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    24 Simple Storage Products You've Probably Needed For Years

    The simpler the better, especially when it comes to organization.

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    1. A set of plastic canisters with gold lids that will make you feel like you're in a 5-star hotel every time you reach for a cotton swab.

    large, medium, and small clear jars with a gold lids sitting full of bath bombs, cotton balls, and cotton swabs

    Promising review: "The small, medium, and large sizes were absolutely perfect. They look well put together and are perfect for organizing the bathroom while giving it a more elegant look." —Nikki

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five lid colors).

    2. A multipurpose terracotta bowl perfect for putting next to your front door to store keys and other little objects or even to use in your kitchen to store produce.

    three sizes of flat-bottom vertical wall shallow bowls that are terracotta on the outside and white on the inside with onions in one

    Jungalow is a Black woman-owned business started by designer Justina Blakeney. Their mission is to sustainably make your space more creative and inspirational.

    Get it from Jungalow for $35+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A bathroom organizer so all of your precious skincare items can have a place to call their own. It also has a slot for your phone so you can re-watch an episode of Selling Sunset while you work through your half-hour regimen.

    wall organizer with ta op bin filled with products, hooks below and a towel rod in the front with a place to set a phone

    The organizer comes with adhesive, which will attach it to the wall and and allow it to be removed without damage.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing shelf. It helps you to organize all the bathroom stuff. The adhesive works perfectly. It's very strong, capable of holding a lot of bottles. A big plus is that you don't have to drill holes to install it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.59+ (available in three colors).

    4. Reusable twist ties to get all of your spare cords and wires in order. Finally, you don't have to untie 50 knots just to use your micro-USB.,

    Promising review: "These are fantastic little things; they're lightweight but feels quite sturdy. I have been using some this last month (tie/untie each day), and they still look as new. I think these will hold up really well." —emleigha

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $2.98.

    5. A stacked silverware tray that will keep your flatware in place and won't take up your entire drawer. That's precious real estate!

    grey rectangular with four different sections and silverware in each

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! I bought two for a standard silverware set to fit in my drawer that is 3 inches deep. This way, they are not overloaded. They are compact and look so nice. I had plenty of room for another tray to keep things organized. I recommended to a friend, and she purchased two as well!" —Alexandra Harkins

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors and five sizes).

    6. An airtight pantry-organizing container set if the quarantine baking stuck and you've been longing for a way to keep your massive amount of dry goods tidy.

    five transparent, stackable pop-lock lid containers with two small, two medium, and one large

    Promising review: "When you use OXO products, you know to expect quality and these storage containers did not disappoint! You get five containers in four sizes that perfectly vacuum seal to protect your food. The sizes are useful and versatile, and the airtightness means no worrying about pests. While these are recommended for storing dry goods, I put some liquid (olives and brine) in one of them to REALLY test the seal. Even when you turn it upside-down, no liquid leaks out. Another nice feature is that you can partially disassemble the lid by removing the white plastic piece on top of the gasket, allowing you to completely clean the gasket. I tried this on the container with the olives, and it worked perfectly. The entire container has no residual smell. Overall, if you want the best in food storage containers, these OXO containers are absolutely essential!" —Emi A

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $49.95 (available in eight size configurations).

    Check out this BuzzFeed Editor's glowing review on the containers for more info!

    7. A set of two-tone jute baskets that's just the start of replacing all of your unattractive storage solutions with chic but equally practical ones.

    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that carries eclectic decor that elevates your space and will make you fall in love with your home. Every purchase also comes with a free email styling session! Such an amazing service you should totally take advantage of.

    Get them from Effortless Composition for $24.

    8. Refrigerator storage bins so you can finally see *everything* you have. No more running to the store for eggs when it turns out you already have a dozen hidden wayyyy in the back., Amazon

    The set includes two wide drawers, two narrow drawers, a can dispenser, and an egg drawer.

    Promising review: "The containers are sturdy and work great! Before my fridge looked like a mess you'd find on an episode of Hoarders — now we're ready for a photo shoot with Martha Stewart! Perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, but truly, I couldn't get a bottle of salad dressing out before without putting three jars of jelly on the counter, knocking over a bottle of ketchup, and stepping on the dog. Now I just open the fridge, pull out the drawer, and take what I need. The dog never even has time to get underfoot!" —hari sharma

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99.

    9. An adhesive ledge shelf set that'll look right at home wherever you put it with its minimalist deign and neutral palette.


    The shelves has a self-adhesive plate to use on smooth wall surfaces but also come with screws if you want to install them on a rough or uneven surface.

    Promising review: "These looks so good, are super easy to install, and are highly functional. The end of my kitchen counter always had keys, phones, whatever, and now, it’s clear." —TC&Mina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. A set of Command hooks to use as instant, damage-free wall organization. I always keep a hearty stash of these in case I simply NEED to display necklaces, make a key hook, or hang a towel in a more convenient spot to tidy things up.,

    Promising review: "We do not have a closet near our front door and needed a simple way to allow guests to hang their coats during a visit. These hooks worked and, because of the white color, are not noticeable when not in use. They even allow me to hang my purse temporarily from time-to-time. Because we are renting, I am super happy that they can be removed without damage and reused again in the future." —L. K. Lawson

    Get a seven-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A bottle rack for finally organizing the unstable mountain of reusable water bottles in the house. How have you acquired so many?!

    six water bottles stacked two by three in a clear plastic rack

    Promising review: "I love love love this product! I love water bottles and have acquired a ridiculous amount! The whole top of my cupboard was full of a super messy pile of bottles that were always rolling out. My cupboard is so so so much better! The water bottles look great and they don't fall out on me anymore! It is amazing! And I love that it holds so many!" —Hm247

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    12. A shower caddy so you can finally clear your products off the tub wall and store your them in a nice, reachable place. The specific "the shampoo bottle fell into the tub and it scared me" scream will never be heard again.

    brown metallic over-shower-head rack with two racks and many hooks

    The caddy fits most shower heads and has lower suction cups to prevent it from moving.

