When it comes to organizing personal items, women have some very specific needs and challenges. With so many products on the market it can be difficult deciding where to spend your money. An ineffective solution becomes part of the problem if it sits, unused, at the bottom of a closet or cupboard taking up valuable space.
The following list takes some of the guess work out of shopping for organizational products for women. The list is broken down into categories, and every item recommended has at least a 4.5-star review on Amazon.com with multiple reviews and responses to questions so you can get a good feel for a product before you commit any of your hard-earned cash. Speaking of Amazon.com, this page contains affiliate links. You can read more about that here.
Clothing Storage & Care
To begin with, let’s talk about unmentionables: bras, panties, slips, stockings, support wear, lingerie, etc. These items are oh-so necessary and oh-so difficult to keep tidy. Their odd shapes and loose structure make it nearly impossible for them to remain in neat stacks inside a drawer – that is, without assistance of some sort.Let’s take bras as an example. It can be as difficult to find a good storage solution for bras as it is to find a comfortable bra! The good news is, there are a number of great products on the market designed for this specific purpose. Check out these nifty organizational products for women.
If drawer storage is what you need, then these flexible storage cubes are a great solution. Made from a breathable material, this 4-piece set of drawer organizers is collapsible. It’s also wonderfully versatile. Use it to store bras, panties, scarves, socks and/or stockings. Also great for men’s ties.
If drawer space is limited, this dual-sided hanging closet organizer could be just the thing. It comes in three colors: black, gray, and pink. Thanks to its slim design it doesn’t take up a ton of precious space in your closet, and the see-through pockets make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Each side has 21 breathable pockets perfectly designed to hold bras and panties, but it’s much more versatile than that. The pockets could also be used to hold socks, stockings, lingerie, cosmetics, nail care products, and more, depending on your needs.
Here is an organizational product clearly designed with women in mind. This clever organizer allows you to hang eight items in the space normally occupied by one. It works equally well for storing bras or tank tops, allowing them to keep their shape and remain wrinkle free.
Admittedly, there are plenty of scarf hangers on the market. What I like about this one is that it allows scarves to lay flat without bunching them (which is a problem with circular slots). This means the scarves do not get wrinkled sitting on the hanger. It also has the ability to store 23 scarves! This versatile hanger will also work well for ties or even leggings.
While we’re on the subject of specialized hangers, lets talk about this nifty gadget designed to store six pairs of leggings, skinny jeans, yoga pants, or stretch pants in one convenient location. It would also work great for storing kids’ pants.
Products designed for laundering are an important consideration when shopping for organizational products for women because women have so many delicate items that need washing. Bras, camisoles, and other delicate lingerie placed loosely in the washer can come out tangled up with one another as well as other garments, and we all know that loose socks have an annoying habit of disappearing. These mesh laundry bags are the perfect solution. They come in multiple sizes to accommodate different types of garments, to include specially shaped bags for bras. In my experience, they are also great for separating different people’s laundry within the same load. I also like to put items I don't want dried in a bag for washing. My family knows if it's in a bag, it needs to air dry.
For those items that are too delicate to go in the dryer, this set of hangers designed for air drying is perfect. The space saving design allows you to dry up to eight items at a time.
Shoe & Handbag Storage
Women often get mocked for the quantity of shoes and handbags they own, and with good reason. Who doesn't like having the perfect pair of shoes or handbag for any given outfit? The problem is both shoes and handbags take up a lot of space, thus posing a storage challenge. Here are a few options to help solve your shoe and handbag storage dilemmas.
Store 20 pairs of shoes in the space normally needed to store 10 with this 10-piece shoe stacker set. These adjustable shoe organizers can accommodate everything from flats and flip-flops to your highest heels. What’s more, the stackable design preserves and protects shoes from damage while making it easy to identify and retrieve what you’re looking for.
The first challenge when it comes to storing boots is their tendency to flop over which can damage the boot over time. Proper boot storage includes a way to support the boot in an upright position so that it can hold its shape. The second challenge with boot storage is the amount of space boots take up. This lovely bamboo boot rack solves both of these problems! It allows you to store multiple pairs of boots in a compact space while maintaining each boot’s shape while in storage. It’s the perfect solution!
