April 9, 2018
Everyday Tips : Contain Blankets + Throws
Sometimes a quick and simple tip that can make the mundane a little easier or make your life a little better makes a BIG difference. This is a new series here on the blog where I’ll be sharing simple tips, finds, and suggestions to make life a little easier. I’ll be sharing these tips regularly on the blog and on Instagram– make sure you’re following along!
This is such a simple tip but that’s the whole point of these posts – something simple that you might not have thought of. Use a large basket or crock to decoratively store blankets and throws. I have a collection of vintage crocks and use my largest one for stashing throw blankets in our family room. What does this do? It gives those extra blankets and throws a home. This is a great time of the year to implement this strategy. Change out seasonal throws and keep them handy but with a designated home.
Look around your house and see if there’s something you can re-purpose in your home for storing blankets and throws. Contain those not used every day but used often enough to keep handy blankets and throws at the ready.
A COUPLE OTHER POSTS AND PRODUCTS THAT YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- These throws from Pottery Barn are our family favorites.
- 3 DIY recipes to naturally freshen up living spaces.
- If you like the look of a vintage crock, check eBay or your local Craigslist or my favorite, start browsing antique stores.
- Want the look but prefer a basket? Here’s a great one for around $30 from Target.
Gwen Stackler Says
Now I finally have a good excuse to buy the beautiful crocks I see! In the past, I was like, how am I going to use that? Will it be filled with crap? It’s too big for a vase and fresh flowers are out of my budget while fake flowers look…fake. Thank you!
Offseason, I’ve either been stashing them in an antique trunk that I use for a coffee table if there is room and using them to artistically thrown over my really light suede couch to protect it. I do not want to have that cleaned, ever, what was I thinking? Pale blue? Even with the Scotchguard stuff I’m always terrified to sit on it. Oh yeah, it was a deal and the light color visually expands my condo living area. I didn’t think that through. My bad.
I love your daily easy clean tips! Always look forward to reading them! Thank you! I love crocks I have all sizes but not that size no I get to go antiques shopping (which is one of my favorite things & stores)
Thank you again
I love this idea. I use an old wicker laundry hamper to store our throws in! My kids love digging all the blankets out to build a fort but clean up is a breeze. The hamper is starting to take a beating and I’m thinking of replacing it here soon. Never would have thought about using a crock! Thanks for the great idea!
Cindy Smith Says
I buy extra pillow cases or shams to store blankets in the summer & beach towels in the winter! Use them on any bed couch or stack in the corner for folks who sit on the floor.