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    22 Genius Pieces Of Furniture That’ll Conceal Clutter With Minimal Effort

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    1. A set of cube shelves because they're an amazing open- and closed-storage solution. Put a few baskets in there to style your mess or stack a few units together to divide a room.

    reviewer's cube shelves being used for a coffee and snack station

    Promising review: "I am crazy about these. I've had them for years and use them as a TV stand and leave one vertical piece out so I have a spot for my Blu-Ray player and DVR. It's still nice and sturdy. The fabric drawers never hold up well for me, but I have cats that think these are here for their claw-sharpening needs, so that shortens their lifespan dramatically (of the drawers, not my cats!). I finally came up with a solution and made drawer 'fronts' with extra peel-'n'-stick vinyl floor tiles I had, some decorative heavy-duty paper, and some knobs. I just attach them via the knobs to the front of the fabric drawers and voilà. The cats leave them alone and I love love love how it looks. Now the front stays nice and straight even when the fabric drawer behind it is bloated and warped. My DIY artsy-fartsy crafty side is loving how customizable these can be. So many ideas! My TV weighs 67 lbs and these have no problem supporting it. I do recommend securing them to the wall especially if you're in an earthquake-prone place like me. I have about four of these throughout my home. They are amazing space savers. I get compliments on them all the time and can't recommend them enough." —messy

    Get it from Amazon for $32.45+ (available in eight sizes and seven colors).

    2. A handy mobile shelf that'll squeeze the most out of those teeny crevices in your home. You can store canned food, seasonings, hair supplies, accessories — anything really. With four wheels, this mobile unit is totally easy to move.

    Promising review: "Excellent storage space. I cleared up two kitchen shelves by moving items to this unit. Place heavy items on the bottom so that it is not top-heavy. The shelves are deep so it’s not practical to place short-size items. I used oatmeal boxes, cereal boxes, protein shakes, and my collection of gluten-free flours." —Shark

    Get it from Amazon for $30.46.

    3. An indoor storage bench perfect for those in desperate need of extra seating and a place to store towels, magazines, or other things you don't feel like displaying.

    Promising review: “Great buy. I thought it would be flimsy since it was inexpensive but that's not the case. I have received many compliments and feel secure when I sit on it. I use it for the foot of my bed and it matched perfectly with my charcoal fabric headboard. This ottoman has exceeded my expectations.” —SARAH

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four styles, two sizes, and five colors).

    4. And an outdoor storage bench for your tiny patio that somehow always seems to get messy. Store your drinkware, speakers, and a space heater in here — and then sit on it.


    Promising review: "I needed a bench for the front of my house that can store kids' toys and look nice. It holds way more toys then I was expecting! Feels sturdy when I sit on it. Brown did look really dark to me, like black, but overall I'm happy with my purchase." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. A three-drawer dresser because when's the last time you saw one with so many color options? It's portable, effective, and begging to store miscellaneous items in your home.,

    Promising review: “I did not want to buy a dresser since all of my clothes mostly fit in my closet. I didn't have anywhere to put my socks, underwear, and bras and didn't want to just leave them in piles in my closet like a weirdo. I found this and it works exactly as I expected it to. It was incredibly easy to put together. Its stable enough to place humidifiers or lamps on top of if desired. No complaints at all. My clothes are now neatly tucked away without the need for a heavy, giant dresser.” —Riss

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99 (available in 19 colors). There's also a shorter two-drawer style for $38.99 (available in 15 colors) and a taller four-drawer style for $48.99 (available in 8 colors).

    6. Or a mid-century modern dresser for people in search of something a little more high-end but does the same thing.

    The dresser with geometrically textured white drawers next to a bed

    Promising review: “It's absolutely gorgeous in person. I almost did not buy it because it is a little pricey but I am so glad that I did. I find myself smiling at it when I see it because it is just so pretty.” —Lindsay 

    Get it from Target for $270.

    7. A useful end table waste bin you can use in the bathroom so you won't have to reach across the room to dispose of feminine products and it'll hide the trash.,

    Promising review: "This Yamazaki 'Tower Side Table and Trash Can' fits beautifully between my sofa and my bookcase/storage cabinet, where no other side table would. I found it easy to line it with a grocery/trash bag and to put it together. It supports a 2-lb tabletop reading lamp and that leaves just enough space to charge my 5.5"x8" tablet. Great design, lightweight, attractive, and functional." —Ingrid

    Get it from Amazon for $48 (available in two colors).

    8. A wicker patio storage bin since those summer pool accessories gotta go somewhere. It's getting cold; use this to keep your floaties and garden supplies safe.

