I was convinced about a week ago that the jetmax cubes were just out of my budget so I was not going to get them. Then a couple days later what do I get in my inbox…but michaels new weekly ad that all storage is going to be 50 % off! Okay well needless to say i rethought that quickly and felt that it had to be meant to be…right? 🙂
The next step was for me to have a plan s to what cubes I really wanted before going to the store. I spent the week looking at reviews for jetmax seeing what flaws anyone saw, advice, etc. To share two tidbits, I didn’t get the hanging file folder cube because I’ve heard from a couple sources that they end up being heavy and the weight makes the drawer cumbersome to open it and close it. I also didn’t get the cubes that come with the lidded boxes. I’d have to take the box out then open the lids just to get to the items inside. In my mind might as well get all drawers.
Here was the configurations that I had in mind:
Anticipating that people might be looking for the storage as well, I left 20 minutes before Michaels opened. As I waited there was one other car waiting for them to open. As 10am drew near, 4 more cars had arrived. Oh no! Mad rush for the storage cubes!
However, it wasn’t like that at all. I got my cart and made my way over to where they had them and nobody was getting them. I was able to go to the 3 places in the store where they stocked them, and grabbed the configuration I was planning on.
Really didn’t look for anything else. My cart was full and I was so excited to get home and start putting them together than the whole trip took me about 30 minutes.
I put all 11 cubes together today. I planned on putting the 4 large drawers into 2 cubes as seen here:
…so that gave me 2 cubes with shelves left over for a nice stand for my laminator. I could also them put some new scrabooking albums, picture frames, laminating sheets and copy paper.
Here is how it started. You would think that seeing all these boxes was a bit daunting! Went pretty quickly however.
Tip: So none of your hardware rolls away (like mine did before I thought of this) if you make jewelry, you might have one of these bead mats. I placed my screws here and sorted them before starting each cube. Made assembly go alot quicker I think.
Another Tip: USE AN ELECTRIC DRILL! Your wrist will thank you.
The only thing is, don’t try to be quick to get them done. The screw wasn’t straight when I tried to drill the screw in and oops!
This was another panic moment. This was the first cube of the 3 drawers I was trying to put together. When I made the 2nd drawer it fit in like this. It took a couple seconds before I realized what I had done. Side B was on the left, side A was on the right.
I took out the drawers, and flipped the cube the other way, and put the drawers back in.
I’m glad I didn’t get the dividers they were selling. The large drawers came with them. Since I didn’t need them for my large drawers, I put them instead in some of my smaller drawers. I was able to make compartments for sorting things.
I’m using my new bins to hold all the office supplies that were in the plastic bins and all of it fit perfectly.
It was last minute when I saw these glass door shelfs. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to put some kind of design paper inside to match the room. Not sure yet what paper would look the best but what is great is I can tape any 12 x 12 paper as is to the back of the door, and it shows through.
I can then switch out whenever I want.
This also helps keep the clean look to hide all that I have inside the cabinet.
Right now, I’m extremely happy that I got them. As far as being sturdy, they did sway a bit when I had just two together, but I think they definetly made well and are good for storing the types of things I’m going to store.
Hope you found this helpful.
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