Has anyone found an inexpensive solution to those neat little fabric or woven basket type storage bins that go so nicely on shelving? I need a bunch of them, but they are a minimum of $6.00 plus each. I have some nice dark wood book shelves that I need to use for storage of all kinds of odds and ends. I want it to look uncluttered because the shelves are in our office/guest room. Has anyone found a good inexpensive source or solution?
By MT from FL
I found them at the dollar tree!
I use boxes covered with contact paper ($2.00 at Dollar General) or glue scrap fabric to the boxes. I've made patchwork looking boxes and solid color boxes.
Check your local dollar store. Mine has cloth ones in various colors that are packaged collapsed down and you insert a heavy cardboard bottom (included) into if after you open it up.
Some more visually colorful ideas:
1. I bought a nice decorative photo box from family dollar for $5.
2. Use plastic shoe boxes ($1 each at Dollar Tree) with scrap book paper glued or taped on the side facing out. Dollar Tree has a large selection of baskets you can alter.
3. Perhaps wrap cardboard or shoe boxes in nice scrapbook, contact (shelf-liner) paper, or wrapping paper.
4. Shop the thrift stores in search of some great bargains! Go on half-off days!
How about old shoe boxes? Check around your house. You may have old shoe boxes or other kinds of boxes you are not currently using. If you don't like how plain they look, get out some craft paints, glitter, etc. and decorate them up a bit. Also, check stores like Big Lots. I see stuff like this at our Big Lots all the time and I don't think they are $6.00.
Check at your thrift stores. They usually have baskets of every shape ane size you might be able to use. And they aren't very expensive either.
They have many types of things like this at inexpensive places like interior supplies(Im in S.F. ,CA)& in stores with misc. types of home/beauty supplies,a good one being "Bed & bath", where a lot of smak\ll crafts & wicker, hanging, stackable boxed & little cabinets you can hang in any room to store misc. inside a compartment w/door/sliding shelves,etc.
I recommend Bed & Bath!
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