Organizing with Old VHS Tape Boxes

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Drawer filled with VHS boxes.I collected a whole lot of old video tapes from our local community so they could be recycled by a firm in Bristol (UK). I saved some of the boxes as I thought I would be able to use them somehow.


I have recently moved into a new home and I have now put them to good use. I have my medications stored in some and camera leads, etc. in others, as well as, some other miscellany items. They all store neatly making items very easy to find. I just printed the label names onto an A4 sheet of paper then sellotaped them on the side of each case. They could easily be stored upright as well.

I wish I had saved more now as I can think of many more items I could use them for. My jewellery (one for bangles, one for rings, etc.) and some craft items for example.

I am sure many have already figured this organizing tip out, but I am glad I came to it now. Better late than never! :D

Open box sitting on top of others in drawer.
Peek into drawer of boxes.

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July 31, 20130 found this helpful

I would very much like to have additional ideas about utilizing VHS boxes.Our original movie collection was VHS and we still haven't liquidated them. So, how else might we use the containers?

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November 8, 20140 found this helpful

How about uses for the VHS tape itself : it is strong and flexible like a ribbon. I have used it in my vegetable garden tied from corner poles to mark the borders of my beds!

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June 18, 20170 found this helpful

I use mine for a secret stash vault. Mixed in with some others, no one is going to steal those. I have also made them into book ends by simply taping 4-5 together and covering with contact paper or fabric.


You have to of course be done watching them.

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February 7, 20210 found this helpful

I posted an idea some time ago about making a small cloche out of some see-through cases that our library threw out. It worked well - I still have them.
Marg from England.

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