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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.

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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

  • Holly Brady
    Holly Brady Chesapeake, VA
    on Sep 7, 2012

    i love this idea however i will have to put at lower level for my youngest to get to. dont want to encourage climbing if not necessary!

  • Susan G
    Susan G Zeeland, MI
    on Sep 7, 2012

    wow this is the answer to my Granddaughters room.

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

    my son Tiger has a tiger collection since birth (50 stuffed animals at least) hes now 15 but he loves them still, he doesnt touch them any more, so this idea would work perfectly for him, side note* his room is decorated in a wild animal print theme, perfrct for his age and incorperates his tigers beautifully

  • Jennifer Adams Horsley
    Jennifer Adams Horsley Mishawaka, IN
    on Sep 7, 2012

    Actually, this is a WONDERFUL idea for my scrapbooking supplies!!

  • Rhonda Conlin
    Rhonda Conlin Canada
    on Sep 7, 2012

    What an awesome idea!

  • Bert burnett
    Bert burnett Dutton, MT
    on Sep 7, 2012

    cooking spray is alo good for removing labels I like the idea of the baskets being higher. when your child wants to get something new that would be the time to teach putting the other stuff back,so Mom could use that before getting something else down.. seems to me kids never get the concept of putting stuff away

  • Amanda M
    Amanda M Bethlehem, GA
    on Sep 7, 2012

    This is a good idea for that wierd space between my pc monitor and the wall. This can store games, storage disks, speakers, and be a place to display lightweight cha-cha's.

  • Melanie VeoFontaine
    Melanie VeoFontaine
    on Sep 7, 2012

    Blowdryer gets stickers off... And I love the idea, I just agree, would need to bring it down lower for my youger son. Up higher would work for my preteen, though...

  • Kathy F
    Kathy F Auburn, CA
    on Sep 7, 2012

    It is a great idea for those things that you don't want to get rid of, decorating with toys is a wonderful idea no matter how tall things are

  • Joni
    Joni Seward, NE
    on Sep 7, 2012

    you could put the opening on the top and put them on the wall at a lower level and fill them with stuffed animals.

  • Jeanette freeze
    Jeanette freeze Purdy, MO
    on Sep 7, 2012

    easy ..cost great,,have to try in my hobby room iam fixing since retired now,,ty

  • Kathie taylor
    Kathie taylor Largo, FL
    on Sep 7, 2012

    Very clever!!!!

  • RoxyM
    RoxyM Minneapolis, MN
    on Sep 7, 2012

    This is a GREAT idea! How clever.

  • Diane S
    Diane S Wantagh, NY
    on Sep 7, 2012

    You can't tell from the picture, but the windows are low on the wall and not average size. My daughter is 8 and tall, so with a low step stool she can get the toys. If your child is small, I would recommend hanging lower. Thanks for the positive comments.

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

    I see the ceiling tho

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