Inexpensive Target Y Weave Basket Labels

One of my very favorite storage bins are the Y weave baskets from Target. They are affordable, easy to clean, and durable. I have them throughout my house. But, for years I struggled with how to label them. One option is these bin clips from The Container Store or Target. Both are good options, but I found that The Container Store labels are too big for the basket and slide around, and for both you are paying a couple of dollars per bin for a label. I was looking for a cheaper alternative that was still cute and functional.

I had the idea to use the holes in the bins to secure a paper label. I found that I could attach them with twine, or secure with a brad. Here’s how I did it:

STEP ONE:

Create your own labels, or download the labels I used for free here.

STEP TWO:

Cut out the labels.

STEP THREE

Optional step, laminate the labels, using Scotch Single-Sided Laminating sheets which can be purchased on Amazon.

I just carefully laid the sheet, sticky side up, put on all the labels and then trimmed off the excess laminating paper.

STEP FOUR:

Here’s where the process changes for the two options…

To secure with brads:

Poke a hole on each side of the label with a push pin
Poke the brad through the hole we made with the pin

To secure with twine:

Hole punch in the same spot on both sides
Cut a piece of twine about 7” long and loop through the hole

STEP FIVE:

Secure label with brad to bin

Secure label with twine to bin

AFTER

Published by Orderly Professional Organizing

Hi, I'm McElle! I'm passionate about people and taking an individual approach to organizing. Free of judgement, I work with each client to get their home in a state that brings a sense of peace and order. I'll teach you my tricks to keeping your home organized long after our sessions end. After 12+ years of childcare experience I have found my niche in the organizing industry is working with families. If you're stressed about the clutter from your young children I'll help you determine the best way to manage it all. Aside from families I specialize in home staging, moving/unpacking and organizing your home for new stages of life (i.e. first child, grown children, empty nesters). I can't wait to work together!

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