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Creative Storage Solutions Week #5 – Upcycling

I am always in need of a greeting card. Whether it’s for a child’s birthday, or a get well card for a neighbor, I am always digging for something to personalize for a friend. To help remind me to remember to write a personal note, especially when a thank you is on order, I wanted to have a small box in my kitchen that had easily accessible blank note cards. One day while cruising the aisles at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I came across this metal box traditionally used for electric work. For just fifty cents I picked up several, and they have become one of my favorite storage containers. I have used them to hold tape, post it notes, note cards, and paper scraps for grocery lists. The options are endless, and the purchase helped upcycle an item that might have eventually ended up in the trash.

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Natalie Wright is a contributing writer at Organized Mom and Tech4Moms. You can also find her DIY blog online at

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