Even though it is not "officially" fall, when the calendar changes to September in my mind it is now fall. I sorted through the boys winter hats and gloves to see what we had and if we needed anything. I was getting annoyed with the baskets we were using to store hats and gloves, they were no longer making the cut as a good storage option. As the boys are getting bigger so are their hats and gloves, so we needed some type of storage that still gave us room to grow. (And, the bright red color wasn't doing it for me anymore either, hello painting project!)
I went to our local Tuesday Morning (which, by the way, is a great place to find home decor and organization items very inexpensively) and picked up this plastic woven basket and two 5-gallon sized Rubbermaid Flex Totes for right around $20 total. (*Tuesday Morning and Rubbermaid don't know me, I just like them both and wanted to share with you.)
Ahhhh, so much better! I was able to put all the boys hats and gloves into one tote and all of the hubby and I's hats and gloves in the other. And there is more than enough room to grow too. Everything is all sealed up and neatly organized, just waiting for the cooler weather.
The best part of this whole thing? It was totally not planned to use these together, I really liked the basket and originally I was going to put blankets in it, and most likely the flex totes were going to be put to use in the linen closet. But, looky here...those 2 totes fit perfectly, stacked on top of each other inside that basket!
It was meant to be! The colors are a much better fit in the space compared to the red baskets, and the woven plastic is very durable. This happy little accident is going to be a perfect addition in our entryway.
I am so happy with how this storage and organization system came along. How do you store your off-season hats, gloves, etc.?