If you're the type who needs to be organized in order to function you can find a tutorial to make this wall organizer here. by Lotta Jansdotter's - whose book LOTTA PRINTS is awesome and there are some really cool tutorials on printing your own fabric, walls, drapes, etc.
Go here for a tutorial to make some fabric covered crates. I myself dont really like the look of most plastic storage crates nor do I like those cheap cardboard ones you can find at places like Ikea. This tutorial uses the plastic milk crates - which are really sturdy and can hold anything!