In the top shelf of our coat closet is where I store most of my candles. I have fall candles, Christmas candles, spring candles, and summery candles. I've got a big bin full of my mom's home-made, hand-crafted molded scented candles. I've got tapers, and pillars, and enough votives and tea lights to line our entire street with luminaries if I wanted to (I've actually done that before!). There are brand-new candles, and mostly-burned candles. And everything is a jumbled mess. The only bright side is that the closet, smells really good, and all the coats that are stored in there smell good too!
I shopped at Michael's (where else) with a big savings coupon (what else) and picked up a variety of these decorative storage boxes. I got quite a few different sizes, and a few different patterns that all sort of blend together. I sorted through all the candles, threw away a few, and then stored them all in these decorative boxes. After about an hour of easy sorting, the top of the closet now looks great and still smells great!