Many people feel the need for some extra storage space in their homes or gardens. In some cases, this need can be answered with a garden shed, or with a new closet. But sometimes these items may simply be too large for what they need. If you find yourself in a similar dilemma, then maybe you should consider plastic storage boxes as the right option for you.
These items have starting prices of a little over 50 pounds, and provide a lot of functionality for the money. They can be used for multiple applications, and can help you save a lot of space both indoors and in your garden. Most often, they are used to store sports equipment and toys in the house, car accessories and parts in the garage, and wood logs, animal feed, tools and gardening implements in the yard.
If you use them outside, you can rest assured that adverse weather will no longer pose a threat for the items you are looking to store. Plastic storage boxes are all-year-round weatherproof, meaning that they are impervious to rain, heavy winds and snow. While the boxes themselves are very light, they are weighed down by the items they contain, which means that heavy winds will not be able to pick them up, and throw them around your yard.
Since they are made out of plastic, these boxes require no maintenance. Wooden storage boxes can be affected by bacteria and insects, if not properly cared for yearly. The metal version also requires little maintenance, but rot may affect the structure from time to time, requiring specialized repairs. You do not get these issues with plastic, since rot, decay, bacteria and insects do not attack it. Recent advancements in manufacturing technologies have made sure of this.
The same improvements also ensured that ultraviolet radiation no longer causes deformations in plastic structures. This used to be a significant problem before, when most plastic items left outside in direct sunlight were heavily deformed as a result. At this point, plastic storage boxes can be left out on the patio, or in the garden, without you having to worry about them at all.
In order to answer security demands, most plastic boxes today come outfitted with padlock support. Usually, the padlock itself is sold separately. This contributes to the low purchase prices associated with these small storage spaces. A good padlock will enable you to forget about potential thieves if you leave the plastic box in your garden. If you have a house alarm, and good perimeter security lighting, you may even forgo a padlock entirely.
One of the reasons why plastic storage boxes are so popular nowadays is their low price. As we mentioned before, you can get one for 50 to 60 pounds. Naturally, larger models are more expensive, but they also provide significantly more storage space. Before deciding on a model, check the offers available from your local hardware stores, and browse the Internet for some special deals. You are sure to find a box that suits both your needs and your budget.
If you are not a fan of complex assembly procedures and step-by-step, DIY guides, then plastic storage boxes are perfect for you. The kits you will get from your retailers will usually contain just a handful of parts, which usually snap together. This means you will require no additional tools to complete the process. Assembling the actual box should only take you a couple of minutes. By comparison, a wooden shed will require about a day to set up.
Many plastic storage boxes come with handles, so that you can move them around your house or garden easily. This means that you will not be forced to keep the box where you have originally assembled it. The same cannot be said about sheds. Indoors, moving a new closet from one room to the other is usually more trouble than it is worth.