Company

OUR PHILOSOPHY

First and foremost, we are a housewares company focused on design. We started in 1990 with the original Junk Drawer Organizer®. We continually strive to develop new, innovative solutions for home organization, while staying true to our four key values:

Style – Function – Quality Affordability

Today we offer over 1,000 household products, each beautifully designed to enhance everyday life.

This is Madesmart®. We believe that when you create a beautifully designed, useful product, it will make the act of getting organized enjoyable and fun. We believe that there is a peace of mind that comes along with knowing you will always find what you are looking for quickly and easily. This is what we aim to provide.

Please take a moment to look around and see how Madesmart® provides beautifully garnered solutions for your organizational needs.

Culture

WHO WE ARE AS A TEAM

Our team of enthusiastic, talented individuals are collectively impassioned to go above and beyond the expectations in everything we do.  Whether we’re working together to create innovative new designs, manufacturing at our highly skilled factories, managing our shipping and fulfillment relationships, or ultimately helping our customers get organized, we are passionate about every step.  We are proud of who we are and what we do everyday.

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Alex

VP of SALES
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    The Team. The passion that everyone brings to the table daily. Its inspiring how everyone works together to accomplish tasks.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Start off in one room, with one small project, otherwise it gets overwhelming.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    To make my life easier. If everything is in its place, it saves me time.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    Just one!! I have so many but if I have to pick one, I would say currently, I love the In-Drawer Knife Mat. Finally a product that creates a home for all my knives for under $20!
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Ashley

ACCOUNTANT
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart? My favorite thing about working at Madesmart is the creative culture and friendly work environment. Everyone’s input here is appreciated, regardless of title or position.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?

When I am attempting to organize a room, I get rid of anything for which I cannot find a space or purpose. This helps eliminate clutter and unneeded items.

  1. What inspires you to organize?

My children and hectic lifestyle inspire me to organize. In order to keep my life as stress-free as possible, I need to be able to find things in a matter of minutes. Staying organized helps me do this.

  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?

My favorite Madesmart product is the stacking bath bin due to its versatility. I am constantly rearranging rooms in my house, so when this product is no longer needed in one room, there is always use for it in another space!

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Bruce

PROJECT MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    My favorite thing about Madesmart is the culture of the company. I always look forward to going to work. My co-workers are fun, creative and very passionate about their work. It’s a very collaborative environment that encourages success and teamwork.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    My wife works at an elementary school and uses the Divided Tote to hold markers and craft supplies for the kids.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    I live in an old home with not a lot of closet and storage space. In these smaller houses finding creative and effective storage solutions make all the difference in the world.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    My favorite Madesmart products are the Fridge/Pantry Bins. With family members coming and going at all hours the dry erase area lets everyone know at a glance what is “fair game” and what we are saving for upcoming meal prep!

 

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Charlotte

GRAPHIC DESIGN
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    That moment when a project really comes together.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I love to clean while I’m waiting for dinner to cook! I’m pretty sure it makes it taste better when you finally get to eat.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Waking up on my day off on Sunday to a clean house to drink a whiskey cold press and watch The Sopranos in.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    My Fridge/Pantry Tall Turntable full of jars of fresh spices means I can take them all out in one step when I’m cooking, and put them all back when I’m done. No more digging around a dark cabinet!
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Devee

President/CEO
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    The best thing about working at Madesmart is being part of our talented and passionate team of individuals. We are always striving for excellence. Witnessing the team collectively seek improvement in every area of Madesmart is gratifying!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Organization never ends! It is a process that you continually invest time into, in all areas within the home. Tackling one area at a time lets you focus on optimizing it. Then constantly re-organizing helps to filter out the old from the new and to stay fresh and current.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Organizing achieves comfort. I am driven to organize because it ultimately brings me and my home to a peaceful state.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    The Soft Drawer Collection. I love the functionality of the soft bottoms, and how beautifully the collection works as a system in my kitchen drawers.

 

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Hallie

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Working in a place where people are truly excited talking about new ideas. There is such great enthusiasm and energy from everyone, and we really do pull together and collaborate well, especially when there are big challenges to handle.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    What works best for me is to work within the 20/10 rule. 20 minutes of organizing/cleaning – 10 minutes of something fun. I don’t have the attention span otherwise.  Also labels.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Peace of mind. Also, I love my home, so when I organize and clean, I feel like it’s kind of like saying “thank you” to my home. 
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    Fridge/Pantry Bins! But I use them more in other parts of my house than the refrigerator.  I use them in our linen closet for first aid, extra makeup, etc…  They keep all those small things from taking over the entire space, plus I can label the bins, so I have no excuse to not put things back where they belong.
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Jamie

