Baskets are inexpensive and handy containers for organizing all kinds of stuff: clothes, toys, linens, cleaning supplies, home office supplies, bathroom supplies… you name it.
They are one of the most versatile and simplest organizers you will find.
The size of the basket limits what you can put in it, which in and of itself forces you to get organized to some degree.
Many baskets have handles so you can carry them around as needed, especially as you pick up toys from around the house. Some baskets are designed to be stacked or can be hung from a wall. Others fit nicely in a cabinet. For example, a friend stores all her dogs’ toys and gear in attractive, cloth-lined baskets that fit side-by-side on the bottom shelf of a cabinet.
Baskets come in a variety of materials, to suit your home décor: wicker (great for towels and spare rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom), wire (for office supplies or kitchen utensils), and plastic (toys, beach stuff, or cleaning supplies). I keep a plastic basket under my kitchen sink for the various cleaners and sponges I use regularly. Then, when I need to clear out that cabinet, I just must move one item, the basket, instead of a dozen cans, jars, and bottles.
What do you store in baskets?