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One of the best and cheapest storage bins available is the ubiquitous milk crate. Inexpensive, sturdy and stackable they are great for everything from magazines to shoes and just about perfect as garage storage bins.
They are not great if you need to keep moisture out or if you are transporting or storing (long term) anything of great value, but they are great for just about everything else. They are also great for heavy items.
A storage bin tip: put you're heavier items into your smaller storage bins (like a milk crate). This will keep you from overfilling storage bins with heavy items and creating a hazard for your back, or that of the sucker helping you move!