Who else has a New Year’s resolution to be more organized? It’s #1 on my list. I want to have an organized home. I used to pride myself in being super organized, but juggling a traveling husband, kids with very demanding sports and my own design business have taken their toll. All of my closets are a disaster and don’t even mention my pantry! As I’ve been doing my research and searching for inspiration, I have found that there is only 1 thing you need to have an organized home.
Do you know what it is? Baskets! They are the BEST organizing tool. You can find then in all shapes and sizes, all different materials and they can be put in plain sight to corral every day items. I use them in my “drop zone” to keep shoes cleaned up. Training my family to actually use them is a whole different story…..
On my list of places to organize is the linen closet. I have only 1 in my house so it holds every sheet and towel we have. It gets messy quickly. I dream of having a beautifully organized linen closet like this one from Kelley Nan. See how she hides the “ugly” stuff in beautiful baskets?
My home office is also a place that needs some organizing help. Last year my friend Sarah from Life On Virginia Street made over her craft room. It came out amazing! I love how she used baskets in the entertainment center to corral odds and ends.
Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog is the most organized person I have ever seen! It seems that every space in her organized home has bins or baskets. Just look at her pantry! I have 2 pantries in my house and my food pantry is a disaster. I want to make it over so that everything is tidy and easy to find.
But the place that needs it the most for me to have an organized home isn’t a closet. It’s in plain sight! I need to corral magazines and books. There are papers and pens floating around. My living spaces need the most help. This space from Pottery Barn shows how beautiful baskets can look when used in living spaces.
So as I continue on with reaching my New Year’s goal of having an organized home, I will probably be purchasing a bunch of baskets to move things along. I found some great ones for you and I to shop below. So let’s get started on organizing around the house with the only thing we need – baskets! (affiliate links used)