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18 Before and After Photos That Will Inspire You to Get Organized

Say goodbye to cramped kitchen cabinets and overflowing toy baskets. These storage solutions will help you get organized.

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Cable Management Box

Keep the unsightly mess of power strips, surge protectors and cables hidden with this cable organizer. It’s designed to fit just about every size power strip with extra space for the cords, adapters and more.

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Inexpensive DIY Drawer Organizers

Slit some up PVC pipe down the middle and you’ve got stackable drawer organizers to keep all your small tools handy.

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Space-Saving Hangers

Not enough closet space? Store more with these magical hangers. Each one holds up to 10 garments, and they won’t warp, bend or lose their shape over time.

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Shoe Stackers

Shoes take up a lot of valuable floor space. They’re also prone to getting jumbled up and creating a big messy pile. These nifty shoe stackers reduce by half the amount of storage space your shoes take up! Use them on closet shelves, in cabinets, on shoe shelves or on the floor.

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Foldable Storage Cubes

This six-pack of foldable baskets will help you bring order to any room or closet. They’re great in box shelves, too.

“So much nicer looking and organized!!!!” says Amazon reviewer, Jamie. “I bought more to do the rest of the closet. Top pic is how my closet looked before bottom is after I got one side organized. Each is holding 5-6 sweaters. Looks so much nicer and fits perfectly on my closet shelf.”

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Makeup Organizer

This two-piece makeup organizer will keep all your cosmetics neatly in one place. And, it would work just as well for jewelry. The removable, black-mesh padding keeps items protected and in place, and the drawers are completely removable.

“Love this organizer! ” says Amazon reviewer Mayra. “I don’t have much make up so everything fit perfectly. It doesn’t take up a lot of space in fact my bathroom counter looks much cleaner. I so wish it was maybe a bit bigger, but obviously I could’ve ordered a bigger one.”

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Rubbermaid Deluxe Closet Kit

This closet kit includes shelves and rods that adjust to provide you a custom fit for organizing and maximizing your closet space.

“A few days ago we heard a large crash,” begins Amazon reviewer SD Kate. “The closet rod had failed. Ugh! I have a lot of clothes so the contents of the closet were pretty much spilling everywhere. Ugh!

“Cut to me furiously searching on Amazon for a closet organizer. You guys are awesome (!!) and thanks to the in-depth reviews and pictures I finally settled on the Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Custom Closet. It seems very sturdy and I love that you can change up the design.”

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Tall Shelf Dividers

These strong shelf dividers will keep your sweaters, towels, purses, linens and much more organized. They help you make use of vertical space in your closet.

“I opened the package and went straight to work to organize my closest shelves,” says one Amazon customer. “They’ve been driving me crazy. It was hard to keep my tops in place but this product did the job!!! I love it. I will be ordering more.”

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Stackable Can Organizer

Purchase multiple sets of this can rack and stack them together quickly for the ultimate pantry storage solution.

“Worked well for me!” says Amazon reviewer Chelsea. “These helped organize the [email protected]&$# of cans I had everywhere. I just wish they weren’t so spendy, because I want mooooore.”

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Two-Tier Sliding Baskets

You may think you have your bathroom essentials neatly organized, but what a world of difference these baskets can make! Just take a look at Amazon reviewer Bella’s mom’s before and after pictures.

“Easy to put together and fits perfectly in cabinet,” says Bella’s mom.

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Pull-Out Cookware Organizer

Pots and pans take up a lot of valuable cabinet real estate. If you’re in need of more room to store pots and pans, this organizer is for you.

“I have been searching for storage solutions for a while, found this and saved it to a list… and I kept coming back to it,” says an Amazon reviewer. “Decided to pull the trigger and it was by far better than I had hoped for.”

“I have a few oversized skillets and it takes about 5 seconds to make sure everything is ‘nested’ properly in order for the cabinet door to close. Along with the lid storage option… it was perfect for what I was needing it to do. In addition, it still has room on the side for baking trays. Thumbs Up!”

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23 Loop Scarf/Belt/Tie Organizer

Small accessories like scarves, belts and ties can create a mess on the floor of your closet or bunched up in drawers. A scarf hanger is one of the easiest space saving tips for closets. This hanger keeps them organized while taking up less space.

“I love scarves and this saved my sanity hahaha!” says Amazon reviewer edc. “My scarves on my old scarf hanger looked very fluffy/full and looking for a scarf is a hassle. The hanger itself is rather wide. It’s distracting with all my scarves on it and covers the view to my clothes. With this new scarf hanger/organizer, I can neatly fold my scarves and now it’s easier to look for one to match my outfit.”

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Kitchen Drawer Knife Tray

If you’re tired of your knife block taking up space on your counter, check out this clever solution.

“Love this Joseph J. drawer store knife organizer!” says Amazon reviewer wellbeing65. “Lightweight and the size fits well in the kitchen drawer. One picture depicts the way keeping knives unorganized and unsafe previously. So happy to have purchased it and at a valued price too. Great product!”

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Reusable Vacuum Storage Bags

These reusable vacuum storage bags are ideal for storing away large items like your duvet, bed sheets, towels, blankets and more!

“THESE ARE LIFE CHANGING,” says Amazon reviewer Knastay. ” I have uploaded photos of my hall closet before and after using the storage bags. And HOLY COW I have half my closet back! I would have more room but I left out a few blankets we regularly use. I used 3 bags to store ALL THE items including 3 large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more, these are Fantastic!!!”

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Deluxe Multi-Bin Toy Organizer

Toys are a major cause of clutter. This multi-bin organizer with storage bins is great for storing toys. The product comes with four small, three medium and two large bins.

“When I first saw the package, it looked so small in my opinion, I wasn’t convinced it’ll be enough to organize all my grand kids toys in our living room,” begins Amazon reviewer SirrDiarra. “But AFTER the assembly, I was able to organize the toys in a way I was NEVER able to do before. I’ll purchase again, but I’m not planning on buying any additional toys. Thank God!”

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Simple Storage Solution

This cube storage unit is easy to assemble (no tools necessary) and each of the 16 cubes holds up to 44 pounds. It’s great for storing clothes, shoes and everything else.

“I needed a solution for my teenage daughters messy room,” says Amazon reviewer JAK. “Too many clothes… Not enough places to put them. You can see the before and after. Easy to put together and very roomy and relatively attractive. We did not put the doors on the cubes… But they did come with doors for each cube if you choose to use them. I love this solution.”

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Stackable Water Bottle Stand

Water bottles are bulky, clunky and surprisingly difficult to store in a cabinet. Their tops get scattered, while the lightweight bottles fall over and create a mess. This stand is a great cabinet storage solution, with each rack holding up to three bottles horizontally, in individual compartments.

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Broom Holder

What’s more ironic than cleaning supplies creating a mess?! Keep them all tidy with this handy organizer (it’s also great for storing garden tools).

“Absolutely love this product!” says Amazon reviewer Judyque. “I cleaned my laundry room last week and wanted to organize all my brooms, mops and even mini vacuum. This handled the job – and then some! Installed in minutes and is very strong. I feel comfortable with one of the items which was moderately heavy compared to the rest. Love the added hooks, as well.”

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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website: livingbylex.com