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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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  • Wanda
    Wanda Tampa, FL
    on Sep 6, 2012

    very clever!

  • Judy C
    Judy C Bennington, NE
    on Sep 7, 2012

    Cute idea if all the toys & things are just to look at, otherwise how can she get the toys down? Pretty high up for a little girl.

  • Anna Byrd-Chaffin
    Anna Byrd-Chaffin
    on Sep 7, 2012

    finger nail polish will remove any kinda of stickers from plastic. ;)

    • Polly Zieper
      Polly Zieper Fort Lauderdale, FL
      on Jan 27, 2014

      @Anna Byrd-Chaffin not nail polish, but nail polish remover-but be VERY CAREFUL!!!Its like bleach, it will remove the color of anything it spills on.

  • Vicki Wagner
    Vicki Wagner Thompson, PA
    on Sep 7, 2012

    Done at a child's height would be more functional.

  • Tina M
    Tina M Fort Lauderdale, FL
    on Sep 7, 2012

    <3 it though I would make a shelf to put them on so you could remove them at will

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