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Favorites Under Fifty: Storage Bins

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

I’m on an organization kick, remembering that behind my office closet doors which I’m replacing soon are a bunch of ugly boxes and bins that are as boring as can be. Practical yes, pretty? Oh no. This perfectly beautiful home office nook makes me drool and has inspired me to move forward with my own office organization plan.

organized office

design by kathryn j lemaster featured in at home in arkansas

It has also prompted a new series called “favorites under fifty (dollars)”; today’s spotlight is on attractive storage bins. Solid bins, baskets, and boxes are easy to come by, their clean lines bring calm to a space as evidence by the above, but I also love those bins with pattern or pizazz, these under $50 picks have that little something extra, perfect for a home office, kid’s room, or anywhere you need something snazzy in which to store your stuff.

 

storage bins under $50

storage bin with handles (multiple fabrics) $30 / metal basket, $18 / black + white floral fabric basket, $34 / samode storage baskets, $48 / quartz cube bin, $16 / prism storage boxes, $13 / mod cube, $29 / 4 piece faux leather bin set, $49 / kenya baskets, $30-50 / metallic storage bins, $19-25 / carnival soft sided, $33 / yellow striped hamper, $20 / printed canvas basket, $17 / multi dot, $40 / graphic storage boxes, $15-28 / pink gradient box (multiple colors), $20 / giraffe print bin, $10 / mosaic box, $44 / urban abstract nesting boxes, $30 / striped storage bin, $15 / delft hamper, $49

Hope you enjoy the “favorites under fifty” roundup, I’m open to topic suggestions for future features!

Back to School Organization

Monday, August 26th, 2013

This past weekend our family parted, Matt taking our oldest on their annual summer camping and hiking trip while I stayed home with the littler ones. We started our Saturday with stop at a local office supply store to check off the list of necessary school supplies, it’s a ritual I love. All the pencils and markers and glue sticks and pen cases in bright colors, all fresh and new and ready for Monday morning.

back to school supplies

I was especially lazy over the summer, paying no mind to the piles of paperwork leftover from last year that required sorting. But it’s August again and if I’m not equipped to handle the new school and sport schedules and looming homework assignments, it makes me crazy. So I spent two full days organizing and filing and readying the house for the fall semester.

I toss the kids’ school papers in a big drawer during the year after I’ve weeded through the weekly stash, but then I always have to purge once more. I find a few months of emotional separation from the previous grade (and the excitement of the new one) helps me sort through it all and keep only what’s funny, special, or shows their academic progress.

canvas bins for storing art and homework

I use these canvas storage bins to compress two grades of work for each child into one place. They’re sturdy and large enough to hold that oversized artwork and I can store them away in the window seat in the study.

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