Monday, August 12, 2013
If you have a shelving unit with cubes or cubbies, such as the Ikea Expedit, you may want baskets or bins to use with them. You may even want bins for shelves without cubbies! Let's look at some of the more interesting choices, going from largest to smallest.
The wicker Monday baskets from Maine Cottage, shown above, measure 13" x 13" — and while they are lovely, and come in a wide range of colors, they also cost $150 each. Don't worry; there are many less expensive options!
3 Sprouts has a series of animal-themed storage boxes that measure 13" x 13". There's the dog shown above, as well as a dragon, a gorilla, a kangaroo, a peacock, a rabbit and a unicorn. These are targeted at children, as are many of the other bins I'll be showing you — but there's no reason an adult couldn't use them, too. [via Cool Mom Picks]
The milk crates from The Land of Nod also measure 13" x 13".
Looking for something a bit smaller? Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has 12" x 12" canvas storage bins in a variety of patterns. They're on sale right now; sales sometimes indicate a product that's going to be discontinued. The bins come in two sizes; for this purpose, you want the smaller one.
And The Land of Nod has lots of options for you; I'll show you just a couple. These numbered bins are 11.75" x 10.75"
And there are cube bins with polka dots (11" x 12") and stripes (11" x 11"), as well as solid colors (11" x 11").
Going smaller still, the zoo storage bins from Skip Hop measure 10.5" x 11". There are five animals to choose from.
And finally, measuring 10" x 10", we've got the cardboard cubby bins from Sprout.
Ask the Organizer: Storage Baskets for Cubbies