The cardboard box is a great tool to help you get organized. Not only is it perfect for containing items that need a lid, they are also the perfect size for storing hanging files. We also love the fact that they're collapsable and can be stored pretty much anywhere. While we love cardboard boxes for organizing we never thought they were appropriate for display until now...
We saw this image in Domino Magazine and think it's a great idea on many levels. You're utilizing vertical space in a small area which is a great way to maximum storage space because the containers can be stacked. What's best is they're grouped together and marked with a cool stenciled number so they're interesting to look at. To make sense of the numbered boxes, you can keep a master list in your desk drawer highlighting the boxes contents with their corresponding numbers.
This creative storage solution uses vintage boxes that are again, stenciled with numbers. We love the mystery of each box not having a label but instead just a simple, stenciled number that can correspond to an organizing system.
Even when your contents are stored and labeled, it means nothing if they're not accessible. Stacking a group of boxes and storing them on wheels is a great way to utilize the back corner of a closet. When you need a particular box, out rolls your storage cart for easy access.
This High and Low post on storage boxes shows us which container to organize with using cool designs if stencils aren't the look for you.
And if you're the DIY type, this is a great post on making your own shoe storage boxes to keep your closet neat and organized.
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[Image on first page via Domino Magazine by Melanie Acevedo]