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


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.
Finished shelf
individual crate
Connected crates
hole drilled in bottom
added large metal washer for stability.
Finished shelf
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  • Tori
    on Sep 27, 2017

    How did you get them level?
  • Crystal Thursby
    on Aug 21, 2018

    What is the size of each crate? Also, where did you find them that fit so well by snapping together? Oh my. I'm having a difficult time finding any around for $2. This is absolutely perfect I'm thinking 3 baskets above and 3 baskets down one side and 3 baskets down another and place a mirror in the middle? For an 8 year old, may have to do 4 to get the heighth necessary, I'll wait to hear the size of the baskets, great great idea!! Thanks so much.

  • Alyssa Giles
    on Jul 5, 2019

    What sort of screws did you use to drill this into the wall with? Thank you in advance!

    • Diane S
      on Jul 6, 2019

      Drywall anchor screws and I added a washer for support.

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