How often do you think about how cluttered, cramped and disorganised your living and working conditions are? Every day? Whether simply at home and trying to keep your belongings organised and accessible, or you’re struggling to keep track of documents, inventory and equipment for your profit-making activities, poor storage solutions mean lost time, more stress and compromised productivity. The solution? Give the vast and wonderful world of storage boxes a closer look.
From lightweight and durable plastic to eco-friendly cardboard, decorative wooden to sturdy industrial metal, collapsible fabric to information-saving file storage solutions, and space-saving stackable to glass storage for delicate trinkets and beyond – there is most certainly a storage box in the modern range that will suit your needs to a tee.
But let’s think outside the (storage) box for a moment to imagine 10 seriously innovative ways to use storage boxes. One of them could just fire off your imagination or transform your home or office life:
1. Charging station
With nothing more than a suitable plastic storage box, create your very own electronics charging station. As many skilfully drilled holes as you need should suffice to feed those charging cords into a housed power board to keep those untidy and unsafe cords out of sight and uber-organised.
2. Toy storage
Anyone with kids knows that stepping on one in the dark can somehow feel more than painful at 3am. The fabric or plastic storage boxes of your choice are the perfect solution, and you can even turn it into a Mary Poppins-style tidying game that your kids will love as they look for the appropriately-labelled box for that particular toy type.
For the office, the same basic idea can be used for your critical office supplies including pens, paperclips and more.
3. Vertical garden
Wooden storage boxes are the perfect choice for your innovative and affordable vertical garden or office planters. Just stack them up, add soil and plants, and you’ve got a unique and functional display that looks just as good at work as it does at home.
4. Desk organiser
Storage boxes are available in so many different styles, sizes, colours, configurations and materials that do-it-yourself organisation with a personalised flair really can be fun. With nothing more than some scissors and glue, slice and dice into a one-of-a-kind configuration that can even be painted or covered with decorative paper for a truly unique look that clears that desk of disorganised clutter.
5. Pet bed
All you might need is a cushion, pet bed or blanket to put inside, or you might need a saw or some cutting shears to create an opening in that wooden, plastic or fabric storage box. Either way, a storage box can make the perfect DIY pet bed.
6. Emergency kit
Do you have an emergency kit in your kitchen, office and car? If not, a simple storage box is the best place to put those emergency first-aid supplies as well as a torch, water and non-perishable food. When disaster strikes, it could be a storage box-based emergency kit to the rescue.
7. Modular workstation
Create the ever-interchangeable modular office configuration of your dreams with little more than stackable plastic storage boxes. Once you get tired of the custom configuration or you need to expand, adapt or shrink those DIY office cubicles, just rearrange the storage boxes and pat yourself on the back for your ingenuity.
8. Portable filing system
As the era of remote workers, shared responsibilities and off-site meetings takes hold, fully portable filing systems can make life a lot easier for organising documents. Better still, little more than file storage boxes with handles are necessary to make it happen.
9. Product displays
All you need are a set of fully transparent storage boxes in just about any material to create humble, affordable and eye-catching product displays for your market stall or retail store. And at the end of the day, pick them up and pack them away securely.
10. Wall organisers
Use brackets or adhesive strips to attach storage boxes to the wall, and get your organisation off the ground but easily within reach. It’s a great solution for in and out-boxes in the office and convenient storage that’s within reach at home – but the sky is the limit when you let the imagination run.
We said the sky is the limit, and we meant it – because storage boxes are the only inspiration you need to create under-bed storage space, gift-wrapping stations, car boot organisers, and literally a million other ways to solve all of your home and office storage solutions. Take your time to browse today’s diverse and ever-expanding range of high quality storage boxes, and don’t be shy to ask our friendly team of industry insiders for a little extra inspiration or guidance.