The ideal storage container for vinyl records is one that keeps the records vertical and can adequately hold the weight of the records. Book boxes and wine crates are a good option for 12-inch vinyl records. Some retailers sell special boxes and crates designed to hold 12-inch or 7-inch records.
Regardless of the storage box, you should always store vinyl records in sleeves to protect them from damage and minimize exposure to dust and dirt. Keeping records out of extreme heat and direct light helps ensure the integrity of the records. A humidity level between 45 and 50 percent is optimal for vinyl record storage.