Monday, April 13, 2009

Ask the Organizers: Storage Baskets for Cubbies

square basket

Want to put baskets or bins in your shelving with cubes/cubbies? On the last Twitter #askorg session, someone asked about baskets for 13" by 13" cubbies: something between IKEA and Gracious Home - with quality, but not too pricey.

Well, I've been able to find a few square storage containers that would fit. Pottery Barn has some nice 12" by 12" baskets, in dark and light shades.

square basket with cat

This basket from the U.K. is a 12" cube - maybe too pricey, but I couldn't pass up this photo. Update on Aug. 11, 2013: I think this came from Great British Baskets, but I don't see it on the company's site any more.

cube basket, 30 cm

Tomo Tala in the U.K. has cube baskets, too, measuring 30 cm (11.8"). Update on Aug. 11, 2013: Tomo Tala seems to have disappeared.

square raffia basket

And I'm totally taken by the raffia baskets sold by, in three different color options. These measure 30 x 30 x 20 cm. You can also see them at the Rice web site. Update on Aug. 11, 2013: These now measure 30 x 30 x 25 cm; the website mentions that they fit the IKEA Expedit.


Not quite square - the larger size measures 12 x 11 x 10.25"h - are these baskets from Land of Nod, "featuring sturdy, hand-woven paper rope construction."

canvas collapsible storage bin 12 inches square

And if the storage doesn't have to be a basket, you could consider canvas options. The one above comes from World Market; there are a number of different patterns, plus some solid colors. These are collapsible, and they measure 12" by 12". Update on Aug. 11, 2013: World Market no longer carries  these.


krista colvin said...

girlfriend i KNEW you were the organizer to answer this question!!!! thanks ;)

Jeri Dansky said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Krista! I saw you'd tagged me to answer it. It was harder than I expected to find some nice alternatives.

Louise said...

I see you have started your secret plan to insert more cats into your photos...

Jeri Dansky said...

Louise, I'm anticipating showing off my own cats a little bit more - but I'm certainly not opposed to including someone else's, either!

Carmen said...

Forget the organizers - that cat is SO cute! :) (Is that P.O. blasphemy to say?)

Jeri Dansky said...

Carmen, cats (or puppies, or other cute animals) always steal the show, don't they?

Melissa E. said...

Love the green one! These storage baskets are really helpful to keep orginize your stuff.

Jeri Dansky said...

Melissa, the baskets from Ballard do indeed look nice; unfortunately, none of them are the dimensions I was looking for in this specific case.