12 Smart Products That Will Help Organize Your Life

Simple Trending Store/Amazon
Simple Trending Store/Amazon

For some people, getting—and staying—organized is nearly impossible to do without a little help. (We’re talking from experience here.) To help you store your pots and pans without a fuss and keep your toiletries from taking over your bathroom, we’ve scoured the internet for products that are designed to make staying organized that much easier.

1. Revolving Spice Rack, $37

Kamenstein

This 20-jar revolving spice rack from Kamenstein will keep all of your favorite spices organized, labeled, and, most importantly, within easy access for your culinary endeavors. Even better? It comes with all 20 spices, including rosemary, basil, and pretty anything else you can imagine. (Pizza seasoning? Yes, please.) Bonus: Customers are eligible to receive free spice refills for five years after the initial purchase. That’s a lot of garlic salt.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Bar Serving Cart; $110

Haotian/Amazon

This rolling bar cart (which can hold up to four wine bottles and six stemmed glasses) is the ideal space-saving solution for any oenophile. The different levels can be used for snacks, wine buckets, and liquor bottles, while the top shelf can be removed and used as a food tray. Plus, its wood metal appearance means it will fit in with plenty of different decor in your home. Since it’s on wheels, you can easily move the cart around your home without worrying about it scratching the floor.

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3. 4-Piece Acrylic Canister Set, $20

Oggi/Amazon

Keep your cookies, candies, sweet treats, and other kitchen staples organized with these simple acrylic canisters, which come in packs of four or five. Each comes with an air-tight lid that helps keep your food fresh for longer (read: no more stale cookies). You can opt to store them right on your countertop, or stow them away in your pantry. And before you refill the cannisters with a different food, you can throw them in the dishwasher for a quick clean first.

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4. No-Drill Shower Caddy; $17

Gricol/Amazon

This easy-to-install, drill-free shower shelf keeps your toiletries and other bathroom essentials organized while your shower remains free of clutter. Plus, its durable hand-polished aluminum frame is scratch-resistant and designed to protect against wear and tear. You can also use the two attached hangers to store your loofah, body brush, or towel. All you have to do is wait 24 hours to use it upon installation, and voila!

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5. Rotating Makeup Organizer; $20

Coyaho/Amazon

Calling all beauty mavens: You need this 360-degree rotating cosmetics organizer—which can hold everything from eyeshadow to your beloved skincare products—in your life. Not only is it washable, durable, and eco-friendly, but you can also easily adjust its height to fit different sized bottles (think perfume, foundations, serums, and more). And, according to the company, it takes no more than one minute to assemble.

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6. Bathroom Storage Corner Floor Cabinet; $36

Aojezor/Amazon

This space-saving bathroom storage cabinet from AOJEZOR is compact enough to fit in even the tiniest of corners or crevices. Use the top area to hold a cellphone or display a houseplant, while the shelves are ideal for excess toiletries, toilet paper, hand towels, or tissues.

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7. Desktop Organizer Storage Rack; $26

Jerry and Maggie

This handy adjustable desktop organizer (which also serves as a storage shelf) comes in four colors: black, white, natural wood, and white wood—making it the perfect addition to any home office. The product itself is made up of two main parts, which can be rotated to best suit your organizational needs and maximize storage space. Plus, its sturdy yet lightweight build makes it easy to move, transport, and carry.

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8. Portable 7-Tier, Free-Standing Shoe Organizer; $28

UDEAR/Amazon

Shoe organizers aren’t just for college students living in dorms. This portable and adjustable model from UDEAR is lightweight, durable, and easy to assemble—meaning you won’t have to hire a handyman or waste hours of your free time putting it together. It can also hold up to 27 pairs of shoes (think boots, sneakers, stilettos, and everything in between), and when it’s time for spring cleaning, simply wipe it with a damp cloth.

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9. K-Cup Carousel; $20

The Nifty Store/Amazon

Keep your beloved K-Cups within arm’s reach—and display them for all to see—with this rotating carousel, which holds up to 35 K-Cups. Besides, this all-steel model from Nifty is a lot more stylish than those bulky boxes that take up precious counter and shelf space.

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10. 36-Peg Mug Rack; $58

BirdRock Home/Amazon

Keep your coffee cup collection on display with a handy mug organizer. This one from BirdRock Home holds up to 36 mugs and adds a whimsical (and personal) touch to any kitchen. Plus, it frees up a ton of shelf space, which you can then use to store more of your favorite snacks.

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11. Double Layer Jewelry Organizer; $16

Misaya/Amazon

Keep your baubles organized and stowed away with this portable jewelry organizer from Misaya Jewelry. Its compact size is easy enough to store in a drawer, a suitcase, or a vanity. Besides holding necklaces, bracelets, and rings, it can also accommodate up to 10 pairs of earrings. Its soft, anti-abrasive velvet lining will prevent your jewelry from scratching, tarnishing, or other wear and tear. Choose from seven different hues.

