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

    Because life's too short to not be organized.

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    1. A shower curtain liner with pockets for keeping all your shower essentials within reach without crowding your tub and limited shelf space.

    Shower curtain liner with pockets containing brushes and grooming products
    Amazon

    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." β€”Rachel B

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

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

    2. A "Spicy Shelf" to beautifully display your spices while also making room for everything else you need to store. Because who wants to sort through rows of jars to find what you're looking for?

    Spices lined up on Spicy Shelf in cabinet
    Amazon

    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!" β€”Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    3. A hanging organizer tray if you have a nice collection of small accessories like sunglasses, clutches, and wallets. Accessorizing will be a breeze with the easy access this tray provides.

    Clear hanging organizer tray holding handbags
    Amazon

    Promising review: "i got this to use to store my wallets, wristlets and other small leather goods in their dust bags so that I can see them since I had been keeping them in boxes. and if i don't SEE things, i don't USE things. this installed super easy, it just slips over the wire shelving in the closet and its deep enough to where it doesn't tilt or anything. I can fit three Coach wristlets in one 'slot' without their dust bags, two with their dust bags. This is also good for flip-flops if you wanted to use it for that." β€”Michelle A

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A multi-slotted battery organizer so you don't have to sort through a junk drawer's worth of stuff before finding a stray battery. The kit even comes with a battery tester, meaning gone are the days where you put a "new" battery in a device, only to find out it doesn't even work anymore.

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    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 β€” 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." β€”FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    5. A macrame hair accessory holder to show off your collection via some cool fiber art. It can mount to a wall or door and can hold up to 80 hairpins and hair bands.

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    Promising review: "As a mom of twin girls...I find there's a lot of bows in this house. One of the twins in particular has become a fan of the big bows lately and they just take over. So, I bought this. We hang it inside their closet using a Command Hook and it's perfect! They can pick out a bow to go with their outfit every day and they're able to put their bows away all by themselves too (they're 4). I'm happy with the look, quality, and functionality." β€”megs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A toilet paper holder that doubles as a small shelf for your phone β€” never drop your phone into the bowl again! It also has a bent lip edge, which will prevent your device from sliding off the shelf.

    A toilet paper holder with a shelf on top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Got to say the 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!" β€”Jerry

    Get it from Amazon for $24.30+ (available in five finishes).

    7. A garage door rack to hold brooms, gardening tools, fishing rods, and more. Reviewers rave about how easy it is to install and how much weight it can hold.

    Brooms and rakes attached to garage door rack
    Amazon

    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" β€”Jaykalish

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    8. A floating shelf that literally looks like it's floating on your wall β€” it actually conceals every trace of hardware to create the illusion of levitating books.

    Amazon

    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!" β€”LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $16.48+ (available in small, large, and sets of threes).

    9. A minimalistic leaning ladder you can use to tastefully display all your beautiful and comfy throws, blankets, and accessories.

    Leaning ladder holding purse and scarves
    Amazon

    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 putting them 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." β€”amazed

    Get it from Amazon for $55+ (available in white and black).

    10. A plastic bag and bottle dryer that folds up when not in use. Because why send a perfectly good ziplock bag to the landfill when you can reuse it instead?

    A plastic bag and bottle dryer on kitchen counter
    Amazon

    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 β€”Β 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." β€”Deborah Gardner Conta

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    11. A tip-out tray so you can hide your sponges and scrubbies when not in use, because a cluttered sink does not have to be your only option.

    Tip-out tray attached to sink revealing sponges
    Amazon

    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 β€” it only took me 10 minutes." β€”Z Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    12. A dish and hook that can easily be installed near your front door, so as soon as you come home you can hang your keys and empty your pockets. Plus, look at all the colors to choose from!

    Multi-colored dish hooks mounted on wall
    Scandinavian Design Center

    Started in 2002, Nordic Nest is a business out of Sweden that aims to bring the Scandinavian lifestyle into your home by partnering with more than 200 Swedish brands.

    Get it from Nordic Nest for $56 (available in five colors).

    13. A wall-mounted drying rack with four rods for drying clothes. At 24" wide, it's a great way to dry clothes without taking up valuable floor space.

    Wall mounted drying rack with shirt on it
    Pottery Barn

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

    14. An upright spiral fruit basket as fun to look at as it is practical. And because the fruit is stored upright, you always can see exactly how much fruit you have on hand.

    An upright spiral fruit basket in stainless steel
    Amazon

    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." β€”The CB Hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.51+ (available in two sizes).

