Monday, August 12, 2013

Storage Bins for Shelving Units

wicker baskets, various colors, in shelf cubbies

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!

storage bin with picture of a dog

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]

milk crate storage in 3 colors

The milk crates from The Land of Nod also measure 13" x 13".

storage bins, striped

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.

storage bins with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

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"

storage bins with polka dots

And there are cube bins with polka dots (11" x 12") and stripes (11" x 11"), as well as solid colors (11" x 11").

storage bin with picture of an owl

Going smaller still, the zoo storage bins from Skip Hop measure 10.5" x 11". There are five animals to choose from.

3 cardboard storage bins with pictures of a car, a bike and a plane

And finally, measuring 10" x 10", we've got the cardboard cubby bins from Sprout.

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Ask the Organizer: Storage Baskets for Cubbies

1 comment:

Sabrina said...

Great idea! It's always more motivated to put stuff away when there is a place to put things and it looks colorful. =) Thanks for sharing.