Fabulous Products For Organizing

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips, the one-day a week when I dispense useful, actionable and empowering tips!

I’ve gotten so many responses to my recent posts on minimizing mess and getting organized. Many of you are asking for direct recommendations/links for keeping small spaces organized. Well I have to tell you ~ very few things make me as happy as finding the perfect product to maximize space and minimize clutter so I’m thrilled to share with you a few of my fabulous products for organizing.

Today I’ll start with the most problematic area in most homes: The Kitchen. And among the greatest culprits in NYC is a lack of counter space. Any product that get’s things off the counter is a major find. And for me, the biggest beast is the dish drainer. So I reflected back on my summers in Spain (Europeans tend to live in small spaces) and recalled that Europeans have dish drainers that hang over the sink.

I’ve got this particular drainer in my home. I have it hanging on a rod over my sink so that water drains right into the sink and it folds up when I’m not using it. I’ll never use another drainer. Ever.

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Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 1.00.29 PM

Another major issue in NYC is that there’s no place to put pens, tape, stamps, scissors, keys, etc., so I found these amazing cup tiles that mount directly to the wall. How adorable?

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Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 1.03.43 PM

Knife sets can also take up space but they are easy to raise. My favorite method is the magnetic knife bar.

And there you have it. Your favorite lesbian shrink’s favorite things. Minimizing your external mess helps you to minimize your internal mess. Happy Tuesday.