33 Things You’ll Adore If Your Type A Is Always Showing

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33 Things You’ll Adore If Your Type A Is Always Showing

Cord holders, fancy calendars, pantry organizers — you know, all the things to get the blood pumpin’.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A set of cable organizers you can mount to any surface with super sticky, double-sided stickers for some 10/10 cord organization. No cord slippage here, friends.

the little cord holders in gold attached to desk holding up chargers

cord holders attached to a nightstand

Brighttia

Brighttia is a New York–based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

Promising review: “These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for.” —Amy Margolis

Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $11.98 (available in four colors).

2. A popular pan shelf to instantly organize all those cabinets that are basically just an unhelpful void of space you keep shoving things into and hoping they don’t fall back out on your feet.

A rack holding up five different sizes pans in a cabinet

Amazon

Promising review: “We have old cupboards, without the drawers that pull out to make access easier. Before we got this rack, our pots and pans were a jumble in a cupboard beneath the cook top. We have so much more space now that the skillets are stacked on this rack. A side benefit is that the nonstick pans don’t get scratched because they aren’t stacked inside one another. We love it.” —Susan E.

Get it from Amazon for $15.87.

3. A sturdy hanger stacker that’ll get your type A blood PUMPING when you realize how easy it is to grab the one you need. This…it’s beautiful. :’) 

Reviewer's pile of messy hangers before using the hanger stacker

Reviewer's neatly stacked hangers after they used the hanger stacker

Promising review: “The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! Seriously, laundry is annoying enough, to not fight with hangers will be wonderful. It doesn’t wiggle and seems sturdy. Hopefully it stays that way because this has saved me a ton of room and hassle!” —Kara Adams

Get it from Amazon for $23.61.

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A custom kids’ file box so you can thoughtfully hold onto all their best Picasso paintings and stories as they grow up. You can choose from a variety of labels, plus a good range of font and color selection, making this box truly your own.

storage box with labeled files to hold kids' work


Margot & Maelys

You can select a kit option (that doesn’t come with the box) or the box option that comes with all the supplies. 

BTW, this darling box idea is from Margot & Maelys, a small business based in Wisconsin. Check out their shop for other box styles.

Get it from on Margot & Maelys Etsy starting at $69+

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A set of linen organizers that actually break apart and fold down, making it incredibly easy to grab the sheet you need. This gives me the chills, it’s *soorganized.

before/after of a linen closet with piles of messy sheets, and the linen organizers used to stack everything neatly


Great Useful Stuff

Get one from Great Useful Stuff starting at $25 (available in three sizes and two colors).

6. A Meater smart thermometer that’ll give you an accurate reading of your food’s internal temperature, because you do not “guess” when it comes to cooking. It comes with a handy app that tells you the temp and then estimates how long it will take to finish cooking.

reviewer screenshot of the app showing how much time is remaining on beef

reviewer image of perfectly cooked steak

This is such a handy little device, and I am believer that everyone who cooks meat should have one in their kitchen. It’s small and essentially foolproof — just poke through to the center of what you’re cooking, and the app will tell you the temp and the time remaining until it’s done. My dad has one too, and has used it on both his charcoal and Traeger grill, and it works perfectly. Please, save yourself the hassle of, “…is this done yet?” and just get this!

Get it from Amazon for $99.

7.

A boot organizing system with handy clips for keeping your larger shoes from flopping over and losing their shape. Plus it keeps them off of the floor and gives you even *moreroom for smaller pairs underneath.

boot organizer holding tall boots


Amazon

Promising review: “I love this thing! This thing is really sturdy and is just awesome. I’ve got five pairs of boots on it now and I love the fact that they are hanging off the ground. I have wood floors that collect a lot of dust and so keeping them up and off the ground keeps the lint from getting all over them. I also love the fact that they keep their shape in this position. The accompanying hangers are really heavy duty and durable. I was skeptical that they may leave marks on my boots but they have a little seal that protects the boot from the metal. No marks at all, while supplying a really tight hold on even heavier boots. This could fit quite a few pairs of boots as the design staggers them for maximum use of space — what an awesome design! With fall/winter coming up, you’ll be pulling your boots on. This rack will keep them beautiful and save space in your closet. Trust me, you will love it!” —Loni Simmons

Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in seven different styles).

