The Best Organizing Tools & Products to Kick Off an Amazing New Year


As a professional organizer, I’m asked all the time what my favorite organization tools and products are. There’s so many out there it can be hard choosing the right one for you.


As a professional organizer, I’m asked all the time what my favorite organization tools and products are. There are so many out there it can be hard choosing the right one for you.


That’s where a professional opinion can come in handy. What better way to help out than to list my favorites.


Digital Tools to Increase Productivity and Organization


Trello


This web-based, list-making site can help you keep track of everything. And I do mean everything. Daily to-do lists. Big project plans. Grocery lists. The interface is clean and easy to use. There’s also an app available to download.


Trello’s flexibility is a huge bonus. Not to mention you can have multiple “boards” and you have the option to color code and label each card or task. It’s a great way to organize, assign, and keep track of individual or team tasks.


The free version gives you plenty to work with. If you’re a project manager, you might want to consider one of the packages. They have a Business Class for $9.99/month or an Enterprise package for $17.50/month.


Productive


If you’re in the business of habit tracking or if you’ve been wanting to start, the Productive app is your new best friend.


This app allows you to create and track a variety of habits.


Choose from pre-set habits or create your own and decide what time of day you wish to do it. Morning, afternoon, evening, or anytime. You can also set tasks up on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.


Additional features include:

  • Setting a specific time limit per task.

  • Having the app remind you of upcoming habits.


The app is $29.99/year but gives you a 7-day free trial. It’s worth it if you’re really trying to maintain healthily and — pun intended — productive habits.


Google Calendar


This free calendar from Google is one of the best. The features alone are enough to make this one of my top recommended digital tools.


You can create separate personal and business calendar accounts. You can add attachments to invites. All while having it on one calendar.


Other features include:

  • Set working hours.

  • Get desktop notifications.

  • Share your calendar with others.

  • Sync your calendar to all your devices.


You might think the pre-installed calendar app on your phone is all you need. But there’s something about Google Calendar that makes me resort to it over and over again.


Home Organization Products Everyone Should Have


Wall hooks

One of the things you’ll hear professional organizers say all the time is “use vertical space.” Wall space is precious and versatile. Most of us don’t use it enough. And this pandemic has added a few new items to our wardrobe to consider.


Like masks.


Install a few wall hooks inside of your closet and near any exits in your home. Hang masks, keys, and hand sanitizer holders. This way you’ll never forget them when you’re heading out for the day.


Wall hooks can be used to hang hats and purses as well as kitchen items. No more stuffing them in a corner where they’ll lose their shape or cramming them all in a drawer. It all comes down to strategic placement.


Try these small wire Command Hooks to get you started.


Cable and Cord Management


Many schools and businesses went virtual because of the pandemic. Working and schooling from home made us realize how many cords and cables we use on a daily basis. From laptops to phone chargers. Lamps to portable diffusers.


If you found yourself surrounded by cables, you know how unruly they can get. If they’re not tangled, they’re twisted. Who hasn’t lost their mind trying to undo them all?


Cord management is one of the first things I tell my clients about when we tackle home offices. They’re also effective for your home entertainment center.


Keeping cords and cables untangled doesn’t have to be difficult. Simple separators can make all the difference. Try this variety pack. Believe me, you’ll feel less stressed having all those cables neatly lined up.


Door Organizer



Organizing is all about finding untapped space. You think you don’t have anywhere to put something until you do.


As a professional organizer, I’m asked all the time what my favorite organization tools and products are. There are so many out there it can be hard choosing the right one for you. phone chargers. Lamps to portable diffusers.


Over the door organizers come in a variety of lengths and sizes and can be used for whatever you need. Shoe organizer, pantry organizer, spice racks, etc.


The trick is not to have an organizer over every single door in your home, but to add necessary space where needed. Remember, more space gives you the notion that you can buy more stuff. The goal is not to bring more stuff in, but to properly store the stuff you have now.


Door organizers can give you more space in your cabinets to browse. It can free your closet floor of shoes so you can store bins.


Here are some great over the door organizers to try if you’re in the market for them:

Over the door, organizers come in a variety of lengths and sizes and can be used for whatever you need. Shoe organizer, pantry organizer, spice racks, etc.


Rolling Cart


There’s nothing worse than sitting down to start your day only to realize you left something important in the other room. Working from home has made this annoyance a daily practice. Who hasn’t had their kids ask for markers in the middle of a Zoom meeting?


A rolling cart or caddy is your best friend in this scenario.


Create a hub for all kinds of needs: school, work, cooking. Tuck it away in a corner at the end of the day. Convenient, simple, and easy to access.


This 3-tier rolling cart comes with removable pen cups and a variety of colors.



Drawer Organizer


Drawer organizers aren't just for utensils anymore. How many times have you searched the junk drawer for a pen? Batteries? A paperclip?


Drawer organizers bring a sense of calm to any area. Even junk drawers.


With the right drawer organization, you can make finding whatever you need in the moment a snap.


Consider adding organizers to your bathroom, desk, and dressers. No one said keeping an organized drawer is a bad thing.


This variety pack of organizers can be mixed and matched depending on the size of the drawer. Don’t forget to buy organizers for your clothes as well. This set is a top seller.


As a professional organizer, I’m asked all the time what my favorite organization tools and products are. There are so many out there it can be hard choosing the right one for you. phone chargers. Lamps to portable diffusers.


Want to learn more about my favorite organizing tools? Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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