Buy Cheap Baskets
If you love organizing with baskets, finding a good deal on cute baskets that meet your storage needs is the best! Inexpensive storage baskets are easy to find, if you know the right places to look for them.
buy cheap baskets
My first tip when trying to save money when buying cheap storage baskets is to buy them in sets. If you know you have a large project in front of you or even a small one, buying in sets can really help you to save some cash! Retailers often discount items per piece because they know you will be buying in multiples.
Another really important aspect to buying cheap storage baskets and bins is to pay attention to sales. This may be a no-brainer but buying things on sale not only allows you to save money but it also enables you to use that saved money to put towards organizing other spaces in your home!
Here is a short list of a few places where I love to buy my storage bins and baskets. I go into more detail in the following paragraphs of what products to avoid and which ones are great. I also talk about my favorite ways to get the best prices.
I have these white dollar tree baskets that I use in my pantry. They were extremely difficult for me to find especially in the quantities that I needed. I would search from store to store for months on end with hardly any success.
The good news is that you can buy some of their items online but you have to buy them in bulk. So if you had some friends or neighbors that you wanted to go in on dollar tree baskets with, you totally should! You can also exchange your dollar tree baskets (or any other products!) you ordered online at the store if you have too many.
I hope that I have given you some inspiration and some helpful tips to find cheap storage baskets that will fit perfectly into your home! Here is a recap of a few things that you might want to remember.
To make this guide more inclusive and useful, I researched the best way to do laundry while living in a college dorm, how wheelchair users unload and put away laundry, and how to do laundry while aging in place. This guide also builds on existing work done in 2017 by Chris Heinonen, who evaluated more than 30 models and tested eight baskets and hampers.
But not all baskets and hampers are built equally or to last. When searching through reviews and product specifications, we found the following features to be non-negotiable when it comes to choosing a long-lasting laundry basket or hamper:
Easy to clean: Mold is a fungus that loves damp laundry. The easiest way to avoid it is to dry out wet, dirty clothing before putting it in a hamper or basket, but not everyone has the space or time to do that for every kid explosion or snowy sock. We only prioritized hampers and baskets with adequate ventilation that can be wiped down or washed easily.
Smart Design Deluxe Mesh Pop Up Laundry Hamper (previously known as DAZZ Deluxe) has hundreds of reviews on Amazon, giving us a lot of reliability data to use. The overall design looks good, with a pocket for laundry soap and easy carry handles at the top. But more than 10% of the reviews report that it rips very easily after purchase and is cheaply made.
Also, by working directly with sponsors, donors, and vendors, your team can actually procure raffle baskets for a low overhead, allowing more of the proceeds to go directly to your cause and towards your goals.
Membership baskets are great for school fundraisers or those geared towards attendees with small children. They are generally easy to bundle, as nonprofits often have a variety of membership items to choose from.
Think Twister, Jenga, Monopoly, and Sorry are just a few of the more traditional board games you can add in alongside newer card games. Game night baskets can also be procured relatively easily from sponsors.
Your procurement team can gather up a slew of subscription certificates for a single basket, or separate them out into separate baskets with supplemental offerings, like movie snacks or a bottle of wine.
On the cheaper side are entertainment streaming services like Hulu or Netflix, which retail for $5 to $15 a month. You can also get a little fancier with wine clubs and meal service kits, which tend to be a bit more expensive.
Lottery ticket raffle baskets can be as cheap or as expensive as you want (props if your team goes all out on a Powerball ticket!) and, when arranged in an engaging way can look like a fun way to spend a few bucks!
Why they're cool: Amazon truly is the one-stop-shop that has something for everyone. They offer gift baskets ranging from food, toy, pet, spa, and outdoor sets, along with many other varieties.
As astringent, bitter baskets of wine were getting dusty on American store shelves a few intrepid Italian winemakers were returning to Sangiovese, this time blending it with Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon. This was all because in 1967 when Chianti Classico received strict DOC status they formalized the Chianti recipe, which included not only the allowance of white grapes in the blend, but also told winemakers what else could and could not be included, which restricted many creative winemakers. So these rebels went out on their own, making wines they wanted to make, without worrying about them being labeled Chianti. This innovation led to the birth of full-bodied Super Tuscans, and their triple-digit price tags helped convinced other Chianti winemakers that quality was possible and, at long last, a revival ensued.
