When it comes to home décor, there are few things that can match the versatility of baskets. Baskets are not only decorative touches, they also blend well with almost any décor and in most cases are quite willing to suit dual purposes as both decoration and much-needed storage.
Baskets have been used for centuries to store and transport items, and today, they have become a staple in modern home décor. In this article, we will discuss some clever ways to use baskets in your home.
One of the easiest ways to use baskets in your home is as a mail sorter. Try hanging a row of baskets near your entryway. As you sort through your mail, slip the appropriate piece of mail into the corresponding basket. Have one basket for each family member and drop the junk mail into a wastebasket you’ve placed just below the row of baskets on your wall. This way everyone has easy access to his or her mail, and junk mail is handled as well.
Baskets can also be used as organisers in the kitchen. One such job is that of napkin holder. There are actually baskets by famous brands that are the absolute perfect size for holding napkins for the dinner table. Additionally, taller baskets make excellent holders for kitchen utensils that need to be within easy reach of the stove. There are even small baskets that make excellent holders for small jars of frequently used seasonings such as salt and pepper. Keep your eyes open the next time you’re in the kitchen and consider all the great ways baskets could help out.
Larger baskets are excellent tools for taming the beast that can easily become your supply of knitting tools and notions. Limit your collection to one large basket and eliminate the things that will not fit. This keeps you on top of your knitting supplies while keeping them out of sight and protected from dirty baby paws.
An umbrella holder is an excellent use for a basket if you have one of the proper size. Place it on the floor next to your coat rack or closet or in your entryway, and you will always have ready access to your umbrellas when bad weather comes your way.
This is a very common use for baskets, but one that should very well be mentioned. Keep your favorite reading material in a stylish basket and never lose track of it again.
This is perhaps a favorite among parents, or animal owners who are fortunate enough to have an extra empty basket at hand for emergencies. Then anytime unexpected company shows up, you have a simple yet effective place for quickly gathering all of the kids stray toys, or all of those squeekies and balls from the dogs, and getting them put out of sight.
Baskets can also be used as organizers for office supplies. From pen and pencil holders to those that are ideal for paper clips, sticky notes, and liquid paper, there are many baskets that are almost ideal for a home office.
This is yet another great use for a basket. They are able to breathe by the very nature of their design so that if for some reason a wet washcloth or damp towel gets thrown in, it doesn’t necessarily spell ruin for the whole batch of laundry.
In conclusion, baskets are an excellent addition to any home. Not only do they add a stylish touch, but they are also versatile and functional. Whether you need a place to store your knitting supplies, office supplies, or just a stylish way to organize your entryway, baskets are the perfect solution. So the next time you are having an internal debate about whether or not to invest the money in a good quality basket for your home decorating needs, think about all the ways you can use them to organize and beautify your home.