(Closed) Longaberger fans….wtf do you do with all the baskets?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hahah! Maybe you could start a gift basket business! SHIT! 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

get rid of them!

have fi tell her your allergies are really bad and you have to get rid of them because they’re dust traps.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Kitzy, nice thinkin!!! Dust trap! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

eBay?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could ask that if she is going to get you baskets anyways, that she get a certain number of the same design. That way you could use them for storage on shelves. They also make great storage for children’s toys.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

My mother also used to sell them! There are hundreds around my parents’ house! Their living room has high ceilings with beams across so most of the baskets are sitting on those beams. Otherwise she uses them for everything, garbage cans, napkin holders, magazine racks, soap and towel holders, etc etc. I don’t know how she does it, but it never looks like they are buried in baskets.

That being said, maybe she needs a little nudge about your personal taste? Seems like an odd gift to give someone all the time!

Post # 9
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Newbee

can you put them in a guest room/bath? Seems like a few could get stashed on nightstands, two next to the toilet, one under the sink…

Also, I like SB’s idea of using them for “light” garbage in the living room/bedroom/bathroom/etc.

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t know what longaberger was, so I just looked it up.  Kinda pricey, by the looks of it.  So, my suggestion is to sell them.  Why not make a few bucks? You could put it towards the wedding. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

My mom sells Longaberger too, hahaha, there are friggin’ baskets everywhere. Thankfully I am successfully limited the number of baskets she has given me. I love my giant Picnic basket, but I don’t have/want anymore. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Longaberger is huge here in Ohio, well thats bc they are here. Sell them, there are people that go crazy for them! I don’t think they are worth it honestly.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom LOVES Longaberger and probably has 100+ baskets throughout her house.  There are a lot of places you can put them where they aren’t obtrusive to your other decor/style.  Both my mom and I have kitchen cabinets with space above them so she has a bunch of baskets up there, spare towels in the bathrooms can go in baskets, knick-knacks or pens on a desk can go in a basket, she has a basket that holds napkins, one under the coffee table for magazines, one on the stairs where you can put things that need to be taken up on your next trip, etc.  It probably wouldn’t fit your style if you aren’t a basket fan, but she also has a “basket tree” in one room that holds about 8-10 different baskets.

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