My love of using recycled items in organizing is becoming legendary (at least among my friends and family). One trick I’ve learned through our 20+ moves is to find a sturdy box and recycle it into my own diy clothes storage box. I like being able to match the box to the size of my new place and my personal decor.
I’ve lived in dorms, military accommodations and teeny apartments with no closet space. I’ve also lived overseas where there were not any closets (you have to add your own of- furniture). In these situations, I’ve learned to use a recycled box to store my clothes.
The key is to find a box that will fit in your limited space and is sturdy enough to hold up to all the times you’ll be opening and closing it to get to your clothing. I keep sturdy boxes that come in the mail until I need them, but you can also check at Costco or your local grocery store for boxes.
Start by laying your box on top of the wrapping paper. In this case, I’m just covering the top of the box, so I cut the paper to wrap up the sides and into the lid of the box. Cut the corners of the paper out so that you can make a neat edge with the paper on the corners of the box.
The lid will be taken off and replaced many times on this box, so I reinforced the edges of the paper inside the lid with packing tape.