The Best Storage Bins at Every Price Point (Starting at Free!)
Staying organized takes strategy. But a big part of that strategy is investing in the right organizing solution — which all depends on which space and what objects you’re attempting to keep tidy. For example, an organizing bin you buy for the pantry will be a totally different caliber than, say, a bin you plan to pack with seasonal clothes and stick in the basement or garage. Either way, whatever you buy, remember your bins aren’t just an empty spot to toss rogue cords or extra kitchen gadgets. Organizing bins can be an integral part of your home’s organization strategy and, in some cases, it’s aesthetic.
Need a storage bin, but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here are the best organizing bins at every price point, according to professional organizers.
The Best Storage Bins at Every Price Point:
The Best Free Storage Bins
Michelle Vig, owner of Neat Little Nest and author of The Holistic Guide to Decluttering, suggests repurposing cereal boxes for home organizing. For example, cut one on the diagonal and you’ve got a magazine holder. Put three of the diagonal boxes on their side and tape them together and you have a mail sorter. Or, cut the box down to 2.5 inches keeping the bottom intact and duct tape it together with other pieces and you’ve got drawer dividing inserts.
After your next liquor store haul, save your wine box. Shannon Krause, co-founder of Tidy Nest, suggests transforming it into a basket by cutting off the flaps, wrapping it in twine, and adding a fabric liner. It’ll be the perfect size for shoes, linens, or small kids’ toys.
Tanisha Porter, owner of Natural Born Organizers, likes to reuse shipping boxes of all sizes throughout the home, adding adhesive wallpaper liners for a pop of personality. Just avoid using these repurposed organizers in the kitchen because you’ll be storing consumables.