24 Organizing Products to Make Smarter Use of Your Closet Space

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The beginning of spring means it's time to clean house, but tidying up your messy closet doesn't have to be daunting. These organizing storage tools can help you achieve the closet space of your dreams.

1. 7-TOOL HANGING ORGANIZER; $10

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Why You'll Want It: Make it easier to store and quickly find cleaning supplies with this utility hanger for brooms, dustpans, and other household items. It can keep up to seven cleaning tools in place with the help of rubber pressure clamps—all while helping you save space.

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2. WIRE BASKETS; $17

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Why You'll Want It: This copper wire frame basket—available in small and medium—is a great solution to decluttering your life. The container allows you to easily view what’s inside and the label compartment on the front ensures you'll be able to keep track of what's stored.

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3. FLIP 3-HOOK MOUNT; $20

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Why You'll Want It: These nickel-plated, wall mounted hooks—which can grip up to 5 pounds each—make it easy to flip open storage when you need it and flick it away when you don’t.

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4. SLIM VELVET HANGERS; $22

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Why You'll Want It: These slim and sleek hangers are designed to maximize closet space as well as keep shirts and dresses firmly in place with non-slip velvet material. In addition to a frame sturdy enough to support up to 10 pounds, the hangers have contoured shoulders that protect your clothes' original shapes. They come in packs of 30, 50, and 100.

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5. SHELF DIVIDERS; $30

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Why You'll Want It: Divide and conquer: Avoid chaotic shelves with these 8-inch-high acrylic dividers that claim to be "stronger than glass."

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6. CLOSET ORGANIZING BINS; $13

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Why You'll Want It: No matter how you fold, stack, or roll your socks, bras, or underwear, it’s tough to keep drawers tidy ... until now. This drawer and closet divider keeps items neatly organized in separate bins to get the most out of small spaces. Say goodbye to the days of digging around a drawer for a pair of matching socks.

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7. HONEYCOMB ORGANIZER; $19

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Why You'll Want It: If the bins above aren't your style, try these plastic honeycomb-shaped drawer organizers. They can hold up to 36 items (across all three sets) and make it more convenient to pick out the perfect pair at a glance.

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8. SPACE SAVER BAGS; $26

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Why You'll Want It: Easily store all of your heavy winter coats, blankets, and comforters with these large vacuum-sealed reusable storage bags. Along with six jumbo double-zip bags that can save up to 80 percent of your closet space, each pack includes a travel pump for saving space on the go. (Vacuum not included.)

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9. OVER THE DOOR HANGING SHOE ORGANIZER; $8

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Why You'll Want It: This organizer won’t leave you hanging when it comes to keeping your odds and ends together. The see-through pockets are suspended from the top of a door, and keep your items tidy. It holds up to 24 pairs of shoes, but can also be used for any other household items like cleaning supplies, toiletries, and office supplies.

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10. SHOE SLOTZ; $15

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Why You'll Want It: Have an extensive shoe collection, but very little space to store it? Shoe Slotz allow you to stack shoes on top of each other instead of storing them side-by-side.

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11. MOSO NATURAL AIR PURIFYING BAG; $10

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Why You'll Want It: These natural, non-toxic, and chemical-free air purifying bags promise to effectively kill off any molds and mildew by absorbing excessive moisture. They are also reuseable for up to two years. Simply place the purifying bags outside in the sun for an hour once a month to refresh.

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12. MAGNETIC SPICE TINS; $24

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Why You'll Want It: These 3-ounce spice tins aren't only helpful in the kitchen. They can also be used in other locations in your home like in a storage room or closet. Each pack comes with 12 metal tins, each with a small screwable lid that features a see-through window as well as a magnetic bottom that can be securely placed on any flat metal surface. Use them to store small household items like spare buttons, bobby pins, and cufflinks.

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13. HANGING LAUNDRY BAGS; $11

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Why You'll Want It: This canvas hamper hangs from a doorknob or in a closet, keeping laundry out of the way without adding too much bulk.

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14. COTTON STORAGE BASKET; $25

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Why You'll Want It: Made from soft cotton rope, this woven storage basket is practical enough to stash books, toys, clothes, or other items out of sight, and stylish enough to keep in your living room in plain sight.

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15. CLOSET DOUBLER; $19

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Why You'll Want It: Double up on storage space with this chrome closet doubler. It extends your closet space with two sturdy rods instead of one, allowing you to hang shorter items like tank tops and sweaters on the top rack and longer garments like jackets and pants on the bottom.

