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

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

    the lid organizer holding many different sized lids
    Amazon

    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 $12.99+ (available in four sizes).

    2. 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 $179.99 (available in two colors).

    3. 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 😬.

    a before shot of a cluttered broom corner and after shot of brooms and mops hanging from the tool holder
    amazon.com

    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.

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

    a metal shelf holding books and other items discreetly under a desk
    boldmfg

    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).

    5. A cute and compact toiletries organizer for anyone who is tired of shoving their skincare products into plastic bags every time you go away for the weekend. These babes are sturdy enough for home and travel!

    Amazon

    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 $7.89+ (available in four colors).

    6. 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.

    the organizer holding a hair brush and hair dryer
    Amazon

    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 $12.99 (available in seven finishes).

    7. A sturdy 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 $99.99.

    8. 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.

    a before and after shot of closet stuff with blankets and the closet organized with blankets in the space saver bags
    amazon.com

    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.

    9. 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!

    the drawer inserts organizing underwear bras and other clothing
    Amazon

    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 $14.97.

    10. 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!

    the shower curtain in use
    Amazon

    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 $15.

    11. A clever slide-out storage tower to give you plenty of storage space where there was once none at all!

    the shelf pulled out from a crevice
    Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Fit half my cabinet in there. It's easy to move and easy to build. Quick. Sturdy. I already recommended to five people! Love it." —Dominique Rouhana

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. 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).

    Amazon

    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 $11.99+ (available in sizes S–L and five colors).

    13. A genius tea bag organizer, because there's little point in sipping stress relief tea if it takes you 10 minutes to find the tea bag you want...

    the tea bag organizer in use
    Amazon

    Guilty as charged.

    Promising review: "I love tea. In fact, I don't drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn't take a lot of room. Love it. It's my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one." —Kasia K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (stores up to 120 tea bags).

    14. 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.

    a reviewer's photo of the shelf in their kitchen with a toaster under it
    amazon.com

    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 $21+ (available in two shapes).

    15. An adorable rainbow hanging pod I'm obsessed with and am ordering in every color, thanks!

    four rainbow pods of various colors hanging from a rack
    Etsy

    Get it from Feeding Pickle on Etsy for $45.99.

    16. A 24-pocket shoe organizer that can also be a handy way to store extra pantry items, tolietries, eletronics, and more!

    a series of reviewer photos showing the organizer holding shoes, electronics, pantry items, and cleaning supplies
    amazon.com

    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 $9.87+ (available in three colors).

    17. A U-shaped shelf rack here to take the chaos out of the way you store your spices. These shelves stack on top of each other, and you can customize the height to accommodate various sized bottles.

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    Promising review: "Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99.

    18. 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!

    the container in use with folded clothes inside of it
    Amazon

    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 $27.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A two-in-one pet feeder that'll store your pup's food until dinner time.

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    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in three sizes and in four colors).

    20. An over-the-door storage basket you can use for a trash receptacle, or to store your trash bags/kitchen wraps.

    Amazon

    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).

    21. A clever invisible bookshelf that'll give your space a minimalist, magical vibe all while safely storing your books.

    books stacked up against the wall seemingly floating
    Etsy

    Get it from retrograndma on Etsy for $14.99.

    22. 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!

    a reviewer's photo of the dresser in use
    amazon.com

    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 $74.99 (available in 15 colors).

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

    the hamper
    Target

    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 $14.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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 $14.13.

    25. And 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 $124.99.

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

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