As a member at Tomoson I got the chance to try out Packaways and review a couple of the boxes they offer. I received two boxes (16 gallon and 21 gallon sizes) in exchange for honest opinions of the product. Here are my views and thoughts.
I am a container junky! One day I’ll share a picture of our office/playroom with the one whole wall floor to ceiling of shelves and containers (most labeled). I found it has made clean up for me, the kids, and husband much easier and less questions to Mom if they have set spots to go.
Now one thing I run into is temporary storage issues. I have totes full of stuff, then will use the items (craft, treat bag stuff, etc.), and then I have totes stacked up until I need them again.
Here comes Packaways. They are making these heavy duty, plastic corrugated boxes that are collapsible. They are lightweight, water resistant (no one likes musty cardboard boxes), and have wipe away labels on them so you can use them over and over. All you do is push the opposite corners together, the bottom flap down until it hooks in the slot, and then the sides fold over with the corners tucking.
This is all one piece with no tape needed! If you get the Under Bed box then there is a separate lid.
I don’t have college aged kids yet, but I can think of many uses for these boxes.
Like I mentioned storing items temporarily. I am sewing so I have totes of fabric, but I use it up. This would be good for storing that, or for storing the items I make and take (someday hopefully) to a craft show.
My big plan for my boxes is Christmas or birthdays! The kids have gotten int “Treasure Hunts” so it’s getting tougher to hide things. I am thinking putting goodies in the the box, label it “Socks” or something, put it up on a high shelf and no one knows! Christmas is over the box folds flat and tucked away.
My Take: They are easy to put together and it had a great sturdy feel. I can see many applications for these. I like the colors being poppy, and would definitely buy and recommend these!
Under Bed which starts at $18.55
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.