Sunday, September 26, 2010

His & Hers Wire Basket Organizers

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Does anyone else have the issue of organizing books and catalogs in the living room? I'm talking about reading materials that you want in a handy location but not strewn across the coffee table or stacked haphazardly on various side tables in the room. I decided to face this dilemma head-on one day.

The solution? Two wire baskets that had been sitting unused in the garage.

I moved this antique tea cart in from the dining room to serve as a side table on one end of the sofa. The baskets fit perfectly on the bottom shelf. His materials on the left. Hers on the right. {sigh} So much better! Functional and fun at the same time.

Now if you decide to move your significant other's belongings, be prepared for the, "Honey, where did my _____ go?" On my never-ending search to find home organizing solutions that work, things do tend to find new homes quite often around here. I think RJNJ has come to expect it now...or at least it doesn't surprise him when something that was "right here" is now "over there" or "in the other room." Oh, the joys of living with a DIY Gal! :)

Does your honey have to ask where his/her
things are because you are constantly DIYing?


  1. The baskets fit great under there. And yes, he's always asking where things are. Not just because of me but because he doesn't move a darn thing to look for something. So, if it doesn't smack him in the face he can't find it!

  2. I love those wire baskets and they are perfect under your adorable cart!! Um, yeah, I am guilty of moving my hubby's things too, sometimes I make them a little unrecognizable! :)

  3. That's a super idea. My problem is the newspaper. It seems to end up all over the place and in every room. Maybe I could tie it to a basket. lol Hugs, Marty

  4. LOL Hubby asks where things are when I'm NOT moving them around!!

  5. I love the baskets! Such an funky and attactive way to organize all the his and her stuff! Great idea! Love the tea cart, too!

  6. Hi Amy! I just found your blog through The Lettered Cottage and I LOVE it. Especially your closet door...and the sign above your bed. Perfect. I like the wire baskets too :-) I am excited to look through your archives...hope you have a great week! Oh, and I am your newest follower.

  7. What a good idea. I have the same problem of books and magazines scattered everywhere. Hmmm...I even found a wire basket at a flea market last week. Serendipity!

  8. LOVE this idea! My husband is ALWAYS asking where stuff is.........

  9. This is a great idea!! I am always trying to organize my books and magazines...

  10. The basket look great with the teacart.And yes if anyone can't find anything in the house they find me! I have been falsely accused on several occasions LOL~

  11. Mine is constantly asking where his "stuff" is! Ha!!
    Love the wire baskets...great idea!!
    I have some old metal gym locker baskets...I think I now have some good use for them! Thanks!!

  12. It's a constant
    struggle to keep
    up with the onslaught
    of magazines, catalogs,
    books and newspapers
    here at our house.
    I just put a couple
    of locker baskets
    to work for our
    Nat'l Geo mags and
    they look great.
    Your tea cart is
    adorable : ) !
    xx Suzanne
    PS: We met at the
    JB blogger party!

  13. A great idea! I am the "keeper of all knowledge of all objects" in our house. I'm afraid if I did this my wonderful husband would still not know where to look! We have both lived here over 20 years and he still is surprised when he stumbles upon something "new" in our house - in actuality it is usually something that has been here forever. But I love him. LOL

  14. Great baskets! The real question is, will he remember to put his stuff back in the basket when he's done with it?

  15. Love the baskets! Yes, my husband is always wanting to know where things are but usually because he left tools lying around and I can't stand clutter so it's "put away" where it belongs! lol He also jokes that he has to look before he sits to make sure his chair is still there because I'm always rearranging the furniture. ;)


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