2020 Is the Year I'm Going to Organize My Home Like Marie Kondo — Here's How

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For 2020, one of my New Year's goals was to get organized. Inspired by Marie Kondo's Netflix show that I finally got around to watching and the disaster that is my t-shirt drawer, I've decided to dedicate some time to really decluttering. After all, I'm spending so much time in the house that I just can't look at the clutter anymore

I'm focusing on the three problem areas in my apartment — my closet, kitchen, and bathroom — in hopes that a cleaner home makes for a happier and more inviting one. I'm actually really excited about this, because I feel like it will not only help me in the long term, but also give me a sense of accountability and pride in doing something for myself, which I could really use right about now. Keep reading to learn about what I'm shopping to make my home my sanctuary.

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

Drawer Organizer
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Drawer Organizer

You can use this Drawer Organizer ($29) for just about anything.

Desktop Organizer

Desktop Organizer

Your home office will be so much more organized and productive with this Desktop Organizer ($24)!

Grayline 6-Piece Cabinet Organizer Set
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Grayline 6-Piece Cabinet Organizer Set

Get your kitchen organized with this Grayline 6-Piece Cabinet Organizer Set ($25).

MDesign Metal Over Cabinet Kitchen Storage Organizer
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MDesign Metal Over Cabinet Kitchen Storage Organizer

Instead of having an entire cabinet filled to the brim with plastic bags, keep them all in one place with this MDesign Metal Over Cabinet Kitchen Storage Organizer ($17).

DreamGenius Makeup Organizer
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DreamGenius Makeup Organizer

For the ultimate makeup junkie, we present the DreamGenius Makeup Organizer ($27, originally $50).

The Original Bedside Shelf
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The Original Bedside Shelf

The Original Bedside Shelf ($30) will keep your important nighttime essentials right where you need them.

Dressing Table
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Dressing Table

This Dressing Table ($99) is ideal for the person with lots of messy products, because each drawer can be closed.

Zenna Home Cottage Collection Bathroom Spacesaver
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Zenna Home Cottage Collection Bathroom Spacesaver

If you have a small bathroom, this Zenna Home Cottage Collection Bathroom Spacesaver ($51, originally $104) will come in handy.

Magnetic Kitchen Organizer
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Magnetic Kitchen Organizer

Save countertop space and kick the clutter in your kitchen with this Magnetic Kitchen Organizer ($55).

Coat Rack With Shoe Storage Bench
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Coat Rack With Shoe Storage Bench

Keep your wardrobe essentials right where you need them thanks to this Coat Rack With Shoe Storage Bench ($89).

Wall Panel With Shelves
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Wall Panel With Shelves

Although the outdoors can be messy, this Wall Panel With Shelves ($59) can easily clean up any backyard space.

Insert With Compartments
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Insert With Compartments

Complete with eight different slots, this Insert With Compartments ($7) is essential for keeping drawers clean.

Like-It White Modular Drawers
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Like-It White Modular Drawers

Need to clean up an entire room? These Like-It White Modular Drawers ($20-$35) are going to be your best friends. I keep my workout clothes in them, and they're so easy to use.

Beige Box With Compartments
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Beige Box With Compartments

Put this Beige Box With Compartments ($10) inside a dresser for an extraorganized look.

Boxes With Lids
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Boxes With Lids

This set of three Boxes With Lids ($13) can be stored just about anywhere, giving your storage space a natural look.

Linen Drawer Organizers
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Linen Drawer Organizers

These Linen Drawer Organizers ($15-$20) are some of the best things I've bought for my closet. I use them to keep my socks, underwear, and bras intact; now I can actually see everything!

Bed Frame With Storage
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Bed Frame With Storage

Never run out of room again thanks to this genius Bed Frame With Storage ($399).

Drawer Box
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Drawer Box

This Drawer Box ($4) makes even the most messy drawer completely clean.

Storage Case
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Storage Case

Place this Storage Case ($5) in the closet, under the bed, or even on top of a dresser. Bonus: it protects the items inside from dust!

