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#1 of 10 Old 08-11-2008, 04:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD1 needs either a chest of drawers or wooden shelving or stackable wooden crates for her clothes. Everything I see online is so expensive. No luck on craig's list. No luck in thrift stores.

Please send links/ideas as soon as possible. I'm getting desperate! Budget is approximately $100-- could go a little higher if it's a versatile solution.

I MUST CLEAR the changing table (currently where all of dd1's clothes are stacked) because baby#2 will be arriving within the next few weeks and I don't have anywhere to put the dipes & newborn clothes.
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We got some sort of toy storage thing in Ikea - it's a wooden frame to hold plastic tubs. Works great for us for kids clothes - I don't need to fold, but stuff all stays organized. I'm pretty sure it was under $100.

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If you can hang any of her clothes (and have space to hang), I always put up a second bar - by tying rope to the bar in the closet in two places and tying a wood or metal rod to the other ends. It ends up making a two tier closet.

What about a cheap, small bookcase with baskets as drawers? Or wire shelving like this:http://www.target.com/Whitmor-Set-St...ank&rh=&page=2
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This chest of drawers from Ikea is pretty cheap....probably not the best quality but as long as you don't pack the drawers too full or put heavy stuff in them then you shouldn't have an issue.

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Another vote for Ikea! We got the Trofast system for our kids and love it. There was a pot a few days ago about it. Slightly over what you're looking to spend depending on what options (drawers, tubs, shelves, hanging rod) you put in them.

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For our clothes we have some cheap open shelves (maybe $25 at Walmart) and put $3 laundry baskets on each shelf.

It works great, and I dont' even have to fold clothes anymore! I just lay them in there. Shirts, Pants, whatever. I have 2 smaller baskets on the top shelf for underwear, tights, etc..

We did a variation of this in our bedroom, also. Except we used a baker's rack and have been slowly accumulating nicer baskets when we find them on sale.
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Thanks, everyone, for the ideas. I went to ikea.com, spent a lot of time looking (was already vaguely familiar w/ Trofast) and was set to buy the Trofast when I found out that it would be $50 of shipping alone, AND they couldn't ship until September 18.

I didn't want to wait. Finally made it to Target (over one hour away--I'm rural, here!) and found the "itso" system. Less expensive than ikea. It's not solid wood, but has real wood veneer. Same idea as Trofast: adaptable cubes in this case, with options like shelves, drawers, baskets, etc.

Will put it together tomorrow-- I think it's gonna work!!
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i looove to use plastic dishpans (.99 each) on small shelving units for DC's clothing... they can be repurposed for ANYTHING if you eventually find what you like, but they are the perfect size!!

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i'm going to be getting some bookshelves and using boxes/baskets for storage. I love the look of it, and in the right room it's so useful. I'm cheap, so I'll probably use boxes for now, painted or decorated with fabric or shelf lining, etc. Then I'll be on the lookout for baskets and such...after Christmas is a great time for this. If nothing else you can get those bath sets, donate the bath goodies to a shelter, and keep the baskets.
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i'm going to be getting some bookshelves and using boxes/baskets for storage. I love the look of it, and in the right room it's so useful. I'm cheap, so I'll probably use boxes for now, painted or decorated with fabric or shelf lining, etc. Then I'll be on the lookout for baskets and such...after Christmas is a great time for this. If nothing else you can get those bath sets, donate the bath goodies to a shelter, and keep the baskets.
I love this idea! I have a bunch of large shoe boxes (yeah, I don't know why) and have been wanting to do *something* with them. They would be perfect for holding phone chargers, wallets, coupon holders, mittens and hats on the shelving unit by the front door. And I have plenty of scrap fabric I could use to cover them. Yay!

OP, I'm glad you found something that works! I was going to suggest Ikea.

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