Re: advice needed for storing boxes
Depends on what's in the boxes, how often you get into them, and how heavy they are.
I personally like to use plastic totes with lids. When empty they stack together neatly, when full you can stack them several high as long as they're not heavy. You can mark them with their contents, etc.
The best containers have integrated hand grips. This makes the bin easier to store without the handles getting in the way. Integrated handles are also a lot stronger.
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