Ten nifty uses for a plastic storage box. Try them!
19 October 2016
What can we say? We just love plastic! It’s durable, easy to clean, lightweight, and comes in different shapes and sizes. In this post, we’re going to focus on the essential plastic item – a plastic storage box.
HERE ARE TEN NIFTY USES FOR THIS MUST-HAVE HOUSEHOLD ITEM:
1. STORE YOUR SHOES
If you have a large shoe collection, you will need to organise it properly in order to get the best use out of each pair – or even just be able to find the pair you’re looking for! Don’t leave your shoes lying on the cupboard floor – store each pair in a see-through plastic shoe box. This will keep each pair clean and safe, and make it easy to find the pair you need without unpacking your whole cupboard. Plus, plastic boxes are stackable which is a huge space saver.
2. KEEP YOUR KEEPSAKES SAFE
Do you collect your children’s’ art, old photos, sentimental items, or gifts? Use plastic storage boxes that seal properly to keep these items clean, dry, and organised. Even better if the box has wheels and sturdy handles so you can easily wheel it off to your storage area.
3. GET CRAFTY
Plastic storage boxes are a great way to keep all your crafting or DIY materials organised and, if you have little ones, away from prying fingers. Yarn, paints, fabrics, threads, coloured pencils… they can all fit in a storage box or two. Fit the size of the box to the task at hand – small plastic containers can hold small items, such as pins, clips, and ribbon, all ready and waiting for next time.
4. TIDY UP TIME
Traditional children’s toy boxes can be heavy and bulky and, if they are made of wood, they’ll need special treatment for bora. Rather opt for plastic storage boxes to store your children’s toys or bring a sense of order to their play area at the end of the day. Neat and clean, they’re also easy to pack and stack.
5. BATHROOM BLISS
Need help organising your bathroom shelves or storing extra toiletries? Use plastic boxes! Small ones for organising shelved items or bathroom accessories, or use bigger versions for storing items like bulk toilet paper and cleaning products. Again, the easy-cleaning and lightweight nature of plastic makes this kind of storage a bathroom must!
6. SEASONAL STORAGE
Have items of clothing that you want to keep but aren’t going to wear for a season? Store these in a plastic storage container. See-through ones can be useful at a later stage or clearly mark a full-colour one with details of its content. And, as mentioned, most plastic storage containers, can be stacked, saving on space.
7. PAPERWORK PILES
No space in your home office for a large filing cabinet? Or have a desk that’s overflowing with paperwork and nowhere to put it? Use a plastic storage box! It can act as a paperwork and record keeper. Stacking these boxes can also be a major space saver.
8. GARAGE GOODIES
Need a place to store smaller tools or items like screws or work cloths? Use plastic storage boxes in your garage for organising all your smaller hand tools and accessories – they’re sturdy and easy to handle which makes them the perfect pick for the handy man in your family.
9. OUT IN THE GARDEN
Use a plastic storage box as a receptacle for gardening rubbish or as a basket for veggie cuttings and flower bulbs. Again, it’s easy to carry around and clean, even if it’s been sitting in the dirt.
10. CABLES CHAOS NO MORE
Think about your phone, laptop, Kindle, camera… We live in a digital work and each electronic device has a cord or cable attached to it. Instead of losing them or seeing them tangled in a drawer or scattered around the house, roll up each cable, secure it, and place it neatly in a storage box. Now, they’re easy to find when needed.
When it comes to storage, you can’t go wrong with a plastic box – it’s durable, lightweight, and functional, and everyone should definitely have more than one! Visit your local Household Plastic factory shop and choose as many boxes as you’d like for all your storage needs.
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