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60 Insanely Clever Storage Ideas For Your Entire House
These are some of the most useful ideas I've seen for storage.
Melanie Scott
09.10.21

One of the few good good things caused by the pandemic, for me personally, was that it made me take a look at my space and consider how better to organize it. Being homebound 24/7, I got to know the nooks and crannies of my home really well. This meant finding new and innovative ways to keep my space clean and tidy, some of which I didn’t even know existed. Below are a list of 60 really great products that I’ve rounded up for you. Hopefully you’ll find them as awesome and useful as I do!

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These Closet Shelf Separators Are What’s Been Missing From Your Life

Do I have too many bags? Maybe. Is my closet made for one person, yet I have somehow accumulated enough clothing and accessories to last until the year 3,000? Who’s to say. I just know that they all have a place in my heart, so I needed a way to keep them tidy and easily accessible. Made of clear acrylic, these shelf separators are working to keep everything in my home, from clothing to books to toys, spaced apart from each other six feet at all times. Wait, that rule is just for people. Do they make these for people?

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These Reusable Sandwich Bags are a Great Sustainable Alternative for Snacks

Sandwich bags are really useful to have around for snacks, marinating, lunches, what have you. I always feel guilty using them, though, because of how much plastic is wasted when their purpose has been served. So, I decided to buy these reusable alternatives to save both the environment and my conscience in one go.

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This Set of Two Pull-Out Organizers Give Your Eggs A Home

So I spend a lot of time with my fridge and pantry. So after I bought the containers above I found these gems. After reading a couple of reviews that claimed these mountable fridge drawers with egg cradles were “easy to use” and “fits well” I just hit to cart. Bonus, you can take all those excess cartons and soundproof the garage so your teenager can finally start working towards their dream of being the best drummer this side of the Atlantic.

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An Expandable Under Sink Organizer To Keep Things Tidy

Much like hoarding plastic bags and not talking about politics at family gatherings, the chaotic little bubble of a parallel universe that we colloquially call ‘under the sink’ is simply a fact of life. Join me as one of the advanced beings in this world and sort yours out with this expandable shelf unit. Another great part is when now that we’re slowly having company a gain, you don’t have to experience that surge of fear when they open all your cupboards looking for the garbage. Because now, they’ll be met with the smug glory that is your under-sink world.

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These Stackable 3-Tier Shelves Are Great to Store and Organize Pantry Items

Simple and unobtrusive, these stackable shelves fit easily into any cabinet or pantry, ready to meet all your organization needs. You can even use it for that under-the-sink area that we all pretend doesn’t need tending to, but only because we’re afraid of what we’ll find after years of tossing in half-used bottles of bleach and old magic erasers. No? Just me?

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This Slim Vanity Cabinet is Great For Even the Smallest Bathrooms

Those of you who also struggle with the tiny bathroom problem and feel like it’s always cluttered because there’s nowhere to put your stuff, this one’s for you! A ultra-slim vanity cabinet is just the thing to keep the clutter contained in even the smallest of bathrooms. This one is particularly nice because it has a slotted door, keeping that which you want to out of view until you need to use it.

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This Larger Moving Storage Cart Adds a Vintage Vibe to Your Space While Keeping It Tidy

This cart can spruce up any area and the best part is the four wheels make it mobile. Be that a dorm room, a kitchen, or as an extra wine area because my shelf was full (it’s COVID). It also comes in four cute colors which pretty much go with every color scheme.

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A Sealable Bag Holder For Ease of Access During Cooking and Meal Prep

This is one of those random knick knacks that you don’t know you wanted until you got your hands on one and used it. Who would think that bag holder for food prep and cooking could be so niche yet so powerful?

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This Tiered Bamboo Shoe Shelf Takes Only a Few Steps to Set Up

This tiered bamboo shelf is exactly what you need to give your shoes the home they deserve. With two tiers and a rustic vibe, they are a great and stylish space saving option for organizing your footwear. Keep an eye out though, because your dogs may try to use it as a trampoline to get to the treats jar.

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These Stackable Bins Work For Everything From Toys to Veggies

These colorful bins have a retro feel to them that call back to a bygone era. Think That 70s Show, for example. Can’t you totally see Kitty reaching for some onions from the shallot bin, that’s neatly stacked beneath more often used items such as oils and sauces? These are also great for organizing toys in your child’s bedroom or play area (or, in my case, my dogs’ toys).

