Home Organizing with 1-Ton Storage Bins


In our hectic, busy lives, it is easy for a family to accumulate a lot of stuff. Eventually all this stuff can create clutter, which can then lead to chaos in the home. Clutter generally accumulates because we run out of space. To become more organized and maximize the space in our homes, the use of 1-ton storage bins is a practical solution.

The 1-ton storage bins offer plenty of storage space at a reasonable price. These storage bins are available with a wide variety of useful features, such as, stackable, with lockable lids, with wheels for easy mobility, in plastic, in metal, and in different colors. Moreover, 1-ton storage bins can be stored inside or outside — in a garage, a basement, a patio, or back yard.

A 1-ton storage bin is quite versatile and has the capacity to store some large-sized items, as well as a number of smaller items. Storage bins can be equipped with dividers, compartments, or smaller transparent storage bins to accommodate smaller items. Smaller storage bins may also be used to store fragile items to avoid damage during storage. Printed labels will improve easy access. For optimum organization and visibility, it is a good idea to keep the most frequently used items near the front of the storage bins. This will ensure that these items will be easy to retrieve when necessary.

Some practical uses for 1-ton storage bins are listed below:

1) Storage for Holiday Decorations

At the top of the list would be Christmas decorations — Christmas trees, tree lights, tree ornaments, outdoor lighting, outdoor decorations, gift wrap, bows, ribbons, and festive table linens. Plus, there are decorations for other holidays during the year, including New Year‘s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving Day. If a single 1-ton storage bin does not do the job of storing all decorations, then the use of stackable bins would be an ideal solution.

2) Storage for Clothing and Toys

Children’s rooms are often small and usually lack built-in storage. Yet, these rooms are a host to out-of-season, or outgrown, clothing and surplus toys. Kids cannot stay organized when closets are crammed and drawers are stuffed. Their rooms can become better organized by sorting and storing unused clothing and surplus toys in a 1-ton storage bin. Children can be creative and make simple graphic labels for any smaller storage containers enclosed. Pictures of socks, shirts, dolls, cars, trucks, blocks, puzzles, or books will especially help younger children identify the contents of smaller storage bins easily. On one rainy day, the stored toys can be swapped for other play things. The stored toys will have a freshness that will regain the interest of the children.

3) Storage for Household Emergency Supplies

Household emergency supplies can be stored in a 1-ton storage bin. The supplies should contain enough food, water, and other supplies to last for several days in the event of a power outage or other disaster. Survival supplies can include non-perishable food items, flashlight and batteries, manual can opener, paper and plastic eating utensils, blankets, a change of clothing, battery operated clock radio, and first aid kit.

4) Other Storage

< Sports equipment — Organize and store tennis rackets, baseball bats and mitts, fishing poles, basketballs, volleyballs and nets, badminton sets, skateboards, skis, soccer balls, golf clubs and balls, gym bags until the next sports event. If the family is also active in camping activities, tents and other camping gear can be added to the storage bin.

< Gardening supplies – Store soil, flower pots, fertilizer, watering cans, small hand tools, lawn and power tools in a 1-ton storage bin. Safety goggles, dust masks, work gloves, fold-up lawn chairs and tables can be stored as well.

< Exercise equipment – Store weights, exercise pads, portable fold-up equipment while the family uses a health club membership and its equipment to stay fit.

< Suitcases – Unpack and store suitcases until the next trip.

The use of 1-ton storage bins can help ensure that “there is a place for everything, and everything in its place.“
They are sturdy, versatile, and can hold a number of items for either short or long-term storage.

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jasonjason – who has written posts on Home Tips Plus.
I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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