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Editors’ Picks: 10 New Classics for an Organized Home, All Made in the USA

If you follow our work at all, you’re likely already familiar with our go-to heritage brands for small storage products—think Peterboro Basket Company, Steele Canvas, and the like. In honor of the Fourth of July, we thought we’d round up our favorite new classics for an organized home, all made here in the good ol’ US of A.

Schoolhouse 2-Compartment Cafeteria Tray
Above: “I like the 2-Compartment Cafeteria Tray from Schoolhouse,” says Alexa. “It’s made in the US with lightweight fiberglass from a vintage mold brought back into production. My grandmother worked at a cafeteria in the 1970s and 80s and I remember seeing trays just like these in the kitchens—same color and all. They remind me of that era and seem distinctly American.”  The tray measures 19.5 by 10.5 inches and costs $32.
Sprout Kids Wooden Crate
Above: Sprout Kids builds child-friendly furniture and storage pieces with an eye toward sustainability. Margot recommends the “tidy and stackable” birch plywood Wooden Crate Storage, currently on sale for $34.95. Each crate can hold up to 60 pounds.
Best Made 9" Strongbox
Above: Fan likes Best Made’s 9″ Strongbox, which comes in four colors (black, red, navy, and orange). “I wouldn’t mind my kids’ nascent hoarding tendencies if they had these good-looking boxes to store all their trash, I mean treasures.” Each is $38.
Scout Regalia Wall Hooks
Above: Scout Regalia’s SR Wall Hooks are featured our book Remodelista: The Organized Home because we’re fans of their industrial look, sturdy design, and reasonable price. Made in Los Angeles, they are just $17 each for the powder-coated versions; $35 for brushed brass and stainless steel; and $40 for polished brass.
Adam Arnold Kitchen Apron at Canoe
Above: Fan is on the hunt for an apron that both she and her husband would be willing to wear. This criss-cross Japanese-inspired Kitchen Apron, by designer Adam Arnold, fits the bill; $65 at Canoe.
I Love Handles SmorgasBoard
Above: Last year Julie wrote about I Love Handles’s Stretch Shelf for charging devices, but just as great is the company’s SmorgasBoard, a wooden magnetic board for the entry or office. The entire set is $75, but you can also purchase each part (the pegs, the box, the shelf, etc.) separately.
Tube Wringer at Uncommon Goods
Above: Michelle nominates the Oregon-made Tube-Wringer, “which efficiently extracts every bit of toothpaste from the tube,” she says. According to the marketing material, it can squeeze up to 35 percent more product out of tubes; $24.95 at UncommonGoods.

Above: Julie has long admired lighting made by Reno, Nevada-based Pepe & Carols. She thinks their wall hooks are also unique and attractive. The Bent Arm Hook is $23 and the Contrasting Ball Wall Hook is $14; both come in multiple finishes.

Doug Johnston Rope Baskets
Above: Annie is impressed by the craftsmanship that goes into Doug Johnston’s rope baskets, which are made in Brooklyn from cotton cord, stitched together with different colored thread on a vintage Singer sewing machine. These Drop Basket are $68 each at General Store.
Heartwork—a Portland, Oregon-based company—produces a line of compellingly priced, high-quality, heavy-duty 18/20 gauge steel storage cabinets and more. These Mobile Pedestals comes in 10 different colors and start at $375. See Sturdy Office Storage from Heartwork, Made in the USA.
Above: Heartwork—a Portland, Oregon-based company—produces a line of compellingly priced, high-quality, heavy-duty 18/20 gauge steel storage cabinets and more. These Mobile Pedestals comes in 10 different colors and start at $375. See Sturdy Office Storage from Heartwork, Made in the USA.

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