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These Multi-Tier Baskets Are the Perfect Solution to Bath Storage

Organize your bathroom and kitchen cabinets with these two-tiered organizers with built-in dividers. Perfect for keeping shampoos and conditioners separate, as well as providing a home for loofahs and bath bombs, you can feel like you have a personal spa in your own home. Bath time will actually be relaxing?

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A Waterproof Trashcan For Your Car or Campsite

I got really tired with all the receipt bits and bottle caps lining the floor of my car. Having a dedicated trashcan for my vehicle has been an absolute gamechanger. It’s actually made it so that I automatically keep my car less messy, as well, since I don’t need to leave plastic bags in there for when I suddenly need to dry my tears and have nowhere to throw the tissue.

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Keep Your Water Bottles Tidy Using This Stackable, Standing Holder

I never really thought about having a dedicated place for my water bottles until I started using a stackable holder like this one. They tend to take up a lot of space and a lot of the time will fall over and roll around the cupboards. This is definitely something that if you have the space for, you should look into getting because it will absolutely increase your quality of life.

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This 2-Tier Dishrack Organizes Your Dishes While They Dry

Pretty much every house needs a dishrack, regardless of the existence of a dishwasher. I chose this one for its two-tiered design, so that it stays more organized while my dishes dry.

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These Hanging Shower Caddies Are Simple and Lightweight

This hanging caddy was my shampoo storage of choice back when I had a clawfooted tub that stood alone in the middle of the bathroom. With no place to really hang up even an adhesive shower caddy, I hung one of these from the shower head itself. There are little holes in the bottom for easy drainage and I like how roomy all the compartments are.

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A Slim and Simple Metal Rolling Pantry For When Your Kitchen Lacks Storage

My kitchen lacks built-in storage and one of the ways I’ve circumvented having only 2 cupboards is this with this slim rolling pantry. I use it for snacks and other non-perishables that my dogs can’t get into. Its minimalist profile lets it blend seamlessly into its surroundings and I love the convenience of it being on wheels.

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These Interlocking Bins Organize Your Drawers, No Matter The Layout

Pens, pen caps, screws, elastics from produce that you feel guilty about throwing out because you never know when you need a naked piece of rubber, half a french fry. Those are just a few examples of what litters the bottom of my kitchen and desk drawers. Thankfully, I’ve purchased some of these bins to sort it out. With the option to attach them from either side in any orientation that you need, they’ve proven to be a superb answer to those little knick-knacks.

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A Simple and Compact Storage System to Keep Your Earbuds in Order

I think almost everybody knows the frustration of wanting to listen to a song but when you pull your earbuds out, they appear to have engaged in battle within the confines of your pockets or purse. That’s why I’m thankful for st

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This Purse Holder for Your Car Makes For Safer Driving

I used to be one of those people who threw my bag into the back or side seat when I’m driving by myself. Where it gets tricky is if you’re going grocery shopping or have passengers along for the ride. Since I frequently am called upon to drive my friends and family places, it became a hassle to keep my bag on the armrest. Investing in a purse holder was a great decision, with the added bonus that my dogs can’t jump into the front seat.

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Some Vacuum Sealed Bags Perfect for Spring and Fall Cleaning

Save even more space by vacuum-sealing anything you know you won’t need this winter. I’m talking bathing suits, short shorts, and anything else that would expose your precious skin to the icy, cold grasp of winter. These are incredibly simple to use and, as a bonus, won’t allow your garments to collect mould or bugs.

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A Tiered Jewelry Holder to Display and Arrange Your Fave Accessories On

I only have a few accessories but I like to keep good care of them. I’d always plopped them into a box or dish when I was done wearing them, though, which never felt that great. However, when I was able to hang them up and put them on display on one of these tiered jewelry holders, it actually lifted my mood and made me feel somewhat fancy.

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An Over-the-Door Ironing Rack Maximizes Your Laundry Space

If you have an ironing board, you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say, how do these take up so much room? They don’t ever really fit anywhere conveniently, either. Rather, you have to arrange everything else around them and hope that when ironing day comes around, you won’t have to wade through too many things to get to it. Over-the-door racks like this one are how to make sure you don’t dread laundry day. It holds up everything you need without taking up any floor space; what more could you ask for?

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Protect Your Delicates With These Mesh Laundry Bags

These mesh bags are something I think every household needs, no matter what. Especially for us gals and our tendency to not actually handwash the delicates that we promised we would at the time of purchase, having a protective bag in which to throw them before they enter the laundry machine provides some peace of mind. The bigger ones are also great for knitted sweaters and sheer blouses.

