us to our next home.
Each house is configured differently, so I know that many of the organizing solutions that worked in one home, might not work in another. Because of that, I try to purchase inexpensive storage or make things myself.
When we are able to settle down in a home, I might consider buying more permanent organizing products like built-ins or custom closet organizing systems. For now, I’m perfectly happy to window shop and save pictures of the organizing things I love for my Instagram account.
Organizing Products for the Closet
Fabric Hanging Shelves – These are great for children’s closets. I ordered one of these for each of our kids, and each cubby is filled with a complete outfit for the day. For our preschoolers, this makes getting dressed a snap, and it helps me to know when they are running low on a certain type of clothing.
Fabric Hanging Shoe Organizer – I use this for organize shorts, but I’ve also used it to store…shoes, and it’s been great for that too. If you have a lot of scarves or accessories, this would be a good organizing solution too. It’s cheap, versatile, and strong.
Shower Rings – These are for sale at Wal-Mart for less than $1. I use them to organize shorts and baseball hats.
Organizing Products for Paper and Documents
To organize paper, I use a combination of binders and a filing system.
Sheet Protectors – I can never have enough of these. I use them to organize binders, coupons, and schoolwork.
Slash Pockets – These are great for taking along on a trip, or organizing your to-dos. They are an important part of my filing system.
Desk Organizer. I use one like the one pictured above to keep frequently-used files on hand.
Organizing Products for Toys
I buy a lot of organizing products for toys when they’re on clearance at Target. I also like to try to re-use things like diaper boxes with limited success.
We store things in fabric baskets for the most part. We also have a few pieces of furniture that have been helpful:
Bookcase with Cubbies – This is probably the BEST purchase we could have made for our playroom. It’s easy for our kiddos to put their own things away in this bookshelf, and I love the way they look. We already have two of these bookshelves, and I’m considering buying a third.
Fabric Storage Cubes – We use these in our family room to store toys. They blend in more with our family room’s decor. These would be cute in a toy room.
Storage Ottomans – We have a couple of storage ottomans that we picked up at garage sales that have been nice to have in our playroom. They’re good for storing oversized toys.
While I love the products recommended above, my favorite organizing products are the ones I can get for free. Check out this page about cheap organizing solutions.
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