Root cellars are timelessly popular, eco friendly and cheap storage solutions that allow to keep food fresh for a few months
These wood crate furniture ideas are great. It would be cheap if you bought the crates one at a time using the off coupons offered at most craft stores.
Craft room baskets would even look great inside laundry room on shelves to hold softner sheets, socks, even emergency needs in case you lose power in your house. definately making an investment in these.