42 Brilliant Tidying Products On Amazon That’ll Fool People Into Thinking You’re Not A Hot Mess

Marie Kondo made all the bestseller lists and practically broke the Internet with her groundbreaking book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Well, as we say here in the South, Marie, bless your heart. Some of us just don't have the time — or the will — to embrace each wayward item that's in the middle of the floor or littered across the countertop right now to intuit its joy. Take a shortcut with these brilliant tidying products on Amazon that will fool people into not thinking you're a hot mess and get a handle on that clutter before someone finds out the truth.

If you're like me, there's just stuff everywhere at your house. Life is so much easier when all of that stuff actually has a place to go, and Amazon is replete with items to help you organize everything, like hanging closet shelves, caddies for your kitchen and your bathroom cabinets, and everything to make your home functional. Then, once you've cleared the proverbial decks, swab them down nicely with products like the eco-friendly alternative to the spray mop you've fallen in love with, or the cleaner that also protects your fabrics and upholstery.

To recap, your alternatives to get rid of the anxiety that mess is causing you are: getting rid of all your stuff, or doing some practical retail therapy with your good friends at Amazon. I think the answer's clear.

Entertainment — 42 Brilliant Tidying Products On Amazon That’ll Fool People Into Thinking You’re Not A Hot Mess

1. These Hooks Are The Miracle Cure For An Entryway Gone Wrong

VTurboWay Adhesive Wall Hooks, $11 (8 Pack), Amazon

Entryways, cramped bathrooms, garages — we all know those spaces in our homes where we tend to just walk in, deposit our stuff, and forget about it, only to come back later to a pile of mess. Well, these hooks will fix all of that. They go up in minutes with no tools or hardware necessary for installation and can be used on a variety of surfaces in your home. The natural wooden pegs and strong adhesive combine to hold a lot of weight with an attractive decorative look you'll appreciate.


2. These Hanging Shelves Will Revolutionize Your Closet

ZOBER Hanging Closet Organizer, $13, Amazon

Make it easy to store, display, and organize your clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories in one easy-to-access place with these hanging shelves. Crafted with breathable polypropylene, this organizer features a sturdy metal frame paired with stitch-reinforced seams. You can use it to expand your closet's storage space, add specialized storage for your sheets and towels, keep your shoes where you can see them, or even just prep tomorrow's outfit today — the possibilities are limitless.


3. This Eco-Friendly Mitt Will Get All Your Furniture Nice And Shiny In No Time

Rubbermaid Microfiber Dusting Mitt, $9, Amazon

Enabling you to clean your hard surfaces quickly and easily without the need for harmful chemicals, this dusting mitt is a great addition to any eco-friendly cleaning kit. Packed with tiny positively-charged fibers that attract dust and dirt, this mitt is lightweight and can be used completely dry to restore your surfaces to a like-new finish with a streak-free shine. Machine-washable, it's also great for removing pet hairs from upholstery and small jobs like cleaning the dust from your blinds.


4. This Tray Will Get Your Kitchen Or Your Office Drawers All Sorted Out

Artmeer Cutlery Tray, $19, Amazon

Eliminate the black hole that is your junk drawer with this organizer, great for making order out of chaos in your kitchen, office, or bathroom drawers and crafted from attractive, renewable, and eco-friendly bamboo. It features seven large adjustable compartments, with compartments ranging from small to oversized. Additionally, it's easy to maintain: Simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth, or hand wash it with mild soap and water.


5. A Multi-Purpose Bin That's Ready For Use Wherever You Need It

DII Woven Paper Pop-Up Bin, $12, Amazon

Looking for a cute wastebasket? Check. Need something attractive for storage — say for toys, throw blankets, or magazines? Check. How about a fun catch-all for your craft supplies? Laundry hamper? Yep. With more uses than you can count, this pop-up bin is about to become your organizational BFF, and it comes in so many cute colors and patterns. Constructed from woven paper with soft cotton rope handles knotted through grommets, this bin is stylish and functional, holding up to 30 pounds. Collapse it down for easy storage when it's not in use.


6. This Simple Item Makes Food Prepping And Storage So Much Faster

SimpleHouseware Countertop Wrap Rack, $13, Amazon

Simplify and streamline your food prep and storage routine with this wrap rack that stores all of your foil, cling wrap, zip-top bags and other food storage items in one convenient tower. Crafted from coated wire, the unit comes fully assembled and is perfect for use either on the countertop or in your pantry or cabinet. Reviewers rave about its sturdy construction and its steadiness when you're retrieving a box — because the shelves' plastic feet help it stay put.