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A nail polish case that comes with stackable trays and enough slots to hold up to 48 bottles. The organization…it brings a tear to my eye.


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Promising review: “This is a great way to store your nail colors. I’m collecting CND colors because I just bought a lamp. I have 16 colors so far and plenty of room for more. I actually kept the plastic liner around my colors and they fit in the compartments perfectly. My colors will not bounce around at all. The box opens from both sides and it’s made of a sturdy plastic that should last forever if taken care of. This was definitely worth the money I paid for it!” —Mama T

Get it from Amazon for $27.89 (also available in pink).

9.

A pack of biodegradable deodorant wipes so you’re prepared for a quick refresh whenever, wherever. There’s a reason you’re the Mary Poppins of the group.

A box of biodegradable Goodwipes Body Wipes with natural tea tree oil


Amazon

Promising review: “They are great when there’s no time for a shower after going to the gym or after a long bike ride. Of course, it’s not the same as taking a shower, but using the wipes will make you feels a bit fresher until you can get to the real thing. I highly recommend.” —Margo

Get a pack of 10 individually wrapped sheets from Amazon for $9.99.

And check out our picks for the best natural deodorant on BuzzFeed Reviews.

10. A 3D-printed key holder/envelope keeper you just mount in place of your current light switch cover. It features a ledge perfect for mail, plus little hooks to keep the keys you manage to misplace every day perfectly secure. 

A white plastic cover for the lightswitch with three hooks for keys and a small shelf at the top for mail and a tiny notebook

Crossover Designs/Etsy

Crossover Designs is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in 3D-printed home products.

Each of these fits a standard double gang (toggle/rocker) light switch cover, and can be installed easily without drilling, nails, or glue.

Promising review: “Love it! Simple, sleek, space saving, smart…who knew I’d be so stoked for a switch plate cover! Not to mention the customer service was very personal and attentive.” —Kelsey Johnson

Get it from Crossover Designs on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in six colors and two finishes).

11. A lazy Susan turntable I would have never thought to stick in a fridge and yet… Imagine just a turn of this and finding the condiment you want. It’s perfection.

A small white turn table in a fridge with condiments on top of it

Same turn table with spices on it in a cabinet

Amazon

Promising review: “Love it! Great space saver in my studio. One went on top of fridge, one for spices. Now to order a two-tier one. 😉 Great price, too!” —Anastazia

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 18 colors).

12. A fire extinguisher so you’re (your favorite thing!) prepared. This easy-to-use can works for small kitchen fires, so keep one under the sink, and rest easy.

Reviewer image of a can of First Alert's fire extinguisher sitting on top of a stove

Promising review: “My son was cooking bacon in the oven and as he was removing the tray a large amount of grease spilled, a moment later the oven was in flames. We didn’t panic, my daughter reached under the sink for the can and put out the flames in less than a minute. I honestly don’t know what I would have done to put out a grease fire without it. Now I’m on a mission to make sure all my friends and neighbors have this in their kitchen. I feel like we could have lost everything in our home. I’m so grateful for this product.” —Justine Grayson

Get it from Amazon for $12.77.

13. A bamboo cutting board with a ~chop ‘n drop~ design for the simplest way to prep and store food. It even includes built-in graters so you can swap in and shave away. Once the container is full, just pop in an empty one for your new fruits and veggies. Perfectly sliced foods…You’ll never go back after this.

person grating a carrot with the grater that drops the shavings into the container below

reviewer image of the containers filled with different cut fruits

Promising review: “Cooking at home, I always tend to make a big mess on the counters and use a bunch of plates and bowls. This set allowed me to consolidate and organize everything. So helpful. Love the save of space and the containers are great. The other ones I’ve seen on Amazon doesn’t have leak proof containers or some didn’t even have lids. After researching the other choices, I had to go with this one. Solid construction and practical containers. Product is as described.” —Hub Ulrich

Get it from Amazon for $59.92.

14.

A hanging purse organizer with a clear encasing to make selecting a bag the easiest part of putting together an outfit.

hanging purse organizer hung in closet with different purses inside each pocket


Amazon

Promising review: “I love nice purses and I save up to buy good purses of quality. This way of storing my purses is so convenient — there’s no stress on the straps, they are visible, kept safe, accessible, and dust-free in one organized place. The hook and seams are strong. I actually have 12 purses stored, and the smaller purses have plenty of room to share a sleeve. Nice product! Glad I purchased it.” —Julia H.

