Clients pay $80 + shipping to have a basket like this shipped to my husband’s office during the holidays. It probably contains about $20 of fruit and goodies and the rest is purely presentation. I have an opinion about spending so much on fruit, but that is for another time.
Last December, two such baskets and one smaller basket–presumably the $40 offering–ended up in the office and after munching through the treats for a few days, no one wanted the remaining fruit nor the baskets. So my husband walked in the door after work one day, carrying three baskets, a few pears still wrapped in gold foil and the rest of a giant chocolate chip cookie from Mrs. Fields. The kids and I were in heaven.
In his matter-of-fact way he said, “I thought you might want these [baskets] for around the house.” I didn’t even know I wanted those baskets. But oh.how.I.did.
Pinterest is full of pretty bathroom shelves, where everything is corralled in wicker and wire. With four kids under 10, I know my kids’ bathroom isn’t going to look like a magazine. And that’s more than okay with me. Around here, I am going for highly functional and usually tidy. So the apple baskets now live in the bathroom and I love the sense of organization they bring to that space behind the door.
Top Basket: medicine, baby supplies and other miscellaneous items. It is much easier on the eye to have them inside the pretty basket, instead of just sitting up on the shelf.
Second Basket: TP.
Third Shelf: beach towels.
Bottom shelf: baby hooded towels;
Bottom (smaller) basket: washcloths, diapers and wipes.
Not Pictured: On the floor under the bottom shelf is the laundry hamper. Nothing fancy–just a white square plastic laundry basket from Wal-Mart that fit the cubby perfectly.
So that is how our bathroom got some love with nada out-of-pocket. I have another bathroom downstairs with some shelves just like these. I wonder what’s coming to the office this December. I sincerely hope it’s more overpriced fruit baskets.