I tend to pick up and move often, so I wanted to find a way to keep my furniture to a minimum while having enough storage space to keep all my clothes and things stowed, yet easy to access. I also wanted to keep my moving boxes, so I don't have to beg and scrounge for boxes every few months, or worse, actually have to buy some.
Our local library has stacks of empty computer paper boxes available for anyone to have. With a little structural support, they become stackable storage that will still function as good sized moving boxes.
Step 1: Materials
First, gathering the materials:
- wood glue (I happened to have a half bottle on hand from other projects)
- ruler (any straight edge will do)
- clamps (I picked these up for about $.50 apiece at my local Big Lots... you can get by without them, but it makes the process easier and quicker)
- computer paper boxes (I got a dozen from my local library, office buildings would have lots of extras, too. Pretty much anywhere that has several printers in use)