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Platinum Elfa Shelf Basket

  • Platinum Elfa Shelf Basket
  • Elfa Ventilated Shelf Basket
  • Platinum Elfa Shelf Basket
  • Elfa Ventilated Shelf Basket
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Platinum Elfa Shelf Basket


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Available only at The Container Store, our Platinum Elfa Shelf Baskets round up wayward items like socks, hosiery, and accessories in the closet; produce in the pantry; or balls, skates, and bags of potting soil, charcoal or fertilizer in the garage. Mount them with Platinum Elfa Ventilated Shelf Brackets. They can be joined to create larger storage areas.
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  • 16" x 2' x 3-5/8" h

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Platinum Elfa Shelf Basket is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Pantry - What a Dream! My pantry closet was a disaster. It had few shelves and that meant that cans, boxes of food, storage and serving items were piled on top of each other. A disaster when trying to find things. I had the Container store replace the shelving in my pantry with Elfa open shelves and shelf baskets. What a difference! I can now easily access everything; everything has a place; and the closet now holds more than it did previously, including paper products that were previously stored elsewhere. I still smile each time I open the door! Thank you for the excellent system, the great installer, and your design work!
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool with the dividers Installed these in master closet with lower rod beneath it. You can get the dividers to create compartments for those smaller items that don't stack well. They even have dividers with walnut accents to match the elfa decor shelf trim. See photo.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Solution I bought this basket to organize socks & underwear in a walk in closet. Originally I designed this closet area for hanging, but with a simple purchase and a few minutes I changed hanging into divided storage. I love the elfa system.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of Options I have been an Elfa fan for several years but this is the first time I have purchased the shelf basket. I found many uses for it, and like the 'divider' (and end caps) options of clear plastic or decor. I purchased three of these baskets and each serves a different purpose: 1) small clear boxes containing jewelry sets; 2) shoes - specifically flip-flops; 3) desk stuff such as notecards and envelopes, small boxes, wallets. Additionally they were easy to install.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captive organization The shelf baskets work great for quilt projects I want to keep contained with limited access. I use them for projects I'm not repeatedly pulling off the shelf.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! One more great thing that Elfa does! Very convenient and helpful to be able to keep hard to store items that might be better in a drawer on a shelf the closet when there is no where else to put them.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great baskets Great baskets. Very useful. Would like it if they came in 20 in. Gave it 4 starts
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these!! These are great in my utility room! The are strong and can hold a lot. I love them and plan on doing more closets with them
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storage solution great shelving option, good to store smaller / larger items without the risk of falling from shelfs when moving thngs around.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best organization for pantry These shelves help to organize the kids snacks so they have lots of choices of healthy snacks by using the dividers. Our pantry looks nice and quickly find good choices.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot live without! The Shelf Baskets are genius! We built a pantry closet under the stairs in our tiny (yet lovable) town home. We are super tight on space so we need to be creative. These baskets were a lifesaver. They hold so much more than a flat shelf would since you're not worried about things falling off the front or the back or the sides. I especially like that you can divide up your shelf easily. I am an organizational freak and this shelf is great. I also generally recommend the Elfa System and Container Store. The best is knowing that an employee is there to help you figure out exactly what you need and customize this seemingly stock system to fit your exact space and organizational needs. THANKS CONTAINER STORE!!!!!
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basket Dividers Easy to install once you figure from back and top from bottom. Isolated sections well.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unconventional Use I used the 2' long platinum shelf basket as a way to store cutting boards under our upper cabinets in the kitchen because they wouldn't fit anywhere else. The only complaint I have, and it's not even about the product itself, is that the Container Store doesn't have any sort of fastener that would be helpful. We ended up rigging something together which is okay unless someone looks at it directly from below.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Miracle Of The Wire Freezer Basket The wire freezer baskets #10009010 saved me from an irate Mom who hates clutter, but most importantly, from the prospect of eating out of date or frost bitten food. My freezer was totally unorganized and the food rarely rotated for food safety and freshness, Items often would fall onto the floor upon opening the door. After installing the freezer baskets, i can find everything i need at a glance. All of the items are secure and i can easily see my inventory. The oldest frozen food is now eaten first saving me a lot of money by not having to throw out and replace what was freezer burned. The baskets were inexpensive, durable, and completely flexible for all types of frozen foods. Everything is now organized and safe. It is a miracle for the freezer!
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Works great, just what I needed to organize my closet
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shelf Baskets Great, sturdy product. I bought these and modified them to be used in a wooden wall unit to hold DVD's, three across. Looks great and works really well, allowing storage of 3 times as many per shelf.
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for spices and the small stuff Got this to corral spices for a kitchen cupboard, terrific purchase!
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from elfa Shelf Basket is Great Helps contain dish towels, cloths, etc. Watch the online video to see how to install shelving correctly, it makes all the difference.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected hit! When my closet designer suggested I added a shelf basket in place of a regular shelf (above some drawers), I was not very excited. I went along with it because it was an inexpensive piece and I knew I could swap it. But I couldn't imagine what I'd use it for... I'm now in the process of changing all the shelving across my lower hang to shelf baskets. They are SO nice! What would normally be wasted space between upper and lower hang/drawers/shoe racks now stores my belts, clutches/wristlets, ball caps, wraps and scarves. I even have a small section for my dog's sweaters. These baskets aren't as exciting as my drawers or gliding shoe storage. But in terms of making good use of dead space, they are the the smartest thing I (well, my designer) did.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product I use this in my laundry room to store various dryer sheets and detergents.
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to Elfa configurations I love these little baskets. The are nice and shallow so everything is easy to see. We used them for clothes, socks and undies in my kids closets. I like that they can be divided into any size compartments. It would be even better if they had sides without adding a divider to create a side.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the Garage These baskets (and dividers) keep everything in its place. Fabulous complement to my garage shelving unit.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from eliminate the need for dressers We live in a townhouse, so the space in my boys' bedroom is limited. When I organized their closet with the Elfa system I installed these shelf baskets instead of standard shelfs. These shelf baskets allowed me to remove their dresser from their room, which gave them more play space.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The shelf basket was a great addition to my bathroom shelf system. It was the perfect Elfa product to contain all of the tipsy bottles that manage to collect in bathrooms.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenience of a shelf without things rolling off I really love the shelf baskets. I can stack my roly-poly items without fearing they'll fall off the shelf.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful alternative to shelves I found the shelf basket useful for items that are rolled up (like rugs) or items that tend to roll (like baseballs and basketballs)!
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Elfa product I do one closet every year. This year we are expecting a baby and decided to do the nursery closet with an elfa system. When I saw these baskets I had to have them. They are great. They were easy to install and along with the spacers this makes a great elfa system feature. I actually bought some extra baskets to add to previously built elfa closets I already have since it works so well. One i have storing Toilet paper and bathroom cleaning supplies, another I have holding diapers and diapering supplies, and another I have holding socks and underwear. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2011-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for kids' rooms We have used elfa shelving in every closet in the house, and even changed a few around when we rearranged rooms. Super easy. We tried one Shelf Basket in the kid's room and will get more. It keeps slinky sports jerseys and string bags in place and not on the floor, and lets him store all kinds of bags and balls and junk kids acquire without everything falling out.
Date published: 2011-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cheaper Alternative to Drawers This is a nice, cheaper alternative to getting drawers, especially if you have a sliding-door closet. The one con about this is that it makes it harder to change shelving placement because the basket covers up more notches.
Date published: 2010-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ELFA ROCKS! I've been using ELFA for at least 2 decades and absolutely love the product. I have sold custom closets in the past, but prefer these due to their adaptability--reconfigure when your needs change. For those of you who think they're "expensive," I beg to differ. Why pay to store your items offsite and pay monthly fees when, for the price of ELFA, you can adapt your closets at home to house the items you treasure. You can store so many more items in one closet with the use of ELFA than you can with simple, permanently placed shelves. Plus, for those who are mechanically challenged and are afraid to use a drill, the freestanding units are amazing!
Date published: 2010-05-20
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Community Q&A

