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twitter announced today that it will be removing its implementation of stories dubbed “fleets.” the feature was either loved or hated by twitter users since its initial release last year.

this short-lived feature, which was released in november of last year, will be removed on august 3. twitter acknowledged the controversial nature of the snapchat/instagram clone with the farewell tweet. notably, there was no fleet from the main twitter account announcing the departure of the feature, only a standard tweet.

in the goodbye, the company said it is working on “new stuff.” one can hope that they add the ability to edit tweets, in addition to the new edit audience and monetization features.

in a more detailed blog post, twitter shared that it hoped fleets would make people more comfortable posting onto twitter. as fleets disappear, some of the fleet creation features, like gifs and stickers, will be implemented into the standard tweets composer.

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In the quest to tidy, storage containers can make the difference between an organized home and one heaped with mismatched boxes in the closets and garage. To find the best, we tossed 32 bins and totes down a flight of stairs, left them in the rain, and stuffed them full of books and blankets. We found seven for indoor and outdoor use that’ll keep your stuff clean, dry, and easy to access.

All of our recommended containers will stow your things safely and are easy to carry (or roll around). Our picks include clear plastic storage bins for indoor closets, a heavy-duty garage tote, cheap bins for big projects, an extra-large wheeled bin, an indestructible container that’s great for camping, an easy-access box, and zippered cloth boxes for clothes.

Why you should trust me

Assorted storage containers scattered at the foot of outdoor steps.

I’m Wirecutter’s resident textile writer and I’ve worked on our guides to closet organizing ideas, clothing irons, and ironing boards. I’m also a published quilt designer and former librarian. I’m a born organizer. I have experience maintaining entire school libraries, keeping hundreds of yards of fabric organized, and storing and cataloguing the onslaught of sheets and blankets I’ve tested for Wirecutter.

Best clear plastic storage bins: Iris Weathertight Totes

Stacked Iris storage containers with black handles.

Best for: Seeing what you’ve stored and keeping a range of everyday items from pet supplies to linens inside the home.

Why it’s great: Any closet could benefit from a few Iris Weathertight Totes. They’re sturdy and easy to use and they come in more sizes (12) than any other bins we tested. They were also the tightest-sealing clear bins we tested, thanks to a foam gasket in the lid and extra latches around the edges (most bins have only two on each end). The Irises also stack more securely—each bin’s base sits snugly into a groove on the lid of the one below. In addition, the Iris bins maximize interior space because they have straighter sides than several other bins we’ve tested.

Stacked Iris storage containers.

Iris makes similar totes for three brands: The Container Store (top), Ziploc (middle), and Home Depot (bottom). Colors and sizes vary, but they all work together as a system. Photo: Rozette Rago

A view from above a closed, clear storage container.

Strong latches keep the sides and ends of the lid securely closed. Photo: Rozette Rago

The handle latches of a clear storage container.

The large, smooth latches double as comfortable handles—especially important when the bin is full of heavy stuff. Photo: Rozette Rago

Iris manufactures the Weathertight in slightly different sizes and lid colors for The Container Store, Ziploc, and Home Depot, but you can use them all interchangeably. Staffers who have used these boxes for moving, and to store countless items over the years, highly recommend them. We also recommend the under-bed size in our guide to closet organizing.

The Weathertight Totes receive strong owner reviews, with a 4.6-star (out of five) average across almost 400 customer reviews on The Container Store’s site. We took particular note that commenters—ranging from a personal historian stowing photos and personal documents to small-apartment dwellers—rave about the watertight seal and neat stackability.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Like other polypropylene bins, they’ll become brittle in cold temperatures; we don’t recommend them for storage in a freezing garage or basement. If you live in a temperate climate you can probably get away with using these in a garage or unheated part of the house. But we wouldn’t risk it in colder climates. They chipped and lost latches in our drop tests, so look to our heavier-duty bins if you plan to treat them roughly.

Long-term test notes: Over the past two years, I’ve used the Iris test samples for everything from storing my daughter’s artwork in a closet to housing baby chicks (with a hacked lid to let air flow) until they’re old enough for our family’s chicken coop. The bins have stayed watertight when I’ve left some outside in the rain for weeks here in the Pacific Northwest, and even after they’ve lost a latch or two (which happens a lot), the seal still keeps moisture out. Several other Wirecutter staffers have used these bins for years, although a couple of people have noted that the bins can be smelly when you first get them. Because they stay so well sealed, the smell can transfer to clothes and linens inside, so one senior staff writer recommends throwing some cedar blocks in.

Sizes: 19, 30, 41, 46, 62, 74 quarts (The Container Store); 6½, 19, 30, 41, 62, 74, 103 quarts (Home Depot); 16, 26½, 44, 60 quarts (Ziploc)

Best bins for the garage, basement, and attic: Rubbermaid Brute Totes

A Rubbermaid Brute Tote sitting on a wood floor.

Best for: All-purpose storage in basements, attics, and garages.

Why it’s great: If you want bins for your garage, attic, or basement that can take a lot of abuse, we recommend the Rubbermaid Brute Totes. These containers are made with high-density polyethylene, a sturdier and more temperature-resistant plastic than the clear polypropylene containers we’ve tested, like the Iris Weathertight Totes. The Brute’s molded handles also made them more comfortable to carry than the less expensive garage bins we recommend, the Home Depot HDX. Like most bins we tried, the Brutes didn’t let water in, although in our tests, the deeply grooved lid collected a lot of water, which can attract bugs and bacteria.

