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    31 Home Storage Solutions So Dang Good, You'll Be Upset You Didn't Know About Them Sooner

    Invest in a couple of these and maybe you can use your guest room as a ::::gasp:::: guest room instead of a giant junk drawer.

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    1. A damage-free Command bottle hook you can hang your various stain removers, all-purpose cleaners, and window sprays from because when you throw them all under the sink, it's hard to decipher what is what. 

    And like regular Command products, they won't peel off paint once they're removed!

    Promising review: "Let's face it, Command products ROCK! This was perfect for our truck camper, under the sink, to hold a small, refillable spray bottle of 409 to clean the kitchen. It has literally hung by this Command hanger for 3,000 miles now — bumpy roads, up and down hills, you name it. Everywhere we've gone, and neither the bottle nor the Command hanger have ever been found down. Still hanging in there like the day I stuck it. Works AWESOME!!!! It also keeps the bottle out of the way by tucking it up to one side under the sink. PERFECT!" —Jenn

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.48+ (available in one or two packs).

    2. A set of drawer organizers that can take your dresser from the chaos that is a TJ Maxx sale section to the enviable order that is The Container Store.

    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 $14.97 (available in seven colors).

    3. And a set of shelf dividers so you can maximize that hard-to-reach space in the top of your closet instead of just haphazardly throwing things up there and hoping they stay. 

    reviewer's closet with stacks of sweaters in between the dividers
    reviewer's linen closet with shelf dividers to divide stacks of towels

    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 $16.99.

    4. A ceiling-mounted garage storage rack where you can stow away the bocce set, badminton net, and 10-foot-tall animatronic Santa you've had tucked away in your spare bedroom's closet. 

    A reviewer's photo of the black shelving unit holding various buckets, storage containers, and camping equipment
    A different reviewer's photo of their black shelving unit with various chairs and storage bins

    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 $229.99+ (available in packs of one or two and in three finishes).

    5. A set of sheet keeper bands if nothing sends you into a red hot rage quicker than reaching into your linen closet and pulling out every single fitted sheet *except* for the one you're looking for.

    stacks of sheets with yellow and off white bands wrapped around them to keep them orderly
    SheetKeeper / Etsy

    SheetKeeper is a woman-owned small business based in Los Angeles.

    Promising review: "Great product. Came quickly, and they work great! Such a great idea to keep sheets organized and together while being able to tell what size bedding it is. Will order again for sure!" —devonhansen1

    Get a set of two from SheetKeeper on Etsy for $15.99 (available in sizes twin—California king).

    6. Some Wonder Hangers which will ~triple~ your closet space so you can snatch every trending piece you come across on TikTok. 

    Product in use in closet
    Product in use in closet
    Amazon

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    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 $13.99+ (available in three colors and four pack sizes).

    7. A set of super-strong magnetic strips to elevate beer and soda bottles so you can nix the annoying cardboard holders they come in. Plus, now you can free up an extra few inches underneath where you can slide in your XL bag of string cheese.

    the white magnetic holder holding four beer bottles
    A reviewer's photo of the holders elevating four beer bottles

    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.

    8. An elegant shoe storage ottoman where you can covertly hide all of the shoes that won't fit in your closet/mudroom/under your bed.

    the blush colored ottoman
    reviewer image of the open ottoman with shoes stored inside

    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 $90.86+ (available in six colors).

    9. A slim storage cart you can shimmy into the dead space between your washer and dryer. The three-tiered unit has plenty of room for your detergents, dryer sheets, and in-wash booster beads, which — TBH — are totally unnecessary but fun to sprinkle in. 

    a reviewer shows the storage cart between a washer and dyer machine
    the same reviewer pulls it out to show the side view

    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 $21.99. It's plastic, but does the same job!

    10. A 30-spice door rack if there's simply no getting around the fact that your collection has outgrown its designated cabinet.

    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 $9.97+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    11. A two-tier lazy Susan strong enough to store your reserve of soup cans or salon-worthy collection of polish. Plus, since it's nonskid, nothing will come flying out at you even if your rental's shelves are majorly uneven.

