How to Hang Milk Crates Securely on a Wall

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Secure milk crates to a wall for extra storage.
Secure milk crates to a wall for extra storage. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

One cheap and effective storage solution for a house or apartment is milk crates. By attaching milk crates to the wall, you can store lightweight books, pictures, clothes and other items. You can hang the milk crates so their backs face the wall, like if you wanted to display items, or so the crate sits upright to hold items. Milk crates come in a many colors and sizes.

Things You'll Need

  • Stud finder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Drill with bits
  • Screw-in wall hooks

Use a stud finder on the wall, according to the device's instructions. Some stud finders beep when finding a stud, while others flash a light. When you find a stud, mark it with a pencil. Find another stud across from the first one. The two studs should line up with the back of the milk crate.

Drill two holes into the wall, one per stud.

Screw the hooks into the holes until they sit securely. The hooks should face upwards.

Tilt the milk crate upwards. Slip it onto the two hooks. Slowly lower the milk crate against the wall to move it into place.

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