It's easy to start collecting lots of things in your home, including your throw blanket collection, your mountain of old magazines, or even those stacks of papers that seem to keep accumulating on the dining room table. Luckily, we have a solution to keep all of your things in order—and still look good.
Storage cubes offer a versatile solution for organizing any space in your home. "They can double as decor, so while adding them creates a functional and organized space, you can also spice up your rooms," says professional organizer Shaniece Jones, who is the founder of One Woman Army Closet Design & Organization.
With Jones' tips in mind, we researched top options of various sizes, materials, and colors.
Ahead, you'll find the best storage cubes for every purpose and budget.
Way Basics Eco Stackable Connect Cube Organizer with Door
Modular and stackable
High weight capacity
Five finishes available
Enclosed to hide messes
When it comes to storage cubes, Way Basics is tough to beat. This multifunctional box is the perfect size for stashing shoes, extra bedding, office supplies, toys—you name it. It's made of zBoard (recycled paperboard) and features a wood-like veneer in your choice of five semi-glossy finishes.
Part of the brand's modular storage collection, the Eco Connect Cube is conveniently stackable and compatible with other pieces. It's notably strong, too, with a 50-pound weight capacity. This particular box has an easy-to-close door to conceal contents, but there are also cubbies and shelf-style options.
Each piece is sold separately, so keep that in mind if you need a multi-box storage setup. Also, at-home assembly is required, but you won't need any tools—just peel back the super-strong adhesive strips and connect the parts.
Price at time of publish: $27
Dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 x 11 inches | Cubes: 1 | Material: Recycled paperboard, veneer | Color: Natural, espresso, black, white, gray | Assembly Required: Yes
Amazon Basics Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes
Set of six
If you're on a budget, Amazon carries an affordable set of six fabric storage cubes, available in two sizes and eight colors ranging from black to gray to blue. Use these bins to hide toys in a child's bedroom, organize odds and ends on a closet shelf, or as a convenient way to minimize clutter in the laundry room.
The handy foldable design takes shape in an instant and collapses into a flat configuration when it's not in use. While these cubes don't have lids, we appreciate the convenient carrying handles.
Price at time of publish: $20/6-piece set
Dimensions: 11 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches, 13 x 13 x 13 inches | Cubes: 6 | Material: Fabric | Color: Black, beige, brown, gray, blue, red, white, striped | Assembly Required: No
Kirigen Stackable Wood Storage Cube/Basket/Bins Organizer
Modular and stackable
Four sizes available
If you prefer wooden designs, you'll appreciate the Kirigen Stackable Cube. Made of solid wood, this storage box comes in four sizes and in a dark brown or natural finish.
The modular design is not only stackable, but it can also be paired with other bins and shelves from the collection. This piece doesn't have a lid, but the built-in handles make it easy to carry. You'll have to put these together at home, but expect it to be a quick process.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 6 inches, 14 x 9 x 6 inches, 14 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches, 14 x 14 x 10.5 inches | Cubes: 1 | Material: Solid wood | Color: Dark brown, natural | Assembly Required: Yes
Crate & Barrel Kids On the Grid 4-Cube Bookcase
High weight capacity
For a sophisticated look, we love this metal wire unit from Crate & Barrel. While it's technically from the kids' section, it's undeniably versatile with a sleek appearance and an industrial-modern appeal.
The On the Grid Bookcase is made of sturdy powder-coated steel and is available with a graphite or gold finish. Each cubby can support up to 40 pounds of weight, and it comes with an anti-tip kit to prevent it from toppling over. While the unit is great for displaying items, it's not built for hiding clutter. We also wish it was a little more affordable, too.
Still, for showing off your knickknacks, or your books, this storage shelf is the way to go.
Price at time of publish: $199
Dimensions: 53.5 x 13 x 13 inches | Cubes: 4 | Material: Powder-coated steel | Color: Graphite, gold | Assembly Required: No
Household Essentials Foldable Fabric 1-Cube Organizer
Collapsible and stackable
Not the sturdiest
Storage cubes aren't just available in wire and wood. They come in fabric, too. This wallet-friendly bin comes in packs of two or six and your choice of five colors.
While it might not be the sturdiest option, the collapsible and stackable design certainly is convenient. Not only that, but each box also has a removable lid and grommet handles for effortless transport.
Price at time of publish: $31
Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 11 inches | Cubes: 2–6 | Material: Fabric, fiberboard | Color: Black, natural, navy, aqua, pink, orange | Assembly Required: Yes
Simply Tidy Modular Cube with Shelf
Adjustable inner shelf
Only one color
The Simply Tidy Modular Cube is a shelf-style unit with two individual compartments. You can adjust the inner shelf to three positions and stack multiple units together for a completely customizable storage system.
At-home assembly is required, but it comes with all the necessary hardware. And while we wish there were more colors available, the simple white finish is endlessly versatile.