7. These Ingenious Devices Will Help You See What's Going On In Your Cabinets

Copco Lazy Susan Set, $17 (Set of 2), Amazon

For the cabinet that's packed full of baking supplies or beauty potions, these lazy Susans are an instant fix that will enable you to actually see what you have on hand. Crafted from sturdy plastic, they feature non-skid liners to keep your items from moving around while you turn them, as well as an outer rim that prevents your items from falling off. They're easy to clean with just a damp cloth and they hold plenty of weight.


8. These Storage Bags Are Great For Weeding Out Your Off-Season Clothes

Sorbus Storage Bags, $23 (3 Pack), Amazon

If you're not in the habit of switching out your wardrobe on a seasonal basis, it can be a terrific way to free up closet space, and these storage bags can help. Generously sized and crafted from breathable fabric to protect against dust and pests while allowing airflow to keep items fresh, these bags feature transparent polypropylene windows so you can see which garments you've stored in which bags. Once filled, they easily fit on shelves, stack on top of each other, or slide under the bed to maximize space.


9. This Organizer Lets You See 12 Pairs Of Shoes At A Glance

SimpleHouseware Shoe Organizer, $8, Amazon

With the capacity for 24 shoes, this organizer will make your closet much tidier and give you the ability to see your most of your footwear all at one time. Designed for use over a closet door, shoes aren't the only thing that can be stored in its ample polypropylene pockets, however: Use it to organize your jewelry, craft supplies, beauty accessories, even in the kitchen — the possibilities are endless.


10. The Caddy That Gets All The Bottles Off Of Your Shower Floor — Stylishly

simplehuman Shower Caddy, $40, Amazon

The design maestros at simplehuman will never let you down when it comes to elegant, well-designed accessories that make your life easier through their functionality, and this shower caddy is no exception. Its generous capacity, space for large bottles, integrated soap dish, and razor hook show thoughtful attention to detail, while the durable stainless steel construction both looks great and is rust-proof, so it will last for years.


11. This Makeup Organizer Stores All The Things And Keeps Them At Your Fingertips

Jerrybox Makeup Organizer, $18, Amazon

Any makeup aficionado will fall in love with this organizer, which is adjustable to accommodate bottles of all sizes and offers a place for everything to get your bathroom counter cleaned off in no time. The extra-large capacity can hold at least 30 makeup brushes, 20 bottles of skin care products, and other makeup accessories including lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliner, and more. Plus, the organizer rotates to give you easy access to all the products instantly and easily, speeding up your prep time in the morning.


12. A Microfiber Mop System That's The Eco-Friendly Replacement For The Disposable One You Love

Homevative Microfiber Spray Mop Kit, $28, Amazon

You know those mop kits with the disposable pads that we've all fallen in love with? This kit is the eco-friendly replacement, featuring microfiber pads that you can throw in your washing machine, a spray function that works manually instead of using batteries, and refillable spray bottles that also allow you to use your own solution. With all of these functions, it's clearly a money-saver, too — plus its innovative design means it's easy to operate and won't leak all over the place.


13. This Neoprene Sleeve Tidies Up Even The Most Unruly Cables

Baltic Living Cable Management Sleeve, $12, Amazon

Unsightly cables snaking across your floor and dangling down your wall will be a thing of the past with this sleeve. Delivered in an 80-inch length that's black on one side and white on the other, it's crafted from highly durable and flexible neoprene that can be trimmed to any length to customize to your space. Cut as many intermediate holes along the length of the sleeve as you need to exit cables where required. It's easy to install, too.


14. This Spray Doesn't Just Help You Clean Up, It Protects, Too

ForceField Fabric Cleaner, $12, Amazon

Remove stains and dirt from carpets and upholstery and give them an added layer of protection from future stains while you're cleaning with this unique product. It's tough on stains, but won't damage the material — it's even suitable for use on clothing to help keep it cleaner longer. Removes both oil- and water-based stains; even old stains come clean with this formula, and they won't reappear.


15. A Stainless Steel Organizer That Will Really Spice Up Your Pantry

Spezia Spice Organizers, $27 (Set of 3), Amazon

With a patent-pending design that keeps a firm grip on both glass and plastic bottles, these organizer racks will keep your spices neatly organized and right at your fingertips, ready for you to use at a moment's notice. Crafted from attractive brushed stainless steel, there's no weight limit on the amount these clips can grip, and spices snap in and out easily with one hand. Installation is easy, too, using your choice of the included ultra-strong double-sided tape that's rated to 18 pounds or screws.


