5 Best Organizing Tools of All Time

To tame the mayhem in your home, you need simple solutions. And when it comes to sorting, storing, and systemizing, these 5 multitaskers deliver.

Collapsible Can

This plastic-lined canvas bin from Umbra ($21, umbra.com) stands up to the heaviest clutter-purging loads - then crunches flat for streamlined storage.

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Retractable Pens
No caps to misplace, a dozen eye-catching colors - Sharpie's permanent markers ($20 per set, office supply stores) are the go-to pens for establishing order.

Paper Shredder

Staples' compact, cheery-colored Minimate ($50, staples.com) can crosscut a dozen sheets of paper at a time into confetti. Think how quickly it'll handle a year's worth of ATM receipts.

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Jam-Proof Stapler
When it comes to corralling documents, trust PaperPro's jam-proof Prodigy ($22, officedepot.com), which can staple 25 pages with the press of a finger.

Interlocking Drawer Organizers

Available in six sizes, Rubbermaid's interlocking plastic drawer bins ($2-$4 each, walmart.com) instantly divide and conquer disorder.

What are your favorite organizing tools?

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