    Promising review: "This shower caddy looks very elegant — the finish is quite beautiful and is perfect in size for my needs, (bar of soap, face wash, bath pouf, shampoo/conditioner). If you don't have a lot of stuff, it would work well for a couple as well, I think. The company was quick to respond to a question I had, so in addition to designing a functional and elegant product, customer service was great. (It might sound sad to hear this, but getting this item and seeing how well it looked in my shower was one of the highlights of my week.)" —Sam I Am

    Get it from Amazon for $22.70+ (available in eight finishes).

    13. A wire basket to store bathroom or kitchen linens in a way that shows off how cute they are.

    reviewer's wire basket with handles filled with hand towels next to a sink

    Promising review: "This basket is cute and functional. I love it — we use it for hand towels so we don't have to keep buying so many paper towels!" —Theresa Hess

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in small and medium and in black and brown).

    14. A set of two wood-top shelf risers with steel rungs and a wood top so you can make the most of your shelf space. Do you know what that means? You get to buy even *more* novelty coffee mugs.

    a shelf riser in a cabinet with plates underneath and glasses on top
    Open Spaces

    Promising review: "These are wonderful. I was able to reduce clutter and expand our workable counter space in a tiny NYC kitchen with one of these. The other I'm planning to use on our desk to straighten it up. They have a great design and are a well-made product." —Laurel T.

    Get them from Open Spaces for $54.

    15. A set of colorful enameled stainless-steel tins with airtight lids that can store anything from tea to pasta to Lego bricks in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible.

    yellow, pink, blue, and green rectangular tins with lids in a darker color with dry pasta in one
    MoMA Design Store

    Promising review: "These are highly functional, but the best part is how gorgeous all four colors look lined up in a row. I appreciate the aesthetic of elevating everyday basics into something pretty." —Jocelyn

    Get a set of four from the MoMA Design Store for $36 (also sold individually for $10 each).

    16. A six-hanging purse organizer so you can store your bags somewhere other than inside one enormous bag, making them much more accessible and less squished.

    reviewer's fabric hanger in a closet with four full compartments in the center and three cradled off of each side

    Promising review: "Surprisingly satisfied with this organizer! This one is absolutely perfect for my purses. I love the little side 'pouches.' Super easy to set up, holds up well with added weight, and has lots of different sized compartments. Love love love." —Nicki cook

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    17. A large woven basket to keep any blankets, pillows, or other living room accessories neat with little to no effort.


    Promising review: "I was very pleased with this purchase. It's made well and quite sturdy. I have two pillows, a blanket and small quilt inside. It's currently in my living room, holding those items for cold weather; once spring and summer return, I'll use it in my guest room. I'm happy to know that's it's machine-washable, although I've had no need to clean it. It's a fine addition to my home!" —pksommer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. An over-the-cabinet storage system so plug-in hair tools can have their own special place, instead of taking up all of your open under-the-cabinet space in one big, knotted lump.

    copper wire cabinet rack with secure storage for a hairdryer and tow other tools

    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before, all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but this metal basket minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and also looks nice. It fits two of my blow-dryers, a flat iron, and curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well, but the basket fit perfectly to my cabinet. Worth the buy." —Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven finishes).

    19. A set of under-the-bed bags for storing off-season clothes for the fall/winter, and in spring/summer when it rolls around again. *sigh*


    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed! Perfect to store some clothes under my bed! It fit perfectly. I like how the sides were not hard so it was easy to put under my bed, which has a shorter frame. Will definitely buy again when I need to store more clothes!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.95 (available in three colors).

    20. A mop and broom holder, because one of life's crushing realizations is that sometimes even your cleaning products need to be cleaned up. This is just the tool for that meta task.

    wall rack with hooks clasps that grab broom and mop handles

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product! I cleaned my laundry room last week and wanted to organize all my brooms, mops and even mini vacuum. This handled the job and then some! Installed in minutes and is very strong. Love the added hooks as well." —Judyque

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    21. An over-the-door basket to keep cutting boards, plastic wrap, and plastic bags out of the way. That one weird skinny cabinet was just NOT working for you.

    metal over-the-door hanger holding cutting boards and a muffin pan

    Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile — you can hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    22. A hanging jewelry-organizer, because you may not be wearing a ton of jewelry right now, but those clear pockets will allow you to see exactly what you have when the time comes.

    Promising review: "I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and I have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space." —Nellie F.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    23. A set of clear drawer organizers to transform your "junk drawer" into the "so organized it's almost weird" drawer.

    six clear containers holding objects in a bathroom drawer

    Promising review: "Great little storage devices that make opening a bathroom drawer a relatively clean experience, rather than a messy five-minute adventure just to find the toothpaste. Nice, sturdy, and lightweight. If you need bathroom drawer organization, these are a great way to go." —Haon the Great

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A set of three measuring beakers with lids that are perfect for measuring, pouring, and *especially* storing and reheating everything from soups to sauces. They're heat-safe up to 400 degrees in the oven or microwave, as well as dishwasher-safe.

    three different size plastic measuring cups with spouts and blue lids

    Promising review: "I use these in many ways! I make Paleo waffle mix and store it in the fridge. It seals nicely and I haven’t had them leak. Nice for making matcha or any other drinks and the measurements are right there. Space-saving since I use for measuring, storing and then they all fit together nicely! Easy to clean and just plain handy around the kitchen!" —jaana

    Get them from Food52 for $36.

    Now for some Mary Poppins-level organization in your own home.


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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