Or! If you’re like this clever-as-heck reviewer, you can use it to store sheets and free up some shelving space!

“These were a perfect solution to my storage needs! I bought these to store sets of bedsheets. Each pocket can more than comfortably hold an entire set of queen sheets (I’m sure they would hold king sets perfectly), and I can easily see the sets. I needed something that would hang since it’s a small closet without shelves. These are great!” —crwMSU

Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in two colors).

15.

An adhesive hidden drawer that sneakily sticks under desks and shelves to provide a bit of extra storage. More space? More pens!


Entirety Goods

16. A six-port outlet designed to swivel (SWIVEL!) to the side, making it actually possible push your furniture closer to the wall. Pesky gap, we don’t know her!!!

Gif of outlet that moves sideways to make room for couch

Amazon

This even has two USB ports. Bless.

Promising review: Where has this thing has been my whole life…?! I’ve struggled with plugging and unplugging my phone charger and lamp behind my bed for the longest time. My poor husband didn’t even get an outlet — he had to charge his phone across the bedroom. This device has been super convenient because now he and I can simply plug our charging cables into the usb outlets along the top of the plug. This completely eliminates having to bother plugging the block up at all. Then, the outlets themselves twist to the sides instead of straight out like a normal outlet. I’ve got a whole side dedicated for what I need plugged in — a lamp and now a white noise machine. The other side twists to the right, so my husband can plug in whatever he needs. No more cables getting smooshed and bent…no more struggling to plug something in behind the bed… Well done and thanks for making such a smart product! Very convenient.” —Amazonaholic

Get it from Amazon for $18.93.

17. A waffle iron with a built-in overflow channel to catch any oozing batter and make for a mess-free breakfast. What’s better than that AND waffles?!

Reviewer image of the waffle maker open, showing how the overflow channel on the sides catch batter

Reviewer image of waffles topped with berries

Promising review: “I love waffles but there’s so much more you can use a waffle iron for. I’ve made paninis, quesadillas, grilled cheese, cake, brownies, fritters. The best is cinnamon rolls. You can cook them in half the time and the indentations from the iron keep the icing from falling onto the plate. I use mine multiple times a week.” —aestainback

Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

18.

A hanging towel rack that’ll store up to 8 fresh towels and get ’em out from that precious cabinet space they’re currently occupying.

reviewer image or rack installed in bathroom holding tons of rolled towels


amazon.com

Promising review: “We live in a 1940 house with small space and little storage. This rack is perfect for rolled bath towels and frees up cabinet space. Being wire it allowed me to open it out to accommodate rolled bath sheets perfectly. I would add that one if the wall mounting brackets was missing but I was able to mount it on the wall in a different way without any issues. Would purchase again!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in black and white).

19. A little K-Cup storage drawer because you’d rather not drink coffee than have a mess off K-cup boxes and K-cups littered throughout your cabinets. This will keep ’em all organized!

black drawer underneath a keurig holding various k-cups

Each of these holds up to 36 standard-sized K-Cups.

Promising review: “I am so glad I got this. It makes for such great streamlined storage. Keeps things tidy and neat, and also helps me keep track of how many cups I have left to determine whether or not I need to add to my grocery list. It is very sturdy and I fit my machine on top. The top is very durable, hard plastic and does not buckle with the weight of the machine filled with water on top.” —tunisianswife

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in nine styles).

20.

A teeny car vacuum you can plug straight into the cigarette lighter to do a quick clean on the spot — no need to hit up the car wash the next time you, ugh, spill your fries all over the floor.

Reviewer image using the vacuum to vacuum the floor mats


amazon.com

It comes with a nice case that you can just toss in the back when you’re done using, a 16-foot cord, elastic hose, nozzle, and a clear trash compartment so you know when it’s time to empty it.

Promising review: “Promising review: “The vacuum can get pretty loud, but that’s because there’s a lot of power going through it. It picks up dirt well and with the long cord, you can get around your car with no problem. This vacuum has saved me countless trips to the car wash! Now when my kids spill something I just plug the unit into my cigarette lighter outlet and immediately vacuum up the mess instead of letting it sit and get smashed into the carpeting. Plus it all comes with a nice storage case so you can keep the vacuum and attachments together all in one place and easily store it in the trunk of your vehicle without taking up barely any room at all.” —Angela

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

21.

