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    20 Useful Storage Products With Dramatic Before-And-After Photos

    These pics prove that clutter doesn't have to last forever.

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    1. A cable box that'll keep your cords safe, organized, and out of sight. No more worrying about cables overheating or your charging cords getting tangled!

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Keeps the power strip and all the connected power cables out of sight, neat and organized. The only challenge I had was the need to unplug everything to put the power strip inside the box and then re-route the power cables into the box. Once done though, I no longer found myself stepping on or kicking the power cords on the floor. This keeps them nice and neat and out of the way." β€”Mitchell Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    2. A pack of four space-saving hangers your closet will thank you for. These will easily double the amount of space in your closet (so you can finally justify all the things in your shopping cart).

    a before picture shows a cluttered closet and an after picture shows a spacious closet with clothes hanging from space-saving hangers

    Promising review: "I'm so impressed by these little hangers! I figured I'd cut down on my closet clutter by hanging basic tops from these instead of side by side, but I did not expect four Wonder Hangers to almost double my closet space. These are amazing for work shirts, dress clothes, and stuff you don't necessarily wear every day but want to hang up to avoid wrinkles. They are very sturdy, I filled one with just cardigans and blazers and it held up just fine. They do get pretty bulky in terms of width, but you're still using far less space than you would if all of the clothing was hanging directly on the closet rod. I'll definitely be buying more!" β€”Danielle

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five finishes and in packs of four or eight).

    3. A tea bag organizer with six roomy drawers so your mint, English breakfast, and lavender teas aren't sprawled across your kitchen counters or ballooning in your cabinets.

    Promising review: "Perfect tea organizer. I wanted to get my tea bags out of the boxes and not have to sift through the cabinets every time I made tea. This is perfect. Takes up minimal space on my counter and holds plenty of tea bags." β€”Deanna Sambucci

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors and two styles).

    4. A stackable two-tier sliding basket drawer because your under-the-sink cabinet doesn't have to be a cluttered mess of half-empty all-purpose cleaners. And this way, you'll have space to keep your toilet paper, so you won't be stuck in a sticky situation when the roll you're currently using runs out.

    Promising review: "This was an amazing purchase! I'm so happy with these stackable drawer organizers. I transformed my bathroom from an utter mess to an organized delight that just makes my life SO much easier. I have a lot of small bathroom items (moisturizers, lotions, body sprays, etc.), and I have no drawers, so I had to find a solution. I love the smaller upper drawer; it houses small things I could never find. They're very well made and a cinch to assemble (took me five minutes). Plus they're really cute! Very happy with these!" β€”x__tina

    Get it from Amazon for $24.87 (available in four finishes).

    5. A set of six foldable storage bins you can use for six separate organizational needs. Or, you can just toss a bunch of stuff in 'em. Either way, your home will look and feel less cluttered.

    top half of the reviewer image shows a cluttered closet shelf space; the bottom half of the reviewer image shows the same closet shelf with six folding storage baskets

    Promising review: "These have been a lifesaver for storage! We used the whole pack to put in our closet, so we don’t have to have a dresser for things like socks, underwear, leggings, shorts, etc." β€”Mother of Wildlings

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    6. A makeup storage set so your brush collection doesn't keep finding itself rolling from the bathroom counter to the sink or the floor.

    Promising review: "It's bigger than it looks! It held all of my makeup. I like how the top detaches. It keeps my bathroom neat, and it helps to keep you from having to search through a makeup bag just to find what you want! Also, the drawers completely come out, so I set them out as I'm doing my makeup. This thing is cool. Five stars!" β€”Alison Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    7. A set of six clear drawer organizers that are stackable so you'll be able to not only store two layers of items, but also see what's in them before reaching in.

    Promising review: "Great product! I bought these to put in my nightstand drawer to store small things, as the drawer is very deep. I've got Chapstick, hand lotions, a small flashlight, and other bedside items in them so they're not just rolling around the drawer. I just bought some more for my bathroom vanity. They fit together nicely but also lift right out of each other. The plastic is sturdy, and they came individually wrapped to keep them from scratching." β€”Sparkyj

    Get a six-piece from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A scarf hanger whose 23 loops will keep your collection neat and tidy. It'll also be easier than trying to find a scarf that's tangled in a mess in a bin somewhere.

    It can also be used to store belts, ties, or leggings.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. I was skeptical about buying, because all the other reviews had pictures with lighter summery/spring scarves but my collection is mostly winter wear. I wasn’t sure it would hold all my large blanket scarves, but it does. My grandmother saw it and asked me to order one for her! This was the perfect solution to my organization problem." β€”Nikolette

    Get it from Amazon for $9.47.

    9. A pack of shoe holders will create more space in your closet by stacking pairs of shoes on top of one another.

    labeled "before" a four tier shelf full of shoes; labeled "after" that same shelf half-used because the shoes are in shoe holders

    They fit up to a men's size 14 shoe.

    Promising review: "This works well for me. I've doubled my space, it protects the shoes because of how you place them on the product, and you can easily see your shoes. I'm going to buy some more." β€”Susan S.

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $27.99.

    10. A two-tier expandable shelf that'll convert your under-the-sink space into a functioning storage center. And this way, you'll have three (3) surfaces to store things on!

    You can also adjust the height of the shelves!

