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49 Incredibly Clever Storage Ideas For Your Whole Home

Dec 07, 2023

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Promising review: "I bought two of these, and I’m very pleased with them. The non-slip feature on the bottom is great — you won’t have cutlery sliding around when you open and close your drawers. I would highly recommend." —Chelsea C.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99. Also available in a knife organizer.

Promising review: "I love this product! Keeps my knife drawer organized and makes it easy to find the one I need because I keep them in a particular order. I purchased the one that holds 12 and now I wish I went with the 16 because I do want to add more knives to my collection. There is enough space to grab the knives comfortably. It would be fantastic if there was a slot for scissors and a cleaver somehow but overall, very satisfied with the product and plan on purchasing another." —Zoe

Get it from Amazon for $26.74+ (available for 12 or 16 knives).

McMaster3D is a Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop that specializes in 3D printing.

Promising review: "These are great! They come with command strips and I installed mine side ways on a cabinet instead of underneath and it's working great! Saving so much drawer space" —Rocio

Get the set of three from McMaster3D on Etsy for $9.90+ (available in 12 colors).

Promising review: "I love these things so much. I just got my first apartment with my boyfriend and it looked so messy in our little fridge and now it looks really appealing and everything is easy to get to. The quality of them is so good, I’m honestly impressed they’re very sturdy and the egg holder is so cute and holds 14 eggs!" —Faith Sperry

Get the set from Amazon for $17.49.

Promising review: "These come with their hangers and will add considerable storage. I put one on the inside of our pantry door and the second on the back of the door going from laundry room to garage. I initially was interested in getting one for the pantry, but the second was a nice bonus and it makes a great place to hold cleaning supplies. Well-made, excellent price." —Kimberlee

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.87.

Pop them right out when you need to clean them!

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!" —momonono

Get a 10-foot roll on Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors).

Promising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have to play storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf — I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product!" —Laura H.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

Promising review: "These storage containers are great! They're sturdy and hold way more than they appear. They made my baking cabinet look 100% better organized than ever before — I would buy them again and definitely recommend them!" —Lipstickgirl

Get the 15-piece set from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors).

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!" —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

Promising review: "Just what I was looking for to organize our limited cabinet space. My plates are 12 inches across and made of heavy ceramic with scalloped edges and six of them fit perfectly in the holder." —Tracy

Get it from Amazon for $16.25.

Promising review: "These three-tier shelf organizers are wonderful. My dishes are quite heavy but it holds the salad plates, bowls, and dinner plates and gives them their own place. Plus, I do not have to lift the salad plates or bowls up in order to get to a dinner plate. I would highly recommend it!" —cutiepie71

Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors and two quantities).

Promising review: "I purchased this baker's rack after spending $300 on a smaller fake-looking baker's rack that took me five hours to put together. I returned it the next day — not functional and ugly BUT when I got this baker's rack, WOW!!!! What a difference and only $70 bucks! It took me 15 minutes to put together with no tools! It looks awesome, plus it is sooooo functional! I am in love!!! I was looking at another one for $150 with better reviews but decided to go with this one and so glad I did. What a deal. Amazing!! Buy this if you like it. Don’t spend any more than you need to. I can finally have my appliances out for use and the butcher block is counter level!! So impressed with this product. I guess I was lucky because nothing came damaged. I can’t express to you how great this baker's rack is. My floors are uneven and it hardly wobbles. The other one was heavy, no space, and very unstable. Thank u Amazon!!" —Lisa B

Get it from Amazon for $49.15+ (available in two colors).

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 (just use the twisties it came with to secure them in place, but the basket fits perfectly to my cabinet). Worth the buy. :)" —Alyssa Jewell

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in six finishes).

Promising review: "I love it!! I wanted to do a huge apartment cleanse and finally get everything organized and orderly. My apartment's shelving and cabinets are awkward but this product does the trick and allows me to utilize the dead space underneath my sink. Now I don't have to sift around when I need something, I can see where it is! One of the shelves did have a minor dent when it arrived, but I don't really care since it's an under-the-sink shelving unit. It has not comprised the quality or function of this product." —Xtina

Get it from Amazon for $22.87+ (available in three finishes).

Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your 'stuff', this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four or five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every six months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!" —DAtkins

Get it from Amazon for $14.60+ (available in clear or gray).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors and multipacks).

Promising review: "These canisters are great looking and perfect for the top of the vanity. I had struggled with the decision on whether to buy a glass set or these, and I am really happy with my decision. I also like not having any risk of them breaking if an accident happens. Very happy with my decision." —Janiene

Get the set of three on Amazon for $25.99+ (available with clear or rose gold lids).

This holds 48 bottles and is double-sided, so you can always see all of your colors.

Promising review: "This is better than advertised. All my bottles fit perfectly in the standard size boxes. My Julep colors fit two in a compartment! The first row has adjustable dividers, you can use them to keep odd-shaped bottles or do what I do: use one side for my nail stamper, dotting tools, and the drying drops and the other for foam wedges and nail pens. It looks way neater easily tucked under my vanity instead of the baskets and baskets of polishes I had to hunt through!" —Clouds

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in pink or clear).

Promising review: "Was very easy to put together, about five to eight minutes total time. All of the pieces simply snap into place and then the screws are added to make it more stable with a firm feeling. Great for having in a small bathroom with no storage for extra TP and cleaning supplies." —Juan Garrido

Get it from Amazon for $18.30+ (available in six colors and five sizes).

Promising review: "I wasn't too worried about if it fit mega rolls or not because we don't usually get those — but of course the day it arrived was the day my husband randomly grabbed a pack of mega rolls. At first, I cringed with instant thoughts of reviews saying that despite the description and other reviews they don't actually fit mega rolls. But it was fine. They slid right in. Long story short, it fits, it sits. Color is as shown, plastic is sturdy, the lid fits, the knob is present, no deformities. If you're looking for functional this fits the bill, it's exactly what it's shown to be. (It fits in the cabinet under my bathroom sink with a little room to spare.)" —Terra

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in six colors).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

Promising review: "We're getting ready to sell our house and I've been organizing my way through all the cabinets, drawers, and closets that have collected tons of junk over the last three years. I needed an inexpensive fix to my master bathroom shelving disaster, and these were perfect! They hold a surprising amount of stuff and aren't too big to overcrowd the space." —Amazon Customer

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $25.69+ (available in a variety of sizes and quantities).

Promising review: "Wow! I can find my socks, hose, bras, and scarves again! Great organizers! It helps clear clutter and makes putting together great outfits so much easier! So glad I got them! I hope to order more! Also, no more solo socks!" —H.j.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.87 (available in seven colors).

Promising review: "I love the crap out of this thing! I have so many camis that I use as undershirts for work and they were always being folded up and crammed into a drawer, taking up way too much space. After putting away half of my shirts on this two-pack, I knew I needed to buy another pack! It's so easy to take the shirts on and off without messing around with any of the others. This organizer is perfect for my needs in freeing up a drawer and taking up little space in my closet." —Tessa

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.03+ (available in three styles).

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." —Nellie F.

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

Promising review: "SO happy with these so far. I had heard multiple times that these hangers would change my life. While this sounded nice, I struggled to justify spending money on hangers when I already have a couple hundred here that work just fine. However, after needing to add career clothes to my wardrobe and completely losing all free movement remaining in my closet, I put these in my cart. They came today and I've already switched out my whole closet (except for skirts — I am awaiting finger clips from Amazon to convert these hangers to pant/skirt hangers). Going through my entire closet lead me to get rid of a couple of things that I no longer wear. However, the difference in my closet because of the hangers alone is striking. I can finally shift clothes to the side to actually see what I have. While some may think that saving their money and dealing with a tight closet is worth it, I am completely sold on making the change. So happy I pulled the trigger. I've purchased 100 more just now so that I can do the same for my boyfriend's closet." —ChristineSD

Get a pack of 30 flocked hangers on Amazon for $23.18+ (available in five colors).

