One of the tricks to keeping a space neat and clutter-free is having sufficient storage space. Yet all the built-ins in the world still can't possibly hold all of the items we use daily. Storage baskets are the perfect solution. They're both decorative and functional, they're portable, and they effectively stash away those items that we use regularly, keeping them within arm's reach. We've rounded up a few examples to show how a well-placed storage basket can improve any room.
Let's be honest, things can quickly get out of control in the kitchen, despite our best intentions. It's a space we tend to be busy in, multitasking, going in and out of cupboards and drawers. It's easy for ingredients, utensils, gadgets, even textiles to fall into disarray. Storage baskets can help corral the mess. Create designated spots for specific categories of items using an array of baskets, large and small. They make it easier for everyone to find what they need in a hurry.
There are certain items we love to have on hand when we spend time relaxing in our living room. Yet these same things serve us even better if they can be neatly tucked away for those times that they're not needed. No one wants to go rummaging through the bedroom looking for an extra throw blanket or pillow when they're cold, or out to the garage to get some firewood, when both can be kept nearby - and prettily.
Kids accumulate a lot of stuff: toys, stuffed animals, books, craft supplies. Often they're also avid little collectors, finding special items and treasures wherever they go. Encourage their creativity and playfulness while teaching good tidying up habits. If everything has its rightful place in their room, they're less likely to lose track of something they cherish and will always know where to find it when they need it.
There are many items we use daily in our bathrooms but we don't necessarily want to feature them prominently on countertops or shelving. Extra toilet paper rolls are a prime example, but storage baskets can also be used to hold hand towels, cleaning supplies, and toiletries kept under the sink. You can even do a complete overhaul of your linen closet, if you feel so inclined. Baskets perform a magic trick of eliminating visual clutter and they look great doing it!
Whoever first came up with this idea was a genius: creating an all-in-one changing station for your baby with everything you need, literally every supply, within arm's reach. Not only are those supplies essential when you have a wriggling baby in your arms, but a well-equipped changing station is so practical it speeds the entire process up too. Storage baskets can hold everything you need - from diapers and wipes to diaper cream and a fresh change of clothes. Add a small toy or soft book to help pass the time for the little one and you're all set!
As you can see, there are so many ways baskets can improve the look and function of different rooms in your home. Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow the Marina Homes blog for more great home organization tips!