Particle board and plywood are composed of pieces of wood products that have been pressed and glued together. Although they are popular siding materials for storage units, they are not most people's first choice in regions where it rains a lot. For if water does work its way into these products (a possibility enhanced by their composite nature), then you're lost.
Jars For Loose Items - Not only does it look great, but jars attached to the bottom end of shelving is the perfect way to store small or loose items. Never lose a nail or screw again! Simply pick a jar size you like, baby food jars work great here, and screw the lid to the bottom end of a shelf or cabinet. Unscrew the jar to add items. It's as simple as that. You can utilize these anywhere loose items are present. Just make sure each jar has a specific purpose and not mixed in with other items.