I love baskets! I love to organize! It's a win-win situation for me.
For Works for Me Wednesday this week (Shannon's last one!), I thought I would give you a quick tour of all the little baskets I have around the house, and what I use them for. I actually didn't realize I had so many until I started taking pictures of all of them. (I think I might have a problem. Although, I guess it's a good problem since it keeps me organized.)
Many of the baskets I own I have purchased over the years either on clearance, on sale, given to me as part of a gift basket, or found at a second-hand store. Some of the baskets I paid full price for were ones I bought at IKEA that fit perfectly into our bookshelves...and those were purchased one by one over the years.
I also love buying baskets that come in sets. I found a killer deal once about 3 years ago (I still remember it) at Home Depot that had a set of 4 baskets...I so wished I would have scooped up another set at the time! My mom made basket liners for Mikayla's nursery and they looked so adorable. Then, when Austin was born, she made another set of liners for his room, which now I only need one basket for his room (see pictures below). Now I am happy to be able to use these baskets in other places around the house.
Hopefully you are inspired by one of these pictures and can find a use for a basket to help keep you just a little bit more organized.
they are perfect for holding toys and books
more IKEA baskets!
the basket on the far right holds our camera stuff...
video camera, regular camera, & camera bags
(keeps them handy, but out of the way)
these little baskets I found at Fred Meyer and they were
on clearance for $1.49 each!
I should have snagged more, but I only picked up four
(inside these baskets pictured directly below
are our remotes & the kids' music CDs)
I use it here for odds and ends to clear up clutter on the counter
one more Fred Meyer basket...
used in my son's room for lotion, comb, diaper rash cream, etc.
basket of blankets in the coat closet
a bread basket on the kitchen counter...
it helps keep all the bread items together in one place
(this is one of the baskets from the set I found at Home Depot...isn't it great?)
another part of the Home Depot set...
used in Austin's room for blankets
(this is the liner I was talking about earlier that my mom made - cute, huh?)
more toy organization!
(another basket from the set at Home Depot)
I received this basket as part of a gift...
it was perfect for the kids' bathroom!
I found this one on sale at Fred Meyer...
...and so I bought two!
(one for each bathroom)
these two baskets I found at Marshalls...
I loved that they have basket liners that match the colors in Mikayla's room...
they are perfect for all of Mikayla's babies and accessories
Is it obvious that I love me some baskets??
Apparently, they work for me!
Head on over to Rocks in My Dryer for more of Works for Me Wednesday. This will be Shannon's last time hosting and then she will passing it along to Kristen at We Are THAT Family starting next week!