    15. A collapsible storage bin that comes in many sizes and colors. Gone are the days where you have to hide unsightly storage bins under the bed or buried somewhere in the garage.

    group of various sized bings holding miscellaneous objects
    MoMA Design Store

    Get it from MoMA Design Store for $12+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    16. A nursery organizer and diaper caddy you can hang on the wall, crib, or changing table. All the essentials will be within arm's reach so you don't have to leave the baby unattended to grab supplies.

    Nursery organizer and diaper caddy attached to crib
    Amazon

    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." β€”Kasey King

    Get it from Amazon for $27.92.

    17. A washer-friendly sock organization system (equipped with clips and locks) that'll help prevent socks from getting lost during laundry day.

    Model holding socks attached to rod
    Amazon

    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." β€”valueval

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    18. Or, a hanging three-tiered drying surface if you're not interested in mounting something to your wall. This one's great because it can hang on any rod, meaning you can dry clothes right in your closet.

    Three-tiered drying surface with sweater and shirt on top
    Amazon

    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)." β€”Janet K Johnston

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

    19. A metal under-cabinet drawer and shelf so your cabinet under the sink isn't a sea of cleaning supplies that you have to comb through to find that one thing you're looking for. Neatly place sponges and other tools in the drawer and stack cleaning products on top.

    A reviewer pulls out their drawer to reveal three sponges, four magic erasers, two handheld scrub brushes, one dish brush, four folded dish cloths, and a folded drying pad all neatly arranged
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are nice pieces that helped me organize underneath my bathroom sink! They fit perfectly! After organizing everything, I was so surprised I had so much more room that I grabbed more items out of the linen closet to fill it up. I still have a lot of room left. I bought these based off the high ratings and they hold true. (This is Brad's wife.)" β€”Brad J. Leahy

    Get it on Amazon for $24.81 (also available in bronze).

    20. A punching bag-shaped laundry bag, because doing laundry can be the pits so you might as well channel that energy into, say, a career in boxing. Reviewers say it can hold up to four loads of laundry.

    Punching bag shaped laundry bag
    Amazon

    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!" β€”Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $33.55+ (available in black and brown)

    21. A "Rebin" that's as eye-catching as it is sustainable. Made from 100% recycled plastic, it's a sturdy bin with handles, so trips to the recycling can will be a breeze.

    Recycled multi-colored plastic bins grouped together
    MoMA Design Store

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

    22. A set of four wine and cheese plates with built-in slots to hold your stemware, so you'll never again have to worry about figuring out which glass of Cabernet Sauvignon is yours.

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

    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." β€”Cynthia J. Salim

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (for four).

    23. A set of fridge organization labels that have a ton of font and color options. These are perfect if you just want to label a few things in your fridge like the shelves and some containers, or you can go all out and take on every surface in your pantry.

    Organise Life / Etsy

    Organise Life is a small business out of Australia that focuses on pantry and home labels.

    Get it from Organise Life on Etsy for $1.62+ (available in small, medium, and large).

    24. A slide-out storage tower with three shelves, perfect for tight spaces like the awkward gap between your stove or fridge and your cabinets. Reviewers say they're great for between washing machines and dryers, too.

    Reviewer's photo of the slide-out storage tower filled with kitchen items
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We needed some storage solutions for our tight kitchen space. I thought about building a larger slide out pantry next to the fridge (if you google it, you will find a ton of options), or buying a much costlier wall mounted slide out spice rack. Then I came across this, and my wife said perfect. I was worried about the quality being flimsy, and I figured that I would end up having to replace it soon after. However, I am very pleasantly surprised, and extremely happy I did not spend the time and money to go with a costlier option. This little storage rack is sturdy, well balanced, and very easy to move around. This was a very simple, quality, and cheap solution to an otherwise complicated and expensive problem. Assembly took all of five minutes, it blends right it with our white kitchen, and I'm very pleased with this purchase." β€”Alex R

    Get it from Amazon for $32.29+ (available in black and white).

    25. A set of lid masters to help keep your pot and pan lids organized compactly. Because gone are the days when you open a cabinet and have a tsunami of lids fall on you.

    Food52

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

    26. A wall-mounted shallow cabinet that's designed for storing shoes but can really hold anything that's not too heavy. You can even use the top surface to unload your wallet, cell phone, or keys. It’s shallow and takes up little spaceβ€”a practical solution in smaller entrances or hallways.

    Ikea

    I use mine for holding cleaning supplies and dog supplies (like leashes, brushes, extra waste bags, etc). β€”Sally

    Get a set of two from Ikea for $24.99.

