The Best Organization Buys for Your Tweens and Teens

Freshen up your teens' rooms with ideas that help them keep everything in order.

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August 15, 2022

Teens, today maybe more than ever, are uber busy. In addition to a full load at school, they have an active schedule of extracurriculars and get-togethers with friends. As they bustle from place to place and activity to activity, keeping their spaces neat and tidy is the last thing on their mind. But we can help them get their rooms, minds and lives in order with a few helpful tools.

Keep scrolling for ideas on helping your tweens and teens get and stay organized.

Busy teenagers need tools to help them keep their schedules, activities, homework and to-dos in order. This organizational triple threat features a plain whiteboard, bulletin board and calendar whiteboard, as well as an included dry-erase marker and eraser, to help them track everything in their life.

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While we don't want to encourage our teens to spend the whole day in bed, we might as well make their bedside as organized as possible. This petite shelf packs a lot of storage with shelves for earbuds, a cell phone, glasses and other bedtime essentials.

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Give your tween a spot to display their favorite photos and mementos without nailing or sticking them all over your walls. Each shelf — pick from metallic gold or matte black — comes with 25 clips for hanging their favorite memories.

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Whether stowing their skateboards away in the garage or using them to decorate their room, this handy shelf keeps their sporting gear from rolling all around your house. The rack is also perfect for storing snowboards, skis and scooters.

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As a teen, I loved experimenting with makeup and used my Caboodle to keep everything in its place. No shade to the Caboodle, but these acrylic modular shelves definitely have a much more luxe vibe. A variety of options allow you to customize the storage system for your teen.

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These light-up wall shelves put your tween’s favorite kicks (or books or accessories) on full display. The remote control lets them change between seven different colors, so they can create the exact look they want at any given time.

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All of our lives revolve around cords, and keeping them from a big tangly mess or not losing track of them is a chore. Enter these clever cord blocks, which are weighted to keep cables in place and have embedded magnets to connect a bunch of blocks together.

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Another quick-to-get-messy item is jewelry. Help them keep their necklaces, bracelets and earrings tangle-free and easy to spot with this lacquered wall jewelry organizer. All the mounting hardware is also included.

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Organization is not all about physical materials. This highly rated guided journal helps empower teens and tweens. The growth mindset workbook allows them to learn the importance of self-talk, plan their goals and discover their true interests.

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We all know, that no matter your age, laundry is a never-ending task. Make sure your tween has an allocated spot to throw their dirty clothes so they can quickly and easily tote them to the laundry room. And maybe even help you!

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