The Organizing Junkie is hosting a basket carnival today, and I just couldn’t pass up on the fun. See, the buckets have been getting a lot of press around here lately. But my first love organizing love was the good old wicker basket. I seriously remember going to Pier One with my Mom when I was maybe like 12 years old and drooling over all the baskets. Crazy, isn’t it?

Anyway…I thought I’d share some photos of baskets (and other containers) I use in my scrapbook space / office. Since…I also haven’t really talked about scrapbook organizing lately on this blog-o-mine. So here we go:

Journaling basket

This is a photo of one of the cubbies in my space—it’s journaling central. Everything I need to journal on my scrapbook pages is tucked into this one cubby.

Basket inside

I love this basket because it’s already divided, making it perfect for stashing an assortment of goodies, like markers, journaling cards, a date stamp, and accent words. I added some drinking glasses inside the compartments so the pens would stay propped up. A sundae cup raises up the journaling cards for easy access.

Next to the basket are two containers with more journaling goodies: a ceramic dish holds little journaling cards…

Journaling cards

and a metal tin holds stickers, journaling notebooks and larger journaling cards.

Journaling cards

I also use a basket to hold my 8 1/2″ x 11″ card-stock. I love this. I have super heavy pieces of white chipboard that serves as a divider between the different colors…so it’s easy to flip right to the color I’m after. Plus, big scraps of card-stock can go right in the front of each color section for easy access. The basket is labeled with a swatch booklet for quick and easy reference of color combinations to try.

Cardstock basket

Both baskets were purchased at Wal-Mart…over a year ago. The ceramic dish and metal container were from Target. Which reminds me…if anyone has any extra of those metal, rectangular buckets…the small size from a year ago…let me know. I know someone who really, really wants some and would be happy to relieve you of them. Post me a comment if you over-indulged in small, metal containers.

Happy organizing!

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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.

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