A view of the top of the Brute.

The Brute’s deep lid helps it stack more securely but also allows water to pool. Photo: Rozette Rago

A view of the inside of the Brute.

The 20-gallon size we tested was big enough to hold eight throw blankets. Photo: Rozette Rago

A close-up of the Brute's handle.

The large, sturdy handles made this tote comfortable to carry—especially important for heavy loads. Photo: Rozette Rago

The Brute comes in two sizes: 14 and 20 gallons. We tested the larger size and it held 59 books or eight throw blankets. In our drop tests (down a flight of stairs), the Brute was one of our only picks to survive damage-free—the lid popped off, but the container itself was completely intact.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: The Brute’s lid was tricky to open when the bin is empty but it was much easier once the bin was full of heavy books. If you need something more accessible, the butterfly lid of the Akro-Mils bins we recommend might work better.

Long-term test notes: In two years of long-term testing, we haven’t had any problems with the plastic degrading, although we have seen at least one reader comment noting that this happened to their bin. We’ve stored ours in an unheated workshop year-round, and so far the bins look new, have kept the contents dry, and prevent mice and insects from getting in.

Best cheap storage totes: Home Depot HDX Tough Storage Totes

Stacked HDX storage bins towering against a brick wall.

Best for: Organizing on a budget or large-scale projects.

Why it’s great: If you’ve decided that this is the year you’ll organize your basement and you’re looking to stock up on storage, consider Home Depot’s HDX Tough Storage Totes. They come in eight stackable sizes and they’re cheap—you can buy a dozen HDX totes for the same price as one or two of our more expensive picks. Unlike the super-durable Brute totes, the HDX bins are made with polypropylene, so they’re not as tough in extreme cold temperatures and they break more easily when dropped. But if you live in a mild climate or aren’t worried about years-long durability we recommend them for garages and basements. We even spotted them in an episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo in a freshly decluttered garage.

A view from above of the inside of an empty HDX.

Although you could technically use these for closet storage, they’re much bigger than the Iris totes and won’t work as well for most indoor spaces. Even the smallest, 12-gallon size is almost three times as big as the smallest Iris. The HDX totes are reliably available in Home Depot stores—many of our other picks are mostly sold online—so you can see them in person to figure out exactly which sizes you need.

The HDX totes get very strong owner reviews on Home Depot’s site, with a 4.7-star (out of five) average across over 17,000 reviews. Common praise for the boxes include that they stack easily, they’re durable, and they’re a good size for the price.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: In our drop tests, the HDX cracked and lost a small chunk of plastic. The lid stayed on, though, unlike with the Brute Totes. Though the container would probably need to be replaced after a major fall, your stuff would stay inside.

Long-term test notes: Test bins have held up after two years of long-term testing in an unheated workshop, and they seem to be pest-proof: At my house, we used to keep our animal feed bags on a shelf, but after mice began eating into them we moved them to these HDX bins, and the mouse attacks stopped completely. In addition, one Wirecutter staffer says that at her previous job people used these bins to haul AV equipment back and forth to various locations, and they were durable and comfortable to carry.

Sizes: 12, 17, 27, 38, 55 gallons

Best bin for bigger loads: Sterilite 40 Gallon Wheeled Industrial Tote

The Sterilite 40 Gallon Wheeled Industrial Tote sitting on a hard wood floor.

Best for: Oversize items or big loads that are hard to carry.

Why it’s great: The extra-large Sterilite 40 Gallon Wheeled Industrial Tote is helpful for anyone who struggles to carry heavy containers or for those who want to save multiple trips by filling one giant bin instead of several smaller ones. It’s the only bin we’ve found with wheels and a big, comfortable handle that folds down when it’s not in use. Though the HDX bins we recommend come in an even bigger size (55 gallons), they don’t have wheels. In testing we consolidated three bins of holiday decorations into the Sterilite and wheeled it into storage—quick and easy. This bin is bigger than most people probably need (and more than most wirecutter staffers we asked actually want), but if you have the space, it’ll save some backaches. It also didn’t let water in when we sprayed it with a hose.

A closeup of the Sterilite's red, sturdy handle.

The Sterilite gets a 4.6-star (out of five) average across more than 200 customer reviews on Walmart’s site. Commenters use them for everything from camping gear to storing holiday decorations.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: The Sterilite is too cumbersome to carry up and down stairs. In testing the wheels did pop off of this bin—we think that’s due to the sheer weight and size of something this big taking a tumble down a flight of stairs—but we easily reattached them. The container was otherwise undamaged. It’s usually sold in a two-pack (Sterilite told us that it sells the bins to retailers in pairs), which may be more storage than many people need. If you do plan on packing one of these full to the brim, be mindful of weight (we’d recommend things like clothes and decorations over documents and dry goods).

Long-term test notes: I’ve used these bins to pack away all of our family’s holiday decorations for three seasons now, and the wheels, handles, and latches have held up to an increasingly large amount of stuff packed inside, in addition to surviving being dragged up and down a hill and across our gravel drive (our storage room is outside). The bins keep everything dry and secure, and they’ve made digging out the holiday decorations much more pleasant every year. One note: I noticed that while the bin was empty and in storage over this past holiday season, a critter got in and chewed up a small box. This is the first such problem we’ve had, but I’d stuffed the bin so full last year that the lid bent upward, leaving an air gap. So this one is the result of my own user error, not a fault with the bin itself.

