Monday, January 30, 2012

Storage Solution: Baskets

So I've posted a couple times (here & here) about getting our home organized.  We definitely came a long way last year on this front.  We did some minor things in the kitchen like installing elfa in a pantry cabinet in our kitchen, reorganizing things so that what we use most is easily accessibly and we installed pull out garbage bins that are hidden in small cabinets that weren't convenient for much else. Those small and inexpensive changes made a huge difference in the functionality and amount of storage we had in our kitchen. We also purchased the lack shelving unit (prior to it being discontinued) and organized a lot of our paperwork and misc office items.  The big thing we did was having built ins installed in our living room - this provided us more storage than I think we ever realized it would.  It stores all of our books, electronic items, movies, games, throws, the list goes on and on.  We still have a ways to go though. Some of our closets are a mess and we still just feel as if there is so much stuff in random places.  So my work in this area continues.  One of my favorite ways to organize in a way that still looks good is buy using baskets for storage.  I'm currently on the hunt for a large one to place above our front hall closet.  These are all contenders.

                                                                 Modern Weave Storage Collection | west elm, $89

Other great sources for storage baskets is target, world market & ballard designs.  I need either 2 medium sized baskets or one large one to maximize the space above our front closet - currently there is nothing there and I feel like in our little condo it is a waste of space. I don't went anything to decor-y up there, just something simple and functional.

I want it to have a look similar to this.

Do you use baskets for some eye pleasing storage in your home?  Any other great sources for large storage baskets?

1 comment:

  1. Joss & Main currently has a sale going on some really cute baskets. I will definitely be ordering a few!