How to organize your life for less stress and clutter

There are many benefits to organizing; At its simplest, creating organizational systems can help reduce stress. Organizing will also save you time and money, and provide valuable storage space in your home or workplace. (It could also be really pretty—just check out Target’s new Brightroom collection.) At CNN Underscored, our goal is to guide you to everyday products and services that help you live smarter, simpler, and more fulfilling lives, and we believe that organizing is an important part of those the mission.

Our goal is to help you organize any of the physical and digital spaces in your life – closet, kitchen, your home office. To enrich this collection of articles, we searched for professional organizers, housewives, and time management experts to find the best products for organizing any type of space or object, and to offer you the best tips and tricks for living an organized life.

If oddly placed outlets mean you have to leave your phone on the floor while it’s charging, a port rack will give you the perfect place to store small items while it’s plugged in.

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The trick to making partitioned storage solutions work is to look for adjustable ones so that you can customize the organizer to suit your specific needs. This organizer will keep your food storage lids tidy, and the five adjustable dividers can hold the lids of round, rectangular, and square containers up to 9″ long or in diameter.

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This clear plastic turntable is small enough to grab from the fridge and put right on the table at dinner time, so your family can easily choose their favorite condiments.

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The vertical wall space is also a great place to install a wall-mounted hair dryer holder. This inexpensive clipboard box uses 3M Command adhesive tape to secure the unit to the wall, so no hardware is required to install and won’t damage walls.

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The fabric organizer has six pockets that can hold tablets, planners, remote controls, glasses, chargers, and more, keeping them hidden away but still close at hand.

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If you are someone who tends to have a large pile of books on the nightstand – they take up valuable real estate needed for a box of tissues, glasses, remote controls, etc. – then a floating wall-mounted bookshelf will be a life and space saver for you.

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Monitor stands can also create additional vertical space on the desk itself—models with built-in slots or drawers offer more storage space than simple shelf-style designs.

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This headphone and headphone stand attaches to the side of the desk, keeping headphones out of the way but still there when you need them.

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Zippered storage boxes help store off-season clothes or extra bedding, plus they’re soft-sided, making them more flexible than hard plastic boxes, but they close completely with a zipper to keep dirt, dust, and hair out.

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Usually, dorm beds do not come with a bedside table, and most rooms are not set up to accommodate one. This box helps solve this problem.

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Both the hook and the shoulders of the slim hangers are slimmer than standard hangers, so they really maximize your closet space. And unlike plastic hangers, most skinny hangers are covered in non-slip velvet, so delicate items like silk sweaters stay in place instead of slipping off the hanger and wrinkling—or worse, they end up on the closet floor with your shoes.

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This 3-tier shoe rack will give you plenty of space to store your shoes in an easy to reach way.

20 products under $25 to help organize your bags and luggage

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This hanging bag organizer is borrowed from the hanging shoe organizers found everywhere. We love this style because it doesn’t have any plastic details, so it’s more breathable than other similar devices.

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This wallet is roomy enough not only for passport but also boarding passes and other travel documents, and it is available in many colors.

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This product works with an economy size liquid laundry detergent to prevent drips and spills from making a big mess.

20 Products Under $25 To Help Organize Your Basement & Attic

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The attic is a prime property for storing holiday decorations during the holiday season. There are plenty of holiday ornament storage options available, but the small footprint of this cube-shaped zippered ornament organizer—which can hold up to 64 ornaments—means it won’t take up much space.

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This tool organizer can hold long-handled items like mops, brooms, rakes and two handles in the spring-loaded clutch clips, and the four small hooks can be used to store smaller items like cleaning brushes and dustpans.

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The golf bag storage rack has two small compartments to store two golf bags, as well as four open shelves to hold golf shoes, towels or a bucket of balls.

20 products under $25 to keep your car clean and organized

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Power Tiger Car Garbage Bag

One of the most effective things you can do is create a place where the trash goes, so it doesn’t fall to the ground. This hanging trash can designed to fit in a car’s center console does just that.

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