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4 Storage Bins Worth Investing In

Aside from keeping your things organized, these storage solutions can serve as accent pieces too!

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo), Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions and Dakila Angeles (Products)

When it comes to organizing our things, we usually depend on similar items to help us keep the home clean. Some opt for shelves, others ottomans, and there are those who simply maximize their cabinets and drawers.

Aside from these common choices, you may also purchase bins and baskets! These essentials also do a great job of keeping things in place like magazines, shoes, and even clothes! If you are looking for just the right pieces, here are four picks that are worth spending money on:

Perfect for: The living room

Use this basket to store magazines and other reading materials that you keep in the living area. This can add a warm touch to the space and complete the tropical look vibe that you want at home.

Woven Basket, P2,950, Muji, Greenbelt 3.

Perfect for: The storage room

How do you keep the items in your bodega organized? We hope you're not just dumping old things and broken furniture there! Achieve order by using crates such as these. It can be ideal to hold tools and heavy items as well.

You may also want to explore the possibility of using crates in the kitchen. They can be used to store drinks and ingredients.

Green Plastic Crates, P300 each, True Value.

Perfect for: The bedroom

As much as possible, the bedroom needs to be relaxing. Achieve a cozy bedroom by keeping it free from clutter and trust these totes to help you do just that! You can also place it inside your closet as organizer. Choose a refreshing color that can help add a soothing vibe to your room.

Fresco Totes, price available upon request, Crate & Barrel, SM Aura Premier.

Perfect for: The home office or study area

If you have a home office or study area at home, this organizer can be your best buddy! Use it to keep papers, documents, and pens organized so you can focus and think clearly—whether you're working or studying.

Three-drawer organizer, P1,699.75, True Value.

This snippet originally appeared on the August 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Download your digital copy of the August 2015 issue of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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