Storage and Organizing Product Best Finds

Posted on Dec 16 2013 - 7:00am by Michael James


Photo via Ikea

Photo via Ikea

The universe of storage and organization products is enormous. From sideboards to shower racks, you can easily find solutions to every storage problem.

But which boxes, bins, barrels, and baskets are right for you? I’ve searched out a few winning products, one for each room of the house.

Entryway: Corral all that footwear with a hide-away shoe rack, like the Organize It Deluxe Single Shoe Cabinet.

Living room: IKEA’s Expedit bookshelf is excellently multi-purpose. Stick some of these Knipsa baskets in to hold smaller items.

Dining room: The Home Styles Medium Cherry Server has multiple cabinets and drawers as well as space for wine bottles. Also, it looks good.

Kitchen: The Rolling Kitchen Island from Brookstone is topped by a cutting board and hides a trashcan, allowing for easy swiping of veggie trimmings into the compost bin.

Bedroom: Ties and scarves are notoriously hard to keep straight, so try this Tie & Scarf Spinner with 16 Hooks for a little help in this area.

Kids’ room: Keep toys out from underfoot with a chest that doubles as a bench, like a KidKraft Austin Toy Box.

Nursery: Instead of wasting space with a bulky bureau for your little one’s clothes, set up this  24-Piece Nursery Closet Organizer from Delta.

Bathroom: The InterDesign Powerlock Suction Shower Organizer is compact, attractive, holds everything it should, and easily drains excess water. What more could you want?

Garage: Organizing the longer-handled tools like snow shovels, rakes, and brooms is no problem with the Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower Storage Unit.

Anywhere: The remarkable SmartGrip Pad holds whatever you put on it at any angle, from your keys to your cell phone.

What are your favorite storage and organizing products? Which piece of furniture in your house is most essential for keeping things straight?