Hanging Baskets for More Kitchen Storage

Baskets on chalkboard wall with fruits and vegetables in them

I have a smallish kitchen with an even smaller pantry. That being said, I am always struggling to find places to store all of our goodies.While shopping at our local Trader Joe’s , I commented to my husband how I loved the chalk board labels in the fruit & veggie section.

LIGHT BULB! (Did I mention we have a chalkboard wall in the kitchen?)  Darryl’s genius brain came up with the fabulous idea to hang a couple baskets from our kitchen chalkboard wall to add extra storage!

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I love this man.

After hunting around online, I found out that baskets can be expensive! DANG. I was thrilled to find these baskets for half the price of most I found. LOVE THEM. Sturdy, just the right size and they have handles. I don’t necessarily use the hands while they are hanging, but when summer hits and my garden is in full bloom, I can grab these baskets off the wall and fill them up in my garden. I. can’t. WAIT! (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

metal basket

Now, how are we going to hang these bad boys? Luck have it, there was a stud right where I wanted to hang the baskets. So we needed a double hook to keep the baskets level.  Darryl found one at Home Depot, but this one is exactly the same.

metal hooks

child taking a piece of fruit from the hanging baskets

The bottom two baskets are designated for fresh fruit, and snacks. I’ll keep those stock for the kiddos to grab when they would like a healthy snack.

Those two baskets are low enough for both girls to reach so it will help with the “Mooooooom…can you get me a snaaaaaack?”

The very top holds my onions and garlic, followed by veggies and then the fruit and snacks. There is room at the bottom for one more basket, so I might add one more for potatoes.

If you don’t have a chalkboard wall, no worries. They sell these super cute chalkboard labels you could attach to the baskets.

I hope this post helped you find more storage. I am so excited to have that little extra counter top space to create some new fabulous Family Fresh Meals for all of you!


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  1. I love this idea. I don’t have any room for the baskets in this house but we are going to sale next year so hopefully I can use this idea for my next kitchen!!! Thanks…

  2. Great idea, but how did you get them nailed to the chalkboard?

    1. We used those hooks with screws 🙂 If you don’t have a stud to drill into, you will want to use screw anchors 🙂 Hope that helps!

  3. Laurie Yager says:

    Question: Do you have a problem with these baskets tipping off the hooks? I am thinking of hanging baskets over a heater in my mudroom for gloves in the winter. How easy will it be for my children to accidentally pop them off the hooks? My children are 7-9, so we are not talking toddlers.

    1. My girls are now 5 and 7 and have not had the baskets fall off once. I have even knocked my head on one standing up from the floor and they stayed put. I hope that helps!