Promising review: "This product has been one of my favorite Amazon finds, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner. It has doubled my closet space in my apartment where I can’t make any damage in terms of adding another permanent shelf — so this has been a perfect solution. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now with no issue. Your closet has to be pretty high for this to work or else your shirts above are going to get caught on the hangers below and for my case, some of my shirts are dragging on the floor — just keep this in mind when you’re thinking about purchasing." —Alex

Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

Promising review: "I love scarves and this saved my sanity! My scarves on my old scarf hanger looked very fluffy/full and looking for a scarf is a hassle. With this new scarf hanger/organizer, I can neatly fold my scarves now and they're easier to look for one to match my outfit." —edc

Get it on Amazon for $9.97 (available in three finishes).

The Roll Keeper is woman-owned small business in Kelso, Washington making craft vinyl, diamond painting, paint, and storage solutions.

Promising review: "Excellent! I needed space in my closet and I wanted to see my t-shirts easily, as they're what I wear most of the time, and this was PERFECT!" —sbsevanson

Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $17.99.

Dimensions: 18 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches

Promising review: "I needed just that extra little bit of hanging space in the laundry room and did not want to add a rolling rack. I also had no wall space to mount any new shelving. This over-the-door rack seemed like it would do the trick. When you put it together it seemed a little wobbly but once it is on the door, it is very stable. It holds a lot of clothes. You can hang items on the bar and also on the sides. I do not use the dryer for cotton shirts, jeans, or any other slacks so I need the hanging space. This is an extremely economical way to get that extra space." —Outta Control

Get it from Amazon for $20.22.

The Knotted Wood is a South Hadley, Massachusetts-based small business filled with beautifully handmade organizers.

Promising review: "I love it. It is well made and looks great on my wall. I had to use anchors with my screws because of my hollow wall, but I finally got it up and running. It is so good to get my many sunglasses off my dresser. It just makes everything so much neater." —Rose Bailey-Hammock

Get it from The Knotted Wood on Etsy for $24+ (available in six lengths and eight finishes).

Promising review: "I bought this because I don't have room in my bedroom for drawers (dresser). I hang all my clothes. I bought two of these for my underwear and socks etc. and it works GREAT!! It has lots of pockets, pockets are on both sides, and the pocket size gets bigger as they go down to the bottom for larger items such as bras, I highly recommend!!!" —Lyn S.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: "I love nice purses and I save up to buy good purses of quality. This way of storing my purses is so convenient — there's no stress on the straps, they are visible, kept safe, accessible, and dust-free in one organized place. The hook and seams are strong. I actually have 12 purses stored, and the smaller purses have plenty of room to share a sleeve. Nice product! Glad I purchased it." —Julia H.

Get it from Amazon for $11.60+ (available in four colors).

Promising review: "I was concerned that these might be too flimsy, but they are sturdy and durable. I was pleased to find it zips from both ends. I decided to store sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets in one of them. They freed up room in my closet but are still easy to get." —Kindle Customer

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.02+ (available in three colors).

Promising review: "It actually fits my size 13 shoes! Not a fan of the color but when something this useful comes along for me, who cares? I mean, it is behind the closet door. I recommend this for anyone who has large feet and is looking for an over-the-door shoe organizer." —C. Curate

Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in two colors).

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 — one for dress/shirt hangers and one for skirt/pant hangers. They 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! The only thing I had to stop and think about is which side of the base should face up. It comes with all the hardware and tools for assembly — a great buy!" —KatieLee333

Get it from Amazon for $24.61.

Some reviewers label each bag to make it clear what's what. To do that, you'll need some letter stencils.

Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this laundry sorter. I got a fabric pen and stenciled on the side 'Darks, Whites, Colors, Delicates,' and when it fills up, wheel to the wash and throw it in! Perfect size so it's not too small where you're washing all the time but not so much that it's an overwhelming load. I love this!" —Bailey

Get it from Amazon for $43.99 (available in seven colors).

