The Genius Organizers Our Editors Swear By
Menuha Rose Gold Saturn Tray
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I have a lot of unsexy essentials on my nightstand (including a battery-powered alarm clock because I am old school) so I overcompensate by keeping everything contained in a beautiful tray. This way my dental floss, hand sanitizer, etc… is always at arm’s reach without ever having to be an eyesore.
Buy It! Menuha Rose Gold Saturn Tray, $130; ahalife.com
Boxy Girl Organizer
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: I used to keep my beauty products in shoeboxes, which led to me forgetting what I already had and buying something new every time I ran out of, say, mascara. This sleek, stylish organizer (which holds a surprisingly huge amount of stuff) lets me see what I've already got at a glance - and the drawer dividers make it a lot less painful to sift through than my old shoebox system.
Buy It! Boxy Girl original stack with lid, $199.20; boxygirl.com
Urban Outfitters Hanging Jewelry Organizer
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: I can honestly say that I never knew how many chokers, lariats and pendant necklaces I truly owned until I bought a hanging jewelry organizer. My necklaces would always get tangled in my jewelry box or on top of my dresser and it would take me forever to untangle them. Now, thanks to this my necklaces are oraganized, tangle-free and double as decoration in my room.
Buy It! Hanging Rectangle Mirror Jewelry Storage, $39; urbanoutfitters.com
Sonia Kashuk Makeup Bags
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: I first discovered Sonia Kashuk's genius makeup cases about 5 years ago, and I've sworn by them ever since. They come in a ton of shapes, sizes and colors to fit every style and need, and each case has a million pockets, so everything stays in its proper place. I keep one bag for every cosmetics category, and keep one empty to pack in for trips out of town. Plus, they're the perfect gift for any makeup lover -- I know that because I've bought one for nearly every woman I know.
Buy It! Sonia Kashuk Lipstick Bag Collection, $10.99-$29.99; target.com
Umbra Under Sink Caddy
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I used to spend an extra five minutes every morning trying to untangle my blow dryer and locate my round brush. But now, thanks to this caddy that hooks right on to your bathroom vanity, my morning routine is much smoother. It fits your blow dryer, hair products and brush, and it's hooks inside the vanity door making it invisible and keeping your space neat and organized.
Buy It! Umbra Hide 'n' Sink Under Sink Caddy, $19.99; containerstore.com
Enchante Stripe Double Jewelry Bar
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: There are stashes of jewelry all over my apartment and after searching for my favorite piece for nearly 15 minutes, I finally reached my boiling point. With this organizer, I can finally see all my necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings at the same time, which means my jewels can finally be put to use!
Buy It! Enchante stripe double jewelry bar, $14.99; tjmaxx.com
Container Store Compartment Boxes
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I used to have a handful of fancy jewelry boxes to store all my baubles—and they were gorgeous. But I live in a New York apartment, and I had no space! It started to look messy, so I ditched them all in favor of these clear boxes that I found in the craft storage department at the Container Store. While the photos online and in the store showed people using them for beads and office supplies, I found that the variety of different containers work perfectly for storing earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. (Each jewelry piece gets its own slot!) Plus, they all stack in my dresser drawer, so they are out of sight and completely uncluttered.
Buy It! $9.99 each; containerstore.com
Container Store Acrylic Lipstick Risers
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Long before I even worked in beauty, I hoarded lipstick like it was my job. My old zip-up makeup bag didn't suffice anymore, and I needed a solution ASAP. So, I stocked up on two of these lipstick holders (I've since bumped it up to owning four of these...) to keep my lip products in perfect order and show off the tubes' pretty packaging at the same time.
Buy It! Acrylic Lipstick Risers, $7.99; containerstore.com
Sterilite Mini Drawer Unit
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: One perk of this job is that I've collected more than my fair share of nail polishes over the years — and it's hard to know exactly how many is too many. On a Target run a few months ago, I found this tiny drawer set, which, in addition to being ohmygodsocute, holds just enough bottles so I feel like I have options, but also keeps me from hoarding (read: Six-year-old Chanel Black Satin, you were fun while you lasted).
Buy it! Sterilite 3-drawer desktop storage unit, $8; target.com
Threshold Magazine Holder
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: I have a very bad habit of buying more fashion magazines than I could realistically ever read. But with a chic wire and gold magazine holder to neatly contain them all, I just might feel a little less guilty about my ever-expanding collection.
Buy It! Threshold Gold Rustic Wire Magazine Holder, $8.99; target.com