Get Organized with Budget-Friendly Crate Storage Shelves

We’re 2 gals who feel like there is no such thing as being too organized. It’s simply not possible. And we truly believe that the best way to be organized & STAY ORGANIZED, is to give everything a designated spot to call “home.” Today’s project can help do just that!

How to DIY easy crate storage.
When the WGN-TV show Weekend Workbench asked us to come up with a simple organization home hack, we immediately thought of using crates for some seriously easy storage. We had seen wood crates & binder clips used for various DIY projects around the internet (like here by one of our fav bloggers). So we thought we should give it a go and see if it really is as easy as it looks.How to use crates to up your storage game. Spoiler Alert: It truly is as easy as clipping crates together. Legit like 2-minute project.Easy and cute DIY Crate storage. Before we get to the goods (aka us all awkward on-camera), we need to gush about how freakin’ awesome this project is.

Personalized to Fit Your Space

First of all, you can use a variation of this shelving unit to fit any space in your home. Make it wider, taller, bigger…it’s so customizable.  We styled it as if it would be used in a mudroom or in a nice garage. But we think it would be an awesome fit for just about any space! Crate storage works in any space and can be customized.

Budget-Friendly Storage

Second, it’s budget-friendly. We purchased these crates from Michael’s for about $12 a pop (there are several options available here too) and bought a pack of large binder clipsThese Sperry boots are right at home in their storage crate.

Customize the Design and Function

Finally, you can customize this crate storage to fit the decor of your home. Stain the wood crates, paint them, spray paint the binder clips a fun color…make it reflect your home and your personality! We kept everything in its natural condition because there simply isn’t enough “TV time” to paint, stain, or spray paint the supplies. But if we were going to do this project again, we would definitely add some color.Customize crate storage for design and function.

Video Tutorial

Okay, so we made you wait long enough. Here’s the how-to video tutorial. We hope you enjoy!
DIY crate storage is a super simple project that comes together fast. If you have an awkward space in your home that’s in desperate need of some organization, this just might be the perfect solution for you!


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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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