37 Awesome Ways to use Containers


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You can ask my husband. I have a serious addiction. My addiction has held me hostage for over a decade. And I’m about to tell you all about it…

Okay, here goes…

I am addicted to….


I love them. I can’t get enough of them. Baskets, buckets, totes, boxes, anything that can keep another item inside it. It got so bad that I have a few containers OF containers and my husband actually cut me off! Like what?!? How dare you tell me I have a problem! SO…. with that I decided to make a post about just how useful containers are, HA, that will show him!

I think my container addiction stemmed from the fact that I have lived in small spaces for most of my adult life, mobile homes, apartments, and a camper. I had to be organized in such a way that containers became a necessity. (Confession: I also organize obsessively, but that’s another story.)

So without further ado, here’s a few ways to use containers:

In the Kitchen:

Small rectangular baskets work great for small packets.

Baskets help to organize snacks in the pantry or cupboards, they also make great potato bins and fruit containers.

Small containers with lids are amazing for keeping cake decorating tips in.

In the Bathroom:

Use baskets to:

·         organize irons and blow dryers

·         keep medications in (up and out of reach of little hands)

·         Roll and keep towels

·         organize lotions, hair products, perfumes, ect.

·         Organize feminine products

Use small containers with lids to:

·         keep hair accessories and small makeups organized

Use shoebox containers with labels for:

·         organizing extras (like extra medicine, hair products, and lotions)

·         make a first aid kit

In the Bedroom:

Use bins and baskets to:

·         keep socks and underwear in

·         keep things organized by the bedside

·         keep extra sheets and pillowcases

·         hold books

In the Kids room:

Use bins, baskets, and totes with labels to:

·         keep toys organized

·         keep socks and underwear in

·         hold books

·         keep diapers, wipes, and creams organized

·         keep extra sheets and pillow cases


In the Living Room:

Use bins and baskets to:

·         keep diapers, wipes, and creams organized

·         keep remotes in

·         hold books and magazines

·         keep smaller baby toys together (like teethers and rattles)

·         Keep shoes in a laundry basket by the front door

·         keep gloves and hats in a basket

Use shoebox totes or boxes for:

·         extra pictures and memory items

In the Laundry Room:

·         keep small laundry products in a bin in the cupboard or on a shelf

·         keep a small container near to deposit items pulled out of pockets


·         keep crayons, markers, colored pencils, and pencils organized by separating them into their own pencil boxes

·         Keep glue and erasers in their own small containers

·         Keep flash cards in a small tote box (index card holders are also awesome for this and you can separate them using the included spacers)

·         Keep educational toys (such as counting blocks) in their own individual containers


·         keep paper clips, push pins, staples, SD cards, and USB drives in their own small lidded containers


·         keep cords organized in shoebox containers

·         Keep chargers organized in small baskets or bins

·         Keep batteries in a small container with a lid

So there you have it 37 awesome ways to use containers.

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