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    Updated on Jun 22, 2020. Posted on Jun 22, 2020

    23 Things From The Container Store That’ll Probably Never Stop Being Useful

    It's simple. You buy something. Use it. And then you keep on using it.

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    1. An easy-to-assemble, steel three-tier rolling cart for home offices, pantries, laundry rooms, bathrooms, or wherever you have stuff that needs organizing on-the-move.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I absolutely cannot get enough of this cart! It was easy to assemble, rolls easily in and out of spaces, and houses everything that was sitting on my bathroom counter/sink with room to spare! This has made my mornings run soooooooo much more smoothly! Get this — it will change the entire way your day starts off, for the better!" —FunLadyT

    Price: $29.99 (originally $34.99, available in multiple colors).

    2. A laundry folder, because folding T-shirts (and sweaters, pants, towels, etc.) can take way too long time and this handy gadget can speed up the entire process with more consistently neat results.

    A light gray laundry folder in the process of folding a light blue T-shirt
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this thing would help fold laundry more easily. I bought it based on the great reviews and I have to say, it really is that amazing. I was so impressed after folding the laundry I had to fold I emptied two drawers and refolded everything in those, too. I love, love how perfectly if folds everything into the same size. I cannot believe how much neater my drawers are and I didn't think they weren't neat before!" —Michie

    Price: $24.99.

    3. An odor-free compost collector that allows air to circulate (breaking down food waste more quickly) without stinking up your kitchen. Compostable bags make for easy removal and minimal cleaning. Now you've got no excuse not to compost.

    A gray plastic compost bin with lime green accents and an opened lid
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "My husband and I have been long-time composters, and we've tried everything from worm bins to designer metal buckets. We bought this composter on the off-chance that it would be easier and more effective than our current container. I cleared a space for it under our sink, and from the first hour, I loved it. Super easy to use, very little odor, and I especially love the button-opening lid. Best of all, it has large biodegradable bags that we can fill up, then put in our refrigerator until we get around to taking the compost out." —UberOrganized

    Price: $29.99.

    4. A fully-adjustable, chrome metal, folding commercial clothes rack to help with a lack of closet space, switching out and storing seasonal wardrobes, and giving house guests a classier option for their coats than "tossing it on the bed."

    Two metal clothes racks, one fully-assembled filled with clothing, the other collapsed and on the floor
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This is my second clothes rack like this coming from The Container Store. It's sturdy and folds up easily for storage. I downsized my home a few years ago and use these to switch out my seasonal clothes. They are also very handy when cleaning out my closet and easy to maneuver too. I often extend the ends out and load them up without any sagging and they're still easy to control when turning corners throughout the house." —Syrr

    Price: $49.99 (originally $69.99).

    5. A clear acrylic storage kit that's meant for makeup (includes a pencil and brush tray, a stacking tray with removable dividers, and another larger stacking tray) but can be used for jewelry, medicine cabinet storage, or whatever else that needs organizing around your home.

    Various makeup supplies neatly organized in a see-through storage kit
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "Best organizers for shallow drawers I've found. They stack nicely in regular drawers, as well, for twice the storage of the little items that seem to gather in desk drawers. The other sizes are the same 'footprint' so work well to stack together. Hope they'll expand the line for even more sizes." —Desertflower

    Price: $35.57 (for the three-piece set, also available in individual pieces).

    6. A lightweight but durable aluminum, three-step folding ladder with a handrail provided for added balance, because pulling out an actual ladder every time you need to reach the contents of your top shelves and cabinets makes absolutely no sense and standing on a kitchen chair always makes you feel like a small child.

    An unfolded metallic three-step ladder with black rubber edges and accents
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This is the best small step ladder I've ever owned — lightweight, sturdy, and with a tall 'grab-bar' for safety. One of my favorite things about this ladder that I haven't seen mentioned is that when it's collapsed for storage it will stand upright on its own." —Cawfeetalk

    Price: $63.99+ (originally $79.99+, available in two sizes).

    7. A set of three Pack-It travel cubes to make packing (and unpacking) for any trip an efficient and space-saving endeavor for your T-shirts, socks, underwear, and whatever other clothing you can roll and fold into them.

    A three-pack of black travel cubes arranged in sizes ascending order filled with clothing
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I'd been eyeing these for years and finally bought a few last year. I came back and bought even more right after my trip. They keep things *so* organized! It's much easier to pack your suitcase, and your stuff doesn't end up in a big jumble on your trip. And if you are staying somewhere with a dresser or shelves, you just pop the cubes in the drawers or on the shelves." —Agcsf

    Price: $19.56 (originally $27.95).

