28 Home Storage Solutions That Aren’t Just Giant Plastic Tubs

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Clever, cute, and practical storage products.

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A handy three-compartment lid organizer to turn that kitchen drawer mess into organizational heaven.


Promising review: “I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have to play storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf — I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product!” —Laura H.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).


An easy-to-install overhead garage storage solution that’ll help you make space of every inch of your garage! This unit is sturdy enough to hang things underneath it as well.

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Promising review: “This unit is sturdy, easy to install, and it instantly maximizes previously unused space. The range of adjustment allows this unit to be quite functional at varying ceiling heights and storage needs. Accessing this storage space is far easier, and faster, than climbing up my pull-down staircase and trying to maneuver around my unsafe garage attic space. I also like that I can hang things like extension cords and drop lights below the unit, further maximizing the space that was previously unused. I can see one or two more of these in my future for sure. If you’re constantly shuffling things around your garage, and always trying to find space, buy this overhead storage unit by Fleximounts today!” ⁠—M. Jenkins

Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in two colors).


An adorable Sanrio-themed desk organizer for your pens, makeup brushes, and then some.

moyo lucky / Via Etsy

moyo lucky is an Esty shop offering cute placemats, pencil cases, gel pens, storage containers, and more!

Get it from moyo lucky on Etsy for $7.39 (available in 10 styles). 


A broom and tool holder I need to add to my cart so I can get a before and after shot of my own messy, crowded storage closet 😬.


Promising review: “Absolutely love this product! I cleaned my laundry room last week and wanted to organize all my brooms, mops, and mini vacuum. This handled the job ⁠— and then some! This installed in minutes and is very strong. I feel comfortable with one of the items which was moderately heavy compared to the rest. Love the added hooks, as well.” ⁠—Judyque

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.


An under-the-desk storage shelf to help you effortlessly tuck away clutter and keep your workspace tidy.


boldmfg is an Austin-based small business that makes hand-crafted home goods such as fire pits, mailboxes, shelves, planters, and more!

Promising review: “Extremely nice and high quality! We used these to create cubbies for desks that we made for our children at home. They are perfect! And the packaging and shipping were top-notch 🥰😍.” —Elisa Kemp

Get it from boldmfg on Etsy for $39 (available in two colors).


A rolling six-drawer storage cart that’ll become the perfect place to put arts and crafts, or school supplies.


Promising review: “Easy to put together and it looks great! Nice sturdy pine that was made to last. I love the finish and I just may get more! I purchased this for my sewing and craft supplies.” —Rhonda

Get it from Wayfair for $85.99+ (available in three finishes). 


A cute and compact toiletries organizer designed to stop your skincare products from sprawling all over the bathroom counter.


Promising review: “Easy to pack and easy to use ⁠— roll the top down when using, and pull up and close when done. We unpacked and repacked these for 10 days as we changed locations often, and they held up to the shoving and cramming that we put them through. Used the small zipper pouches for our earbuds and my daughter used the clear case for her toothbrush. Love them.” ⁠—Colleen

Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in four colors).


A gorgeous and sturdy wicker shelf you’ll want to showcase your plants or precious items on.

Planet Vine UA / Via Etsy

Planet Vine UA is a Ukraine-based small business specializing in wicker furniture and home goods. 

Promising review: “I am absolutely in love. This shelf is so beautifully made, I still can’t believe it only costs about $100. This handmade beauty should be worth hundreds more!” —Vanessa S Goncalves  

Get it from Planet Vine UA on Etsy for $85+ (available in three sizes). 


An over-the-door organizer specially designed to hold your hairdryer, flat iron, and other styling tools that are currently (and chaotically) taking up way too much space in the bathroom right now.


Promising review: “Before all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but this metal basket minimized clutter. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well (just use the twists it came with to secure them in place).” —Alyssa Jewell

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven finishes).


A kitchen rack with a built-in cutting board so you can store all your pupper’s stuff in one place, or finally get the Instant Pot and toaster off the kitchen counter because that space is precious.

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Promising review: “I bought this for my dog. No seriously. Her stuff was taking over my small apartment kitchen and I need the space for a dining area. She needed a raised platform for her food and water bowls, and a spot where I can stash her toy box and treats. It fits perfectly, is VERY sturdy ( and the bottom has leveling feet pegs ), not too big or small, and the adjustable shelves mean you can fit just about anything you need on this rack, exactly where you need it. It only took about 15 minutes to put together as well.” ⁠—Michelle L.

