Closet Storage Baskets

The experts share must-know details about closet storage baskets.



By: Jennifer Crutchfield
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When planning a closet, keep in mind that baskets are a terrific way to organize shelves. They are available at a variety of price points and in a wide enough selection of colors that they can be used to provide a design focal point themselves. Spray paint can even turn a mixed assortment of baskets into a colorful design statement that will brighten your closet and make keeping it organized fun.

Organizing clothes, toys and sports equipment is easy with different-sized baskets – but you want to make sure that you don't overload them. Making baskets light enough to be easily used makes staying organized easy for everyone. Baskets that are too heavy will stay where they are just collect more stuff!

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Fold clothes in short stacks, both to prevent wrinkling and to keep from rifling through big stacks to find what you're looking for. Buy lined baskets for clothes – that way delicate clothes won't be snagged by rough edges. Searching for your kid's favorite shirt can make any parent crazy – by assigning each child their own laundry basket, they'll learn responsibility and take some of the stress off of you.

Mesh and wire baskets are terrific for sports equipment, sturdy shoes and toys. Measure the space below hanging clothes to determine what size baskets you can use to maximize that space, but keep in mind that you might not want stinky soccer shoes stored under delicate dresses.

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