This shelving unit from the Container Store is quite possibly the most underrated item since the Cherry Slurpee. Easy to build, super functional, clean and dare I say...attractive. Storing items on shelves (vs. on the ground) helps maximize space and is better for maintaing a clean floor. These shelves come in all different sizes and you can go tall or shorter, depending on your needs. Think: garage shenanigans, children's toys, hardware appliances and trinkets or even kitchen appliance storage. Just keep in mind that smaller items will slip through the cracks so you'll need a (clearly marked) container to house them.