Storage drawers come in all shapes and sizes, but before you invest in plastic storage drawers, there are a few things you need to consider.
Space is perhaps the most important consideration before you invest in plastic storage drawers. What are you trying to store? And what about the weight of the items you plan to store? Even the strongest heavy-duty drawers can only take so much weight. So, you must factor in what the drawer can take versus what you plan to store – this is particularly important if you are going to use the space for tools or equipment. You may need several drawers; you may need additional cabinets. If you are storing toys, then you may need several plastic storage drawers to handle the load.
In terms of space, you can’t just focus on the space you need for storage. You also need to consider what space you have for the drawers. If you’re pinched for space, a slimline lidded plastic storage drawer can slide under a bed or couch. There are stackable options to create vertical storage. If you do plan to stack, be sure that the heaviest items are on the bottom and that the stacked items are stable.
Organisation & Durability
What are you organizing? How do you plan to organize it? If you want to store bills or tax filings, a smaller plastic container might be sufficient. But if you want to organize a child’s playroom, you may need several plastic storage drawers in several cabinets. You can also opt for clear or colored bins – with the latter being ideal for color-coded storage. For example, blue is ideal for storing winter clothes, red for summer wear, green for footwear, and yellow for toys. It’s particularly useful if there are children involved because color-coding is a good way to encourage them to keep their play areas tidy.
If your plan is to use plastic storage drawers to organize your workshop or garage, then you need to consider what you plan to place in them. For example, a standard drawer can handle tools, bits, and pieces. But, if you have chemicals you will want to store them in a separate container. So, consider the materials you plan to use in your storage containers before you invest in plastic storage drawers.
Portability & Convenience
If you need a portable storage drawer, then it needs to be lightweight, handled, durable, and lidded. This is ideal for parents with young children who want to easily grab and transport toys to playdates or to babysitters.
If you use a plastic storage container to gather recycling in-home before you transport it to a larger bin, then a secure lid is key to keeping any residual smells at bay. You should feel comfortable picking it up and hauling it without worrying the lid could come off.
Plastic storage boxes can provide you with a variety of options and solutions if you know how you want them to perform. That is the key to purchasing the right equipment for your needs. Start searching today at RS components.