Baskets…add a little style for less
Before you buy and baskets or any form of organization items, make sure you have a reason to buy them. Don’t just buy something because it is on sale and you “think” you may be able to use it someday. That ends up adding to your clutter mess. Just because it is something that can be used to organized. If you aren’t using it for that purpose, then it adds to the problem.
If you are actively trying to find something to put your CD’s in or DVD, stationary etc.. Then you can many times find things on sale. I think I found these at the Flower Factory or Old Time Pottery. I know I didn’t pay much at all for them (like a couple dollars at most) and thought they really looked nice. With the photo boxes, you don’t have to use them for pictures if there is some other way you need to use them. If it is not for photos (because I am not sure they are archival safe) you can take a regular shoebox and cover it with contact paper and make your own storage box to use that looks nice. Just keep in mind you will not be able to see what is inside, so label well.
You can add a bit of style to some of your shelves, be organized and not spend much!