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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 Neat Clean Looking and Easy To Install We've owned Elfa storage products for years and when we moved to a condo we had to leave our storage system behind. Bought the basket as part of a small garage storage area to get some started there. All the pieces were easy to install, very well made, and look great in the garage. I've since bought a larger system for the garage and complete new shelving for my personal closet. Love it and don't see anything readily available of this quality and appearance.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a better system! I've just finished my third Elfa project…and Iove it. We did our walk-in clothes closet, my laundry room closet and now my walk-in pantry….everything is organized, clean and I smile every time I stand and admire what Elfa offers.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to laundry room These work brilliantly. They are sturdy, and the basket form keeps things securely on the shelf.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Elfa has worked out great in our laundry room!! Truly perfect for looks and organization!
Date published: 2014-05-15
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
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Community Q&A

Can the shelf baskets be cut to a custom length?

Asked by: amdg2011
Yes. It follows the same guidelines as the regular ventilated shelf.
Answered by: KimDC
Date published: 2018-05-19

Can the Walnut elfa décor Fascia be put onto this?

Would it be possible to put the Walnut elfa décor Fascia on this? If so how because it doesn't specify in the directions.
Asked by: mkoki
They have updated the product line and fascia can be mounted to the shelf baskets now.
Answered by: Smarty
Date published: 2017-02-25

What is the standard spacing between baskets?

Asked by: Agingfashionably
Our elfa Shelf Baskets can be as little as 1" apart, but the most common spacing is about 6" for access to the contents of the lower Basket.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-02-23

What's happened to various sizes of this basket?

Does it no longer come in 36" length and 12" depth?
Asked by: Dmitriy
Currently, our 16" x 2' Elfa Shelf Baskets are the only size available.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-02-07

What labeling system can you use for these?

Use this with dividers in my pantry. Would like to put a label on the different rows it creates. Do any of your elfa labeling systems work for this?
Asked by: DMWA
Our Elfa Ventilated Wire Shelf Label Holders are ideal for indicating what goes where so it is easily found and returned to each Elfa Shelf Basket. A link to them can be found on this product page or just below..
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-02-08

20" size

When is this available?
Asked by: Jaghag87
Our shelf baskets only come in a 12" or a 16" depth, not a 20" depth.
Answered by: mmbriscoe
Date published: 2013-10-22

Translucent liners?

Do the translucent liners fit these baskets?
Asked by: k2nice
They do! If you need a custom-fit, you can cut the liners with regular scissors.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-04-28

what is the width? Is it the standard shelf size?

Asked by: BecBK
We offer this product in a 24'' width, and a 36'' width. It comes in a 12'' depth, as well as a 16'' depth. Unlike our elfa ventilated shelves, the elfa shelf baskets cannot be custom cut.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2014-01-10
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