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    Updated on Aug 21, 2020. Posted on Aug 8, 2020

    32 Brilliant Storage Products You'll Be Kicking Yourself You Didn't Think Of First

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    1. A hanger stacker, for when you realize, "hmm, maybe ignoring the massive pile in my closet isn't the best storage solution??"

    Promising review: "I grew tired of throwing my empty hangers into a pile in my closet. They would get all tangled up and really frustrated the heck out of me every time I had to put away clothes! This hanger stacker seemed like an easy solution and boy, was I right! It assembles really easily (just two screws and an Allen wrench) and it is good at keeping my hangers organized. Buy one — you won't regret it!" —Bubbles456

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50.

    2. A shower curtain liner with pockets so you can take advantage of every last inch of storage space your cramped bathroom offers.

    Shower curtain liner with pockets containing brushes and grooming products

    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 $15.

    Read our full review of the shower curtain liner with pockets (#2).

    3. A "Spicy Shelf" to see exactly what's in your cupboards without too much squinting and rearranging.

    Spices lined up on Spicy Shelf in cabinet

    Promising review: "I finally got tired of searching for the right spices in my cupboard and began searching for a solution. My spices are in a 16"-wide upper cabinet next to my stove. I love a particular brand of spice and will buy containers and refill bags to refill the bottle. My cabinet was overflowing. With this I was able to fit all my spices on the racks along with things in the middle and on the bottom. I relocated the bags that are not used but to fill the containers when empty to the shelf above so the majority of my bottles are visible! It was easy to put together and adjust the size. I love the finished organization!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    4. A hanging organizer tray if you feel like storage units never offer a great spot to store your wallets and handbags.

    Clear hanging organizer tray holding handbags

    Promising review: "Sooo many uses for this great hanging shelf. I use mine to store vitamin bottles, medicine, and other things that I never had a home for until now! Good clearance between existing shelf and this one." —Everydayme

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A toilet paper holder that'll double as a shelf for resting your phone.

    A toilet paper holder with a shelf on top

    Promising review: "Got to say this craftsmanship that went into making this is awesome! I used to be a machinist and it was deburred all around to a very smooth edge and just tooled excellently!" —Jerry

    Get it from Amazon for $24.60+ (available in five colors).

    6. A floating shelf — with an emphasis on the "floating." This one actually conceals every trace of hardware to create the illusion of levitating books.


    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately 5-7 hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $19.82 (for three).

    7. A garage door rack designed to hold all your fishing rods and/or gardening tools that would otherwise be tossed haphazardly in a closet.

    Brooms and rakes attached to garage door rack

    And yes, if you were wondering, you can still raise and lower your garage door while it's in use.

    Promising review: "What a great product and what great customer service. I have been looking for a way to store my fishing rods so they won't break. This worked perfectly. I will buy more of these and spread them around my garage door. Before you order make sure you measure your garage panels as they are all different and you must specify the size of your panel. if you have a problem, call customer service and they will bend over backwards help you. Highly recommend. I'm a very satisfied customer" —Jaykalish

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    8. A multi-slotted battery organizer so you don't have to dig through a junk drawer and unearth three stray Tylenols, a nickel, and a crumpled CVS receipt before finding your stash.,

    Promising review: "We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich baggies in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day, I decided to reorganize — I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I'll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized and this is a huge plus." —FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A plastic bag and bottle dryer that can be folded up and stored inside a drawer or hung from the eyelet dowel when not in use.

    A plastic bag and bottle dryer on kitchen counter

    Promising review: "Not a very complicated product, you're thinking, right? And who needs a wooden-fingered stand that simply holds an upside-down plastic sack, right? And it costs 20 bucks. 'Hmmm,' you're thinking. You'd never spend 20 bucks when you could just dry your bags with a towel. Or throw them away once you've used them. But wait — this really is a good product and worth the money. Wash the bag, hang it on the wooden dryer, and you've just saved a plastic bag from a landfill for as many times as the bag holds up. This holder doesn't take up much space, it's nicely made, and it's low-tech. A very pleasant thing to have on your counter." —Deborah Gardner Conta

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    10. A dish and hook to drop your essentials in when you come home from work (a sliding piece attached to the back mounts directly onto the wall).

