How to Organize Shelves With Baskets for Home Storage

Four Methods:Use Baskets in the KitchenUse Baskets in the BathroomKeep Baskets in Your Home OfficeBuy Baskets for Storage in Your Bedroom Closet

Shelves can easily become areas of mass chaos and clutter. Baskets help organize your shelving space and keep your home looking attractive and clutter-free.

Method 1
Use Baskets in the Kitchen

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    Put wicker baskets in the pantry to hold loose items. They can contain lids to pots and pans or attachments to small appliances. Extra utensils, napkins, and candle holders can fit in baskets, too.
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    Place small baskets in cabinets to hold the lids of plastic storage containers.
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    Use baskets to store bags of dried goods like beans and grains. Any kind of item bought in bulk can be easily stored in these baskets, too.
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    Use decorative baskets on open shelving to store your recipe books, cupcake wrappers and cake decorations.

Method 2
Use Baskets in the Bathroom

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    Place extra rolls of toilet tissue in a pretty basket on the floor next to the toilet.
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    Use a basket for magazines or books that you keep in the bathroom.
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    Store extra toiletries and soaps in baskets under the bathroom sink.
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    Roll up washcloths and hand towels and put them in a basket. If you use different colors, it can be a decorative accent to your bathroom and a welcome addition for guests to know which towels to use when visiting.

Method 3
Keep Baskets in Your Home Office

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    Place stationary and pens in a small basket on your desk.
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    Use baskets on your bookshelves to store magazines or books. This breaks up the space visually instead of having a wall of books and can also be helpful if you don’t want to use bookends to keep things from falling.
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    Keep markers, paper clips, staplers, and other loose office supplies in a shallow basket in your desk drawer. It prevents small items from mixing together in the drawer and taking up extra space.

Method 4
Buy Baskets for Storage in Your Bedroom Closet

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    Store out-of-season sweaters in a see-through basket or container with a lid. This protects them from insects and also allows you to see what’s inside.
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    Place a basket on a low shelf or on the floor in your closet for shoe storage.
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    Keep belts and other small accessories in a basket on a shelf.

Things You’ll Need

  • Storage baskets of different sizes

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Categories: Clutter Busting