Let me help you conquer your household storage by using baskets and bins to take care of all that clutter. Basket storage 101.
Ever find yourself strolling down the basket aisle at Target dreaming of a perfectly organized home filled with the beautiful baskets you see on the shelf? Do you then quickly become overwhelmed by which baskets to choose and not knowing where you will store them? Do you then sadly walk away from the beautiful basket aisle empty-handed and feeling defeated? Okay, so that might be a tad dramatic but you get the point.
We’re all obsessed with baskets right now, but we don’t always know what to do with them. I compiled a list of how we utilize our baskets to help with our household storage in hopes to help you with yours.
Ready to be inspired?! Let’s get to it!
It’s hard for me to hang out on the couch without a blanket. Is that weird? This rope basket is a pretty and practical way to store our blankets when they’re not in use. Before, I would store them in our spare room closet, but I didn’t like having to go in there every time we wanted to relax in front of the TV. Plus, having the basket close means blankets get put away more often than not.
You can find our blanket basket on Amazon: Decorative Woven Cotton Rope Basket
Don’t be ashamed, we all have a junk drawer. Small baskets are the handiest way to keep your junk divided, organized, and keep it that way. Junk drawers tend to get messy, but these small baskets help keep the clutter at bay for us. I bought these small tray baskets at Dollar Tree, check out my Dollar Tree Organizing Hacks post for more of my DT favorites.
River and Pearl are spoiled with dog toys and the toys can make a room look super messy if left out. We use this cute wooden crate to store them when not in use. Our pups can easily access the toys when they want to play, but unfortunately they don’t know how to put them away.
You can find a similar version of our dog toy crate on Amazon: Wooden Organizer Crates
There are certain things I like to leave in my car at all times like my scraper, a blanket, portable vacuum, and umbrella. However, the loose clutter was getting on my nerves. This basket makes it easy to see all my items while keeping them out of the way when I don’t need them.
God bless our husbands and their clutter. When you give your husband a place to put his wallet, change, sunglasses, keys, etc… he stops leaving is stuff all over the counter. It’s like magic! His items are inevitable, so we might as well embrace it, give them a cute basket to toss it in, and stop nagging :). #MarriageAdvice lol
PS: Alex, Sorry for pointing out your flaws. Thank you for reading this. && I love you!
You can find similar rope baskets to our keys basket on Amazon: Cotton Rope Baskets
We lost some drawer space with the new kitchen which means we lost our “towel drawer”. This cute basket allows us to continue storing our towels in the kitchen and saves us a trip to the linen closet. Notice my towels are rolled and not folded? Rolling our towels makes it easier to see. This way I can make sure to use the prettier and less-stained towels when guests come over. For more of my kitchen organization tips, check out my Organize your Kitchen post.
You can find similar baskets to our towel basket on Amazon: Large Metal Food Baskets
Did you know if you give your remotes a “home” they magically stop getting lost! We were constantly losing the remotes before we started using this little basket. Nothing tests the trust in a relationship like losing the remote and making your partner stand up because you don’t believe them when they say they are not sitting on it. I also like that remotes are not cluttering the end tables anymore too.
You can find similar baskets to our remote basket on Amazon: Hyacinth Baskets with Wooden Handles
These bins are super handy because you can pull them out and look at their contents. I am less likely to overbuy and waste food when I can see everything easily. Before using these bins, I was constantly having to reorganize. If you are looking for more pantry organization help, check out my Pantry Organization post.
You can find similar bins to pantry bins on Amazon: Clear Plastic Storage Bins Organizer
Cube storage is the best! These bins help keep my craft room look tidy even when I have all the bins completely full (which is always). Is it just me, or is cube storage becoming prettier and more grownup too? I know everyone doesn’t have a craft room, but cube storage is great for kids’ toys, office supplies, or shoes too!
You can find our craft room storage on Amazon: Fabric Storage Bins with Cotton Rope Handle
Laundry Room Clutter
Eventually, we will replace our standard wire shelving for a set of cabinets, but in the meantime I use these beautiful hyacinth baskets. The baskets hide the bulkier items like our steamer and iron along with their pesky cords. I don’t store our commonly used items in these baskets (I’m too short ), but I use them to stash extra bottles of bleach and other supplies. If you need more help getting your laundry room organized, check out my Laundry Organization post.
You can find similar baskets to our laundry supply baskets on Amazon: Hyacinth Storage Baskets
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