Under-Bed Storage Box
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Under-Bed Storage Box

This Under-Bed Storage Box ($50) fits perfectly under bed frames and holds a hefty amount of clothing.

Life-Changing Magic: A Journal — Spark Joy Every Day
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Life-Changing Magic: A Journal — Spark Joy Every Day

In addition to Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, she also released Life-Changing Magic: A Journal — Spark Joy Every Day ($13, originally $17). Its purpose is to write down the everyday things that bring you joy, and keep track of consistencies while eliminating things you could do without.

Storage Unit
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Storage Unit

This Storage Unit ($199, originally $249) can be used to display home decor items on the top shelves and store other basics on the bottom.

Storage Seat Section
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Storage Seat Section

This Storage Seat Section ($185) is beautifully designed and perfectly functional.

Our Clear Storage Boxes
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Our Clear Storage Boxes

If, like me, your closet is overflowing, these Our Clear Storage Boxes ($2-$22) will help get unnecessary items out of your way.

Container Store College Office Starter Kit
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Container Store College Office Starter Kit

If you're setting up your apartment or home office, this Container Store College Office Starter Kit ($121) is going to be a lifesaver, no matter how old you are.

Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Kitchen Drawer Organizer
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Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Kitchen Drawer Organizer

This compact Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Kitchen Drawer Organizer ($10) is so genius, we don't know why we haven't seen it before.

Weekly Meal Planner
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Weekly Meal Planner

Get on the right track, stay organized, and eat better in 2019 with this Weekly Meal Planner ($12, originally $16), which comes with enough sheets for the whole year!

Stackers Large Expandable Jewelry Storage Tray
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Stackers Large Expandable Jewelry Storage Tray

Designating a drawer is one of the easiest ways to store jewelry, but you need something like this Stackers Large Expandable Jewelry Storage Tray ($60) in order to avoid going crazy over tangled necklaces.

Like-It Black Label Holders
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Like-It Black Label Holders

These Like-It Black Label Holders ($6-$7) are self-adhesive and attach easily to the side of any basket, bin, or storage container.

Bag-All Charger Small Organizing Bag
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Bag-All Charger Small Organizing Bag

One of the most disorganized parts of anyone's home is wherever they keep chargers. Everything is all mixed together, and it's just a headache. Well, no more, thanks to this adorable Bag-All Charger Small Organizing Bag ($12).

InterDesign Linus Closet Drawer Organizers
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InterDesign Linus Closet Drawer Organizers

These InterDesign Linus Closet Drawer Organizers ($9-$11) are genius because they can really go anywhere. I've actually been using them for kitchen supplies like spatulas and tools, but they can fit easily in your closet, office, or playroom.

Poppin Blush Three-Drawer Stow Locking Filing Cabinet
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Poppin Blush Three-Drawer Stow Locking Filing Cabinet

This cute pink Poppin Blush Three-Drawer Stow Locking Filing Cabinet ($250) also comes in other colors, too!

Perch Magnetic Modular System Components
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Perch Magnetic Modular System Components

We love the large sizes of containers that comes with this Perch Magnetic Modular System Component ($8-$15 each).

Wall Mounted 16-Hook Torched Wood Coffee Mug Cup Holder
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Wall Mounted 16-Hook Torched Wood Coffee Mug Cup Holder

A sucker for mugs but don't have enough room for them? This Wall Mounted 16-Hook Torched Wood Coffee Mug Cup Holder ($53) will give you all the space you need.

Eyeglasses Organizer
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Eyeglasses Organizer

If you have multiple pairs of sunglasses and reading glasses, this Eyeglasses Organizer ($22, originally $27) will keep you extra organized.

Rose Gold Office Supplies Five-in-One Metal Desk Organizer Set
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Rose Gold Office Supplies Five-in-One Metal Desk Organizer Set

This Rose Gold Office Supplies Five-in-One Metal Desk Organizer Set ($29) comes with a hanging file organizer, file tray, letter sorter, pencil holder, and sticky note holder, meeting any desktop storage need you may have.

