Life is constant chaos with bits and pieces of order. We bring chaos to order every time we organize something, no matter how small of a thing it is. It may seem fruitless at times, but even the little things matter when it comes to home organization. And from little things, come greater things.
Having said that, this is a post about baskets and bins. Don’t you just love them? There are so many delightful styles, patterns, and types of bins and baskets and they are so fun to organize your home with. They add charm. So here are just 31 super cool ways you can organize your home using baskets and bins.
1. Baskets in the kitchen
You can create a lovely tidy look on your counter on a shelf using cute woven baskets in your kitchen. Put items inside that you need to get to but don’t want displayed, such as measuring cups, plastic-ware, birthday candles, matches, and so on.
2. Baskets with Handles in the Fridge
What a nice way to not have spills and lost food in the fridge, organize them into bins like this! See how this Leslie did this here.
3. Wire Baskets
A couple of wire baskets labeled can help keep your pantry more organized.
4. Baskets in Your Freezer
Okay, this is just smart. You can use these plastic utility baskets to keep your frozen foods organized and easy to pull out and use. Genius!
5. Kitchen Counter Basket
Keep your most used spices and cooking oils in a shallow basket lined with a small metal cookie sheet (for easy clean up of spills) right on your kitchen counter top.
6. Baskets and Bins in the Pantry
I love the labeled containers for food on the left, and pull out baskets on the right with larger baskets on the bottom. What an organized pantry!
7. Craft Wall
If you get a cubical storage system and fill it up with baskets that you label, it’s amazingly organized and looks incredible.
8. Bathroom Cabinet Storage
Cute and bright baskets with your bathroom supplies keep your lavatory looking pretty savvy.
9. Charming Basket Liners
Lovely gingham liners on your baskets under your coffee table really make them appealing. This is a great place to store your movies, magazines, and remotes.
10. Entry Way Holders
Display cute metal buckets by your front or back door is a great way to organizing your outgoing and incoming mail. Use a square basket to keep sandals and flip flops in, and other baskets up higher for your seasonal items that you don’t need to get to as often.
11. Bench or Window Seat Storage
You can use a bench or window seating as storage by putting some brightly colored baskets or bins underneath them for books and toys. It’s a quick way to get these items out of the way when company comes too.
12. Cubical Units
White on white produce clean lines and a pristine look. This is a great freestanding unit to keep things organized and looking smart.
13. Car Organizer Bins
A great way to keep those bags, toys, and auto supplies all tidy the car is with bins that keep them together.
14. Use as a Collection
If you have a variety of baskets, boxes and containers, you can gather them in one place for a whimsical and fun look in your living room.
15. Bins by the Bed
What a lovely way to store your nighttime necessities and blankets than on a cute bench at the end of your bed.
16. Hall Tree Shelving
If you have a hall tree or build in shelving by an entry door, adding baskets above helps keep items used less often out of the way while adding to the decor of your home.
17. Linen Closet Bin Storage
Using matching bins with labels will keep you sheets, towels, and colors not only stored in the right place, but transported together in the right place.
18. Linen Closet Basket Storage
If you have a narrow linen closet like this, you can do pairs of baskets with labels with easy pull out access and doesn’t that look great too?!
19. Rustic Living Room
Placing two larger baskets under a tall coffee table adds class as well as more storage space to this rustic charming living room.
20. Toys and Art Storage
This is a basket storage system that utilizes the super cute chalk board style labeling. You can let your kids label their own baskets for their toys and treasures.
21. Hang Baskets on the Wall
This is a great way to get cards, notebooks and magazines off your desk top and out of the way yet still reachable and organized.
22. Stair Basket
Use a basket at the bottom or top of your stairs as a catch all. It’s easy to throw the items in you need to take up or down the stairs. And use as something you can throw what you need in and quickly take off, like beach items.
23. Baskets for Your Magazines and Books
Baskets like these just look delightful. What a different and great way to stash your magazines and books in your living room.
24. Above your Kitchen Cabinet Baskets
If you have space above your kitchen cabinets, how about storing your seasonal or less-gotten-to item in attractive baskets up there? It saves you space and looks good.
25. Above your Fridge
What’s on top of your fridge right now? Would it look better in a pretty basket?
26. Boxes and Bins Under Your Big Screen
This is an attractive way to organize your media. The smaller bold bins on top can hold the remote controls, coordinating boxes with lids underneath can hide your DVD’s, game equipment and such. This is an inventive way you can store these items and keep it looking tidy and appealing.
27. Basket O’ Files
Who would want to use an ugly metal cabinet after seeing this? Make your file system fun to get into by storing them in a basket. Keep your kids pictures, list of chores or tasks, greeting and birthday cards, monthly bills or anything all tidy and together. Make sure the inside of the basket will be the right measurement for your legal or letter-size documents. This one shown is a 12 by 12 inches. You will need to add an adjustable hanging file frame inside which you can find at most office supply stores.
28. Hanging Items for on the Go
Pick up a basket for each member of the family and mount on sturdy hooks to the wall next to an entry way. This creates a station for items like books, mail, keys as well as toys and school items for the kids. Plus, they can take them off the hooks to carry items to their room.
29. Bathroom Storage and Decor
Storage systems can also be part of your decor in the bathroom. Adorable wicker baskets labeled with tags can be used to store your toiletries and bath supplies. Other baskets can color coordinate while adding a different appeal.
30. Basket For Wash Clothes and Hand Towels
You feel just a bit like royalty when you grab your rolled up wash cloth from a cute little basket.
31. Throw Basket
Keep a large basket around for your blankets and throws.