If you’re not the most meticulously organized person in the world, this solution helps to keep shoes off the ground without taking up a lot of space. Just toss ‘em in when you’re doing a quick clutter cleanup.
Here's instant gratification for those who seek order but don't want to commit to drilling into tile: a utensil rack that mounts with suction cups so powerful it can hold 13 pounds. The only tool you need: fingers strong enough to flip the vacuum-sealing levers. Signature Multipurpose Bar, about $57; fecausa.com
Second-hand clipboards create a gallery wall for kids artwork, calendars, photos, and anything else you might want to display or need access to. And an oversize ruler serves as a growth chart you can take with you should you move.
Stacking nonstick pans can damage their coating, and while stainless-steel pans are more scratch-resistant, their handles can come loose if they're piled on top of one another. To protect your cookware—and keep it organized, to boot—install a hanging pot rack over an island or on an empty wall, or place freestanding pan racks inside cabinets.
Ordering out at the end of a busy day can be a major time-saver. Having to rifle through a messy menu drawer, not so much. A handsome way to tackle the clutter: Craft a wall-mount menu holder like the one here. For step-by-steps, click here.
This dedicated baking center is nicely hidden away by a pair of bi-fold doors. Shallow shelves wrap three sides and keep ingredients handy. Lower cabinet pull-out drawers house bowls and measuring cups.