A baggy box featuring slots for snack, quart, sandwich, and gallon bags.

box with slots to hold different sizes of plastic bags


Banks CNC

Banks CNC is a small business based in California creating laser cut toys, craft supplies, and more.

Get it from Banks CNC on Etsy for $19.99.

22.

A wall organizer with rearrangeable pieces to keep to-do lists, calendars, notes, everything you need in one central place.


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Add this to the list of things I didn’t know I needed but now am in total love with. This wall organizer is it. I’ve been doing the whole WFH thing for over a year now, and it’s been super important to me to create a space that I actually enjoy WFH in. Not only does this thing make me just feel fancy and put together (the organization!), it looks great and is beyond easy to keep up with. Each component (like the cork board, mirror, and boards) are each hung with hooks, making it simple to rearrange and take off to write on. The set comes with erasable markers that actually wipe off with water (no lingering marks), as well as screws to hang the unit. If I can hang this thing in five minutes, I swear you can!

Get it from 1Thrive for $199.

23.

Attachable drawers that’ll take full advantage of all the extra
fridge space that’ll impossible to utilize…until now. Next-level organization = unlocked.

three drawers attached to fridge shelves to hold eggs and other veggies


Amazon

Promising review: “Absolutely love these drawers! They aren’t huge, but they add a good amount of storage in places that were basically unusable and empty. They work great for meat, cheese, or other smaller items. Really easy to install and are holding up and working great after a month.” —Lauren D.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $36.99 (also available in an egg drawer).

24.

A shelf system (even if your current bathroom can’t accommodate larger, traditional options!) with some invisible floating shelves. No cupboard space? Consider it handled!


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Promising review: “The shelves look better than I thought they would and are a great solution for providing additional storage on a small wall space in the bathroom. Most other similar shelves are too wide (in depth) for my space so be aware that wide items may not fit but I needed something narrow. Also, I was afraid it might be made of flimsy plastic but it’s quite sturdy for cosmetics and lotions (would not recommend for a bowling ball collection). Was just what I wanted.” —DLK

Get a set of two from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and one option with ends).

25.

A spring-loaded coin organizer that’ll take care of the change that always ends up in random corners of the car, and organize it absolutely perfectly. I love it.

Reviewer image of coin organizer in cup holder holding different change


amazon.com

It can easily slip into your cup holder or console!

Promising review: “I cannot say how much to this day I absolutely love this product. As far as products I would never give up in my life, this is 100% one of them. I couldn’t live without this anymore and have recommended it to so many people. It eliminates loose change in your car, helps you start to save your change a little better, helps with drive thru’s or places you could use exact change to save a buck (or $20), and has helped me in so many more situations. Over two years, four different cars, and more then a thousand dollars thru it it still functions exactly like day #1. The springs still work great despite how much change has been through it, being carried and dropped, moving between houses and dorms, and just general abuse like any object in your car. It’s a great gift or something to help someone with a messy car. Absolutely recommend!” —NickDeMartin

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

26.

An adjustable bamboo dividers so you can configure your utensil drawer exactly the way you like it. But don’t stop there — these are also great for organizing your dresser that’s currently filled to the brim with sweaters.


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Promising review: “My kitchen utensil drawer was literally so unorganized I could barely open it. I really needed a ‘system’ and these drawer dividers did the trick. Even though I have a lot of items crammed into my drawer, I can now find what I am looking for so much easier! The dividers popped right into place, and are automatically self-adjusting due to the spring system inside each divider. They seem very sturdy (they are not easily pushed around inside the drawer), and I love that these can be removed at any time for cleaning or to make adjustments as needed.” These are great! —Honest4u

Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.99.

27.

A storage rack for neatly displaying your mug collection if it keeps on growing (*not me coming home from T.J. Maxx with five new mugs I don’t need*),

reviewer image of the black rack hung on wall holding tons of mugs


amazon.com

Promising review: “Love this mug rack! The anchors and screws hold it in place and as you can see from the photo, it’s not crooked once on the wall. Super happy with it! If you hang large mugs, know you won’t be able to fit one on ever single hook, but I fit about 21 comfortably, which is plenty for me!” —Anelise Baugus

Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

28.

