The handled storage basket from the Container Store is one of my favorite products to use for many things. You would be surprised how handy a simple handle can be when you are trying to utilize space on cabinets above your head and below in cabinets. This picture illustrates how I use them for my daughter’s veggie and fruit pouches that she inhales daily. A quick pull from the cabinet so she can see what she wants and then back up they go. The pouches stay organized, easy to see, and easy to grab.
Here are some other uses for these handled storage baskets which come in both a small and large size.
- All kinds of snacks from pouches to bars to cups stay nicely organized in these. Use one for each household member or each type of food product and line them up on the shelf.
- Food that doesn’t like to stay put like bags of beans, pasta, and packets.
- Bath and beauty products can stay corralled in these baskets and slip right under the sink.
- Bath toys for the kids can be dumped in here. You can actually use the basket as a sieve to scoop up the toys after bath time and just let in drain in the empty tub. The holes come in handy!
- Vitamins and medicines can be separated (Cold & flu, Indigestion, First Aid etc.) to help get that cabinet full of bottles under control. This is one area where labels on the baskets would be really helpful.
- Office products like ink cartridges, post its, boxes of staples and paper clips, tape and bags of rubber bands are just a few of the office products you can store in these.
- Craft supplies such as paints, glue guns and refills, and bags of cotton balls and popsicle sticks can be easily grabbed in a moment of inspirtaion. Keep supplies you commonly use together in the same basket.
- Cords, cords, and more cords can be separated in these baskets and labeled so that when you are looking for your iPod accessories- you can find them and not hunt through a lot of other cords.
- Little kid board books and small toys.
The possibilities are endless. When you need to get a handle on things up high and down low, these are some great and inexpensive baskets to try!