STRATEGIC SALES DIRECTOR
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart The company has such a great team in place and everyone works so seamlessly together.
  2. Can you share your favorite home organization tip? Breaking tasks into smaller ones monthly and organizing one room at a time to make sure you are throwing out or donated the stuff you don’t need as well as making sure everything has its place.
  3. What inspires you to organize?Time management.  If I know where things are then I don’t have to spend time trying to find them.
  4. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why? I love the divided bath tote for under the bathroom sink.  It allows me to store my hair dryer, curling iron, hair spray and gels all in one easy to access spot.
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Jason

PRODUCT ENGINEER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Everyone very earnestly wants to know which Hogwarts house you would belong to.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Gather similar things together so you can see how big that pile is. Then find a container the same size as that pile. One thing down, keep going!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Finding 7 half-empty boxes of Band-Aids when I’m looking for lint rollers (which I am unable to find).
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    The Stacking Bin. It’s so simple and elegant and super handy!
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Julie

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    The people!  I enjoy the team environment and the collaboration amongst teammates. 
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Because I am short, I cannot reach stuff from the closet shelves.  So I use bins and baskets to put my stuff in so that I can pull it off the shelf and get what I need.
  1. What inspires you to organize? 
    To be able to find what I need when I need it and not have to sift through a cluttered mess of stuff.  Plus it looks nice!
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    That is a loaded question!  It is a tie for two things.  I am a huge fan of the Fridge/Pantry Bins.  They help me keep my foods separated and easy to access.  I am a big fan of the Two Level Storage because I can easily store common things together.  I am also a fan of the Undersink Drip Tray.  It is great to have my cleaning products on the drip tray as they make a mess out of the bottom shelf otherwise!
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Kalia

INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Working with innovative products. In addition, being in a business culture that is very creative and flexible.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I might be a level 3 type hoarder so it always helps to go through piles of “important paper or keepsakes” and then go through it again within a month.
  2. What inspires you to organize?
    My daughter complaining in my ear….weekly. On a serious note; having a small house inspires me to find cool ways to decorate and organize as well as minimize clutter.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    Currently the Drying Dish Rack and Elevated Drain Board. The look is very clean, simple and modern.
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Karen

SALES ADMINISTRATOR
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Alex
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Don’t procrastinate. If you postpone things that take a few minute to clean/organize, it adds up and suddenly you’re looking at several hours to clear your clutter.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Watching the show “Hoarders”
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    The Divided Tote.  The design and functionality is brilliant!
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Kat

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    The welcoming and human environment, everyone is so relatable and so down to earth which is super important to me.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Reusing old colorful/graphic tea canisters to hold makeup and makeup brushes is a quick way to add a little personality to your space!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    The sense of clarity and balance that it brings. I’m a neat freak so the feeling that everything is exactly where it needs to be is satisfying.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    Even though it seems the most basic, really the drawer organizers are prime.  Compartmentalizing your drawers and all the stuff in them makes everything much easier to find!
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Katie

PLANNING AND PURCHASING MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite part about working at Madesmart?
    My favorite part of working at Madesmart is the wonderfully creative people I get to interact with every day!  We have a fun and collaborative environment, and every member of our team is recognized as being a contributor to the success of Madesmart!
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    I have many favorite products, but one of my favorite is the Adjustable Hanging Storage.  My daughter hangs this in a cabinet in her bathroom.  It keeps her everyday items out of sight but easily accessible.
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Khou

SALES ACCOUNT SPECIALIST
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Love the people I work with. They are so inspiring! Oh yea, I also love our get-togethers and happy hours.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    The turntables are perfect for storing beauty and hair care products. With a spin, my favorite facial cleanser, moisturizer, lotion or dry shampoo are easily accessible.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Life, my mom and the boyfriend
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    My best friend is the Small Drying Mat. We have been through so much together. I know that it will always be there for me – in my happy and hangry moments. She cushions and protects everything.
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Megan

QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    The family and friendly atmosphere.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I place my kitchen items by how often I use them, with everyday items easy to access on the first few shelves and least used items on the top shelves.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    Being a homeowner, excess clutter in my house inspires me to organize. Getting rid of unwanted or unclean items instantly makes my home more clean and welcoming.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why? 
    My favorite Madesmart product is the Divided Tote because it’s so versatile. I keep my essential cat items in it:  hair brush, clippers, treats, lint roller, and Febreze.  Having everything to groom my cats in one easy to store and turn items is convenient and time saving.
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Nicole

IMPORT/EXPORT ADMINISTRATOR
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    The cohesive atmosphere! The group that we have works so well together!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Decide on specific locations for items and always put it back in the same place once you are done using it. That way, you know where everything is!
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My schedule. This may seem like an interesting answer. I always seem to be running from one thing to the next. Having an organized house helps me with my time management! When I’m in a hurry, which is most of the time, it helps not having to spend a lot of time trying to find things. When things are organized in my house, I know exactly where everything is!
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    Our Collapsible Dish Rack! Our kitchen at home is small and does not have a dishwasher. The Collapsible Dish Rack fits perfectly into our sink! Being able to use the sink space to dry dishes helps to us free up the small amount of countertop space we have for other things!
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Nina

PRODUCT DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?

