Wooden crates not only have an appealing amount of rustic charm, they also have the ability to be your best organization mate. Such a mate should be used all around the house, don’t you think? At Organization Junkie, we think so too! So today we’ve got some great ideas to help you visualize some of the ways you can use wooden crates to organize your home. Stick around!
Where To Find Wooden Crates
You’re going to need some wooden crates, so luckily there are quite a few ways to get your hands on some. If you’ve got some scrap wood lying around, or a few wood pallets, it’s pretty easy to build your own. See Ana White for an easy wooden crate building guide to follow. If building your own isn’t your thing, you can buy them pretty reasonably at a number of places. Try this one from Amazon, or you might visit your local Michaels craft store.
How To Organize With Wooden Crates
Here’s a pretty simple idea that shows how versatile wooden crates are–just stack and configure them however you like. This idea shows how crates make a fabulously simple spot to organize your books, knickknacks, or other items. And you never have to leave them as they are. Paint them in any number of colors!
If you like the look of the unfinished wooden crates, you don’t have to do anything but stack them two or three high and use them to organize your vinyl records, CD’s or DVD collection. Another wooden crate is turned upside-down, put on wheels, and used as a small coffee table/ottoman. There are just so many ways to use them!
If you’ve got wood crates around, don’t buy any baskets and bins to organize your pantry. Use the crates! They’re the perfect mate for your potatoes and other produce, because they let plenty of air circulate through, but you can use them to organize dry goods, canned goods, or anything else.
Have you got a sofa with enough space to stash wooden crates underneath? You just gained a whole bunch of extra storage space for your throw pillows, blankets, or whatever else you need. Notice the crate in the corner decked out with cute green wheels? That makes the cutest little toy box!
These are just a few of the ways to use wooden crates as the ultimate organization mate. Did you like these ideas? Check out 10 DIY Pottery Barn-inspired organization systems!