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

Diane S
by Diane S
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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.
Finished shelf
individual crate
Connected crates
hole drilled in bottom
added large metal washer for stability.
Finished shelf
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  • Crystal Thursby 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 Alyssa Giles on Jul 05, 2019

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

  • Patty Gill Shaver Patty Gill Shaver on Jan 13, 2024

    I'm sorry, I just don't understand how they're attached together. Do they actually snap together?

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