Storage & Organization
The 50 Best Storage Containers to Get Your House in Order
Cut clutter in your home once and for all! We’ve compiled a list of the best storage containers for those problem areas that never seem to stay organized.
The Ultimate Outdoor Storage Box
A quality outdoor storage box is ideal for quickly and efficiently storing patio, garden, grill and other outdoor items to which you want easy access. The Keter Westwood Outdoor Storage Deck Box is the prime choice for a variety of reasons.
An Amazon Best Seller, this outdoor storage box offers a spacious 150-gallon storage capacity, allowing you to store even your biggest backyard items. Plus, style isn’t an afterthought with this box, with its natural wood-paneled finish that makes it feel just as much a piece of outdoor décor as it is a storage unit.
The outdoor storage box also doubles as a bench, accommodating two adults on its sturdy top.
Go Under the Couch
If you have a couch that sits off the floor, see if there’s enough space underneath for slim storage bins. This would make a good spot to store your child’s craft supplies, knitting projects or throw blankets. Need to move some furniture? Check out these 14 tips and tricks before you start.
Fireproof File Box with Key
Protect the most critical of home and business documents in this box from SentrySafe. It features UL Classified fire protection, to keep documents safe for up to 30 minutes at 1550°F. It also comes with a private key lock, and has a lifetime after-fire replacement guarantee and a manufacturer’s limited warranty. Make sure you have some functional shelves in your home office to keep books, binders and folders.
For just $21.99, you can pick up the cool, white modular shoe shelf that is part of this larger storage system. The most alluring part is its unlimited combination options to suit your needs. Give your shoes a sweet place to rest, and add more shelves for showcasing your sweaters and purses. These coat hooks made from repurposed tools and hardware are unique!
Set of 3 Plastic Waterproof Storage Baskets
These baskets offer a wicker look, but are made of durable polypropylene plastic that can withstand the outdoor elements. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the fiber break downs and sharp points of traditional natural wicker baskets! The side handles easily slide out to help you transport the baskets when needed. You may also like these 75 best-ever storage tips for your home.
Modern Stainless Steel Shoe Rack
This mounted-on-the-wall shoe rack is an ideal solution for keeping shoes away from dogs who like to chew them. And, this rack’s design doubles as a contemporary piece of wall art! It can hold your sneakers, sandals, pumps and boots in a way that makes them appear to be floating off the floor. Check out these 12 DIY entryway boot tray ideas.
Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Lunch Box
Bentgo makes packing and transporting food incredibly quick and easy. This food storage solution includes two stackable containers with lids, built-in plastic silverware and a secure strap for easy transportation. The two stackable containers feature three perfectly portioned compartments. They’re also made with food-grade, eco-friendly materials that are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. The compact and easy storage of Bentgo is particularly enticing, as the top container nests inside the bottom one.
Hollow Carved Organizer Bin
Made of friendly PP material that is non-toxic, safe and durable to use, this cool storage bin allows you to fold it up when not in use. But when you’re ready to take full advantage, expect a large capacity bin that’s capable of holding many items, such as fruit, vegetables, cosmetics, towels and more. This video will teach you more kitchen cabinet storage ideas.
Industrial Storage Rack
DeWalt offers this industrial storage rack with a patented racking system made especially for heavy-duty use. These shelves cost less than $200 and they are built to last a lifetime. Use these 51 brilliant ideas to organize your garage.
These sturdy shoe slots can work everywhere, and we love the versatility! And, a 10-pack of is just $19.99!
Decorative Linen Filing & Storage Office Box
Fashionable and practical, Internet’s Best linen filing and storage office box is great for items you’d like easy access to. By placing this storage box out in the open, you can grab your files quickly, and since the box is made of attractive fabric, it’s decorative, too! It stores both letter- and legal-sized files/paperwork, is collapsible, equipped with easy access carrying handles and is very durable for stacking multiple filing boxes on top of one another. Check out these 10 easy DIYs for a home office.
Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Plastic Food Storage Container Set
This innovative container set is easy to find since it features a color-coded nesting system with lockable snap-together lids. The space-saving design allows you to access any size container or lid easily. Each container features a lockable, airtight and leak-proof lid. The’re also freezer safe, microwave safe and top-rack dishwasher safe.
“These are super cute and practical. I have other JosephJoseph products and have loved them all!” says an Amazon reviewer.
