How Do You Use Storage Boxes for Shelving?


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Using storage boxes with shelving involves measuring the shelves for the size of boxes needed and selecting a style. Storage boxes can be decorative, or they can be labeled according to use.

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How Do You Use Storage Boxes for Shelving?
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To use storage boxes for shelving, measure the shelves for the available capacity. Likewise, determine what's getting stored in the boxes. Both of these help determine the size of the storage boxes.

Storage boxes and bins come in many different styles and materials. It's possible to buy simple utilitarian plastic storage boxes, though these can detract from a room's decor. Such boxes are more suitable for garages or closets.

Decorative boxes and bins are suitable for shelving displayed in rooms. The styles range from simple, cloth-covered boxes in solid colors to wicker baskets to specially decorated boxes. Choose a style that matches the decor in the room.

Next, determine a storage system for each box. For example, store files or papers in one box and seasonal items in another box. If necessary, buy internal storage solutions for the boxes. For example, different retailers sell organizational tools such as separators or bags to simplify storage. If desired, label the outside of the box with its use.

Finally, fill the storage boxes with the desired items, and place them on the shelves. It's possible to make creative displays by adding art objects to the shelving.

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