Jun 06, 2023
38 Storage Solutions To Make Your Home Less Cluttered
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Promising review: "This is beautiful, unexpectedly! It looks much more expensive, and the storage space inside is ample. Living in a smaller-sized apartment, I find this is a perfect medium-sized ottoman. It's not too small as to be useless and not too large as to eat up the whole room. I bought the white one. Also, it is sturdy enough to sit on and to put your drinks or books on. The seaming is slightly off, but to an untrained eye, this will go unnoticed. This is truly a great buy!" —Lady
Get it from Amazon for $81.05+ (available in six colors).
The set of four dividers can fit scarves, ties, underwear, bras, and socks as seen above.
Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back." —M. Hanson
Get it from Amazon for $12.87 (available in seven colors).
They're also great for bulky items like linens and towels! The dividers are 12 inches tall and can slide over any standard shelf up to 7/8 inches thick.
Promising review: "I love these! They fit snugly over my shelf, so they don't shift or move around. I have a lot of handbags and it's been a mess on my closet shelf for the ones that are floppy. I have limited closet space in a small home so my choices of where/how to store them are limited. This was the perfect solution. I plan on buying more when I get around to rearranging sweaters on shelves." —BarbraGenie
Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.97.
Promising review: "This turned a mess of a cabinet into an organized cabinet. We use A LOT of spices and it was always a nightmare to find the right one. Now, I just spin to find what I want. It’s a nice height too and allows for different sized bottles to be placed on the racks. Overall, this is a good purchase to help with organization." —vegmom
Get it from Amazon for $14.39 (available in 14 colors).
Promising reviews: "I bought this for a space between my fridge and the counter/cabinets. Because it is right next to my fridge, I can store onions and potatoes conveniently and shelf items that will eventually be refrigerated, thus freeing up some pantry space. It is easy to roll in and out with the attached handle... I was so happy to find this very narrow solution for my little nook." —Jay S
"Love that this does not require assembly aside from attaching the wheels! It's plenty sturdy enough. The wheels move great. I like that you can leave them to turn 360 or tighten them to only roll straight. I love the sleek design and that it has a solid front side to hide the clutter... I think this would be an amazing spice rack/small bottle storage for the pantry. All in all a wonderful solution to my cluttered shelf!" —Barbara Neely Designs
Get it from Amazon for $145 (available in black and white).
Pssst... If you're looking for a slim storage cart on the lower end of the price range, check out this best seller for $19.79. It's plastic, but does the same job!
Securely attach the brackets to studs/ceiling joists and the shelving unit can hold up to 600 pounds of stuff. The elevation also ensures everything is safe in the event of a flood.
Promising review: "If you're wanting storage for your garage and have 10-foot or higher ceilings, this is the ticket. Installation is involved but I was able to do it as a one-man job. I used bungee cords to hold up one end of the shelf while installing the other. It took me a whole day to install but I was particular about its position and considered the constraints of surrounding space and aesthetics. This holds a total of 16 18-gallon totes... 16!!! It occupies otherwise unused space whereas standard shelving occupies valuable floor space. This is absolutely worth the money." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $149.99.
Psst — if you want to see them in action, check out this viral TikTok of the mug organizers that's clocked millions of views.
Promising review: "Great product, saves space in smaller cabinets or those that are overloaded. Super happy to have found this!" —TeeBitz
Get a set of six (to organize 12 mugs) from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "Perfect solution for the things that end up on the stairs! Love that it has two compartments." —Katie B
Get it from Amazon for $67.96.
The shoe holder frees up floorspace and keeps shoes ventilated so you don't have to worry about your foot funk making its way to other rooms.
Promising review: "I needed something that was narrow enough to fit in my entryway to hold all my shoes instead of jammed in the closet where I couldn't see them. I love this cabinet as it doesn't take up much space in the entryway, it provides a place for a lot of my shoes, and it has a narrow top that can hold items but is small enough not to encourage gathering too much stuff. It's highly functional and looks great in small spaces." —Minimalist
Get it from Ikea for $179.99.
The Roll Keeper is a woman-owned small business in Kelso, Washington. Check out this helpful video that shows you how to load and unload the Roll Keeper!
Promising review: "Our family is growing, and I realized there's a lot of space in a closet that isn't being used. That's how I came across these, and now I have them in all the closets. They make getting clothes so easy, and now we have more space for the growing family! XOXO!" —Megan
Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $17.99 (available in three colors) or from Amazon Handmade for $23.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).
