I am fortunate enough that I have a craft area in our basement to stash all of the craft supplies that I
I am going to make several posts of the different ways I use cheap/free supplies to store my stuff. Today is cleaning wipes containers.
I used to think that buying disposable cleaning cloths was wasteful. Then I had three boys, and I saw the light!
Being the *collector* that I am, I never throw away any container that seems like it might have another use. Clorox wipes containers are no exception!
I use these containers all over my house (see here for an idea in the kitchen), but one of my favorite ways to use them is to cut them in half!
I used an electric miter saw to cut these in half because I was cutting so many, but scissors work great as well as X-acto knives (obviously be careful if using a knife!)
I wrap them in scrapbook paper (which I have a lot of 🙂 ) A standard 12 x 12 inch sheet of scrapbook paper will not make it all around the wipe container.
I just left a section of the back uncovered since they are up against a wall, but you could also add another strip of paper to cover the little section that is visible.
What’s so great, is that you can use both ends! In this picture you can see that I use the top and bottom sections (top sections have the lid on them).
I leave some whole for storing different things.
Little details like making sure all of the visible lids are the same color really help with a cohesive look. I love that recently they have been making the containers with clearish/white lids.
I like to spend as little as possible on storage solutions. I am always “Macgyvering” storage solutions. (Have you seen they are remaking this TV show? Not sure what I think about it) Anyway, the shelves that my wipes containers sit on are truly thrown together from whatever scraps I had on hand.
I used the leftover plywood scraps from my stairs remodel to make these shelves. I also had some leftover wood scraps from some other project that I can’t remember and I just quickly nailed each little shelf together. The individual shelves are then stacked on top of each other. I put a little foam tape between each individual set of shelves to make them stay together.
But basically, they are very flimsy shelves so I wouldn’t climb on them, but perfectly suited to my use!