    Multi-colored dish hooks mounted on wall
    Scandinavian Design Center

    Get it from Scandinavian Design Center for $46+ (available in five colors).

    11. A leaning ladder you can use to hang throw blankets, scarves, belts, and other accessories on without looking like a total mess.

    Leaning ladder holding purse and scarves

    Promising review: "I'm one of those 'I wore it once and it's not ready to wash yet' people. This ladder is perfect for draping shirts instead of in a pile. Such a simple idea. At first it was awkward assembling it until I figured out to attach all one side's rungs first; do not try to do one rung at a time on both sides. It's lightweight and has good soft tips at the top and bottom. I love the black and the wooden rung at the top." —amazed

    Get it from Amazon for $50+ (available in white and black).

    12. A tip-out tray for your cleaning supplies, if you have those false drawers under your sink that aren't pulling much weight.

    Tip-out tray attached to sink revealing sponges

    Promising review: "We remodeled our kitchen and have been trying to find ways to create more storage space and be more organized. This kit works out perfectly to make use of the false drawers in front of the sink. They were super easy to install — it only took me 10 minutes." —Z Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50+ (available in two sizes).

    13. An upright spiral fruit basket that'll give you art *and* smart vertical storage in one shiny package.

    An upright spiral fruit basket in stainless steel

    Promising review: "My family and I like this better than a fruit bowl . . . aside from the interesting display factor, it's also easier to see how much fruit you have left than having to peer into and/or root around in the fruit bowl." —The CB Hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.66+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A collapsible storage bin, if you've bin there done that with clunky storage containers.

    group of various sized bings holding miscellaneous objects
    MoMA Design Store

    Get it from MoMA Design Store for $10+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    15. A washer-friendly sock organization system (equipped with clips and locks), because your least favorite part of doing laundry — hands down — is scavenging for lost mates.

    Model holding socks attached to rod

    Promising review: "If you're tired of sorting and pairing socks, then you need this product. I ordered a set for me (one for clean socks and one for dirty socks). The stocks stayed secured in and out of the wash cycle and dried well. Great idea for each family member, travelers, and kids going off to college. Can be used for more than just socks. Think scarves, gloves, etc." —valueval

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in pink, red, blue, and dark blue).

    16. A wall-mounted drying rack that's pretty darn discreet for being attached to your wall.

    Wall mounted drying rack with shirt on it
    Pottery Barn

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $49.50 (available in charcoal and gray).

    17. Or, a hanging three-tiered drying surface if messing with hardware is a hard no.

    Three-tiered drying surface with sweater and shirt on top

    Promising review: "I have had one of these for about a year and I love it so much and use it so often that I bought a second one. This is wonderful for hanging sweaters, undergarments, special clothing that cannot be dried, etc. In a family of four, we almost always have all six layers filled (we have two pieces at three layers each)." —Janet K Johnston

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors)

    18. A nursery organizer and diaper caddy, so everything can be within arm's reach when disaster strikes.

    Nursery organizer and diaper caddy attached to crib

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best quality. The material is top of the line and it's not just some cardboard on each shelf, it's sturdy and holds the weight. The best part is you have the option to hang it two ways, with straps or loops, but either way it's built for support and will hold all the things you need. In my opinion, this is the only one I'd recommend to any mother." —Kasey King

    Get it from Amazon for $25.92.

    19. A punching bag–shaped laundry bag, because if you're mad about having to trek to a laundromat, you might as well channel that anger into something productive (like, say, a career in boxing).

    Punching bag shaped laundry bag

    Promising review: "I needed two things out of a laundry bag: something that could fit three to four loads and something that was not just flimsy canvas or cloth. This checked both of those boxes. The bag is adorable in that it is made to resemble a punching bag (and I often show aggression toward my laundry as it is my least favorite chore) and has a durable PVC bottom so even when you set it on a concrete laundromat floor, it protects your clothes and holds up to wear and tear. Worth the price for sure!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $26.25+ (available in black and brown)

    20. A "Rebin" — that's a 100% recycled plastic bin for your recycling — to make your paper corner as tidy as possible in the lead-up to recycling day.

