The new year is here and if you have decluttering and organizing on the brain, we hear you! Woman’s World connected with some of the best in the organization world to help you get neat and tidy in 2024. Hear from experts about the best way to declutter your space, plus the products that can help keep you organized.
What can homeowners do to get organized in 2024?
“Prioritize and declutter,” Sarit Weiss, Founder and Lead Organizer of Neat & Orderly, a Professional Organizing company in New York City, says simply.
“Start by identifying the area that bothers you the most and prioritize it. Tackling one space at a time prevents burnout and allows for a more focused approach.”
Decluttering should also be part of this process. “Get rid of items you no longer need or use,” Weiss says. “Consider donating, recycling, or selling to minimize unnecessary belongings.”
Weiss also suggests investing in functional storage solutions to help with the decluttering. Below are some products recommended by professional organizers as well as some of our favorites!
Functional storage and organizers for the New Year
- Functional Storage : Set of 2 Faux Leather Fold-up Storage Ottomans w/Tray by Valerie
- Drawer Dividers : Bamboo Deep Drawer Organizers
- Closet Organizers : Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box Grey
- Stackable Organizers : Premium Stackable Shirt & Sweater Bins
- Storage Ottoman : Coffee Table Ottoman in Distressed Vegan Leather
- Storage Table : Lift Top Square Coffee Table in Mango
- Storage Bench : Brooklyn Entryway Storage Bench
- Organizing Activity Cards : Organize Your Home 10 Minutes at a Time
- Organizing Journal : My List Simplified
- Closet Drawer Unit : Elfa Classic Wide Drawer Solution
- Makeup Organizer : RRtide Travel Makeup Bag with LED Lighted Mirror
- Pantry Organizer : Elfa Utility White Mesh Pantry Over the Door Rack
“Choose modular shelving, storage bins, and multipurpose furniture to maximize space efficiently,” Weiss says. “Customizable storage solutions adapt to your specific needs, making organization a seamless process.”
“Invest in drawer dividers to keep smaller items organized and easily accessible,” Weiss suggests.
“Closet organizers can make a significant difference in maintaining an orderly wardrobe,” adds Weiss.
“Consider stackable storage solutions such as stackable sweater bins and stackable shoe bins to make the most of vertical space and keep items neatly arranged,” Weiss says, suggesting this large drop-front shoe box in black ($13 from The Container Store).
“A bestseller, the Harrison Coffee Table Storage Ottoman features a contemporary design with a split-top tufted top,” organizing experts from Simpli-Home tell us. “One side lifts to become a table, perfect for working or eating on, and it has a large storage basin to hide blankets, books or any other items. Choose from kind vegan leather, tweed or linen in various colors to suit any home.”
“Made from solid mango wood, the Hunter Coffee Table caters to a variety of needs,” say SimpliHome experts. “The top can be lifted on two sides, revealing storage space and offering an elevated surface suitable for work or dining. Additionally, the table features two open compartments, perfect for showcasing books, decorative items and more.”
“Perfect for a mudroom or entryway, the Brooklyn Entryway Storage Bench is the epitome of ‘form follows function.,'” adds SimpliHome. “Crafted with high-quality solid wood, the bench comfortably seats 2 people and lifts up to reveal 2 large internal storage compartments. The contemporary style is offered in several finishes, including Dark Coffee Brown, Black, Medium Saddle Brown, White, Light Golden Brown, and Farmhouse Grey.”
Diane N. Quintana, a Certified Professional Organizer at DNQ Solutions, LLC, created this deck of cards with fellow organizer, Jonda Beattie. “We recommend our clients use the deck of cards to declutter their home,” Quintana says. “Then, if they require organizing bins, baskets or drawers we measure the space, determine what the product will hold, and then find the products for our clients.”
Quintana also created this planner for organization. “It has a place to record three quick wins and fields to capture all the necessary information for the day,” Quintana tells Woman’s World. “This planner is undated. You use it when you need it and there are no wasted pages.”
Editor’s organization picks
We couldn’t conclude this article without some of my favorite organization picks! These products have been tested and loved by me and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to get organized in the new year.
Editor’s Note: I use these drawers in my linen closet to organize soaps, candles, and household cleaning products, but it would be great in any closet! The drawers are wide enough and deep enough to hold a lot, including all of my gift wrapping supplies, cleaning cloths, and more.
Editor’s Note: When something goes viral, I have to try it! This makeup bag isn’t the exact one that took off on TikTok (that makeup organizer retails for $100) but it’s similar and has the LED lighted mirror and customizable compartments, which is all I need to organize my various beauty products.
Editor’s Note: For me, an organized pantry is life. Being able to see everything we have food-wise helps me shop smarter, cook better, and snack simpler!
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