Best camping storage bin: Rubbermaid 24 Gallon ActionPacker

The Rubbermaid ActionPacker viewed from the front.

Best for: Keeping things secured and safe outside.

Why it’s great: Take the Rubbermaid 24 Gallon ActionPacker camping or throw it in the back of your truck—it’s the best storage container we found for outdoor use. Nothing we tested, including the smaller and larger ActionPacker sizes, beat the 24-gallon size for its combination of durability, security, and portability. In our drop tests, it outperformed everything else we tried. After we threw it down the stairs, a few corners were a bit dented but the latches held and the lid stayed tightly closed. It’s also our only pick that can be padlocked.

The ActionPacker’s deep, rounded handles make it easier on the hands than the Brute, Roughneck, and HDX bins we tested, and the 24-gallon size is much easier to haul around than its big sibling, the 35-gallon ActionPacker.

A view of the ActionPacker's ribbed top that prevents water pooling.

The ActionPacker’s lid was one of the few we tested that didn’t allow water to pool, so it’s ideal for outdoor use. Photo: Rozette Rago

A closeup of the ActionPacker's lock hole that enables the use of a padlock.

It was the only bin we found that lets you use a padlock for extra security. Photo: Rozette Rago

A view of the inside of the Rubbermaid 24 Gallon ActionPacker.

Like many bins we tried, the molded plastic wastes some interior space. Photo: Rozette Rago

We prefer it to the Brute and HDX bins for long-term outdoor storage, too—those bins have lids with raised lips that help them stack securely but also allow water to collect. If the ActionPacker is sitting outside for long periods, water will run off, so the lid won’t turn into a putrid pool (where bacteria and bugs can fester). This bin is made with durable HDPE, so it will withstand weather better than many others we tested.

On REI’s site, the ActionPacker receives an average of 4.4 stars (out of five) across more than 100 reviews. Many commenters seem to use the box as storage. We saw several commenters saying they’ve used the ActionPacker for years and that it’s held up through all types of weather.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Because of the thick plastic and bulky design, it doesn’t make the most efficient use of the space inside, which is why we don’t recommend it for everyday garage storage.

Long-term test notes: We know these bins can survive tremendous wear and tear. Staffers have kept them outside for years in all kinds of weather (one senior editor has stored hers outdoors in both Los Angeles and in Maine). And one of our two-year-old test samples survived a bear attack last year and is still going strong. The bear stole the bin from outside my chicken coop, dropped it on the latched side until it popped open, and made off with some chicken food. The only lasting damage was a small puncture hole from one of the bear’s claws. The latch still works perfectly, and if I had padlocked the bin (the lock was purchased but sitting in the house forgotten), I’m pretty confident the bear would have failed in its quest for food.

Easiest to open: Akro-Mils KeepBox Attached Lid Container

The Akro-Mils KeepBox Attached Lid Container

Best for: Convenient, easy-to-open storage when bugs and leaks aren’t a concern.

Why it’s great: The Akro-Mils KeepBox Attached Lid Container is the most convenient bin for anyone who struggles with tight lids. The lid has no latches to secure it—its two halves just lift open—so it’s easier to open than any other we tested. The flip-top (also called a butterfly lid) is attached to the container, so it’s also ideal for anyone who tends to misplace container lids. The KeepBox was just as sturdy as the one other butterfly-lid bin we tried (the Quantum QDC2115-12) but about half the price and more widely available. We also like that the KeepBox is clear so you can easily see what’s inside. We’ve seen the KeepBox used to store everything from Legos to home-birthing supplies.

This style of container is used for industrial shipping because it can take a beating and it stacks neatly. It’s made of a polypropylene and HDPE blend, so it’s stronger than the clear polypropylene Iris Weathertight Totes. In our drop tests we didn’t see any damage to the plastic, but the loose lid did fly open. To ensure the lid stays shut on things you want to store long-term, these bins have eyelets at their connection point that can perfectly hold a zip tie. One of our staffers has owned several of these bins for years, so we know they hold up over time.

The KeepBox receives an average of 4.6 stars (out of five) across over 2,000 owner reviews on Amazon. One reviewer uses them to stow Legos, and we saw several mentions of people keeping craft supplies in the boxes. We did note some complaints about the boxes cracking but it wasn’t an overwhelming complaint.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: This is the only plastic container we recommend that let water in when we hosed it down. Water gets in, and bugs can probably also climb in. This isn’t the bin to use to protect your stuff against the elements.

Long-term test notes: We still think these are the best easy-access bins, and although they don’t seal as tightly as our other picks, I was surprised to see how dry, dust-free, and pest-free our test Akro-Mils bin stayed after a year in my storage room. Also, our family used to store pellet litter for my 8-year-old daughter’s indoor rabbits in an Iris Weathertight Tote, and she never reattached the lid because the six latches were too tricky; instead, she frequently left it tossed aside somewhere, which meant stray litter ended up all over the carpet. I switched to the Akro-Mils bin last year, and now she can easily manage the lid—and we never have carpet spills. It’s a secure, accessible alternative to latched bins.

Best cloth storage bins: iWill Create Pro Storage Box with Zipper Lid

A front view of iWill Dustproof Clothes Storage Boxes stacked one on top fo the other.

