Load up your truck with the essentials, and keep them safe, in storage bins. (Amazon/)
Think you have a lot of stuff? You do. The average home in the United States is filled to the brim with things—about 300,000 items, according to experts. And ten percent of Americans keep even more stuff in rented storage units.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that storing all that stuff means people spend a staggering amount of time searching for lost items in their piles and piles of possessions. The Daily Mail reports that people lose 198,743 items over a lifetime—which works out to nine lost items every single day. That means you’ll spend 153 days (3,680 total hours) of your life just looking for those lost things.
If you have a lot of those “Where is my…?” days (and if you like the outdoors, you probably have a ton of gear, and have those days often) or if you simply feel that you’re surrounded by your stuff, storage bins will make your life vastly better. But what kind of storage bins is best for your stuff and your storage space?Best Storage Bin for Under Bed: Homz Underbed Storage BinBest Stackable Storage Bins: Sterilite Stacking Storage BinBest Storage Bin for Rough Use: Rubbermaid Locking Storage BinBest Storage Bin with Wheels: Iris Wheeled Storage BinBest Storage Bins for Color-Coding: Storex Project Box
Things to Consider When Shopping for the Best Storage Bins
Storage bins seem like they’re just glorified plastic boxes, but they vary in storage volume, shape, color, stackability, portability, and security. Matching those features to your storage needs is key to effectively organizing your stuff.)