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

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    1. A cable box for hiding the messy cords and power strips under your desk.

    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 set of space-saving hangers so you can double your closet space without getting rid of half of your clothes.


    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).

    3. A tea bag organizer that'll consolidate multiple boxes so you can make room for...well, more tea.

    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).

    4. A set of two-tier sliding basket drawers to completely transform the inside of your bathroom or kitchen cabinet. More room for TP rolls? Yes, please.

    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 $23.97 (available in four finishes).

    5. A set of foldable storage baskets for hiding things in plain sight (meaning you can throw anything into them and it will look neat).

    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 $20.99 (available in 13 colors).

    6. A two-piece makeup storage set you definitely need if you've forgotten what color your vanity is (because it's always covered with beauty products).

    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 $15.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    7. A set of clear plastic bins that can stack on top of each other so you get two layers of storage.

    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 holder to keep your collection compact and wrinkle-free β€” it'll be a lot more manageable than stashing them in a bin.

    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 $9.97.

    9. A two-tier knife organizer for storing a large number of knives in a small drawer. Plus, it'll keep your fingers safe from accidental cuts!

    It can hold up to nine knives.

    Promising review: "This knife organizer is the greatest thing ever. I have tiny kitchen drawers and cabinets, and two young children. I took all my sharp things and stuck them in a drawer, and my husband complained that the knives were haphazardly stuck in the drawer, and he always would nearly cut himself looking for a knife. So I bought this, which fits in my ridiculously small drawers very well, and I am able to neatly stack my knives and have a nice organized drawer that you won't cut yourself in if you're looking for a knife. I can't say enough good things about this organizer!" β€”Sloan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A pack of shoe holders (that layers one shoe on top of the other) so you can fit in twice as many shoes.


    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 $24.95.

    11. A two-tier expandable shelf that'll fit perfectly under the sink and give you an additional surface to store things.

    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 $19.97 (available in three finishes).

    12. A set of underwear dividers to maximize your drawer space and make it easier to get dressed in the morning.

    Each set comes with four multipurpose crates (5-, 6-, 8-, and 20-cell).

    Promising review: "So I ordered a set of these for Christmas for my teenage daughter and once they arrived, I had serious concerns my wife was going to switch name tags on the wrapping because she liked them so much. So I bought her a set, as well. This morning, I was forced to look at several neatly organized drawers in a wardrobe then shown a few others without these organizers. So here I am buying more. They are very simple, lightweight, collapsible organizers that are hugely popular at my house." β€”R. Watkins

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. A set of reusable vacuum storage bags for packing away off-season clothes and bedding so you can make room for what you need right now.

    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 $25.49.

    14. A pair of expandable and stackable shelves so you can fully utilize all the vertical space in your pantry.

    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 $14.97 (available in two finishes).

    15. A stackable rack that'll not only make it easier to see the bottle you want but will also clear out an entire shelf.

    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.

    16. A six-pack of spice drawer liners to free up some much-needed cabinet space.

    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 a six-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    17. A storage ottoman for stashing extra blankets, towels, throw pillows, or toys. Your space will look so much neater!

    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 $49.99 (available in three colors).

    18. An over-cabinet hair care station so you'll have more room under the sink for cleaning and bath products. Plus, it'll keep the appliances 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 $15.99 (available in six finishes).

    19. A pot lid rack and pan organizer rack can ensure your cookware collection doesn't take over the entire cabinet.

    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 $10.66 and pan rack for $17.46

    20. A hanging shoe shelf to transfer part of your footwear collection from the crowded entryway into the closet.

    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€”Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $23.62.

    21. A hanger rack as an alternative to keeping them in a bin β€” it'll be a lot less chaotic.

    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 $18.35.

    22. A hanging jewelry organizer so all your accessories are untangled, visible, and ready to wear. It's perfect for anyone who doesn't have enough room for an armoire or jewelry box.

    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 $6.99+ (available in two colors).

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy all the extra space you just created!


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

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