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    Updated on Apr 19, 2019. Posted on Apr 9, 2019

    27 Storage Options That Aren't Completely Hideous

    Staying organized doesn't have to mean replacing all your fun furniture with gray plastic cubes.

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    1. A murphy desk for anyone with a huge amount of work to do and a teeny tiny amount of space to do it in. When you're done toiling, simply close the desk to keep all of your papers out of sight and out of mind.


    The desk even has a corkboard, an angled paper organizer, and tiny shelves for organization!

    Promising review: "Perfect little wall desk, easy to mount on wall using the three screws that we drilled into the wall studs. Sturdy and handy for small work areas. With the depth only six inches and the small pull-out drawer only four inches, there are limits to what you can keep inside, but nonetheless this is the perfect solution for those who need a writing desk but are limited on space.

    Love it!" —MB

    Get it from Amazon for $85.53+ (available in two finishes).

    2. A set of macrame baskets that are so cute your blankets are going to be fighting for a coveted space in them. But don't worry, the set comes with three, so there's room for everyone!


    These are from Drew Barrymore's Flower Home line at Walmart, and ummm I'll take one of everything please.

    Get them from Walmart for $70.

    3. A wall-mounted grocery bag dispenser to give your typical plastic tornado an orderly system and turns "Ugh, messy," into "Ooo, shiny.",

    Promising review: "What a nifty bag organizer! When I think back on all the time I've spent pressing out the air, flattening, and then folding grocery bags so I could use them later as garbage sacks, it would be worth it to have paid $100+ for this handy bag organizer. Just stuff the bags in the opening until it's full. When you want to remove a bag, simply grab one from the slot on the front and pull. It easily comes out. The brushed stainless steel is a vision of beauty to behold. Perfection if you are going to mount it in a visible location. I'm not. Mine is going on the inside of the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. Doesn't matter if it's not easily seen. I should be able to look at beauty when I open my cabinet door, too. I highly recommend this item." —Lynne

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    4. A magnetic organization rack so you can clear off your kitchen counters and give your MVP cooking utensils a place of honor. Surprise! Your fridge has been a storage solution this whole time.


    Promising review: "Awesome. My wife and I have finally stopped fighting about where to leave the paper towel roll. Very strong magnet." —Bruce Cota

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

    5. A foldable double hamper because the mesh bag you've been using since high school is probably ready to retire. Plus, it has removable liners you can detach and take your sorted clothes right to the laundry room.


    Promising review: "Beautiful, sturdy, and holds a lot of laundry. Easy to assemble, just folds open and then you insert the flat bottom panel. Does have a plastic-y smell at first but who cares, it's for dirty laundry! I bought two and then ordered another! It's worth the extra money because it's not flimsy and will definitely last a long time. Plus the removable liner is a great idea. Some people claim it is more of a hassle, but you get the hang of it quickly (probably truly takes about 45 seconds). It attaches with four small Velcro loops. And with the amount of laundry this holds, you won't be removing a full bag every day, so the time it takes to detach and reattach the liner is totally worth the convenience it offers." —AmazonAddict

    Get the double hamper from Amazon for $39.96 or a single version for $29.99.

    6. A leaning ladder that's a definite ~step up~ from keeping your stray clothes and accessories on the ground.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for my baby blankets! Wasn’t sure where to store them and then found this! Really a great saver on space and looks so cute in our nursery! The wood bar on top is such a cute touch. Very satisfied with this purchase." —Taylor Blauvelt

    Get it from Amazon for $50 (available in two colors).

    7. A modern, round end table with a storage basket to finally get all of your odds and ends off of the coffee table. Now you can tuck your precious books in with your blankets and let them rest.


    This table would also make a great night stand!

    Promising review: "Love this little guy. It looks nice and is built well. We use the lower portion to store all our tech knick knacks like power cords, laptops, and chargers. They're still really easy to get to, but it looks much better not having that stuff in sight. It's also much more accessible than a desk drawer." —Hatt

    Get it from Amazon for $58.11.

