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Looking for the very best plastic storage bins to use for storing Christmas decorations, special keepsakes and year round holiday decor?
I have a secret tip for you.
It's not the biggest plastic storage bins.
It's not the most sturdy ones (although it's worth watching for that!)
It's the clear ones.
(WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME THIS TWENTY YEARS AGO?)
If you're like me, you've probably snagged a storage bin or two (or, um, thirty two, but who's counting . . .) throughout your life.
And likely you've stored all kids clothes in them alongside Christmas lights, special memories, and Easter decor.
But for whatever reason, no one told me early on that the smartest way to store anything is in a clear plastic storage container.
So last week I headed to Target, saw these guys on sale, and bought them all.
(These at Walmart also work well if you'd prefer plain lids!)
It cost right around $133 after my Target Redcard Savings. Which let me tell you felt super painful because I have plenty of storage containers that aren't clear, but I was determined to create a sense of order.
My husband had already built this storage bin shelving which made it even easier. Best $70 ever!
Here's what I did:
Everything with a red lid is Christmas decor.
Everything with a clear lid (those were ones I had already), is our winter clothing and ski equipment.
Everything with a green lid is either other seasonal decor (Spring and Fall), or special memories for my kids to keep.
I EVEN LABELED ALL THE THINGS. With my printer. I was so proud. (
It took a few hours to go through what we had, clean out thing we no longer need and decide what's really most important, but it feels AMAZING to have it done.
The genius of having clear plastic storage bins, is CLEARLY you can see inside.
So rather than guessing what's inside and having to open each bin to see what's really inside, a clear storage bin takes you less time to think through.
And by color coding the lids, you'll easily know which bin to pull out which season of the year.
So if you're needing some new storage bins, try these out over HERE (so far I'm super impressed!) and use your Target Redcard Benefits to save a wee bit too.
What tips do you have for storing your Christmas decorations and everything in your house? I'd sure love to hear ~ leave a comment to share. (I love hearing from you!)