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A Tisket, A Tasket, An Organizing Basket

Posted: March 18th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |




Here is one of my favorite baskets in the house!


Just having sent my first newsletter out, I thought I would showcase a little of it. Since March is known as “The Spring Cleaning Month,” I have tried to come up with an easier way that works for me and my household to do “Spring Cleaning” and that is taking the “Spring” out of it. There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than letting something go for too long. So the answer would be to not let the cleaning get out of hand. I hear so many people say that they don’t have enough time to clean and with two young ones of my own, all I feel like I do sometimes is clean, pick up, clean, pick up, on and on.

 So here is my monthly must have:

A basket (or better yet, set of baskets).

I once read a great tip about putting a basket in one of your main living areas. It needs to be a good size basket and I prefer one that has handles on it. Basically, once a day, you pick up your basket and go around collecting things that are not in their right spot. Maybe this could even be a task for a younger child. Each child could be the basket person for the day, or they could have their own basket (prevention method for any fights). Then you take that basket with you around the house dropping things off where they need to go. 

As the saying goes,“Everything has a place and there is a place for everything.”

The email newsletter contains more “non-spring” cleaning tips from myself and fellow bloggers (including The Thrifty Decor Chick, Our Suburban Cottage and Momedyalong with some surprising cleaning solutions where you can learn how to turn this:


into this:


…without using silver polish! (and since I wasn’t using this for anything elegant, I thought I would use it to showcase elegant things!)


Just click Our Monthly Newsletter button, enter your name and email address, and I will send you it right away!

These“non-spring” cleaning tips work for me - hopefully some of them will work for you too! Head on over to We are THAT Family for another great week of Works for Me Wednesday!

♥ Katie

3 Comments on “A Tisket, A Tasket, An Organizing Basket”

  1. 1 queenbee said at 4:24 pm on March 18th, 2009:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always enjoy finding new blogs and look forward to your monthly newsletter. Thanks for the tip on using baskets to help maintain the clean.

  2. 2 t labrant said at 5:49 pm on March 18th, 2009:

    That is so funny!! We call our basket the “return basket”. It sits outside of the hall leading to the kid’s rooms. It has been my little secret for years and really helps keep a tidy home. Your basket is cuter!!!

  3. 3 rachel said at 10:44 am on March 19th, 2009:

    i love the basket idea… i usually just make piles everywhere, sometimes they get put away other times they seem to spread!

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