Whether it's a fire or a flood in your home or business, plastic tubs really are a life saver.
You are probably thinking, "won't they melt?" Yes, of course. But the tubs that do not melt have protected much more than what would have been protected without the plastic tub. And even the tubs that melted may still have some items in them that are salvagable. For me personally, if I can save a keepsake, I will put it in a tub and know that aside from a fire proof safe or metal boxes, this is one of the best ways to protect my things.
When I say plastic tubs, I'm referring to the plastic storage ware with lids. You can purchase them anywhere now-a-days. Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart. Literally every store carries plastic storage ware.