WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT IN A BASKET!
People always ask me how I stay organized and tidy at home with two little boys ruling the roost. I could be long-winded in my response and tell you that I swear by quality stain-resistant sturdy slipcovered furniture, indoor/outdoor rugs, and this amazing stain remover...but the short answer is that I believe in baskets. Lots and lots and lots of baskets. Everywhere.
Big ones, small ones, tall ones, short ones, ones with handles, ones with lids, ones on wheels....you just can't go wrong. Throw your extra blankets in, toss a pillow or two, corral blocks and train sets, confine catalogues and magazines, house shoes at the front door, or use as a hamper. The possibilities and functionality of baskets are endless! ENDLESS, AMAZING, and GOOD LOOKING! (Fun fact: I even keep a basket in the car for my boys with extra shoes, wipes, change of clothes, and books.)
I've picked up my fair share of inexpensive baskets over the years at Home Goods and Target, and am currently loving this one, but I must admit my pricier baskets are far better quality and have lasted me way longer than their cheaper doppelgangers.
I've rounded up some of my current faves for you all to peruse at your leisure, because with summer right around the corner, who doesn't need a new basket to house beach towels, suntan lotion, and pool toys!?!