A few months ago, I was searching craigslist for a small bookcase (I’m always looking for new storage), and I happened upon a DVD stand that met my needs. A couple of texts later and $10 to a person I’d never met before, and it was mine. It fits next to my book case perfectly and allows me to open and close my entertainment center without any problems. What I really love about it, is that I’m able to create shelve heights that meet my requirements. I’m able to fit odd sizes without any issues, and I was able to clear my bookcase of my books.
I love how simple finding storage on craigslist is. Nearly anything can be converted into toy storage, whether it be a dvd stand or a suitcase. When you put your mind to it, the possibilities are nearly endless.
One thing that I found to be useful was a tie hanger (or belts, or scarves). I’ve had this thing for years and have never had the heart to throw it out. I’ve used it for scarves, but it was never really effective, as I like my scarves extra long. It’s sad how long it took me to realize what it could be used for. I look at it ever day for years, and it finally hits me. Oh, well.
I know this is only effective for so long, as I’m always expanding my collection, but I will be able to hang future floggers and the like. In the mean time, I love how it looks, and having everything in one place. What really turned me on about it, was the fact that my Plunge Paddle fits perfectly onto the hook. It’s snug but it does fit, and that is what really sealed the deal, since the Plunge Paddle picks up lint like crazy.
Two things here, the basket and the bags. I found the basket at Target for 5 bucks, I think. I liked the design and the fact that I can use it on my bookcase, or in the shower. The bags I found in clearance at the drugstore around the corner. The bags are actually laundry bags that are machine washable and have no loose strings or lint. They came in three different sizes, but the smaller ones were more effective for my large dildos. I love being able to use bags that don’t leave lint on my toys, and don’t require me to struggle putting the toys into them. I do use plastic baggies for some of my toys, but I wish there were more options out there, like these bags.
I’m always on the hunt for new storage, and I do my best to share what I find. I hope that this helps you or someone find new, effective, low-cost, storage.