Homeowners generally have many belongings that will, at some point or another, require storage. Maybe the Christmas decorations that you only pull out once a year, or the extra baby toys that your child has outgrown but you aren’t ready to toss, or the huge pile of clothes you’ve been waiting to reuse or give to Goodwill. When storing your belongings, organization is a top priority. It is important that these things are easily accessible when you are ready to use them to ensure that you aren’t searching through piles of clothes for the Christmas ornaments, or searching through Halloween decorations to find the newborn clothes for your new baby. Having sturdy storage containers to house your belongings, especially valuables, is highly recommended and is much more cost efficient than renting large storage lockers. You have a few different options when choosing how to store your belongings.
The most practical, economical, and reliable storage ideas that can easily be found in most stores include:
- Plastic boxes
- Metal safes
- Storage bin rentals
Plastic boxes are available in many different sizes and are a great tool for organization because you do not have to open the lid to see what’s inside. They are waterproof, more lightweight, and less expensive than wood or metal boxes, making them easier to transport. You can find boxes designed with coasters or rollers so that they can be moved from one room to another with little to no effort. You can also find durable plastic boxes equipped with a combination code for added security.
Metal safes are durable, fireproof, and waterproof, making them an ideal and safe place to store money, important documents, and jewelry. They can be bulky, conspicuous, and can be very expensive. Metal safes are generally used for storing smaller items; larger, more expensive items—especially those that need climate control, such as paintings or textiles—would benefit from being stored in a bank vault.
Storage bin rentals
Unlike lockers and metal safes, storage bins are just the right size for storing valuables that need to be protected from outside elements, especially fire and water. Compared to regular storage lockers, these bins are secure, inexpensive, smaller, and mobile, making them the perfect choice for those who are planning to relocate. They are also suitable for long-term storage since they can be stored in a storage facility if you do not have enough space in your home. BINS, located in Columbus, Ohio, offers storage bins that are made of 100% recycled materials and are specifically designed to be mold resistant, making them ideal for storing important items such as heirlooms, clothing, and other items with sentimental value, especially over long periods of time.