The 12 best things you can buy at The Container Store
It's time to get organized.
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If you didn’t already know, The Container Store is a little slice of organizational heaven and a favorite of smart storage mavens like The Home Edit. Endless hours can easily be spent perusing through aisles of organizational tools or sifting through its site for storage bins, acrylic organizers, and more. You may even find yourself adding things to your cart that you didn’t even know you needed (or wanted, for that matter). Given the sheer amount of selection at The Container Store, it can be a little intimidating for even the most organized person to know what the best things to have are.
Regardless of whether you live in a spacious house, studio apartment, trendy loft, or fifth-floor walkup, keeping yourself organized is crucial, especially as we begin the new year and promised ourselves we will actually get organized this year (again). In a small space, particularly, having your things scattered is stressful and it’s truly amazing how much better you’ll feel after a few color coordinated bins.
From drawer dividers to stackable shoe storage boxes, these 12 top-rated picks from The Container Store are sure to help make your home stay organized and are far more stylish than containers you hoard in the garage.
1. Secure and water-tight clear bins
You can never go wrong with some clear bins. According to more than 300 reviewers, these clear weathertight totes will keep anything you store airtight, secure, and free of unwanted pests, moisture, and dirt, meaning they’ll work well in a garage or under your bed. Its air and water-tight seal, stackability, and different sizes options are just some of the reasons why these bins maintain a 4.6-star rating. One reviewer even claimed that after a year, her Christmas linens smelled just as fresh and clean as when she placed them there.
2. Drawer dividers to follow the Marie Kondo method
If you’re prone to stuffing clothing into your already jam-packed drawers (guilty!), then the Dream Drawer Organizers are for you. They perfect separate clothing in an organized way that would make Marie Kondo proud, and reviewers rave that they instantly transform draws from messy to organized. Better yet, the spring-loaded dividers expand from 12 to 18 inches so they’ll fit into any sized draw seamlessly.
3. Stackable boxes for your shoe collection
More than 400 reviewers say these drop-front shoe boxes are the best solution for storing every kind of shoe from sneakers to short boots to heels. The clear boxes have a clean look that works in any space and make it simple to actually find your shoes. Appearance aside, they are also easily accessible, functional, and multiple can be stacked for the sneaker heads out there. Reviewers claim they use them to store other items such as purses and belts, as well.
4. Multi-purpose bins that are the perfect size
If you have magazines, mail, or random notes scattered all over your desk, then these multi-purpose bins will help keep the clutter at bay. According to more than 400 reviewers, these multi-purpose bins work in every area of your life and are great for storing supplies and books, organizing your freezer or refrigerator, and keeping your office neat and tidy. They feature two-carry handles, a clear exterior, and four size options, which is why these bins have a 4.9-star rating on the site.
5. Drawer organizers for your kitchen tools and more
Tired of sorting through overcrowded drawers for kitchen utensils, craft supplies, or toiletries? These deep drawer organizers are the perfect solution. Dubbed by reviewers as “simple and effective,” they fit seamlessly into most drawers and can be used to organize your kitchen, medicine cabinet, cleaning closet, bathroom, and pantry. The versatility, variety of sizes, and high-quality only add to their appeal. Reviewers also say they make great makeup storage, too.
6. Storage cubes that are also eco-friendly
With more than 200 5-star reviews and a 4.8-star rating, people absolutely love these storage cubes. They’ll definitely help reduce clutter while simultaneously sprucing up any living space. Reviewers claim they are perfect for any space, can be used for any household purpose, and are well made without being too expensive. Made of water hyacinth, the storage cubes are also eco-friendly and are easy to pull out thanks to the integrated handles.
7. A sleek way to store your makeup
Made with a gorgeous acrylic material, these makeup trays and drawers are a brilliant solution to aesthetically organize your makeup, skincare, or jewelry. Aside from looking sleek on any vanity and bathroom, the drawers and trays also feature ample storage space and can stack easily, meaning they’re customizable to your space. One reviewer uses it on their desk to store pencils, pens, sticky pads, and other office supplies.
8. A two-drawer mesh organizer for storage anywhere
According to more than 150 reviewers, this white two drawer mesh organizer works underneath the sink, on the counter, or in the medicine cabinet to keep things incredibly organized. At just $25, it’s reasonably priced and reviewers say it can fit into small spaces while still storing a wide array of items. Each drawer also slides out completely to be used as storage as a bin on its own.
9. Freezer- and refrigerator-safe pantry bins
If you’re sick of looking at a jumbled mess of produce, condiments, and drinks in your refrigerator, these bins are your ultimate solution. They’re made of clear plastic, meaning you won’t need to rummage through your fridge to grab a snack late at night. And, according to reviewers, they can also be used in your pantry, spice cabinet, or freezer, making them incredibly versatile.
10. Smoke-colored multi-purpose bins for polished office storage
These multi-purpose storage bins manage to keep any office space tidy without any of the bulkiness of thicker containers. With more 350 5-star reviews and a 4.9-star rating, reviewers say they’re able maximize space for storing everything from office supplies to magazines to freezer items. One reviewer loves them so much that even dubbed them as “the best purchase of the entire year.”
11. Stackable accessory boxes for jewelry and more
How are you storing your accessories? In the boxes they came in or is your jewelry tangled in a huge knot? If you answered the latter, then you might want these accessory boxes. The visibility, durable plastic and general usefulness of these boxes is what earned them a 4.9-star rating. These small, stackable boxes are just the right size to store things like scarves, belts, jewelry, hosiery, gloves, craft supplies, nail polish, and more. They’re also quite inexpensive at $2 and reviewers have used them as gift boxes, as well.
12. Storage boxes that claim to be unbreakable
These plastic storage boxes are resistant to temperature, very sturdy, and can be used to store anything you possibly need, especially somewhere like an attic or a basement. They have a 4.8-star rating from more than 400 reviews thanks to their quality and affordable price. Plus, the unbreakable polypropylene material it’s made of allows for both visibility and stackability, and they can pretty much be stored anywhere.
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