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A Storage Dream – PVC Storage Box and Plastic Bin Organizer

Any space that doesn’t get used on a regular basis, like a closet, garage or basement, can quickly turn into an avalanche prone mountain of stuff. Do yourself and your family a favor by making the most of any space while also making stray toys, holiday decorations or sporting equipment easy to find. Storage that makes the best use of space and is accessible doesn’t have to be hard to find.

pvc storage box organizer

pvc storage box organizer

While oversized plastic bins are a great storage option, having them stacked in your garage or basement can make them difficult to access. A plastic storage box rack like the pvc storage box organizer houses boxes without the inconvenience of not being able to to access boxes below. This rack only takes up slightly more room than the boxes do by themselves and allows you to pick out any of the individual boxes without having to move those above it.

Look for a rack with a narrow design to clear space in the garage so it’s easy to park your car and walk through. Perfect for storing sporting equipment, oversized bins are also a great way to store things like gardening supplies. Having these bins in an easy to access place makes getting ready for practice a breeze. You could even grab a bin and throw it in the back of the car.

In a game room or play area look for shelving options that feature cubbies, so you can use them as open shelving or with baskets to hide odds and ends. This is a quick way to get toys or games off the floor. Choose a basket that best suits your needs and décor, like a mesh wire style for maximum durability or a woven basket to create a warm and casual look.

Carrying Plastic Bins and Collapsible Crates in Cleveland

I had this dear old friend that had saved up all his hard earned money and made a move to the big city, Cleveland.  The only problem was, he didn’t save up much money at all and had to rent the smallest apartment in the entire Midwest.  “I don’t mind the size, it is cozy,” he would tell us all.  Well truth be told it was not cozy at all and it had only one miniscule closet for storage.

Collapsible Crate

Collapsible Crate

This type of tiny domicile is the kind of place that could really use some convenient collapsible storage or plastic bins.  Well luckily for my dear old friend I hooked him up during his box-in-the-wall-warming party with an innovative collapsible crate!   As he carefully unwrapped his gift from me, he noted how thin the present was – In fact he thought it was a book.  Nay my friends, it was simply the amazing collapsing action of this storage accessory, folding down to just 2.25”!

As he examined his new home storage item, he talked about how useful this crate will be for his weekly five mile walking trips to the grocery store, or for storing Mackinaw peaches when they come in season.  I told him the wonderful news that they are available in different colors from StacksandStacks.com: Blue, Black and Red! (I got him red; it matched his curtains.)

About six months later I went back to visit my old friend.  He had turned into a collapsible crate kingpin! There were blue crates, black crates and red crates all neatly folded up in his closet.  I asked him, what was with all the storage boxes?  And he replied, “Mackinaw season went on for three months straight!  I just kept buying them and buying them, and that folding crate was the perfect peach storage solution.”
There was just one storage crate that was still folded out. It was filled to the brim with peach pits.

The Best Plastic Bins For Lights!

Holiday Light Box with Wing-top Lid and 4 Dividers

Holiday Light Box with Wing-top Lid and 4 Dividers

I love the Holliday Season! I love the smell of cranberry orange bread baking, the colorful ornaments on the tree, and especially the lights! They are simply mesmerizing!

 

As much as I love them once they’re up, the most difficult of all my Christmas decorations to deal with are those strands of lights. I’ve been through too many years of trying to unwind tangles balls of wire and lights to do it any longer.

That’s why I purchased one of these Iris Holiday Lights Storage Boxes. They are by far the easiest way I have found to store those messy strands of holiday lights without tangles.

Each one of these heavy-duty plastic storage boxes comes with a set of 4 corrugated cardboard “spools” to wrap those pesky lights around to keep them tangle-free. The bins are lightly frosted so you can see the contents without opening the lid. The cranberry red wing-top lid keeps moisture and dust out and groves on the lid allow them to stack easily.  These great plastic boxes and spools work really well for storing garland too!

They each measure 10 7/8″H x 13 7/8″W x 18 1/4″D, are sold singly or as a set of two, and can be purchased at stacksandstacks.com.

No More Confusion: Plastic Bin Labels

bin-labels

bin-labels

I have a ton of plastic bins in my garage! I store my Christmas decorations, off season clothes, kid’s outgrown clothes and toys, art and craft supplies, my grandmother’s china and a slew of other stuff that I should probably go through. 🙂

I have written directly on my Christmas bins with permanent markers to identify the contents, but I don’t want to do that with some of the other bins as the contents will most likely change over time.

So I found these great little Bin Labels! They are little adhesive backed plastic envelopes that come with little write on cards that slip inside. You can easily write the contents of the bin on the card and place the plastic sleeve anywhere on the bin so you can identify its contents easily without having to open it! Change the contents? Change the card!

These are great for kids toy bins, too! You can even place a picture of the bin’s contents on the card for children who aren’t reading yet so they can be organized, too!

I picked these bin labels up at Stacks and Stacks dot com.

How would you use these Bin Labels?

Plastic bins – the new catch-all for…well…everything!

 

Plastic bins are becoming the answer to many of our organizing issues. With many different sizes, shapes and sets we can custom organize anything, really. Some bins have wheels, some have holes and some have drawers. The options are endless and sometimes that in itself can become a little overwhelming.

I use plastic bins in almost every room of my home. Not only are they affordable, they are stackable and very easy to clean and reuse. Better yet, they are great for containing items that may have an odor or need to be water and pet proofed as well!

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