I have proven to myself that see-through bins save me time...no more searching and rummaging around, and save me money...I simply don't need as many "things" because I only keep what I use and I use what I keep.
It’s easy to lose track of what you actually have hidden away in a basement or garage. The time I have spent looking for things I knew I had, opening boxes and such - no fun. The money I spent buying an item I knew I had but couldn't find it - not good.
After all these years I have decided that if I store an item in a box or non-see-through container I may as well throw it away because I won't be able to find it when I need it.
See-through bins to the rescue! Read this article from Family Handyman that shows how effective see-through bins really are: