I live in Singapore, means humidity and LOADS of dust when there’s no continuous air conditioning in a room. My old shelf has just recently collapsed and I was thinking of a good way to store all my junk ( left over papers in different sizes, paint / brushes, canvas, loads of books, albums and magazines cus i archive them..) you know, what an art student would have. I hate clutters but I can’t help it now since my shelf has given way. )8 Thought you could help me out with some awesome storage solution which keeps the items out of sight and organized, most important of all, avoided of dust collecting!
Would really appreciate your help! Your previous posts has been really inspiring. Thanks for existing! xP
Hi there! Thanks for the question and I truly apologize for the lateness of my reply! At first I was picturing a single shelf on the wall and I couldn’t quite figure out what to replace it with. But then it recently occurred to me that you meant a multi shelf unit. (Hey even geeks have their blank stare moments!)
Here in Southern Ontario, Canada we have serious humidity from April through September and living in an old church I have a serious dust problem as well. So I feel your pain. At first I was going to suggest a cube system like this Cubby Storage Organizer PP Cube Frosty DIY Shelf, but then I remembered you have the dust issue. Which means if you went this way, you would need a lot of lidded boxes and bins.
I love this cube cubby system from Martha Stewart. I have almost bought it (From Home Depot) a couple times for my daughter’s play space. You can buy them with fitting canvas bins but the coolest thing is you can buy shelf and drawer kits customizing each cubby even further.
Finally there is the pastic drawer cart piece. I know that this one in particular would not fit “loads of books” it makes me smile like wow. These drawer units come in all sizes and price points. I have a plastic four drawer unit in my pantry I paid a whopping five dollars for but this colourful one retails for $79.99 on amazon.com.
I really hoped that helped, I am sure there are other options and I welcome any suggestions from readers but I thought these three examples covered what was out there for multi functional pieces for all budgets.
Thanks again for submitting the question, I hope I was able to help and please do sumbit photos of your solution! (Even if you didn’t wait around for me to answer your question!) Cheers, M.