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12. Adjustable Pan and Pot Holder; $16

Simple Trending Store/Amazon

Chances are, you’re guilty of shoving all of your pots and pans so tightly together that you’re unable to even shut your cabinet door. (Oops.) Thankfully, this functional pot and pan rack from Simple Trending—which can hold up to five pots/pans and lids—eliminates unnecessary clutter. Its non-stick coating protects your pans and pots from scratching or sliding on each other.

Buy it: Amazon

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10 of the Best Indoor and Outdoor Heaters on Amazon

Mr. Heater/Amazon
Mr. Heater/Amazon

With the colder months just around the corner, you might want to start thinking about investing in an indoor or outdoor heater. Indoor heaters not only provide a boost of heat for drafty spaces, but they can also be a money-saver, allowing you to actively control the heat based on the rooms you’re using. Outdoor heaters, meanwhile, can help you take advantage of cold-weather activities like camping or tailgating without having to call it quits because your extremities have gone numb. Check out this list of some of Amazon’s highest-rated indoor and outdoor heaters so you can spend less time shivering this winter and more time enjoying what the season has to offer.

Indoor Heaters

1. Lasko Ceramic Portable Heater; $20

Lasko/Amazon

This 1500-watt heater from Lasko may only be nine inches tall, but it can heat up to 300 square feet of space. With 11 temperature settings and three quiet settings—for high heat, low heat, and fan only—it’s a dynamic powerhouse that’ll keep you toasty all season long.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Alrocket Oscillating Space Heater; $25

Alrocket/Amazon

Alrocket’s oscillating space heater is an excellent addition to any desk or nightstand. Using energy-saving ceramic technology, this heater is made of fire-resistant material, and its special “tip-over” safety feature forces it to turn off if it falls over (making it a reliable choice for homes with kids or pets). It’s extremely quiet, too—at only 45 dB, it’s just a touch louder than a whisper. According to one reviewer, this an ideal option for a “very quiet but powerful” heater.

Buy it: Amazon

3. De’Longhi Oil-Filled Radiator Space Heather; $79

De’Longhi/Amazon

If you prefer a space heater with a more old-fashioned vibe, this radiator heater from De’Longhi gives you 2020 technology with a vintage feel. De’Longhi’s heater automatically turns itself on when the temperatures drops below 44°F, and it will also automatically turn itself off if it starts to overheat. Another smart safety feature? The oil system is permanently sealed, so you won’t have to worry about accidental spills.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Aikoper Ceramic Tower Heater; $70

Aikoper/Amazon

Whether your room needs a little extra warmth or its own heat source, Aikoper’s incredibly precise space heater has got you covered. With a range of 40-95°F, it adjusts by one-degree intervals, giving you the specific level of heat you want. It also has an option for running on an eight-hour timer, ensuring that it will only run when you need it.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Isiler Space Heater; $37

Isiler/Amazon

For a space heater that adds a fun pop of color to any room, check out this yellow unit from Isiler. Made from fire-resistant ceramic, Isiler’s heater can start warming up a space within seconds. It’s positioned on a triangular stand that creates an optimal angle for hot air to start circulating, rendering it so effective that, as one reviewer put it, “This heater needs to say ‘mighty’ in its description.”

Buy it: Amazon

Outdoor Heaters

6. Mr. Heater Portable Buddy; $104

Mr. Heater/Amazon

Make outdoor activities like camping and grilling last longer with Mr. Heater’s indoor/outdoor portable heater. This heater can connect to a propane tank or to a disposable cylinder, allowing you to keep it in one place or take it on the go. With such a versatile range of uses, this heater will—true to its name—become your best buddy when the temperature starts to drop.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hiland Pyramid Patio Propane Heater; Various

Hiland/Amazon

The cold’s got nothing on this powerful outdoor heater. Hiland’s patio heater has a whopping 40,000 BTU output, which runs for eight to 10 hours on high heat. Simply open the heater’s bottom door to insert a propane tank, power it on, and sit back to let it warm up your backyard. The bright, contained flame from the propane doubles as an outdoor light.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Solo Stove Bonfire Pit; $345

Solo Stove/Amazon

This one is a slight cheat since it’s a bonfire pit and not a traditional outdoor heater, but the Solo Stove has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon for a reason. Everything about this portable fire pit is meticulously crafted to maximize airflow while it's lit, from its double-wall construction to its bottom air vents. These features all work together to help the logs burn more completely while emitting far less smoke than other pits. It’s the best choice for anyone who wants both warmth and ambiance on their patio.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Dr. Infrared Garage Shop Heater; $119

Dr. Infrared/Amazon

You’ll be able to use your garage or basement workshop all season long with this durable heater from Dr. Infrared. It’s unique in that it includes a built-in fan to keep warm air flowing—something that’s especially handy if you need to work without wearing gloves. The fan is overlaid with heat and finger-protectant grills, keeping you safe while it’s powered on.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Mr. Heater 540 Degree Tank Top; $86

Mr. Heater/Amazon

Mr. Heater’s clever propane tank top automatically connects to its fuel source, saving you from having to bring any extra attachments with you on the road. With three heat settings that can get up to 45,000 BTU, the top can rotate 360 degrees to give you the perfect angle of heat you need to stay cozy. According to a reviewer, for a no-fuss outdoor heater, “This baby is super easy to light, comes fully assembled … and man, does it put out the heat.”