    8. A set of three collapsable bins for any of your belongings that just don't have a home yet. When you're done using them — *BAM* — they collapse, basically storing themselves. So meta.


    Promising review: "EZO Collapsible storage bins are very nice and hold a lot. I like that these are a flexible material and fit in with my storage needs. They are soft, but sturdy. The pull handles on each end are very nice and well placed. I love the neutral color combination of light gray and tan, which would go with any color scheme. The lining is finished and fitted quite nicely in the bin. Very pleased with these bins and purchase." —Villagemom

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. A bed outfitted with a hydraulic system that easily lifts up to reveal an oasis of hidden storage space. Perfect for off-season clothes, linens, and ~valuables~, it has enough storage area to basically be considered a second closet.


    Promising review: "Honestly for the price, this is such a steal! It’s beautiful and super practical. The gas lifts were a little confusing to figure out, but I played around with it and got them to work! I agree with others that I wish the headboard was slightly taller, but whatever, it’s awesome! I also chose not to use the big black liners for the storage because I needed the extra inches under to store more things. I constantly have people impressed cuz they have never seen a lift-storage bed. They assume I spent upwards of $800! Totally worth it!" —AmberjJackson

    Get it from Amazon for $386+ (available in full and queen sizes as well as two colors).

    10. A carousel makeup organizer because your cosmetics — your babies! — should be the crown jewel of your bathroom counter. Just spin this caddy and admire the goods for hours. It'll never get old.


    Promising review: "I love this thing! My husband got me a new vanity for my birthday, so I ordered this to go with it. It holds all my makeup and I put everything in order of when I use it so I just spin it, use what I need, then spin it again. It makes my morning so much easier." —MB

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven colors).

    11. A wood and acrylic record holder that's a huge upgrade from the cardboard box you've been lugging your vinyl around in all these years.


    Promising review: "I've been playing a lot more records now that they're super accessible in this holder. I really dig the grooved bottom which keeps everything from sliding around. There's nothing super fancy about this product, which is how I like it. It's practical, but aesthetically pleasing, and the clear acrylic panels mean at least one of your albums gets to be a display piece." —Drew Coombs

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in six finishes).

    12. An entryway storage station with a bench, hooks, and — most adorably — individual shoe cubbies to keep your threshold nice and tidy.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "This went together easily and is reasonably sturdy. It looks very nice in our entryway. We really like the cubbies for shoes and such — much better than a drawer or shelf. We think it will last us for a number of years. It certainly phelps resolve the issue of having no hall closet in our house." —Boomer485

    Get it from The Home Depot for $174.99 (available in four finishes).

    13. A set of floating shelves that turns books (the most beautiful things of all!) into storage units in and of themselves.


    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven 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 them from Amazon for $9.86+ (available in two sizes or in sets of three for $22.40+).

    14. A nursery organizer and diaper caddy so you always know exactly where your baby essentials are. You've done the "hold a crying baby in one arm and rifle through the room for wipes with the other" thing before, and there's definitely a better way.


    The caddy can attach to cribs, doors, or the wall and has ample room for a wipe warmer, wipes, diapers, burp cloths, extra clothes, shampoo, ointments, toys...really anything!

    Promising review: "Love it. I hung it on my changing table next to my chair so I have everything I need within arm's reach. I even stuck bottles of water in the bottom pocket so I can stay hydrated during those long nights. The tiny pockets on top are great for nail clippers, oils, and ointment. When you're trying to put down a fussy baby, you need all the help you can get. This helps!" —Sparkle1122

    Get it from Amazon for $24.92 (available in two colors).

    15. A hanging cocktail bar if you want your apartment to be party central, but only on occasion. Now even the smallest studios can have a full bar without it taking up 100% of the kitchen.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "We have a small studio apartment, and this was the perfect solution for a bar area that we always wanted despite not having the space. Everyone that comes over always comments on how cool and different it is — definitely a conversation piece. Well-made and looks impressive." —Cara

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $118.

    16. A fabric over-the-door pocket organizer that works hard to make the most of *all* the available space in your home and looks good as hell doing it.