    A reviewer's photo of the lazy Susan holding soup cans
    A reviewer's photo of the lazy Susan holding nail polish

    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 $12.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    12. A set of under-bed storage bags so you can use the few inches under your frame to store off-season clothes and extra linens instead of just dust. (Making a mental note to vacuum under mine ASAP.)

    The grey storage bag being slipped under a bed
    Amazon

    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).

    13. A personalized stuffed animal zoo for anyone whose playroom or bedroom has turned into a free-roaming plushie sanctuary.

    a purple plushie holder
    Amazon

    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).

    14. A rotating makeup/skincare organizer ideal for freeing up space on your vanity or bathroom counter. Now you won't need a photographic memory to recall where you put your moisturizer.

    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 $27.99.

    15. A cutlery organizer that was smartly designed to save a buttload of space. Sick of fishing around a jam-packed drawer on the search for your favorite fork? Give it a cozy, reliable place to call home.

    I bought this about a year ago and I'm a little embarrassed about how often I think about it. For the first week we owned it, my boyfriend and I both commented daily on what a smart design it is, how much room it freed up in our drawer, and how we wished we knew about it sooner. If you — like me — are at that stage in your late 20s where practical, problem-solving products put a ridiculously wide smile on your face, I'm sure you'll love it.

    Promising review: "Fits my drawer like a glove AND holds my set for 12! Heavy gauge plastic construction that does not give even when fully loaded. This has opened up so much more space in my drawer making it easier to find other serving pieces and the odd items in that drawer. Love it, highly recommend it. Before purchasing, measure your drawers to make sure it will fit. I love that it can lie parallel to the drawer front. I was concerned that my flatware would stick out too tall for my stock cabinetry drawer, but that is not a problem." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.46.

    16. A set of adjustable mug organizers so you can confidently open your cupboard knowing an avalanche of mugs isn't about to fall on you. 

    The round adjustable flat organizers in blue, orange, and black, plus a before and after pic of the mugs unorganized and organized
    Amazon

    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: "I love these cup organizers. I have a small cabinet above where my coffeepot is, and these have made it a pleasure to open that cabinet. All cups are organized and easy to get to. They stay right where they should be. No more stacking them inside one another and them falling over when I opened the cabinet. I also use these for some bowls in my dish set. Works great. I just ordered a couple more, and I am going to use them for my china cabinet. I wondered when I first bought them because the price was a little high. Worth every penny and more. I can not say enough good about these." —ChefGirl

    Get a set of six (to organize 12 mugs) from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors). 

    17. An expandable, two-tier organizer because every time you put a cleaning product back in the cabinet under your kitchen sink, you have approx. one millisecond to slam the door shut before everything falls out.

    A reviewer's before photo of their disorganized cabinets
    The same reviewer's after photo which shows the cabinet organized with the two-tier shelf

    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 $20.58 (available in three finishes).

    18. An acrylic scrunchie holder so all of your accessories are kept neatly in one spot, and you don't have to go fishing around the side of your bed/couch to find discarded hair ties. 

    pink scrunchies on an acrylic scrunchie stand
    Angelle Felise Studio / Etsy

    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 $14.99+ (available in two sizes). 

    19. magnetic stove shelf on which you can stack your go-to spices, oils, and kitschy salt and pepper shakers. It's also a convenient place to dry out a turkey wishbone if your family is into that tradition. 

    a stove with the shelf along the top and spices sitting on it
    Amazon

    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). 

    20. A nonskid three-tier pantry organizer ready to save you from buying yet another thing of cinnamon because yours is seemingly off exploring Narnia.

    a buzzfeeder's pink and white pantry organizer holding various spice bottles
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    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 $9.81+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    21. A handmade acrylic sandwich bag holder you can slip in a drawer or leave propped up on your counter for ultimate convenience. It has slots for snack-, sandwich-, quart-, and gallon-sized food storage bags and the lid is held on with magnets so it's easy to refill when necessary. 

    the acrylic bag organizer in a drawer
    Vandue / Etsy

    Vandue is a San Diego, California–based small biz that specializes in handmade home decor and gifts. 

    Promising review: "Love this item. It’s awesome that it’s clear so you can see how many of each you have left. Magnets are strong. Well made!" —Tara Schmidlan

    Get it from Vandue on Etsy for $32.95