Last time, I showed you how I got rid of all my useless stuff. But it doesn't help much to be clutter-free if you don't have a good way of keeping everything organized. As a designer, you can imagine that I gather a whole lot of things for my job: material samples, working models, various tools, etc. So I'm always looking for new ways to organize these things. I've been using several okay strategies for a while, but it wasn't until I discovered this streamlined system that I got really excited.
I started with basic, plastic crates that you can find pretty much everywhere—I always see them used for storing produce in the supermarket, for example. Aside from the fact that they are very strong, what really excites me about them is that they are built according to a modular, industry standard. This makes it really easy to create a customized framework around their measurements—and then upgrade or change the system over time as your needs change. So, I set out to build a framework for my work/life and it became an ideal storage solution. If you are interested in trying this out for yourself, let me know and I can share with you the blueprints I created.
As always, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below. Do you adapt any found objects for your storage needs?
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