Monday, June 30, 2008

Storage on the Cheap

blueberry crates and cats

I've been buying lots of blueberries at my local farmers market - the season is short, and they're so good - and good for me, too. Last week I bought two crates, since it was the last chance to buy this season.

2 blueberry crates, stacked, holding office supplies

And then I realized what wonderful storage containers these stacking crates make.

2 blueberry crates with office supplies, unstacked

As you can see, they are holding some of my spare office supplies. These stay in cabinets in the garage, so I sure don't need anything fancy.

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Anonymous said...

Great tip, and I love blueberries too!

Anonymous said...


I do something similar; a local wine boutique has wooden wine crates they resell for $5.00; once in a while, they will give them away--free. Some of the boxes have lids and rope handles; they not only look pretty but they last forever and hold heavy stuff.

In addition, cigar shops have very unique wooden boxes. At our house, we keep our spare change in them, eyelasses in them, remotes in them, etc. The [wooden] cigar boxes come in a variety of shapes and sizes with neat clasps and hinges. I love them for "storage on the cheap."

Jeri Dansky said...

Geralin, the wine crates and cigar boxes sound great. If you send along some pictures, I'll include them in a follow-up post.