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Frugal Storage Solutions

Frugal Storage Solutions

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To make frugal storage, take a jumbo cereal box and glue a smaller cereal box inside that one. Decorate with nice fabric. and you have storage for papers and things.

Cereal box storage covered with green and white fabric

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March 19, 2013

Being a Grandma gives me the excuse to have a lot of crayons and markers around. To keep everything in storage, I use clear leftover strawberry containers. They even lock on the ends. You can also very easily stack them.

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Like most homemakers, I was always buying Tupperware or some store type of food storage containers. And like most people, I was always losing the lids. So there I was with containers and no way to seal them.

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I scarfed these cake containers from my grandson's recent party. For this one, I now keep all my articles and magazines to read during quiet time, commercials, or any time I have some time to read.

Recycle Cake Pan for Storage

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I was trying to figure out how to keep my pantry dry and thought about the old fashioned 1 gallon glass jars. I took a trip in to my local grocery store to see if I could get some at the deli. I ended up with 1 Gallon plastic salad dressing containers.

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I save the packages from blankets and sheet sets (the nice ones with zippers) and use them to store all kinds of things that need to be kept clean and dry.

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I keep all of the large size plastic jars that cheese balls come in. I like to keep little things in them. Here is a picture of one I put an old calendar picture in.

Decorated Storage Jar

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If you're not agile enough for a cabin bed, but you really could use the extra storage - consider sleeping in the bottom bunk of bunk beds, and storing your boxes up top. You can even dress the bunks up as a four poster, thus niftily disguising all the bits and pieces stashed overhead.

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You can cover many smooth containers with decorative Con-Tact or wrapping paper and fill them with homemade cookies or candy for gifts.

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My son purchased a pantry for the apartment. It is the kind that comes in a box to be assembled at home. Last weekend, he put a lot of his collection of books inside the cabinet.

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I found that all the old school backpacks can be put to use as storage for under the bed and in corners of bookcases and such. They look nice and they can hold a number of things in them.

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I have very little counter space. So I raised the microwave up with fabric- covered cans. That left some room underneath and that led to this little tip.

Several containers stored in a wire basket that pushes under the microwave.

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Being in a small place, I am lucky to have a pantry. But, sometimes even I have too much. Consolidating things can really help, until you forget where something is. Ever do that?

Mixing bowl stacked so that both handles show.

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January 6, 2005

I use colorful cloth or plastic tote bags as storage for many things: reusable plastic bags, bits of fabrics and trims, travel items, scarves and shawls, gloves and mittens. I hang the bags from cute racks or pegs so they look nice. Most of the bags are purchased from thrift stores or from department stores. By Ann

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I doubt anyone ever said that they have too much storage space! Yesterday, I was getting a little reorganized for the change of seasons, and had an idea to make some storage space in my small laundry room. I have front loading machines that sit about 6 to 8 inches away from the back wall to accommodate hoses and vents.

storage crates behind a washer and dryer for storage.

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July 6, 2011

What are the best XL and XXL bags available? Space Bags have received terrible reviews. Why haven't any of the other companies stepped up to fill the void?

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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.

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