Stair Organizing

Our stairs probably give the impression that we designed our house without closets.

Coats, book bags, toys, art supplies, you name it, it ends up on our stairs.

I had been contemplating for awhile how I could solve our stairs dilemma when I came across these “crap baskets” at Sew Many Ways.

I decided this was the solution to our cluttered stairs.

Now all I needed were baskets. But then I thought? How many baskets?

As I began counting all the baskets I would need, I envisioned baskets halfway up my stairs. Not quite what I had in mind.

Then I stumbled upon this beauty hidden on the bottom shelf at the resale store.

$1.99 – I’ll take it.

A little spray paint and we were in action.

Added a friendly little sign and the basket was open for business.

For some reason my husband and I seem to be the only ones who are enthusiastic about the basket.


9 thoughts on “Stair Organizing

  1. Great idea! Give the kids a few days….once a few things start ending up in the trash, they’ll take it more seriously.

  2. I love crap baskets! Mine are still in Canada, but I think they’re to start making their journey down here by the end of the week. I have lots of crap waiting for them. 🙂

  3. I’m constantly trying to come up with some sort of basket solution for corralling the crap. I too, would like it emptied every night. But with no stairs, the hallway is really my only option. I’ve thought about just designating each of them a basket that they keep in their rooms and then 15 minutes before bedtime, they need to do the walk around the house and fill the baskets up. I love your sign. I’m constantly threatening to throw things away!!!!

  4. A stair basket? What an awesome idea. We collect junk..I mean stuff on ours, too, but I have a feeling I would be throwing a lot of stuff away!

  5. You are so lucky to find a stair basket for $2! I have been wanting one for years but don’t want to pay out the nose. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Comments are closed.