    Recycled multi-colored plastic bins grouped together
    MoMA Design Store

    Get it from MoMA Design Store for $74 (available in three colors).

    21. A magnetic wall pocket strip — a creative alternative to the traditional shelf — that'll hold your photos, bills, or keepsakes.

    Magnetic wall pocket strip with keys hanging and notebooks in slot
    The Container Store

    Get it from The Container Store for $15.99.

    22. A set of plates with built-in slots to hold your stemware, so you don't have to worry about losing your champagne glass at the next function.

    Wooden plate with built-in slot with wine glass hanging from it

    Promising review: "They exceeded my expectations. They are attractive, sturdy yet lightweight. These will be great for informal entertaining in home, outside, or even poolside. The cut out securely holds a wine glass and the cocktail area is sufficient for cheese, fruit, and/or other nibbles." —Cynthia J. Salim

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95 (for four).

    23. A slide-out storage tower, if you've ever wondered what to do with that oddly narrow space between your washer and dryer.

    Narrow slide-out storage unit on wheels between washer dryer.

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this item. It was a snap to put together (pun sort of intended). Assembly only took a couple of minutes. It glides easily on the wheels. It is very thin (~ 5in), but that's how it is described and is precisely what I needed." —Lake

    Get it from Amazon for $29.76+ (available in black and white).

    24. A wall-mounted shallow cabinet that's ideal for holding your shoes if you're not super fond of displaying them on a free-standing rack.


    Get a set of two from Ikea for $24.99.

    25. A set of "lid masters" to snugly stack all the stray lids cluttering your kitchen cabinets (and falling on you every time you open the door).


    Get it from Food52 for $40+ (for a set of four; also available in sets of six and eight).

    26. A set of magnetic spice jar dispensers, so you'll never have to ask where the salt went ever again.

    A set of magnetic spice jars attached to fridge

    Promising review: "Finally!!! We searched for a long time for spice jars that would hold a nice amount of spices. These are perfect! With a pour or sprinkle option, window to see the spice level, strong magnet, and space-saving square shape! We planned to just put our 'popular' spices in them but we love them so much we are buying another set so we can have all our spices organized!!" —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in sets of 6, 12, and 24).

    27. Or, a spice rack drawer organizer if you prefer to keep your spices concealed (but still perfectly tidy).

    Spice rack drawer organizer with four rows of spices

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! The fact that they are so customizable allows you to cut them for any drawer size! I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for-sure buy!" —momonono

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (for a 10-ft roll).

    28. A bed for your kitchen sponge, because even your long-lived plate scrubber could use some back support.

    Small plastic bed frame holding kitchen sponge

    Promising review: "If Ratatouille breaks into my house and starts cooking wonderful meals, he'll now have a place to rest." —Reginald Superior

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    29. A pack of Q-hooks — a literal twist on the classic S-hook — so your clothing will actually stay put on the rod when you go to grab an item.

    Q-shaped hooks attached to rod in blue, white, and pink
    Nak Nak

    Get a pack of three from Nak Nak for $18.

    30. A two-tier storage shelf to teach you to stop cutting corners and use your kitchen corners.

    Two-tier storage shelf in corner of kitchen

    Get it from Amazon for $21.20.

    31. A sheep toilet paper holder that'll also hold your guest's attention.

    Sheep shaped toilet paper holder

    Promising review: "After using the bathroom, my husband sought me out to inform me that he loves this product. He was so delighted, and I was surprised at his reaction to the toilet paper holder. We use to stack our TP on top of the toilet tank. Easy to put together, and stands on floor. It holds lots of TP, and best of all, it is cute." —Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    32. And an acrylic collator bookend – in addition to propping up your books, it can also hold papers and folders for you in its built-in slots.

    Acrylic collator bookend with folders and magazines

    Get a set of two from Food52 for $48.

    And check out these other amazing bookends you'll want to add to your shelf immediately.

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