We went to North Carolina this weekend to see my parents and came back home to find nests full of eggs. Mama gave me one of her God's eye baskets to use to collect eggs. It is the perfect size.
I've recently started storing my eggs on the counter (or rather, in the back part of my pantry) after reading about the perfection of homegrown eggs. You can learn more about why this works here: http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2012/06/handling-and-storing-eggs.html. Because our chickens produce an average of 4 dozen eggs a week (I sell 3 of those to other mamas at our preschool), freeing up my fridge has been a good thing. I still wash and refrigerate the eggs that are overly dirty.