Closet & Laundry

The Best Storage Containers (for Most People) Sterilite 30 Quart Ultra Latching Storage Box
After more than 40 hours of testing plastic storage containers by stuffing them, dropping them, soaking them, and hauling them around, we found that the Sterilite 30 Quart Ultra Latching Storage Box has the best balance of durability, security, and affordability ($40 for a six pack). It didn’t crack in our drop tests or leak in our water tests designed to re-create a flooded basement. And if you need a larger or super-rugged bin, we have picks for those, too.   Read More >
The Best Tights Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66
The $45 Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 tights are more durable and comfortable than others we tested and never tore or ripped during our tests, even after rough treatment. We tested them with three different-sized women and found they’re worth every penny. If you’re looking to save some money, though, we have a few cheaper options as well.    Read More >
The Best Laundry Detergent Tide Plus Bleach Alternative
After 150 hours of research and testing 20 different detergents on 252 stain swatches and 136 pounds of laundry with a chemist, our new favorite is Tide Plus Bleach Alternative HE Liquid. In our tests, it was the best at removing a wide variety of stains in both cold and warm water. It's particularly great at removing chocolate, grass, lipstick, oil, tomato, and red wine. At $0.36 per load, it’s fairly affordable, falling about mid-range among the detergents we tested.   Read More >
The Best Slippers Haflinger AT
After 40 hours of research and walking around in 14 different slippers, we’d recommend the $90 Haflinger AT to keep your feet warm and sweat-free. Not only are they more comfortable, warm, and supportive than competitors, but they actually get better and better the more you wear them in.    Read More >
The Best Clothes Iron T-fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4495
Our new best iron produces 35% more steam per minute than our previous pick. The T-fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4495 can flatten a silk blouse or a pair of jeans with just one pass. The cord is long and the reservoir is large and easy to fill, both surprisingly uncommon for irons.    Read More >
The Best Sewing Kit Merchant & Mills Rapid Repair Kit
Even if you’re all thumbs, it’s nice to know how to sew on a button or fix a ripped hemline as a general life skill. For this, you need a basic (but good!) sewing kit, and we highly recommend the Merchant & Mills Rapid Repair Kit ($25).    Read More >
The Best Label Maker Epson LW-300
After talking label maker pros and cons with three professional organizers, conducting nearly 50 hours of research and playing with six different models of label makers, we picked the $40 Epson LW-300 because it allowed us to kick out clean labels with the least amount of fuss. It was comfortable to hold, featured easy-to-type-on QWERTY keys, and was always intuitive to use, even when typing really complicated labels involving symbols, punctuation, and multiple font styles.    Read More >
The Best Hangers Basic Natural Wood Hangers
The best hanger you can buy is The Container Store’s Basic Natural Wood Hangers. They’re available in three styles that will cover almost every piece of clothing you own. Each one is wide and thick enough to be durable and versatile, and the build prevents unsightly creases and tears. At $1.25 a piece, they’re not too expensive to stock your whole closet.    Read More >
The Best Laundry Basket (and Hampers) Sterilite Stacking Laundry Basket
The best laundry basket out there is the Sterilite Stacking Laundry Basket. It holds a full week's worth of laundry, is easy to carry with the attached handles and can stack to make sorting easier. The plastic is strong and the handle design is comfortable even when loaded with 40 pounds of weight.    Read More >
The Best Washer and Dryer Kenmore Elite 41472
Running out of clean socks? Our pick for the best washer and dryer for the home is the $969 Kenmore Elite 41472 washer and the $1069 Kenmore 81472 dryer. This combination offers the ability to wash a big pile of socks in 38 minutes, then dry it in 25: just over an hour from dirty to clean and dry.   Read More >