|Dh and I decided we wanted to build out our bedroom closet as opposed to having dressers. That's all well and good and I'm all about having less furniture, but we don't have the money right now, so clothes are just everywhere: I need to find a temporary and cheap storage solution. Any ideas?
did you save any of your cardboard boxes?
when my sister moved and before she could outfit her closet, she kept many of her storage boxes. she took the book boxes (small/medium) and then reinforced them with cheap shims (bought in bulk at hardware store for about $2-3 for a lot) and with duct tape. She then wrapped them in pretty wrapping paper and contact paper to line the insides (also more support) from the dollar store and spent probably $5 total.
She would stack the boxes with the top facing out--you know, boxes on their sides, and she used small brassy brads to hold them together (staples has them in bulk for a couple of dollars). She used small nails to nail the boxes to the wall (each one nailed at the top of the box on the inside.
she was able to use these for quite a while actually, and when she was able to outfit her closet, she utilized them for storage in other parts of the house (she redid her 'stored stuff' into those boxes in the closet--so all of her closets looked really pretty and organized--she bought those little brass name/card holder thingies for each box and then put the label in--it was really snazzy looking).