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15 Simple Ways to Organize with Decorative Baskets

Baskets are an inexpensive and simple option to organize your home. Today I’m sharing 15 ways to organize with decorative baskets that you can easily start implementing in your home.

Home is the place we feel most comfortable. 

It’s our haven. 

Our place to decompress after a long day. 

But sometimes that sanctuary can actually feel stressful when we walk into a mess. 

Do you ever feel like that?

If so keep reading!

Over the years I’ve tried to tame the clutter and organize my home. 

I’ve found that if items have a specific place to put them, then they’re more likely to be put away.  

Well…that’s the hope anyway?

Decorative baskets are a simple way to organize your home. 

They’re inexpensive and easy to find. 

Baskets can be used in so many ways in your home. 

Using decorative baskets throughout my house allows us to use something pretty to keep our house organized.

How to Use Baskets for Storage in the Kitchen

corner cabinet with glass door opened to show 3 shelves with wire baskets

By using baskets in my kitchen I’m able to organize like items in one place. 

The corner cabinet has a glass door so I want to keep things neat in that cabinet.

A few industrial farmhouse-style metal baskets store items we use often. 

At first, I only displayed decorative items in this cabinet, but recently gave up the pretty for the practical.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s contained in each basket.

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1. Wire Basket to Store Kitchen Towels

close up of basket filled with dish towels

Extra kitchen dish towels stored in a pretty metal basket make essential items look decorative.

The towels are easy to grab since this cabinet is close to the sink.

2. Basket to Contain Different Tea Boxes

wire basket filled with boxes of tea

I’m not a coffee drinker.

I know…I know…gasp!

But I do love a good cup of tea.

And I like lots of different flavors.

Placing all those boxes of tea in a labeled pantry basket helps to contain them so it’s easy to find what I’m in the mood for each day.

3. Ingredients for a Favorite Recipe

wire basket with food storage containers

The ingredients to make my favorite breakfast…Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Chocolate Secret Big Boy is all stored in one basket. 

This has been a lifesaver.

Well, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. lol

But seriously, it’s saved me so much time in the morning to just pull out the basket to make a smoothie rather than having to find each ingredient throughout the kitchen.

image of basket on top of fridge with cabinets and baskets displayed above

I do love baskets…especially wire baskets to give our home that bit of that modern farmhouse style I like so much. 

Wire baskets and plants decorate the tops of my cabinets. 

But we also have several additional useful but decorative baskets around the kitchen.

4. Wicker Basket to Hold and Hide Koozies

close up of basket filled with koozies

No more searching throughout our kitchen drawers and cabinets looking for a koozie.

Now we just toss them in a beautiful wicker basket that sits on top of our refrigerator.

So easy!

5. Two Tiered Basket for Fruit & Veggies

2 tiered stand with bananas, tomatoes, cantelope and spagettie squash

Fresh fruit and vegetables in a two tiered basket on our counter make them easily accessible. 

And by keeping them in view, they’re more likely to be used before going bad.

6. Use a Basket to Collect Recycling

wire basket filled with cardboard and paper recycling

We don’t have enough room under our sink for both garbage & recycling. 

No worries…we just put our recycling in this basket that sits on our counter.

When it’s full we bring it out to the garage to throw in our large recycling bin.

Where Can You Use Baskets in a Family Room?

dark wood media unit with flat screen tv. with basket filled with blankets on side. sign, lanterns and vase filled with greenery on top of media center

Another room in our home where we use baskets for organizing is our family room.

We spend a lot of time in this room so keeping it neat and clutter-free is important.

No one wants to feel stressed by a mess when you’re ready to kick your feet up and relax at the end of the day.

Many things can be hidden away in a basket but are also easily accessible to everyone in the family.

7.  Large Floor Baskets hold Throw Blankets

large floor basket filled with blankets

Using an extra-large floor basket to hold all our throw blankets allows us to easily grab one for movie night.

It’s big enough to hold a blanket for everyone in our family!

8. Basket on Shelf contains Media Accessories

long shallow basket filled with movies, game controllers

DVDs, extra remote controls, gaming systems, and the all-important Steelers terrible towel for football season are organized in a basket that fits perfectly in our media center.

This low wide basket slides right onto the shelf and holds a ton of stuff.

9. Small Wicker Basket for Books

wicker basket filled with books on lower table shelf

Books tucked into a decorative basket are not only useful but the perfect decorative accessory for this small shelf under our side table.

Be sure to swap out the books occasionally so everyone has something new to read.

10. Basket with Lid conceals Candles

wicker lidded basket filled with glass candle jars

I may have a slight addiction to scented candles. 

Is anyone else with me on this one?

Storing candles and candle holders in a lidded basket on our console table shelf keeps them out of sight.

11. Wood Crate for Throw Pillows

wood box on fireplace hearth with pillows in box

Although, not technically a basket but more of a wood crate, this box sits on our fireplace hearth with a few extra pillows. 

Not only is it useful, but it’s pretty too!

That #5 pillow represents our family since we have 5 of us.

Why Do You Need Baskets in an Entryway?

Baskets in an entryway are a great storage idea to throw shoes in when you come into your home.

We come in through our garage and have shelves for our shoes there.

12. Store Pet Items Needed Daily

wood box filled with dog collar and treats

Another small wood crate on my foyer table holds a few necessary pet items. 

Our dogs go out the front door, so having the training collar & treats close by is super convenient. 

I chose this box because I’m able to weave the charger for the training collar through the slats to the outlet under the table.

But the decorative box still conceals the contents of what’s inside.

What Storage Baskets Can You Use in a Bathroom?

Bathrooms are excellent rooms to use baskets to organize your things.

Because let’s be honest…bathrooms need all the help they can get!

Am I right?!

13. Storage Basket Tower in a Small Bathroom

wire storage tower with wood top filled with rolled towels and toliet paper

I recently found this storage tower for our powder room

It’s the perfect solution for our small half bath since we have a pedestal sink and absolutely no storage.

This basket stand is a great solution for holding extra toilet paper and clean hand towels.

14.  Galvanized Container for Bath Essentials

galvanized bin sitting in corner of tub with loofah and bottles of body wash inside

We recently updated our primary bathroom and added a few baskets. 

This simple galvanized caddy bucket holds shower gel, bubble bath, a loofah, and towels and sits on the side of our tub.

All the necessities are contained within arm’s reach when I take a relaxing soak in the tub.

15. Three Tiered Tray for Cosmetics

3 tiered stand filled with tolietries and towels

Organizing cotton balls, swabs, cosmetic rounds, and lotions in the bottom of our three-tiered storage basket makes these items easily accessible for getting ready each morning and evening. 

Hand towels in the middle basket are ready to grab when a clean one is needed. 

And just a few pretty items displayed in the top basket complete the look.

Do you have any other ways to organize your home with baskets?

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