In this guide we’ll look at the best storage bins.
We’ve compared dimensions, number of compartments, mounting system and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Storage Bin?
More Detailed Storage Bin Reviews
VonHaus 44 Multi Drawer Organiser for Small Parts Review
VonHaus are a Manchester-based tool and homeware company that amongst their mighty catalogue produce a range of the best storage bins for the UK market. The VonHaus multi-drawer organiser that we got our hands on has an impressive number of storage bins in a sturdy plastic chest.
The lower half of the cabinet is divided into 12 larger plastic storage bins, and the top half is split into 32 smaller storage bins that perfect for those little bits and pieces.
The drawers are strong but flexible, which is handy if you happen to drop one. The stackable storage bins won’t fall out though, because the each drawer has a stop to prevent it falling all the way out on their own.
One of our favourite features of these handy plastic storage bins is the fact that they can sit on a workbench as a free-standing chest, or be wall-mounted using the keyhole shaped mounts on the back. This means you can mount these stackable storage bins it in your shed, workshop or even in the back of your van.
Sunix Wall Mounted Power Tool Organizer Review
The power tool organiser that we tested from Sunix is a real design classic. It’s the sort of traditional wooden tool organiser you expect to see on the wall of a professional workshop.
The Sunix Power Tool Organizer is a really sturdy wall-mounted organising system to keep all your hand-held power tools at arm’s length for when you need them. If you find yourself spending too long searching for the right power tool, then this is the best power tool organiser you can have for your shed or workspace.
The five lower compartments are large enough to hold most standard cordless drills securely, and the two shelves above can store just about anything you want. The widths of the lower compartments range from 7.5 to 8.5 cm, so you can choose which one fits your tool collection best.
The tool organiser we tried out comes as a flat pack, but it was easy enough to read the instructions and assemble. It comes pre-drilled with four fixing holes.
Draper Expert 28741 30 Drawer Storage Organiser Review
Draper are a well-known UK tool brand that produce a comprehensive range of hand tools, fixings and storage solutions. Their Expert line of products suits DIYers and professional tradespeople alike.
The first thing you notice about the Draper storage cabinet is the robust steel frame. It’s strong enough to stack things on top of it, but not so heavy that it can’t be wall mounted using the keyhole shaped slots. It’s this quality that makes these the best storage bins for garage use.
The storage cabinet we tried out holds a large number of tough plastic drawers to fill with anything you like, in three different sizes. There are 25 smaller drawers, three medium sized drawers and two large ones, so they’re the best plastic storage bins for smaller items.
The small draws are only 5 x 13 cm, so they’re perfect for storing small fixings or hobby related items like buttons or even small electronic components. As you would expect, these garage storage bins are covered by the Draper tools guarantee, so you can be confident in the workmanship, or replace it within its lifetime.
Faithfull FAIPAN43 43-Piece Storage Bin Set with Wall Panels Review
Faithfull have more than three decades of experience producing quality tools and accessories, and the FAIPAN43 storage bin set is a versatile mix of the best storage bins and pegboard that’s we’ve reviewed so far.
Constructed of tough plastic, the board itself is supplied in two separate panels, so it can be mounted on the wall of a garage or shed depending on how much room you have to play with. You can mount any of the 28 sturdy bins wherever you want on these panels.
Alongside the wall mounted storage bins are other useful hooks and various tool holders, all made from the same flexible plastic that is still very strong. Overall, they’re the best stackable storage bins that include a useful pegboard setup.
Our favourite feature is the fact that you can choose to fix the wall panels to the wall in so many places. This versatility means that if you are only storing light objects, you can get away with only a few fixings, but if certain areas will hold heavier items, you don’t have to worry about extra strain.
Deuba 32 Pcs Stackable Storage Bin Kit Review
Deuba have a reputation for affordable storage solutions and homewares that offer useful quality and lower prices.
We got our hands on the Deuba Plastic wall panel storage kit and liked the no-nonsense approach to storing a lot of bits and pieces on a sturdy wall-mounted pegboard. The two pegboards offer flexibility- you can mount them together or separately depending on how much space you have.
The 30 polypropylene plastic storage bins are strong but flexible, meaning they won’t splinter or crack like cheaper plastics, which is useful when these wall mounted storage bins sit higher off the floor.
There are two sizes of box to choose from, and they stack on top of each other even when they’re not attached to the board.
Storage Bin Buyer’s Guide
When it comes to hobbies, DIY or professional trades, being able to organise tools, fixings, fittings, accessories and components is an essential attribute. By investing in storage bins, you know all your kit is immediately at hand and where you can find it at the touch of a button.
It’s not just professional tradespeople or DIYers that need useful storage solutions. If you are interested in hobby craft, model making or fishing, you’ll have piles of small components and fittings that need to be kept safe.
After testing five of the best storage bins on the UK market, we knew we had to pick a winner. Our favourite storage solution is the VonHaus multi-drawer organiser. It offers secure storage for small accessories and components in an interlocking set of lightweight compartments that can be left on a worktop or mounted just about anywhere you want.