A favorite trick of interior designers, strategically placed decorative boxes are perfect for storing everything from jewelry to unsightly remotes. Buy one for every room in the house, and kiss your clutter goodbye!
I came across these Pantone Metal Storage Boxes ($20) at my local Dick Blick art store, and I'm seriously in love. Like Penguin's deluxe classic book editions, they're the sort of thing that I want to buy en masse even though I don't need them! I want them all! And I love how the colors look together. Then again, a dozen Pantone cool gray storage boxes would look equally hip.
I'm sold on these babies, but if they're not your style, I've rounded up a few more stylish storage boxes for you below!
These days salt shakers are a thing of the past. Instead, the essential seasoning belongs in a stylish little container on the kitchen counter. With salt being liberally sprinkled instead of shaken, it's hard to believe that YumSugar doesn't have a salt box. You helped her out by heading off to market in search of salt cellars. You looked for a chic not showy vessel that's perfect for displaying the white crystals. You saved the salt boxes in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Salt Box.
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Moving? Though it may be nice to support a local business by buying new boxes when you move, it's far from eco chic, and it ain't cheap either. When I've moved in the past, I've taken a day to drive around to local businesses like grocery and liquor stores to pick up used cardboard boxes. I prefer egg-crate boxes and wine case boxes; they're on the small side and not too heavy when packed. But, not all of you may have the time or patience to go on the hunt for used boxes.
So, there's one company that'll relieve you of the task (and the headache) — UsedCardboardBoxes.com. As they rightly claim, they're the "cheapest, easiest, and most earth-friendly way to get boxes for packing, moving, shipping, and storage" — aside from getting businesses to give them to you for free. Basically how it works is they buy good quality used boxes from other businesses that have them in excess or they salvage brand new boxes that might otherwise be thrown away (misprints and overruns from box manufacturers), and sell them to you at a much reduced price. You can purchase the boxes in packages fit for a studio up to a six bedroom, or in stacks of mediums, larges, and extra-larges, or you can make a larger commercial order. They will also purchase gently used boxes from you if you have some you don't need! How 'bout that?