7 must-have storage solutions to keep tight rooms and apartments tidy and organized — as low as $8
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For many, the start of a new year means getting their lives in order. One of the easiest and most hassle-free ways to approach this goal is to invest in storage solutions that force you to keep things in a designated place throughout the year.
There are a few storage essentials from The Container Store and Amazon that fit the bill perfectly — especially if you live in an apartment or have limited space to work with.
Highlights include this best-selling Tall Drawer Solution perfect for storing clothes, linens and even stationery; this Magnetic Foldable Fridge Spice Rack, a must-have for those with limited to no countertop space at all; and two shoe storage options that keep your footwear perfectly organized and accessible. These are all items you’ll be glad you bought.
Check out all seven picks below and get your apartment in order for the new year!
1. Elfa White Wide Tall Drawer Solution, $178.49 (Orig. $254.99)
$178.49 at The Container Store
This is one of my all-time favorites. In fact, I use it literally every day. It’s perfect for all-purpose storage in any room and has a mix of deep, shallow and mid-depth drawers. The mesh drawers are perfect for breathability while preventing small items from falling through.
I particularly love the Elfa White Wide Tall Drawer Solution‘s durable and sturdy epoxy-bonded steel construction and the super-smooth and silent sliding drawers. Whether you’re looking for extra clothing storage, linen storage or need a more pocket-friendly alternative to an expensive dresser, this is, hands-down, the best solution.
2. Best Value Case of 6 X-Large Drop-Front Shoe Box, $79.99
$54.99-$79.99 at The Container Store
Here’s another one that completely changed the way I live my daily life — and that’s no exaggeration. Prior to investing in these translucent drop-front shoe boxes, I had a standard shoe rack that I purchased from Amazon. While it definitely got the job done and stored my shoes neatly, I found that it wasn’t an ideal solution for larger shoes and would often squash them either at the top or the sides.
These extra-large shoe boxes perfectly fit most men’s shoe sizes up to 16, and, best of all, they’re stackable, so they look beautifully organized and stacked up against a wall. These also alleviate lots of space when stacked, allowing you more space in your room or apartment.
These come in small, large and extra-large and are available in five colors.
3. Woffit Under Bed Show Storage Organizer, Set of Two, $22.33 (Orig. $49.99)
If you don’t have a free wall at your disposal, storing your shoes under your bed is the next best thing. This super affordable, two-pack under-bed shoe organizer easily fits 24 pairs of shoes (12 pairs in each organizer). Shoppers also say they easily fit women’s size 11 shoes in each compartment without bending the dividers.
These also have handles at each corner for easy access and to disguise them as a sleek drawer under your bed.
4. Timirog Closet Organizers and Storage Magic Hangers (10-Pack), $7.99
If you’ve ever lived in a small apartment, you know they have very limited closet space. One of the easiest ways to maximize the space that you already have is with drop hangers. These “Amazon’s Choice” ones come in a pack of 10 and were specifically made with apartments and college dorm closets in mind.
These triple the amount of closet space you have, and each hanger holds at least five garments. Plus, a 10-pack is only $8!
5. Medium Joyful Round Stripes Bin, $34.99 (Orig. $42.99)
$42.99-$64.99 at The Container Store
The possibilities are endless with these stylish felt bins. Use them as dirty clothes hampers, storage for blankets and throw pillows, decorative containers for magazines, toiletries and more.
Unlike most bins, these are soft and made of wool, adding a more whimsical and durable finish to your place. They come in two sizes (medium and large) and six colors.
6. Collapsible Storage Bins with Lid and Doors, $44.99 with Ticked Coupon (Orig. 49.99)
These storage bins have gone viral on TikTok for all the right reasons. Giving you easy access at the front and top, these storage bins come with a lid and two doors at the front. Best of all, they’re completely collapsible, making them the ideal storage solution for those who only need to store things at certain times throughout the year.
When you’re done using them, collapse them and store them in your closet. They fold up tightly, so they’ll barely take up any room at all.
7. Jolitac Magnetic Foldable Fridge Spice Rack with Paper Towel Holder, $37.99
Lastly, for those who have limited or no countertop space at all in their kitchens, this Magnetic Foldable Fridge Spice Rack is a lifesaver. It attaches to your refrigerator and has two shelves for storage, two rods (one for paper towels and another to hang a dish towel if needed) and hooks.
Best of all, it’s foldable when not in use!
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