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Cubby Storage Shelves | Plans, $10. Looks great, best for older kids who won't pull the shelves down on themselves. I'd probably go with a cherry wood. If energetic, maybe put an added design on the sides.
Storage boxes for magazines, mail, under the bathroom sink, above the washing machine in the laundry room, in the pantry, even in the garage- quick, easy, decorative, and I have so many boxes it's ridiculous, so it works :D