At one point in my life, I decided that I needed to organize my home. With my busy life (jobs, family, home, hobbies) house cleaning got to the point where it was almost completely neglected. This led to frustrations and elevated stress levels. Coming home from work to a messy and cluttered home is not ideal. I did some research on different storage methods and options. I found that there are storage containers for sale that would help me to take back my home from clutter’s firm grasp.
There are many different storage options on the market. Plastic storage bins are one such option. I immediately liked this option because these storage boxes would allow me to pack away my things into a neat, customized storage system that would allow easy and fast access, while cutting down on needless clutter. The first criteria I needed when researching these containers was portability. If the containers were made of steel or wood, how could I haul them around? Finding plastic storage containers for sale was what I needed. I needed to find some portable storage containers for sale. To save space, these containers needed to be stackable. This was the second requirement. Third, I needed to find cheap storage containers for sale. Spending a ton of money on plastic storage boxes wouldn’t work out very well, as we are on a strict budget. Finding storage bins that were heavy-duty and functional was the fourth criteria.
To satisfy all of my requirements meant that I needed to shop around. Almost every store out there, including grocery stores, carry plastic storage bins of some kind. They come in many different sizes and colors. I liked using the different colors to separate and store items by category. Clear storage boxes also were nice, because I could see all the items in a specific box, making it easy to find an item without pulling out many boxes. To satisfy the portability requirement meant that I needed to stay away from heavy materials, such as wood or metal. Plastics are lightweight, and very durable. I went with plastic storage containers in the end. Most plastic storage boxes on the market are stackable, and as long as you get boxes from the same company, they will match up very well. I also noticed that containers with removable lids aided in storage of empty containers because they could be stacked within each other. As you can probably tell, saving space is very important to me. Finding used storage containers for sale aided me in my quest to find a viable storage system, while saving money. Army surplus stores will probably have the cheapest containers, but be careful to buy containers that don’t smell. A lot of them at my local army navy store smelled like mothballs. Another way to go is Walmart. Walmart has a wide variety of plastic storage bins that are cheap. Durable storage containers were very important to me as well, because stacked storage boxes could collapse, damaging your belongings.
These requirements were all met by plastic storage containers that can be found almost at every store. Try a few out to make sure they suit your needs. I ultimately went with many different kinds. I got a few waterproof storage containers to hold survival equipment, in case we need to leave our home. They are kept waterproof by a heavy duty lid clamp with an o-ring system. I purchased different colors to categorize my items, as well as clear boxes. Large boxes were good for the garage. I stored tools and other large, bulky items in large plastic containers. Smaller containers were ideal for inside my home (closets, cabinets).
What I have seen since organizing my home has been very surprising. When messes appear, it is very simple to throw the mess items into a container and stow it away. Gone are the days of coming home to a messy house. We now have more time to enjoy our hobbies, as well as spend more free time with family. The frustrations is gone, and extra stress from home has been dissipated. I highly recommend organizing your homes in a similar fashion. It will save you time in the long run – time which you will be able to use on things you enjoy.