    8. A six-pack of self-adhesive cable clips for decluttering any home office space of messy cords or keeping wires from cosntantly slipping behind furniture. Think of all the time you'll save digging out your charger cables.

    A set of three multi-colored clips in pink, lime green, and orange, two of which are securing cables
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I have a console table/desk in the front room that has a lamp, a laptop, and speakers for an mp3 player on top. I hated that the cords hung down and were visible behind the table. I searched everywhere for a solution and came across these little gems. I attached them to the back leg and wired the cords behind the table and down the leg to an outlet. I was able to fit three cords through one clip and used two to finish the job. It worked perfectly. No more unsightly wires!" —Tomrawl

    Price: $9.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A set of five steel bookends to colorfully sort your favorite books, magazines, and paper-based reading materials with index tabs that can actually be labeled with a dry erase marker.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "These bookends are very colorful. Heavy metal, with padding, to protect surfaces and stop any unnecessary movement. I bought two packages, and couldn't be happier! Thank you for offering these items for sale." —Gentlegiant

    Price: $24.99.

    10. A case of six small drop-front shoe boxes for serious shoe collectors or sneakerheads to easily and show of their footwear collection while keeping everything clean and dust free. (Holds up to holds up to women's size 11 shoes).

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I love these shoeboxes! They make me look like I’m really good at daunting. I have a small closet, so I needed an organization solution for my shoes as they were sprawled all over the floor. These shoeboxes were the solution. Plus, the drop front makes it easy to get to the shoes I want to wear, instead of moving boxes around to open a lid." —Citylamb21

    Price: $39.99.

    11. A hair tool holder, because we all know hair dryers, curling irons, and hairbrushes have a way of making your bathroom look like a mess. Thanks its heat-resistant silicone base, you can put away and store your hot styling tools immediately.

    A curling iron, a blow-dryer, and a hair straightener secured and stored in the white hair tool holder
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I have been contemplating buying an organizer like this for a while and I'm so happy I finally did! No more hair dryers or curling irons lying all over the bathroom or tripping over their cords. It's the perfect size and easily hangs on my cabinet door. I have a big hairdryer and this organizer holds it with no problem. It is study and the cords will stay wrapped when not in use. A perfect piece for anyone's bathroom! " —AmbRizer

    Price: $19.99 (originally $24.99).

    12. A dishwasher- and microwave-safe, pinch-and-seal, Stasher silicone reusable storage bag that doesn't necessarily need to be used for food storage and meal prep (put whatever you want in there).

    Two different sizes of agave-colored storage bags, one filled with diced peppers and the other filled with a carabiner and a rope
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I used to use at least one snack-sized plastic bag every day to contain sliced mozzarella sticks for training treats for my dog. Now I just use the small-sized stasher bag. And after each use, I just wash the stasher bag in the dishwasher. It comes out clean and almost totally dry. I turn it inside out and set it upside down on a kitchen towel to be absolutely sure. I have even forgotten a bag with cheese in it, which got moldy. But the bag cleaned up perfectly without any leftover stains. I am going to try the larger sizes for sous vide cooking." —Casc

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two sizes and multiple colors).

    13. A solid-steel, deep five-drawer cabinet with label holders to organize whatever small items you place inside (including letter- and legal-sized documents). Perfect for desktops.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This perfect little drawer system is really lovely in my office. I needed something slender but with lots of storage to store my sticker and stationery collection. This was perfect. Each drawer can be labeled as well!

    The drawers are also heavy-duty! Worth the price!" —Mijavera

    Price: $99.99.

    14. A lightweight aluminum clothes drying wrack with six built-in soft-touch garment clips for securing small items and delicates so you can air-dry just about any garment and save on the electricity bill of running yet another load of clothes through the dryer.

    A metallic with gray accents drying rack with clothes hanging from it
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "A very strong and sturdy drying rack that folds up neatly. It hardly takes up any room at all because it is so slim. The hooks on the rack are very strong and you can use them for smaller clothing items such as bras or something heavier like cloth bags. The rack is able to have two sweaters lie flat to dry. Clothes can either be hung on the rack or by a hanger whichever you choose. Everything dries great, and you can then put the rack right away again." —JulesMA

    Price: $49.99.

    15. A folding trunk organizer to keep automotive supplies and groceries from rolling all over the back of your car with a divided interior and four exterior pockets for smaller items.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I have been searching for one of these ever since I purchased my SUV. The ones at the stores were short and not very good quality. I was so surprised when I opened the box and it was the right size. It's tall, sturdy, roomy, and the fact that it sticks to the carpet, preventing sliding, was a real bonus. If you are considering purchasing this, do it, you won't be disappointed." —Wfbmary

    Price: $15.99 (originally $19.99).

