Most people when they think of storage they think of plastic bins and baskets. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either, and personally I own many of both, but sometimes you just want something different.
I'm a huge fan of antique wooden crates for storage! They are durable and stylish. You can use them for so many things- storage for albums, hats & mitts, books, toys, even stack a few and use them as an end table or a shelf. Search crate storage ideas online and you'll find so many neat uses.
If you would like to have the crate mobile screw 4 swivel caster wheels on the bottom. They come in all sorts of sizes and colours. You can find them at most hardware stores. Make sure the screws are the proper length so they don't pop through the wood on the inside of the crate. You can also jazz the crate up with some paint, words (i.e. what it holds, or someone's name), or just keep them plain.
You can find antique crates pretty easy at most antique markets. They can cost anywhere from $20+ depending on the condition and size. Before purchasing one think of what you are going to use it for. That will help when determining the size you need. If you are going to use them for children's storage make sure you look for one that is safe, the wording (if applicable) on it is appropriate, and maybe give it a light sanding if need be.
They make a great gift for kid's birthdays (personalized toy box), cottage hosting gifts (to store blankets, towels, books, or firewood), or a wedding gift (maybe put their wedding date on it somewhere).
Storage ideas should be practical but they don't have to be boring!