Y-Weave Storage Basket
These woven plastic storage bins offer a stylish solution for keeping books, toys, clothes and more organized. They’re the ideal purchase for a minimal yet aesthetically pleasing look. They’ll look like subtle decor on the floor of your living room, bedroom and more! You should also check out these 12 simple storage solutions for small spaces.
Skinny Table Behind the Couch
Try moving your couch away from the wall a few inches so you can fit a skinny table behind it. This table is a great place to keep small items, and even has an outlet to charge electronics. Here are 10 DIY tables you can build quickly.
Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags
Trying to cut down your use of plastic? These reusable silicone storage bags are a great alternative to traditional plastic food storage containers. With a ziplock closure to avoid leaks, these bags can be labeled easily and will stand upright in the fridge or freezer, to save space. They’re microwave, freezer and dishwasher-safe, and simple to hand-wash after use, as well.
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10-Compartment Canvas Shoe Organizer
This $14.99 10-compartment shoe organizer can keep your favorite footwear tidy using just five inches of closet rod space! The best part is that it’s wide enough for you to place your shoes side by side, so you don’t have to worry about dirtying one shoe by jamming its mate on top of it within a narrow cubby.
Collapsible Geometric Box Cubes
These multi-functional storage baskets can be used in the kids’ room, nursery, bathroom, bedroom and closet. They’re collapsible, so they can easily be stored away when not in use to save space. Made of PP food grade plastics, they’re lightweight, waterproof and super stylish! Click here to find out what one Family Handyman reader did to transform a cabinet into a new stellar storage piece.
Decorative Medium-Duty Storage Box
This stylish storage box is great for is quick and easy to assemble or fold up, and has a deep, locking lift-off lid that stays in place for secure file storage. Learn how to turn a spare closet into a super-organized home office.
Bike Storage Rack
Prevent your bikes from toppling over with this garage storage rack for bicycles. It holds up to 200 pounds of gear and includes five bike storage attachments. Buyers noted the rack is easy and quick to install, and is adjustable to accommodate various bike sizes. Here are 10 essential bike storage tips to keep in mind.
An armrest organizer allows you to keep your remote, reading glasses, notebook and pen all in one spot so there’s no more losing items between the cushions. This organizer has a metal bracket clamp to help keep it in place and the top has a tray to hold snacks and drinks. Here are 15 products under $15 that will organize all of your stuff.
Under-Bed Shoe Storage Drawers
Whether you have a big family, or you’re just a major shoe lover, your household could benefit from this sturdy, under-bed storage system that keeps your most special shoes safe, or off-season shoes out of the way. For $18.99, you’ll get two drawers made of canvas fabric. The best part is, the fabric is breathable, keeping your shoes both dust- and odor-free. Learn how to get rid of that nasty salt residue on your shoes.
Thermos Food Jar with Microwavable Liner
This cool food jar is great for putting your hot pasta, soup or veggies in it to keep at prime temperature, and if you want to store things to remain cool, it will keep it at your desired temperature too! The Thermos vacuum insulation technology ensures maximum temperature retention, hot or cold, keeping liquids hot for 4 hours and cold for 6 hours. And for easy heating and cleaning, theTritan copolyester inner liner is microwave and dishwasher safe. Meanwhile, the wide mouth is easy to fill and eat from. Hang on to these food storage containers for holiday ornament storage.
Stacking Basket Bins
These four-tiered baskets are sturdy and stackable. Beautifully designed and made to last a lifetime, you’ll want to keep them out in the open to store your colorful fruits and vegetables, show off your child’s favorite toys, or keep folded wash cloths, soap and bath bombs organized and on display in the bathroom! Learn how to build your own measuring cup storage rack for more kitchen cabinet storage ideas.
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Seagrass Rolling File Box
Disguise your files in an aesthetically pleasing, hand-woven seagrass box. This attractive file box holds letter-sized and legal-sized hanging files in a hinged bin. Place in the corner with a blanket or other light piece of décor situated neatly on top when not in use, and use the wheels for convenient mobility when you need to access files. We think you’ll like these 75 best-ever storage tips for your home, some of which came from Family Handyman readers.
