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DIY: Mobile Storage Boxes

Storing kiddie items and other home must-haves just got easier!

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Photography: Alyssa Roxas

When it comes to keeping the different rooms at home clean and organized, it's important to have durable storage pieces. But on days when keeping the place tidy become too exhausting, have you ever wished your bins had wheels? This makes organizing easier as you can easily move one crate to the next spot with ease. Don't fret as this easy project can help you:

What you need:

  • Wooden crates (P250 each, source for something similar at Wilcon Depot and Dapitan Arcade)
  • Sandpaper (P24.75, Wilcon Depot)
  • 2 packs of wood screws (P49.50 [P24.75 for a pack of 12 pieces], available at Wilcon Depot; you would need 16 pieces for this project)
  • 4 pieces of 2" rubber caster wheels (P380 [P95 each; you would need 4 pieces per crate], available at Wilcon Depot)
  • Pencil
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Drill

How-to:

1. Begin your project by sanding all the rough edges of the wooden crates using sandpaper. Try using a 100-grit sandpaper to easily smoothen the wood. This makes it easier for you to paint the surface of the crate as well should you decide to add a few colorful coats.

2. Once you're done sanding the crate, mark the spots where you intend to place the wheels.

3. Be careful when drilling the holes. Ask help from a family member or a trusted carpenter if needed.

4. Screw the caster wheels at the bottom of the crate using the wood screws and Phillips screwdriver.

5. Make sure the wheels are secure before you start filling the crates with items. You can place one crate in each room at home to serve as storage center.

RL Tips:

  • Keep the plain finish of the crate to achieve a rustic-inspired storage piece. For a more polished look, you can also coat it with varnish. If you're painting the crate, make sure you work with acrylic paint. To learn how you can create colorful storage crates, click here.
  • You can also paint one side of the crate using chalkboard paint so you can add labels and names to personalize it.

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