Best for: Seasonal and long-term clothes storage.

Why it’s great: The breathable, zippered iWill Create Pro Storage Box with Zipper Lid is a simple, inexpensive way to store and protect clothes. It’s perfect for garments that need airflow, like wool sweaters (just keep in mind that they aren’t moth-proof). We also like the iWill for items like scarves and belts—accessories you don’t use every day but still want ready access to. We tested three cloth storage containers and the iWill’s zippered top and structured sides made it the easiest to use. Retrieving items was much less frustrating than with the smaller and more expensive front-loading Container Store Sweater Box, which had to be completely emptied to pull out one thing. We also tried the Sorbus Foldable Bags but they were so floppy that filling them was a challenge—the iWill’s rigid sides were much easier to pack.

a view of the inside of the iWill.

The iWill’s rigid sides and large opening make it easier to fill up than floppier boxes. Photo: Rozette Rago

A closeup of the fabric and zipper of a cloth storage container.

The breathable fabric and zipper are ideal for protecting clothes from dust, although they may not keep out moths. Photo: Rozette Rago

a close-up of the iWill’s handles.

The iWill’s handles made the containers easier to move around a closet or grab off of a high shelf than others we tested that lacked handles. Photo: Rozette Rago

The Iris Weathertight Totes we recommend will also work in your clothes closet and they’re clear, so you can see what’s inside, but we prefer the iWill’s zippered closure to the Iris’s heavy latches, which can feel like overkill when you just want to grab something. We also think the iWill containers are a good-looking storage option for any area where you’ll have to look at them frequently; we’ve seen commenters on Amazon who use them to store weights in a living room, linens in a hall closet, and odds and ends in a car.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: The iWill doesn’t have a slot for a label and because the container is opaque identifying what’s inside is difficult. We tried to attach a few sticky labels but they fell off immediately, so we think a marker or a good memory is the best way to keep track of what’s inside.

Long-term test notes: I’ve used the test samples for two years, and they do a solid job of keeping everything inside clean. They fit neatly on my closet shelves, but they’re not firm enough to stack if I fill them with anything bulky or heavy. They’ve withstood a lot of handling as I take them on and off the shelves, and I appreciate that each lid zips completely open, which makes it easy for me to see everything I’ve stored and to add more stuff.

Size: 17.6 by 13.6 by 9.7 inches

How we picked and tested

To find a range of containers that work for a variety of needs we researched a total of 82 bins and used these criteria to narrow the field:

Holds a lot: We considered bins that would neatly and securely hold a variety of items and stack without wobbling. Organizer Beth Penn told us to look for the squarest bins possible to maximize the space inside.

Widely available: A helpful storage bin is one that’s easy to buy. Some popular bins were hard to find, so we focused on containers sold by multiple retailers or sellers with reliable inventory. Sometimes you need to see a container in person, so we also looked for options that could be picked up in store.

Durable: All bins should have closures that work consistently and materials that won’t break or tear with everyday use. Not every bin needs to withstand heavy abuse, so we also considered some that were less durable but highly practical for storage. Our plastic picks are made with polypropylene (labeled PP, the most common plastic we found) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE, for heavy-duty containers). Both PP (PDF) and HDPE (PDF) will degrade eventually from exposure to oxygen and UV from sunshine—which can cause discoloration—but the bigger concern is cold. Polypropylene can become brittle at just below freezing, which is why we don’t recommend PP bins for storage in an unheated basement or garage. Instead, choose HDPE bins, which won’t become brittle until nearly –100 degrees Fahrenheit. Neither material should be affected by the hottest outdoor temperatures—weaker PP doesn’t break down until about 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

Easy to carry: We tested for handles that didn’t hurt our hands and lids that didn’t dig into our stomachs when carrying a full box.

In 2015 we tested 11 bins; for our 2019 update we tested 21, in a range of sizes. Over the years we’ve simulated flooding and water leaks by hosing the bins down, submerging them in a kiddie pool, and leaving them out in the rain overnight. We’ve dropped them and tossed them down flights of stairs (which, we’ve found, is relaxing and pretty good for stress relief). If a container survived those tests, we filled it with household goods to see how much it held, if it closed when overstuffed, if it stacked securely, and how comfortable it was to carry. We filled clothing boxes with sweaters and hoodies, noting how much the boxes held and how easy they were to pack and empty.

A note about labeling

We recommend investing in a label maker. Labels are easy to remove and replace if you decide to repurpose a box. If you still prefer writing on the bins, we suggest dry-erase markers instead of Sharpies, particularly on clear storage containers. A quick pass with a wet wipe or magic eraser will take off the marker so you can reuse the box. Penn also suggests keeping an index inside the closet so you’ll never forget what you’re storing.

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The competition

2019 testing

Indoor storage

We like the Sterilite Ultra Latch containers, and used to recommend them, but they’re harder to find and come in fewer sizes than the Iris Weathertight Totes.

The lids on the IKEA Sockerbit Boxes don’t latch, which made the boxes uncomfortable to carry and less useful than our picks.

Heavy-duty containers

Rubbermaid’s Roughneck Totes, which we tested in 18-gallon, 10-gallon, and 3-gallon sizes, are excellent, and a favorite with a lot of our staff. They’re just really hard to find.

Attached-lid containers

The Quantum QDC2115-12 storage containers were very similar to the Akro-Mils KeepBox in testing but they aren’t clear and they cost a lot more.

