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Storage and organization tips

A great time to tackle that to-do list is when you're stuck at home. While inside you can declutter that storage space and reorganize that spare room. Here's some storage and organization tips that will make your downtime more productive.

Stackable Storage Creates Space


When you use boxes of different shapes and sizes, you end up with a pile more than a stack, which can be a mess. Using stackable storage boxes creates neat vertical columns that fit in corners and against walls, leaving more space in garages and basements. Choose heavy-duty boxes for higher stacks and frequent access; medium-duty boxes for moderate stack-ability and occasional access, and basic-duty boxes for use with shelving and infrequent access.

  • Look for built-in handles for easy lifting
  • Select storage boxes with lift-off lids for easy access
  • Durable corrugated construction holds up for long-term storage
Stackable Storage Creates Space
Plastic Storage for Heavy-Duty Protection

Plastic Storage for Heavy-Duty Protection


Plastic boxes are ideal for storing just about anything. Safely store (and easily identify) clothes, books, toys, or files in even damp or dirtier areas such as basements, garages, or attics.

  • Look for heavy-duty plastic storage for greater space-saving stackability
  • Select boxes with locking lids to keep contents secure
  • For document storage choose boxes with built in file rails
Platic Storage
Bankers Box

Shred Away Clutter


Simply throwing away confidential documents is risky. But there's a safe way to eliminate paperwork clutter. Destroy sensitive documents with a home paper shredder for peace of mind and to free up space in your home.

  • For higher security use cross-cut or micro-cut shredders
  • If you have young kids at home, opt for a shredder with safety features like Safety Lock or SafeSense┬«
  • Choose a shredder with Quiet Operation to keep noise disruptions to a minimum
Shred Away Clutter
Seasonal Storage Solutions

Seasonal Storage Solutions


Seasonable storage boxes need to be durable enough to be reusable. Use moving boxes for long-term storage that's also easily accessible. Moving boxes are perfect for hauling seasonal items out of attics or up basement stairs. They're stackable and easy to assemble.

  • Try tape-free moving boxes that can be opened and reclosed as needed throughout the year
  • Choose boxes with strong, durable handles for comfortable moving and lifting
  • Try wardrobe moving boxes for more organized seasonal clothing storage

Good Labeling Eliminates Guesswork


Great labeling practices will help keep you on track with all your household organization. Write clearly. Be specific about what's inside the box. Label on the ends of boxes so you can see at a glance what's in your stackable storage.

  • The best storage boxes are heavy-duty that can stack higher and include tear-resistant handles
  • Use a permanent marker to avoid fading and smudging
  • Try colored markers to make labels more identifiable (red for Christmas decorations and green for sports gear)
Good Labeling Eliminates Guesswork
Bankers Box
Good Labeling Eliminates Guesswork