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17 best organizing and storage items you need in 2021

These products will clear up some much-needed space.
Woman organizes clothes in living room of her home
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If you’ve looked around your home recently, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed some areas that could use an organizational upgrade. And while we’re certainly not here to judge any piles of clothes, jumbled wires or messy playrooms, we do have a few tricks up our sleeve to get your home into shape.

From toy bins to desk risers to extra shelving and more, we've found the best finds that’ll look like professionals came over … and stayed awhile.

Whether your refrigerator could use an overhaul or your closets make it complicated to pick out an outfit in the morning, keep scrolling to see all of the clever organization hacks your home needs.

Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Kitchen Drawer Organizer

Sometimes, it's the smallest spots that could use the most sprucing up. This innovative drawer organizer will keep everything neatly stowed away, thanks to wide storage spots for every kind of utensil.

YouCopia Crazy Susan Kitchen Turntable

One Shop TODAY contributor couldn't believe how this "Crazy Susan" completely transformed her refrigerator. It features three separate compartments that can hold sauces, snacks and more.

Joseph Joseph CupboardStore Under-Shelf Organizer

Don't have enough drawers in your kitchen? Get creative with the space in your pantry, using this under-shelf organizer to store foil, parchment paper and other space-consuming items.

Toolf Expandable Dish Drying Rack

If you're short on counter space, a drying rack probably isn't the next thing you want taking up your entire counter. Luckily, this smart dish rack rests on the sink rather than beside it, so you have more room for appliances.

Under Sink Expandable Shelf Organizer Rack

Unorganized collection of cleaning supplies, meet this two-tiered shelf. Given that it has an expendable rail, three large panels and adjustable height, we think you two will be very happy together.

Humble Crew Toy Storage Organizer

If you’ve ever stepped on a rogue Lego, you know the importance of a toy organizer all too well. To help, this design includes 16 storage bins so every toy, game and ball will find a home.

The Home Edit Silicone Hair Tool Organizer

Tangled hair tool wires will thank you for this silicone organizer which nestles perfectly into drawers. Plus, it’s designed by the pros at The Home Edit team, so you know it’s a must-have.

Anthropologie Geometric Stacking Trays

Your work-from-home setup is missing these organizer trays, which make it easy to keep things like paper clips and pins out of sight and out of mind.

Simbuy Makeup Organizer With Drawers

Makeup, skin care, nail polish and more will feel right at home in this plastic organizer. It’ll clear up some prime real estate on your counter space, and it’s super easy to clean since it's made of plastic.

Acrylic and Metallic Diaper Caddy

For a practical yet luxe addition to your nursery, look no further than this caddy. With space for diapers and other essentials, you’ll always have everything you need on hand. You can even use it in your own room for skin care and hair tools once your little one outgrows their nursery.

Design Ideas Freezer Storage Baskets

If your freezer is one wrong move away from a full-on food avalanche, these storage bins will save the day. Just organize them however you see fit, place them in the freezer and don’t fret next time you have to get something.

ClosetMaid SuiteSymphony Closet System

Have you ever wanted to wake up, open your closet and feel like you’re shopping at your favorite store? With this organizing system, you can achieve just that. Complete with a selection of shelves and rods, you can organize your pieces and make your closet your happy place.

Lexington Three-Tier Rolling Cart

You can get your at-home classroom into tip-top shape with this rolling cart. Notebooks, pencils and other school supplies will fit perfectly into each of the three levels, so students will always have what they need within reach. Once class is done for the day, you can wheel it into a corner and out of the way.

Terrace Jewelry Tray

Three tiers of lined, wood-stacking trays make it easy to keep jewelry together, safe and — most importantly — untangled. You can even remove each tray individually, so you can get a better look at what you have.

Yamazaki Tosca White Countertop Spice Rack

Apartment dwellers and homeowners alike will appreciate the added storage this metal shelf offers in a space. With plenty of space for oils, spices and kitchen tools, you can have all of your must-have seasonings and essentials easily accessible while you cook.

Modern Weave Underbed Storage Basket

Seasonal closet turnovers can be a nightmare, but these storage baskets are anything but. Just organize your clothes by category, fold them into the basket and store it under your bed until further notice. Your closet will thank you.

Design Ideas Small Franklin Desk Risers

There are few things worse than trying to be productive in a messy workspace. These risers maximize desk space and come in handy as extra storage. They even double as monitor stands, so you can have your work at eye level and maintain comfort.

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This article was originally published on Oct. 19, 2020.