Looking at pictures of amazing, tidy homes can make it seem like everyone’s home is perfectly organized and neat but yours.
However, the truth is the opposite.
Most people have problems keeping their homes tidy and in order.
But, we are all human and stuff accumulates – especially so when you have kids.
Then it’s really a huge mess.
But, you can keep all of those unruly things in check by implementing a simple system – storage shelving with baskets.
Why Baskets Are Perfect Storage Solutions?
Basket storage is not new – your mom and your grandma probably had boxes all over the house holding miscellaneous things. But the basket storage system has been taken to a new level in recent years and it is only growing in popularity.
Now those baskets often aren’t hidden, but rather proudly on display.
And the truth is – it works.
Baskets are cheap, simple and come in wide variety of types, colors and designs. You can fit one in just about any design. It’s all a matter of preference.
And every room in your home could benefit from a basket or two.
In the event that you don’t want anyone to see your baskets, then you can easily stick them under the bed or in a cabinet and they will still remain organized and neat.
How lovely is that?
Different Types Of Baskets You Can Use
Okay, so now that you know more about basket containers and storage options, it’s time to learn a bit more about the type of baskets you can get. It’s not just one option, there are many and in this list, you could find something that will perfectly fit your home:
Baskets – There are so many shapes and sizes of baskets that you will have a wide variety to choose from. They can also be used in various spaces of your home.
Fabric bins – These come in a wide variety of colors and they are the best for small areas where things often get cluttered. You can add a bookplate so that you can label them and stay organized.
Plastic or acrylic drawers – These items are great because they can actually help you organize your stuff without having to unstack it again once you need something. And if you don’t like them as drawers, just pull them out of the frame and put under the bed or in your closet.
Plastic or acrylic pantry bins – These are stackable and they are really simple to use. You can organize just about anything with them.
Acrylic storage bins – These are easy to see through and grab what you need. You can also use them to stack things or label them if you like it. They are also great for narrow but deep drawers.
Plastic storage tubs – These are great for larger items and for long term storage needs. You know, the things like ornaments or something similar that only gets used once or twice a year.
Trash bins – This may sound a bit strange, but these are great for all of the long and narrow items that you have in your home.
Y-weave plastic bins – These bins look great and come in all shapes and sizes. You can use them anywhere in your home.
Shoe boxes – Another strange item on the list but still worth a mention. The thing with shoe boxes is that they are free and that they look great once you wrap them in the gift-wrapping paper..
Basket Storage in The Bathroom
If your bathroom has little cabinet space, you might be looking for an upgrade in the sense of more space. You usually need many things in a bathroom and if the space is lacking, you’ll find many things just sitting around loosely. However, this can be a lot easier if you get yourself some baskets and drawer bins.
You can get a basket to store your towels in. Get a basket that matches your bathroom look and then fill it with rolled towels. This will give them a casual appearance and help them fit in the basket. You can also use a basket to store towel paper. There are numerous ideas online on how to do just that with simple decorating techniques and make even the toilet paper look great.
Bathrooms that have little space, usually also have the under the counter problem as well. There are just so many things in a bathroom. However, a basket can make a huge difference because you can put many things in it – more so than in any under counter shelf.
This is because the basket is usually tall and can fit many things in height. An even better technique would be to get several baskets because then you could organize your storage by categories and this makes it much neater in the long run. You can even organize smaller objects like hair ties in small baskets.
Another thing that works great in the bathrooms is the plastic drawer system which look great and add a ton of storage for whatever you need.
Basket Storage in The Living Room
Your living room is probably where you spend the majority of your time. So, in a way, it makes sense that most of your stuff is laying around there. This is where the real mess accumulates.
If you have kids, then the mess gets even bigger. They will bring their toys to the living room whether you mean for them to or not. No matter how much mess this creates, it also creates a ton of great memories.
However, it gets pretty annoying when you want to have guests or if you just want your living room to look nice for a change.
Here are some of the things that you could do:
Store blankets and pillows – The winter gets cold and it’s the time of the year when you really just want to cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy. However, storing all of those blankets and pillows can turn into a nightmare because your sofa gets too crowded. This is where a basket comes into play and it’s the perfect solution.
Store books and magazines – Not too many people have chairs with built-in libraries or even their own book nook. So, it makes sense to improvise and baskets give you that extra flair. Fill them with your favorite reads and enjoy.
Store firewood – In case you have a fireplace, storing wood can be a nightmarish mess. However, when you have a cute basket to put it into, you’ll have no problems with that.
Store toys – As mentioned, your children’s toys will migrate to your living room sooner than you think. Store them in soft, pretty baskets instead of moving them to their room all the time. It will look nice and your children will have an inviting corner to play in.
Store miscellaneous stuff – If you have too many tiny things laying around, adding baskets to your shelves can help you organize all of that in a stylish way.
Basket Storage in the Kids Room
Toys that don’t magically appear in your living room will stay unorganized in your kid’s bedroom. So, apply some of these organization techniques:
- Organize sports gear with several rustic wire baskets
- Store your stuffed animals in wire baskets
- Use a wire basket to store diapers in a way that makes it look stylish
- Store dirty clothes from your kid’s room or nursery in a laundry hamper
Basket Organisation in The Kitchen and Pantry
Pantries and kitchens are usually a major pain to organize for most people. You see all of those perfectly organized kitchens and you wonder:
How is that possible?
However, the trick is in – you guessed it – baskets and bins!
Let’s see how you can organize your perfect kitchen:
- Use baskets to define what each area is for – group items that are alike in some way
- Mask the packaging with baskets for a more uniform, neater look
- Create party baskets where you’ll store everything you need for parties without having to search through stuff
- Use them to store your small appliances
- Minimize excess food in your pantry by storing older food in baskets and pushing them to the front