16. This Organizer Will Get Your Pans All Straightened Out

Zesproka Pot And Pan Organizer, $13, Amazon

With five compartments, this organizer is ideal for not only storing pots and pans, but also keeping bakeware straight and organizing cutting boards, saving you a lot of space in your kitchen cabinets. Hand-welded from iron wires, it's durable enough to hold even your cast-iron skillets, and coated with black matte paint for a classic, rust-proof look. No need to install, just place it in your cabinet and load it up. It can be oriented either vertically or horizontally to meet your needs.


17. These Accessories Will Make Your Underwear Drawer A Thing Of Beauty

SimpleHouseware Underwear Organizer, $14, Amazon

Unbunch your panties and sort them into this set of organizers instead — your lingerie will thank you, and you'll save time getting ready in the morning, too. Crafted with mold-proof non-woven fabric, this set includes four bins: One with six cells, designed for scarves or ties; one with eight cells, designed for underwear, briefs, or ties; one with seven cells, designed for bras; and one with 24 cells, designed for socks.


18. An Organizer To Add Extra Drawers To Your Bathroom, Craft Area, Or Kitchen

SimpleHousewares Sliding Basket Organizer, $26, Amazon

With two baskets that slide easily in and out, this organizer is a great addition to your workroom, bathroom, or even your pantry to add storage space and organization. The sturdy construction features an elegant chrome finish, with one deep basket and one shallow one — plus plenty of additional storage on the top surface. No drill or power tools needed for assembly, simply insert the baskets into the tracks and the organizer is ready for use.


19. These Organizers Will Give Your Drawers A Makeover

Madesmart Interlocking Drawer Organizer Bins, $11 (Set of 8), Amazon

Hear that small high-pitched noise coming from your kitchen? That's the sound of your junk drawer calling out for these bins that have all the organization oomph needed to give that messy old drawer a complete makeover. The set includes various sizes that all interlock in whatever configuration your drawer needs to snap to attention. They're great for the office, wayward makeup drawer, bits and pieces in your workroom or garage, and more.


20. This Genius Tool Is All You Need To Hang Pictures Perfectly

Hang-O-Matic All-In-One Picture Hanging Tool, $18, Amazon

Getting that art that's been sitting in your closet for such a long time up on the wall is frequently part of the checklist for a clean-up session, and this tool will make that process quick and painless — it levels, measures, and marks the wall all at the same time. It expands up to 6 feet for larger items — use it to hang shelves and TVs, too — because this gadget eliminates all the extra holes you make when you hang these items too low or too high by helping you get it just right on the first try.


21. These Lids Are An Eco-Friendly Food Storage Hack

ModFamily Silicone Stretch Lids, $16 (7 Pack), Amazon

Wave a white flag and give in to the battle of cling wrap — these lids are a much better choice, and they're easier to use, too. Made from extra-thick silicone that's 100 percent free from BPA, phthalate, lead, and plastic, they simply stretch over your container to create an airtight seal. Compatible with containers of many sizes, you can use them over and over again, and simply pop in the dishwasher between uses.


22. An Organizer To Keep Your Hair Tools In Check, Even When They're Hot

Home Intuition Hair Styling Organizer, $17, Amazon

Don't drop it like it's hot — put it away in this hair tool caddy instead, where your flat irons, heated brushes, blow dryers and the like can hang out in their own space while you continue getting ready. The over-the-cabinet-door design saves space, while the heat-resistant metal mesh allows your tools to cool down on their own time and prevents countertop scarring. Store your brushes and combs here, too.


23. This Slimline Rolling Shelf Adds Storage Space In Tiny Bathrooms

Zenna Home Rolling Storage Shelf, $52, Amazon

If you have a tiny bathroom like I do, you're always scrambling for any extra storage space, and this rolling shelf could be just the solution you're looking for. Easily positioned or moved anywhere in the room, this unit features wooden construction with a painted white finish and metal accent rails. It's easy to assemble and completely sturdy so that its two shelves can accommodate even your heaviest oversized shampoos, soaps and bath items.


24. This Bin Might Keep You From Breaking Your Toe

Greenco Drink Holder, $12, Amazon

Those fridge packs are supposed to prevent your soda cans from breaking forth and launching themselves at your unsuspecting feet, but when they fail, it hurts. This bin won't let your cans send you to the ER, thanks to its sturdy BPA-free plastic construction. It saves space in your fridge, too, accommodating nine 12-ounce cans and 11 7.5-ounce cans. It's great for freezer storage too, and cleans up quickly with soap and water.


