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Tips For Keeping Your Storage Bins Organized

If you are using heavy duty storage bins in factories or simply inside of a personal storage unit, you are going to need to keep the bins organized with each other, as well as the interior of each bin highly organized. Here are some tips for making sure that you are able to keep your bins easy to use.

1. Label All Sides of Your Bins

Make sure that you label all of the sides of each of the bins that you are using. This is so that you can approach the bin from any side and know immediately what's in it. This is important because it will allow you to locate the bins that have the items that you need within a very short period of time. 

2. Label the Levels

The next thing that you should do is organize your storage container by level. Put a piece of cardboard or some other sturdy divider in between the levels. This will allow you to store multiple types of items inside the storage containers without them getting mixed up. Once your items are in the containers and separated, put a level label on the inside of the lid of the storage container. Write something such as "first level:" and "second level:" so that you can find the items in the storage container with greater ease. You could also label the levels on the outside of the container with the label next to the general location of where the level is in the box. 

3. Put Smaller Boxes Inside Your Storage Containers

If you don't have enough of any one item to organize your storage container by level, consider putting all of your items in smaller boxes or wrapping items that go together in plastic wrap to keep them from getting separated. This will allow you to find the items that you are looking for and remove all of a similar item at one time without having to go through the entire crate to make sure that you've found all of the particular type of item. Be sure that you draw a rough guide on a piece of paper as to where the items are so that you can avoid having to dig through the box too much.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in storage containers. They will likely have dividers that will fit perfectly in their containers that you can use. Contact a business, such as Garland's, Inc., for more information.