Wow, that is A LOT of hands going up around the world! Seriously, it is a weakness isn't it?
Of course I love baskets because they solve 99% of my organizing problems. And they are so pretty! Have a stack of papers on the counter? Throw them in a basket! A pile of flip flops by the front door? Throw them in a basket! Messy blankets on the couch? You got it, a basket!
Megan from Honey We're Home, is here today to share more details about her basket addiction, and how they are keeping her nice and organized all over her beautiful home!
Sometimes I have to laugh at how many baskets I'm sure we have at our house, I've never counted, but I'm sure at a store it would be good idea to have someone follow me around so they could warn, "Ma'am, step away from the baskets!" In my defense, baskets are so good at corralling things together and there are so many cute ones to choose from these days. I use them to organize everything - toys, shoes, books, and clothes.
In our mudroom, I use dark baskets that happen to fit perfectly under our bench seat. I found these at Target for about $20, kind of expensive when you're purchasing multiples, but we've had them 3 years and I consider them an investment. They are sturdy and hold our shoes.
In the living room, extra large baskets hold my sons toys to give them a place to go at the end of the day. I tied homemade laminated labels to the baskets so my three year-old would know what goes where.
For purely decorative purposes, basets add texture and warmth to a space. Throw a pillow or blanket in for added coziness. I've seen similar baskets at Home Goods.
A smaller round basket can hold things like remote controls.
Wire baskets are great for storing magazines in the kitchen. I've seen them at The Container Store and See Jane Work website.
I keep my son's little board books in a wire basket too.
In the master bedroom and guest room, I like to keep magazines on hand and typically put them in a basket to keep them organized.
I love this shallow one where I can fan all the magazines out to see what I have.
Would you dare count the number of baskets in your house?
"My name is Megan and I am a lawyer by day, design and decor lover by night, and Mama to the sweetest 2-year old boy you've ever seen. I'm passionate about fitness (and chocolate!) and could not live without my relationships, girl talk, and my morning coffee. I've been blogging for two years over at Honey We're Home, sharing my love of keeping things organized and beautiful at our house. My efforts to live in the moment and cook more are an adventure in progress."