Last month I wrote about large baskets and how much I love them. This month I’m going to write about smaller baskets and just a few my reasons for loving them. If you want a cheap way to organize a drawer, go to a dollar store and buy some pencil baskets. As much as I love drawer organizers not everyone wants to spend the money on them when small pencil baskets do the same thing AND are easier to move around, which makes re-organizing and rearranging easier.
What else are small baskets good for besides junk drawer organization? Well they’re a great “catch all” spot for small items when you don’t have time to put them away right away. By having a designated space for these items they don’t end up all over the house (I wrote about the benefits of having a “drop zone” in your home in a previous post). Small baskets can be used in pantries to hold random condiment packets or food items; they can be used in cupboards to keep measuring spoons together or all your supplements in one space. Ladies, they are great in the bathroom to keep nail polish accessories together or all those random hair ties you haven’t lost yet (key word – “yet”). Gents, need a space for the random coins that end up in your pockets? Or maybe you need one in your garage for nails or screws. Parents, keep your kids crayons, markers and colored pencils each in their own specific basket… Are you getting my point? There’s so many ways to use small baskets and even if the items in the basket are random, less items out creates more order in the house and makes de-cluttering and organizing a simpler process.
Do you love small baskets too? Or do you find them annoying? Comment below and let me know!