Recommended methods to buying plastic storage boxes
If you find your belongings falling out of closets when you open the doors or you have things in so many places that you can never find anything, you need some organisation. Set aside a day one weekend and resolve to clear your clutter. Make a start on those overstuffed closets or the attic or the garage and be ruthless. If you’d forgotten you had something the chances are you don’t need it so get rid of it. Give or throw away everything you no longer use and then set about organizing what is left. Sort it into piles of similar items and get yourself some plastic storage boxes to aid with organisation.
Before buying any plastic storage boxes ensure you know what sort of things and how many things you are trying to store. It is no good buying the boxes first as you are unlikely to get the right number or the right size. Large amounts of light items can go in large boxes but heavier items should be stored in smaller boxes or you won’t be able to move or lift them. If you have a lot of small items, rather than combining them with other things, buy a set of smaller plastic boxes.
Once you have an idea of what you need to store, you also need to consider where you are going to store it. This again will impact on the type of plastic box you buy. If your only available space is under the bed, then it is no good buying a normal plastic storage box. You need a specific shape that will slide easily under the bed, ideally with wheels and lids that are hinged mid way for easy opening. Garages will take almost any kind of boxes but make sure they are stackable. For storing in an attic make sure you buy smaller plastic containers that you can actually lift up the ladder.
Finally you can decide on the color of the storage boxes you require. This may seem like a silly thing to think about but if your boxes will be on display, say perhaps in a kids room, then they can be color co-ordinated with the surrounding decor. Also different colored boxes can be useful for making organisation of them easier, especially if you have a lot. Their color can denote what is in them. Clothing could be in blue boxes, Christmas decorations in red boxes or sports goods in clear ones. Whatever your system, stick to it and you will feel the benefits when you try to find things in the future.
Plastic storage boxes are so versatile they come in an immense range of colors, shapes and sizes. They can be used to store virtually anything and they make carrying items from place to place that much easier. Get your home organised today so that you can start enjoying it again.
Jasmin is the founder of Plastic-Storage-Boxes.co.uk – a shop full of information on how plastic storage boxes which can help you to sort out your belongings and get organized. Find all of your stuff a home so that you can enjoy yours.