    Get it from Walmart for $15.38.

    17. A modular wine rack for a modern twist on storing all of your vintage bottles.,

    Promising review: "These are really cool wine racks. I have three of them in different configurations and am about to buy my fourth. They go together just like Tinkertoys and fit perfectly. You can display them right out of the box or rub a coat of wood stain into them first and match decor in your kitchen, dining room, bar. Put together properly they will stay together, but if you are worried at all about separation of parts during use, just add a drop or two of glue to the tips of the dowels across the horizontal rows." —snakecatcher2000

    Get it from Amazon for $40+ (available in two finishes and three sizes).

    18. A coat tree with shelves to give you more unique storage opportunities than a traditional coat rack. Outerwear, hats, books, baskets, other eccentricities — all are welcome here!


    Promising review: "I'm happy with this coat rack. It was very easy to build — I got it done in less than an hour by myself. The feet on the bottom adjust (screw in or out) so it's good for old buildings where the floors are not exactly flat. It is pretty lightweight too, so you can move it around easily enough, but it isn't flimsy and stays seated where you want it. If you like this style, I highly recommend this product." —Dean Switzer

    Get it from Amazon for $75.99.

    19. A sturdy, stylish wooden chest that automatically makes anything you put inside it Certified Treasure.


    Get it from Walmart for $187.72.

    20. A modern umbrella holder so you don't put a ~damper~ on all the time you spent on your interior design.


    Promising review: "Love this product. Living in north Florida, we get a lot of rain. The removable plastic bottom works well for easy cleaning. It holds our tall umbrellas, and when friends come over it holds their small ones. Everyone seems to comment on it. Would highly recommend." —sigspd

    Get it from Amazon for $46.95.

    21. A slim bathroom cabinet with a ton of nooks and crannies to keep cleaning supplies, spare toilet paper, tampons — ya know, bathroom stuff — away from the chaos of under the sink., Amazon

    Promising review: "This bathroom storage unit worked perfectly for what I wanted to use it for. The unit is well-made and sturdy, and the baskets in side are very solidly made. It has a nice high gloss finish that is easy to keep clean, and the drawers open and close easily. The back 'secret storage' for your cleaning brush is a great idea as well! Very happy with this item!" —John

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A set of ceramic succulent containers for your dresser top because this should be the year you finally know where more than one bobby pin or hair tie is at a time.


    Promising review: "I got these to put on my dresser so I wouldn't constantly have earrings, chapstick, bobby pins, etc. strewn about. They serve their purpose well and look adorable while keeping me organized." —Ash D

    Get them from ModCloth for $30.

    23. A spice rack drawer organizer to keep those zesty boys in line. Never again will you have to rummage through your cabinet blindly for cumin!


    Promising review: "It's very easy to use and does just what it says. My drawer now looks just like the picture! It cleaned up an ugly, messy cabinet!" —Amazon Cutomer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A tufted ottoman for hiding clutter and creating more storage space. It also makes for a great bed if you're Michael Scott.


    Promising review: "This storage unit is very stylish as well as being a great place to put blankets, sheets, and extra towels in our guest room. It arrived in perfect condition, was simple to assemble, and the teal green color looks great in the green and white room. We certainly recommend this storage unit." —purchasingdiva

    Get it from Amazon for $140.47+ (available in 11 colors).

    25. An adorable elephant laundry hamper that might actually get your child to straighten up their room. Who wouldn't want to spend as much time as possible with this little guy?

    The Container Store

    Get it from The Container Store for $19.99.

    26. A four-drawer ombré storage unit to add a cheeriness to your desk that a basic wire organizer could only dream of.

    The Container Store

    Get it from the Container Store for $39.99 (and find the cool-colored one here).

    27. And a handsome wood closet system because we're not all blessed with a spacious closet. This will allow you to finally give your clothes a space of their own and show off some of our cutest pieces.


    Get it from Wayfair for $102.99.

    All of your belongings, safely tucked away where they belong:


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

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