6.16.2011

Metal Storage Baskets

I am so awful. I can be so cheap sometimes. It's really bad. Sometimes I settle for something and don't get what I really want.

Let's take storage baskets for example.

I want 2 storage baskets for the front entry table, 2 baskets for inside the front closet to hold hats, scarves, gloves, etc... and then I want 2 baskets for the bookcase in the dining room and maybe more throughout the house (I could use a few for the bookcases in the office and the shelves in the office and probably a few for inside of my closet too).

What do I really want for baskets?

These. They are from The Container Store for $16 - $25 each. And of course I really want the large ones. Which means that at $25 each, I'd be spending $150 on wire baskets. Is that justifiable to my cheap ass? No, not really. And even if I bought them two at a time I would still be spending the same amount of money. It just wouldn't be as big of a gut punch at the point of purchase.

Eep.

I am cheap, aren't I?

Because now thinking about it... I want a heck of a lot more baskets.

But then this large basket is $67 from Iron Accents.

So maybe $25 is a better deal after all.

So now that you see what I want, let's show you what I have.

Yeah, it's obviously from Target. I bought them on sale when they were like $4 each.

Le sigh. I just need to bite the bullet and buy what I want. Right?

2 comments:

Whosyergurl said...

I found an amazing market basket...kind of like your $67. basket with handles...it is what I carry to farmer's market for plants. I think I got it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby...a couple of years ago. Yes- get what you want or you will cringe every time you look at what you didn't want.
Cheryl

Emily said...

What about these from stackandstack http://www.stacksandstacks.com/chrome-basket?id=176&sku=10925&utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&utm_term=Stacks&utm_campaign=Garage%20%3E%20Storage%20Containers%20%3E%20Baskets&utm_content=479-70
They might be a little on the small size but are $10 :)