    Promising review: "Great product for a great price. Very sturdy, but lightweight and small β€” my bathroom sink is *very* small, and the metal frame is thin enough that it doesn't take up much space, and of course, it allows me to utilize the empty vertical space instead of shoving things all the way to the back wall." β€”Jennifer Mowry

    Get it from Amazon for $24.87 (available in three finishes).

    11. A set of reusable vacuum storage bags so you can pack away out-of-season blankets, coats, and clothes without overwhelming your closet. Yes, closets get overwhelmed!

    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!!!" β€”Knastay

    Get a six-pack (jumbo size) from Amazon for $39.99.

    12. A pair of expandable and stackable shelves will create extra tiers in your pantry to help make space for just about *everything* in your grocery bags.

    Promising review: "I really needed something to store my big pots and pans in the cabinet. I just took a chance and ordered this. I was worried that this is going to be very flimsy. I was wrong. It's very strong. I have expanded the rack and put two big pots/pans on top and two big ones on the bottom. It's amazing how much space my cabinet has now. This is really a good buy." β€”Mrspjr

    Get them from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in two finishes).

    13. A stackable rack that'll keep your water bottle collection conveniently organized so you don't have to rummage through your cabinet for the bottle-of-the-day.

    on the left, a kitchen cabinet cluttered with water bottles; on the right, the same kitchen cabinet organized with a stackable rack

    Promising review: "Funny how a small thing like a shelf organizer can make your life SO much easier! This water bottle holder transformed our shelves from messy, frustrating chaos into a neat and tidy display of water bottles, smoothie bottles and thermoses. This is really a game changer..." β€”Erin ellis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A spice drawer liner to free your bottles in place and in order. No more rummaging for cayenne pepper to add to your *Tasty* curry.

    Promising review: "This is one of the favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! They are so customizable and allow you to cut them and shape them to 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 so easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for sure buy!" β€”momonono

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    15. A storage ottoman perfect for sitting down to untie your shoes and then promptly tossing your shoes inside of. Hide away toys, blankets, and more while creating extra seating!

    labelled "before": a cluttered entryway; labelled "after": an organized entryway with the storage ottoman

    Read our review of this storage ottoman (#4 on the list)!

    Promising review: "I store all kinds of things in them in my entry hall and living room. They look nice and are sturdy enough to sit on and put shoes on." β€”Keri B. Mom of 7

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99+ (available in five colors).

    16. An over-cabinet hair care station that'll keep your dryer, straightener, and curler neat and untangled.

    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 it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well. Worth the buy." β€”Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five finishes).

    17. A pot lid rack and pan organizer rack so you don't have to pull out every pot you own just to get to the frying pan in the back of your cabinet. I know it's hard to believe, but there's an easier (and less cluttered) way.

    labelled "before": a kitchen cabinet cluttered with pots, pans, and lids; labelled "After": the same cabinet organized with lid and pan racks

    Promising review: "This product may have saved our marriage! A simple solution to a complex problem. Our cabinet that held the pans and lids turned into an avalanche of despair every time we wanted to use a pan. We gave up on trying to find the correct lid. Now we have a simple stack of pans in the cabinet with biggest on the bottom and smallest on top with their corresponding lids hanging in the same order from the door on this nifty organizer. My wife is still wondering what to do with the extra time and lack of stress every time she goes to grab a pan or lid." β€”AmosJK

    Get them from Amazon: lid rack for $14.58 and pan rack for $16.99

    18. A hanger rack will help release you and your closet from the chaos of extra hangers.

    Promising review: "Working in retail for a million years, I know how amazing these can be in keeping your life less chaotic! I put off ordering for months, and I'm mad at myself that I did because these beat a box of hangers hands down! I ordered two β€” one for dress/shirt hangers and one for skirt/pant hangers. They arrived today, seem to be made of the same metal that I've used in retail stores, appear to be sturdy, and are super easy to assemble! It comes with all the hardware and tools for assembly β€” a great buy!" β€”KatieLee333

    Get it from Amazon for $20.21+.

    19. A hanging shoe shelf to free your entryway of those tripping hazards also known as "shoes." Now you'll be able to easily see all your shoes, which will make getting ready in the morning so much easier!

    Each organizer can store up to 30 pairs of shoes.

    Promising review: "This thing is very sturdy, more than others I have had. As a shoe addict, I have had my trials with other organizers. Most break after too much time or the canvas just sags and collects dirt. Not this one! The top hanger is metal and very sturdy and each shoe compartment has a strong bottom board = no sagging! There are 30 compartments, which means it holds about 30 pairs of shoes for women. I am able to fit three pairs of flat sandals in some compartments but some wedges require a slot for each shoe because of their height. So it probably averages to holding 30." β€”Libby

    Get it from Amazon for $29.84.

    20. A hanging jewelry organizer so you don't have to compete in the untangling Olympics to free the one necklace you actually want to wear.

    labelled "before": a tangled mess of jewelry; labelled "after": jewelry neatly organized in a hanging jewelry organizer

    This will fit over any standard hanger. One side has 32 clear pockets and the other side has 18 hooks and loops.

    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 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." β€”Nellie F.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in three colors).

    Look. Everything the sun touches is empty space you created by getting those racks, bins, and baskets.


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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