Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Packaways Storage Boxes Review

I was very excited to get these great plastic storage boxes because I had a cardboard one but the ends busted out! I had been using it to store my blogging stuff like past reviews that were done, past products that I had won and then the current ones. Of course, the current ones is smaller than the past ones, plus I was keeping all the business cards that were sent in case I ever need them. I also had a place for my Thank You cards, address labels, stickers, purple pens I bought to write with, etc. '

I am so thankful to have gotten by 2 Classic boxes from Packaways! The boxes are very colorful and I got the hot pink and the royal blue. Of course, me and hubby are a little behind the times, because it took us quite awhile to figure out how in the heck to get the boxes to close. The bottom was a no brainer but I think I thought they would be like the old cardboard ones and have tops to cover them up but they don't. You just take the tops and fold them into the slots and you are done! The idea is really neat once I got the hang of it. It will be alot easier to tote things and to open and close them also.
I hope the video up at the top explains it better than I can and it can show you how to assemble them alot better, too! The Classic boxes comeze in 3 sizes, 12 gallon, 18 gallon and 21 gallon. So, depending on what you need them for, I think they have just about anything you might need. They also have the tote ones that don't have tops along with the under the bed ones that are very slim and can fit anywhere. There are four color options which is white or clear, neon green, neon pink and royal blue.
The thing I love the most, is that they are collapseable and can be taken anywhere right with you. Here are some other advantages of having the plastic storage box versus the cardboard:

**Corrugated plastic protects from water & humidity
**Instant set-up, no tape required
**Reuse hundreds of times
**Collapses flat when not in use
**Unique wipe-away panels
**Four brilliant colors
**Common Footprint, Stack Neatly
Here is what I found out about the great owners who thought up the idea:
PackAways™ were invented and are manufactured in the U.S.A. by Technology Container Corp. (TCC), a Massachusetts-based company with plants in Worcester, MA and Desoto, TX. All of our products are made exclusively in the U.S.A., employing American workers and suppliers. We are the largest plastic box manufacturer in the world with more plastic box capacity than the rest of North America combined.

PackAways was born out of the recognition that consumers need durable, versatile, easy-to-use, storage boxes that can fold down flat and store out of the way when not in use. Corrugated plastic was the logical medium, with its naturally durable, flexible, moisture-resistant qualities. Plus, our unique Wipe Away Re-Writable Panels allow the consumer to identify what’s inside the boxes and then simply wipe clean and write again.
I love that they are made in the U.S.A.! I hope that they continue to get the great support from all of us because frankly, we need the jobs right here in the U.S. I will proudly buy and support any business that is made here in our country by our workers who deserve all of our support. And it really is a good product! I have 2 of them filled to the gills with projects and neither one of them has collapsed or caused me any problems so far.

These would make excellent dorm under the bed places for your college bound child or for one staying at home who need something to use as a makeshift clothes drawwer or under the bed. The possibilities are endless! I hope you will go over and take a good look at same of the different sizes they have and see if you can find the right one for you! Good Luck!

Connect with Packaways several ways:

Technology Container Corp.
207 Greenwood Street
Worcester, MA. 01607
Phone: 508-752-8000
Toll Free: 800-962-9218
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. Images were provided by me and the cranky camera! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


June M. said...

These look like great products. I have A LOT of books so occasionally need to store some away (especially my special signed copies, that I have another copy of to read, lol). And I love that they come in different colors and have an area to write on so that you can tell what is in the box without having to open them.

barkergirl33 said...

I would love to have some of these for my good stuff in an attic space. I had to move from a 4 bedroom house to a small apartment, and like you said-the cardboard eventually busts out. Ihave good books and clothes get moldy too! Thank you for the detailed review. (Raine on rafflecopters buzzyngabe(at)