How to Choose the Right Storage Bin

16 Jan 2020 Warehouse Equipment

Knowing some simple tips on how to choose the right storage bin can help save you time and money in the long run. At Commander Warehouse, they understand that the wide range of different bin types and sizes can often make it difficult to find the perfect bin for your exact wants and needs. That is why their team will always take the time to help you select the best possible bins for your unique requirements.

Tips for Choosing the Right Storage Bins

Some simple tips for choosing the right storage bins include:

1. Consider Duration of Storage

Since some materials are more suitable for short-term storage, it is important to first take into consideration how long you are planning on storing the items before selecting a type of storage bin. Consider selecting heavy-duty plastic bins with lids for storing items for long periods of time, as these bins will help protect the items being stored from dust and other debris.

2. Consider the Climate

When choosing the right type of storage bin, make sure to consider how well the container will hold up in the type of climate it is being stored in. Since some materials can be easily damaged by weather elements like moisture and others can be easily damaged by heat, it is important to choose a storage bin that will be able to withstand the climate it is being stored in for long periods of time.

3. Consider the Weight of Items

One of the most important things to take into consideration when choosing a storage bin is how heavy the items being stored are. This is because heavier items may require a sturdier storage box, while more fragile items may require thicker and stronger storage bins that can absorb shock and prevent damage.

4. Consider Bin and Item Sizes

In most cases, it is usually a good idea to invest in storage bins in a range of different sizes. Purchasing a mix of different bin sizes will make it easier for you to maximize the use of storage space, as smaller bins can be used to fill the spaces between bigger bins on the shelf. Choosing to buy a selection of different bin sizes will also allow you pack smaller items into small bins before packing the small bins into bigger bins for extra protection.

If you would like to learn more tips on how to choose the right storage bin, of if you are interested in one of their bins and containers, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of their four locations across Western Canada by filling out a contact form on their website.