But what we love most is this unit's versatility. A modular cube can work as a cute little nightstand or stacked, it can be a useful bookshelf!
Price at time of publish: $157
Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 16 inches | Cubes: 1–6 | Material: MDF, metal | Color: White | Assembly Required: Yes
Best for Closets
Latitude Run Fabric Cube or Bin Set
Front pull tabs
Storage cubes are particularly useful in closets, helping to maximize space and keep things tidy. We like the Latitude Run Fabric Bin, which comes in a set of three and your choice of blue or beige.
Reinforced sides ensure stability when these stylish cubes are packed full of clothes, shoes, purses, or hats, while mesh windows allow you to conveniently see what's inside. These bins aren't lidded, but handy front tabs make it easy to pull them off the shelf.
Price at time of publish: $34
Dimensions: 12.4 x 11.6 x 8.1 inches | Cubes: 3 | Material: Fabric | Color: Beige, blue | Assembly Required: No
Best for Entryways
Brightroom 6 Cube Organizer
Decent weight capacity
Five finishes available
Not solid wood
The simple Brightroom 6 Cube Organizer is perfect for entryways. As the name suggests, it has six cubbies for stashing shoes, hats, purses, backpacks, and anything else you want handy near your front door.
No room in your entryway? No problem. This unit would also look great in your living room to stash away games, books, and photo albums. Best part? You can position this unit vertically or horizontally, depending on your needs and preferences. Made of MDF (medium-density fiberboard) and particleboard, the sturdy design can support up to 30 pounds per two cubes. You'll have to assemble it at home, but it should be a pretty straightforward process.
Price at time of publish: $75
Dimensions: 44 x 30 x 14.5 inches | Cubes: 6 | Material: MDF, particleboard | Color: Black, espresso, gray, natural, white | Assembly Required: Yes
Best for Kids' Rooms
3 Sprouts Toy Storage Box Cube
Good for toy organization
Cute animal designs
Cubbies not included
"Using storage cubes in a playroom helps not only to keep the room tidy, but also to categorize toys and create a system to keep them organized," says Jones. We are head over heels in love with the 3 Sprouts Storage Cube, which is thoughtfully crafted from polyester and felt.
It's available in 12 adorable designs including a dragon, a rhino, a panda, and an owl, and you can mix and match to fill a cubby unit (sold separately). These are so cute, your kids will have a hard time picking which one is their favorite! These storage bins don't have a lid, but the carrying handles make it easy to move around your home.
If your child is still a wee one, you can also set up the cubes to hold all of your nursery items, including one for diapers, one for baby's socks, and another for towels and cloths. Then, as your child grows, change up your storage unit to hold the things you need most.
Price at time of publish: $25
Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 13 inches | Cubes: 1 | Material: Polyester, felt | Color: 12 designs | Assembly Required: No
Best for Offices
Better Homes & Gardens 8-Cube Storage Organizer
Seven finishes available
Not solid wood
For home offices, we recommend the 8-Cube Storage Organizer by Better Homes & Gardens (Better Homes & Gardens is owned by The Spruce's parent company, Dotdash Meredith). Constructed from MDF, particleboard, paperboard, and iron, this sturdy unit can support up to 30 pounds per cubby and up to 150 additional pounds on the upper shelf.
A perfect background for Zoom meetings, you can fill it with books, lidded boxes, small plants, candles, and other decorative objects. And thanks to the included anti-tip kit, you can ensure it stays securely against the wall.
Price at time of publish: $79
Dimensions: 57 x 30 x 15.5 inches | Cubes: 8 | Material: MDF, particleboard, paperboard, iron | Color: Gray, rustic gray, natural, black, tobacco oak, vintage walnut, white | Assembly Required: Yes
Best with Lid
The Container Store Herringbone Storage Cube
Lightweight yet sturdy
Two sizes available
High price per piece
We're also big fans of the gorgeous Herringbone Cube from The Container Store. Crafted from fabric-wrapped cardboard and wood, the lightweight yet sturdy design comes pre-assembled.
This piece is available in two sizes, both of which fit in most cubbies and on closet shelves. The wooden handles are a nice touch, and unlike many fabric storage bins, this one has a removable lid.
Your guests are sure to ohh and ahh over these organizers. Stuff them with pillows or throws, then display them front and center in your living room or an entryway.
Price at time of publish: $33
Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 inches, 12 x 12 x 12 inches | Cubes: 1 | Material: Fabric, cardboard, wood | Color: Gray, natural | Assembly Required: No
The Container Store x KonMari Woven Rattan Storage Cube
Well-made and long-lasting
High price per piece
If you're partial to baskets, check out this fun collab from KonMari and The Container Store. The Rattan Storage Cube is handwoven into an open-topped, handled design that fits into most cubby systems.