    27. A bed for your kitchen sponge to add a touch of humor to your kitchen sink. Plus, the flatness of it will help your sponge dry out evenly.

    Small plastic bed frame holding kitchen sponge
    Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    28. A set of 2" x 2" magnetic spice jars that you can mount right onto your fridge or oven hood (assuming both are metal) for easy access.

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    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!!" β€”JT

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in sets of 3, 6, 12, and 24).

    29. Or, a spice rack drawer organizer in a ten foot roll that you can cut to size. The roll provides enough length to organize 30+ full-size spice bottles.

    amazon.com

    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!" β€”momonono

    Get it from Amazon for $16.07 (for a 10-ft roll).

    30. A macrame cabinet hammock that'll free up valuable countertop space while also displaying your fruit in the cutest possible way.

    Infinityknotss / Etsy

    Infinity Knotss is a small, California-based Etsy shop that makes macrame accessories and home decor.

    Get it from Infinity Knotss on Etsy for $30 (available in seven hammock colors and three hook colors).

    31. A pack of three Q-hooks β€” a literal twist on the classic S-hook β€” which will help prevent the hanger from sliding off the rail when you remove a garment.

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

    Nak Nak is a family-owned business in Taiwan that creates simple, functional and beautiful metal homewares by connecting international designers and an established, family-owned metal manufacturer in Taiwan.

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

    32. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wanted to utilize the space between counter and cabinets with some kind of storage solution that doesn't compromise the aesthetics. After a long search on Amazon I found this shelf and decided to give it a try. The shelf is generally sturdy to hold a quart size water kettle or a French press but don't expect it to hold large heavy kitchen appliances. It's really made for small items. It's an inexpensive, easy and nice way to keep things organized in your kitchen and other places. Would I buy it again? Yes. Would I recommend it to my friends and relatives? Yes." β€”Inna and Ryan πŸ’―

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    33. A food storage set that includes eight 30-ounce containers with lids, perfect for meal prepping. The containers are glass, which means you won't get the food stains you often see with traditional plastic food storage containers.

    a photo of the entire set being used to meal prep in a fridge
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product! Makes storing and transporting my meals extremely easy and keeps everything fresh all week. Portion size is perfect. I fit a whole chicken breast plus rice in them with room to spare. The leak-proof design holds in freshness in and gives me peace of mind when transporting them in my backpack. When all is done they are extremely easy to clean." β€”RH

    Get it on Amazon for $39.99.

    34. A sheep toilet paper holder which can be mounted on the wall or be freestanding. It can hold up to seven rolls, making the sheep's tissue wool look like a soft, fluffy cloud.

    Sheep shaped toilet paper holder
    Amazon

    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." β€”Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    35. A set of two acrylic bookends with several open slots that are perfect for keeping loose papers organized.

    Acrylic collator bookend with folders and magazines
    Food52

    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.

    36. A two-pack of expandable drawer dividers to transform messy drawers into aesthetically pleasing, organized ones.

    bras and other garments separated by the diver into three rows inside a drawer
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I will never be a person who folds underwear. It's never going to happen. That photo that comes with this product? Not me. But a simple tool like this turned out to be what it takes just to know where things are. Left. Center. Middle. Any organizer made of cloth was out. I wanted something rigid but adjustable. If an organizer has soft sides, it's going to end up underneath the things it's supposed to be separating. These fit firmly where I put them and there are no corners to snag clothing or hurt your hand on when you reach into the drawer. It's a well-engineered product. I created three sections to my large top dresser drawer by adding the partitions from front to back. I am so pleased with the difference that I am ordering two more sets so I can do my other drawers also. These OXO dividers cost more than the flimsy ones, but if I wasn't able to buy these, I would just not buy organizers." β€”SeattleBookMama

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    37. A wooden watch organizer in either walnut or oak. You can even personalize it with custom engraving (though it costs extra). Each organizer is made by hand in the UK using local suppliers to reduce the company's carbon footprint.

    two watches on the watch organizer with empty spots left for two more
    NoirDotDesign / Etsy

    For custom engraving, you can get either the front or back engraved for an additional $7.39 or the front and back both engraved for an additional $14.79. The front and back engraving can fit a maximum of 70 characters, so if you got both engraved that'd be a total of 140 characters.

    Noirdotdesign is a small business based in London started by two lifelong best friends. They specialize in modern-minimalist furniture and accessories.

    Get it from Noirdotdesign on Etsy for $133.14 (available in oak or walnut).

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