Em­brace the Bin

Parents (USA) - - Life -

The pros agree: With kids, bins are key to or­ga­niz­ing just about every space. “You can toss stuff into them, and they make for quick cleanup!” says Beth Penn, founder of Bneato Bar Pro­fes­sional Or­ga­niz­ing. Here are ex­pert picks for clut­ter hot spots.

For the shoe pileup in the en­try­way, use a big, han­dled bas­ket that can get tucked into the closet when com­pany comes. But choose a dec­o­ra­tive one since it will be out most of the time. Snidad Bas­ket, rat­tan, $28; ikea.com

For your clothes clos­ets, se­lect a bin with rigid sides and an open weave so small items like scarves, clutches, and belts can breathe. White Nordic Stor­age bas­kets and lids, $4 to $10 each; con­tain­er­store.com

For craft sup­plies, buy a clear shoe box–size bin with a lid so you can stack them on a shelf and still see what’s in­side. Stack­able Shoe Boxes, $15 for 12; bed­bathand­be­yond.com

For con­ceal­ing toys in the liv­ing room, opt for struc­tured fab­ric bins that match your dé­cor. Stripes Away bins, $40 each; pehrde­signs.com

For your junk drawer, shal­low, squared-off bins in var­i­ous sizes will help you make use of every inch. Stack­ing Bin Sets Small, $10 for three; three­bythree.com

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