Asked on Jun 18, 2018

I want to use unwanted milkcrates to create a storage space in garage.

IdaCynthia HJoy Elizabeth
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My budget is very limited, using things that are available. Just trying to organize my garage. Thanks

10 answers
  • Donna
    on Jun 18, 2018

    use cable ties to hook them together. you can stack them vertical or horizontal. if you want to put them on the wall , you can use hooks to screw in the wall and hang the crates. Easy Peary!

    • Ida
      on Jun 19, 2018

      Thank you for the input. This is something I have wanted to do and you instructions made my confidence level rise. Thank you for your help.
  • Donna
    on Jun 18, 2018

    Easy Peary!
  • Donna
    on Jun 18, 2018

    Easy Peazy
  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on Jun 18, 2018

    First get rid of all that you don't use, keep only what you need, so you have room to park your vehicles in the garage. Use sturdy boxes, you get free at Costco, diaper boxes, many liquor stores will give away boxes, if you want to get fancy, paint them to match, late summer stores like Target or Walmart discount the plastic storage bins with lids, watch for Home Depot to have a sale on metal storage racks, or look for used ones, even a baker's rack would work , you don't have to do all at once, as the boxes are found, utilize them.
    • Ida
      on Jun 19, 2018

      Thank you for your suggestions.
      I prefer the milk crates to boxes. however I will keep boxes as a alternative backup. thank you again.
  • Sharon
    on Jun 19, 2018

    Hard to find milkcrate giveways anymore, but if you can get them, I've stacked them using zip ties to hold them together, and fasten to the wall as you would a bookcase with an earthquake fastner to prevent tip over. Put the heaviest stuff on the bottom.
  • Joy Elizabeth
    on Jun 19, 2018

    Cable ties are a great idea! I love the idea of DIY garage shelving with milk crates. They would be easy to anchor to the wall too with the hooks so the shelving unit you build doesn't accidentally fall over.
  • Cynthia H
    on Jun 19, 2018

    You could connect the crates with zipties.
  • Ida
    on Jun 19, 2018

    What is an earthquake fastener?
  • Ida
    on Jun 19, 2018

    Great ideas, thanks again.
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