    Promising review: "I love these deck boxes. I don't have a garage and was leaving outdoor furniture in the backyard during the winter. I finally decided to invest in two of these boxes, one for my lower deck and one for my upstairs deck. It was fairly simple to put together and only took about 10 minutes. I store cushions, outdoor tools, grill equipment, etc. They seem to be waterproof but I decided to buy the covers anyway and actually just bought a third box. Loved buying online since my car is really small and there is no way one of these boxes would ever fit. Couldn't be happier!" —Randy

    Get it from Amazon for $132.11+ (available in three colors and with or without a cover).

    9. A velvet storage ottoman with lovely hairpin legs for a more modern vibe. Since the lid turns into a tray, you can use this as an end table or a nightstand.

    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 $49.99+ (available in eight colors).

    10. A minimal floating bedside drawer to put the finishing touches on a perfect bedroom. This is a great option if you'd rather keep your floor space clear.

    Floating bedside drawer in bedroom
    Etsy / Urbansize

    Promising Review: "I absolutely love my new floating bedside drawer! Beautiful construction. Solid wood. Fantastic paint. So functional and beautiful. I was amazed at how quickly it shipped from UK to eastern US. Three days! Very simple installation. I highly recommend this piece and Urbansize." —Denise

    Urbansize is a woman-owned small business based in London, founded by Sallie Agnihotri. It specialize in stylish furniture for small spaces.

    Get it from Urbansize on Etsy for $127.86+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

    11. And if you love that, you'll adore the floating media stand since furniture legs just add unnecessary visual weight in your otherwise clear space. Now you can hide game consoles, cable boxes, and controllers without spending $$$ on a credenza.

    The vintage brown console which has three open shelves and a closed center compartment

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for in a product to free up floor space. Everything fits inside perfectly and the clutter is gone. The product arrived on time and met my expectations. I would definitely recommend for anyone that is looking to create a better TV accessory experience. Remotes and other small items can fit on top or side shelves. I get so many compliments." —Enjoyce

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    12. A space-saving Murphy bed to look like a shelf during the day but transform into a comfortable bed when you need to rest. It's made of genuine birchwood, unlike most beds on the market., Lori Beds

    Promising review: "After researching several wall beds, my wife saw this one online which was much more affordable and still looked great. If you don't need the lifting mechanism in the more expensive beds, in other words, if you can lift the bed up yourself or with a partner this is a great option. Also, the directions and the video are so easy to follow, anyone can put this together easily in one day. I would recommend this bed to anyone looking for an affordable wall bed. This enabled us to be able to actually use our guest room for other things when we don't have any guests, which is almost all of the time." —T Pacitti

    Lori Beds is a small, family-owned and operated business dedicated to help people get the most out of their living spaces. They manufacture easy-to-use Murphy beds and have partnered with the Eden Reforestation Project to replant forests since 2016.

    Get it from Lori Beds for $799+ (available in two sizes, two orientations, and four colors).

    13. Or a sleek, easy-assemble Thuma Bed with 9 inches of space underneath, i.e., an excellent under-bed storage opportunity.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    I put this bed together on a whim since it's supposed to be easy to assemble. For the price, I figured I should be able to put it together at 8 p.m. with my two remaining brain cells. It took me no more than 20 minutes to build the bed. No cap. For the record, I’m about 5'6" and not amazing with tools. The bed is so gorgeous. I love that it’s made of real wood and not particle board. By far, the most difficult part was taking apart my recycled Ikea bed. That disassembling process made me appreciate how much Thuma’s bed truly prioritizes the user’s experience. Although it costs a month’s rent, the bed is definitely a solid investment. Plus, Thuma has Affirm to lessen the initial financial blow. I have no notes and no critiques because putting this together couldn’t have been any easier. If the company released a bag or case to protect the wood/pillow board during moves, I would buy it.

    Promising review: "I love this frame. ZERO-hardware install was super easy and great for moving from one room or house to another. The ground clearance is great for our dog bed and our robot vacuum. You can really tell the quality of the wood that is used. The joints fit together so perfectly. I LOVE THIS FRAME!" —Jesse C.

    Get it from Thuma for $895 (available in sizes twin–king and two colors).

    14. Or! A storage bed with massive drawers in case your bedroom only has room for a bed. Too big? Use a honeycomb or drawer organizer to keep everything together.

    The bed with a drawer pulled out

    Promising review: "This is a great bed for the price. The headboard and footboard is lightly padded and smoothly covered. The frame is metal and bolts together creating a sturdy bed. The slats are secured in place with plastic fasteners; past reviews noted they break easily. If you install them properly and don't try to pull them back out of the frame then they are no problem at all. Most beds have slats that aren't secured anyway. The drawers are okay. They have a metal frame covered with a heavy-duty plastic/vinyl and a fabric drawer front that matches the head and footboard. The drawer is not on a track. However, it has a bolt that slides into a keyhole on the side rail of the bed and secures the drawer in place. I have provided photos. The reviews on the drawers almost convinced me to bypass the purchase of this bed. The drawers are not a concern for me, they will definitely be used for clothing and should hold up fine if used properly. The label indicates a max of 40 lbs per drawer. I wouldn't push it that far. I was very pleased with this bed so I have purchased another." —MAMAROCKS

    Get it from Amazon for $364.98 (available in five colors and sizes twin–king).

