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Get Your Life Together With These Nine New York City Stores

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Happy New (School) Year! Even if you aren't going back to class, there's no denying that something about the educational equinox makes binders, notebooks, and the prospect of getting organized look attractive. Everyone has at least one area of their life that is in complete disarray—right?—be it piles of unopened mail, a purse that is in a constant state of chaos, or that pots and pins situation brewing in the kitchen.

We've put together a handy map of New York City stores that will help you get your life together from back-up birthday cards to travel essentials to desk necessities, all with a healthy dose of good design. After the jump, your first step to getting organized.


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Moleskine

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Everyone's favorite notebook brand opened their first stand-alone retail outpost in Columbus Circle this year, offering more than just a rainbow range of minimal papergoods: sleek travel bags, tech accessories, and pretty writing utensils ensure your notes always have a place. [Photo]

Bowery Kitchen Supplies

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This store will whip your kitchen into shape faster than you can mispronounce mise en place. Basic cookware, niche supplies, and even industrial equipment can be found in this mesmerizing shop. [Photo]

Flight 001

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Ditch the Ziplock bags and head to Flight 001 for a multitude of items that will help you travel like the organized adult that you are. Whether you need everything (carry on bags, luggage, and toiletry cases ) or some extra essentials (neck rests and eye masks), the Greenwich Avenue store, as well as the Smith Street outpost, has it. [Photo

MUJI Cooper Square

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Muji's new Cooper Square location will help restore order to every single aspect of your life, with stock that ranges from desk supplies to kitchen utensils to TSA-approved travel-size containers. They also carry men's and women's clothing, should your closet need a reboot too.

Goods for the Study

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The home goods branch of McNally Jackson has everything you need to be awesome at your job, including cute desk calendars, notepads, pencil cases, and prints to hang on your wall (or cube) for inspiration. Prices range, so while you'll find some items priced in the hundreds, basic paper supplies start at just a few bucks. [Photo]

Sprout Home

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The final step in getting your life together is creating an environment where other forms of life can survive: a garden. When limited space is an issue, stop by Sprout for easy terrariums or vases and pots for your kitchen window or fire-escape urban jungle. [Photo]
Stock up on bitters and mason jars at this expanding Williamsburg shop. All hipster jokes aside, they have a wide variety from solid brands and probably stock that one thing that will make kitchen tasks so much easier, be it a mini muffin tin or a specially designer avocado saver. [Photo]

Papél New York

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Never buy a last minute Duane Reade birthday card again: head to this Cobble Hill shop and prep your gift giving arsenal with stationary, wrapping paper, decorative tape, gift tags, and more. [Photo]

Collyer's Mansion

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Amongst other things, this Ditmas Park boutique carries cool versions of the things you don't often think to buy—like push pins (theirs are iron) and neat looking doormats and dustpants. Other favorites include the tiny bisque bowls, which are great for organizing jewelry and things that are easily lost. [Photo]

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Moleskine

Everyone's favorite notebook brand opened their first stand-alone retail outpost in Columbus Circle this year, offering more than just a rainbow range of minimal papergoods: sleek travel bags, tech accessories, and pretty writing utensils ensure your notes always have a place. [Photo]

Bowery Kitchen Supplies

This store will whip your kitchen into shape faster than you can mispronounce mise en place. Basic cookware, niche supplies, and even industrial equipment can be found in this mesmerizing shop. [Photo]

Flight 001

Ditch the Ziplock bags and head to Flight 001 for a multitude of items that will help you travel like the organized adult that you are. Whether you need everything (carry on bags, luggage, and toiletry cases ) or some extra essentials (neck rests and eye masks), the Greenwich Avenue store, as well as the Smith Street outpost, has it. [Photo

MUJI Cooper Square

Muji's new Cooper Square location will help restore order to every single aspect of your life, with stock that ranges from desk supplies to kitchen utensils to TSA-approved travel-size containers. They also carry men's and women's clothing, should your closet need a reboot too.

Goods for the Study

The home goods branch of McNally Jackson has everything you need to be awesome at your job, including cute desk calendars, notepads, pencil cases, and prints to hang on your wall (or cube) for inspiration. Prices range, so while you'll find some items priced in the hundreds, basic paper supplies start at just a few bucks. [Photo]

Sprout Home

The final step in getting your life together is creating an environment where other forms of life can survive: a garden. When limited space is an issue, stop by Sprout for easy terrariums or vases and pots for your kitchen window or fire-escape urban jungle. [Photo]

Whisk

Stock up on bitters and mason jars at this expanding Williamsburg shop. All hipster jokes aside, they have a wide variety from solid brands and probably stock that one thing that will make kitchen tasks so much easier, be it a mini muffin tin or a specially designer avocado saver. [Photo]

Papél New York

Never buy a last minute Duane Reade birthday card again: head to this Cobble Hill shop and prep your gift giving arsenal with stationary, wrapping paper, decorative tape, gift tags, and more. [Photo]

Collyer's Mansion

Amongst other things, this Ditmas Park boutique carries cool versions of the things you don't often think to buy—like push pins (theirs are iron) and neat looking doormats and dustpants. Other favorites include the tiny bisque bowls, which are great for organizing jewelry and things that are easily lost. [Photo]