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Those Mops and Brooms Can Finally Stop Taking Up an Entire Corner

Even if you have a wall-mounted Dyson (some of us just aren’t there yet, okay, Karen??), you likely still use your Swiffer or that trusty mop n’ bucket. Keep your trusty cleaning buddies off the floor they worked so hard to buff with this mountable broom and mop holder. You can use screws or the included adhesive, and when you’re done, relax with the knowledge that your house is clean and that your friends love you and you don’t need your mother-in-law’s approval to be happy. You don’t need it.

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These Food-Grade Reusable Bags Save You Space While Saving the Environment

We’re well into the era where we need to prioritize reducing our impact on the environment as much as possible. That includes switching from disposable wrappers and plastic bags to more sustainable options like these sealable bag holders I always feel guilty using them, though, because of how much plastic is wasted when their purpose has been served. So, I decided to buy these reusable alternatives to save both the environment and my conscience in one go.

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These Produce Containers Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresh, Longer

When you bring veggies home from the store, they’re often still a bit moist from … well, existing as vegetables. You’ll find you can keep them fresh longer by using an airtight produce container. Those fruits and veggies won’t be able to go bad as fast.

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This Organizer Rack Keeps Your Bakeware Sitting Pretty

I hate having a drawer full of cluttered cutting boards. It’s a layer of chaos I’d rather avoid having in my life. That’s why I bought one of these compartment racks so everything has a place. Its rubber feet protect the surface it sits on and it’s compact enough to fit under most cabinets.

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This Simple Over-the-Cabinet Door Organizer Keeps Cutting Boards and Saran Wrap Out of Sight

There’s nothing that sparks joy in me more than a kitchen where everything has a place, and where those places are never the countertops. Something like this over-the-door organizer basket keeps things like my cutting boards, saran wraps, and parchment papers in an easy-to-access area.

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This Compartmented Dish Caddy Ensures You’ll Never Have to Use a Soggy Sponge

I get really anxious when people in my house leave a wet sponge in the sink and don’t squeeze the old water out and let it dry in between use. The only thing this caddy doesn’t do is the actual dishes. That’s all you, hon.

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These Colorful All-in-One Storage Containers Work For Anything From Crayons to Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanny has become quite the staple these days, to the point where if you have children, you’ll basically want them to have access to some at any point. That’s where these colorful containers come in. They are perfect for your child’s crayons and pens, gluesticks and tape, and of course, hand sanitizer.

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Declutter Your Desk Using This Mesh Organizer With a Slideout Drawer

Finally declutter your desk with this mesh organizer. With 5 sections at the top for papers, file folders and mail, and a slideout drawer that you can keep knick knacks such as sticky notes and paper clips in, you’ll look and feel like a proud professional who isn’t at all afraid of anyone on Zoom seeing the state of her surroundings.

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These Heavy-Duty Cord Organizers Are Great For Cleaning Up Your Garage

We all probably have some kind of cord organizer in our home at this point. But have you considered getting some heavy-duty ones to keep your garage or shed in order, too? The only caveat is that it gets a little addicting, and you might find yourself wandering around your home, looking for things to plug in just so you can organize them better … or is that just me?

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This Contemporary TV Stand Adds a Modern Touch to Your Living Space

For a storage solution that’s unique and modern, this tv stand definitely places in the top three. It’s actually adjustable and can be set up in various shapes that suit your taste and needs. This also allows you to neatly organize routers, cables and decor in a way that is pleasing to look at and completely functional.

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This 3-Pack of Foldable Storage Boxes Are So Cute

These rugged canvas containers with sleek PU leather handles for easy movement are my favourite! Coming in many colours and packs of 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12, as well as different sizes, I’m really hoping to make my professional organizer friends proud. They’re all lined up by size against the wall, looking stylish while keeping my dogs’ toys off the floor. The boxes are nice, too.

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This 3-Tiered Shelving Unit Fits Above Your Toilet For a Minimalist Look

For anyone whose bathroom lacks shelving and floor space, this shelving unit that is designed to fit above your toilet could be the best solution. Made of solid wood with three open shelves, you’ll be able to maximize the space while giving your bathroom a mini makeover.

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These Handmade Iron 2-Tiered Hanging Baskets Will Spruce Up Any Countertop

Something about iron and wrought-iron pieces really just makes any space they’re in exponentially more elegant, don’t you think? Reminiscent of Victorian aesthetics, these tiered hanging baskets are a beautiful option for fruits, k-cups, or even toys and art supplies.

