When choosing storage containers for your company, it is critical that you ensure that all of your company's needs are met. It's going to be absolutely useless to purchase a set of storage containers that are not able to accommodate all of your goods. To make sure that you get the perfect set of storage containers, assess the following two decisions that you will have to make.
1. Do You Want to Be Able to Nest the Containers?
The first decision you will have to make is whether or not you will want to be able to nest the containers. Nesting the containers means that, when the containers are not in use, smaller containers will be able to fit into the larger containers, minimizing the amount of space that the unused containers take up. This is best for companies that will only need to store a large amount of items a few times a year. When the containers are needed, they can be un-nested, filled, and stacked. When they are empty, they can be consolidated.
These containers will not work for companies that need to store a tremendous amount of merchandise or other items for most of the year because, in order for the containers to be nested, some will need to be smaller than the others. These containers will not provide enough storage space for companies that need to store a great amount of goods.
2. Do You Want Attached Lids?
Attached lids can be tremendously helpful because they ensure that lids are never lost. Companies that use boxes with detachable lids will often lose the lids and need to purchase replacements, or buy new containers altogether. This can be a tremendous drain on resources. Buying boxes that have attached lids is one way to make sure that this drain on resources does not occur. If you wish to nest the boxes, however, purchasing boxes with attached lids will make it slightly more difficult. If you decide you do not want attached lids and wish to nest the boxes fully, you can purchase one additional container and store all of the lids inside it. This will also help to prevent any resource drain.
For more information about the storage container choices that you have available, and for advice regarding the types of storage containers that will best fit your needs, contact a local supplier today. They will be able to make sure that your storage system is as efficient as possible. For more storage tips, contact a company like County Stor-All.