13 Creative Ways to Organize Your Home with Baskets

Organizing with baskets is a simple and versatile way to declutter and streamline your home. Baskets come in all shapes and sizes, and can be used in nearly every room of the house.

Beautiful baskets can readily be found at thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets making them budget friendly. Many retail stores also have great basket organizing solutions at a reasonable price as well.

baskets hanging on hook rack

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Often we have spaces in our home that need the organization containers out in the open rather than in a closet or drawer. Baskets are a great solution because their many textures can add to your decor instead of being an eyesore like a plastic bin can potentially be!

With this in mind, gather up your baskets. Because today I’m sharing 10 ways you can use baskets to organize your home:

Use baskets to corral craft supplies: Baskets are a great solution for craft supplies organization. Whether you have a dedicated room or just a corner, baskets can keep sewing supplies, painting essentials, or any other craft materials stored in a beautiful way.

Knitting yarn stored in a white basket

Use small baskets to organize jewelry on your dresser or vanity: Small baskets are perfect for organizing jewelry on your dresser or vanity.

Piling bangle bracelets in a low basket is a storage option that is also decorative. Find small baskets with lids for earrings and chunkier necklaces. The top of your dresser never looked so stylish!

Use baskets to store and organize your shoes: Shoes can take up a lot of space in a closet, and it can be difficult to find the pair you’re looking for. A basket is a great solution for organizing shoes.

A taller basket is particularly useful for storing sandals and flip flops vertically. They’re easy to choose this way and are visually less cluttered than piling them on a shelf.

Use baskets as garbage bins: Baskets make great “trash cans”. In the bedrooms, home office most trash is paper or tissue. Line the basket with a grocery bag or trash bag depending on the size of the basket. We even have a large hamper in our kitchen that we line with a trash bag. It’s been great and looks so cute!

Tall basket with lid used as kitchen trash can.

Use baskets to store and organize in your bathroom: Baskets for storage can be beautiful and functional in your bathroom.

Whether in the closet or out in the room, there are plenty of things to organize in a bathroom. Towels, toiletries, medicines, and items such as toilet paper all need a home.

I found two of these vintage baskets with lids. For five dollars each they were a great deal!

Vintage basket with lid

Use baskets to store and organize your magazines and books: Magazines look much more neat and aesthetically pleasing when organized in baskets. Cookbooks could be gathered into a basket on your kitchen counter or top of your refrigerator.

Favorite children’s books could be stored in a basket at the end of the bed where they’re easy to grab and easy to put away!

Use baskets to store and organize your mail: Mail can quickly pile up on a kitchen counter or desk, and it can be difficult to keep on top of it.

A pretty basket placed strategically on an entry table, kitchen counter, or on a desk can help keep the paper clutter to a minimum.

Use baskets to corral cloth napkins in the dining room: Tools and hardware can take up a lot of space in a garage or workshop, and it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for. A basket is a great solution for organizing tools

Cloth napkins in vintage basket on reclaimed wood table

Use baskets to store and organize your food. This is a great way to keep your pantry looking neat and tidy, and it also makes it easy to find the food you’re looking for.

preserves and bottles in baskets with handles

Use baskets to store and organize your linens. Using baskets in your linen closet or cabinet is a great way to keep different sized sheets and pillowcases separate. Simply add a label to each basket to be able to put them away and retrieve them easily.

Bulkier blankets can be stored in large baskets on the floor or on the shelves.

Hang baskets on wall hooks to hold things in your entryway or mudroom: Any wicker basket or bag is fair game to hang on a hook in my house! I keep one by the garage door with dog leashes and sweaters. That way we’re ready for a walk at a moment’s notice.

basket hanging on hook to store dog leashes

Hanging baskets are great for storing hats and gloves, lunch bags, sunglasses, or whatever else you might need to grab (or unload) by the door.

Cleaning supplies basket Keeping my cleaning supplies in a a cute vintage basket under the sink almost makes me wan’t to clean more often. Almost.

Organize shelves with baskets Of course an obvious choice for organizing with baskets is on shelves. Any room could feel less cluttered if all of the small necessities are stowed in a beautiful basket. Toiletries in the bathroom, socks and underwear in your closet, candles and napkins in the dining room. You get the idea!

Favorite Places to buy baskets online:

Baskets offer storage for unique items. I store bulk garden seeds in a basket in our guest room. It’s stowed under a console table and no one thinks twice about it!

Large packages of seeds stored in lidded basket.
Stacked baskets under console table

You just never know what you’ll find if you go looking inside of baskets at my house!

Frequently asked questions:

Where is the best place to buy baskets for organizing?

Baskets found at Thrift stores and garage sales can often be bought at a great discount. Estate sales have been a fun place to find vintage baskets.

However, I don’t rule out retail stores. Especially if I’m looking for a certain size or one with a lid.

Bottom line is to keep your eyes open when out shopping. Also keep measurements of baskets needed for specific areas. I keep them in the notes on my phone so I always have them if I unexpectedly find a great basket!

What do you put in entryway baskets?

Entryway baskets are great on the floor to keep frequently used shoes organized. Placed on a table, baskets can be used to catch keys, sunglasses or even mail.

Baskets hung on hooks can store hats, gloves, and scarves until needed.

We use a basket hung on a hook for our dog leashes and sweaters. They stay neat and are easily accessible when we need them.

Should you use baskets to organize your home?

Baskets are a versatile and simple way to organize and declutter your home.

After all, you can’t scroll Pinterest without seeing some magazine worthy rooms that include baskets of one type or another!

Beautiful baskets can add so much texture and interest to your home decor as well.

I hope you’ll consider looking for baskets the next time your out shopping!

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  1. Thank you!!! I am learning so much from you. You have impeccable taste and keen eyes!!!

  2. Great article. I am transitioning away from farmhouse, and I always wonder if my baskets all over the house are in tune with any style decor? My signs are history, but I love my baskets!!! Thanks for the ideas!!! dl

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