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These Plastic Mason Jar Lids Will Brighten Up Your Cupboards

I don’t know about you but I’m always losing the lids to my mason jars. It’s gotten to the point that they’ve nearly all become drinkware. A handy option to have around are these plastic mason jar lids. While a little silly-looking, it makes it easy to color-coordinate things like jams and puddings, as well as brighten up your cupboard a bit.

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These Drawer Dividers Give Your Socks and Undies Some TLC

I can’t tell you how much time I spend every week rifling through my socks and underwear drawers to find matching pairs or even just to separate them from each other. So, I was a little excited when I discovered that they make dividers that keep everything sorted for you. Yeah, you know you’re an adult when new organization tools bring you actual joy.

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Get Yourself a Mini Wine Shelf Using This Freestanding Organizer

A wine shelf is, in my opinion, a goal you can strive for in your life. It kind of represents sophistication and a peace of mind that comes with building a wine collection. Something like this mini one is a great place to start if you, like me, are still in the earlier days of that journey. Otherwise, if your space doesn’t allow a larger wine shelf, this is a good alternative to that.

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An Insulated Water Bottle With a Storage Compartment for Your Earbuds

Let me tell you something: you won’t know you always wanted – nay, needed a water bottle with a built-in secret compartment to keep your earbuds. Seriously. Imagine going for a bike ride or a stroll in the park without having to bring a bag just to carry the essentials. You can store other things in this twist-off compartment, too, such as vitamin packets and keys. Talk about living in the future.

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A Stylish Steel Countertop Holder For All Your Hair Styling Tools

No amount of bathroom storage space will able to contain the wildness that is all the cords to all of your hair styling tools. You’ll definitely want one of these steel holders if you own at least one hair-related contraption. Beyond being way more aesthetically pleasing, those hot tools will last longer if they aren’t constantly being thrown and jostled around a cramped drawer or cupboard.

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Keep Track of Your Tupperware Lids With This Dedicated Organizer

Seriously, if you haven’t gottten one of these lid organizers for your tupperware, you’re missing out and need to change that ASAP. I know I lose them about twice as fast as socks in the laundry, so this organizer was a godsend.

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Organize Your Vanity With These Plastic Apothecary Jars

I have endless boxes of random knick knacks which irritate me when I look at them because they are unsightly and look untidy. So I got this set of clear apothecary jars which I use in multiple spaces around the house to deal with my mini piles of junk. Even better, they’re made of BPA-free plastic that isn’t under constant threat of being smashed to pieces by children or pets.

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This Set of Metal Shower Caddies Will Have Your Bottles Sorted In An Instant

I decided to give my bathroom a makeover with these floating corner shelves. As they require no drilling, they are landlord-safe, which in the age of renting is a huge plus. All I did was simply peel off the adhesive backing and stick it to the wall so that it’s almost level but not quite because sometimes ya girl just doesn’t have the patience to measure first. It holds well and the backing is invisible.

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This Tiered Bamboo Shelving Unit is Adjustable For Different Spaces

A sophisticated option to keep items above the surface, this tiered bamboo shelving unit is adjustable to suit your space. It features an easy setup and works well in any room, be it the kitchen, bathroom, or office. I particularly like that it comes with rubber feet that prevents the shelf from scratching up your countertops.

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Teatime Will Be Even More Relaxing When Those Bags Are Neat and Tidy in Their Dedicated Rack

I mean, if you’re an avid tea drinker, you’ll probably be more than willing to invest in something like this tea rack to organize all of your teabags. Imagine basically choosing a tea as if you were at a cafe: all laid out and easy to see, only you’re in the comfort of your own home. Relax better knowing that the bottom of one of your drawers isn’t littered with teabags and stress.

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These Foldable Storage Bags Have Clear Windows For Ease-of-Use

It’s somehow nearly fall again, which means the time is neigh to start flipping your wardrobe over to cold season attire. I find that storing everything from coats to curtains in these foldable boxes makes the process easy and even enjoyable. I especially love that the clear pane gives a clear view of what’s inside to keep other seasonal essentials safe and clean. They also keep out dust so things stay nice and clean until you need them again.

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This Stylish Set Ensures You Never Mix Up Your Coffee and Your Tea

I really like dedicated storage containers. These ones are made specifically for your coffee and sugars. Clear with large, modern lettering, they’ll go really well with a contemporary kitchen or breakfast nook area.

