Three Things to Consider Before Buying Storage Bins

If you think you could be more organized, start using a selection of plastic boxes.

Man moving plastic storage bins
Plastic storage bins are lightweight, durable, and help you organize your home.HiveBoxx

Organizing your home isn’t simple. Giving everything its own space means you’ll always know where something belongs, and that you’re more likely to put it back there when you’re finished. For that, it doesn’t get much more convenient or simple than stackable storage bins. Here are a few ways you can use bins of various shapes, sizes, and capacities to help tidy up your home.

IRIS USA TB-42 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, Clear, 6 Stack and pull
These storage containers pile on top of each other.IRIS USA, Inc.

Thanks to a variety of designer storage options on the market you can leave storage bins out in the open as part of your décor. When you don’t need to dig through your closet to uncover your storage bins, you’re more likely to make use of them.

AmazonBasics Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes Organizer with Handles, Beige - Pack of 6
These bins fold out of the way when not in use.AmazonBasics

Use a variety of containers to store similarly sized objects. This helps you find stuff and prevents you from losing track of items you use less frequently. Use a piece of painter’s tape and a marker to label each container. you can also use see-through tubs to make identifying their contents easier.

Homz Plastic Storage, Modular Stackable Storage Bins with Blue Latching Handles, 66 Quart, Clear, 2-Pack
These clear boxes make it easy to identify the contents inside without opening the lid.HOMZ

Most homes have some amount of wasted space. Places like under the bed provide valuable storage space that doesn’t take away from any living space. Look around your home and take an inventory of all the nooks and crannies you can use for storage. Once you have an idea of what you’re working with, pick up some containers that fit into those areas.

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