Tote and Basket Storage Solutions

It’s easy to keep every room in your home organized when you utilize baskets or totes, and for a charming country feel, they are almost always the answer. The key to using baskets as a storage solution is to review their contents every month or so. This will keep you from using them as catch-alls, and could help you rid of unnecessary or unused items from your home.


We love benches that allow space for baskets and small totes. This utilizes every inch of the bench’s footprint, and creates a stylish look in an entryway, mudroom or even a bedroom. Store shoes, hats and gloves, scarves and accessories, or seasonal home accents in stylish woven baskets under a bench.

Cubby Storage Bench shown with Wicker & Wood Totes

On the Walls

If you are looking to incorporate a DIY project into your storage solution, look to a blank wall in a mudroom or hallway and build shelves to accommodate collectibles, books or storage baskets. Mixing and matching the function of each shelf – a basket here and there, a sculpture here and a book over there – will make the wall even more interesting to look at.

Wiltshire mansion
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Food Storage

Baskets can be just as handy in the kitchen. With open shelving, a basket can add a textured look to flat walls and counter tops, and can hide away food items that may clash with glass storage jars or decorative dishware.

Scullery and pantry area in rustic modern kitchen

1800s Farmhouse Remodel

Laundry Help

Using large baskets as laundry baskets or hampers is pretty common, but smaller baskets are great for storing lost socks, linens and other laundered items in a laundry room. We recommend adding a pretty linen insert when using real wicker or woven baskets.

Athens Farmhouse
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Under the Bed

Finally, update your under-the-bed storage with flat baskets or totes. You will be utilizing this often forgotten space while adding a warm, rustic accent to your bedroom.

Berkshires Estate
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For more ideas on using totes and baskets of all kinds for staying organized, click here. And you can view our entire selection of home storage solutions on our website. Happy organizing!

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