The powers that be have given the go-ahead to start entertaining guests inside our homes again, but here’s the catch: Having people inside our homes means keeping our homes clutter-free. Translation: It’s time to tighten up your organizing game.
To help you do just that, we’ve gathered nine of the best home organization brands you should know about—those that go beyond Tupperware and Rubbermaid. These brands cleverly and stylishly keep control of your chaos, so your doorbell ringing doesn’t trigger a panic button reaction.
1. Neat Method
What started in San Francisco as a professional organizing company has recently expanded into a line of retail products. Fusing function and aesthetic, Neat Method’s inspired items not only look clean and polished but organize your life.
Your kitchen benefits from canister collections, Acacia wooden drawer inserts and turntables, and airtight glass spice jars with sticker labels, while the rest of your home employs braided seagrass baskets, wire grids with wooden bases, and tweedy Oxford bins for whatever you need to store.
2. OXO Good Grips
Hugs and kisses go out to the inventors of the popular OXO kitchen brand. Not to be out-done in the organization category, its 10-piece pop containers keep pantry staples fresh and organized in airtight and stackable storage containers.
OXO recently launched new shapes and sizes for everyday items, from coffee to cereal, oatmeal to sugar. The sturdy, BPA-free construction also boasts curved corners so every dispense is a smooth one.
Bonus: you can use them any place you want more organization (your kid’s Legos will never know what hit them).
3. The Home Edit by iDesign
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, Nashville-based stars of Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix, can help contain your clutter with their handy collection from The Container Store.
Its clear containers stack together, and there isn’t a space in your home that wouldn’t benefit from a little edit. Fill them with sweaters and shoes in your closet, with cosmetics in your bathroom, or with toys and playthings in your kid’s room.
The Home Edit comes on strong in the kitchen, with everything from spice lazy Susans to dry good canisters to in-fridge organizers for keeping your fruits and veggies crisp.
4. The Container Store X KonMari
Another Netflix organizing queen, Marie Kondo tells you how to organize by getting rid of things in “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” She’s also partnered with The Container Store with her self-designed exclusive collection of tools and containers that sparks joy even when it comes to items that drive you nuts (think electronics surrounded by power cords and drawers full of socks).
A place for everything and everything in its place, her line of “tidying boxes,” storage cubes, and drawer organizers help you declutter in style. She even has the cutest bamboo and ceramic egg holder, sure to add joy to any fridge fray.
5. Yamazaki Home
When your raison d’être is inspired by Japanese minimalism, of course your product line is chic and simple. For over 100 years, Yamazaki Home has focused on organization, storage and space-saving with clean design.
With most items gentle in their display (think light ash wood and white steel), Yamazaki offers a fresh take on everyday items, from umbrella stands to dish racks, jewelry organizers to storage boxes, sold at a wide range of retailers from Walmart to West Elm.
This household name in organization has remained for generations because of its ability to tackle the home’s most chaotic places: the garage, the kitchen, and closets. Accordingly it’s sold widely at retailers, including home improvement stores like The Home Depot and Lowe’s.
What began in 1965 as the first manufacturer of ventilated wire shelving for closets is now a kingdom of organizational products for your castle. ClosetMaid offers iconic wire and laminate/wood storage systems for almost anywhere in your home, from snacks in the pantry to hanging bikes in the garage.
The brand has since added decorative storage to its inventory, with fabric cubes in various colors and patterns.
You could fill every corner of your home with an organization solution from mDesign. Consider this the savior of the small items. From the unique (lazy Susan turntables) to the simple (bamboo storage bins), mDesign has it all.
Full of inspirational ways to organize, there are under-shelf wire baskets, pot and pan lid organizers, expandable kitchen spice racks, and wall-mounted accordion laundry racks. There is a solution for anything you’ve complained about.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Umbra (Latin for “shade”) began in 1979 as a window shade maker. Today, the brand helps shine the light on organization with unique items to help you fix up your space.
Sleek and simple finishes and design help the usual pieces blend into your décor with purpose. Bestsellers include the Woodrow storage stools (its lid doubles as a tabletop or seat) and the classic Hub blanket ladder. Even the art of cosmetic organization has a bit of fun, with four distinct vibes in the Bellwood, Glam, Cascade and Pirouette styles.
9. Open Spaces
Whether it’s a shelf riser for your closet or a nesting tray for snacks, this company is a no-brainer for your space. Items help organize just what its name indicates: open spaces, from your entryway with shoe racks to all the home’s other nooks and crannies.
Open Spaces’ underbed storage is a favorite, made of gray compressed felt of recycled plastic bottle fibers with slightly rigid lids and genuine leather handles. The brand even has wooden drawer divides that bring some semblance of organization to your kitchen catchall.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.