9 organisational products to bring Monica Geller-level order to your chaotic homes
Be your own version of the refashioned Chandni Chowk
If you’d ever been to Chandni Chowk before its glamourous revamp, you’d remember it as a coronavirus hazard in the making. You couldn’t even breathe in peace without making contact with another full-grown human being. Dangerous electrical wires dangled from the sky under which pedestrians and peddlers both scrambled for space, as the constant honking of horns invaded every inch of that 8 by 10 gali.
So you can understand how shocked I was to see the pictures of the redeveloped Chandni Chowk. And all it took was organising the chaos to make the landmark feel more hospitable and less like a death trap. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still chaos but atleast now there’s a method to the madness.
If only someone would do this for my chronically unorganised brother. It’s almost fascinating how he’s the only one like that in a family of obsessive cleaners — and quite unbothered by it, much to our collective dismay.
The thing about being disorganised to that level is that things can roll downhill very quickly. I’m talking an I-can’t-even-find-my-underpants scenario with a background score of dirty dishes and unwashed clothes ringing in your ears.
With things going back to how they used to be, people have begun moving out of their parents’ homes, hence losing their in-house domestic services package. So, for those of you who are struggling with bringing order to the chaos wildly swirling around your new homes, we have come up with a list of the best organisational products for all your problems: weird smells, misplaced keys, and even a plastic bag apocalypse.
So go on, be your own version of the refashioned Chandni Chowk with these organisational products.
9 organisational products to bring calm to your domestic storm
For the ones who don’t believe in cleaning up. EVER.
Charcoal odour absorber
If you’ve ever lived with a messy person — or you are one — you know there are always too many smells in the house that you can never pinpoint. Sure, you could clean up every once in a while, but where’s the fun in that?
Although I do acquiesce that can be very tough to do when your stuff is lying in artfully stacked piled that could fall to their demise any time. This is where the charcoal odour absorber comes in.
You may put it in your cabinets, closets, bathrooms, and even over the kitchen sink if you would rather eat through the leftovers than clean the plates they’re on. During the monsoon, they can even act as air purifiers and humidity absorbents.
For the ones always asking ‘Have you seen my charging cable?’
Cable management box
This cable management box is exactly what you need if your life has been overtaken by devices and their accompanying wires and you would rather not have a visual reminder of it every passing second.
Neatly named the Wire Bin, you just throw all your wires (no, don’t actually do that) into the box, or more aptly hide them, and forget they’re there for all of eternity — just the way I deal with most of my life’s problems.
This organisational product can contain all kinds of AC adapters, chargers, USB hubs, extra wires and cables, spike busters, and power strips for a maximum of four sockets, providing a quick and easy solution for your cables.
For the plastic bag hoarder
Plastic bag holder and dispenser
All Indians have that one plastic thaili in their home that houses all the other plastic thailis that they may have ever received in their lifetime. So we present to you the plastic bag holder to end all your thaili problems.
This easy-to-mount plastic bag holder and dispenser is perfect for those of us who’ve participated in this longstanding tradition for years.
And the best part? It comes in this cool yellow print which also lends it the quality of being easy on the eyes.
For the ones who don’t want to lose house key privileges
Compact key holder
Were you born with the superpower…, err shraap of losing your keys as fast as lightning? If you’ve found yourself digging through your bags for your ever-elusive house keys and only coming up with random used tissues and scraps of paper, you are definitely one of those people. This compact key holder is going to become your life partner, if I may.
Made of aluminium, you can slip anywhere between 2-8 keys into this easy-to-assemble organisational product. So, save the few dresses you own that actually come with functional pockets by making your keys compact, quiet, and comfortable
For the ones who can never remember where they kept their things
Tile mate tracker
I can’t count the number of times I’ve thought of calling my keys and wallet to ask them if they’ve just disappeared off the face of the Earth. Enter the Tile mate tracker.
You can easily loop it onto keychains and attach it to your wallet, or even your dog’s leash if they have a habit of running off. Basically a phone for your things, you can make your Tile mate ring to find what you need when you have to be out of the door in the next 5 seconds.
For the ones who use their phone case as a portable ATM
Adhesive phone wallet
For those who’ve swapped over from wallets to stuffing notes inside the back cover of their phones, this adhesive phone wallet is the organisational product they’ve didn’t know they needed.
Made out of high-quality PU for a great finish, the wallet can hold up to 2 cards and some cash if you can manoeuvre it in.
It comes with 3M adhesive tape that attaches to the back of your phone and all phone cases, and can be easily detached without leaving any residue.
For the overworked, underfed parents
Toy storage basket cum play mat
Let me start by reassuring the parents of all young kids out there that no, you are not the only ones who have given up on the nicer things in life lest they be destroyed by the little havoc-wreaking creatures you birthed.
If you know a parent, you know they have made a lifestyle out of stepping on their kids’ toys and LEGO. So this toy storage basket and play mat will also double as the designated space to play for your kids. The best part is that your little LEGO lovers won’t have to sift through box after box of pieces to find the ones they want.
For those in need of a secret hiding space
Adjustable under-sink organiser
If your favourite crockery and mugs often get buried under heaps of your kids’ toys and utensils, it’s time you call in the big guns with this adjustable under-sink organiser.
Have breakable crockery that you would like to keep out of the hands of your little havoc-wreakers? Or even hide away your secret stash of chocolates from everyone in the house? This under-sink organiser is for you because who would even think of looking under the sink for chocolates.
The best part about this organisational product is that it is also adjustable so you don’t have to worry about fitting it under your sink with the clunky pipes,
For those who treat their car like a delivery van
Car headrest hooks
Who knew you didn’t have to pile all your kids’ bags, your tote and groceries into the trunk like you were packing for an apocalypse? These car headrest hooks will make your life easier.
This organisational product not only ensures your car is looking tidy and neat but also gives you the privilege of more legroom. Believe us, if your kids were your Uber riders, you’d get a 5-star rating.