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Expert DIYer uses plastic storage bins in ways I never expected. Here are 8 fantastic ideas

Plastic bins are well known for their storage convenience and moving purposes. They can also be useful in many other areas of life. Get ready to get those creative juices flowing! There are plenty of innovative options for the transformation of the average plastic storage bin that will help you organize your life as well as save you a few bucks from buying… more (probably expensive) boxes. Here are eight DIY fun ways to reuse and redefine the purpose of your plastic storage bins!

Fancy Toy Box


Add a fancy toy box to your living room! Plastic bins may make moving easy but as decor around the house… not so much. Its plain looks and dull colors will seem out of place in a nicely decorated home. It doesn’t take much to dress up a plastic bin to match the style of your house. All that is required is your choice in burlap fabric and wrapping paper, which can be easily found at the dollar store or your local Target. Check out Creative Dominican for the step-by-step details for this toy chest upgrade.

Decorated Drawers


Snag some decorative tissue paper, napkins, glue, scissors and an hour of your time to transform your plastic bin drawers to IKEA worthy. Scope out Pinterest for design inspiration!

Top Entry Cat Litter Boxes


Top loading litter boxes cost a few pretty pennies which doesn’t seem worth it, given that your pretty penny will be dedicated to your cat’s toilet business. Plastic storage bins serve as great litter boxes for all cat lovers. Grab a box cutter, duct tape, stair-tread carpet and you’re storage bin will be ready to be “litterfied.” The full details are on The Baroness.

Jewelry Organizer and Transporter

For jewelry lovers, sellers and makers, this plastic bin transformation is for you. Necklaces and bracelets often get into a tangled mess on a day-to-day base. It’s almost impossible to untangle the cluster of chains when it comes to traveling from place to place. This jewelry transporter will help you stay organize and tangle-free. Drill a few holes on the side and insert metal pegboard hooks. Decorate your jewelry transporter on the outside using colorful duct tape, cloth or tissue paper!

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