    15. A litter box enclosure so the litter box stays out of sight and out of...smell. The enclosure is also a bench, so it'll be less obvious that you have pets running your home.

    The product with a litterbox inside and cushion on top

    Consider this yet another place for your cat to avoid you.

    Promising review: "Looks really good, easy to build, and can blend in with furniture. Also can’t tell it’s a litter box enclosure for people who are looking for that. Also if you have small children can be really useful." —Joyce

    Get it from Wayfair for $83.73+ (originally $129.99; available in seven colors).

    16. A helpful coatrack to adorn your entryway and welcome you back home. Pick up the coats, accessories, and shoes strewn everywhere and put them here.

    reviewer photo of a coat rack with bags hanging on the racks and shoes on the shelves

    Promising review: "This coatrack looks great with its black metal frame and dark wood platform. Fits perfectly in my narrow entryway and provides much-needed storage even with its compact design. Easily fits about six to eight pairs of shoes on the bottom two platforms. The rack holds several of my girlfriend's purses, and my messenger bag, with ease. I'm very impressed with how sturdy it is!" —Zachary

    Get it from Amazon for $70.99+ (available in three colors).

    17. An over-the-toilet shelving unit where you can put toilet paper because the nearest pantry is on the other side of the house. I'd pay for this just so I didn't have to see my skincare products.


    Promising review: "This unit is well made and has added much needed storage space to our bathroom." —Anonymous

    Get it from Wayfair for $164.99+ (originally $205.47; available in two finishes).

    18. A storage closet just in case you got a converted room that doesn't have a closet. It'll also work in kitchens and garages that lack closed storage space.

    It's so easy to assemble, it only requires a screwdriver and hammer.

    Promising review: "Our pantry is a little tiny thing and we needed more storage and wanted enclosed storage so we don't have to look at everything. I've put together a lot of furniture through the years and I have to say this was one of the easiest things I've ever assembled. It has a nice, clean, simple look and fits perfectly on the one wall where we wanted additional storage. All the shelves are adjustable/removable and it really holds a lot of stuff. Extremely happy with this purchase and wondering if there is somewhere else in the house we might need one." —Shannon Planer

    Get it from Amazon for $169.66+ (available in six colors and three configurations).

    19. A convenient vanity set to dedicate space for getting cute every day. Once you're done, simply toss everything into the desk. Plus, it comes with a seat!

    reviewer photo of a black vanity table with flip up mirror and products on top, with a stool tucked underneath

    The set includes a vanity table with a flip-top mirror and a cushioned stool.

    Promising review: "Love this desk/vanity. It is the perfect edition to my bedroom, which is fairly small with limited space. Not only is it cute and goes with the aesthetic of my room, but I now have a vanity that doubles as a laptop/writing desk! There is a lot of space within the three compartments and the mirror easily flips up and down. Assembly was very simple and there were no missing pieces." —Lindsay Baird

    Get it from Amazon for $105.99+ (available in three colors).

    20. Or an asymmetrical vanity desk that holds your stuff with a little extra flair. If you have a smaller bedroom, you should seriously consider buying this.

    The product holding makeup, a mirror, and a desktop

    Promising review: "The design of this piece is wonderful and so practical. A beautiful, modern vanity with storage, as well as the perfect writing desk, or computer desk. Works out fantastic for doing hair and makeup to homework and crafts. I'm very happy with this purchase." —Lorri Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    21. A compact file cabinet to give your important documents a permanent home. Unlike most file cabinets, this one doesn't look like it came straight out of the 1980s.

    Promising review: "I purchased this because of the size, and I am pleasantly shocked at the available storage in this little cabinet. It is well constructed and seems pretty sturdy. It has four casters, two of which are locking, and one smaller caster located on the bottom drawer that you will need to install (VERY EASILY DONE). Also comes with two keys to lock up your items." —Brian Hutchens

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in six colors).

    22. A faux-marble desk with two very large pockets to hide your WFH tornado. Trust me, this is a lot easier to clean than real marble.

    Reviewer's desk is in the corner of a living room

    Promising review: "GET IT! I was looking for a desk to spice up my room and this is IT! It came pretty much assembled and all I did was attach the legs so it took about 30 minutes total from unpacking it to putting on the legs. Stunning piece and it is very sturdy. I love the way it complements the room!!" —Emely

    Get it from Amazon for $97.57+ (available in three colors).

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