Use large, plastic storage boxes for organizing closets, sheds, garages, basements and attics. Storage boxes are commonly used in areas that are damp or have varying temperatures. They are ideal for these settings, since the plastic is non-absorbent, and lids fit securely around the edges of the containers. Contents of large storage boxes often include holiday decorations, blankets, tools, clothing and toys. Other options for using large storage boxes include beach vacation supplies, truck bed organization and camping supplies.
When placed in closets, use large storage boxes for keeping toiletries, linens, shoes or out-of-season clothing clean and organized. Store items such as gardening tools, pool supplies, landscaping supplies and outdoor cushions and awnings in large storage boxes within a shed, while storing athletic equipment, carpentry or automotive tools and supplies in garage storage boxes. Keep holiday decorations or keepsake items safe from temperature changes and dust in large storage boxes in an attic. Books, greeting cards and photographs are also kept safe within attic storage boxes.
Empty large bags of pet food into storage boxes to keep the food fresh, clean and free of spills. Inserts are also available in some styles of large storage boxes to divide or make layers within the container. Using an insert to divide the container in half is helpful when storing two types of pet food or sizes of items, while the layered insert feature is helpful when storing holiday ornaments.