Organize Your Whole House With These Five Items

HGTV Magazine shows you how these goodies can sort and store stuff in every room.
By: Jodi Kahn

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Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (styled by Karin Olsen)

Latte Bowl

Its wide mouth is sized just right for grab-and-go supplies. 5 1/2"-diameter porcelain latte bowls, $30 for a mixed set of 6, anthropologie.com

Washi Tape

Gather patterned tapes for quick crafting.

Reading Glasses

Leave specs in one convenient spot.

Lip Balm

Toss all your tubes and sticks in a bowl, and set it by the front door.

Mug Tree

Its "branches" are perfect for hangable objects. 14"-tall brushed stainless steel mug tree, $25, crateandbarrel.com

Jewelry

No more tangles when you hang your everyday jewelry.

Scissors

All kinds of cutters fit neatly on the pegs.

Ribbon

Slide on spools and you can cut off pieces as you need them.

Lazy Susan

A spinning surface makes everything more accessible. 10"-diameter single bamboo turntable, $10, containerstore.com

Sink Supplies

Place dish and hand soap on top, plus a sponge—just make sure it’s in a holder so it doesn’t soak the surface.

Nail Polish

Organize the bottles by color—pretty on top of a dresser.

Desk Accessories

Gather your sticky notes, favorite pens, tape, and stapler for a movable home office.

Muffin Pan

Treat-size cups make a smart home for bitty things. Wilton Ultra-Flex silicone 12-cup muffin pan, $13, bedbathandbeyond.com

Hair Accessories

Instead of having one big mess of hair bands and clips, separate them by color and style.

Fasteners

Nails, screws, washers, and hooks stay organized in the cups

Buttons

Sort them by shade so they’re super-easy to find.

Glass Canister

A clear container turns useful items into a display-worthy collection. Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill 1/2-gallon glass storage jar, $15, oneida.com

Colored Pencils

Stand them with the sharpened ends up so the points don’t break.

Matchbooks

Drop in all the ones you’ve gathered over the years.

Thread

The canister’s roomy interior lets you stash all your spools, big and small.

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