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Best Storage Containers to Contain Clutter

Updated on October 3, 2014

Use Storage Containers for Clutter Control

We all have it: Clutter. Some of the best storage containers to contain clutter are small boxes and baskets that hold like items.

If you're like me and do crafts or have another hobby that tends to create clutter, these storage boxes and baskets are perfect for keeping things tidy.

I find also that if I take the time to get the right size container, I can fit all of one type of thing together. This makes it easy to work on a project then pack it all up again and put it back on the shelf.

I love to keep greeting cards, letters, and postcards, because frankly, anything that comes in the mail seems to get rarer all the time. They can be easily contained in a small box with a lid so you can look at them again and again then tuck them away. Neat as a pin!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Open Storage Baskets - Use Open Baskets for Items You Use Frequently or Need to Keep in Sight

Open baskets like these are perfect for storing things like...

~ library books and DVDs you use then need to return

~ shoes, boots, or slippers by the door

~ rolled towels in the bathroom

Kitchen Storage Containers

Keep the kitchen tidy and use the space you have efficiently. For instance, getting the trash can out of the way will help work flow.

Make use of all of the space in your kitchen with these handy over the cabinet baskets, over the door racks, and storage units.

Storage Solutions on eBay

Find the right size, shape, and color to declutter your space.

Take a look on eBay and find just the perfect storage container on eBay. Take measurements, if needed, decide on the style and color, then start searching.

You can tidy up your house and put clutter in its place with a basket, tray for the drawer, or under the counter system that will contain your stuff so it's under control.

Bathroom Storage Solutions

Do you have a tiny bathroom space? No problem!

Use vertical storage solutions like a shelf over the toilet to make more space. Eliminate duplicate bottles in the shower by using up shampoos and lotions before buying more.

Then buy just what you need, use it, then replace it as needed. Be practical and eliminate all of those pesky bottles and tubes of stuff.

Best Small Containers with Dividers - Contain All the Small Stuff Around the House

These divided containers are so great and have so many uses, like...

~ sewing supplies

~ crafting

~ hobbies

~ hair and nail supplies

~ parts and pieces

~ junk drawer organization

~ small toys like Legos and crafts like sequins, pom poms, and other tiny bits of fun

Storage Solutions for Hobbies and Crafts - Tower Organizers, Gaming Stations, Lego Storage

Don't let your families hobbies and fun make a mess of your home. Use a vertical storage organizer like this one for scrapbook paper to get the clutter off the floor. You can easily put the items away when they're not in use.

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

What's Your Best Storage Container Tip?

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    • weheartjunk profile image


      5 years ago

      Being able to keep things in a box and not all over the floor is a big factor.

    • RaintreeAnnie profile image


      5 years ago from UK

      We are going through decluttering and storing things in a better way right now! Good appropriate storage does make life easier and you have some great ideas here.

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @techmom: Excellent advice! I've been decluttering and yes, selling a few things I don't need any more.

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Camden1: That's a great idea. I have some large tubs that are not see through and I have to label them to remember what's inside.

    • Camden1 profile image


      5 years ago

      When I store things in the basement, I like to use see-through containers so that i can view what's inside.

    • techmom profile image


      5 years ago

      I use baskets a lot. But my best storage container tip? Declutter and have less stuff. It's a lot less mental stress, and you have more room. Plus, you can sell your extra things and earn a little bit of money!

    • Linda BookLady profile image

      Linda Jo Martin 

      5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Cool storage ideas. Thanks!


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