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Made a Storage/Shelf With Plastic Crates for Daughters Room for $16

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I found these small plastic crates at the store Five Below for just $2 a piece.
They connect together with a small peg and hole and a snap on the sides.
To hang, I simply drilled a hole in the bottom of each crate, used an anchor and screw to attach to the wall and Viola! I would also recommend using a large flat metal washer behind the screw, since the plastic can crack, it will also add stability.
The hardest part was getting the stickers off the back. ;)
***For those that have expressed concern about the height of the crates, my house is a ranch and the upstairs ceilings are low. Two walls are slanted, so wall space is limited, I had to be creative. My daughter is almost 8 and is tall, so with the help of a small step stool, she can reach her toys. If your child is smaller, I would recommend hanging these crates lower.

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  • Sheila garza
    Sheila garza Irving, TX

    When I have connected crates I use plastic ties. The do not break and have to be clipped out. Pretty tight sand strong.

  • Robin M
    Robin M Albany, OR

    This is one of the most clever ideas I have seen yet! I'm thinking a book tower in my master bedroom. Go vertical!

  • UdyRegan
    UdyRegan Australia

    Storage bins are the easiest to work with especially when you have an empty wall to work as a canvas. I had also thought of the plastic crates cracking when I first saw your post but now I have taken note to fix a washer at the back of the screw.

  • Cathy hughes
    Cathy hughes Rock Springs, WY

    Great ideas 🙂

  • Cindi Limburg

    Love this idea for more than just the kids room. What about your sewing room. I love all the creative people out there that have the ability to come up with these GREAT ideas. THANK YOU for sharing with the world. Happy Holidays to all

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