A mini, travel-friendly sewing kit to tuck away in your bigger bags or car in the event of a fashion emergency! Be prepared to handle snacks, rips, loose buttons, and more with this in arm’s reach.

Reviewer image of the sewing kit open and displayed on a table showing the contents


amazon.com

Kit includes: scissors, measuring tape, seam ripper, 30 needles, thimble, two premium threaders, 10 pins, six shirt buttons, and 14 colors of thread.

Promising review: “A very nice kit for the price. I travel for a living and I needed a small kit for emergencies. My only requirements were decent thread, small scissors that work, a few needles and a zip up case. This fit the bill and more. The thread seems to be a better quality than you generally get in this type of kit. The scissors actually cut thread. What a concept right?!” —soundaround

Get it from Amazon $13.97.

29.

An adjustable rack that can be hung on the wall or tossed over the pantry door for instant ample storage. We’re talkin’ eight shelves you can pack your cooking sprays, plastic bags, foils, and everything in between on.


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Promising review: “Added 50% more space to my pantry. I LOVE this organizer! I had one very similar from The Container Store that cost around $80 and was not as sturdy and useful as this one. It was extremely easy to install, but you really need to screw it in the door, otherwise it will move and the food will fall out from behind. I use this for jars, boxes, cans, etc. and have never had an issue in the year I’ve had it. I plan to order another one for my laundry room to store laundry and cleaning supplies.” —Jenny

Get it from Amazon for $43.99.

30.

Individual clear plastic bins that you can set up to perfectly fit your drawer and store the essentials that you couldn’t find easily…until now. Time to organize the growing mound of bathroom junk currently overtaking your drawers.

reviewer image of plastic bins holding toothpaste, nail clippers, floss and more


amazon.com

Promising review: “Great product! I bought these to put in my nightstand drawer to store small things, as the drawer is very deep. I’ve got ChapStick, hand lotions, a small flashlight, and other bedside items in them so they’re not just rolling around the drawer. I just bought some more for my bathroom vanity. They fit together nicely but also lift right out of each other. The plastic is sturdy, and they came individually wrapped to keep them from scratching.” —Sparkyj

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

31.

A felt purse organizer to make it extra easy to transport your belongings from one purse to another so your wallet, glasses, hair tie collection, hand sanitizer, and other essentials never get left behind.

Two images of the felt organizer outside of bag showing the various compartments, and then another with the organizer in a tote bag


Amazon

Promising review: “Perfect for my needs! THIS organizer allows you to put lots of things in their own pocket so that you can quickly retrieve it without wasting time digging around. Other items (perhaps, taller items) can be put in the main section that is the length of the organizer. I purchased one and am now purchasing two more as gifts for people who I know also own tall tote bags like mine. If you have a tall tote, you can’t go wrong buying this product. I highly recommend it.” —A. E.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 18 style/color combinations).

32.

A door cabinet that’ll turn your medicine cabinet into a cohesive place where you can actually find the Advil when you need it. It attaches to the back of the door to give you an easy view of *everything*.

reviewer image of cabinet attached to bathroom door filled with medicine


amazon.com

Promising review: “This is the best creation ever!!!! We purchased a home with a tiny bathroom and I had no clue where I was going to put everything. This is the perfect solution!! The design is so neat, it hangs from the door hinges so you don’t have the hanging racks chewing up the top of your door trim. I will be getting more of these in the future for organizing my daughter’s room and basement craft room.” —TS

Get it from Amazon for $189.99.

33. rapid food slicer because it’s this, or individually cutting each cherry tomato, ultimately increasing the likelihood you get juice sent straight to the eyeball. This is just so much more efficient! Us type A’s love efficiency.

gif of person using cutter to cut olives, grapes, and tomatoes in half in one cut

Promising review:  “The Rapid Slicer is a fantastic addition to any cooks kitchen! It is an extremely high quality product that makes cutting so much faster. I really dislike making salad because of all the chopping. Now it is a breeze using the Rapid Slicer. I’m an economy Mom who will purchase meat in larger packages to save money. I use the Rapid Slicer to cut large chicken breasts, pork chops, etc. to make portion size cuts of meat. I don’t have a steady hand so my portion sizes used to be all over the place and now they are all even. I would recommend this product for all of the reasons.” —Amazon reviewer

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.