Yamazaki Tower Bathroom Storage Cart
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Yamazaki Tower Bathroom Storage Cart

This portable Yamazaki Tower Bathroom Storage Cart ($69) can easily be stored anywhere.

The Container Store Clear Lookers Boxes
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The Container Store Clear Lookers Boxes

These The Container Store Clear Lookers Boxes ($15-$28) are insanely useful for everything from shoes to sweaters.

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
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Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Marie Kondo's method is all about sparking joy, so we're pretty sure she would approve of us reading Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness ($28).

Carter Triangle Bracket Wall Shelf
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Carter Triangle Bracket Wall Shelf

We love the modern and chic look of this Carter Triangle Bracket Wall Shelf ($8 each).

The Container Store Mini Stack Box
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The Container Store Mini Stack Box

When it comes to my bathroom, I've found these The Container Store Mini Stack Boxes ($8) to be lifesavers. I keep everything from cotton pads to floss sticks and hair ties in these sleek little boxes.

Wooden Mail Organizer
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Wooden Mail Organizer

Hang this Wooden Mail Organizer ($26) up in the mail room and never forget to pay a bill again!

Sticky Note Set
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Sticky Note Set

A handy Ban.do Sticky Note Set ($4, originally $12) for every stray thought.

Mini Magnetic Organizer
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Mini Magnetic Organizer

Keep even the tiniest bathroom necessities in place with this Mini Magnetic Organizer ($10).

Golf Storage Organizer
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Golf Storage Organizer

Every golfer will appreciate how helpful this Golf Storage Organizer ($55) is.

Gift Boutique Pose Two Tiered Jewelry Tray
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Gift Boutique Pose Two Tiered Jewelry Tray

If you keep your jewelry out, this Gift Boutique Pose Two Tiered Jewelry Tray ($25) is a perfect way to make sure you don't lose those delicate rings.

Minimal Rose Gold Standing Bathroom Storage
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Minimal Rose Gold Standing Bathroom Storage

This luxe Minimal Rose Gold Standing Bathroom Storage ($39) has room for beauty products and shower essentials.

Over-the-Door Tiered Storage Rack
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Over-the-Door Tiered Storage Rack

This Over-the-Door Tiered Storage Rack ($69) can store everything from washcloths to lotions to beauty products.

Drawer Floating Wall Shelf
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Drawer Floating Wall Shelf

This Drawer Floating Wall Shelf ($29) is the coolest two-in-one product.

Mele & Co. Leighton Picture Frame Jewelry Box
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Mele & Co. Leighton Picture Frame Jewelry Box

This Mele & Co. Leighton Picture Frame Jewelry Box ($90) is a picture frame on the outside (with enough room for six photos) and a jewelry box on the inside!

Over-the-Door Hair Styling Holder
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Over-the-Door Hair Styling Holder

This Over-the-Door Hair Styling Holder ($10) fits perfectly on the inside of a cabinet door, keeping your styling tools easy to reach.

Aila Earring Organizer
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Aila Earring Organizer

Keep small earrings organized with this Aila Earring Organizer ($19).

Branch Hook Set
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Branch Hook Set

This antique-looking Branch Hook Set ($20) can hold jewelry or accessories, depending on what you need.

Keane Multi-Use Slatted Over-the-Door Storage Rack
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Keane Multi-Use Slatted Over-the-Door Storage Rack

Keep your most important everyday essentials right where you can see them with this Keane Multi-Use Slatted Over-the-Door Storage Rack ($59, originally $99).

Bamboo Tiered Shelf
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Bamboo Tiered Shelf

We love the minimalistic feel of this Bamboo Tiered Shelf ($99).

Grid Over-the-Cabinet Basket
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Grid Over-the-Cabinet Basket

This Grid Over-the-Cabinet Basket ($18) can go in bathrooms or kitchens alike.

Cameron Clothing Rack
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Cameron Clothing Rack

Small closet space is not a problem anywhere with this Cameron Clothing Rack ($149).

