Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Basement Storage System

Take back your basement with these easy organization tips.

Looking to reign in your basement clutter? Consider purchasing some simple storage bins and shelving systems. They make finding your gear easier and can protect it from bugs and moisture. Just add a little elbow grease and you’ll have the bottom floor of your home back in ship shape. Block out a few hours and get it done this weekend!

Conveniently Arranged

This setup makes it easy to stash small items in bins, and larger items on top. ClosetMaid

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A sturdy set of shelves can get much of your clutter up off the ground. Not only does this help protect your stuff from water damage in the event of a sewer back up, heavy rain, or laundry room mishap, but it also limits the amount of floor space used. This gives you more useable space to stash that exercise bike or seasonal decorations you’re always swapping out.

Space Saver

This narrow unit can make it easier to store stuff in tight places. Furinno

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Usually, the basement houses most of the mechanical devices that make a home livable, such as the water heater and furnace. This leads to many odd-shaped spaces that are otherwise unusable. Select small stand-alone shelving units to make use of this dead space. If the space is too small for that, consider stacking containers.

Insect Protected

These have lockable lids to keep bugs and other critters out. IRIS USA, Inc.

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Basements don’t usually have the greatest climate control systems, which can make them humid and musty. You can slow the effects of humidity by using plastic containers that limit the amount of water that makes its way to your stuff. Throwing a few desiccant packets inside a bill will further control humidity. These plastic containers can also keep basement dwellers like insects and even the occasional rodent out of your stuff, further safeguarding it.

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Endless Possibilities

You can arrange the containers on this model any way you want for easy cleanup. Humble

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Strong and Modular

This model can support 10 pounds per box, or 60 pounds total. AmazonBasics

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