Things to Consider Before Buying Plastic Storage Bins

7 Jan 2021 Warehouse Equipment

Purchasing the right kind of plastic bins for your business can go a long way in helping you create a more organized and efficient workspace. Since there are a wide range of different bin options available on the market, learning about some of the things to consider before buying plastic storage bins will help you make the best selection for your unique business needs.

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1. What Needs to be Stored?

One of the key things to consider before buying plastic bins is what items you are planning on storing. Knowing this ahead of time will help you determine what size containers will work best. Consider stacking all of the items that you plan on storing in one spot and then measuring the stack to get a rough idea of the dimensions you will need to look for in a plastic storage bin.

It is also important to keep in mind that plastic storage bins can be quite heavy when they are full and that opting to use the biggest bin possible might not always be the best solution. Make sure to take into consideration how heavy the items being stored are so that the bins can be kept at a manageable weight.

2. Where will the Bins be Kept?

Once you have a rough idea of the size of bin you want to purchase, it is important to ensure that you have enough space to store the bin. Make sure to measure your designated storage space or shelving unit to determine exactly where the bin will be stored. If the bin size that you had in mind turns out to be too big, consider splitting up the contents into multiple smaller bins.

3. Should the Bins Have Lids and Handles?

When purchasing plastic storage bins, it is a good idea to think about whether or not the bins should have lids and handles. If you are looking for bins that have handles so that they can easily be moved around by employees, make sure you choose bins that have sturdy handles that are built into the actual container to help prevent them from breaking. If you are planning on stacking the storage bins, choosing bins that have solid lids will be the best option for you. Consider purchasing bins that are designed for stacking purposes, as these bins tend to have grooves that help keep the stacked bins in place.

If you would like to learn more about some of the different things to consider before buying plastic storage bins, or if you are interested in their selection of bins and containers, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of their four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on their website.