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6 Easy Ways to Organize With Baskets

These can serve as delightful decor, too

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

As homeowners, we're always on the lookout for ways on how to keep the home spotless while still maintaining a sleek and charming aesthetic. If you're looking for a practical way to accomplish these goals, you may want work with baskets. These are versatile pieces that can help you organize your essentials, and a few colorful ones can moonlight as decor, too. Get started with the picks and ideas below:

1. Use it as a planter or toy basket

A striped number can hold a small potted plant that you can place in a corner of a room. If you have little ones who have tons of toys, a basket can be used to store their favorites. Keep it in an accessible spot so they know where to get and return the ones they played with.

READ: DIY: Painted Planter Baskets

Find similar at H&M Home, SM Makati, Makati City

2. Use it as a hamper

This bamboo basket can be distributed in the different rooms and be used to separate used clothes from fresh ones. Add one in the laundry area, too so you know where to get the ones for washing. If you love collecting books, these can hold a few favorite titles as well.

Bamboo Basket, price available upon request, Hay, Design Story, 3/L Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City

3. Work with it as a catchall

Troubled by the different controls in the living area? Gather all remote controls and use this woven wonder as organizer. You can even add a vase as decor. It can also hold a vignette of flowers, a reed diffuser, and tabletop accessories for a lovely center table focal point.

Woven Tray, P1,190, H&M Home, G/L SM Makati, Makati City

4. Use it to organize toiletries, makeup, or underwear

Make the most of a small cabinet by grouping your essentials into different fabric baskets. Allot one for belts and scarves, another for accessories, and even one for your underwear. These must-haves can make it easier for you to find what you need, while creating space for more belongings.

Fabric Baskets by Duduk, P1,999.75 (part of a set), L'Indochine, SM Megamall

5. Use it to spruce up shelves

Make your shelf dreams come true with the aid of a few baskets. It can hold old copies, accessories, and other small knickknacks.

6. Use it to hold tiny accessories

If you think your dresser, shelves, and tables need a pop of color, these small but patterned pieces can get the job done. Place these around your home as decor and maximize each by using it to hold spare keys, loose change, and items you want hidden in plain sight.

Tbik Baskets, prices available upon request, Hay, Design Story, 3/L Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City

These products originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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