This storage system is the 'foundation of what makes our home function well' – according to Nate Berkus

'The right-sized bin is absolutely everything': here's how to replicate Nate's storage system using the same products from his home

Nate Berkus
(Image credit: Courtesy of 1stDibs)

If we're to take organization tips from anybody, it's Nate Berkus. The designer recently tapped into his inner Virgo after teaming up with mDesign to create a home organization collection that makes the everyday seamless – including 'foundational' storage bins. 

'No one loves a bin or a label more than me - they are a foundation of what makes our home function well. That’s why I designed a variety of bins and organizer options for Nate Home. Shop them now on Amazon,' he says. 

Nate, who has mastered urban living in Greenwich Village with his husband (and Nate & Jeremiah Home Project counterpart), Jeremiah Brent, often shows how he uses his mDesign pieces around his home, and these bins are no exception. 

The right-sized bin is absolutely everything. Everything in our house is in bins, and everything in our house has a label,' Nate demonstrates in the footage below. 

'In the kids' bathroom, they have so many products; it's crazy. Creams, shampoos, toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes – so now, if you come over to my house and you're looking for something, it's right here.'

As Nate shows, these bins are perfect for toiletries, but bathroom storage aside, they're versatile enough to work all around the house – whether we're looking to keep socks tidy in the bathroom or clearly store pasta in our pantry

'How can you be creative when you can't get dressed in the morning or find the vitamin you wanted to take? How do you take care of yourself and your home,' Nate shared when discussing organization tips with H&G.

'I am not folding everything with a ruler or anything like that, but my children's drawers have all of my mDesign bins inside because I don't want my son, who gets himself dressed, to have to dig through a messy drawer to find what he wants.'

Nate Berkus for 1stDibs
Nate Berkus

Since Nate’s first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books and stars alongside his husband, Jeremiah Brent, in HGTV's Nate & Jeremiah Home Project.

We're already wondering how we stayed (even remotely) organized before Nate's bins came into our lives. So, why should we stop there? We're equally impressed by his bottle organizer, the secret to a tidy fridge, and his 2-Tier Plastic Turntable Organizer that he uses to keep his pantry in check. Both are shopable via Amazon below. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.