Baker's rack

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The Organizational Lifesaver That Only You Know About
Clutter-free tabletops and corners are one of the clearest signals that you've got your life (mostly) together, but keeping them this way isn't easy. That's why you need a few behind-the-scenes organizers to give rarely used gadgets and spare throw blankets a permanent home. A metal baker's rack is just the right size to fit in just about any hallway or linen closet, says Kate Payne, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen, and it's a fraction of the cost of built-in shelves. Plus, when you do open the closet, the simple metal frame will seem like a nod to industrial style, especially if your home has a few exposed Edison bulb lamps or Bertoia-esque wire chairs.