Prepare Better: A Guide To Storage Tubs

Keeping supplies organized can be tricky. So, which storage tub is right for you? Find out here.

Stacks of colourful plastic boxes
Don’t go searching through a flimsy cardboard box again.Getty Images

Clear, durable, soft-sided, sustainable—what do you need in a storage bin? The right container is easy to identify if you know what you’re looking for. Here are our favorite large storage containers for everything from an emergency kit or cleaning overhaul to a major move.

Rubbermaid Cleverstore Clear 95 QT Pack of 4 Stackable Large Storage Containers with Durable Latching Clear Lids

Peek Inside

Comes in a set of four.Rubbermaid

Securing belongings for road trips, moving or any other high impact activity can be daunting. Look for a tub made of stiff, inflexible plastic with a durable lid that clips securely into place, allowing you to stuff it as full as you want without worry. Make it extra secure with a zip tie or portable lock. We like this one for heavy duty, all-weather, high impact storage.

Quart Stack & Pull Box

See What You’re Storing

Forget digging through piles of clutter.Amazon

Clear bins are the real MVP of storage solutions. From first aid kits to extra clothes, craft and office supplies, being able to easily and quickly identify what you are looking for saves time and effort. We like these tubs because they stack together beautifully, and have handles that lock in place.

Rubbermaid 14 Gal Pack of 6 Roughneck️ Storage Totes Durable, Reusable, Set of Plastic Storage Bins

Industrial Strength

Impact resistant and can withstand temperatures from 0-110℉.Rubbermaid

Look for stackable and collapsible storage containers to maximize space. Stackable storage tubs that are fully collapsible means you can store them flat when you’re not using them and effortlessly pop them open when needed. Look for an interlocked nesting design, which makes them easy to keep together.

Also Consider:

Sterilite 16598008 56 Quart/53 Liter Storage Box, White Lid w/ Clear Base, 8-Pack

Great for Big Items

These containers are great for placing larger items, such as comforters or gardening equipment, and can stack vertically to use less square footage on the floor.Sterilite
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12)

Apartment Ready

The pieces of this multipack easily fit on shelves, in drawers or even under sinks to organize your home.Sterilite
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