20 Ideas for Storage with Baskets and Bins | Midwest Living

20 Ideas for Storage with Baskets and Bins

No matter where you put containers—in cubbies, on shelves, under furniture—they store tons of stuff while adding charm to your decor. Here are 20 ways to use them.

Clean lines

The white containers in this freestanding unit contribute to its pristine look.

Crafty solution

Baskets filling a wall of cubbies stow everything needed for various crafts.

Clean up

Brightly colored baskets contain bathroom supplies in savvy storage.

Lovely liners

Pretty gingham liners brighten baskets under a coffee table—the perfect spot for games, DVDs and other entertainment needs. Note the shelves of clear plastic boxes that hold art supplies.

Back door drop

Two metal buckets corral incoming and outgoing mail. A tall basket keeps flip-flops together. High shelves hold baskets of seasonal gear out of the way.

Clearly organized

A window seat becomes storage when three bright baskets keep toys and books out of the way.

Pet project

Keep pet gear in one spot with baskets on a bench where you sit to get ready to walk the dog!

Picture perfect

Hanging units clear floor space. Photo labels make putting toys away easy. 

Put a shine on it

Filling shelves with silver sliders and a case adds panache.

Clean lines

The white containers in this freestanding unit contribute to its pristine look.

Bright boxes

Dining room supplies don’t mar the cheeriness of this setting.

Pantry organizer

Tall baskets conceal pantry goods. Handles make getting items easier.

Collected look

A variety of containers not only store goods but contribute to the fun and funky look in this living room.

Add punch

Storage doesn’t have to be sedate. Here a mix of material and colors makes for a bold look. 

Bedside bins

A shelf on a bench at the foot of the bed holds blankets and other nighttime necessities.

Seasonal solution

Keep seasonal items out of the way in baskets that also contribute to your home’s decor.

Lovely linens

Labeled hampers mean linens get stored and transported in one container. 

Top of the class

Two large baskets under a sofa table not only add storage but also class to this lovely living room.

Space warmer

A defunct fireplace becomes storage with the addition of shelves and a few baskets and totes.

Basic look

Baskets at the base of the entertainment center keep the look airy while corralling DVDs. 

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