Closet storage boxes

2015 testing

Even when empty, the now discontinued Sterilite 25-Gallon Ultra Tote was warped. Our recommendations are better-made.

More ways to store your stuff


  1. Beth Penn, home organizer and founder of Bneato Bar, email interview, December 27, 2018

  2. Ductile/Brittle Transition Temperature, Omnexus by SpecialChem

  3. Rebeca S. Grecco Romano, Washington Luiz Oliani, Duclerc Fernandes Parra, and Ademar Benevolo Lugao, Effects of Environmental Aging in Propylene Obtained by Injection Molding, AIP Conference Proceedings 1914, December 15, 2017

  4. P.C. Lodi, B.S. Bueno, and J.G. Zornberg, UV Degradation of HDPE and PVC Geomembranes in Laboratory Exposure (PDF), proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics, May 1, 2010

  5. Peter Dunn, Why Do Plastics Get Brittle When They Get Cold?, MIT School of Engineering, June 2, 2009

About your guide

Jackie Reeve

Jackie Reeve is a senior staff writer covering bedding, organization, and home goods at Wirecutter since 2015. Previously she was a school librarian, and she’s been a quilter for about 15 years. Her quilt patterns and her other written work have appeared in various publications. She moderates Wirecutter’s staff book club and makes her bed every morning.

Best Plastic Storage Drawers Buy in 2021

How Plastic Storage Drawers Help You Declutter The Mess?

Many of us are obsessed with buying new things every day. Be it a household item or your wardrobe essentials, everything needs to be kept protected to increase their life. For this purpose, today we have integrated a list of plastic drawers to fulfill all your storage needs. Plastic containers are a great option to house a good variety of things as they are inexpensive, durable and serves a decorative purpose for your home. Let’s dive in and learn about the best plastic storage for your home!



Different Types of Plastic Storage Drawers

Before we hop on to discuss the different uses of plastic storage drawers, let’s learn about the various plastic containers that you can get online or in your local market. 


Plastic Baskets

Plastic baskets are available in a number of different shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. You can always find a plastic basket that can complement the décor of your home if you look hard enough. These storage options are good if you want to store a few, small items. Plastic baskets usually cost more than other types of plastic boxes but are still cheap.


Plastic Cupboards

If you have a lot of stuff lying around the house like kitchen items, important tools, or clothing, getting a plastic cupboard is a good option. Plastic cupboards don’t cost a lot of money and can easily be fitted in any room. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of options available in terms of texture and patterns. Fortunately, you can find these cupboards in a variety of colors and sizes that will suit your tastes.


Plastic Storage Bins

Plastic storage bins are ideal for individuals who have a lot of random things in your home. You can use plastic storage bins to declutter your home. Store the stuff that you don’t need every day in plastic storage bins to be stored in your basement, attic, or some other place in your house.


Plastic Storage Drawers

Plastic storage drawers can easily be added into your existing closet space to help you efficiently store your clothes. You can also organize other things in your house more efficiently with the use of small and large plastic storage drawers. These drawers are rather cheap and are available in a number of sizes.


Plastic Storage Boxes

If you want to store items while keeping them protected, using plastic storage boxes is a safe bet. Plastic storage boxes are often available for very cheap and usually range from small to medium in size.


Trash Can Container

Most people think that they can only be used as trash cans, but there are a number of other uses for these containers due to their shape. These containers can be used in a library or study room to hold extra stuff that an individual might not necessarily need currently but could be of use in the future.


Benefits Of Having Plastic Storage Drawers

If you have decided to use plastic storage containers to help you around the house, you will experience the following perks from incorporating them to your storage routine. 


Cost Factor And Ready Availability

One of the biggest benefits of using plastic storage containers is that they are budget-friendly. On top of that, you can get plastic storage containers almost anywhere. Even if you shop online, you wouldn’t even have to wait a couple of days to get your products. Some online retailers and manufacturers even provide same-day delivery services.


Overall Convenience

It is extremely easy to use plastic storage containers due to these being stackable and storable anywhere in the house without being worried about their condition and sturdiness.


Clear Visibility

This is one of the benefits of using plastic containers that are often overlooked. Imagine a scenario in which you are looking for the paintbrushes that you have stored last year somewhere around your house. You know which room you stored it in but not exactly where in the room did you place it.

Now, you could have easily looked for your brushes without turning the room upside down if you had plastic boxes. This wouldn’t have been possible if you had wooden boxes. You probably would have had opened every box in the room to get to your paintbrushes.



Plastic is one of the most durable material that are present on earth, and you can rest assured that your plastic storage container is also bound to be durable. However, you should still take precautions and purchase plastic boxes from reputed manufacturers.


Aesthetic Factor

Plastic storage containers often rate lower when it comes to their aesthetic factor. However, there are some types of plastic boxes that are rather visually pleasing and can complement nicely with the rest of your home décor like plastic baskets.


Uses Of Plastic Storage Drawers In The Kitchen

Let’s look into the potential uses of plastic drawers in the kitchen. 


Storing Dry And Wet Ingredients

One of the most common uses for a plastic container within a kitchen is to store dry and wet ingredients or food items like spices. It is even better to use seal-tight plastic storage products so that the food items or ingredients stay fresh for longer.