    16. A lightweight, easy-to-clean, (very) orange, nylon laundry travel bag for putting dirty clothes in their place whether you're on a trip, gone camping, or working out at the gym.

    A bright colored laundry bag full of clothes and also emptied and folded up in its own storage bag
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This little laundry bag really brightened up my suitcase on my last trip. Not only does it fold into almost no space, but its cheerful design really dresses up dirty laundry. It's the perfect size for one person traveling three to seven days. More people or more days and it might get quite stuffed. I love the little pouch it folds into. I bought two!" —LaineyMac

    Price: $6.99.

    17. A set of four modular metal drawer organizers which can be used together or separately, flat or stacked, to declutter any junk drawer in your home.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I bought these organizers with the intent to rearrange a drawer full of makeup in my vanity. I was so pleasantly surprised by how easily they accommodated everything from eyeshadow palettes to eyeliners and foundation tubes. Everything now has a place, and I am better able to find specific pieces in my collection. I love it!" —Sketne25

    Price: $14.99.

    18. A durable but lightweight five-section acrylic tote that holds and transports almost anything from utensils and napkins for a backyard barbecue to makeup and toiletries for those times you're getting kicked out of the bathroom.

    A side by side of the same clear tote, one filled with utensils and napkins, the other filled with makeup accessories
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I think this is one of those most versatile items I have bought at the Container Store. I have used it to organize hair supplies, small tools, a huge variety of art and office supplies. I particularly love it when working on sprawling projects that involve a lot of small items that somehow constantly disappear. While gift wrapping, it kept my tape, scissors, ribbons, and cards from disappearing. While scanning family photos it stored files of pictures, a magnifying glass for looking at negatives, photo safe pens, and a cloth for dusting the scanner. And while working on my thesis it held index cards, highlighters, multicolored pens, and candy. (The candy was the most important part)." —AnnieE

    Price: $15.99 (originally $19.99).

    19. A three-pack of lotion saver bottle couplers, because you paid a lot of money for that high-end conditioner and you're not going to waste a single drop. Also the ideal method for filling travel bottles without any of the messy spills.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "These were recommended by my hairstylist. They save a lot of product from being thrown away. I actually use to cut the used bottles open to get the last of the product out, now I just attach the bottles with these Lotion Saver Bottle Couplers and walk away and let them drain. Drains every last bit of product into the new bottle. I can see many uses for these couplers. You can even couple a small bottle to a big bottle." —Alishaba

    Price: $4.99.

    20. An air- and water-tight weathertight tote with wheels to protect nearly anything you own, from clothing to paper files, from moisture, dirt, or fabric-damaging pests and easily roll to and from storage whenever you need access.

    A clear plastic storage bin with a black handle filled with camping gear
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "High quality container for the price. I love that they are watertight. Keeps the moisture out. I love that you can see what’s in the container as well being able to move it easily because of wheels and handle. It is made of very heavy materials that won’t be cracking over time." —DoctorJP

    Price: $32.99 (originally $43.99).

    21. An eight-pocket purse file that'll hang from your closet rod while easily organizing up to eight large handbags (and even more smaller bags) making them easily accessible and visible through clear but durable plastic.

    Multiple handbags hanging in the purse file inside a closet
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I had all my bags laying around on top in the closet and they were a mess. I put them all into this handy file and my problems went away. I can fit more than one bag into the pouch, especially if they are foldable, then I can fit three bags into one. It's an excellent tool for organizing bags. Highly recommend." —Iranac33

    Price: $7.49.

    22. A collapsible linen laundry hamper with lid to make storing and eventually washing dirty clothes as easy as possible thanks to a machine-washable canvas liner that doubles as a laundry bag.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "We have two of these side by side so we can sort laundry on the go. They look nice and have held up well. When it’s time to do a load of laundry, I just grab the whole bag from the bin. Super easy to get the bag back in. We usually keep the lids off, but lids are nice to have when I want the room to look polished/clean (for company, etc.) Now if I could just keep my kids from climbing inside of them!" —CaraMH

    Price: $52.49.

    23. A two-pack of BluApple Produce fresh guards for prolonging the life of all your fruits and veggies by absorbing ethylene gas to slow down their premature ripening, whether you store said produce in the fridge or out on the counter.

    Two blue plastic apples with ventilation holes on top and on bottom
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I have had BluApple for approximately three months. This product has made a noticeable difference in the fruits and vegetables. The extended life of the produce makes my trips to the grocery store less frequent. Huge bonus! Prior to the BluApple, I was having to throw away too many vegetables, which was just a shame. I located refills at The Container Store and will now always have this product on hand." —Nastcu

    Price: $9.99.

    Any of these products will be super useful to you in the days, weeks, months, and even years to come. So you should probably just do what the assassin lady says.

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