Upcycling Storage Hacks


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Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to go out and spend a ton of money on all new storage and organizational tools when looking to create more methodical room at home. You can accomplish that by upcycling things you already have! For those new to the term upcycling, when you upcycle you reuse objects and materials giving them new life and purpose. Typically the things that you upcycle become more valuable too! For example, picture a wine crate. Once the bottles of wine has been removed from the crate, that crate can then be painted, finished and utilized as storage for other household items. Stack a bunch on top and/or next to one another to create a larger storage piece! For those of you who consider yourselves to be a ‘Type A’ kind of person, add labels to the crates to design an even more tidy look and feel to your new upcycled storage spot.

Check out these cool, creative and clever ways to make more storage spots in your home with things that you already have!

Finished Candle Jars → Makeup Brush Storage

Instead of throwing out those finished candles, keep the jar, clean it out and use it as storage for your makeup brushes. Photo by Instagram User from_a_girls_mind___

Wooden Box Spring → Hanging Station

Position the wooden part of a box spring up against a wall, add pegs and use it to store items like scarves, bags, hats and other hangable things. Photo by Instagram user clutterchronicles

Drawers → Under Bed Rolling Storage

Keep some of your stuff hidden away out of sight with DIY under the bed storage! Turn a dresser drawer into roll-away space. Just add wheels and you’re ready to roll! Photo by Instagram User whirlligig

Tennis Racket → Jewelry Holder/Display

Take advantage of your no longer in use tennis rackets to create handy jewelry storage. Photo by Instagram User finding_a_treasure

Suitcase → Small Table

Use an old suitcase to create an inventive, vintage-looking table. Simply add legs! Photo by Instagram User katekillsit315

Wooden Pallet → Plant & Gardening Tool Holder

Keep your plants looking fresh, and your gardening tool handy, by transforming a plain wooden pallet into a horticulture hub! Photo by Instagram User smyvy

Bookshelf → Reading Bench

Open up a book and pop a squat on sturdy bookcase that’s been turned on it’s side and cushioned. Photo by Instagram User learninglotsandlaughing

Wooden Ladder → Pot Rack

Utilize your vertical space in the kitchen by hanging a wooden ladder up as a pot holding rack. Add hooks and you’re ready to hang your cookware. Photo by Instagram User secondnaturebotanicals

Need more storage space even after completing your upcycling projects? Let Zippboxx take that stuff off of your hands! We’ll come to you, pickup what you need put into storage, transport your items to our secure facility, and then deliver those items back to you on demand! 

about the author, Rob Marchese
Rob Marchese is one of the founders of Zippboxx Moving and Storage. Since the start of the company it's been Rob's mission to change the way the moving industry is perceived.  The number one goal is to make the moving and storage process as stress free as possible for each and every customer. "The way we do this is by honesty, transparency, and providing a high quality of service."
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