In our home we use baskets as an essential storage system. I find they’re not only useful but also bring a sense of beauty to something as mundane as organization. I wanted to share a few of the different ways we use them.
To hold toys and play silks. We keep a few in the main living area, as well as my girls bedroom. I think having them in different rooms and having different baskets for different types of toys teaches my children that everything has a place and also invites spontaneous play more so than grouping all toys in the children’s bedroom or playroom.
This one I keep in the kitchen, by the sink. It holds things I use in the kitchen but aren’t food related. Lanolin for wool diaper covers, wool wash for the same,beeswax for various projects… needs to be melted in the kitchen. I also keep the jar we use for water when we paint and a small bottle of lavender essential oil that I like to add to my homemade all-purpose cleaner.
A basket kept on the table, ready for spur of the moment drawing and coloring. I think it’s rather important that my children’s things are easily assessable to them. Baskets are invaluable for organizing their things where they can easily reach them and still blend well with the rest of the home.
I would love to hear/see how you use baskets to bring order to your home.
Article written by Julie of This Cosy Life.