Adjustable Garage Storage Rack
This five-tier garage storage rack will give you plenty of ways to organize all of your gear. It holds up to 386 pounds on each shelf. Buyers noted that the shelves are fairly easy to put together and are great for smaller and mid-sized items. Learn how to build a garage storage wall in just one day.
Emergency Water Storage Kit
The drum in this water storage supply kit holds 55 gallons of water. The barrel is BPA-free and made from food-grade polyethylene that meets strict EPA guidelines. Perfect for emergency water storage in the event of water contamination and natural disasters. The treated water has up to a four-year shelf life, and the kit includes 2-inch barrel plug fittings, a 6-foot siphon hose with hand pump, Aquamira water-treatment bottles and a barrel opener. Use this how-to guide to help you protect your property and loved ones in advance of an emergency.
Vacuum Seal Mini Storage Container
Did you know herbs are best stored in dark, airtight kitchen storage containers? That’s the best way to preserve their flavor, and this clever vacuum seal container does the job perfectly. The vacuum lid (which is quick and simple to fit), will keeps whatever’s inside fresher longer.
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6-Tier Shoe Rack
This shoe rack takes up little space while holding a lot of shoes! You can even place some home decor items above or on the shoe rack to make for a more inviting, attractive entryway. It’s fun buying shoes, but hard to keep them organized. Thankfully, these shoe storage solutions keep things tidy and leave something in the budget for more shoes.
Storage Coffee Table
For a lot of added storage, look for a coffee table that opens up and allows you to stash things inside. There are several models, including this one, available on Amazon that allow you to store various items inside and out-of-sight. For a super-cool DIY coffee table, try one of these 14 ideas.
Large Woven File Storage Boxes
This contemporary storage box features a stylish design that will give your office added warmth with its woven, durable, espresso-colored strapping. The box has cut out handles on the side of the lid and it’s compatible with letter- and legal-sized documents. You should also check out these 12 simple storage solutions for small spaces.
Purchase a Swivel Towel Bar
A swivel towel bar is a great storage solution that provides you immediate access to your towels. It’s especially nice for a bathroom that is frequented by more than one person, or for the person who likes to use more than one towel at a time. This towel bar features 180-degree rotation. Here’s how to replace a towel bar.
Storage Containers With Carry-Case
If rice and beans are your passion, then store up to four different varieties in these clever kitchen storage containers, that come complete with their own carry-case. Side-locking lids create an airtight and watertight seal, keeping the contents totally dry, and the ergonomic handle makes carrying a cinch. Fully dishwasher safe, these containers could also be used for snacks, pet treats, flour, coffee and more.
Rice tastes delicious when cooked, but uncooked rice also makes a great eco-friendly cleaner for jars, bottles and vases.
Lumber Storage Rack
If you have lumber to store, try this wall mounted storage rack. It holds up to 600 pounds on six levels of storage. “For the price you can’t beat these,” noted one Amazon buyer. Do you find lumber dimension confusing? If so, check out this explanation.
Square “Wicker” Storage Basket
This square storage basket is a beautiful way to stack and display folded throw blankets in the living room, keep magazines organized, ensure linens stay nice and tidy and more. It’s a simple yet beautiful design that blends well with any style of decor. Check out these clothes storage ideas that will transform your closet.
Bin Storage Rack
Perfect for storing smaller items, this heavy-duty garage storage rack has seven tiers to store bins. Included are 16 bins and four bin dividers. “This thing is really cool and the more I use it the more I like it. I found it to be very simple to assemble and took less than 30 minutes,” said one Amazon buyer. These 12 simple storage solutions are great for small spaces.
Steel Hanging Folder File Box
This file box looks very official! It’s constructed of steel with a durable powder-coat finish, fits letter-sized files and stores hanging files without bending. You’ll also receive two entry keys for added security. Check out this spinning storage unit.
Repurpose a Wine Rack
If you have an old wine rack you’d like to repurpose, or you want to purchase one and use it in a unique way, installing a shelving system meant for wine bottles is a great way to neatly store and display bathroom towels and other bathroom essentials. Check out these 23 wine racks and hacks!
Bookcases are easy living room storage solutions and they don’t have to be just for books. Use a bookshelf to store toys, craft supplies and even books!
Stick-On Shoe Holders
These stick-on shoe racks are great for gripping your shoes in place, while ensuring your entryway looks tidy and clean. Made of high-quality, non-slip plastic, they’re waterproof, light weight and are sold in a four-pack. Need more room for your stuff? Learn 12 new DIY storage shelf solutions.
