Today I'm feeling a bit restless. I finished up an earlier post, did a bit of homework.. I decided to clean up my apartment. There is this particular place in my room that has been bugging me for a while.. It is messy and I can't find my stuff when I want to go out. I decided to reorganize this area!
Since my apartment is soooo tiny and I have way too many things, it can become quite messy over time. When I'm not happy with the way my stuff is organized, I start looking for things around my apartment which I can use to create a new storage unit.
This is what I found:
I found a box used for transporting some kind of fruit (from the grocery store) and two strips of mdf. I have a massive amount of scrap material from building models for school, so there is always something I can work with.
For some magical reason the strips would exactly fit through the little holes in the side! I cut four more holes, two on each side. This way I can form two shelves out of the two strips. I had exactly enough material!
When you cut the strips, make sure the strips are 1 cm too long on both sides. This way they will stay in place when they bent a little (too much).
Let's see the before and after of the space I was reorganizing:
Anyway this was the before. This is where I putmy keys when I arrive home. So I also store here all kinds of things I might need when I go out, like bike lights, ear plugs etc. And a lot of ..crap
The little drawer on the right is actually a woven box thing without a
lid. A while ago I turned it on it's side and made little drawers out of cardboard.
It looks kinda clumsy, but the whole box wasn't even on both sides so it's not my
Here's a close up
Now I have finally created a space I'm happy with and where I can actually find my stuff ^_^
You can make a storage unit like this yourself, just look around your apartment or local stores to find some materials to work with! I hope this inspired you to create some handy pieces out of scrap material ;)
And don't be afraid to fail! I've created storage units that all of a sudden would break down.. uhum but you learn from these things! Let's hope this one will do it's job for long time ;)