The Best Products At The Container Store To Help You Organize Your Closet

Unless you're an organizational newbie, you've probably heard the following fact: one of the best ways to keep things neat is by investing in organizational tools. This is why professional organizers always deploy baskets and bins when tidying up any space. Perhaps your closet is in need of some of these containers and other tools — if so, there are many worthwhile products available at the Container Store.

However, before you head to your closest store or start filling up your cart online, there are a few steps you need to take, per Driven By Decor. Begin by removing everything from your closet and decluttering things you don't need or want. You can then determine which products would be the most useful based on your specific items; For instance, maybe you have lots of shoes or you need bins for things like socks. Once this is completed, you can then start purchasing the right pieces. To help you do this, we've rounded up five of the best closet organizational products at the Container Store, each with above a 4.5-star rating.

Clear storage bins

Almost everyone is in need of storage containers, either for shoes, seasonal clothing, accessories, or other items. If this is the case for you, check out the Container Store's clear storage boxes, which come in 11 shapes and sizes. Their smallest option is an accessory box that costs $1.99, and their most expensive choice costs $29.99, has wheels, and is made for under the bed. They also sell options made for shoes, boots, and sweaters. Each of these boxes comes with a locking lid and is easily stackable.

Out of over 2,500 reviews, these boxes received 4.8 stars, and 98% said that they would recommend them to a friend. Those who loved them praised their durability and inexpensive price. One reviewer even said that they've had these boxes for over 20 years, without any issues. However, some complained about moisture seeping into the boxes, and others said that the price tag stickers were difficult to take off. If this is a problem, Price Stickers suggest soaking them with warm white vinegar or room-temperature rubbing alcohol for a few minutes.

Drop-front shoe boxes

For those with lots of shoes in their closet, these drop-front shoe boxes may be the ideal choice. According to Footwear Drobe, the best drop-front boxes are clear so you can see what's inside, stackable to save space in the closet, and have ventilation holes to allow shoes to breathe. The Container Store's option checks all these boxes and is available in transparent, black, or gray. These boxes come in three sizes: the small fits shoes under a women's size 11 and costs $9.99, the medium fits most men's shoes under size 13 and costs $11.99, and the extra large can fit most men's size 16 shoes and goes for $14.99.

On the Container Store's website, this product gained 4.8 stars out of 590 reviews, and 96% of people would recommend it to a friend. Many said that these boxes protect shoes well, provide easy access to all your pairs, and look great. Further, while some said that the lids don't stay on, the product description says that their new model has stronger hinges, so this issue may have been resolved.

Wooden clothes hangers

Every closet needs clothes hangers, and the best ones are made out of wood. Guardian Self Storage says that this is the case because they won't break or bend like plastic and metal ones could. Wooden hangers also maintain the shape of clothes and prevent them from sliding off.

The Container Store sells three types of wooden hangers that all come in a pack of six. The first type is a blouse hanger with notched arms that costs $10.99, the second is for shirts and costs $9.99, and the third is for shirts as well but has an extra wooden bar, sold for $10.99. According to the 38 reviews, these hangers are pretty good quality and received a 4.7-star rating. Further, 89% of the reviewers would recommend them to a friend. While many agreed that they're a great investment and last a long time, some complained that they felt rough, smelled like chemicals, or had plastic attached to the wooden bar.

Labeled bins

While bins with lids can be extremely helpful, ones without a top are more accessible. In the closet, these are typically kept on high shelves, and choosing ones with label holders will help you quickly find what you're looking for. Practical Perfection points out that labels are also great for those who share a closet with someone else, as everyone will easily be able to see where things are stored. A great choice is the Container Store's off-white cotton canvas bins, which feature a tapered body and two places to insert labels. The smallest size is $12.99, the medium is $15.99, and the large is $17.99, and it also comes in gray

These bins received 4.7 stars out of over 120 reviews, and 93% of people would recommend them to a friend. One reviewer said that, even after 10 years of use, these bins are still holding up and looking great. Others praised this product's simple look and inexpensive price. In fact, even a professional organizer said that they love these bins. The only negative comment was that the quality has changed over time and they're not as sturdy as they used to be.

An over the door organizer

If your closet doesn't have much space, you would be wise to use an over-the-door organizer. One of the most popular types has pockets for shoes, and the Container Store's nylon mesh option, which costs $21.99, is overall well-liked. Because it has 24 clear pockets, it's easy to see what's stored inside. Further, it's also sold for a decent price: to compare, Target sells a similar model for $19 online.

With over 110 reviews, the Container Store's over-the-door shoe organizer received 4.6 stars, and 95% of purchasers would recommend it to someone else. While one person complained that the compartments aren't large enough for bigger men's shoes, the Container Store's description does say it can store women's flats and heels. Those who loved it said it was a great space saver, sturdy, and could hold things other than shoes such as small accessories or toiletries.