You’ve seen these storage cubes, right? Great for organization and storage – open them up and toss things in. And that’s it. Or maybe that’s not it. Did you know there are some ways to use a storage cube for organization that you might not have thought of? You can get a lot more storage in that little ottoman than you might think.
How to Gain Additional Storage Space from a Storage Cube Ottoman
Here’s an idea to stretch that storage space, while staying organized too. This idea is 100% my daughter’s. (This is a simple idea that would never have crossed my mind. That’s the difference between my daughter’s brain and mine.)
She decided to use the lid of the storage cube for storage too. These are her hair accessories.
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My daughter simply used a staple gun to staple some elastic across the underside of the lid of the cube. (The elastic my daughter used is about 1/2 inch in width, but the width isn’t that important, unless you want to store something really heavy under the lid. Which is unlikely!)
She keeps her hair tools and products inside the main part of the cube (hair dryer, flat iron, sprays, gels, etc.) and some sunglasses too. (It’s usually a lot more full than this. Her hair dryer was in use at the time.)
I thought this was a brilliant idea. It has me thinking about other ways I can double up on storage.
I’m considering this one for our family room.
I like the neutral color and the print. I’d love to use it for the books and magazines that are on the coffee table now. Away with the clutter.
I’m thinking I will try that elastic trick on the lid to hold the remotes! (I would probably need a little thicker elastic.)
If you have other “outside the box” ideas for these cubes, I’d love to hear them!
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