Can you mount these next to each other, sharing a bracket?

Asked by: Bonita Ann
Yes, multiple Shelf Baskets can be mounted in a single row sharing a single bracket between each shelf.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-03-30

Is this basket made in a wider version?

Asked by: Bluewater House
We apologize, at this time we do not make this basket in a wider size.
Answered by: Hcordray
Date published: 2021-03-08

Does this come in a smaller size? I have an elfa shelving in the garage and my elfa shelf basket is about 12in... I ordered the one available on the website only to find out that it was bigger than the rest of the shelf baskets

Asked by: Tes I
We do apologize, this does not come in a smaller size.
Answered by: Hcordray
Date published: 2021-03-07

what goes on the wall to hang this basket

Asked by: varden
You will need 2 Platinum Elfa Ventilated Shelf Brackets, 2 Platinum Elfa Easy Hang Standards, and 1 Platinum Elfa Easy Hang Top Track all items can be found under elfa components (framework). Thank you for your question. We hope this helps.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-02-25

is it 16in by 18.5in? if so what size bracket fits this?

Asked by: Tiffynoq
The Shelf Baskets work with the 16" Elfa Ventilated & Decor Wire Shelf Brackets, shown here:
Answered by: DJones
Date published: 2021-02-09

Why can't I get this in an 18" width anymore?

Asked by: clarkdb2
Currently, our 16" x 2' Elfa Shelf Baskets are the only size available. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-01-29

Are sides available for purchase for this shelf?

The picture looks like there is a side attached to the sides of the basket.
Asked by: LeighB
Yes, Elfa Shelf Basket Dividers can be used as dividers as well as ends. Please see product recommendation below.
Answered by: TheContainerStore
Date published: 2020-06-20

Cut to size

Can these be cut to size?
Asked by: LTOP
We do not recommend cutting to size. The Platinum Elfa Shelf Basket is meant to go on brackets 2' apart.
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-04-03
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