Tooletries Shower Organizer Tiles
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Tooletries Shower Organizer Tiles

This set of four Tooletries Shower Organizer Tiles ($29) makes sure that you are fully prepared for every shower.

Laurel Floral Tiered Wall Shelf
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Laurel Floral Tiered Wall Shelf

Not only can you put your favorite plants, flowers, and decor on this Laurel Floral Tiered Wall Shelf ($79), you can also use it to organize the trinkets in your room.

Tooletries Mighty Toothbrush and Razor Holder
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Tooletries Mighty Toothbrush and Razor Holder

This Tooletries Mighty Toothbrush and Razor Holder ($18) can hold up to 10 pounds of shower necessities!

Mele & Co. Camille Jewelry Box
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Mele & Co. Camille Jewelry Box

If you own a lot of necklaces, this Mele & Co. Camille Jewelry Box ($110) will keep them completely organized.

Tower Toothbrush Stand
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Tower Toothbrush Stand

With spots for six toothbrushes and a side for toothpaste, this Tower Toothbrush Stand ($20) has enough room for everything.

Kitty Storage Container
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Kitty Storage Container

Give your toothbrushes and other bathroom products a cute place to call home, like this Kitty Storage Container ($16).

Alma Tabletop Jewelry Storage
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Alma Tabletop Jewelry Storage

We love the design of this statement Alma Tabletop Jewelry Storage ($29) rack.

Preston Flex Shower Caddy
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Preston Flex Shower Caddy

This stretchy Preston Flex Shower Caddy ($24) can squeeze in any size bottle of shampoo or conditioner.

Diamond Multi-Hook Organizer
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Diamond Multi-Hook Organizer

Not only does this Diamond Multi-Hook Organizer ($39) look cool, it can also hold desk supplies, headphones, and more.

Babe Wall Hook
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Babe Wall Hook

Every organized babe needs this Babe Wall Hook ($7, originally $12).

Wash Me Printed Canvas Laundry Bag
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Wash Me Printed Canvas Laundry Bag

Never miss a laundry day again with the help of this Wash Me Printed Canvas Laundry Bag ($29, originally $39).

Acrylic Countertop Hair Styling Organizer Tray
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Acrylic Countertop Hair Styling Organizer Tray

This Acrylic Countertop Hair Styling Organizer Tray ($18) keeps your most important products easy to see and always on hand.

Keane Magazine Holder
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Keane Magazine Holder

This helpful Keane Magazine Holder ($20, originally $39) keeps your important papers all in one safe spot.

Chill Wall Hook
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Chill Wall Hook

Keep jewelry and other trinkets hung up in style with this Chill Wall Hook ($12).

Double Square Wood Wall Shelf
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Double Square Wood Wall Shelf

This Double Square Wood Wall Shelf ($79) is not only super cute, it can also be used to display decor or plants.

Keane Storage Cart
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Keane Storage Cart

This rolling Keane Storage Cart ($149, originally $249) can be stored out in the open or tucked away in a closet.

Cleo Wall Hook
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Cleo Wall Hook

Get hooked and stay organized with this Cleo Wall Hook ($29, originally $34).

Eddy Metal Storage Caddy
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Eddy Metal Storage Caddy

We love how portable and cute this Eddy Metal Storage Caddy ($49) is.

Critter Ring Holders
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Critter Ring Holders

How cute are these little Critter Ring Holders ($10 each or 2 for $6)?

Ariana Ost Star Jewelry Hanger
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Ariana Ost Star Jewelry Hanger

This Ariana Ost Star Jewelry Hanger ($36) has enough room for earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Chelcey Tate For Deny Brunch Babe Wooden Tray
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Chelcey Tate For Deny Brunch Babe Wooden Tray

Never forget your house keys on the way to brunch again thanks to this Chelcey Tate For Deny Brunch Babe Wooden Tray ($25).

Love Is Love Wall Hook
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Love Is Love Wall Hook

How cute is this Love Is Love Wall Hook ($16)? It's also perfect for hanging necklaces and bracelets.