The Famous Wall-Mounted Wire Basket

October 23, 2012

Remember this little picture? It appeared in my mail organization post last week if for some reason you live busy lives outside this blog and missed it (how could you?)

Yeah, well that little picture caused quite the stir in the interwebs; the biggest stir, in fact, that this blog has had to date. Stats soared, hundreds of people pinned. And just a harmless little wire mailbox, whodathunk it not me.

Point being, I received a great deal of interest in the photo, and more specifically, where one might purchase the wire basket featured therein. And while I can’t connect you directly to the retailer of that very basket because I Live Simply not Psychically, I did what any devoted blogger would do– spent a good few hours sourcing similar products for you.

[In case you hadn’t picked up on it at this point, this post is all about this silly wire basket and if you don’t care about that, not much is going to change here today and so I say, “carry on,” and always “come back tomorrow PLEASE).]

Here, then, are a lot of wire baskets for purchase:

Stillmore 3-Door Container

Ryan Wall Storage Unit

Ryan Wire Baskets

Lone Elm Studios Metal Wall Basket

Wooden Wall Bracket With Wire Baskets

PE Collection 3 Pocket Organizer

The Famous Wall-Mounted Wire Basket :: Live Simply by AnnieVintage Wall Pocket

Wire Wall Storage Bins

House Doctor- Vintage Wire Mail Box

Uniche Interior Furnishings- Zinc Wire Letter Basket

Storewell Wall Storage Shelf

Hopefully, if you had any interest at all in scooping one of these up, I’ve made your life a little easier… perhaps, dare I say it, I’ve helped you Live Simply.

And if you just liked the look of the thing in the photo but had no intention of buying it, well then, mazel tov, I’ve given you more treats on which your eyes can feast.

And if you don’t give two hoots about the basket or the photo or the mail and you still managed to make it this far, then: thank you. I probably owe you a pinky finger or something.

K bye!



Annie Traurig was born with the ability to see order through clutter. As a child, she spent playdates organizing friends’ closets and packing their duffle bags for summer camp.

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  1. Emily | Recently on October 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Ha ha, I think I pinned it too! I often wonder what in the world makes the masses go crazy for one thing over another. Apparently people love a good wire basket! 🙂

  2. Dawn {The Alternative Wife} on October 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Haha you are too good to us! Thanks for all the research, Annie. Some fabulous options here 🙂 xoxo

  3. Anna @ IHOD on October 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    You are awesome for finding these alternatives! I am obsessed with the PBTeen version!
    Thanks chica!

  4. sunny on October 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I pinned it…. and looked at why I did that… It’s the writing on the label that is the perfect touch and sets the baskets apart from other baskets. Is the writing a font you use? or your own penmanship?

    It’s beautiful and is the reason I had to save the photo via pinterest and on my laptop. 🙂

  5. Jen on March 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Found you via pinterest in trying to find the basket so you have help simply life for me!!! Thanks!!

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  10. Tracey on April 25, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Any ideas on how to hang them on the wall? Thanks

    • Annie on April 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

      I would say it depends on which one you go with, but you can’t go wrong with wall anchors and screws!

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