Built-in handles make the containers easy to move around and refill. If you could use even more clarity on what's where, you can add your own labels!
What's included: Five drawers and a dedicated 14-slot egg holder.
Promising review: "I love these things so much. I just got my first apartment with my boyfriend and it looked so messy in our little fridge and now it looks really appealing and everything is easy to get to. The quality of them is so good, I’m honestly impressed. They’re very sturdy and the egg holder is so cute and holds 14 eggs!" —Faith Sperry
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "I wish I had taken the time to take a before and after pic because I have so much more room in there now than I did before. I found the cutest tops in there that I had completely forgotten about because my clothes were crammed in the closet so tightly. Most of the time I felt like I had nothing to wear LOL and now I know exactly what I have and it's even organized by sleeve length and color. I would definitely buy again and actually plan to buy more for my husband and children to use as well." —Mariko Lamb
Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and four pack sizes).
The set comes with two magnetic strips which can be arranged in three different positions. Each holds six bottles.
Promising review: "Works great in my fridge. Super strong and frees up space on the bottom. I only have an inch of clearance but it does allow me to slide things under it and I no longer deal with falling over bottles." —Raemi
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $29.99.
The bags have handles on three sides so they're easy to fish out. They also have clear zippered tops which allow you to see what's inside at a glance.
Promising review: "Wow! These storage bags are even nicer than I expected. They seem sturdy and well made for storage of items that aren’t extremely heavy. Our winter home in Florida is tiny and being able to store extra bedding for guests under our bed is a must. These are perfect for the task. See-through tops enable quick identification of contents and double zippers work smoothly. Would definitely recommend." —KyFan
Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).
Each strip has five clips which fit most standard spice bottles (1.5 to 1.75 inches in diameter). The strips also come with pre-applied tape so all you have to do is peel and stick.
Promising review: "Love, love, love this! I have old narrow cabinets and not nearly enough of them so I desperately needed a new way to organize all my herbs and spices. Took a chance based on a list of cool new things and couldn't be more happy with this product! It came with 30 grippers for only $10. I didn't even have to screw them into my cabinets. If you follow the directions and let them cure 24 hours, the self-adhesive works great! I plan on buying a few sets for gifts!" —Brandi Y.
Get it from Amazon for $13.97.
Promising review: "I love this versatile stool! It’s stylish, well-made, and extremely easy to assemble. When used for seating, it’s comfortable and sturdy; when used as an end table it adds such a fun design element for any space. The storage is also a bonus if you are living in small space like I am. I highly recommend!" —Melissa
Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five colors).
FYI the curtain has nine mesh pockets which are able to hold items up to 1 pound each, so just don't go throwing a mega-size conditioner in there, okay?
Promising review: "This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving, and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We've had this in the shower for three months now and it's great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap." —Rachel B
Get it from Amazon for $14.60+ (available in two colors).
Read our full review of the shower curtain liner with pockets (#2).
Promising review: "This is a great space saver for a small bathroom and fits neatly under a pedestal sink. Easy to assemble, too." —diann smolnik
Get it from Amazon for $47.99+ (also available in black).
Banda's Palette is a Kansas-based woodworking shop from Jaime, a parent of two who makes all sorts of specialized goods from lemonade stands to costume closets.
Promising review: "It was easy to assemble and very high quality. It looks just like I hoped it would. My daughter absolutely loves it and it keeps so much clutter off the floor!" —Emily Wilson
Get it from Banda's Palette on Amazon Handmade for $105 (they typically ship in three to five weeks).
The organizer's bridge design means you can store medicine bottles underneath and skinnier items — like razors, toothbrushes, or flossing picks — on top. Two side compartments also make it easier to stand up items that take too much space lying down — we're talking toothpaste, lipstick, thermometers, etc.
Promising review: "My medicine cabinet looks so neat with these organizers! The quality of plastic is good; the compartment size is convenient. I bought a few different sizes and found use for all of them. Highly recommended." —ZK
Get it from Amazon for $19.55.
The rack has 13 pegs and can expand up to 3.5 feet across. I have one in my kitchen and I use it for mugs and masks. At first, I was worried it wouldn't be sturdy enough but I've had it up for more than a year now and there hasn't been a single mug casualty!
