We know the feeling; sometimes it seems impossible to find a viable option for storage. But, if you are reading this post, than you understand that stackable storage crates are awesome options for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to find more space for storage in a tight apartment, or trying to help organize your new college student’s dorm room, Stackable crates are worth exploring.
Sterilite Storage Crate, Blue Aquarium, 6-Pack.
The first sets of stackable storage crates I want to discuss are some of the most reasonably priced ones that are for sale (which is why I put them first on the list). If you were simply looking for a cost effective solution to your cluttered space, these would be a great option for you. Also, the blue aquarium color can pretty much go with anything. You don’t have to worry about taking great care of these storage crates either. Reason being, the creates are so reasonably priced, if something does happen that makes them useless, you can throw them out and purchase another set.
Even though I discussed how you can throw them out if they end up breaking, the chances of them occurring are “slim to none”. Sterilite produced these crates with durability in mind. While going through the reviews you will see that many people have been using these crates for years and they are still in “like new” condition.
Like I have previously mentioned, these crates are stackable. This allows you to utilize vertical space in the area you are using for storage instead of taking up valuable “floor space” (or horizontal space). Sterilite has been in business and creating products to make your life easier and more organized in the home for over 75 years, they have an incredible reputation and can be trusted to deliver an exceptional product. Each one of the stackable crates comes with hanging folders that can accommodate a letter-sized piece of paper (or documents).
The dimensions for each individual crate are as follows: 15.25 x 13.75 x 10.5. The package includes 6 crates (each one is setup to “stack”). The product is made in the USA, so if you’re concerned with keeping jobs in the states, you can support Sterilite and purchase this product. The only complaint about this product is the color. For instance, many of the reviewers describe the pictures of the product to show more of a lighter blue, but when the crates arrive, the blue is much more deep (this is the only negative I could find).
Ziploc WeatherShield 44-Quart Storage Box, 4 Pack, Clear.
Now these storage containers are a little bit different, but are still important to discuss. Reason being, they have advantages that the previously discussed crates do not have. One of the more obvious advantages to these Ziploc crates is how they are actually airtight when sealed. This means that if you happen to store them outside, whatever you are storing in these containers will not be compromised by any inclement weather. You will notice that these containers are also a little pricier than the previous containers discussed. But you most definitely get what you pay for.
Not only does the weatherproof design protect the contents from the elements of being outdoors, but it also protects the contents from any other items that might be lurking in your basement, or attic where you plan on placing these containers. Mice, rats, dust, mold and moisture are just a few of the things that these containers will protect against. Simply, clamp down all four individual clamps and you have an airtight seal that only you can break (when you want to get at the items in the crate.
Another advantage to using these types of storage containers over any other ones is the fact that they are clear. When you store things away in cardboard boxes, or any other form of container. Rarely do you remember to mark every single item that’s in that box on the outside so you don’t have to go searching through every single stored away box just to find the one item you need. Now, with these clear Ziploc containers, you can find the item you need without looking at any kind of labels, without busting open and having to re-tape any cardboard boxes. Just do some shifting of the clear Ziploc containers until you find the item you are looking for.
The dimensions for this product are as follows: 9.70″L x 15.75″W x 11.02″H (and these dimensions are for the set of 4 containers). You can also purchase just one of the containers, or if you are looking for even more storage space, you can purchase six containers. Also, this product is made in the USA, so you can feel confident that you are reinvesting into the states if you purchase this product (and it will be high quality).
Rubbermaid Roughneck Clear Storage Container, Clear Base, 5 Packs.
Buying storage crates can be somewhat overwhelming; you don’t know what ones to pick! Should you go with the more expensive, more durable containers? Or should you just go with some cheap, “throwaway” crates that can be beat up and thrown around. In the long run, it would make more sense to purchase the more expensive crates so you are spending less money in the long term.
Quality is for sure what you are going to get if you decide to order these Rubbermaid storage containers. Yes, they are a little bit more expensive than the other storage containers we have discussed in this article, but you get what you pay for. These storage containers will hold up very well for many years. These containers are far more durable than any other containers we have discussed which make them able to handle a much bigger load of material.
Also, the material the actual storage containers are made of is also much different. It is break resistant and will allow for high stacking with material that may be heavier than other items. From the way Rubbermaid constructed these containers, you would think you could store a few pallets of bricks in these containers, stack them up and nothing would break! Not to mention the exterior of each container is clear, this will allow you to see the content of each container without breaking the airtight seal every time (that can become very annoying)! The dimensions for each of the containers is as follows, 26.7″ L x 15.8″ W x 10.8″ H. As you can see from these dimensions, these containers are quite large and capable of storing quite a bit of material.