Thursday, September 1, 2016

Redesigning My Full Time RV Craft Room, Cube Storage Shelving

 Since I have started to feel better I have noticed that it's time to remodel my crafts and music Studio area.  I researched IKEA cube shelving and found it to be a bit too expensive for my taste.  I then took a look at Walmarts offering which is Better Homes and Gardens cube shelving.
BH&G Shelving 4 Cube

Simple and straighforward 

Step one, middle shelf

Assembled Cube Shelf  
Shelving in the Garage Craft Room

Saving this much tote storage in one place! 
 Cube shelving is called that because of that square modular shape.  It's also nice because it comes in several basic shapes, 3 cube, 4 cube, 6 cube and 8. You can also stack units in any way you desire.  The units that Walmart had previously offered were truly not up to standards. They tend to fall apart and weren't very stable. You couldn't put records or anything of weight on the shelves themselves.

Still waiting for 8 cube unit to get here today!
 But with the advent of IKEA's cube shelving and its popularity, Walmart decided to up its game by introducing Better Homed and Gardens cube shelving. The basic  cube size is 13 x 13" making it ideal for storing record albums as well as small fiber totes and even the shoebox sized plastic totes we crafters love.

I wanted to buy the better price BH and G shelves  but was unable to actually pick them up at the store load them in my small Prius and bring them home. Thankfully Walmart now has a great mail order site that offers fast free shipping to my door using FedEx.  This made it possible for me to order the cube shelves and have them delivered right to my doorstep within three days of ordering. The driver was even nice enough to help me get the boxes inside so it was literally no effort on my part.

 The shelves were easy to assemble. All parts were present. The instructions were clear. In no time my first set of 4 cube shelving was in place.  I am so excited to say that they match my interior they don't seem to take up a lot of space you will space which is so important to us RV Owners.  I'm looking for more places to fit more cube shelving and looking forward to getting my clutter organize once again so I can begin my beloved jewelry making and crafting once again.

 This type of shelving is also available from Amazon, (IKEA Kallax), as well as Walmart but I chose ordering from Walmart because Walmart excepts PayPal for payment and Amazon does not.  I keep my fun money in my PayPal account instead of my bank account and I don't like racking up remodeling costs on my credit cards.

 If you are looking for a very customizable set of shelving units you really can't go wrong with these cells. They come in a variety of colors including a fire engine red. I had a hard time deciding between the black shelves which would match my Decor,  or the blonde which would help make them not look so bulky. I went with the blonde shelves and I think I made the right choice they seem lighter and better suited to blending into my garage area in my toy hauler.

 It's nice to be feeling better and getting excited about cleaning and organizing my home once again to the point to where I can enjoy those activities that I have missed out on for so very long. These cube shelves are going to help me in that easy to access easy to clean and easy to move around when needed.

 When moving or traveling in the RV I am  confident they would stay very nicely in place without shifting or falling over depending upon the amount of weight upon the shelves themselves. You may have to move some items off the shelving onto the adjacent floor when traveling such as loose boxes and such but it could be easily arranged to wrap straps around the cube shelving itself to hold items in place on the shelving. The shelving also could be secured to the wall's itself but I like the idea of being able to move the units around whenever I feel like it.

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