Promising review: "This product is fantastic! It was easy to mount and hanging things are a breeze. My house is very old with no extra closet or pantry space. I needed to clean up the dreaded corner of shovels and a mop. Luckily this product was able to do that and it also comes with hooks. Since it's hung by my back door in the kitchen I can also hang my aprons and purse on it. This little piece is very sturdy and so are those little hooks. My double zippered purse is full of things/weight and it holds like a charm. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's just looking for a sensible option." —Shellybeenz

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

Promising review: "Just what I expected. Perfect for my purposes of hiding away a mess of wires in our “hotspot” charging area. Makes things a lot neater looking and more organized." —Angela Lee

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: "It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!" —Nelis Perez

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.80.

Promising review: "Have used this size hook for several years in various applications and they have always worked well. Several years ago tried them for displaying indoor and outdoor holiday wreaths on the front door (one wreath is wire/metal). No problems at all even with the outdoor application (under a porch so not in direct elements except for the sun part of the day). These are easy to apply and we've always used a little rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to clean the surface prior to application. Removal is easy and the hooks have left no residue where we've used them. Have been reusing the plastic hook parts for several years." —homemgr

Get it from Amazon for $3.44.

Promising review: "Oh my goodness, I should've gotten something like this long ago. Everything is available at a glance and it's all organized. I don't have to take everything out of my cupboard just to find the one I'm looking for. And it doesn't take up tons of space in my coat closet. I can do a quick inventory of what I'm running out of. It's also a great place to keep a pair of scissors and tape high up out of the reach of my toddlers." —daiseyworld

Get it from Amazon $16.28. There's also a really great gift bag organizer if that's more your jam.

Promising review: "This item saves space in storage. All my ornaments, whether they are oddly shaped or round, fit into this box. With a piece of tissue paper between items, I could also store more than one item in space. You must totally empty the ornaments from storage to find the correct sizes for your tree branches. I did put small items in one box and larger in another so it isn't a problem for me, but if you use one box it could be an issue." —Rena

Get it from Amazon for $24.54+ (available in two colors).

Promising review: "This storage bag is great for dog toys, and the dogs just dive right in. Now if I could only teach them to put the toys back." —Mary Z

Get it from Amazon for $14.80+ (available in six colors and five sizes).

Promising review: "These are perfect for any kids’ room! I was getting so tired of messy stuffed animals and blankets all over so it’s nice to have them out of sight but still easily accessible. My 2-year-old loves to sit on hers and read books. She doesn’t have a ton of stuffed animals so there is plenty of room to add to it for when her collection grows. I love the fun bright print and sturdiness — she drags it all over the ground but I don’t worry about it tearing at all. Just what she needed in her room." —dd

Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in 14 colors and in three sizes).

Promising review: "I have three kids and have tried a gazillion bath storage items that cost more than this item. It actually stays up on your wall, or you can hook it up to the shower curtain. This has worked out great." —Kristin K

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five styles).

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." —Kasey King

Get it from Amazon for $24.92 (available in white or gray).

Promising review: "THESE ARE SO MUCH BIGGER AND NICER IN PERSON!! Really, they are so great! I love them! And yes, I am a grown-up but I thought they would make storing stuff at my office more fun and they stack easily. I WAS RIGHT!! SO MUCH FUN AND REALLY HANDY! Whether you buy them for your kids or you buy them for yourself, they are GREAT for storage and stack just like giant Legos and are SO WORTH THE MONEY!!" —Sean T. Flynn

Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four sizes and 20 colors).

Promising review: "This is the product I didn’t know always needed. The little map is so cute and both my 1-year-old and 4-year-old enjoy playing. The best part is when they’re done I just pull the drawstring and clean up is over. It makes moving the play space and cleaning up so easy. I wish I found this before. Highly recommend." —Anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in seven styles).

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