Organize Every Room In Your Home With These Clever Storage Bins and Containers

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When you consider what makes a beautiful home, furniture and decor are probably the first things that come to mind. But the real unsung heroes of a beautiful design are clever storage solutions, which can have an even more significant impact on how your home looks and feels than your furniture.

Storage containers, bins, and totes provide safe, secure places for all of your home's miscellaneous odds and ends so that your interior design can shine brightly and you can rest easy knowing everything has its place. Storage bins also make easy work of cleaning and decluttering since all you have to do is toss any clutter inside to safely store it out of sight.

What to look for in storage solutions

Not all storage solutions are created equally, and some storage containers lend themselves better to specific spaces than others. 

Dai'Jah Wroten, an interior designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, advises that "For areas like bedrooms, bathrooms, offices, and kitchens, you should go for aesthetically pleasing storage bins that complement the design of the room if they are seen. If these storage bins are under a cabinet or in a closet, you can go for a more standard bin, but be sure that they all match to maintain consistency and reduce visual clutter." 

Storage bins and baskets
Aesthetically pleasing work well in living spaces

Additionally, you should consider whether your needs require closed or open storage. For instance, if you're using storage containers for skincare products that you plan to use each day, then you might want a lidless container that lets you quickly grab whatever you need. On the other hand, if you're storing winter sweaters until next year, then a storage container with a tight lid that will protect your clothes from moths and dust is ideal. 

Since storage needs are vast and varied, we're highlighting the very best storage solutions for every room (and need!) in your home. Whether you want your storage containers to double as living room decor or you're seeking heavy-duty totes for the garage, the following storage solutions can help you create the tidy, organized home you've always wanted. 

Our 20 Top Storage Bins and Containers Picks 

The Best Storage Bins for Kitchens

Multi-Purpose Bins

Multi-Purpose Bins
Container Store Multi-Purpose Bins

Simple and effective, these plastic storage bins come in several different sizes to make it easy to organize everything from cookbooks to refrigerator contents. And the clear plastic design means you don't need any labels to instantly know what's inside.

Their nearly universal utility has also made them a favorite among professional organizers. "I have been organizing for years and have seen everything, but I can't imagine heading to a client's home without these bins," says Karen Sullivan, a professional organizer at Organizing Genies.

Shop now at containerstore.com

Open Spaces Wire Baskets

Open Spaces Wire Baskets

These storage options are equal parts functional and sustainable. The zero-plastic baskets feature a durable steel base and scratch-resistant matte finish. 

They also come in two sizes and five sophisticated hues that will look great on any shelf, cabinet, or countertop, no matter your kitchen aesthetic.

Shop now at patternbrands.com

3-Tier Bamboo Expandable Shelf Organizer

Marie Kondo Kocha Brown 3-Tier Expanding Shelf
Marie Kondo Kocha Brown 3-Tier Expanding Shelf

This three-tier organizer is made from renewable materials and offers a more eco-friendly alternative to its plastic counterparts. It also happens to be designed by Marie Kondo, the unofficial queen of organizing:

"The 3-Tier Bamboo Expandable Shelf Organizer is a kitchen must-have. I love this piece because it can go on your countertop or in your cabinet, so it works in a variety of kitchen designs," Marie Kondo told Living Cozy.

Shop now at containerstore.com

Stackable Storage Baskets

Stackable Storage Baskets
Stackable Storage Baskets

These intelligent storage solutions feature a stackable design that allows them to seamlessly fit in a wide variety of spaces.

Featuring four different sizes, the three smallest bins can sit sideways and tuck perfectly on the top of the largest size, potentially saving a ton of space. 

Shop now at food52.com

iDesign Eco Stacking Bin

iDesign® Medium Eco Stacking Bin with Bamboo Lid
iDesign® Medium Eco Stacking Bin with Bamboo Lid

Speaking of stackable, if you purchase several of these storage containers, you can easily stack them on top of one another to save space. 

The plastic storage bins feature a bamboo lid that keeps their contents secure in addition to hidden handles for easy transportability. 

Shop now at bedbathandbeyond.com

The Best Storage Bins for Bedrooms

Open Spaces Underbed Storage

Open Spaces Underbed Storage
Open Spaces Underbed Storage

The space underneath your bed is perfect for storage, allowing you to hide items out of sight while keeping them within arm's reach. And these underbed storage solutions maximize this space to the fullest. 

Made from recycled felt, the eco-friendly storage containers feature heavy-duty leather handles and more than two square feet of storage space, making them ideal for bulkier items, like sweaters, seasonal clothing, and blankets. 

Shop now at patternbrands.com

White Nordic Storage Baskets with Handles

White Nordic Storage Baskets With Handles
White Nordic Storage Baskets With Handles

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, these storage tubs come in all kinds of different sizes for optimum storage versatility. They also feature a thoughtful, ventilated design. 

"The Container Store's White Nordic Storage Basket features holes along the sides for ventilation—a useful addition if you're storing clothes, which can get musty," says Dai'Jah Wroten. 

Shop now at containerstore.com

Modern Weave Underbed Storage Basket

Modern Weave Underbed Storage Basket
Modern Weave Underbed Storage Basket

This beautiful storage basket from West Elm is as attractive as it is functional. "The compact design is handwoven with sturdy rattan and includes a hinged lid to keep all your items secure," says Dai'Jah Wroten. 

"This storage bin is 6.5 inches tall, making it ideal for slipping underneath your bed frame, and it comes with a built-in handle, so you won't have to worry about wear and tear."

