Have Box, Will Organize: 12 of Our Favorite Storage Boxes

updated May 3, 2019
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Everybody has stuff they don’t use all the time, and you’ve got to put that stuff somewhere. Like in these storage boxes—all sturdy enough to use over and over, and attractive enough to not have to hide in a closet.


These paperboard boxes are an attractive and budget-friendly storage option. They come in all kinds of colors as well, and four different sizes.

These plastic boxes are stackable and come in five different sizes.

For larger items, Sterilite also makes these storage totes, which come in sizes up to 110 qts.

An attractive (and also inexpensive) alternative to stashing your stuff in milk crates.


Japanese purveyor Muji carries a whole line of these frosted plastic storage boxes, starting at only $9.

A system of stackable boxes that’s sturdy and appealingly modern.

Well, they’re called bags, but they sure look like boxes. Soft sides mean you can squeeze in lots of stuff, and the zippers keep out dust and dirt.

Basic white tote boxes, perfect for larger items.


Perfect for stacking on typical 12″ deep shelves, in a neutral color to fit pretty much any decor.

These attractive fabric-covered storage boxes come in four different sizes.

These stackable wood storage boxes are sturdy enough to be used as stools, or stacked on their sides to create a shelf.