Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WFMW: Clever Storage

Guess what is in here.

Laundry? Nope.


We take our shoes off at the door and sometimes the entrance looks like Payless during the BOGO sale. A big ole mess. My smart neighbor has two of these baskets in her home for her family's shoes- one at the front door and one near the garage entrance.

I found this basket at a close-out store for $25.00! The round shape doesn't scream "laundry" and the handles make it look a little more interesting.

Any basket with a lid will do.

Go see Shannon for more tips today.


S.B. said...

Good idea. There is only two of us and a baby and we always have shoes lying around.

Be Thrifty Like Us

Mzzterry said...

Wonderful tip. The secret is HIDING them, the lid is the key!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous idea!!! Our entry way looks like Ross after a mega shoe sale. What a fun and trendy looking way to solve that problem. However, I am betting that we'd still be too lazy to put the shoes in the basket and they would collect around it. The laundry does the same thing around the hampers. *sigh*

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

That is an excellent idea. We need something like that for the shoe graveyard at our front door!

lovemyraysons said...

Love this idea! I use a basket already but it's a big ol' open one. I love how a lid and cute basket make things look neater. I'm gonna try it!

Here's to our attempts to cut down dirt/dust and whatever else our families bring in on their feet.

sarah said...

this is so cleaver, but I am sure we would just take our shoes off and set the RIGHT NEXT TO the basket! Sometimes our lazyness is impressive!

PJ said...

I love it. I have a little basket -- but it's not big enough and doesn't look nearly as "neat". Love the lid!

Linda said...

I have a very similar basket, but we do use it for laundry. This is a great idea.

Laane said...

Great idea!

Here we have all our special cellphone equipment, cables and other stuff in one of those baskets.

You can find my tip at:

Laane on the World

Have a great day!!!

{Karla} said...

oohhh - I love this!!!


Anonymous said...

Nice. Very Nice!

Roxanne said...

Yeah--I have a basket but it's open, and I love the idea of having a lid on it--makes ALL the sense in the world. Now I'm off to Garden Ridge Pottery to claim my home for shoes!!!