My favorite thing about working at Madesmart is the community. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly.

2. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?

Decluttering. I like to get rid of things often so that I can always see what’s in my cabinets and drawers and unused things don’t just sit around making it harder to find what I need.

 

3. What inspires you to organize?

My sanity. It’s hard to stay focused on what needs to be done when my area is a mess!

 

4. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?

I love the interlocking bins. They’re great for my tiny apartment and allow me to organize my things exactly how I want them, especially my tea!

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Reem

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Having the opportunity to be creative and invent new products every day! Also, my co-workers rock!
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    I love our baskets and clear bins. Every inch of my linen closet is organized because of them.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    When I can’t find something that I need, I seek out ways to organize an entire system. For example, I couldn’t find my lipstick the other day, so I wound up finding organizers and creating a whole new environment for all of my makeup.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    It’s a toss-up between our Two Level Storage and our Adjustable Shower Caddy. I couldn’t live without both!
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Renee

CUSTOMER SERVICE, DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    Being part of such a successful creative team.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    Living in Minnesota requires 4 seasons of clothing needs. I use an over the door hanging fabric shoe organizer on the inside of  my entry area closet to store gloves, mittens, scarves, rain poncho’s, collapsible umbrellas,  dog  sweaters harnesses , leashes, etc. you can easily put multiple sets of mittens and gloves in one shoe slot. My family loves the convenience and I love that everything is super easy to find and out if site at the same time. We go one step further and organize things by person and height so everyone can easily reach what they need.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    A very busy lifestyle.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    I love the Two Level Storage! I have many in my home. I use them in my linen closet, pantry, bathroom, and even my freezers.
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Sarah

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?   I love the products and our team. We are one big family that cares about what we sell.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip? 
    Put your things away in the correct spot right away.  Don’t tell yourself you will do it later. You probably won’t.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My small house.  There is no room for clutter.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why? 
    I have 2 favorites:

    • Drying Mats: Use them all the time for my dog. For bath time, grooming and at the vet on the cold slippery table. I left several at my vet – they use them all the time. Just wash n’ dry and they are ready for the next patient.
    • Small and Medium Baskets: They fit great on my shelves and holds anything
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Stephanie

FINANCIAL PRICING MANAGER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Madesmart?
    My favorite thing about working at Madesmart is when I get to take new products and concepts home to test. I also enjoy how innovative our company is, always brainstorming ideas and involving the entire company in new products and changes.  The environment is always fun, energetic, and positive.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?
    The simple task of placing items in different sized bins will keep a shelf and drawer look organized.
  1. What inspires you to organize?
    My inspiration to organize comes from the clean, fresh look it results in. I feel less stressed in an organized environment and it helps me remember where an item is later on resulting in less time lost looking for the item (or money buying another item).
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?
    My favorite Madesmart product is the Divided Tote. I use this in a variety of locations around my house. It helps to organize spices as well as making my hair products easily accessible from the back of a shelf. I also really enjoy the dry mats and often use them for my pets water dishes.
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Susan

DATA MANAGEMENT AND SOURCING SPECIALIST 
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at MadeSmart?

    We are so inclusive. Anyone can sit down to lunch with anyone.

  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip? 

    Storing smaller clothing items like socks, bras, and underwear in theStacking Bath Bin.

  1. What inspires you to organize?

    Having a shipshape life – everything in place so I can reach my goals on the horizon and take care of my crew.

  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?

    Everything in the fridge/pantry line! The depth of standard refrigerators causes us to lose money because we forget about food we’ve bought and it goes bad before we find it.  Organizing food by category or by meal in the bins is a genius idea for keeping track of what you buy and simplifying meal prep.

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Taylor

PRODUCT ENGINEER
  1. What is your favorite thing about working at MadeSmart?When we get to figure out new prototyping challenges or have extensive Skype convos about sociology and science fiction.
  1. Can you share your favorite home organization tip?                 My mom taught me that if you put things away as you use them, you never have to clean up afterward. My dad taught me that the job’s not done until your gear’s clean.
  1. What inspires you to organize? I have four human and two critter roommates. If we didn’t keep things clean and organized, things would quickly devolve into a salvage yard/cage fight.
  1. What is your favorite Madesmart product and why?                 I love the bamboo bins. They’re simple and beautiful which makes them great for organizing stuff that needs to be in plain sight or easily accessible.

Careers

ABOUT US

First and foremost, we are a housewares company focused on design. We started in 1990 with the original Junk Drawer Organizer. We continually strive to develop new and innovative solutions for home organization, while staying true to our four key values: stylefunctionqualityaffordability. Today we offer over 1,000 household products with each one beautifully designed to enhance everyday life.

At madesmart®, we believe that when you create a beautifully designed and useful product, it will make the act of getting organized an more enjoyable part of life. We believe that peace of mind comes along with knowing that you can always find what you are looking for quickly and easily. This is what we aim to provide.

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