Lenp - 4 years ago
originally posted on sterilite.com
I am obsessed with these boxes, and have well over a hundred of them in my home business workshop to organize hardware, component parts, work in process, office supplies, and everything else except money! I dumped all the old cardboard 'bin boxes' I used for years in favor of these boxes. They keep everything clean and easy to find plus even the boxes several years old have not yellowed under daily fluorescent light. The lids do not easily pop off when carried and when the lid is removed and flipped over its lip it makes it into a quick and convenient tray for sorting or counting the box contents.. Twelve of these boxes fit perfectly on a 48" wire rack shelf and by double stacking that's a lot of high density storage. Our label printer prints a label that fits right on the end, below the latch. If you label both box ends the contents are always identified even if the box is put back backwards. These boxes are really tough, and some of mine have a lot of heavy hardware stored in them without a problem. If you drop one, and it cracks, it usually doesn't self destruct, so it may still have limited life for other uses. HINT: If you use the common 48" x 18" wire rack, keep the boxes from sliding back by fastening a wood strip to the shelf to stop the box then use that 'wasted' shelf space for bulk or back up stock! Well, sure, there's always a down side..... I can't keep empty ones on hand very long since people keep 'borrowing' them for other uses! I'll be looking for a deal for more pretty soon.....!