Creative Storage Idea: DIY Organization With a Wire Hanger Hack
Are you tired of seeing plastic containers without lids or clips cluttering your space? Well, I had one of those lonely bins and instead of saying goodbye to it, I came up with a creative storage idea.
Today, I will take you step by step on my journey of creating DIY hanging basket storage.
You probably already have everything you need for this craft at home which means this project is completely free!
Tools and Materials:
- Lidless plastic container
- Wire hanger
- Cutting tool
- Wardrobe space
1. Prepare the Bin
If your plastic container has clips, start by removing all of them.
2. Cut the Wire Hanger
Take a wire hanger and cut it in the center.
3. Slide the Hanger Through
Now, slide the cut sides of the hanger through the holes in the box. Begin by inserting one side at a time through all four holes on each side of the box.
If your box had clips, you'll have four holes on each side once the hooks are removed. My holes were spacious enough to accommodate two wires in each hole.
For boxes without holes, you can easily create your own using a hot tool or a sharp pointed object, like a wood-burning tool.
4. Adjust and Maneuver the Wire
Manipulate the wire hanger as needed to ensure a snug fit inside the box.
Wire hangers are a great choice for this project because they are easy to maneuver and come with a built-in hook at the top.
5. Hang It Up
Once the wire is in place and adjusted to your liking, take it over to a wardrobe and hang it up.
I placed mine in a seasonal wardrobe, making use of the extra hanging space. I am going to store additional bedding since my linen closet is bursting at the seams.
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I'm thinking of wrapping it in rope, but perhaps you have a more exciting idea for me? Let me know in the comments!