Get it from Amazon for $92.50.


Vacuum storage bags to help you tuck away your summer clothes ’til next year, or take extra bedding from big fluffy mess to organized and compressed.


Promising review: “THESE ARE LIFE-CHANGING. The package came quickly to my door with five storage bags. They even give you a hand pump to use in case you’re taking the bags camping or just don’t have a vacuum handy. I tested the pump to see how well it works, perfect! I have uploaded photos of my hall closet before and after using the storage bags (pictured above). And HOLY COW I have half my closet back! I would have more room but I left out a few blankets we regularly use. I used three bags to store ALL THE items including three large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more, these are fantastic!!!” —Knastay

Get a six-pack (jumbo size) from Amazon for $39.99.


Drawer organizer inserts that just may be exactly what you need to transform your messy underwear drawer into the land of paired socks and color-coordinated undies!


Promising review: “This product helped me get rid of undergarments I never wear and weed out my drawers. They look so much better and I do not have to dig around for anything. I bought some extra rectangular bins as well for my socks. I was able to stack the turquoise bins on top of one another since my drawers are deep and put items I wear mostly on top. My fiancee was happy at how much more organized my drawers look and wants to do his as well!” —Noelle Cash

Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.87.


A shower curtain with quick-dry mesh pockets that will keep your soap and loofahs stored and safe away from water ⁠— where they are likely to last way longer!


Promising review: “This liner may be the most useful product I’ve ever purchased! It allows you to organize all your various bath products in conveniently sized mesh pockets. The pockets are strong enough to hold full shampoo and conditioner bottles without tearing away from the liner. No more worries about cluttered edges causing things to fall off the sides of the bathtub. No more nasty soap scum from bars of soap resting on the edge of the tub. No more rust circles from cans of shaving cream. It’s brilliant!” —G. Allen

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A cube storage bin ideal for tucking away extra towels, bedding, or your pet’s toys.


Promising review: “Love these! Great quality for the price and very spacey. I think I’ve gotten three up until this point. If you’re looking for a cheaper bin option this one is great, highly recommended.” —blank

Get it from Target for $4 (available in 14 colors). 


A Lego brick store cube you’ll actually want laying around in the kid’s room because they can store actual Lego bricks inside (and away from everyone’s feet).


Promising review: “Really amazing little product. We’ve got several so we stack them and they look adorable on the shelves.” —Fisher Amelie

Get them from Amazon for $10.01+ (available in sizes S–L and 10 colors).


A two-tier kitchen corner shelf that’ll turn that one corner of the kitchen where the toaster lives into a multitude of storage options.


Promising review: “I recently remodeled my kitchen and was looking for something that would maximize my counter space. After researching several different options I chose this one. I am very pleased with this product. The clean and simple design make it nearly invisible, and organizes all my coffee supplies neatly in a convent place. The cost is reasonable and the material is adequate for small items, but the best thing is how it declutters the countertop. I recommend this item without reservation.” —Frances I Pizzulo

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two shapes).


A 24-pocket shoe organizer that can also be a handy way to store extra pantry items, toiletries, electronics, and more.


Promising review: “This is a great addition to my bathroom! I have a small linen closet door in there, and this fits the space perfectly and holds all the products I use regularly but don’t want sitting out on the counter or tucked too far away in the closet. It’s sturdy and seems to be well made. The clear plastic is nice so I can easily find what I’m looking for. Overall, it really provides easy access to my stuff and keeps me organized. I would highly recommend it for organization in any room.” —NIB

Get it from Amazon for $8.87+ (available in three colors).


A colorful pop-up storage crate you can use for overnight baskets for kiddos or for school books you’d like to shove under the bed. Not to mention you can use them for apple picking this fall!

Shop Stardust Society / Via Etsy

These are going on my wishlist for sure.

Stardust Society is a New York-based Etsy shopping offering jelly beach bags, kid’s beach toys and costume accessories, and other adorable finds.

Promising review: “Just purchased my second set 🙂 love the colors and super fast shipping.” —E L Y S E

Get it from Stardust Society on Etsy for $6.99+ (available in seven colors).


