A copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up because the first step to a truly decluttered space is actually getting rid of stuff — and this will show you how.
A Zero-Waste Box from Terracycle, where you (or you + your neighbors, or high school, or dorm) team up to buy a box that you then stuff with hard-to-recycle items, and mail back to Terracycle to be recycled.
A set of dresser drawer dividers so you can keep all your clothes that spark joy folded in neat rows that easily adjust to the perfect widths.
A set of three airtight mini snack containers — they’ll 1) let you consolidate your open box and backup box into one spot *and* 2) keep all of those delicious snacks fresher for longer.
Or a set of airtight ~Pop Containers~ that are a little less convenient to quickly open and pour, but come in a variety of sizes and types to fit whatever your particular pantry needs.
A paper shredder because you’ll finally be able to destroy that stockpile of credit card offers, old tax returns, and other stuff you (reasonably) didn’t want to just chuck in the recycling.
And a slim four-pocket expanding-file organizer perfect for holding onto the few papers that are actually important enough to keep around.
Or if you need more than four pockets, a cascading file — it collapses for easy transport, then fans out to make each and every folder quick to access.
A beanbag cover designed so kiddos can stuff it with all of their less-loved plush toys, turning the omnipresent, messy-looking pile into a comfy place to sit.
A nail polish case that, after you sort through and toss any expired bottles or colors you don’t want to keep, will file the ones you actually love into an orderly menu.
A hair dryer holder that takes two seconds to use — just plop the dryer in — so you’ll actually be motivated to put your dryer away after you’re done with it, instead of leaving it out on the cabinet.
A bamboo monitor stand with two drawers perfect for storing all of the little desk supplies you need somewhere besides your desktop, but still within arm’s reach.
A pack of shoe doublers — the shoes you do decide to keep will take up half the space they would otherwise, freeing up extra shelf you can use for basically anything…including new shoes, of course.
A set of baskets and clip-on labels to turn into a crap basket system: when you find something abandoned in a spot where it doesn’t belong, drop it in that person’s crap basket for them to put away later.
A coupon folio so you can toss the pile of of ads slowly accumulating on one corner of your kitchen counter, and just file away the deals you need for when you need ’em.
A set of space bags to compress your out-of-season clothes, extra bedding, or any other bulky fabric things you use often enough to keep, but not so often you want ’em out all the time.
A disc keeper so you can reduce the shelf space all those plastic DVD cases take up to just 2.8 inches, while still keeping all your favorite movies protected (and in alphabetical order, if you so choose).
A cutlery tray that holds an entire set of forks, spoons, knives, and salad forks in half the space of a traditional organizer.
A jewelry armoire disguised as a full-length mirror so your collection stays organized and easy to access but completely out of sight.
A stackable drawer and shelf that makes even the furthest back corners of your under-sink cabinets completely accessible while maximizing every inch of their vertical space.
A clip-in mop and broom organizer that can turn any 17-inch section of wall into an impeccable cleaning closet the moment you hang it up. You won’t have to deal with the haphazard pile of mops, brooms, and dusters falling all over each other the moment you go to grab one ever again.
Some photo boxes because even if you don’t have the time or motivation to put all those developed pre-digital rolls from the into albums, you can at least transfer them to storage that looks nicer than those old shoeboxes.
And some larger boxes that you can enlist to disguise those technical books that you need to flip through every once in a while, but look like such an eyesore on your bookshelf.
A comfortable ottoman because it lets you both prop your feet up after a long day and hide throws, games, books, and more in its handy storage compartment.
Or a set of three colorful and lightweight lidded storage baskets perfect for stashing away pretty much anything you need to: blankets or toys in the living room, extra supplies in the office, shoes in the entryway, magazines in the bathroom…the possibilities are truly endless.
BTW, after you get your cool new decluttering and organizing stuff in the mail, reuse that box to ship gently-used donations for FREE through Give Back Box.
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