Accent an Empty Corner with Style
If your bathroom is big enough that a corner of it could use a little decor on the floor to add warmth, consider purchasing a decorative basket. A simple design made of natural material will provide that spa-like feel. This high-quality basket is made of handmade 100-percent cotton, and features a rope construction and stitched-in handles. Here’s how to install towel bars and hooks on a fiberglass tub and shower.
Dry Food Dispenser
Fed up with stepping through crunchy spilled cereal in the morning? This dual-purpose cereal dispenser not only stores your dry breakfast favorites but it also lets you dispense them quickly and easily. Each airtight canister holds a little more than 12 cups, enough for the hungriest family, and the canisters shatterproof and scratch resistant. Best of all, the flexible paddle inside won’t crush your cornflakes to smithereens. This dispenser also works great for granola, candies, oatmeal, nuts and rice.
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Five-Shelf Garage Storage Rack
For a simple heavy-duty rack, Gladiator offers this model which holds up to 1,00 pounds on each of the five shelves. And, the innovative click-and-lock system makes for easy, tool-free assembly. Find out how to use the 150 square feet of unused space in your garage!
Glasslock 18-Piece Oven-Safe Container Set
This 18-piece food storage set is BPA-free and safe for the oven, freezer and microwave, allowing you to cook, store and reheat all in the same container. You can clean them in the dishwasher and the easy latching lids provide convenience in storing your food.
“Highly recommend these, with the blue tops, over the older type set with green covers,” says an Amazon reviewer. “The blue ones have been redesigned and are much easier to open and close. I have arthritis in my hands and have no issues using these. However, the older type with green covers can be difficult to open and close.” You may also be interested in these five ways to use a drill to speed up food prep.
Over-the-Door Rack Holds 36 Pair!
If you own 36 pairs of your shoes, you might like this over the door rack. It allows you to squeeze plenty of shoes into a small space, and is even aesthetically pleasing thanks to its lack of vinyl pockets! The rack is coated with durable resin that makes for a glossy appearance. Purchase it for $25.89. Organize your closets and store everything neatly with this easy-to-build, yet handsome, box system.
Popit Food Storage Containers
Popit food storage containers are made of premium plastic, featuring a sturdy design and airtight lids. They’re 100-percent leak-proof and are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. Their modular design makes organizing your pantry and kitchen a breeze. When not in use, you can simply store the containers inside of one another to minimize their footprint. Speaking of keeping things tidy, take a look at these 10 cleaning mistakes that are actually making your home dirtier.
Rustic Bread and Veggie Bin
Both bread and fresh vegetables need to be kept in a cool, dark, dry place, and this rustic store is the ideal solution. Hand-crafted from solid pine, and with wire doors and pegboard back for ultimate ventilation, this vintage-style container features two veggie drawers and a bread bin, giving you plenty of space for storing both.
So why not grow your own vegetables to fill your veggie drawers? Here’s a dozen vegetables you can grow in pots to you get started.
Overhead Garage Storage Rack
This 4-foot by 8-foot overhead garage storage rack allows you to get items off the floor and utilize the space up above. It’s suitable for up to 550 pounds and it’s easy to assemble, according to the manufacturer. Users note you can also hang things, such as exertion cords and drop lights from the rack. Here are 16 cheap garage storage projects you can DIY.
Locking File Chest
For added security, check out this file storage box. Along with offering an attractive design, it’s a sturdy, locking file chest with built-in metal rails to accommodate either legal- or letter-sized hanging file folders. The double combination locks ensure documents stay secure. You’ll also find a chrome label holder on the front for identification. Other notable features include carrying handles for easy transport, rubber feet to prevent skidding and surface scuffing and the hinged top that you won’t ever lose. Use this cool, organized desk as inspiration for your own home office desk.
The Best Shoe Storage Bench for Your Entryway
The shoes are piling up in your home’s entryway and you need to something fast before someone trips and falls. A shoe storage bench is a simple solution. Not only does it provide a place to stash shoes and boots, it also serves as a seat when putting on or taking off your shoes.
This shoe storage bench from Boxwood Woodworking would make a great addition to your home’s entryway, foyer or mudroom.
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