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5 Clever Ways to Reuse Old Boxes at Home

Transform these items into functional pieces for your space


If you love collecting shoes, chances are, you've got tons of boxes at home when it's time to purge and clean out your closet. Aside from using these items to preseve the quality of your favorite pairs, you may also turn them into instant organizers and decor pieces. Let these easy and creative ideas inspire you. 

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Wall Shelves

If you have a plain wall at home, you may spruce it up using sturdy cardboard boxes! Maximize the vertical space by creating "wall shelves" that can carry lightweight items such as small decor pieces and tiny potted plants. 

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Accessory Holder

Tiny accessories such as earrings and pendants are very hard to locate—especially if you have many accessories. Storing everything in a small jewelry box can make your vanity look cluttered.

You can craft a visible spot for these mini wonders by hanging them on shoebox lids. Use pushpins to create holes where you can attach the earrings. You may also liven up the lids by wrapping them in pretty colorful paper.

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Wall Art

If you're looking for an affordable way to liven up blank walls, you can turn shoebox lids into instant art! Simply wrap them in colorful fabric and paper before hanging them on the wall for everyone to admire. Depending on the look that you want to achieve, you may experiment with different patterns and prints.

RL Tip: Secure the fabric or paper using a strong adhesive or glue gun.

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Craft Box

Keep your essentials organized by turning boxes into organizers. Use the boxes to organize art materials and your kids' school supplies! To help you identify the contents of each box, you may add labels or use different colors to differentiate one from the other.

RL Tip: If you have smaller boxes at home, you may use these as mini organizers that you can place inside the big boxes. Doing this can also help you segregate the items inside the box.

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Electronics Organizer

Are your gadgets taking over your side table while charging? Avoid an eyesore by creating a DIY charging station! Decorate an old shoebox then create holes at the back of the box where cords can pass through.

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