Weeks ago I posted a survey online inquiring as to what people use their raphia baskets/bags for. I was surprised to hear some uses I hadn’t thought of.
What do YOU use your basket for?
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Handbag: I use mine for everyday outtings since it can easily hold my water bottle, notebook, phone, wallet, pens, keys, snacks, and a few items from my boys.
Antananarivo, the city where we lived in Madagascar, went plastic-bag-less earlier than i ever thought possible. We quickly learned to use baskets for grocery shopping. *Just, BE CAREFUL – while they hold a large volume of items, the handles aren’t made to withstand too much weight. If you use baskets for groceries, dont carry by the handles!
Library book bag and ‘cache pot’
As a beach bag
Use as a ‘cache pot’ – to hide your plant pots. An quick way to brighten up a room!
Blanket storage in the living room. Or, use it for a beach bag to carry your picnic blanket, towels, and beach paraphernalia.
To corral toys and stuffies in a child’s room. Also GREAT as a diaper bag, since baskets have a large opening to toss stuff in, yet can close up with a drawstring!
Storing towels in the bathroom or guest room.
Unfolded laundry in a cheerful basket looks way nicer! 😉