Savvy Storage Solutions using Baskets

Baskets – for toys, laundry, books, and more – are great storage solutions to beautifully organize and give a stylish edge to any space in the home. Baskets not only can control the clutter, but also add a pop of color + texture.

As I look around my home while putting this post together, I realize I have a lot of baskets – all are so different because of the unique purpose each serves.  With so many basket options out there in stores + on the web, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide on what will work best for your needs & space.

Here are my favorite baskets for the many spaces + uses in the home.

Savvy Storage Solutions using Baskets: Basket resources for the linen closet, shelves, laundry, toys, and more!  Inspiration + Tips on choosing the best basket(s) by Jenna Burger Design, www.jennaburger.com

Resources

> Laundry

Yellow/White Stripe Hamper / Seagrass Basket  / Natural Drawstring Hamper with Border / Nesting Floor Baskets

> Linen Closet / Bathroom Storage

Bamboo/Jute Basket / Wire Utility Basket / Teal Basket  / Yellow Folding Storage Bins

> Shelf Storage

Wood Storage CrateWire Baskets / Emory Basket / Green Lidded Box /

> Toys

  Half Tone Basket / Alphabet Floor Bin / Mercado Basket  /  Yellow Lattice Bin

Aren’t those some beauties?!

All so colorful and unique…  All serving a different purpose!

When on the search for a basket or a collection of baskets, there are a few things to keep in mind…

Purpose / Use

Keep in mind the purpose of  the basket(s) and/or the intended use.  A collection of photos would be best in a smaller + shallow basket / bin, whereas storage for blankets is ideal in a larger + roomier style.  Toys can often be the most challenging items to contain because of the amount and the vast range of sizes.  Have multiple baskets for different sized items. Look for a basket/bin that is deep with a wide opening for larger items (hampers work great for these types of toys), while smaller baskets are perfect for items like Legos, figures, etc.

Savvy Storage Solutions using Baskets: Basket resources for the linen closet, shelves, laundry, toys, and more!  Inspiration + Tips on choosing the best basket(s) by Jenna Burger Design, www.jennaburger.comWith these fun + bright lattice baskets, there is finally a reason to let toys take over!

Size

Depending on what you want to hold will help determine the size of the basket needed.  From large to small depending on the use – towels versus toys – there are a range of shapes and sizes.  Some have flat bottoms, others are rounded.   Some baskets stack, while others can “nest” in each other which will give you a collection of varying sizes. Know the approximate size you need BEFORE you start your search.

Savvy Storage Solutions using Baskets: Basket resources for the linen closet, shelves, laundry, toys, and more!  Inspiration + Tips on choosing the best basket(s) by Jenna Burger Design, www.jennaburger.comI adore these woven baskets with a pop of blue – perfect for the bathroom or linen closet

Durability

Who wants to buy something that will fall apart in a short time?  Not me!  Baskets can be pricey, but purchasing something that is durable + will last long makes more sense than wasting time & money buying something twice.  Look at what the basket is made – plastic, cloth, wood, jute – for the purpose of your purchase. Keep in mind who is using the basket.  Plastic bins like this are great for toys (easy-to-clean & will keep their shape), where this seagrass basket is the perfect catch-all for laundry.

Savvy Storage Solutions using Baskets: Basket resources for the linen closet, shelves, laundry, toys, and more!  Inspiration + Tips on choosing the best basket(s) by Jenna Burger Design, www.jennaburger.comHow fun is this stenciled wood crate. Perfect for the living room shelves to hold CDs, pictures, or your old vinyls!

Color

There is such an amazing selection of storage baskets on the marketplace and not only do they serve the incredible purpose of holding things, but they also bring color + texture + layers to a space.  Adding depth with accessories & layers, is the key to making a room warm + inviting + whole.  No matter what the function, baskets are ideal for bringing a fun pop of color to a space.  Whether on the floor or on the shelf, the addition of colorful basket to hold toys, books, or blankets, can truly enhance and change a space.

Savvy Storage Solutions using Baskets: Basket resources for the linen closet, shelves, laundry, toys, and more!  Inspiration + Tips on choosing the best basket(s) by Jenna Burger Design, www.jennaburger.comColorful baskets, like the fun style made of balsa wood found on the shelves of this cabinet, not only corral trinkets + toys, but they add depth & texture too.

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I hope I’ve inspired you with all the possibilities that baskets can bring to the home… not only for function , but also for style!  If you want to see more options specifically for toy storage solutions, pop on over to My Daily Bubble where I am sharing 11 more favorites

11 Options for Stylish Toy Storage




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