The 1984 elevation of Chianti from DOC to DOCG and then the 1996 creation of Chianti Classico DOCG were the catalysts that helped remove the cheap white wine from the blend and bring the focus of the wine back to Sangiovese.
It's so simple to combine frugal store-bought fun with a little easy handmade touch! We'll show you how to create fun and memorable Easter baskets for your kids with minimal effort and minimal dollars!! Alright, now who's ready to channel their inner Easter Bunny!?
No matter what age or interests your kids have, use this list of Easter basket ideas and we're sure you'll fill any Easter basket for cheap! As a result, you'll stay right on track with your financial goals AND be rewarded with those beautiful, surprised, smiling faces! Hoppy Easter everyone!!
Dollar Tree and other dollar stores all have beauty aisles filled with nice soaps, lotions, candles, manicure and pedicure supplies. You can buy 10 items for $10, which is a very nice gift and well within your budget. Around holidays, like Easter, you can even find baskets there, though you might need to spray paint the bright green and yellow baskets a more earthy hue for your spa gift. They also sell ribbons and crinkle cut paper shreds for basket decorations.
Dear Dollar Stretcher,Can any of your readers suggest creative, yet cheap gift basket theme ideas? Like for a baby shower, what would be some interesting things to put into a gift basket? Same for Christmas or birthdays.
For newlyweds and people moving into their first place, I go to the dollar store and buy a container, either a vase or bucket or basket of some kind and then go from there filling it up. Wide mouth vases I fill with kitchen utensils, laundry baskets with assorted laundry items (hosiery bags, sock sorters). I just have fun with it.
You can make a gift basket for almost any occasion without spending a lot. I use gift baskets for many occasions myself as gifts as well as sell some through my catering business. Here are some ideas:
Here are some specific ideas. Remember that a gift basket gives you the opportunity to personalize a gift for someone. For example, we have a vegetarian in our family so, I always include a soy protein bar in her gift baskets which are available at almost any store for .50 cents up to a dollar.
Some even allow for other special add-ons including packaging options like bows and ribbons, embroidered liners for baskets, or additional items. For an even more personalized gift, turn to companies like Stonewall Kitchen which allow buyers to design their own breakfast gift basket from scratch so gifters can choose the perfect items for their recipient.
Gift baskets often include a lot of packaging, which may make them not the most sustainable choice. However, many companies including Levain and Stonewall Kitchen use recycled or sustainable packaging on all of their products. Sellers often list on their website if they are committed to sustainability. However, most packaging used on gift baskets can be recycled.
Diane, Love your basket organizers. I too love baskets especially square or rectangle & some with lids. Will you please share the name & location of the thrift store? I am always looking for new to me stores in our area.Thanks!!!!
I live in the midlands of South Carolina, and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Love your creativity and thriftiness! I would love to visit the shop where you got your baskets if you could give me the name and address of it. Thanks so much!
Oh My Goodness! I cannot tell you how many baskets I have thrown out or passed up in the thrift store because they had handles! Not ONCE have I ever considered removing the handle!!!! But you can bet I will be on the lookout now! Thank you SO much!!
I have not done this on a Longaberger basket, but I am sure it can be done. I think the handles are attached with a screw. You may be able to remove the handle and even put it back on of you want to use it again. To add the labels, you may have to attach them in a different way since the reeds used to make these baskets are wider.
I love this post about the baskets. I do have one other question about your sideboard. I do shop online but have never purchased furniture online, how is the quality of your sideboard? After your original post about the sideboard I did go to the Hygee Home website and found things I really liked but was hesitant to buy. They have a piece that would really fit nicely in my home just worrying about buying online and if the piece comes damaged or any other problems that might come up. I love your blog and find all of your ideas inspiring. 041b061a72