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A Slim and Sturdy Cart For Literally Any Space

This is one of those utility carts that will blend into its background with absolutely no effort, while holding all that you need it to hold- on wheels. It works great as a bedside alternative or addition, for things that don’t really fit or look nice on your bedside table, such as tissue boxes, books and phone chargers.

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These Underbed Collapsable Storage Containers Keep Your Clutter Hidden Away

Remember college and living in a dorm and having to fit everything you owned into about three square feet? That’s what these collapsable storage containers remind me of. For real, though, under the bed is a seriously neglected space that could definitely benefit from some TLC and dedicated storage. You’ll thank yourself later when you need to access your things and are able to just pull one of these containers out and reach whatever you need.

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This Multi-Pocket Over-The-Door Organizer is Perfect for Smaller Spaces

I bought one of these as a gift for a girlfriend who just had a newborn. She needed something to help store, but within easy reach, some diaper and wipes because we all know when baby is cranky about a wet nappy. The house will be screamed down before we know it if that diaper is not changed in an instant. Point of the story. She says it’s a life saver.

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This Super Cute Bread Box Will Save Your Bread and Your Counter Space

Like every single other person in the entire world, I have attempted many sourdough bread recipes. Too many. I needed something to keep it in, though, because shoving freshly baked bread into the fridge is just too heinous a thought (if only because one spent way too long just on trying to keep the starter alive). This one is designed to look like a mini bakery front, large enough to store a couple loaves of bread, while you can use the top compartment for dinner rolls and buns of varying shapes and sizes.

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A Simple and Elegant Hanging Grid Cubby To Add Storage Without Sacrificing Convenience

I really like storage pieces that go under or inside existing spaces. It makes me feel like I’m really maximizing the area in the most optimal way. Take these hanging wire grid baskets, for example. They make separating plates from bowls easy, as well as giving those stray napkins and soy sauce packets a home.

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Some Lovably Punny Decor Boxes to Brighten Up Your Bathroom

These rustic wooden bins give the top of your toilet some much-needed sprucing up. With their charming quotes like “nice butt” and “hello sweet cheeks”, you won’t be able to resist smiling as you reach for the air freshener.

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A Modern Spice Rack and Paper Towel Holder Lets You Maximise Space in Your Kitchen

I really like hanging storage solutions and this spice rack and paper towel holder is exactly what I was looking for. It frees up so much counter space and is quite decent to look at. It also comes with 5 removable hooks you can use for things such as oven mitts and lightweight tools. Best of all, it sticks to your fridge magnetically so you don’t need to do any drilling to set it up.

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This Cute Cotton Rope Basket Gives Some Whimsy to Your Room

Rope baskets are so cute and nautical. If you have a room with idyllic vibes, such as a nursery or toddler’s bedroom, you’ll want to grab a couple of these to organize those toys and baby clothes. They’re also very malleable and happy to live in a closet or on top of a shelf, too.

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These Stylish Floating Shelves Will Elevate Your Space and Its Contents

I have limited space in my room, so I had to get creative. I wanted to put shelves that didn’t appear to take up as much space and these were perfect for that purpose. These shelves hold up lightweight items such as my plant, camera, and a couple of my favourite books. They were also super easy to put up.

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A Set of Clear Plastic Bins to Sort Your Fruits and Veggies

Once you’ve started to compartmentalize your fridge by using more than just the built-in shelves and drawers, you’ll find that it’s hard to stop. Everything can have its own, dedicated nook. For example, your fruits and veggies can live in these clear plastic bins. Stackable and low profile, you can arrange them how to suit your fridge and food needs.

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Store Your Cosmetics in These Stackable, Clear Drawers

Made in the USA cosmetic drawers, these are a great option for keeping your vanity and cosmetics neat and tidy. With its clean lines and stackability, your personal beauty bar will look like it was professionally made, while glo-up time becomes more enjoyable and less stressful for you.

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These Garment Bags Are Amazing For Keeping Your Clothes Free from Dust and Debris

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to recognize the value in investing in good quality clothing. Not only that, but I also realised that in order to keep those nice clothes looking nice, they have to be stored properly. Garment bags such as these ones are great for that very thing. They keep your dresses and suit jackets protected from dust, pet hair, and pesky lint, all of which will increase the longevity of your fave pieces.

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By Melanie Scott
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Melanie Scott is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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