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16. RUBBERMAID CONFIGURATIONS CLOSET KITS; $81

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Why You'll Want It: Turn your reach-in closet into a stylish walk-in with this configuration kit from Rubbermaid. It can help you transform your space into smart storage for all of your clothes, shoes, and accessories with simplicity and ease. The kit includes adjustable shelves, brackets, hooks, clothing rods, and more.

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17. PURSE ORGANIZER; $11

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Why You'll Want It: Instead of placing purses on the top shelf of your closet, this purse organizer, which holds up to eight handbags, simply hangs them from a closet rod. You can also store blankets, sheets, bedroom linens, shoes, and even yarn with this space-saving organizer.

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18. WIRELESS ANYWHERE MOTION SENSOR LIGHT; $23

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Why You'll Want It: This motion light sensor is ideal for closets, storage rooms, utility closets, or any other location where you don't have access to an outlet. The no-fuss, battery-powered light is easy to install with a sturdy adhesive or a series of secure screws. It even detaches and doubles as an emergency flashlight.

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19. VALET ROD; $16

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Why You'll Want It: This retractable sliding rod (measuring about 7 inches when extended) can be used for hanging a single item, such as an outfit for the next day, a wrinkled dress or an Oxford shirt for steaming, or a garment bag. The best part is the valet rod simply slides back into its sheath whenever you don’t need it.

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20. SCARF OR TIE ORGANIZER; $11

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Why You'll Want It: Turn one hanger into 23 with this chrome scarf loop and tie organizer from Deco Bros. It can also store belts, leggings, and other items.

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21. GARMENT RACK; $40

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Why You'll Want It: Out of room, no matter how much you organize? Create more closet space with this easy-to assemble steel chrome garment rack. It’s perfectly suited for hanging shirts, pants, and dresses with top and bottom storage areas for hats, bags, and shoes. The garment rack also features four locking wheels for portability.

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22. GARMENT RACK COVER; $16

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Why You'll Want It: And what’s better than using a garment rack? Using its matching garment rack cover, so your unmentionables remain unmentioned. This garment rack cover is made from heavy-duty canvas to keep clothes and shoes protected from dust, dirt, and mildew. It also features button closures for quick fastening and tying the cover open for easier use.

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23. BELT HANGER; $12

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Why You'll Want It: This scratch-resistant loop hanger is the best way to keep all of your belts, ties, scarves, and purses together and organized without sacrificing precious closet space.

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24. SPACE SAVING HANGERS; $11

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Why You'll Want It: Instantly increase your closet space with these durable space saving hangers. Made from stainless steel, these hangers include six slots and two hooks and can store up to 12 garments when in the horizontal position or six when vertical. Each pack comes with four hangers, so you can store up to 48 garments with ease.

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10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

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The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14

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Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

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2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140

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Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

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3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48

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Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

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4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30

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The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

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5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19

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Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

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6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25

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This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

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7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70

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Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

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8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120

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What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

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9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24

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Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

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10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14

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Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

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Warby Parker Created a Spray to Prevent Your Glasses From Fogging Up When You Wear a Face Mask

They're smiling under the masks (because their glasses aren't foggy).
They're smiling under the masks (because their glasses aren't foggy).
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A face mask won’t keep you from getting enough oxygen, but it might keep you from seeing clearly through your glasses. When you exhale, your warm breath usually dissipates into the air in front of you. When you’re wearing a face mask, on the other hand, it gets funneled through the gaps around your nose and turns into tiny water droplets after colliding with your much colder lenses. In other words, it fogs up your glasses.

To prevent this from happening, Warby Parker has created an anti-fog spray that absorbs those droplets as soon as they form on your lenses, before they can cloud your view. It’s not the only product like it on the market—Amazon alone has dozens—but Warby Parker’s version has the added benefit of cleaning your lenses, too.

The perfect solution.Warby Parker

As Prevention.com reports, the spray is part of the company’s “Clean My Lenses Kit,” which comes with a bottle of anti-fog spray, a microfiber cloth, and a pouch for your glasses (or for storing the other two products in the kit). All you do is spritz both sides of your lenses, wipe them down with the cloth, and venture out for your fog-free day.

The spray works with any type of lens, which makes it a useful innovation even for people who just wear regular sunglasses. It can also come in handy during plenty of other fog-inducing situations, like sipping a hot beverage or cooking over a hot stove.

You can order a kit online for $15, or look for one in your local Warby Parker store. In the meantime, here are a few DIY ways to keep your glasses from getting foggy.

[h/t Prevention.com]

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