Out of plastic Totes (8-13 gal) , ideas for organizing/repurposing?

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My husband and I need to organize and beautify our bedroom but we don't have dressers or chests. We do however have quite a few plastic storage containers (Totes) ranging in size from 8 - 15 gallon. Any ideas on repurposing them or just advice on making the most out of our closet (Sliding doors) would be appreciated.
q out of plastic totes 8 13 gal ideas for organizing repurposing
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q out of plastic totes 8 13 gal ideas for organizing repurposing
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  • Dani Hyde Dani Hyde on Jul 23, 2017
    buy your selves some drawers or find an old dresser on side of road and fix it up. Or make a storage area. Or book cases (I know you said you don't have any. But it's garage sale time and people just toss stuff out to the curb. I've found super cute things on the side of the road.. anyways)
    i hate totes. They seem to clutter up an area in no time.
    I say take everything out of the bedroom and gonthough everything better. What u don't want/need any more. Winter, summer, spring:fall. What you don't need put bottom of closet (if you don't like my book case idea down below) maybe or another part of house
    Closet. Can't see the Inside. Hang up what you must. Then maybe use a short book case. You can fold pants and place them on the shelves. Bottom area can be for shoes. If you have a shelf up top. Blankets and extra pillows unless you get yourself a chest - which I prefer then their not falling down on you when you go to grab one.
    Bed. What kind of bed do you have?? My bed has drawers (grandfather built this bed and I love the use of area for storage). My sheets and blankets go under it also. Dunno if any of your totes will fit under your bed. Tote lids you can put under bed and stack stuff on. You just slide them out when you want something. Just stack or place nicely don't toss stuff under there.
    Keep a tote or something out for dirty laundry.
    That small table. Bedside table?? Or put your jewelry or whatnot on there with a mirror above it somewhere in the room
    my house has no closets besides the baby room which was built into the room. I luckily have my grandfathers bed and my gmas dressers and chest. But in collage I did some of my suggestions or I am doing it in my kids room (book shelves)

  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Jul 23, 2017
    People give away dressers on Craigslist all the time.

  • Bennett Conn-Tipler Bennett Conn-Tipler on Jul 23, 2017
    Thanks so much!

  • Kathleen Rice Kathleen Rice on Jul 23, 2017
    Wow this is something I am really awesome at figuring out and coming up with crazy ideas of how to make things work in situations such as this. Would be so much easier if I were there in person. Yet, I would take tubs stack them in sides and put something between each tub so as tub is level and put your clothes inside. I could come up with some other ideas for you.

  • Moi4499649 Moi4499649 on Jul 24, 2017
    Buy thrift store suitcases, use name tag for labeling, easy mobile storage without lifting, voila!