A minimalist living is now one of the popular trends. There is a statement that a storage is not a minimalist lifestyle. But it is a mistake. There are situations when your house should be decluttered. Or maybe you are moving out or just selling your house? In this case, the storage is the best solution to get rid of the unnecessary things. And a storage container is just the case. Moreover, the containers can be sold again, if you do not need them anymore.
We will give you an example. We have got a garage sale a few weeks ago. This sale was massive, because the owner had the antique products. You should have seen this! There were a lot of stuff. She also used plenty of containers. There were small and big storage containers, as well as old and new ones. It was good-looking and handy.
|Stack-On||Can be divided in up to 17 compartments.|
Secure snap-fit latches lock the
contents in place.
Built in handle for easy carry
|3.4" x 17" x 13.1"||3 pounds|
|NanaPluz||Clear drawers show you exactly|
what you’ve stashed inside
|15.5" x 13.2" x 27.75"||7 pounds|
|Storage bin is a heavy-duty|
storage container used for
storing and transporting items
|44.5" x 28.1" x 17.3"||7.2 pounds|
|Sterilite||Made in USA.|
Channeled walls and thick
rim provide added strength
and rigidity in this more
Deep recessed lids provide
secure stacking capabilities.
|23.9" x 18.1" x 15.2"||32 pounds|
|Seville Classics||16 Durable Sliding|
and Locking Polypropylene
(PP) Bins (12 L, 4 XL)
|14" x 36" x 56"||74 pounds|
|Sterilite||Made in the USA|
Indexed lid for secure stacking.
Equipped with wheels for easy
transportation of heavy loads.
|36.6" x 21" x 19.5"||9.75 pounds|
|Greenpro||Made of durable polystyrene|
strong frame with non-breakable
Can be wall mounted,
includes necessary hardware,
or can be stacked on a table.
|15" x 7.3" x 19"||6.4 pounds|
|Akro-Mils||Rugged, high-impact polystyrene|
frame can be stacked or wall mounted.
Ideal for crafts, beads, hardware,
fishing, and more, made in the USA
|20" x 16" x 7"||7.5 pounds|
|BIGANT||smart crates are the ultimate space-saving|
solution that combines packing, transport
and storage into one reusable, collapsible
container; interlaced design that adds to
the durability and also allows you to
easily view the contents
|21.3" x 14.2" x 11.8"||5.29 pounds|
|Muscle Rack|| High-density polyethylene plastic.|
Great for indoor and outdoor storage
Very strong heavy duty construction
|23.5" x 19.5" x 13.5"||12.19 pounds|
There are also many companies that use big containers. Some of them are great, and others are not. As to me, I have a deal just with storage or moving companies. And I know how the goods may be damaged if they have not used a proper storage container. And when you choose a container, you should take some important factors. A success in having a good storage container depends on a product size, temperature, and product’s weight. A place where you will keep containers also matters. It should be easily accessible.
These factors are very important. If you want to see the content of the container, choose a clear storage container. However, these containers do not last long. Also, you may need to access the container easily, and so the weight of the container should be light. It may have wheels for better transportation.
So, if you want to have a quality container, you have to consider all those factors. When you are moving, the storage containers may be thrown (it happens, believe me). So, why to put fragile things at a risk? And if you do not move, you have faced a situation when you drop a thing, haven’t you?
By the way, you can save money if you keep the storage containers right. A direct sunlight or cold weather will affect your container, it may be broken, or cracked, and so you will have to buy another one. Keep this information in mind.
Some storage containers may have a snap-close handle, and others have just a lid to tightly close the container. These two options are good but if you tend to fill the container up, you will not be able to put a lid on it and close it tightly. And in this case, all your things may fall off if you take the container.
Before buying any storage container, we recommend you to read reviews on the site. You should focus on the quality of a product. Consider reviews that have at least 4-star rating. In this case, this product deserves your attention. Then you may compare prices of the containers on different websites.
Before getting a new garage storage container, you decide on a size. It may be small, midsize, and large storage container. Moreover, you can also consider aesthetically pleasing containers. Maybe, you have a fashion garage, or place, and you need containers with the same color or print. Now it is all possible! And we can truly say that now the storage containers are not ugly, they can be original and beautiful.
You have probably seen the ads of the storage container, and the size of the lid is mentioned there. This may be tricky because they do not tell the exact size of the container bottom. So be attentive and read carefully about the dimensions of the container you are going to order. It would be a bad situation when you will receive your garage container but it turned out small. In this case, you can ask for a refund and then order the bigger one. But who has some spare time?
So, as you see, there are many brands and options offering great storage containers for every need. Rubbermaid and Steralite are the most popular manufacturers of the containers. They produce quality products. Let’s consider the benefits of the container sizes.
Small containers are rather popular and handy. They are made of translucent plastic, and so you can see everything you put in the container. You can keep small items and protect them against bad weather conditions and dust.
Pay attention to the lid. The small containers cannot be stack from floor up to the ceiling. But you can use the small containers on the shelves, or in boxes to have more organized space. To me, they are very convenient for small spaces because you can also organize various drawers where you collect some stuff. Some small items may be lost in this pile of things but due to the small storage containers you will always have a neat space and will not lose anything.
You may consider the following small containers: