Think Outside the Cardboard Box

Tackle clutter with canvas collapsible containers. You can find them at Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Stacks and Stacks , Linens and Things, the Container Store, and several places online. They work for me, I use them in almost every room:

They come in pretty colors too like this Simply Shabby Chic™ Canvas Storage Bin in Rose fabric.

Here’s some fun storage boxes from West Elm (out of my price range but this gave me the idea to decorate my boxes. If I figure out how I’ll let you know).

Ikea has some unique boxes and great prices.

The Container Store has several options.

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  1. Brenda says:

    Thanks for all the great organizational ideas! By the way, I have tagged you for an award…stop by & see!

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  2. happyathome says:

    Hi Robin! You gotta love the container store! Makes life so much easier when it comes to organizing. Happy Tackle it Tuesdday! Stop by, I am tackling the green bean brigade!

    happyathome’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday – The Little Freezer That Could

  3. Lisa K says:

    I love containers! Great Tackle!

    Lisa K’s last blog post..Tackel it Tuesday #15

  4. Karen says:

    It looks so nice. Way to tackle!

  5. I am a HUGE lover of baskets & totes!!!

    Very nice!

    Colleen – Mommy Always Wins’s last blog post..An award & a guest post

  6. These look great! I’m definitely going to look into these…if my husband ever puts up the shelves in my sewing room! Maybe I’ll have to do it myself… 😀

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  7. Tricia says:

    I love all the different containers you use and all the great ideas you have for using them.

    Tricia’s last blog post..Tackle it Tuesday

  8. H.E.Eigler says:

    Wow! I think I’m in love with you 😆

    H.E.Eigler’s last blog post..The Chaos, I hate it!

  9. What cute curtains in your laundry room. Everything looks great! I need you to come help me with my house. 🙂

    Happy Tackling!

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  10. I just can’t get enough organizational bins! 🙂

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  11. Linda says:

    I like your laundry room. It is so pretty. Great Tackle. It gave me some ideas.

    Linda’s last blog post..Tackle it Tuesday

  12. Mary says:

    Thanks for the organization tips. I’d never noticed the collapsible organizers. This will work well for me.

    You did a great job on your tackle it Tuesday. Everything is neat and organized.

    Mary’s last blog post..Renovation Update

  13. Nessa says:

    I love containers and all things that help you stay organized. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!

    Nessa’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday – The Bathroom Cabinet

  14. GiBee says:

    I use them also and I love them. In fact, I like them so much that I got a few for the nursery at church to store stuff in them!!! Excellent tip. Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. I’m off to read your post about online coupon clipping — I’m VERY interested in that!!!

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  15. Ariel says:

    Looks great!! Something I certainly need to do!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Heather says:

    They all look great! Love your laundry room curtains too. 🙂

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  17. Slacker Mom says:

    You had my attention at the word container – I love those kinds – I even keep a large one in the trunk of the Mommobile 🙂

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  18. Ann Kroeker says:

    What an inspiration–and such great resources cited, too. Thank you for showing what it can look like.

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  19. Stephanie says:

    I love organizational ideas. I’m such a fan of storage containers…especially the ones from IKEA!

  20. SmallWorld says:

    Those are awesome containers. I’ve looked at them but haven’t seen them in use until now!

    I’m having a Housewarming Party over at my new blog (moved from homeschoolblogger.com) at smallworldathome.blogspot.com Come visit and play!

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  28. Melody says:

    I’ve been using those canvas boxes more and more myself as well. Wish I could afford to get all the cabinets and boxes I want at one time, rather than a piece or two here and there! 🙂

    Gotta comment on the curtains in picture one though. Those are so adorable! If I had a window in my laundry room, those would so be hanging in there! (As my yankee relatives would say, “Oh fer cute!”

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