Floating Shelves

You have your containers and dishes in the kitchen, but what if you don’t have enough space to organize them? In this case, you can use floating plastic shelves that you can get installed to your kitchen walls. You can even install those shelves on your own with little to no hassle.


Extra Kitchen Cabinets

You can never have enough space in your kitchen. Furthermore, it is also suggested that you should keep your fine china away from the dishes that you use regularly. And if you don’t know where to store all your fancy kitchen equipment, then extra high-quality kitchen cabinets is the right answer to fulfill your requirements.


Waste Disposal Boxes

You can’t have a kitchen without a dustbin or waste disposal box in it. This is probably the most basic plastic storage item that you can get online. Some waste boxes are also equipped with slide functionality which makes it easier to use.


Using The Rolling Storage Cart

If you like enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and some snacks in your garden or if you simply like to have food outside your kitchen, having a rolling storage cart can really make your life easier. You won’t just be able to put food items on top of the cart, but you can also store various ingredients in its compartments.


If you would like to test all of these uses, you can do that by simply browsing through the list of products that we have shortlisted for you. 


Top 12 Plastic Storage Drawers That’s The Best In The Market



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This is a rolling storage cart that comes with semi-transparent, large-sized drawers. The cart has locking wheels that make it easier for you to move it in whichever direction you want to. The dimensions of this product are 15” L x 25” W x 32” H.



If you want to store some basic kitchen items or equipment in drawers in a more organized manner, this is the product for you. There are six different containers ranging in their sizes to give you the freedom to customize your drawer however you want.



This is a sturdy cabinet that comes with an aluminum-like finish. The cabinet is black in color and has plastic feet that help it escape any possible moisture. This set of plastic storage drawers for clothes, commodities, etc. have good reviews and can be considered as one of the best storage options you can buy in the market. 




Wire baskets are great for storing fruits and vegetables separately inside or even outside your refrigerator. These baskets are deep and can be stacked on top of one another. The baskets are very durable and can hold a lot of your fruits and fresh produce.



You can never have enough small containers in your kitchen to store all sorts of foods and ingredients, and this is exactly what you get if you purchase this product from Freshware. The containers are made with premium craftsmanship that can be easily cleaned. They are a popular option for plastic containers since these are stackable and come handy in parties.


Uses Of Plastic Storage Drawers In The Bedroom

There are also various ways in which you can use plastic storage containers in the bedroom.


Displaying Memories Through Floating Shelves

Your bedroom is your private space, and it is understandable that you would want to showcase some of your memories in it. And what better way to do that by installing some floating shelves near your bed or on some wall?


Your Under Bed Storage

Most people tend to collect a lot of stuff in their bedrooms as they grow older. These items can be very personal and aren’t stuff you want to put anywhere else in your home. This is why you can also utilize the space under your bed to make an under bed storage option for these precious items.


A Fitted Wardrobe

If you want your clothing items to be organized efficiently without ruining the order of your closet, fitting your wardrobe appropriately is the right move. You can do this by putting in various plastic drawers and storage boxes inside the wardrobe to serve as spaces to store clothes, accessories, and other items.



Having a nightstand that holds all the items that you might probably need during the night is always desirable. Get the ideal nightstand by adding some plastic drawers to your nightstand or by getting a durable plastic nightstand.


Here are some of the great plastic storage drawers that you can use for your bedroom: 



This product has 15 floating shelves that have the dimensions of 5” x 5” x 2.5”. These shelves are easy to install and durable. They look good in your room and will last in your room for years.



You can use this plastic storage bin to make an under bed storage for yourself. The dimension of this product is 40” x 20” x 6.125”, allowing you to store a myriad of items in it. You can stack these storage bins over each other to provide more storage. This product also comes with a clear handle for easy portability.



If you wish to organize your closet in a better manner, these plastic shelves will more than come in handy. These shelves are available in all three sizes: small, medium, and large. These shelves are stackable and come with slide railings for easy access.



Opt for this plastic storage unit with three shelves if you are looking for some extra space in your bedroom to store some of your stuff. It is available in white color and will work well with many room’s aesthetic.



This is another storage unit that you can use in your bedroom. This unit is dark in color and has a weave pattern on it to give it a more natural look. There are three shelves in this unit for you to store a myriad of items.


Efficient Uses Of Plastic Storage Drawers For Educational And Creative Purposes

In this last section, we’ll look at some unique ways in which you can use plastic storage containers to help you seamlessly pursue your hobbies and education. Some of those unique uses are mentioned below.


Study Center

If you are a student or if you have a child at home, you know that organizing the study table is never an easy task. But what if you could remedy that problem by coming up with a study center? By using various plastic storage containers, you can arrange all the items that your child can need while studying into various different compartments inside the study table or the general study area.


Arts and Craft Supply Storage

Having an arts and crafts station can be a dream come true for somebody who loves art or is a professional artist. One can easily build arts and craft supply stations with the help of some differently sized plastic storage boxes.


Organized Bookshelf

Organized bookshelves don’t just make it easier to find the book that you are looking for, but they also have a very pleasing aesthetic appeal. By using some plastic separators, containers, or even buying a plastic bookshelf online, you can easily achieve that.


Tool Drawer

You could be a mechanic, engineer, gardener, or you simply love to play these roles in your spare time. Regardless of your profession, you might have a lot of tools for different uses. What better time than now to organize them by using some plastic storage boxes?