Shop now at westelm.com

Folden Lane Baskets

Folden Lane Baskets
Folden Lane Baskets

Made from vegan leather, these heavy-duty storage baskets can be folded up and tucked away when not in use, and they come in four neutral hues that will align with virtually any aesthetic. 

You can also choose from several different sizes and shapes to find just the right fit for your storage needs. 

Shop now at foldenlane.com

The Best Storage Bins for Living Rooms

Blocks Basket

Blocks Baskets
Blocks Baskets

This stunning storage basket is made using a hybrid weaving technique in Peru. Composed of recycled yarn made from plastic bottles, the flexible yet durable design comes in two sizes to fit diverse needs. 

And thanks to its beautiful design, you can treat this basket as a piece of decor, putting it on full display while using it to store living room essentials like extra throw blankets and pillows. 

Shop now at minna-goods.com

Modern Weave Harvest Basket

Modern Weave Harvest Baskets
Modern Weave Harvest Baskets

Sold individually or as a matching pair, these handy storage baskets, handwoven in the Philippines, will add texture and warmth to any living room. 

The storage solutions come in two natural hues and make it easy to store living room items within reach, like remotes and magazines. 

Shop now at westelm.com

Mercado Storage Basket 

Mercado Storage Basket
Mercado Storage Basket

Handcrafted with Mexican palm leaves, this storage basket comes in three roomy sizes, ranging from medium to oversized, so it's a great option no matter your decluttering needs. 

You can also purchase each size individually or save some money by buying a set of two or three. These storage baskets will help you organize your home in style, no matter how many you get. 

Shop now at the-citizenry.com

Shoji Bamboo Bin

Marie Kondo Kocha Brown Shoji Bamboo Bin With Liner
Marie Kondo Shoji Bamboo Bin

Designed by Marie Kondo, this storage solution is handmade from bamboo with a design inspired by the Shoji room dividers ubiquitous in Japan. 

The catchall is perfect for wrangling clutter, featuring translucent sheets set within a lattice bamboo frame. And the interior is finished with a coated fabric liner that makes it easy to wipe clean and restore its original beauty. 

Shop now at containerstore.com

The Best Storage Bins for Bathrooms 

Hay Color Crates

Hay Color Crates
Hay Color Crates

These colorful storage crates are sold in various sets that feature different colors and sizes. The smallest size works well as a drawer organizer, while the larger sizes can help you organize your bathroom shelves, cupboards, and counters.

Made from polypropylene, the storage containers can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth, making them a practical storage solution that will work and look great for years to come. 

Shop now at hay.com

Open Spaces Storage Bins

Small Storage Bins
Small Storage Bins

This lovely storage set will create the perfect home for your bathroom essentials and look great doing it. It comes in five pretty hues with the option to purchase bamboo lids to keep your items extra secure. 

"The containers are made of durable plastic and are definitely worth investing in to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom. The perfect bathroom storage for above or below the cabinet is worth the splurge, in my opinion," says Dai'Jah Wroten. 

Shop now at patternbrands.com

Wood Storage Box

Yamazaki Wood Handle Storage Caddy
Yamazaki Wood Handle Storage Caddy

Every bathroom can benefit from a good caddy, and this one from West Elm perfectly fits the bill. Designed in Japan, the caddy comes in white and mint hues, with a solid ash wood handle that makes it easy to take from point A to point B. 

You can stick it in your shower to create an attractive way to display soap, razors, and shampoo, or put it on top of your counter for things like skincare products and makeup brushes. 

Shop now at westelm.com

Wayfair Basics Obray Plastic Bin

Wayfair Basics Obray Plastic Bin
Wayfair Basics Obray Plastic Bin

If you like to keep things simple, you'll love this plastic storage bin. Its open-top design makes it a breeze to access items when you need them, and built-in handles make it an excellent option for when you're on-the-go

The storage caddy's heavy-duty plastic composition also means it can stand up to wear and tear so that you can continue to enjoy a neat and organized bathroom for the long haul. 

Shop now at wayfair.com

The Best Storage Bins for Garages 

Sterilite Industrial Totes

Sterilite Plastic 27 Gallon Industrial Tote
Sterilite Plastic 27 Gallon Industrial Tote

These heavy-duty storage totes are a disorganized garage's best friend. Large and stackable, their 27-gallon size can store items big and small, and you can safely stack them on top of one another to save space. 

"I love using Sterilite Industrial Totes for the garage. They have latches to keep the lid secure and a keyhole design in the lid, allowing you to tie them down if you are transporting them. You can even get some with wheels, making it easier to move around," raves Dai'Jah Wroten. 

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Rubbermaid Brute

Brute Large Tote
Brute Large Tote

Made from commercial-grade material, these storage bins are another heavy-duty option that's perfect for keeping all of your garage items safe, secure, and organized. 

The containers are stackable, offering space-saving capabilities, and they're water-resistant, so they're a great fit even for damp garages. Plus, the handles feature tiny holes that allow for drainage, helping to prevent moisture damage. 

Shop now at lowes.com

Clear Weathertight Totes Cases

Clear Weathertight Totes Cases
Clear Weathertight Totes Cases

Sometimes you want to be able to see the contents of your storage containers at a glance, in which case clear plastic storage bins are the way to go. 

Not only do these polypropylene storage totes make it easy to see what's inside, but they also feature an air- and water-tight seal that will protect your belongings even during bad weather conditions. They're also stackable and come in many different sizes, so you can use them to meet virtually any storage need. 

Shop now at containerstore.com

Written by
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and passionate interior design lover. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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