15 Chic Storage Bins to Spark Joy in Your Home
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15 Chic Storage Bins to Spark Joy in Your Home

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By Marissa Hermanson
If you’re in the throes of decluttering your home through professional organizer Marie Kondo’s outrageously popular KonMari method, you’ll need these stylish storage boxes.

Japanese pro organizer and bestselling author Marie Kondo has made her way into the limelight recently with her brand-new Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Timed with the arrival of the new year and resolutions for self improvement, Kondo’s show—which reveals how organization can make your life at home a more peaceful, blissful place—has struck a chord with the American audience, to say the least.

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If you’ve read the organizing expert’s number one New York Times bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing or watched the new, eight-episode Netflix series, you know firsthand that Kondo is pretty particular about storage products.  

"I can honestly declare that storage methods do not solve the problem of how to get rid of clutter," she writes in her book. "In the end, they are only a superficial answer."

Marie Kondo gives a speech at dinner with Cuyana and Dwell.

Marie Kondo gives a speech at dinner with Cuyana and Dwell.

Kondo discourages people from running to the store to buy fancy products that impart a false hope for organization. She believes that they merely give off the illusion that your problems with clutter have been solved. Instead, she preaches simplifying storage so you can "tell by a glance how much you have."

Watching the show, you can see Kondo in action, specifically selecting boxes as her storage method of choice. She uses clear plastic bins with lids for large items and upcycled shoe boxes for folded garments. Kondo even launched—and sold out of—her very own line of Hikidashi Boxes that can be used for all sorts of items from komono (miscellaneous things) to clothing.  

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite containers to help you bring the KonMari movement home and tame the clutter.

Three By Three Seattle Drawer Organizer
Three By Three Seattle Drawer Organizer
These colorful metal containers can be arranged in any which way, giving you the flexibility to fit them in drawers or stack them on surfaces. Bonus: the vibrant colors and patterns make organizing feel fun, not like a chore.
SKUBB Box With Compartments
SKUBB Box With Compartments
Trusty, ol’ IKEA is always reliable when it comes to organizing. The polyester SKUBB box is marketed as a clothing bin for sorting small garments like socks and underwear, but it could also be used for storing miscellaneous items like sewing supplies or holiday decor.
Hansa Hanging Letter Holder
Hansa Hanging Letter Holder
Not all storage bins are meant to be tucked away out of site. A pretty letter box keeps your important papers like bills and invitations within arm’s reach, and this brass one is so attractive that you’ll want to put it on display.
CB2 Zebra Large Wood Storage Box
CB2 Zebra Large Wood Storage Box
If you are on the hunt for a series of boxes that are going to be out in the open, these Wood Storage Boxes from CB2 are a handsome option with their high-gloss finish.
Yamazaki Wood-Handled Storage Box
Yamazaki Wood-Handled Storage Box
With its attractive minimalist aesthetic, this sleek catchall would make an ideal bath caddy filled with all your grooming tools.
Yamazaki Collapsible Storage Bin
Yamazaki Collapsible Storage Bin
A great storage bin for small spaces, this polyester receptacle is collapsable and can be easily tucked away. Optimal for wrangling kids toys or magazines in the living room, or it can even be used as a small hamper in the guest room.
Graf Lantz Collapsible Felt Storage Bin
Graf Lantz Collapsible Felt Storage Bin
Although they are felt, these collapsible bins are sturdy, made with thick merino wool. Their soft, pliable nature makes them the perfect container for family-friendly spaces like nurseries and family rooms.
Muji Acrylic Storage 6 Drawers
Muji Acrylic Storage 6 Drawers
Kondo loves storage bins because they allow you to easily see what’s inside.
Muji Deep PP Carry Box With Lock
Muji Deep PP Carry Box With Lock
In many of the "Tidying Up" episodes you’ll see Kondo using large clear plastic bins to stockpile things like Christmas decorations and miscellaneous items.
Vitra Toolbox
Vitra Toolbox
Designed with the artist in mind, this plastic toolbox keeps all your gadgets handy. It also makes for a great caddy for collecting other doodads that you need on the go, and comes in a range of hues from mint green to vibrant tangerine.
Ferm Living Set of 3 Terrazzo Tin Boxes
Ferm Living Set of 3 Terrazzo Tin Boxes
With the contemporary terrazzo print, these tin boxes help you keep order in all your dear belongings; from pens and paper to spices in the kitchen, small toys, or crispy cookies.
Ferm Living House Wall Storage - Dusty Blue
Ferm Living House Wall Storage - Dusty Blue
This canvas catchall is ideal for hanging on the back of a door or tucked away in a closet. The pockets are handy for stashing items that you might need on the go, like umbrellas, sunglasses and car keys.
Closed Mondays Woven Bucket Basket
Closed Mondays Woven Bucket Basket
With a fun color-blocked design, these oversized woven baskets are totally on trend, while also managing to be functional. Fill with soft throw blankets or use as a stylish bin to wrangle all the kids’ toys.
West Elm Underbed Storage Basket
West Elm Underbed Storage Basket
Beds that eschew skirting call for attractive storage that you can easily access. We love these durable bins for their textured look and their lids, which keep items protected from dust and dirt.