10 Chic Storage Containers You Won't Be Embarrassed to Leave Out
We've searched high and low to find chic and beautiful storage solutions for you so that you never need to feel storage container shame again.
Raise your hand if you have some ugly storage containers hanging out around your home that you very much don’t want anyone to ever see. (Excuse me while I raise my hand high.) These containers might work fine up in the attic or deeply buried in the garage, but if you have some storage needs that require more front and center solutions, you need to find some cute containers ASAP. Here we go...
Laundry Room With Stylish Storage Containers
If your favorite dryer sheets' package clashes with your color palette, transfer the contents into a container that's more in line with the decor. Stacy Risenmay of the blog Not Just a Housewife chose an old metal box that adds the perfect patina to her laundry room.
Not Another Housewife
This numbered organizer can be mounted on the wall and is a killer solution for a kids' room, mudroom, kitchen or even an entryway. You can use the baskets on their own to store small items or hold gloves, hats, scarves and pet supplies. You can even put additional storage containers inside the baskets to make them even more useful.
These industrial wire baskets with copper handles are a fab option for open shelving where you’re looking for a bit more organization. Since these baskets are open, you’ll want to choose things that aren't messy or cluttered. Think books, neat stacks of paper, yarn or other craft supplies.
This gorgeous, vintage-inspired bucket looks like it came straight from a flea market in Paris. This would be a perfect solution to keep at the front door to hold shoes and slippers or to use for magazine storage in a living room. They would also work great in a bathroom for extra towel storage.
This magazine holder is shaped like a small tote and would do a magnificent job of reeling in some of the clutter if you’re a magazine addict. You could also use this in a guest bedroom or in an entryway to store umbrellas.
These inexpensive woven baskets are a fantastic buy and include chic chalkboard labels on the front. These would work especially well in a pantry or a closet but would also look great on some open shelving or underneath a bed. Though they're woven, they're a tight weave so you don’t risk anyone seeing the contents of what’s inside if they're tucked under a bed or on the top shelf of a closet.
This box would work beautifully for jewelry storage but could also be used for a number of other storage options. You could put it out on a console in your entryway to store keys, wallet and other small items or use it on a coffee table to store remote controls out of sight.
This is a sneaky solution to keep on your bookshelf to store anything you want to hide away. Since this box simply looks like another book, no one will be able to tell that it's actually a storage container. While you wouldn’t want to use it in place of a safe, it’s definitely a great option for hiding things away in plain sight.
These modular boxes are a great choice for staying organized on your desk or craft table. Since they're stackable, you can choose to add as many or as few as you would like, depending on your needs. You can also create different combinations of drawers. For example, if you only need wider drawers, you can skip all the smaller, more narrow drawers altogether.
This industrial-inspired narrow storage rack is a great solution to add in particularly tight spaces. This would work well in a kitchen, laundry room or bathroom. You could use some additional bins inside the open shelving if you didn’t want your items out in the open, or simply use the wire mesh shelves to neatly display your items.
These woven baskets are available in a couple of different sizes and color choices. They would work great for some additional magazine storage in a living room or even to store some extra blankets. The larger one would be great as a hamper in a kids room or for extra towel storage in a bathroom.
For the Closet: Not Just for Photos
Photo boxes are an extremely inexpensive option for versatile storage. Look for them on sale at craft stores, and then stock up. Here, they’re used in a bathroom closet for extra supplies, like razors, toothbrushes and travel-size toiletries. Get more closet organizing + storage tips.
For the Closet: Add Bonus Storage Drawers
Plastic storage drawers can add tons of organization to any space. In a linen closet, use them to corral wash clothes and hand towels. The sturdy drawers also help piles of bath towels stay neat and upright on each side. Get more closet organizing + storage tips.
For the Bathroom: Put Cabinet Doors to Work
For the Kitchen: Clever Clothespin Hack
This is the least expensive storage solution ever! Attach clothespins to the inside of a cabinet with super glue gel. The clothespins are the perfect place to store dish gloves. Get more under-the-sink organizing + storage tips.
For the Home Gym: Display Your Gear
Pegboards are great tools for organizing because they take a mishmash of items and turn them into one unified display. Think outside the garage and use pegboards inside the house in unique spaces – like a mini-home gym in front of your exercise equipment. Get more home gym organizing + storage tips.
For the Home Office: Contain Paper Clutter
Keep your office organized by creating a magazine file for catalogs you want to keep for later reference, and another for incoming new magazines. It keeps the magazine clutter out of the rest of the house, and if it’s in the file, you know you haven’t read it yet. Get more home office organizing + storage tips.
For the Laundry Room: Make a Lint Bin
Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets. Get tips for making your own laundry room lint bin.