Shopping Tips For Storage Totes

Well, you must be thinking, “What shopping tips do I need when I am shopping for a storage tote? They are just simple containers to storage and keep all our stuffs.” That was what I thought when I starting buying these storage container bins.

I discovered that if I have spent careful time thinking before I made my purchase, I will have saved a lot more money.

Storage Tote Container Sizes

On my first purchase, I misjudged the size of the container. I had some stuff that took up a lot of space that I need to store. I had measured them before purchasing and bought exactly the same size size that is required. Big mistake! I did not account for the thickness of the tote. Thus I could not store my stuffs in.

Hence when shopping for a storage box, always buy a bigger size container.

Storage Container Prices

I should have do more homework in checking out the prices. The box purchased by me was $20 more than what it has been when compared to other stores. It was my negligence too. I was shopping on-line and I saw a colorful storage bin, which matches my size requirement, as above, hence I bought it.

After the stock was sent over, I checked with other on-line shopping malls for the same brand of shopping tote and discovered that a similar storage tote for the same brand that costs much cheaper.

Usage of Storage Tote

There was another instance when I was shopping for storage devices to keep my son’s clothing and his school books, and again, I shopped on-line. I saw a storage tote at an on-line shop which fits my budget and I purchase on impulse. Big mistake! I did not account for the storage weight.

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The reason why the price was cheap was because it is made to store light items and has lousy quality. It has no problem storage my son’s clothing and school books. However, a few days later, the entire storage tote cracked. The plastic tote bin give ways to the books and other stuffs. I had stacked everything vertically and the plastic containers were not able to handle the weight of the items above it.

Hence I bought a Rubbermaid plastic storage tote and have no issue ever since. I used to think that they were expensive and were not value for money, After using them, i changed my mind. They were sturdy and durable for me to stack my stuffs on top of it. Always select a suitable size and durability container for your storage needs.

Do not scrimp on a couple of dollars only to spend even more on a new container bin to keep your stuffs. Spending a couple of dollars more for the size and durability of the storage tote is certainly worth it in the long run.