Multi tasking storage, and DIY storage.
So I love using plastic bins. But, they can get expensive, if you need a ton like we do. However, I hate carboard boxes for storage on shelves. They get wrecked if something spills, over time they fall apart. And saving boxes 'just incase' ends up with boxes everywhere!
Add to that, a lot of my shelves are NOT square, or rectangular. They're very odd shaped. The front is straight, the one side is straight, and the other side is a large angled wall. Kind of like a right triangle, with a flat top. Thats my hall closet. Main storage on the main floor.
My MBR closet has octagon shaped shelves, that are closed off. The opening is far smaller than the actual storage space, and square things still dont fit! To fix either of these, it would mean knocking out walls, in the MBR closet, a load bearing wall. Not gonna happen.
Have any of you made storage bins/boxes to fit odd shelves, or other difficult spaces? What did you do?
Also, I love storage that doesnt LOOK like it's primary use is storage.
My ottomans look decorational. They aren't. Storage, end table and extra seating all in one. My bookcases look like they're meant for decorating purposes. Nope, the cabinet is full. My dining room table has bench seating, which lifts up.
I just saw slim, decorational shelving for the walls the other day, that had little drawers in them that were functional. I might buy some for the living room.
What kind of 'decorational' storage do you have in your home??