Friday, September 28, 2012

Basket Case

As renters, The Mister and I are limited in many changed we can make in areas that can easily become trashed. This makes me gravitate towards baskets and bins and boxes and other organizational tools.
Enter our closet. It's huge and I don't have tons of clothes. You can't really see it in the picture below, but the baskets I had on the shelf stuck out about an inch. And they held all of our hats, scarves, and belts. So there was much digging to find what we were looking for.

Just for kicks, here is the other side where the rest of our shoes are held. I'm still trying to figure out ways to organize them. Any tips?

So, we went to The Container Store and sought out baskets that would fit the shelves better and came across these beauties.

The Marche Baskets are wavy wired baskets (and from the pictures it seems that they would be good for the kitchen... but I'm not one for following the suggested uses) and they are awesome. They fit the dimensions of the shelf perfectly. We snagged three of them- one for belts, one for scarves, one for hats.

What do ya think?

Yes, the top shelf is still a bit of a mess and my shoes are stacked on top of each other. But the baskets are great, right? Right....?? I know it may be hard to see past the stuff, but I promise they are much better and much more functional. And they are just plain cool.

Obviously, there is much more organizing to do. And we are working on it. Not only in our closet, but in other parts of the apartment, as well! What sorts of things are you sorting and stacking and shoving in baskets?

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. The wired concept makes it easier to see whats inside too, so finding that pink belt will be real easy!
    Love Y'all!


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