If space is not an issue or you only have one or two pairs of boots, these fun boot shapers are another great option for boot storage. As of the time of this publication (September 2019) a 20% off coupon could be applied at checkout on a purchase of this item.
What I love about this organizer is that each handbag is self-contained. There is no tangling of straps or need to lift or shift one bag in order to gain access to another. Each bag is clearly visible and accessible. What's more, it stores 10 bags in a relatively compact space.
No matter how pretty a handbag may be on the outside, chances are it's little more than a black hole on the inside where keys, cosmetics, and other necessities disappear with predictable regularity. This sturdy felt insert is designed to transform the vast openness of a handbag's interior into an organized space. This particular insert comes in 17 colors and 5 sizes, so finding one to fit your handbag shouldn't be a problem. The price quoted here is for the large insert.
Cosmetics & Jewelry Storage
The varying shapes and sizes of cosmetics and other associated beauty products can make storing them in an orderly fashion a bit challenging. Then there is jewelry which poses its own challenges, particularly with regard to tangling. Fortunately, there are lots of cool organization products for women designed to meet these specific needs.
Store up to nine cosmetic palettes in this vertical palette organizer. The clear slots gradually decrease in height from one end to the other to accommodate different sized items. The clever design makes identifying and accessing what you're looking for a cinch. Also great for organizing notebooks, files, and other office paperwork.
This pretty organizer is multifunctional. Store your everyday jewelry and your cosmetics on the countertop within easy reach and feel good about doing so. With nine compartments in the upper section, this product has a surprising storage capacity given its compact size. The jewelry drawer is padded to protect delicate jewelry and slides in and out with ease to allow access to the three additional compartments at the back.
This durable acrylic two-piece organizer provides an abundance of accessible storage. The top tray is designed to house lipsticks, makeup brushes, skin care products, toner bottles, lotions, perfumes, and more. The two shallow drawers of the bottom compartment are perfect for eyeliners, lipsticks, or small palettes. The larger drawer can accommodate a variety of makeup products or accessories.
If you’re looking for a tidy way to store cosmetics in a drawer, look no further. This set of plastic drawer organizers are perfectly designed for the task. The four-piece set comes with eight adjustable dividers and 20 reusable transparent glue dots. It can be configured to fit different drawer sizes, and the individual sections can be divided up to in a variety of ways depending on what is being stored, in order to make the best use of the space.
This compact jewelry box has an impressive storage capacity. The variety of openings provides storage for rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. The box has an elegant velvet finish and comes in five colors. It also has the ability to lock.
The All Hung Up tabletop jewelry organizer provides tons of accessible storage options. Slide earrings through the holes in one of the 12 movable arms, slip bracelets and even rings over the end of an arm, or position arms to allow necklaces to hang tangle-free. So many possibilities. The base even has space for loose earrings and rings.
This pretty pink travel case has a fun vintage vibe, but if pink isn't your thing, there are six other colors to choose from. The double decker option ($28.99) provides even more storage without taking up much extra space. Each case comes with six adjustable sponge dividers to allow you to configure the interior compartment to meet your specific needs. The padded exterior is water resistant and easy to clean. Comes with a shoulder strap.
This super functional toiletry bag can sit flat on a counter or hang from a convenient swivel hook. Contains a deep storage pocket for bottles and creams plus three zipper pockets for smaller items. Hidden in the back panel is a jewelry storage compartment with a surprisingly large storage capacity. This bag comes in three colors.
This small jewelry clutch has a big storage capacity. Special snaps and straps provide secure storage for necklaces and prevent tangling. Includes specially designed storage for both stud and dangle or hoop earrings, rings, and bracelets.
This clandestine scarf comes in no less than 37 colors! The hidden zippered pocket is designed to store a cell phone, passport, keys, and cash. In addition to providing surreptitious storage for important travel documents, it's super convenient for running into the store without your purse. It's also great for moms who have small children.
This unique planner focuses on getting organized by helping its user to create a personal vision and then identify short and long term goals to achieve that vision. It's designed to help the user manage time more effectively by focusing on priorities. It comes in 14 different color combinations and includes stickers both for labeling and for motivation purposes.