Buy it: Amazon

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10 of the Best Indoor and Outdoor Heaters on Amazon

Mr. Heater/Amazon
Mr. Heater/Amazon

With the colder months just around the corner, you might want to start thinking about investing in an indoor or outdoor heater. Indoor heaters not only provide a boost of heat for drafty spaces, but they can also be a money-saver, allowing you to actively control the heat based on the rooms you’re using. Outdoor heaters, meanwhile, can help you take advantage of cold-weather activities like camping or tailgating without having to call it quits because your extremities have gone numb. Check out this list of some of Amazon’s highest-rated indoor and outdoor heaters so you can spend less time shivering this winter and more time enjoying what the season has to offer.

Indoor Heaters

1. Lasko Ceramic Portable Heater; $20

Lasko/Amazon

This 1500-watt heater from Lasko may only be nine inches tall, but it can heat up to 300 square feet of space. With 11 temperature settings and three quiet settings—for high heat, low heat, and fan only—it’s a dynamic powerhouse that’ll keep you toasty all season long.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Alrocket Oscillating Space Heater; $25

Alrocket/Amazon

Alrocket’s oscillating space heater is an excellent addition to any desk or nightstand. Using energy-saving ceramic technology, this heater is made of fire-resistant material, and its special “tip-over” safety feature forces it to turn off if it falls over (making it a reliable choice for homes with kids or pets). It’s extremely quiet, too—at only 45 dB, it’s just a touch louder than a whisper. According to one reviewer, this an ideal option for a “very quiet but powerful” heater.

Buy it: Amazon

3. De’Longhi Oil-Filled Radiator Space Heather; $79

De’Longhi/Amazon

If you prefer a space heater with a more old-fashioned vibe, this radiator heater from De’Longhi gives you 2020 technology with a vintage feel. De’Longhi’s heater automatically turns itself on when the temperatures drops below 44°F, and it will also automatically turn itself off if it starts to overheat. Another smart safety feature? The oil system is permanently sealed, so you won’t have to worry about accidental spills.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Aikoper Ceramic Tower Heater; $70

Aikoper/Amazon

Whether your room needs a little extra warmth or its own heat source, Aikoper’s incredibly precise space heater has got you covered. With a range of 40-95°F, it adjusts by one-degree intervals, giving you the specific level of heat you want. It also has an option for running on an eight-hour timer, ensuring that it will only run when you need it.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Isiler Space Heater; $37

Isiler/Amazon

For a space heater that adds a fun pop of color to any room, check out this yellow unit from Isiler. Made from fire-resistant ceramic, Isiler’s heater can start warming up a space within seconds. It’s positioned on a triangular stand that creates an optimal angle for hot air to start circulating, rendering it so effective that, as one reviewer put it, “This heater needs to say ‘mighty’ in its description.”

Buy it: Amazon

Outdoor Heaters

6. Mr. Heater Portable Buddy; $104

Mr. Heater/Amazon

Make outdoor activities like camping and grilling last longer with Mr. Heater’s indoor/outdoor portable heater. This heater can connect to a propane tank or to a disposable cylinder, allowing you to keep it in one place or take it on the go. With such a versatile range of uses, this heater will—true to its name—become your best buddy when the temperature starts to drop.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hiland Pyramid Patio Propane Heater; Various

Hiland/Amazon

The cold’s got nothing on this powerful outdoor heater. Hiland’s patio heater has a whopping 40,000 BTU output, which runs for eight to 10 hours on high heat. Simply open the heater’s bottom door to insert a propane tank, power it on, and sit back to let it warm up your backyard. The bright, contained flame from the propane doubles as an outdoor light.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Solo Stove Bonfire Pit; $345

Solo Stove/Amazon

This one is a slight cheat since it’s a bonfire pit and not a traditional outdoor heater, but the Solo Stove has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon for a reason. Everything about this portable fire pit is meticulously crafted to maximize airflow while it's lit, from its double-wall construction to its bottom air vents. These features all work together to help the logs burn more completely while emitting far less smoke than other pits. It’s the best choice for anyone who wants both warmth and ambiance on their patio.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Dr. Infrared Garage Shop Heater; $119

Dr. Infrared/Amazon

You’ll be able to use your garage or basement workshop all season long with this durable heater from Dr. Infrared. It’s unique in that it includes a built-in fan to keep warm air flowing—something that’s especially handy if you need to work without wearing gloves. The fan is overlaid with heat and finger-protectant grills, keeping you safe while it’s powered on.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Mr. Heater 540 Degree Tank Top; $86

Mr. Heater/Amazon

Mr. Heater’s clever propane tank top automatically connects to its fuel source, saving you from having to bring any extra attachments with you on the road. With three heat settings that can get up to 45,000 BTU, the top can rotate 360 degrees to give you the perfect angle of heat you need to stay cozy. According to a reviewer, for a no-fuss outdoor heater, “This baby is super easy to light, comes fully assembled … and man, does it put out the heat.”

Buy it: Amazon

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