The best organizers to buy for your home, according to a professional organizer

Madison Alcedo
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If spending more time at home has made you avoid organizing different areas of your space, we’re right there with you.

While some might reserve deep cleaning and organizing for the spring, tidying up your home now instead of waiting for “spring cleaning” might actually make you happier and more productive in the long run.

Just take it from science: A 2017 study found that those who were affected by the amount of “stuff” they had around them at home were more likely to procrastinate.

Luckily, to up your productivity while you’re working from home — whether it’s in your bedroom, office or kitchen — MakeSpace’s Chief Organization Officer Jamie Hord gave us some of her favorite organizing tips that you can put to use in any space.

Plus, be sure to check out the organizers and other products she recommended below because don't you also dream of an organized pantry like Khloe Kardashian's?

1. Pull out, sort and declutter

Decluttering is the first step to getting organized! In order to do this, start in one room, pull out all items from that room and sort into piles by category (sort likes with likes).

Once items are sorted, edit each pile (determine what to keep, toss or donate). Once you’ve edited, strategize placement for the items you’re keeping, tossing or donating.

2. Containment is key

No matter what room you’re organizing, containing your categories is crucial. In kitchens and pantries, bathrooms, laundry rooms or mudrooms, we love using clear bins to sort categories and make items easier to find, and Linus Bins are our absolute favorite item.

From The Container Store: iDesign Linus Kitchen Bins, $17.99+

The Container Store
The Container Store

From Amazon: 4-Pack Clear Plastic Food Storage Bin, $24.99

Amazon
Amazon

3. Maximize closet space

It may feel like your closet is stuffed with clothes, but there’s an easy fix. Use non-slip velvet hangers to maximize hanging space. These slim hangers allow you to fit more clothes on each clothing rod, and the non-slip feature makes sure clothes stay in place.

From The Container Store: Pack Of 10 Linen Premium Non-Slip Velvet Hangers, $6.99

The Container Store
The Container Store

From Amazon: Pack Of 100 AmazonBasics Slim Velvet Hangers, $29.99 (Orig. $39)

Amazon
Amazon

And if you’re lacking drawer space in your closet but have extra shelving, use Kiva Storage Bins on your shelves to operate as makeshift drawers. These bins can contain everything from tees, swimwear or accessories.

From The Container Store: Copper And Mocha Woven Kiva Storage Bins, $7.99+

The Container Store
The Container Store

From Amazon: Pack Of 4 Posprica Storage Basket Bins, $35.99

Amazon
Amazon

4. Implement new storage solutions

If you’re completely lacking in storage space, in places like your garage, basement or attic, use Metro Commercial Industrial Shelving to create custom-designed storage areas. Metro Shelves come in a variety of colors and sizes to match your exact needs.

From The Container Store: Metro Commercial Industrial 42″ Shelving Solution, $233.92 (Orig. $311.92)

The Container Store
The Container Store

From Amazon: AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Adjustable Heavy- Duty Storage Shelving Unit, $69.06

Amazon
Amazon

5. Utilize the back of the door

It may not be the first place you think of, but don’t forget to utilize the back of doors in your home. Whether it be for a gift wrap station in your craft room, an extra place to hang shoes with an over-the-door shoe bag or repurposing that shoe bag to hold accessories or toys, there are many possibilities for over-the-door storage solutions.

From The Container Store: White Elfa Utility Gift Wrap Over The Door Rack, $92.60 (Orig. $123.50)

The Container Store
The Container Store

From Amazon: Regal Bazaar Double-Sided Hanging Gift Bag And Gift Wrap Organizer, $23.99

Amazon
Amazon

From The Container Store: 20-Pocket Eco-Fabric Over the Door Shoe Bag, $24.99

The Container Store
The Container Store

From Amazon: SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, $9.87

Amazon
Amazon

6. Send items to storage

Whether it’s off-season items you’re not accessing right now, family heirlooms that don’t fit in your current space (but you can’t let go of) or your child’s college dorm items, send anything that doesn’t need to be taking up space in your home to storage.

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