Stuff We Love Awards 2013: Home Organization Products

Our bills are organized. The pantry is a dream to open. And it's all thanks to these fab organization products that have streamlined our homes. Comment below on your top picks for a chance to win $500!

Best Clutter Stasher: Ghanaian Bolga Baskets

Home Organization 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

Michael Graves Design Clear Shelf Organizer

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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

Home Organization Everything Drawer Organizer

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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

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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

Home Organization Weck Glass Jars

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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

Home Organization Rubbermaid Premium Modular Canisters

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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

Home Organization Jewelry Organization

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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

Home Organization Nail Polish Beauty Organization

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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

Home Organization Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Storage Box, Basket and Crate

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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

Home Organization Closet Organization Closet Max

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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

 

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