Promising review: "For some unknown reason, my family decided I needed to start collecting coffee mugs. Most are really unique, whimsical, beautiful, snarky (think early morning before coffee — lol!), and took up WAY too much room hidden in the cabinets. I tried the cheaper expanding racks before — and make several very lucky catches when a mug slipped off or a peg pulled loose. This one is — by far — superior! Like a Yugo versus a Cadillac! I bought three and they are FULL. They make interesting (and humorous) wall decor on the wall next to the breakfast bar, and visitors always stop and study them." —Kim D.
Get it from Amazon for $20.45.
The shelving unit is suitable for most cabinets as you can adjust the height to four different levels (2, 5, 9, and 13 inches tall) and expand the rail anywhere between 15 to 25 inches. Since the dimensions aren't one-size-fits-all, it also comes with three large panels and four small panels so you can adjust the shelves.
Promising review: "Great product for a great price. Very sturdy, but lightweight and small; under my bathroom sink is *very* small, and the metal frame is thin enough that it doesn't take up much space, and of course it allows me to utilize the empty vertical space instead of shoving things all the way to the back wall. I might rearrange the shelves, but it's just held with screws on each end so that's easy enough to do. It comes with two supports for two shelves, but you can choose from four heights/positions. 👍🏻 Might need to order a second for under the kitchen sink..." —Jennifer Mowry
Get it from Amazon for $22.87+ (available in three finishes).
Angelle Felise Studio is a woman-owned small biz based in Orlando, Florida.
Promising review: "Great-quality scrunchie stand; it is sturdy and looks cute! I can’t wait to start my scrunchie collection. ❤️ Also, shipping was super fast! Thanks so much!" —Melinda
Get it from Angelle Felise Studio on Etsy for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).
If you're trying to size up the stand vs. your collection, the manufacturer says it can hold roughly 60 makeup brushes and 30 products be it lipstick, nail polish, skincare, etc.
Promising review: "If you're like me and have a lot of face care and makeup, this is a MUST-have for your vanity, dresser, or restroom! I love it! It holds almost all my products, minus two bottles of lotion, but that's okay. My mom bought two for her stuff after I showed her mine. It's big enough for everything, yet compact. This is easily my favorite purchase on Amazon this year." —KdH
Get it from Amazon for $29.99.
You can hang the steel rack over a cabinet door via a set of included hooks or you can mount it directly to a door or wall with the included hardware. It can support roughly five standard-sized cutting boards.
Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (4 standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile - hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry
Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in packs of one or two).
Superhero DIY is a Broomfield, Colorado-based shop with 3D-printed storage solutions as well as cosplay props, costume accessories, collectibles, and more.
Promising review: "These are so amazing! I had no idea they existed. I’ve been storing my attachments in the bowl, which has not only caused scratches in the stainless bowl over time, but the extra attachments would also be loose and taking up valuable space on my counter when I was baking and only using one attachment. It was annoying! This keeps them handy, but put away and I can select the attachment I need while the others stay put. So handy. Absolutely recommend!" —Marissa
Get a set of four from Superhero DIY for $9.55+ (available in eight colors).
StoveShelf is a US-based small business that specializes in stove shelves for various sizes of stoves.
Check out a Tiktok of the StoveShelf in action.
Promising review: "There was no set up...Take it out of the box and place it on the stove. The magnets are very strong keeping the shelf fixed in place. The magnets are raised allowing air flow underneath preventing the shelf from heating up. Sizing was perfect. I love it!" —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three sizes and in five finishes).
Promising review: "This is a terribly useful product because no can good companies have the decency to make their cans the same size with interlocking lids which means you either have to stack your vegetables one high, or play a precarious game of Jenga every time you reach for cream of chicken. Enter this thing. It uses the same footprint as the same amount of cans would, EXCEPT there is none of that precarious stacking so you don't get buried in an avalanche of pantry staples every time you make dinner. Plus, it really cleans up your pantry. Pretty inexpensive solution to a messy problem I had." —Mr.andMrs.Moreno
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
Promising review: "My daughter is using this to store her makeup and toiletries. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. It wheels on the carpet very nicely. I love that the shelves are adjustable in height. Some other carts were not. It holds a lot of items and it looks nice in her room. The color is a bit more toward green than aqua, but that's OK. I would definitely buy another if we needed additional storage." —M Winkle
Get it from Amazon for $35.01+ (available in three colors).
