Favourite Organising Tools #9 – Baskets (1)


17006-basketsBaskets make really good organising tools for containing items. When you’re organising, you always want to keep like items together and this is a great way to do just that.

It’s much easier to pull a basket off a shelf, remove something and then put it back instead of feeling your way on the shelf, messing up everything. When the basket has a handle, it’s also very easy to carry from room to room (like in the case of cleaning supplies).

They’re cheap and you can easily re-purpose if you outgrow the basket or it no longer suits the original purpose.

Here’s how I use baskets in my kitchen.

1. to hold my cell phone charger and rechargeable batteries for my camera (this is on top of my extractor fan)

2. to hold our vitamins (the front one has the daily stuff and the back one has all the
extra supplies)

3. to keep my recipe books next to the microwave (when I want to declutter,
I pull this whole thing out and take it to the TV to work on – easy!)

4. to store cleaning things under the kitchen sink (notice how I write the date
on the dishwashing liquid? I’m weird like that – I like to keep track to make sure we
don’t waste money)

How do you use baskets in your kitchen?

Marcia Francois is a time management and organising coach who empowers
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4 thoughts on “Favourite Organising Tools #9 – Baskets (1)

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  • July 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I feel sometimes like I clean my kitchen and an hour later, it’s upside down again! I got so frustrated that I did something very unlike me… I bought something from an infomercial… lol! It’s called a Foldtuk container (www.foldtuk.com). I mean it does a lot of neat stuff, but what appealed to me the most is that it collapses really thin. It saved me a lot of room in my kitchen and has really made me feel more organized in general. I hope that is a helpful suggestion to this site!

  • July 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Wow, Joanna – Foldtuks are really cool!

  • December 18, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Very nice post thanks. i’ve featured your blog at my google reader thanks.

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