When life gets too hectic, I like to go to MUJI, a Japanese store that sells clear plastic organization bins in various shapes and sizes. The stark minimalism of the store is like a palette cleanser to this insane NYC life. I went last week and bought file folders. There are so many great carry-all pouches, kitchen items, and empty shampoo bottles of all shapes and sizes. Walking into MUJI makes me feel like all my junk really has a logical place, I just hadn't dreamed it up yet.
MUJI can be found in the NY TIMES building on the corner of 8th Ave and 40th St.
The also have a wonderful store in the Jet Blue terminal at JFK Airport.
Nifty Laundry Hanger:
Nylon Bath Case for Travel:
Cardboard Travel Speakers: