Did you know that clutter can take a toll on our mental well-being, sleep, ability to focus, and our productivity? In a modern world where the average person is kept busy by work, family, and social commitments, it is easy to neglect our home organisation. We allow the mess to build up in our homes when instead we should feel relaxed and comforted. Accumulating clutter allows for chaos to reign, if only there were a solution…
Plastic storage containers. They are really a very simple, but versatile solution to mess. Coming in all shapes and sizes, plastic storage containers allow organising your home to become a simple and easy task.
In this blog, we’ll explore their benefits and how best to use them. Let’s go.
Benefits of plastic storage boxes
What good is a plastic storage container if it comes in just one shape and size? Fortunately, they come in all different shapes and sizes, colours and uses. Whether you need small containers for finer items or large boxes for bulky objects, there’s a plastic box for you. Not only that, but some plastic storage containers have the ability to stack, or some come with lids for protecting your items, how versatile?
Plastic storage boxes are much more durable than cardboard alternatives, meaning they’re set to last, guaranteeing your items are kept safe and free from damage. Rebox’s storage containers are made from recycled materials meaning they are kinder to the environment and can withstand wear and tear easily.
- Moisture resistant
Plastic is resistant to moisture and humidity, unlike most other materials. You never need to worry about your precious belongings becoming subject to water damage once inside the protection of a plastic container, which means they can be stored in garages, lofts, and even bathrooms!
Finally, if you find you don’t have a lot of floor space, maximising vertical space is a game-changer. Rebox’s plastic stackable containers are designed to stack one on top of the other, meaning you can make the most of your available space.
Getting started with your home organisation
Step 1: Assess the situation
Before getting stuck in, it’s a good idea to first assess your needs and decide what kind of storage containers you’ll need. Go all around your house and pick out where the problem areas are, is it the kitchen, garage, or office? Also, make note of how much space you have in each room and what you can afford to dedicate to storage. Assessing your needs will also make it easier to pick out the right size and shaped boxes to fit in each room and to neatly store your items.
Step 2: Choose the right boxes
Now you know your needs, you need to find the right plastic storage boxes. There are a few factors to consider such as size, shape, colour, and purpose. For example, if you are wanting to store bedding, seasonal clothes or shoes under your bed, you’ll need a shallow box.
If you are attempting to organise your children’s rooms, you might choose a blue storage box to stick with the cohesive colour palette of the room. Garage or loft storage might require larger boxes such as our heavy duty voyager-attached lid boxes for bulkier items such as the Christmas tree, or your office space might benefit from stackable storage boxes to easily expand your storage capacity and make the most of your space
Step 3: Start sorting
To maintain some of the chaos of organising through clutter, a good idea is to categorise and sort through your belongings. Organise clothes by product, documents by importance and unwanted items into a bin bag. Doing this step will make it much easier to fit everything you need into your boxes without mixing anything up.
Step 4: Label, label, label
The importance of labelling can not be underestimated. What is the point in spending time and effort neatly organising all of your belongings just to lose them again between your four yellow boxes? Use adhesive labels, a marker pen or a label maker to clearly identify each box’s contents, making it easier for future you to find what you need when you need it.
Step 5: Utilise vertical space
Earlier on we mentioned stackable plastic storage containers. These are useful for organising clutter when you have limited floor space. Use these in rooms such as your home office or children’s bedrooms to maximise vertical space without compromising precious square footage.
Step 6: Garages, lofts and basements
Larger, more seasonal items can be easily thrown into your loft or basement and forgotten about until they’re needed. But who wants to be rifling through cobwebs and dust trying to find the Christmas baubles, when they could be so easily stored in heavy-duty plastic storage containers? Rebox Storage offers the perfect solution for moving and storing bulky and heavy items that can be easily kept out of the way for when you really need them.
Step 7: Regular decluttering and recycling
It’s all well and good using plastic storage boxes to help tidy up the mess and organise your space, but over time this will start to accumulate. To keep on top of it, regular decluttering can be a useful way to get rid of unwanted items and free up more room so your organisation remains efficient and effective. If you find you’ve acquired lots of unneeded items, consider donating them to those in need or recycling them responsibly. Plastic storage boxes themselves are often recyclable, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Step 8: Bask in your tidy home
Finally, you can relax. You’ve filed away those important documents, tidied the Lego off the kid’s floor, and found a home for the Christmas tree. Now enjoy a home where everything has a place, and harmony is restored from a cluttered environment. Plastic storage boxes are the unassuming, yet versatile solution to revolutionising your home.
By assessing your needs, choosing the right boxes, sorting, labelling, utilising vertical space and recycling your mess, you can transform chaos into order. Now you can rediscover the joy of living in a well-organised home.
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