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streeteagle1
advice needed for storing boxes

Can anyone advise or recommend a way for me to store multiple boxes within my home or gagage ??? The storage racks sold at big box stores are not enough. I currently am renting a off site storage unit and paying over one hundred dollars per month money has gotten tight and I would like to close out the unit. Thanks...

A. Spruce
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

Depends on what's in the boxes, how often you get into them, and how heavy they are.

I personally like to use plastic totes with lids. When empty they stack together neatly, when full you can stack them several high as long as they're not heavy. You can mark them with their contents, etc.

The best containers have integrated hand grips. This makes the bin easier to store without the handles getting in the way. Integrated handles are also a lot stronger.

dj1
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

I'm not quite sure I understand your question. To store stuff, you box it or you put it in plastic containers, label them and stack them as high as you can go. So what's the question?

ed21
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

Metal shelving units come in many sizes & capacities from the cheapest lightweight models to heavy duty shelves that can hold many hundreds of pounds. May have to go beyond big box stores. google will give you ideas.

susanmiller696
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

Why don’t you just sell the not so necessary or important item or throw them!

motoguy128
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

IF money is tight... sell or throw out some of hte stuff.

I figure if I haven't touched the item in 2-3 years, unless it's a heirloom, unique or valuable, it should be thrown out.

We would have thrown out a large chunk of the junk in our basement when we moved last year, but we got pressed for time since we had a expedited closing to suit the buyer.

+1 on totes. Stack heavy totes on bottom and lighter ones on top.

But it's worth repeating, is some of the stuff really worth keeping and buying totes, shelves or paying for storage.

I'll ask it this way, if the storage shed burnt down, would you replace any of thsoe items? IN not, toss or sell them.

dj1
Re: advice needed for storing boxes
motoguy128 wrote:

IF money is tight... sell or throw out some of hte stuff.

I figure if I haven't touched the item in 2-3 years, unless it's a heirloom, unique or valuable, it should be thrown out.

We would have thrown out a large chunk of the junk in our basement when we moved last year, but we got pressed for time since we had a expedited closing to suit the buyer.

+1 on totes. Stack heavy totes on bottom and lighter ones on top.

But it's worth repeating, is some of the stuff really worth keeping and buying totes, shelves or paying for storage.

I'll ask it this way, if the storage shed burnt down, would you replace any of thsoe items? IN not, toss or sell them.

You're not talking about my garage, are you?

A. Spruce
Re: advice needed for storing boxes
dj1 wrote:

You're not talking about my garage, are you?

I don't think that is a conversation that any of us want to enter into. :eek::p:D

Myong Krois
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

We would have thrown out a large chunk of the junk in our basement when we moved last year, but we got pressed for time since we had a expedited closing to suit the buyer.

jackgault
Re: advice needed for storing boxes
A. Spruce wrote:

I don't think that is a conversation that any of us want to enter into. :eek::p:D

hahah :D mine is a nightmare

ka.two
Re: advice needed for storing boxes

For storing plastic boxes in the basement I like those big resin shelving units. But if you are buying plastic boxes make sure that they have a flat top. Some rubbermaid boxes have a rounded lid which is not suited for stacking.

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