Looking to purchase storage boxes but the ones you find in stores can’t fit your needs? Let us help you create personalised DIY storage solutions from existing resources at home!
1. Second-life for toilet roll centers
a. Pen-holders (@metaspoon.com)
We all use toilet paper at home, and often throw out or recycle the cardboard center rolls thinking that they’re not useful to us. However, you can keep these cardboard center rolls to make DIY storage for small items, as they can be very efficient when it comes to categorising. This DIY storage idea can be executed as easy as sticking a few of the center rolls together to create a storage solution that can help categorised your items, from pencils, pens, and other stationery, to makeup brushes, nail files, and more! Items can be placed based on colour or use, depending on your personal preference. By categorising your items in the paper rolls, it’ll be easier to locate different items in the future, such as coloured pencils or markers. You can even decorate the exterior of these rolls to make the display more aesthetically pleasing.
b. Toilet roll binders for miscellaneous items (@Pinterest)
Other than being a great tool when it comes or organising stationery, toilet roll centers can also be used to bind miscellaneous items together, such as USB chords, phone chargers, makeup, socks, and more. Not only is this DIY storage solution easy to make, it also helps to keep your loose items in check and organised for when you need them.
2. Cereal box file racks (@hometalk.com)
Nobody likes it when paper pile up on their desk. The messiness often makes it harder to locate certain documents, and can even bring down your mood. People often buy file racks to help organize the papers on their desk. Instead of buying a file rack, our DIY storage solution will teach you how to make a personalised one out of old cereal boxes or other food packaging. For starters, you will need to put a few boxes together and cut them diagonally into different heights. Next, glue the cutout boxes together based on their height, from shortest to tallest. Last but not least, you can decorate the boxes with your choice of wrapping paper for a personalized touch. This solution is easy, effective, and environmentally friendly!
3. Place your forgotten items into mini storage units
With apartments getting smaller and smaller in Hong Kong, large items are becoming more and more difficult to store inside one’s home. For items that aren’t used very often, it’s best to keep them out of the way by storing them in mini storage units, giving you more space at home for a comfortable lifestyle.