A super sturdy, foldable, stackable container with a metal frame you can rely on. Idk about you, but I need these in my closet and under my bed ASAP for fall sweaters!


Promising review: “I ordered eight of these boxes in pink. The metal frame gives them structure and they are very strong and sturdy. The boxes have a large capacity. I was able to put several pairs of sandals and heels and one, and about 10 pairs of sneakers. They also come with small silica packets I left in the bin to wick moisture. The boxes come flat and folded, to open you unfold three metal rods. I highly recommend.” ⁠—Ki

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in six colors).


A two-in-one tissue box and phone holder so you can watch movies and shows that might make you tear up with the tissues already on standby.

Storage Boxes Art / Via Etsy

Storage Boxes Art is a small business based in China offering home goods such as jewelry organizers, cute radios, storage boxes, and more!

Promising review: “It is so cute and very durable, It’s just too cute.” —meshea39

Get it from Storage Boxes Art on Etsy for $13.20


Promising review: “I hung this over one of the doors beneath my sink, and it is very handy. It is large and holds all my aluminum foil, handy wrap, wax paper, etc. I was afraid it would interfere with the magnetic cabinet locks I was installing to thwart my toddler grandson, but it did not. Much better product than I could find in any brick and mortar store.” —Linda Cawthon

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three finishes).


An extra-wide dresser with fabric bins pretty enough to store in the bathroom for towels, and small enough to fit under hanging clothes in the closet!


Promising review: “These drawers were exactly what I was looking for to go in my daughters’ closet. They are short enough to go under hanging clothes, the drawers slide smoothly, and it seems sturdy.” ⁠—William Reimbold

Get it from Amazon for $62.99+ (available in 17 colors).


A sturdy hamper on wheels so you can lug the wash around with ease on laundry day.


Promising review: “The color is super cute and super easy to use. The plastic seems really sturdy and thick compared to over weak plastic dirty clothes hampers I’ve used in the past.” —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $17.


And a collapsible laundry basket I personally swear by for doing the laundry — and this dog apparently swears by for bath day! Versatility: I love to see it, as will you.


Promising review: “This laundry basket has been quite the workhorse around my house. I use it to take packages to the car, groceries from the car, as a car wash bucket, a laundry tote, a garden and potting mix basket, etc. When collapsed, it stores between the wall and the dryer, and when expanded, it’s been used for toting all sorts of items. And it can be used for hand-washing everything: laundry, pet toys, garden tools, as a mop bucket (and even for soaking and oiling the feet of this fast-paced worker on the patio after grubbing through the garden). What a handy dandy tool!” —D. Bowie

Get it from Amazon for $30.53+ (available in eight colors).


A set of organizer hangers designed to hold onto shirts, tank tops, leggings, and other items that can be hard to store.


Promising review: “I love the crap out of this thing! I have so many camis that I use as undershirts for work and they were always being folded up and crammed into a drawer, taking up way too much space. After putting away half of my shirts on this two-pack, I knew I needed to buy another pack! It’s so easy to take the shirts on and off without messing around with any of the others. This organizer is perfect for my needs in freeing up a drawer and taking up little space in my closet.” —Tessa

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.


A twin storage bed with built-in drawers so you have plenty of room for extra sweaters and warm socks when the weather starts to get cold.


Promising review: “What a beautiful piece of furniture! Perfect in every way. The three bottom drawers are large, the quality of materials is exceptional. It’s a wonderful addition to my home.” —Janet

Get it from Wayfair for $384.99 (available in two colors). 


A lift-top coffee table with storage drawers and compartments underneath, so you can maximize your living space in a way that makes sense for you.

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Promising review: “Got this for my new studio. This was a great choice, it serves as a nice coffee table but I can also use it as a desk when sitting at the couch. The storage is ample and holds a lot of stuff. I got these furniture pads that keep stuff in place so when I open or close this it does not move as much. This made this is an amazing piece. Assembly was a little hard and took some time, but this is a great table/coffee table for my use and I am super happy with it.” ⁠—David Bradshaw

Get it from Amazon for $118.99+ (available in two sizes).


And a metal storage cabinet for anyone in search of a long-lasting and durable way to keep their belongings in order.

Me cheering you on as you de-clutter your home:


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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