Last week I complained publicly about the flour beetle infestation that’s been plaguing my New York City apartment (read the full diatribe at your own risk: How to Prevent Flour Beetles: A Cautionary Tale).
One of the unexpected casualties has been my closet. Since I found the bugs in my clothes and stored blankets, I’ve had to tear the whole thing apart and wash every item, and am now in the process of putting it back together again. On the bright side, the whole debacle has been a nice opportunity to rethink my clothing storage—in particular, the woven baskets I use to stow my smaller wardrobe pieces (underthings, socks, and pajamas).
I’ve come to realize that these baskets are not the ideal containers for such things. Their nooks and crannies are hard to clean, and the rough interiors snag, ahem, more delicate items. Which brings me to my new, better solution: sturdy and structured (not floppy) open-top bins made of canvas and cloth, for easy access, easy cleaning, and snag-free storage. Here are eight favorites (bonus: most have handles).
In the spirit of storing everything in canvas, see also:
- Trend Alert: 7 Canvas Bins for Books and More
- 10 Easy Pieces: Hanging Canvas Wall Organizers
- 8 Favorites: All-White Canvas Totes
- Object Lessons: The Classic Canvas Tote
N.B.: Featured image of Serax canvas bins by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz, from Shop Owner Makié Yahagi’s Charm-Filled Loft in SoHo, New York on Remodelista.