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xmas light storage totes

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by gunsnroses, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Howdy,

    I am looking to find the best bang for the buck on storage bins in the 45 gallon range. I have a 40 foot shipping container that is pretty well full of lights, trees, garlons, ect. What are you guys using that holds up well and stacks nice? I dont mind spending a bit more for a quailty product.
     
  2. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    I always bought the Rubbermaid ones from Home Depot or Lowes when they would go on sale.
     
  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,059

    Walmart always brings in a ton of totes at Christmas time. The better ones are usually in the $15 range. I stack them two high on Home Depot used racking.
     
  4. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,326

    They do. So does Target.
    What bothers me is that every year the lids seem a little different, so that your new bins don't stack well on the old ones.

    Also, consider how you are going to get organized. What I prefer are the semi-transparent bins (which are the ones that never seem to go on sale at holiday times). I can slip a piece of paper inside with a label on it that cannot fall off in storage...
     
  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,059

    I write the customers name on all four sides of the bin and use the lid to draw the installation notes. Then at the homes we can take pictures of the lid and not have to tote it around.
     

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