Strange Storage

I am sure there are plenty of you out there who use unordinary items for storage.  I am not the only one who saves Crystal Light containers and reuses them for a teacher’s gift, right? I can’t be flying solo when it comes to repurposing tin cans for storage, correct?  There is definitely some other person who has a container fetish right?

My kids love the wooden Melissa and Doug wooden food sets.  Unfortunately, the awesome wooden containers are lost on my children.  They don’t understand the organization factor.  Having all the food in one big container works way better for a 5 and 2 year old’s organization skills. So I am left with these wicked awesome storage containers.

I already used two and made a backgammon board.





After redoing the French Provincial Nightstand I reused the Melissa and Doug ice cream set and the Food Group Set into the perfect bedside storage.


I removed one section (with an exacto knife) so that a paperback book would fit into place.  The rest of the compartments have my eye mask, chapstick, lotion and sinus spray in them.  The back two trays have pens and my book lights in them.  Yeah for strange storage….works for me!

So what is your strange storage solution?  Let me see your links in the comment section.  I would love to feature some on my Facebook page.

Check out this checkerboard I did as well from upcycled Melissa & Doug boards!