If you get started on these tasks then, you will need your plastic containers. If you don’t know where to start searching or what to buy, we have prepared a list of such containers that you can consider purchasing.



This is a plastic container that you can easily use to store all sorts of mechanical tools, gardening tools, and similar equipment. This container has an ergonomic design that makes it easier for to push and pull.



This is another plastic container that is tough and long-lasting. This product can easily be used not just for storing items but also for transporting them over small or large distances. The box comes with a secure lid to keep its contents safe and secure.



This desktop drawer system has three compartments and an open tray top. This makes it easier for students or adults to store items that the might need to study or engage in hobbies like painting or sewing.



This is a multifunctional organizer that is not just for organizing books but also for displaying all sorts of items in rooms or in other parts of the house. This product is available in various sizes and colors so you can store a variety of stuff in it.



This is another plastic shelf that is very durable and sturdy. This shelf can be used for displaying items used in your interests or storing tools and other equipment in the garage or the tool shed.


These are some of the top plastic containers that you can use in various aspects of daily life. Let us know which tip worked the best in making your home a little more organized and beautiful.


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Plastic storage bins are used by many people to store items in their home or a storage unit. But, did you know, you can use them for a whole host of other projects? Anyone can place a storage bin on a shelf and call it a day, but other storage options exist.

Whether you want to take advantage of the space on your walls, in your attic, or other seldom used areas in your home, plastic storage bins give you an easy solution. You can also store more than you think in a storage bin, including Legos, art supplies, and even your kids’ shoes.

Check out this wide selection of uses for plastic storage bins, as well as a wide selection of items that you might not have thought of storing. You can also find ways to decorate plastic storage bins to make them fit in with the decor in your home.

Your hamster can live a luxurious lifestyle in a three-story plastic storage bin building. Sounds like a dream come true for any furry gerbil. They can eat, nap, play, sleep, and exercise on any floor they desire. Find the full guide to building a hamster mansion on Consumer Queen.
Take advantage of the extra space beneath your bed by making under-the-bed storage using nothing more than a plastic storage bin and some caster wheels. You can attach the wheels to each corner of the bin using a drill and some screws. Find the complete tutorial here.
If you have a young daughter or niece, make her a vanity using two plastic bin drawers, some plywood, and a mirror, along with a few other items. This beautiful piece of furniture should look great in a girl’s bedroom. Check out It’s Not Always Black and Whitefor instructions on this great project.
If you live in a small space, turn your unsightly large, plastic storage bins into additional seating. All you need are two large storage bins with lids, a long piece of plywood, some foam batting, and the material you want to cover the seating with. Look herefor more info.

5) Personalized Shoe Storage

An easy-to-use storage solution for shoes if you have multiple kids is personalized shoe storage. Take a set of drawer bins and add the picture of the child to the drawer containing their shoes. Place the whole setup in a closet. This also works great with other items.
For all the knitters, sewers, and craft lovers, this one is for you. All it takes is poking a few small holes into the lid of your plastic bin and you have yourself a new yarn box, color coded and organized to any style you’d like, courtesy of Infinite DIY.
If you need an area to store your gift wrapping supplies, use a set of drawer bins. Either write or attach decals to each drawer signifying what it holds. This allows you to keep your wrapping paper, gift bags, tags, and other items separate.

8) Overhead Garage Storage

If you have carpentry skills, put them to use by constructing an overhead storage space in your garage using a large piece of plywood and some boards. Once in place, use large storage bins to store items in this often unused space.
Another storage idea for an overhead area in your garage or other area in your home is utilizing overhead bin brackets. Once in place, slide your storage bins into place to get them up and out of the area of foot traffic. When choosing bins to use, look for those with sturdy lips.
If you like to garden or fish, you can raise your own worms using two plastic storage bins, one taller than the other. The idea is to give the worms a place to grow while allowing you easy access to them. Check out EPA.govfor more information.

11) Backyard Water Fountain

Now, this is quite the plastic bin transformation — plastic bin to a fancy zen-looking water fountain. This is a perfect DIY backyard project for garden lovers everywhere. It’s affordable, aesthetically pleasing with clear instructions provided by The Garden Glove.
To make a storage bin look nicer, cover it in fabric. If you plan on using them in your home, choose a fabric with a design that goes with your decor. Then apply the fabric using Mod Podge glue. Great fabrics to use include old towels, linen, or fabric you buy from the store.
If you have some large, plastic bins, turn them into a play area for your cats. Stack them on top of each other, and secure them using a hot glue gun. To make them accessible, cut an opening in the front of each bin and fill them with fabric for your cats to lay on.
If you need a place to put up your feet after a hard day at work, then repurpose a large plastic bin as an ottoman. First, attach padding to the lid of the bin. Then, cover the bin with some fabric matching your decor. Finally, place it in front of your favorite chair.
If you or your child loves Legos, then create a wonderful storage solution using storage bins that allow you to store your Legos by color. Start by getting an Ikea Trofaststorage system. This allows you to quickly slide bins of various sizes into the cabinet’s guide rails. Then, label each bin with letters spelling out the color of the bricks inside.

16) Christmas Ornament Storage

This is a genius DIY creation — ornament organizer (try saying that 10 times fast). This is an easy and incredibly wallet-friendly way to keep your ornaments from breaking, cracking, and scratching. It requires a plastic storage bin with two rods drilled in longitude style. From there, you’re ready to hang your ornaments for safe keeping until next year’s holiday festivities come around. The full details are on Craptastic.

