Organization in the Office – Pretty and Practical Baskets

Just like many of you, I get the urge to organize my home at the beginning of every new year.  This year, my first organization step included buying baskets for the shelves in my home office.  

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Baskets for Organization:

Organization Idea for My Office

Previously, my shelves were purely decorative yet they weren’t very functional.  In fact, I didn’t share too much of this wall when I posted about redecorating my office.  Since I wasn’t sure what to do with the shelves, I waited for an idea to hit me.  Basically, I knew I wanted them to look pretty but I also needed them to be useful.  If you’re like me, you understand how I need a place to hide all the clutter and piles of papers that somehow manage to accumulate.

Considering that my home office has a coastal/tropical vibe, I decided that seagrass baskets would work perfectly.

After a quick shopping trip, I now have a ton of storage!

Seagrass Baskets for Organization

Not only did I increase storage in my office, but I chose bins that were pretty as well as functional.  

These are the Havana Utility Baskets.

Golden Retriever seal of approval

 Rosie was close by to supervise.

Seagrass Baskets for Organization - Functional and Pretty

I think she approves!

Once I decide what I need to store the most, I will add some kind of tags or labels to them.  Right now I am just using them to sort school work and mail.  We all know how even those papers pile up quickly!

Anyway, the seagrass baskets are already helping me feel organized!

If you want a similar look to my baskets , I included some more seagrass and woven basket options below.  


What are your favorite types of organization baskets? 


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Organization baskets for the home office - a pretty way to hide all the clutter and paperwork.



  1. Coastal Cottage Dreams
    January 25, 2014 / 12:16 am

    I love the PB baskets that you bought. I use some of them in my laundry room and love them!

  2. Henhurst Interiors
    January 25, 2014 / 12:59 am

    Nicely done! I love good storage.Have a great weekend,Phyllis

  3. Dee @ A Lapin Life
    January 25, 2014 / 1:54 am

    I love your new baskets Shelley! They fit so well and look super there.

  4. Mary-Irene
    January 25, 2014 / 2:57 am

    Looks awesome, and functional! I love the pup in the pics! So adorable.

  5. Victoria's Vintage Designs
    January 25, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Looks great, love Rosie!!

  6. Dixie Delights
    January 25, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I love them!! I can't wait to get started on some sort of an office space this year 🙂

  7. Ron
    January 25, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I love the PB baskets that you chose. They are so multifunctional. I love to get organized.

  8. therelishedroost
    January 25, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Baskets are such a great fix and they always look neat and sharp!!!

  9. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    January 27, 2014 / 1:04 am

    Love your pretty baskets~

  10. Jane W
    January 27, 2014 / 1:33 am

    Oh my gosh! It looks absolutely terrific and you got tons of storage on top of it. Love! Jane

    • Calypso In The Country
      January 30, 2014 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks Jane! I am not on Google + so I couldn't email you back but thanks for stopping by!

  11. Jane W
    January 27, 2014 / 1:34 am

    I also love your office assistant! 😉 What a cutie!

  12. [email protected] Infuse With Liz
    January 27, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    Those look great! I haven't started my organizing downstairs yet but that's my goal. Your office assistant is cute!

  13. Carol
    January 28, 2014 / 12:18 am

    I really like the baskets — they make for such great storage! Yes, we've been adding lots of storage by adding sliding shelves to lots of our cabinets.

  14. carolyn bradford
    January 28, 2014 / 2:40 am

    Anything to get me organized would be a great start! I wish someone could just come in and take over! My goal is to do better….baskets are a great and functional way to get started! Great post!

  15. L'Heure Bleue At Home
    January 28, 2014 / 3:13 am

    The baskets are gorgeous! One of my goals for 2014 is to declutter and be more organized. You've inspired me to get some baskets.

  16. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    January 28, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Love the baskets. This looks fabulous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. designchic
    January 29, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Baskets are my favorite weapon against clutter – they add wonderful storage and great texture to any space…love your room!!

  18. jamie @ [kreyv]
    January 29, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    LOVE baskets! I am always reorganizing and adding storage. Your office is such a great space!

  19. Jennifer
    January 30, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    Are these the PB Havana Utility Baskets? They are perfect for your space! I think I may have to order some for myself. 🙂

    • Calypso In The Country
      January 30, 2014 / 2:15 pm

      Yes, they are the PB Havana Utility Baskets! Love them! I will add the full description to the post. Thanks!

  20. Kris @ Driven by Décor
    January 31, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I'm salivating over all of that extra storage! (and it looks fabulous!)

  21. Linda {Calling it Home}
    February 2, 2014 / 12:39 am

    Love the baskets. Any shot with a dog in it will always steal my heart. Such a wonderful space.

  22. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin
    February 3, 2014 / 3:38 am

    I love them! They look perfect there. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Calypso In The Country
      February 3, 2014 / 2:33 pm

      Thank you so much Kathryn!

  23. Vel Criste
    February 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Looks great Shelley!

  24. Lisa
    November 3, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    This is beautiful! May I ask where did you purchase the table? Thanks!

  25. kage2015
    January 1, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    My daughter uses galvanized buckets on the shelf her husband made her. They work perfectly. Found you on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 1, 2019 / 7:58 pm

      I love the bucket idea! Thanks for stopping by!

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