You’ve probably seen milk crates used for storage, and many stores carry cheap plastic crates you can buy for this purpose. But, you can also create easy and colorful shelving for virtually any room in your home with these crates.

Once you decide where you want to place your new shelves, simply line up the shelves and use a level to make sure they are in the proper position. Milk crates and plastic storage crates generally have plenty of small holes you can use to screw the crates into the wall. Arrange them however you like to store what you need.

You can use these wall-mounted crate shelves to store your laundry detergent and dryer sheets in the laundry room. You could also mount a few into your garage’s wall to hold car fluids and cleaning supplies. If your kids’ rooms could use some more storage space, have your kids pick out colors they like and then install them low on the wall so your little ones can easily reach their favorite toys.