17) Bench Seating Storage

If you find yourself with a seating area with room underneath, consider adding a storage bin or two to act as storage. To make the bins blend into the surrounding decor, cover them with a matching fabric, as detailed in this tutorial.
In addition to wrapping your plastic storage bins in plastic to make them more appealing, you can also place wheels on the bottom of them to make them easier to push around. This idea works great when using the bin to clean up after kids.
You can take small, plain-white totes and turn them into stylish organization totes for your home. Paint the tote in the color you want, and add some leather strips to the side of the tote. You can find the project at Love, Create, Celebrate.
You can also fill some plastic storage bins with yarn. You can place them in a storage system, such as the Ikea Trofaststorage system. You can also divide your yarn according to color, just make sure to mark the outside of each container so you know which bin contains which color.

21) Jewelry Organizer and Transporter

For jewelry lovers, sellers, and makers, this plastic bin transformation is for you. Necklaces and bracelets often get into a tangled mess on a day-to-day base. It’s almost impossible to untangle the cluster of chains when it comes to traveling from place to place. This jewelry transporter will help you stay organized and tangle-free. Drill a few holes on the side, and insert metal pegboard hooks. Decorate your jewelry transporter on the outside using colorful duct tape, cloth, or tissue paper!
If you are a lover of board games, you might find yourself short on storage solutions. To combat this, place plastic storage bins on a shelf to store your board games in. You can even store games for your kids lower down, while storing the adult board games higher up.

23) Makeshift Craft Room Storage Idea

If you are like many crafters, you probably find yourself with leftover bits of materials and other items. To store these extra materials, take an old dresser and remove the drawers. Next, stack smaller plastic storage bins with your supplies. You can even label them to make it easier to find what you need.
To take advantage of the vertical storage space the walls in your home provide, consider installing a storage system that utilizes plastic storage bins. These systems have metal brackets sticking out from the wall that allow you to slide a storage bin into place.

25) Office Supply Storage

If you have a set of storage drawers, you can repurpose it to hold your office supplies. Label the outside of each drawer so that you know what is inside. Best of all, you can decorate each individual drawer, giving your storage a more vibrant feel.

26) Top-Entry Cat Litter Box

Top loading litter boxes cost a few pretty pennies, which doesn’t seem worth it given that your pretty penny will be dedicated to your cat’s toilet business. Plastic storage bins serve as great litter boxes for all cat lovers. Grab a box cutter, duct tape, stair-tread carpet, and you’re storage bin will be ready to be “litterfied.” The full details are on The Baroness.
If like many homeowners you have an attic in your home, utilize it for extra storage space. One idea is to build a set of shelves on which to stack plastic storage bins around the perimeter of your attic. This gives you a perfect area in which to store your holiday decorations.
If you have a lot of different medicine you need to take, keep it organized using a small plastic bin drawer. You can label each drawer as to the type of medicine it contains, including medicine for your stomach, allergies, and other medical issues.
If you keep different type of batteries on hand, store them in a small plastic bin drawer so you always know where they are. To help you quickly determine what type of battery each drawer contains, make sure to label each drawer.
Just like with batteries and medicine, a small plastic bin drawer is a great storage solution for electronic components. Make sure to label each drawer as to what it contains. Some of the different component types include audio, video, USB, and networking.
Plastic bin drawers tend to be unsightly and seldom match your decor, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Snag some decorative tissue paper, napkins, glue, scissors, and an hour of your time to transform your plastic bin drawers to be IKEA worthy. Scope out Pinterestfor design inspiration!
You can also use a small bin drawer to store your art supplies. Whether you like to paint, draw, or some other medium, these small drawers allow you to divide up your supplies according to color and type. You should also label each drawer so you can quickly find what you need.
This idea can help liven up your next party. Take some medium to small plastic storage bins, and decorate them for the theme of your party. Next, fill them with snacks and set them out on the table.
Large, plastic storage bins work perfectly as planters. If you plan on using them as a permanent planter, make sure to drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage. You can also paint them to go along with the rest of the decor in your outdoor areas.
Add a fancy toy box to your living room! Plastic bins may make moving easy, but as decor around the house … not so much. Its plain looks and dull colors will seem out of place in a nicely decorated home. It doesn’t take much to dress up a plastic bin to match the style of your house. All that is required is your choice in burlap fabric and wrapping paper, which can be easily found at the dollar store or your local Target. Check out Creative Dominicanfor the step-by-step details for this toy chest upgrade.

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The next time you find yourself in need of a storage solution for your items, consider plastic storage bins. Coming in a variety of sizes, you can also use plastic storage bins for a variety of other uses, including raising worms, growing plants, and many other projects around the house.

Plastic storage bins are used by many people to store items in their home or a storage unit. But, did you know, you can use them for a whole host of other projects? Anyone can place a storage bin on a shelf and call it a day, but other storage options exist.

Whether you want to take advantage of the space on your walls, in your attic, or other seldom used areas in your home, plastic storage bins give you an easy solution. You can also store more than you think in a storage bin, including Legos, art supplies, and even your kids’ shoes.

Check out this wide selection of uses for plastic storage bins, as well as a wide selection of items that you might not have thought of storing. You can also find ways to decorate plastic storage bins to make them fit in with the decor in your home.



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