10 Genius Products for Hard-to-Organize Things

Tackle some satisfying and therapeutic organizing projects with clever products like a battery organizer, spice rack, jewelry organizer and more.

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December 11, 2020

One thing I've found myself doing more this year is organizing my home. When I'm feeling stressed by uncertainty or unmotivated (often both), organizing even one junk drawer or closet gives me a little sense of control over the chaos and can sometimes kick-start my productivity. I consider it organization therapy. There are a few items that always seem harder to keep organized, though, like batteries. (I mean is it even a junk drawer if you don't have a handful of random batteries in there that you can't remember if they're still good?) But the right organizer can make all the difference to keep organizing efforts from becoming futile. For example, my spice cabinet finally stayed organized once I got a multi-tiered spice shelf that allowed me to see and access all my spices. If you're also tackling some easy, satisfying organization jobs in your home, check out these handy storage products to help you get control of the clutter once and for all.


If your pantry consists of various cans of soups and beans stacked on top of one another haphazardly, this can rack will bring order to your pantry staples and help you remember when it's time to restock. It's also a great way to corral your many flavors of sparkling water, beer, sodas or other drink cans, too.

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If you're constantly shifting spice bottles around trying to find the right one, maximize your cabinet space with this fan-favorite shelf that allows you to see and access all of your spices at once. As seen on Shark Tank, the Spicy Shelf is adjustable, so it'll work in both short and wide cabinets just as well as tall and narrow ones. This shelf also works great for other cabinets containing smaller items like medicines, vitamins, toiletries or nail polishes.

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Purses can easily become mysterious black holes and simply reaching for some chapstick or your wallet can turn into a five-minute scavenger hunt. Always know precisely what is in your bag and where to find whatever you're looking for with a purse insert featuring multiple smaller compartments for various sized items. This insert comes in a few different colors and three sizes for different sized bags. It has handles that make it easy to quickly transfer the insert from one purse or bag to another.

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No more shuffling through your pantry trying to find chamomile only to realize you only have green tea left. With this mobile tea bag organizer, keep your tea inventory organized and visible. This organizer can hold 100-120 bags of tea in the 12 clear, removable bins and can be mounted if desired.

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Do you have a cabinet stuffed with grocery bags that fall out every time you open in? If so, corral grocery bags, including reusable ones, into this compact, mountable dispenser instead.

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Batteries are just one of those things that always end up in multiple drawers scattered about my house. This useful organizer holds multiple sizes of batteries so you can get rid of the packaging right away and store all of your various batteries in one place. This organizer holds up to 93 batteries and can be stored flat in a drawer or mounted on a wall. It also features a removable battery tester, so you'll never have to wonder if your batteries are still good.

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Jewelry can be a tricky thing to organize and pack. At home, if you store jewelry in a large container without proper dividers, it can be hard to find what you're looking for, but if you store it out in the open, it can easily take up a lot of space and make a room look cluttered. For your go-to jewelry staples, a compact zip-up bag like this one is an excellent solution for keeping your most worn items in one place. Plus, you can toss it in a purse or backpack for taking on the go and know your favorite pieces will stay tangle-free.

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Similarly, keeping your most-used toiletry or makeup items in a drawstring bucket bag makes it easy to transport the necessities, which is useful if you have roommates and share a small bathroom or just change up your getting-ready location in your home. We love this bucket-style toiletry bag because there are pockets around the entire bag and the top rolls down for easy access so you never have to dig around to find what you're looking for.

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Scarves can take up a lot of room if you just pile them in a bin or toss them on a coat rack, but this vertical scarf organizer holds up to 23 scarves at once. Maximize vertical closet space and display all of your favorite scarves with this hanging organizer.

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Headphones, charging cables, portable chargers and more — corral your many tech items in one place with a compact zip-up cable organizer you can easily toss in a purse or backpack.

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