The beginning of the year is a great time to get organized! And what better way to organize than with something simple, pretty, and inexpensive, like baskets? Some baskets may be pricey, but you can usually find beautiful ones for cheap at thrift stores, or on sale after holidays. Here are 10 Pretty Ways to Organize with Baskets!
10 Pretty Ways To Organize With Baskets
1. Dish Towel Baskets
Rather than piling your dish towels on your countertop, keep them contained and close by in a basket instead like this one from i Heart Organizing! It’ll keep them organized and make them look pretty at the same time!
2. Laundry Room Baskets
Laundry rooms often contain a number of supplies that can easily become disorganized. Organize your home with baskets of different sizes to put everything in its proper place, like how Simplicity in the South organized her laundry room. Baskets also make it easier to get to supplies on any high shelves you may have. (It appears this blogger has moved blogs, so this link doesn’t work anymore. If you know where this post has been moved to, or you’re the owner of this picture, please let us know so we can update the link.)
3. Stair Baskets
If you have a multi-level home, chances are that you and your family members are tired of leaving small things downstairs and having to go all the way upstairs to put them away. With stair baskets, everyone can put their things in their own labeled baskets, and then take the basket upstairs when it’s convenient. Sew Many Ways even labeled her baskets with everyone’s names. This method of basket organization helps keep things in order, looks cute, and reduces the number of trips you have to take upstairs!
4. Mail Baskets
These pretty DIY industrial wire mail baskets make sorting your mail easy! Check out A House Full of Sunshine for a great tutorial on how to make them! I like that since they’re on the wall, they don’t take up any desk or counter space! If you didn’t want to make your own, there are some similar baskets available on Amazon.
5. Bathroom Organization
If there’s any room you should organize with baskets, its the bathroom! Golden Boys And Me used a two-tier wire basket in her bathroom. It works really well for organizing things on the counter. Use it to keep toothbrushes, wash cloths, hand soaps, and other bathroom essentials nearby, but in an organized container. I like the big carry handle on this similar one on Amazon.
6. Wall Baskets
These baskets are great in a bathroom, craft room, or anywhere, really. The Kim Six Fix attached them to the wall, which creates a kind of shelf. But these are better than a simple shelf because they’re enclosed on all sides This helps the room appear neater. Use different size baskets for different supplies, or for a different look.
7. Junk Drawer Baskets
You can also organize a drawer with baskets! In My Own Style used various sizes of baskets to get her junk drawer organized and looking nice. I can also see this working well for a drawer full of small craft supplies, too!
8. Refrigerator or Freezer Baskets
There are so many ways to organize with baskets! Given how often they’re used, it’s easy for refrigerators and freezers to become completely unorganized. Use labeled baskets to make it easier for everyone to keep them organized, and speed up the time you spend looking for things. I particularly like the hanging tags Better Homes and Gardens used on their baskets. Since baskets come in various sizes and are often stackable, these can work well in any size refrigerator or freezer. Here are some similar ones I found on Amazon Fridge Baskets.
9. Linen Closet Baskets
A disorganized linen closet not only looks messy, but takes up time as you have to sift through to find what you’re looking for. Luckily it’s easy to organize a closet with baskets!Labeled baskets are especially helpful at making your linen closet look beautiful. And you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for within seconds! Check out how A Bowl Full of Lemons organized her pretty linen closet!
10. Remote Basket
Never lose a remote again with a cute little divided basket like this one from Better Homes and Gardens! This is especially handy if you have multiple devices with their own remotes. You can also use the basket to hold other TV room essentials, like reading glasses, a TV guide, etc. This bottle/cutlery caddy on Amazon looks really similar to this one!
Organizing your home with baskets is quick and easy, as well as inexpensive. And as you can see, can be much prettier than organizing with traditional plastic organization bins. Though bins make great organizers too, if used the right way! Really, there’s no wrong way to organize!
What’s your favorite way to use baskets in your home?
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