The Basket Carnival is here!!

Today is all about baskets, containers and totes, woohoo! Talk about exciting, it’s like Christmas for me! All you have to do is take a picture (or more!) of some basket goodness going on in your home and link up to the Mr. Linky below. Easy! Any kind of container creating some order for you is fair game. Feel free to tell us about it as well if you like but no pressure.  There is no right or wrong way to use baskets, if it works for YOU it’s the right way.  Let’s just have some fun!

I’ve also got a surprise for one lucky participant who links up by Wednesday at noon pst. Someone, selected at random from the list of participants, will win one of these excellent little products called the Card Cubby.

The Card Cubby is an alphabetized mini-card file that keeps your coupons, gift cards, business cards, and/or frequent buyer cards organized in one central location. It’ll hold up to 80 cards yet it’s small enough to keep in your purse or in your vehicle console. Wendy Krepak created this product out of her desire to get organized and you can read more about that here. So great!


In my house you’ll find baskets in just about every single drawer and cupboard. I’m pretty sure I’ve shown them all to you at some point or another here on the blog. Well I know I haven’t shown you my undie and bra drawers but that’s probably a little too much information…LOL.

It then occurred to me that I’ve also never shown you the wall of totes that resides in my storage room. I love my rubbermaid containers and use them to hold all sorts of things. Things like winter mitts and hats, snowpants, winter coats, winter boots, hawaiian party supplies (you just never know when you are going to need to be ready for a hawaiian party!), keepsakes, etc.

Now it’s your turn, show me your baskets!!

Filed under: Containerizing


38 Responses to The Basket Carnival is here!!

  1. 1
    Jess H. says

    Fun, fun fun! Baskets excite me 🙂

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    amy says

    oops- i don’t know how to erase my first mistake- i wrote the correct link but had (gluten and casein free) in the subject line… sorry;)

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    Susanne says

    I love that wall of totes. That is so what I need to do. Right now everything is in a variety of cardboard boxes of all sorts of sizes. A mess in itself.

    Guess what I got yesterday? A set of 3 seagrass baskets at Canadian Tire. 66% off, Laura! Now I just have to decide what to do with them. One for sure will go on my dresser to catch all that stuff, as per your suggestion. I have to make up my mind whether it will be the smallest so that it will get emptied faster or the biggest so that it will hold more! :vD

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    Becca says

    This is so fun! I love baskets!!!

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    Laura says

    I am starting to find new uses for baskets and totes after looking at what others have done! My next daunting task will be the linen closet! Thanks for the tips ladies!

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    Jennifer B says

    I love your wall of totes… someday I too will have a wall. However, I just got a basement. Somehow I must convince hubby that totes are better then cardboard for storing in the basement. Suggestions? Lol. 🙂

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    Louise says

    I hope it’s okay to submit two articles. One is my general use of baskets and bins, and the other shows in the inside of my teensy refrigerator.

    I loves me some baskets and always enjoy when you talk about them!

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    Cat says

    I love baskets and I got great ideas visiting everyone’s blog.


  9. 9
    Jenn @ Frugal Upstat says

    Ohh, lots of inbound linkage love from this great carnival. Thanks so much for running it.

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    Marianne says

    Wow! Some really awesome ideas, especially Louise’s fridge idea that I am adapting for the freezer. Anyone have any ideas for baskets that won’t shatter in the deep freeze?

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    Aby says

    What fun! Thanks for setting this up. It’s fun to see how everyone is using baskets to make life just a notch better!


  12. 12
    jenny says

    My hubby would LOVE you…won’t show him that women like you truly do exist!!LOL

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    BlessedMom24 says

    How fun! my friend sent me here, right after I posted what we did to organize our front closet…

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    Lynne says

    I love baskets, containers, bins…anything to contain and organize! I also like to label my bins! How exciting! I like to see how everyone uses their baskets…etc… It gives me more ideas!
    Thanks all!
    Great idea Laura!

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    ter says

    I, like, totally drooled over the wall of totes!

    My husband thinks it’s just me but I now have proof that I’m not the only one who loves totes! 🙂

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    Tina says

    YOU were my original inspiration to start using baskets in my home! I love the way you use them and now I’m excited because I’m going to check out how everyone else uses them! LOL

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    cady says

    what an awesome idea. i *love* baskets, and i love seeing how other people use them to organize.

  18. 18
    Kristi says

    Not sure why it posted twice on the links – sorry. Hope I’m not to late to share.
    Love your page! A woman after my own heart!

  19. 19
    Rhonda says

    It was fun to see how others use baskets and containers. Thanks, all, for sharing! ~~Rhonda

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    Alyce says

    I use those platic totes in my attic/storage areas too, but I have so much YARD SALE items to come out that I don’t want to take a pic!!
    I am sharing my closet w/ you though..

  21. 21
    Mrs. Wilson says

    I was going to do this and then totally forgot! I’m at work today, so I’m out.

    But, I’ll still take pictures and link, because really, baskets ROCK!

  22. 22
    Laura says

    Yes feel free to continue to link up.

    Looking at baskets never gets old to me 🙂

  23. 23
    Laura says

    Wow love your tote wall. I use those totes to store clothing. I really need to tackle my basement supply closet and redo all that. Thanks for sharing.

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    marigold says

    Laura, I couldn’t agree more! You NEVER know when you’ll need your hawaiian party supplies! Hear hear!

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    Joan says

    Im Loving seeing all the lovely baskets and organising going on and feel in awwww. Cant wait to get stuck into mine, so need to do some container shopping for my pantry and get a label maker. Think they might be on my birthday shopping list.

    Thanks everyone you have truely motivated me.

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    Heavenly Homemaker says

    Wow…I love your wall of totes! Makes me want to go buy several more so that I can organize allllll my stuff into them and line a wall myself.

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    Mrs. Wilson says

    I linked! Late, I know, but there’s baskets in my post!

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    Amanda says

    i’m alittle late joining in the fun 🙂

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    Lady Victorian says

    I love hearing about others helpful ideas on organization.