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I’m a laundry basket kinda girl! I have lots of plastic ones, a few great wicker ones and one beautiful distressed metal one. I use them for laundry, of course…. but over the years I have found tons of uses for them. They are a great way to store, tote and display things. And they are one of those necessities that we cannot have too many of. I found a fabulous laundry basket that works as a great decor piece. What a win win! Here are 5 creative uses for the laundry baskets in your home!
A big thanks to Antique Farmhouse for sponsoring this post and giveaway! Isn’t this laundry basket something special? I sure think so!
Let’s talk LAUNDRY BASKETS!
THE OBVIOUS… USE A LAUNDRY BASKET FOR LAUNDRY!
I bet many of us have them but we don’t use them regularly! Keep one laundry basket upstairs and one down (or wherever your washer and dryer are). That way you will always have a basket for your clean clothes and also for the dirty ones you need to wash. Smart, common sense!
USE A LAUNDRY BASKET WHEN TAKING DOWN AND PUTTING UP DECORATIONS… ESPECIALLY AT HOLIDAY TIMES!
A laundry basket can be like an extra set of hand when you need to take down decorations. Pile all decor that is coming down in a laundry basket and then carry it to where everything all need to be put away. Do the same when decorating too. I carry my seasonal decorations from the basement to the shelves in the garage (where I keep current seasonal decor) using a laundry basket. This saves many, many trips!
I keep a laundry basket filled with all my faux greens in it at Christmas. It’s easy for me to carry from room to room filling urns and tucking greens into my existing decor. I use a small round laundry basket for this!
KEEP A LAUNDRY BASKET IN A CLOSET TO HOLD OFF SEASON CLOTHES
Laundry Baskets are a great place to fold and stash off season sweaters or light jackets or shorts or mitten, gloves and hats. Free up drawer space and hanging room. Laundry baskets work great on the floor of your closet for items not in use.
I also kept a big laundry basket in the garage for my kids play shoes. This saved many of clean floors from getting dirty!
STASH BOOKS IN A LAUNDRY BASKET
This is one of my favorite ways to use a laundry basket! Especially, when my kiddos were little. Books standing up were easy for my children to find and to put away. I also kept a stash in each of my children’s bedroom in a small laundry basket (bookshelf overflow). My kids like going through the laundry basket more than the bookshelf.
Older children can have laundry baskets to keep their backpacks and school things in.
And I love to put books in my decorative laundry basket… especially my decorating books! I also keep large, on-going projects in laundry baskets.
PUT A PRETTY LAUNDRY BASKET IN YOUR GUEST ROOMS TO HOLD TOWELS AND OTHER ESSENTIALS
I keep this pretty Antique Farmhouse laundry basket in a guest room filled with white towels for our guests. So pretty and very practical!
I usually put a basket on the bottom shelf of the basket filled with bottled water, snacks, mints and a few extra fun things like the latest magazines and a great, easy-read book!
Let’s not just do 5 creative uses… how about a few more?
- Keep a laundry basket in the back of your car to put packages and groceries in so they don’t roll all over!
- A laundry basket makes a great make-shift sled for a child. FUN!
- Garden basket. Perfect to collect veggies from the garden or weeds.
- Declutter helper. Grab a laundry basket and quickly get rid of the clutter. Just make sure you put the things in it away at some point!
- Toy! Especially toys with little pieces! Stick them in a laundry basket.
- Keep a laundry basket in your closet for old, but good clothes, shoes, etc. When it is full… donate the contents.
- Beach tote. If you have lots of “stuff” to go to the beach. Throw it all in a laundry basket!
- Use a laundry basket as a side table. Especially one that is as pretty as the one from Antique Farmhouse! Keep your remote, magazines, books reading glasses things like that all in one pretty place!
- Turn a laundry basket upside down to protect plants during a storm
- You can make a dog carrier out of two laundry baskets. Just turn one upside down on the other and twist tie them together. Who knew?
- Use a laundry basket as a recycling bin
- And think of the countless ways a child can play with a plastic laundry basket. What fun
Now you have 17 uses for a laundry basket! Can you think of more? If you can it will count as an entry in the giveaway!
I hope you will never look at the humble laundry basket the same way again! And I know that you will love this beauty from Antique Farmhouse! I do use it for laundry when I am not expecting guest. It’s the nicest thing about doing laundry!
You can purchase a laundry basket just like mine today at Antique Farmhouse. Their sale goes live at 11:00 est.
Let’s have a GIVEAWAY!
One lucky StoneGable reader will win this gorgeous, sturdy, vintage-styled laundry basket from Antique Farmhouse! If you like this laundry basket, you will love the other wonderful finds there too!
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