The bundlers work like any other Command product — with damage-free adhesive.
Promising review: "I have one of these attached to almost every cord-having thing I own, and for maybe $30 in total I feel like my whole life got a face lift. My stand mixer looks better on the counter, and it stays clean even when everything else is a mess. My space heaters store so neatly in the linen closet. I have an HDMI cord bundled to the back of each TV. There's a bundler stuck between my car's dash and console, which holds two phone chargers. Truly, especially for the price, I could not recommend something more highly." —Amber Stewart
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $12.99.
I have the 15-inch one and it fits in my standard-sized cabinet ~perfectly~ and allows me to see all of my spices so I don't have to rifle through them and make a mess every time I'm cooking. Ofc if spices are only part of your issue, it can also be used to hold extracts, canned veggies, sauces, etc.!
Promising review: "I added this item to my shopping list several weeks ago and I’m so glad I finally committed to buying it. As a vegetarian, I’ve found that I have to add double the spice just to get a real kick in the dishes I prepare. Not to mention, making sure that I have all the spices that I’m going to need while being quarantining/ social distancing. With that said, my spice cabinet was atrocious before I got these racks. And I am so happy to finally be able to grab my spices without knocking over the other ones and making even more of a mess. I didn’t know somethings so small and plain could bring me so much joy. Buy it now! You will not be disappointed." —Arie M.
Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).
Promising review: "These little things are strong!! I love them. I thought they would be bigger so when I first opened them I was disappointed, but when I put one near the vent hood on my stove it grabbed right to it and is STRONG!! I have heavy metal measuring cups hanging from them and a few in my tool shed. Definitely worth the money spent and I would buy more if I needed them!" —Gypsy Forest
Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in packs of 6, 15, 20, 28, and 60).
The organizer also has an automatic toothpaste dispenser, a storage drawer, and a multi-grid tray where you can put everything that doesn't fit in your medicine cabinet. The whole thing attaches to the wall via an adhesive sticker so you don't have to pull out any tools, either.
Promising review: "For the price, you really can't beat this product! I was afraid it might look cheap on my wall but it looked great in my black-and-white modern bathroom. My fiancé is thrilled that I now have a place to store all my hair ties and bobby pins so they aren't all over the counter, and it is the perfect tool for organizing your toothpaste and toothbrushes while freeing up space on your vanity. The toothpaste dispenser eliminates the mess I had to deal with before which is a huge bonus. Definitely recommend this product!" —alyssa
Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes and three styles).
Promising review: "I love this stand! It’s so perfect for my coffee corner. I am able to get everything organized and utilize the space on my counter. The shelves are really sturdy and not wobbly at all. They easily support everything I want to put on each shelf." —McKenna's Mommy
Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in six finishes).
Promising review: "Purchased for a small tile shower. Following the directions I let the adhesive brackets set overnight. Then I added the shelves to the brackets. Super strong! Holding multiple bottles of shower products. They look great, too. One great feature is being able to place them anywhere you like. Definitely 5 stars. Will be buying for other showers as well." —LP
Get the set of three from Amazon for $22.49 (available in three finishes).
Promising review: "Was tired of all the stuff/clutter on my kids' bathroom counter — this was a great fix! Easily holds a brush, two combs, four hair product bottles, toothpaste, toothbrushes, flossers, lip balm, and hair ties — with room to spare! Easy for them to keep it neat (ages 2 and 6). I added a small plastic cylinder to hold their toothbrushes to keep them upright and contain any toothpaste/water mess." —freckles317
Get it from Amazon for $12.79 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "I love these baskets so much that I went wild and bought eight!! Love the bronze color as it fits perfectly with my kitchen and the size fits perfect on the shelf!! The main thing I love is the slot for a label because if there’s not a clearly marked label, things wouldn’t be placed correctly or be found by my lovely hubby LOL. I’m planning to buy the smaller one later to completely finish my pantry but for now I’m very happy!!" —Diana
Get the set of two from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in six sizes and five finishes).
Promising review: "Small but strong. It's a perfect addition for a small (usually messy) kitchen. Now I always know where the paper towels are. The top shelf is a great place to keep often-used items (honey, Sriracha sauce, garlic powder, etc.), and the hooks at the bottom work well for small pot holders. The magnet holds well — I have not had any issues with the rack sliding down the side of my fridge. I think this is a great product." —C. A. Fuchs
Get it from Amazon for $25.
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