Storage Solutions Using Baskets
Everyone loves to have a beautiful home that is clean and well organized. The only problem is that to be able to regularly clean and organize the home space requires constant effort. Add to it, if your home has a number of toddlers, keeping the home clean and well organized may become a nearly impossible task.
Even if you are one of those cleanliness freaks, the one common problem is that there is never enough space to put away the random stuff. Any unwanted stuff in the living room may be moved to the bedroom if the guests are arriving and may move back to the living room once they leave. There is not always a permanent solution to this issue of organization and cleanliness.
What if you were to know that not only is there an effective solution to the never ending organization woes, it is also a pocket friendly solution that can add décor value to your house? The effective solution is not some magic potion but is your friendly storage baskets. Surprised?
Sometimes, a long standing problem can be sorted by a simple solution and storage baskets are no exception. Also known as storage bins, storage baskets are essentially used to both store and organize various household items.
Storage baskets come in variety of shapes and sizes making them equally useful for all kinds of storage needs. So from storing random living room essentials like newspapers and magazines, to storing children room essentials like games and toys, to storing cutlery and diaries, storage baskets can accommodate them all and quite effectively.
Five Tips to choose the correct storage basket
Before you go all out to make that storage basket purchase or look for a basket online to solve your organization problems, these five tips will help you make the right purchase decision. Even as storage baskets may appear to be an inconsequential purchase tailor made for storage, using the following tips can help you maximize storage, pick the right storage basket option, and ensure optimum home décor with the basket purchase.
1: Pick the right basket size
Storage baskets today come in various sizes. From a small storage basket, which is ideal for a work desk and capable of storing pens and reminders, to storage baskets capable of storing children’s toys, the size variations are virtually endless.
To choose the right storage baskets will mean understanding the usage and knowing what materials are likely to be stored in the basket. Although you may think that instead of buying a small storage basket, opting for a larger storage basket may mean more storage space, it may not always work that way.
Large storage baskets will require a bigger space for them to be placed. If you are likely to place your storage basket in a shelf or a closet, ensure that the area is large enough to accommodate the storage basket. You do not want to end up in a situation where your storage baskets are big enough to contain various materials but there is no apparent space to store the storage basket itself.
2: Know your storage materials
If you are going to buy a basket online or looking for storage baskets in any brick and mortar store, the first thing to do after sizing is to understand the type of baskets for your needs. Storage baskets today come in various materials. From plastic storage baskets to storage baskets made out of metal, cane, or other materials, the options are quite a few.
The storage materials not only play a big role in the price of the baskets but also add value in storage and space. For example, if storage baskets are made of canvas, they usually have sides that collapse and can fold allowing flat storage when not in use. This adds to the convenience of storage of the storage baskets. On the downside however such baskets are less sturdier than metal or plastic storage baskets.
3: Choose storage basket types carefully
The third yardstick to ensure your storage furniture are an optimum purchase as per your individual needs is to check the basket type. For example, if you are looking to place items that will need a study basket, opt for wicker, plastic, or bamboo based storage bins.
On the other hand, if storage is primarily for clothes and toys having canvas based less sturdy storage baskets can ensure high accommodation of materials per basket. Choosing the storage baskets must be linked to type of basket, type of intended storage, and the final price point.
4: Check the labels for an effective sizing
One of the most commonly overlooked things when it comes to purchasing storage baskets is the sizing chart. All storage baskets, especially when looking for a basket online, conform to the sizing chart. Knowing the measurement label not only ensures you make the right choice for the storage bin, it also helps in making sure your basket purchases are décor coordinated.
For example, you may want to buy three storage bins for various sizes in increasing or decreasing order to maintain optimum storage as well as adding a décor element in your living room space.
5: Keep an eye on the storage basket features
Storage baskets are not just storage bins but are made intelligently to ensure optimum storage. Knowing the features of storage bins can help you make the right purchase decision. Some storage baskets can have a lining compartment for storing of softer materials like clothes or toys.
Other storage bins may have a lid component to ensure there is no spillage of stored materials. Such storage baskets are ideal for a children room or for storing child’s essentials like art and craft materials, crayons and toys, etc. Not only do storage baskets come in various color options like white storage baskets and grey storage baskets, the selection must be done as per the understanding of materials to be stored and the storage bin features for an effective purchase.