The department stores have all kinds of plastic containers to put things in, but not a lot of them are really great for longevity. I have had ones with hinged lids that broke after a few uses. Sure, they are mainly the flat containers I have in the rooms of our teenagers for under-bed storage, but they still should have lasted longer. There are all kinds of plastics. I have a high-end storage container for my camera gear that cold fall off a moving truck and still protect stuff inside. I was looking for a storage container for sale that was suited for home use that was sturdy and would not cost an arm and a leg.
Plastic stuff can be pricey. That is because it is a product made from petroleum. Did you notice how the cost of anything plastic jumped up really high when we were all paying around five bucks for a gallon of gas? Plus, most of the things we buy today are either made of plastic or arrive in plastic containers. There are plastics that are so tough that they are made into internal engine parts that can interact with metal and stay intact in high temperatures. Why was I having such a hard time finding a good storage container for sale online that I could by a bunch of and stick all of our stored items in?
Our teenage son is collecting expensive graphic novels. He has some in bulk that are not worth a fortune individually, but he sells them at conventions. He needs about 20 sturdy storage containers to put them in. Now he has them in cardboard boxes in the closet and in one corner of his room. He will not move them to the basement until he has them in plastic. To rid our house of clutter, I was glad to find an online source for sturdy storage container for sale options.