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Order is half the battle - and storage baskets are a classic method of creating order. Whether in the bathroom, kitchen or children's room, they can be used for many purposes. They are used especially in cupboards or on shelves to store small items. But free-standing models are also popular and are not only practical, but usually also look good.

It is important to find the right basket for your needs. For this reason, we have taken a closer look at this topic and have selected various models for you in the following text and summarised the most important aspects for you.




Summary

  • Storage baskets are available in classic design, but also with lids and/or various compartments and castors.
  • Important buying criteria are the size, the material, the features and the intended use
  • Storage baskets are available in a wide range of price categories. Useful models can already be found from the lowest price range.

The Best Storage Basket: Our Choices

Buying and evaluation criteria for storage baskets

Finding the right storage basket is not always easy. To help you decide, here are the most important criteria to consider when buying a storage basket:

On the whole, all criteria depend, of course, on personal taste and perception. Regardless of this, in the next part of this article we will go into more detail about the criteria mentioned.

Size

Whether you have a lot of space or not, you can find a storage basket in all sizes. Before you buy, make sure you know what you need your storage basket for and where you want to put it. This will help you determine the perfect size for your storage basket before you buy.

Material

Rattan, cotton, metal or even seaweed. There are now storage baskets made of almost every material. In addition to the visual aspects of the respective material, you should also consider your intended use.

Storage baskets made of rattan, for example, often have a rather holey structure. Small items in particular can fall out, which is why these types of baskets are more suitable for larger items or laundry.

If you are also concerned that your storage basket should not only be beautiful and practical, but also sustainable, you should also take a closer look at the choice of materials. For example, look for baskets made from natural raw materials and avoid plastic baskets or storage baskets with artificial dyes.

Features

Whether with a lid, handles or castors - the features of storage baskets can also be varied. In addition to the visual aspects, the inner values should also count. Because the interior design of a storage basket can also vary.

Do you perhaps tend to want to hide everything in storage baskets? Then you should definitely take a closer look at the baskets with lids. If you like to structure things and like to keep things tidy, then you should take a look at storage baskets with different compartments.

Intended use

To ensure that you are not dissatisfied with your purchase in the end, you should think about what you will ultimately need the storage basket for. As mentioned in the previous points, this should be one of the most important criteria in your decision. After all, what's the point of having a beautiful storage basket if it doesn't serve its rightful purpose in the end?

Above all, pay attention to the size of the items you want to store in a storage basket. If they are rather small, you should opt for a narrow-meshed basket. If it is only for decorative purposes or if you only want to store larger items, a storage basket with a perforated structure is also an option.

You should also ask yourself where you want your basket to stand. Especially for outdoor use, more robust materials such as metal are better suited. Also note that storage baskets in the bathroom often come into contact with moisture. So if you are planning to put your storage basket in the bathroom, it is best to choose products like bamboo, which are not affected by moisture.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about storage baskets answered in detail

Not all storage baskets are the same. There are also questions that need to be answered before making a purchase. In the following section of this article, we have therefore listed the most frequently asked questions about storage baskets and answered them for you.

Who is a storage basket suitable for?

Whether it's the children's toys or the important documents in the office, almost everyone knows and owns at least one storage basket. As diverse as their uses are, so are their owners, of course. But that is exactly what makes storage baskets so popular.

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Storage baskets can be used in many different ways. The classic storage basket for blankets or laundry, however, can be found in almost every household nowadays. (Image source: Karolina Grabowska / Pexels)

Meanwhile, you can find storage baskets in all colours and shapes, with or without lids. The conclusion is: a storage basket is suitable for everyone! Or do you know someone who doesn't have one?

Tip for cat owners: You too can enjoy a storage basket, but it is better to choose scratch-resistant models. Rattan and similar wicker materials have a magical attraction for cats, and they can quickly scratch your baskets.

What types of storage baskets are there?

For a long time now, storage baskets have not only been made of rattan or woven twigs. With the increasing popularity of organising and storing things, the variety of different storage baskets has also grown.

No matter if big or small, wide or narrow. You can find them in all sizes and colours, but also in many different materials. Some models often even offer a combination of different materials. For example, a standard metal basket is lined with fabric and thus combines classic and new design aspects.

But it is not only the material that distinguishes today's storage baskets. Above all, their varied shapes leave almost nothing to be desired. Whether shaped as an apple or classically in basket form, storage baskets today offer a wide variety of shapes. This makes them not only practical, but also stylish.

Storage baskets are no longer just found on the floor in some corner. Whether on wheels, on the wall or on the ceiling, a storage basket can be used and placed anywhere. Many models offer brackets for wall or ceiling mounting, which means that there are hardly any limits to the use of storage baskets.

Modern storage baskets also offer the option of being mobile on castors. This finally puts an end to the tedious pushing around of the baskets, e.g. when vacuuming.

But classic storage baskets with lids are also very popular. Especially for somewhat unsightly items such as dirty laundry, they are ideal for hiding the "unsightly" sight under a lid.

How much does a storage basket cost?

As different as storage baskets can be in the meantime, so are their prices. You can find everything from high-priced designer models to inexpensive ones. To give you a small overview, you will find an overview of the different price classes below.

Price class Available products
Low-priced (1 - 10 €) Mostly small products, low-priced materials
Medium-priced (10 - 30 €) Baskets in almost all sizes, some in sets
High-priced (from 30 €) Often in sets, often hand-woven, noble design

Our ranking shows that a suitable storage basket can already be found in low-priced products. It should be noted, however, that in such low-price segments, the material usually has to be compromised.

Conclusion

Storage baskets are perfect for creating more order in your home. The most important criterion, apart from the visual aspects, should be the intended use. Especially in the mid-price segment, there should be something suitable for every purpose. But you can also find something in the low-price segment, even if you may have to search a little longer for a suitable model.

In general, it can be said that a storage basket is suitable for everyone. The most important thing is that you find the right storage basket for your needs. Thanks to the rich selection of colours, shapes and functions, it should not be a problem to find the right model for you.

(Cover photo: Karolina Grabowska / pixabay)

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