On recommendation from @Allison_K - I’ve started purchasing these Sterlite 6 quart and 16 quarter containers (I’ve seen reasonable quantities and price at Target so I’m not paying for shipping) - like this: Sterilite 6 Qt Clear View Box Clear With Latches Purple : Target
The clear bin is useful so people can see inside of it.
I also like to use plastic baggies sometimes internally to separate some things of like products. For instance, I think this is a 16 quart storage box with a bunch of 2" wheels in it, that I’ve repurposed big mcmaster bags to separate out the different 2" wheels:
For the shelves we have, I’m still trying to figure out how to take best advantage of the room. I think I’m going to block out the back behind the bins so they can’t be pushed in all the way because that would encourage people to store things in front and that makes it more annoying to get anything out. Alternatively, I might make some labels and put them in front so that if we take a bunch of bins out, maybe they can make their way back to where they usually are?
We’re still very much a work in progress, but I think with the fortunate amount of space we have, that if we take some time to properly organize into bins it’ll be pretty nice (I feel like this picture gives a very wrong idea as to how organized we are…this is way more flattering than in real life):