15 "Japanese Organizers" That Will Help Declutter Your Home and Look Modern and Minimalist at the Same Time

Experts swear by these organizers from Japanese interiors brands. Here’s how to maximize your space and make it look amazing

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Most Organized is a monthly series in which one of our style editors or a friend of Livingetc tackles the secret storage solutions that’ll transform your space into a style haven.

Few things streamline a space like Japanese organizers — and most of our spaces could benefit from a little tidying. While they’re undeniably sleek, Japanese organizers offer much more than just a pretty face. They’re smart, too. Proving that the greatest ideas are often the simplest, a lot of thought goes into each and every detail to maximize utility — yet, they’re incredibly minimal.

Living in Manhattan, where space is a hot commodity, I’m always on the lookout for closet organization ideas and any tips or tricks to maximize my space. However, I’ve often found myself frustrated with most organizers on the American market. After consulting some organizational experts, like Michelle Parravani at Designing with Less LLC, I discovered why Japanese organizers might be the perfect solution: ‘In Japan, where space is often limited, there is a strong emphasis on making the most of every available inch. Japanese organizing products are designed with this in mind, offering clever storage solutions that help maximize space utilization in small homes or apartments,’ she explains. ‘Japanese culture in general caters to a much smaller living experience, which is why their organizing products are better suited for smaller Western homes and apartments.’

I’ve spent hours following the advice of professional organizers and tracking down the crème de la crème of Japanese organizers (some of which I already own). My conclusion is crystal clear: they really are superior. This selection is based on expert insights, real reviews, and hard facts. Nowhere else will you find sleeker, more efficient organizers than right here. Who knows, you might just give Marie Kondo a run for her money.

15 Best Japanese Organizers

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Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.