Using cube organizers will completely transform your space! Here’s how to get the most out of them.
It seems like every time I browse room organizing pics on Pinterest or Instagram, I keep seeing stunning shelves with perfectly spaced cube organizers on them. In fact, I saw this so often, that I just had to learn more about them!
There are some amazing benefits and hidden dangers of using cube organizers. Keep reading and learn some smart tricks so that you can win at your organizing game!
Different Types of Cube Organizers
Whether you are trying to organize your linen closet, your home office, or organizing your bathroom, cube organizers are an efficient and easy way to store just about everything you own.
They come in a variety of fabrics and materials. Know ahead of time what you are going to store so that you use the best organizers for your space.
These are the most popular kinds of storage cubes, and what you can store in them.
DIY Cube Organizers
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have cute storage cubes – you can just make your own!
All you need to make your own cube organizers is some cardboard boxes and butcher paper. It’s so easy you might make these your go-to choice.
Ottoman Storage Cubes
These are fantastic – they double as furniture! You can store all sorts of things in them – from board games and puzzles to blankets and extra candles or wax melts. If you find one at a yard sale or consignment shop and it’s not the colour you like, buy it anyway! Here’s how to transform them so they match your decor.
These are the most popular types of cube organizers. You’ll find these everywhere – from Amazon to Target. Often they are collapsable. They come in a rainbow of colours so you can easily match your colour scheme.
Wooden Cube Organizers
People also call them wooden crates and you can usually find them at craft stores. They are a really affordable option. It’s really fun to paint them. Then you will have one-of-a-kind crates that no one else has.
Wire baskets are a fantastic option if you are storing things that don’t need solid sides. For example, you can roll up towels and store them in your bathroom. You can also stack books in them or use them as a file organizer.
Stackable Storage Cubes
Some organizers are strong enough that you can stack them on top of each other. The end result is stunning actually. One of the best things to store in these stackable cubes is vinyl records. Or, you can make your own DIY bookshelf out of them too!
The options are endless.
How To Make Cube Organizers Look Cute
Alright, so how do you organize your stuff and make it look gorgeous at the same time?
That’s the real question!
These pictures and tips will show you how to use your storage bins to enhance your interior design and add to your stunning decor.
Top With Lids
My first tip is to buy totes that have lids. This is especially important if you buy bins that are shorter than your shelves, leaving room at the top to see into them.
Saving Talents showed off the stunning before and after photos when she organized her homeschool room and her ideas can be used in an empty-nester’s office or craft room too.
I cannot stress enough the importance of labeling your storage totes. When you have a huge shelf full of matching cubes, you need a way to find things quickly. Label your storage cubes so they are easier to use.
Making labels can be a lot of fun – especially if you enjoy crafting with a Cricut or other cutting machine.
Use Matching Colours
Use all matching colours for a really organized room. Greys go with just about every colour out there – they are like the perfect neutral.
You can also choose to colour block or use complementary colours for a room that pops!
Whatever you choose, create the plan before you buy the cubes.
Use The Right-Sized Shelf
Finally, if you want your cube organizers to really look at-home in your room, buy the right shelf for them. I’m crazy about this IKEA hack.
The Kallax shelf fits cube organizers perfectly, without any gaps. Adding some legs to the shelf picks it up off the ground so you can clean under it (and protect your stuff from getting too dirty).
What To Store In Your Cube Organizers
What you store in your organizers will depend largely on where you are keeping them. The best way to stay organized for good is to keep things in a place where they are easy to put away when you’re done.
Here are some ideas of things you can store in them, just to give you a few ideas.
Organize Daily-Use Products
This is such a creative idea that I had to share it! Do you have different craft projects that you do each day? Or maybe you focus on a different office project each day.
Organizing your entire week ahead of time will save you so much time throughout the week.
Another idea is to organize your entire week all at once. Separate products by day.
More Things to Store In Cube Organizers
There are tons of other things you can store inside of them. You can use them in your basement, garage, craft room, and home office. Here are some of the most popular things people keep in theirs.
- Craft supplies
- Board Games
- Electronics and charging chords
- Office Supplies
- Cleaning Supplies
Do’s and Don’ts Of Cube Organizer Storage
As easy as it might seem to just buy a few organizers and throw your stuff in, there are still a few rules that will help you get the most out of them.
Some of these rules I already told you above. Here’s just a quick reminder of the do’s and don’ts of using a cube organizer.
- Clean out your storage cubes frequently
- Store things inside the cubes in smaller containers
- Buy enough organizers for your space
- Store things where you use them
- Label your storage cubes
- Use them as a junk drawer
- Overfill the cubes
- Keep more than you use
- Stack cubes without a lid
There you go! This is literally everything you could ever need to know about cube organizers. They are the niftiest thing to use all-around your home. If you have any pics of how you use cube organizers, please share them with me on Instagram! I’d love to see them!
Sunday 10th of April 2022
Do you have any suggested smaller bins/ organizers to use within a bin?
Monday 11th of April 2022
I like the selection at ikea for smaller bins/organizers but you may also find some at your local dollar store.