Best Clutter Stasher: Ghanaian Bolga Baskets
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What it is: These one-of-a-kind African baskets are woven by local craftspeople in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, and come in varying sizes up to 17 inches.
Why we love it: “I am obsessed with Ghanaian Bolga baskets right now—I have them all over the house to stash mags, toys, slippers, you name it!” —Justina Blakeney, blogger, Justina Blakeney
To buy: Ghanaian Bolga Baskets, from $14.50 at basketsfromafrica.com
Best Pantry Organizer: Michael Graves Tiered Shelf
What it is: Michael Graves' stylish three-tiered shelf creates multiple levels of storage to organize the insides of your kitchen cabinets, pantry or refrigerator.
Why we love it: “This little shelf is great for organizing spices, cans of soup and other containers that get lost behind tall boxes. It's so much easier to find things now!" —Courtney Thompson, senior homepage producer, iVillage
To buy: Michael Graves Design Clear Shelf Organizer, $12.99 at jcpenney.com
Best Drawer Organizer: Container Store Everything Organizer
What it is: This double-tiered drawer insert has 23 convenient compartments for tidying everything from paperclips and safety pins to scissors and pens.
Why we love it: “I bought a double tiered junk drawer organizer and my junk drawer is officially the nicest place in the house now!” —Tanya, blogger, Dans le Townhouse
To buy: Container Store Everything Organizer, $9.99 at containerstore.com
Best Garage Organizer: FreedomRail Big Mesh Sports Basket
What it is: The mesh ball organizer mounts on the garage wall and holds up to 20 full-size sports balls. A slit in front allows for easy access to grab any ball in the bag.
Why we love it: “This is the most awesome container for your garage! Hang it on a wall and kids can toss their balls inside, and then can reach through the mesh opening on the side to easily select the one that they want (no more dumping out the entire container of soccer balls to get to the ‘pink one!’).” —Sharon Rowley, iVoice and blogger, Momof6
To buy: FreedomRail Big Mesh Sports Basket, $61.85 at amazon.com
Best Craft Organizer: West Elm Weck Glass Jars
What it is: These glass jars are great for canning but also for storing small craft items. They come in three handy sizes and boast rust-free lids.
Why we love it: "I love these jars because they are the best vessels for all my craft supplies, vintage bits and bobs and they always look so amazing clustered on a shelf together. Being able to not only see what they contain and work as ‘art’ themselves is a double win!" —Erica Domesek, blogger, P.S.- I made this...
To buy: West Elm 'Weck' Glass Jars, $3.50-$4.50 each at westelm.com
Best Pantry Organizer: Rubbermaid Modular Canisters
What it is: Rubbermaid's Modular Canisters are perfect for storing coffee, nuts, rice, beans and bulk snacks. The clear bases allow for easy identification while the lids fit for easy stacking.
Why we love it: "My kitchen cabinets are small and crowded; there’s always an open box of spaghetti spilling noodles or random packets of snacks getting lost in the back of the cupboard. These BPA-free plastic canisters help keep dried goods like lentils, chips and cereal fresh and organized." —Erika Janes, food editor, iVillage
To buy: Rubbermaid Premium Modular Canisters, $39.99 for an 8-piece set at rubbermaid.com
Best Accessories Organizer: Jill Martin Hanging Holders
What it is: Jill Martin designed a fabric jewelry organizer for QVC that hangs in a closet or behind a door. It's small, compact and discreet, and great for organizing everything from necklaces to belts.
Why we love it: "After my dedicated jewelry drawers and boxes began to overflow, I moved some go-to pieces to these hanging holders. They're protected and out of the way, but accessible in an instant." —Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester, beauty and style channel editor, iVillage
To buy: Jill Martin for QVC Fabric Hanging Accessory Holders, $29.98 for two at qvc.com
Best Odds-and-Ends Organizer: Sticky Pad & Sticky Strip
What it is: The Sticky Pad holds everything from notes and pens to remote controls and cell phones. It's great for cars (sunglasses and phones won't slide around on your dashboard) or for refrigerators and other surfaces for notes and coupons.
Why we love it: "Because I often run out of room on my fridge (magnet overload!) the Sticky Pad is great for leaving my roommate notes and putting our rent checks each month." —Amanda Hawkins, associate lifestyle editor, iVillage
To buy: Siconi Sticky Pad, $13.52 at amazon.com
Best Bedroom Catch-All: Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Storage Crate
What it is: While some small bins are too plain to show off, these chic Jonathan Adler baskets provide storage while decorating at the same time.
Why we love it: "This is the perfect spot for all the loose items on my dresser. It helps keep everything in one place so I'm not searching frantically for things in the morning." —Liz Kennedy, social media manager, iVillage
To buy: Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler 'Lola' Nesting Storage Crate, $25 at jcpenney.com
Best Closet Organizer: Neatkids 7-Days-a-Week System
What it is: This closet organizer lets you plan your kid's outfits for the entire week. They only have to reach in and grab that day's outfit and they are ready to go. (Why didn't we think of that?!)
Why we love it: "This closet organizer gave me the push I needed to plan outfits ahead of time for both of my kids. It has saved me so much time during the week. It also looks great in my kids’ closets, is durable and has plenty of room for shoes and accessories. " —Dina El Nabli, health and lifestyle director, iVillage
To buy: Neatfreak Neatkids 7-Days-a-Week Closetmax System Organizer, $69.99 at amazon.com