I posted a thread at www.hipgirlclips.com/forums: Home Made Storage Cube--Get My Ribbon Organized (http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/get-organized/80-home-made-storage-cube-get-my-ribbons-organized.html)
A lot of feedback received asking for the instruction. So here it is -- Store inventory in the most efficient way.
Step 1: Get the boxes
The best place is uline.com. The boxes I bought are:
13X13X13 CUBE BOX 25/500 --$18 for 25 boxes
12X6X6 LONG BOX 25/900 --$8 for 25 boxes
25 cube boxes and 100 long boxes make 25 cubes.
Step 2: Assemble 13x13x13 cube boxes
cut the flappers on one side. Black & Decker Cordless Power Scissors are used for this job (You can use any cutting tool you have).
Step 3: Tape cubes together
Tape cubes together--front, back and side. Then put them against the wall.
Step 4: Assemble 12x6x6 long boxes which will be drawers.
Cut out a square at one end of the box. 4 drawers fit in 1 cube. Please note how the drawers are put into the cube--the tapes show where the flappers are sealed--2 vertical and 2 horizontal. Otherwise the drawers will be too tight to slide.
Step 6: The cube without the drawers can be used for larger objects.
No drawer boxes needed for larger objects.
Step 7: For smaller objects
Use small containers to store small objects.
Step 8: How to get those small containers for free?
These are tennis ball cans. Check with your local tennis club. You'll get hundreds of them for free.
Step 9: If the containers are full
These cans are almost full so the box flappers (got a lot in step 2) are padded under the can's open side to prevent the hair clips from falling out.
Step 10: More pictures
Here are more pictures.