Asked on Jun 18, 2018

I want to use unwanted milkcrates to create a storage space in garage.

by Ida
My budget is very limited, using things that are available. Just trying to organize my garage. Thanks

  10 answers
  • Donna Donna on Jun 18, 2018
    use cable ties to hook them together. you can stack them vertical or horizontal. if you want to put them on the wall , you can use hooks to screw in the wall and hang the crates. Easy Peary!

    • Ida Ida on Jun 18, 2018
      Thank you for the input. This is something I have wanted to do and you instructions made my confidence level rise. Thank you for your help.

  • Donna Donna on Jun 18, 2018
    Easy Peary!

  • Donna Donna on Jun 18, 2018
    Easy Peazy

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jun 18, 2018
    First get rid of all that you don't use, keep only what you need, so you have room to park your vehicles in the garage. Use sturdy boxes, you get free at Costco, diaper boxes, many liquor stores will give away boxes, if you want to get fancy, paint them to match, late summer stores like Target or Walmart discount the plastic storage bins with lids, watch for Home Depot to have a sale on metal storage racks, or look for used ones, even a baker's rack would work , you don't have to do all at once, as the boxes are found, utilize them.

    • Ida Ida on Jun 18, 2018
      Thank you for your suggestions.
      I prefer the milk crates to boxes. however I will keep boxes as a alternative backup. thank you again.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 18, 2018
    Hard to find milkcrate giveways anymore, but if you can get them, I've stacked them using zip ties to hold them together, and fasten to the wall as you would a bookcase with an earthquake fastner to prevent tip over. Put the heaviest stuff on the bottom.

  • Joy Elizabeth Joy Elizabeth on Jun 18, 2018
    Cable ties are a great idea! I love the idea of DIY garage shelving with milk crates. They would be easy to anchor to the wall too with the hooks so the shelving unit you build doesn't accidentally fall over.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 18, 2018
    You could connect the crates with zipties.

  • Ida Ida on Jun 18, 2018
    What is an earthquake fastener?

  • Ida Ida on Jun 19, 2018
    Great ideas, thanks again.