Looking for ways to help declutter your home? I have a simple tip that will help you!
Hi there! If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll see that my main focus in on home decor. I’m in no way a professional organizer, but I do have a super helpful tip that can change your home: organize your small items into baskets! Many professional organizers are NOT a fan of baskets because baskets themselves can hide clutter. My opinion is that we are all in a different state of organization and decluttering, and baskets have always helped me maintain organization in my home. You can get rid of half of your household items and yet you’re still going to have STUFF, and you need somewhere to put your stuff! Plain and simple. Let me show you some cute ways to use baskets in your home, and also, where to purchase them! Please click the blue/gray links to be taken to the source, and be sure to tell me – are you #teambasket or not? 🙂
1. KITCHEN ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS:
Keep your counters free of paper clutter with baskets on the side of your island! Store your weekly recipe cards, or even make a small command center for your family. You can find my fall and spring kitchen tours here: Spring Home Tour and Fall Kitchen Tour
Containers and baskets help group similar items together, and that always helps in organization! Our previous home had a smaller kitchen, and the wooden crates held our vitamins and supplements. The baskets up top held items that we used infrequently such as holiday trays. This is proof that storage can be cute and functional!
2. PANTRY ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
If you love pantry organization in general, I have an entire post dedicated to pantries: GORGEOUS AND ORGANIZED PANTRY IDEAS
I love this pantry organization by Eleven Gables! The baskets are perfectly sized for her shelves. You can see what is inside them, and the baskets are labeled. Perfect!
3. MUDROOM AND ENTRYWAY ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
Do you love mudrooms? I have an entire post dedicated to mudrooms and entryways! 25 Mudroom Ideas
I love the baskets on the top portion of our built-in mudroom! They store our hats, gloves, umbrellas, and pet items. Our mudroom went through an amazing makeover a few years ago, and you can read all about that here: Mudroom Makeover from Messy to Magnificent
These chicken wire baskets are great in our storage cube right inside our entryway. The possibilities are endless for how you could use a storage cube, and there are lots of ways to make them cute without being cluttered. Find the sourcing for everything in our entryway here: Cozy Modern Farmhouse Entryway
4. LAUNDRY ROOM ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
Do you love laundry rooms? I have an entire post dedicated to laundry rooms: 25 Laundry Room Ideas
Filling in an awkward space above cabinets is perfectly accomplished by using baskets! I love the uniformed look of these baskets that add texture and warmth to our laundry room. Measure your space before you purchase your baskets. This idea could be used in garages, kitchens, closets, etc – anywhere you have cabinets. You could even label them to be even more organized!
Have you considered upgrading your laundry basket? I love our metal laundry basket!
5. BATHROOM ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
These baskets in our bathroom were a life saver! Consider purchasing smaller baskets than the shelf size so you can store larger items like toilet paper packs behind the baskets hidden out of sight. You can find this post about our dream bathroom makeover here: Urban Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel
Bathroom areas are always filled with small, necessary items. Baskets help hide some of the items you need everyday, but do not necessarily want to look at every time you walk into your bathroom. Our half bath desperately need storage space, and we created space above our toilet with floating shelves. You can read about that makeover here: Half Bath Makeover
6. DINING ROOM ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
This IKEA hack is one of the prettiest ways to use a storage cube! It looks super modern with these IKEA inserts! You can find all of the sourcing information here: Breakfast Room Makeover
7. OFFICE SPACE ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
Use as many or as few baskets as are necessary. If extra baskets equate to clutter in your life, simply to what works for you!
This was part of a dorm room lounge makeover that was so cute! You can read about that makeover here: Dorm Room Lounge Makeover
8. CLOSET SPACE ORGANIZATION WITH BASKETS
I love the baskets on top of the closet shelf! Items on top of the shelf frequently stack and fall over if baskets aren’t utilized in a closet. And the Keep It Clean sign always makes me smile. 😉 You can find the closet makeover here: Teen Boy Closet Makeover
Another great idea with teens is with their media space. All of those remotes and gadgets can get out of control without proper storage. I love this cabinet that holds everything in its perfect place! Find their room makeover here: Boys Media Room Game Room Makeover
Our she-shed was made over this past summer, and I love it in there now! Everything is organized, labeled, and right where I can find it when I need it! I store a lot of seasonal items out in the she-shed. You can read all about it here: Garage Organization She-Shed Makeover