When preparing for moving or storage, it’s important to choose the right storage containers to protect your valuable and irreplaceable items from weather and pests. Selecting the right storage containers, however, can be overwhelming, as there are many different options on the market.
From cardboard to heavy-duty plastic bins, each container type has its pros and cons, which we’ll explore below.
Many people first turn to cardboard boxes for moving and short-term storage. They’re affordable, usually easy to find, and come in a variety of sizes.
If you need to store items that won’t be affected by moisture, such as plastic items, cardboard is a great option. Although, reinforced boxes are available for extra stability.
Cardboard wardrobe boxes are convenient for hanging and accessing clothes.
With snap-tight containers and user-friendly grips, plastic storage containers are more sturdy than cardboard boxes, especially when storing for long-term storage.
Translucent containers can make a small storage space easy to organize and navigate, and you can choose from a variety of sizes.
If you can afford the investment in these storage containers, there’s not much downside to organizing your items this way.
Larger, heavy-duty storage bins are best for long-term storage or especially valuable items.
Depending on the brand and style, you may be able to choose various colors to organize items further. For example, you can reserve red storage bins for Christmas decorations, blue storage bins for out-of-season clothes, etc.
Heavy-duty bins often have reinforced bottoms, wheels, and large handles to allow for dragging or more comfortable lifting.
When selecting the best storage option for your valuables, it’s important to consider:
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