25. These Reusable Bags Keep Your Produce Fresh And Can Be Used For So Many Things

purifyou Reusable Mesh/Produce Bags, $13 (Set of 9), Amazon

Originally designed to replace those hard-to-open and not-so-eco-friendly plastic produce bags you get at the store, these fabric bags will preserve the life of your produce and do so in a way that's kinder to Mother Earth — plus, you'll find so many other uses for them around the house. The set includes a mix of small, medium, large and extra-large bags, all crafted from BPA-free breathable mesh. Keep a set in your car so they'll always be handy when you're about to walk into the grocery store; other uses include washing lingerie, transferring swimsuits and/or gym clothes back home, and keeping camping supplies straight.


26. The Lint Roller That Just Has To Be Washed To Use Over And Over Again

wlife Sticky Lint Roller, $14, Amazon

If you have pets at home, you'll find this renewable lint roller set invaluable. It's 7.5 inches in length, so its oversized profile enables you to dispatch with hair super quickly. Meanwhile, unlike traditional lint rollers, it's also renewable — simply run it under water and wait for it to dry, and the hair will be removed and it will be sticky again. This roller works on all different types of fabrics and is ideal for cleaning furniture, comforters, clothing, floors, spills and even vehicle interiors. The set comes with two refills.


27. This Gadget Will Keep Your Packaged Food Fresher, Longer

GoJT Mini Heat Sealer, $9 (Set of 2), Amazon

Tired of throwing away your chips and cookies because they've gone stale? These little devices will solve that problem in a jiffy. Weighing in at less than half a pound, they apply enough heat to seal any type of plastic or aluminum bag or package so that your food stays fresh. Its size makes it great for camping and vacation, too, and only requires two AA batteries.


28. This Stainless Steel Caddy Keeps Everything In Your Sink Straight And Sanitary

simplehuman Sink Caddy, $17, Amazon

This sink caddy attaches securely to the side of your sink with a quartet of suction cups, and features two compartments for sponges — plus a pop-out silicone compartment for your dish brush. Each compartment has ventilation holes for drainage, plus the elevation helps increase airflow to speed drying time. Rust-proof and attractive, this caddy keeps your sink neat and organized.


29. This Rack Goes Over Your Sink And Can Be Used For So Many Things

Surpahs Over The Sink Rack, $24, Amazon

With its space-saving roll-away design, this rack is heavy-duty enough to allow for air-drying bowls, pots and pans over your sink instead of on the countertop. It's versatile, too: It can also serve as a vegetable colander, a prep works station, and even to cool baked goods — it's heat-resistant up to 400 degrees. This silicone-coated steel design is durable, rust-resistant and entirely food safe, plus it's oil-resistant and very easy to clean. You can even use it as a trivet to protect countertops or tables from scorching under casseroles or other hot dishes.


30. This Hanger Provides An Easy Way To Dry Your Small Goods

Groupcow Drying Hanger, $11, Amazon

"This is seriously the greatest invention on the planet," is what one reviewer says about this hanger that helps you dry your delicates or other small items. With an adjustable hook, you can hang it just about anywhere, and the 26 clips are crafted from resin with no-rust springs so they're completely impervious to corrosion. This device collapses for easy storage, too, so if you frequently take long road trips, it travels easily.


31. This Laundry Accessory Will Make Your Inner Martha Stewart Sing

Amazon Basics Laundry Sorter, $35, Amazon

This laundry sorter just makes me happy to look at it, because it's a reflection of the kind of person I want to be: Tidy and organized. Its three removable poly-cotton sorting bins have metal handles for easy lifting and make me swoon with their polished appearance and neat edging. The shiny, rust-resistant chrome-plated steel frame look so hopeful, and I can just hear the sound the lockable rubber casters as I'd roll the cart down the hall on wash day.


32. These Slacks Hangers Will Make Your Closet So Orderly-Looking

LavoHome Slacks Hangers, $18 (12 Pack), Amazon

Featuring one-piece stainless steel construction with PVC grippers to keep your slacks from sliding around, these hangers will add a pleasing uniformity to your closet and make it easy to find the pants you're looking for when you're getting ready for work in the morning. Flat and lightweight, they're space-savers as well, and will stand up to heavyweight denim. They're completely corrosion-resistant, too.


33. This Binder Keeps Your Most Important Stuff Organized

grü gear Strapbook, $18, Amazon

Keep your small items organized and close by or ready to throw in your messenger bag, briefcase or carry on with this accessory. Its unique binder-shaped design is fitted inside with a versatile elastic retention system that offers countless creative ways to store and sort your stuff, while the padded hard covers provide protection for delicate contents. Crafted from weather-resistant nylon and polyurethane leather covers, you'll use it for everything.


34. This Felt Caddy Will Transform Your Purse From Tragedy To Triumph

LEXSION Felt Handbag Organizer, $19, Amazon

If I had a nickel for every minute I've spent digging in my purse trying to find something, I'd be a wealthy woman. Since that's not going to happen, investing in this organizer might just get me my time back. Crafted from lightweight yet durable thick felt fabric, the organizer has a total of 12 pockets, including eight interior pockets, with a removable set of middle pockets that can be taken out to allow space for larger items when needed.


35. A Planner That Adds A Dose Of Joy — And Pandas — To Your Quest For Productivity

Panda Planner, $25, Amazon

Scientifically designed to empower you to take back control of your life and your schedule, reclaim your happiness and flourish in every way, this planner is a unique fusion of time-honored productivity techniques along with positive psychology and neuroscience — and pandas. The creators of this planner say they are on a mission to help 10 million people reclaim their happiness, and they aim to do it through the systems provided by this book. Included with this planner are a number of ebooks designed to contribute to your success, too.


36. A Caddy That Will Ensure You Never Lose The Remote Again

HQdeal Remote Control Holder, $16, Amazon

With the capability to hold up to six remotes or mobile handsets, this caddy will ensure you never lose the remote — any one of the dozens you have to keep track of these days — ever again. With acrylic and metal construction, it enables you to see inside and have an instant view of what's at hand, and the compartments are adjustable for optimum convenience.


37. The Adorable Ladybug That Will Clean Up Your Desk, Car, Or Countertop

E ECSEM Ladybug Vacuum, $10, Amazon

A good-luck token for sure, this little ladybug is actually a palm-sized vacuum that will help you clean up small spaces in a hurry. Whether you're sweeping dust from your desk, crumbs from your countertop or table, or dirt from your car interior, it's ready to go, powered by two AA batteries. Operation is easy, and cleaning the filter is simple, too, and this little bug is more powerful than you'd expect.


38. A Genius Device Makes Out-Of-The-Way Outlets Accessible Again

ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf, $15, Amazon

Seems like there's an outlet in almost every room that would be great to use, but it's in such a weird place that there's no furniture anywhere near it, right? This genius shelf puts an end to that. It's super easy and safe to install and holds up to 10 pounds, perfect to hold your home assistant, smart speakers, electric toothbrushes — whatever you need to plug in. It features a built-in cable management channel so your cable doesn't get twisted, too.


39. The Brush Tree That's A Must-Have For Storing And Cleaning Your Makeup Tools

Docolor Makeup Brush Tree, $11, Amazon

With slots to hold your brushes stable regardless of the size of their handles, this makeup brush tree stores your delicate makeup brushes in a way that makes them easily accessible at all times, while also permitting them to dry speedily after cleaning. Insert them bristle up when they're in use — and after cleaning, insert them bristle down to eliminate the common problem of bristles falling off. It's also crafted from durable acrylic to prevent shattering.


40. These Genius Plastic Inserts Double Your Shoe Storage Space

Product Excellence Shoe Slots, $26 (Set of 8), Amazon

If your closet is overrun with shoes, these plastic inserts will double your space with their incredibly smart design. The two tiers enable you to stack one shoe on top of the other – keeping each pair together — while the slanted holder adjusts so you can insert nearly any type of shoe, whether they be heels or flats. The grooved plastic construction keeps your shoes in place and eliminates clutter, and they're strong enough to last for years.


41. This Device Allows You To Turn You Countertop Into A Mini Cosmetics Boutique

Ikee Design Rotating Lipstick Holder, $29, Amazon

Do you wear the same shade of lipstick all the time only because the other 93 tubes you have are all junked in your makeup drawer and you can't take the time to sort through them? Get this organizer and you'll have a veritable cornucopia of choices — 64 slots for storing lipsticks, plus an open tray with removable dividers on the top. The rotating base means you'll be able to browse through your shades quickly and easily.


42. This Rack Keeps Your Towels Securely In Place And Easy To Grab

mDesign Wall Mount Towel Rack, $45 (Set of 2), Amazon

Featuring sturdy steel with an eye-catching brilliant chrome finish, these towel racks — it's a set of two — each feature six tiers of graduated storage, designed to keep all of your different-sized towels securely in place. It's designed to optimize unused wall space, allowing you to choose where it best fits in for your room layout, and installs easily with the included hardware.

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