This storage cube is sold individually and is relatively pricey. However, it's definitely well-made and long-lasting. Bonus: Because rattan regrows quickly after being harvested, it's considered a renewable resource. So, you'll feel good knowing your purchase is eco-friendly, too!
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 inches | Cubes: 1 | Material: Natural rattan | Color: Black, natural | Assembly Required: No
Novogratz Brittany Entryway Bench
High weight capacity
Only one finish
A bench-style system, like the Novogratz Brittany Entryway Bench, is a perfect multipurpose storage solution. It has four individual storage cubby compartments where you can place baskets, bins, lidded boxes, and shoes.
Crafted from engineered wood with solid wood legs and an upper cushion for sitting, this furniture-storage hybrid has an impressive 300-pound capacity. Just a heads up: it calls for two-person assembly, so recruit a helpful buddy when putting it together.
Price at time of publish: $270
Dimensions: 19 x 46.5 x 15 inches | Cubes: 4 | Material: Engineered wood, solid wood, veneer | Color: Walnut | Assembly Required: Yes
Hands down, we think Way Basics makes the best storage cubes. The brand's Eco Stackable Connect Cube boasts a 50-pound capacity and a modular design you can combine with other shelves and bins from the collection. If you're looking for something more wallet-friendly or are interested in a set, Amazon Basics Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes are a stellar choice. Plus, the foldable design takes shape in an instant and collapses into a flat configuration when not in use.
What to Look for in a Storage Cube
Type, Size, and Organization Options
Consider where you're going to place your storage cubes and how you'll use them. "Storage cubes are most useful in your closet when you are trying to maximize shelf space and to store out-of-season items," says Shaniece Jones, pro organizer and founder of One Woman Army Closet Design & Organization.
Different types are better for different purposes. For instance, fabric designs like the Latitude Run Bin Set are great for closets, while cubby-style units like the Better Homes & Gardens 8-Cube Storage Organizer are good for offices and entryways. And modular designs like the Way Basics Eco Stackable Connect Cube can go nearly anywhere. Just be sure to check the dimensions and quantity to ensure yours will fit.
If you're not yet sure where to put your storage cubes, versatility is key. As noted, modular systems like the Simply Tidy Modular Cube can be placed in any space, including closets, entryways, offices, studios, garages, and bedrooms.
"A great place for storage cubes is also in a children's playroom," says Jones. Additionally, it can be helpful if the bins collapse, so you can fold them flat when they're not in use.
Material and Color
Storage cubes come in a wide range of materials. You'll find wood designs like the Kirigen Stackable Storage Cube, wire units like the Crate & Barrel Kids On the Grid Bookcase, and fabric bins. Solid wood and metal tend to be more durable than MDF (medium-density particleboard) and engineered wood, but you might be surprised by the weight capacity of some units.
If you're placing your cubes out of sight in storage, color doesn't matter as much. However, if they'll be on display, look for a design or finish that complements the rest of your home decor.
Lastly, some storage cubes call for at-home assembly. This is usually the case with cubby-style units and furniture-storage hybrids like the Novogratz Brittany Entryway Bench. But no worries: Assembly is usually a relatively quick and easy process, and most pieces come with all the necessary tools and hardware.
When buying storage cubes, what should you consider first?
Let's be totally honest, everyone has clutter. The very first thing you need to tackle is to thoughtfully sort through your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you can donate. Do you really love this item? Do you have duplicates? Do you see yourself using it in the future? Then, before you buy, be sure to carefully measure your space and think about how you'll be using it. Will this storage cube unit be used to corral clothing, shoes, books, or toys? How many cubes do you need to store your items away? How will you organize your items? And will everything fit in the space you are giving yourself? Remember, don't just purchase something because it has plenty of storage space; make sure you have the right space for your needs.
How much weight can a storage cube hold?
Weight capacity for storage cubes varies drastically. Some support up to 50 pounds per cubby, while others won't hold much more than a couple of pounds of clothes. Furniture-style units with multiple rows of cubbies are sometimes sturdy enough to support up to 150 pounds on the upper surface, in which case you might be able to place a television, books, or mid-size potted plants.
How do you organize storage cubes?
"Storage cubes are good for items like keepsakes, purses, out-of-season sweaters and tops, toys, books, and things that are backstock (aka overflow)," says Jones. If you're using them for longer-term storage, the best way to organize them is with a clear labeling system. That way, you'll know what's inside without having to take everything out.
What about children's bedrooms and playrooms? "A great idea would be to use different colored storage cubes to help teach your kids the art of organizing by labeling them and categorizing the toys according to the color of the cube," offers Jones.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Theresa Holland is a freelance copywriter and product tester with substantial experience in the commerce space.
For this story, she interviewed Shaniece Jones, a professional organizer and founder of One Woman Army Closet Design & Organization. With Jones's tips in mind, Holland considered dozens of storage cubes, narrowing it down to options that stood out in terms of versatility, durability, and visual appeal.