Rated 3 out of 5Â by MWmom2011 Seems OK for now
I purchased this for a new 7.5 ft pre-lit tree that breaks into 3 pieces. It was a tight fit. I think the description "Easily fits an 8' tall tree" is a bit exaggerated because there was little room to spare. It probably would have worked better with an older tree where all of the branches are added individually, but this tree is in three sections and doesn't pack as easily into the narrow shape of this box. I would have preferred the box be a little deeper and not as long. There are no latches along the long edge, so the tree had to really be crushed down so the edges did not buckle or open. Also the length made it awkward to get down the stairs (that turn at one place) to our basement for storage. I like the products from Container Store, so I thought I would give it a try especially after getting the after-holiday sale price for it (I would never pay full price for a plastic bin!). Only time will tell if the sides hold up.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BlondieT Storage
Works great. Fit my 7 1/2 foot artificial tree. Has clips on both ends and wheels on one side.
January 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by AnnaMae Nice idea, doesn't hold the whole tree.
The cardboard box our very old tree came in was falling apart, and my husband wanted something easier to haul up from the basement. Other reviewers said it didn't hold their whole tree that disassembled in sections. Our tree was a 7.5' one of the older type that has individual branches that slide into slots on the trunk, so I had hoped it could fit in a single storage box. Unfortunately, it did not. We did get a second storage box when they went on sale for half price. The other small problem is that if you don't hold it in just the right place when pulling, the latch can come undone. Also, when putting it away the wood floor at the top of the stairs was scratched a bit.
February 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Whitebirdie Will NOT fit an 8' tree!
While the description says it can fit an 8' tree, I assure you it does not. We have a 7.5' tree that is not very wide, and could not get it in into one of these bins. We ended up getting a second bin and put two tree sections in one bin and the larger bottom section in the second bin. The handles don't really snap closed too well - as soon as you attempt to grab them to move the bin they open. Also, the wheels aren't great.
January 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by teach212 Nice Container - But Not For Trees
I bought this to store my 6 1/2 foot pre-lit tree. The tree only has a 38" bottom diameter, but it is a full tree. It comes in 3 sections and the bottom section would not fit in this container no matter how many ways we tried to fit it in. The length of the container is fine, but the width is too narrow. I will use it to store other items, but it is not for a tree unless it is VERY narrow.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by treestorage1 tree storage box
Easy to handle, although it was a very tight fit for our tree. Could use one that is longer.
January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DCDogs Depends on size of tree
This worked really well for my old tree, which was a 6.5 foot slim line tree. I had to buy a new tree this year and I got a 7.5 foot regular tree and there is no way my new tree will fit. The top won't even close with just one section in the box. Bottom line, this is a great product if you have a smaller tree. I love that it has hard sides and you can stack (light) things on top. But if your tree has any heft to it at all, it won't work.
January 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MZ123 Not for larger trees
We bought a beautiful 7 foot tree, very full with lots of branches. It came in a cardboard carton perhaps a bit longer than one of these totes, but not much wider or deeper. The tree comes in 3 pieces: a large bottom piece, a middle piece, and the very top.
We'd been leaving it set up in an unused corner of the basement when I spotted these boxes at the Container Store. I bought two of them - and can barely get the tree into them. The box is too narrow / shallow for the large bottom part of the tree (though the length is just fine), and we have to force the sides inward to get the lid on - this is after spending quite a bit of time flattening and compacting all the branches as much as humanly possible. The lid then barely stays in place as we're taking the tree down to the basement. It usually pops off at least once in transit - and the sides don't stay firmly seated.
The top and middle sections go into the other large box and fit much better.
One of the boxes developed a crack the second year we owned it - in fairness, a couple of kids were playing around them and it probably got climbed on. I have to give the design credit, the box is still usable - just not something I'd want to subject to any more pounding.
So all in all, it would probably do very well for a 6 foot tree, or a taller skinnier one - but for a 7 foot very full tree, these do NOT do the job.
January 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DSJJ OK Tree Box
I have a very full tree and it was hard to fit the tree into the box. Lid needed to be taped down in order to keep the box closed.
January 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mmindak Sturdy & holds a lot
The container is sturdy and holds quite a bit, but when you lift to carry or roll, the lids comes unlocked and it can be difficult to keep closed
January 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by GabeMz Too small
I'm sad to agree with the other reviewers. I have a 7-1/2' slim tree that comes apart in three sections. I had to bungee each section very tightly, smush them into the container, and then kneel on the top of the box after latching the lid closed to get it to stay inside; even after all that, the container is bulging at the sides. I'm not sure how log the latches are going to hold and have little confidence I'll be able to move the tree anywhere without the container popping open.
I had purchased this container after first trying the larger, green canvas heavy duty storage bag, which was too big. I figured this one would be the right size, but it is too small! Something in between would be perfect, especially with latches on all four sides for a more secure fit. I will probably just get a couple more bungees to wrap around the middle of the container to make sure it stays closed.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by John67 Christmas Tree Storage Box
This box works well for storing our 7' Christmas tree. As other reviews indicate, for a fluffy 7' tree, it is a squeeze. To avoid bulging sides, we put straps and bungees around the tree before putting into this box, and this kept it from bulging the sides. The packed tree is much easier to handle when stored in this box rather than just kept in an oversized tree bag. If it were bigger, it would be very difficult for one person to handle. Naturally, the best thing to do is keep the box that the tree was shipped in, but this oversized plastic box is the next best thing, and works fine for us.
January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ForthOfJulyGirl "Most of the Tree" Storage Box with Wheels
This tree storage box with wheels is a good idea. The description states:
Artificial trees up to 8' tall are easily stored and well-protected in this oversized, 46 gallon Tree Storage Box.it fits artificial trees up to 8' tall easily.
In reality, it does not easily store a tree that large. I have a 7' "slim" tree. I can fit the bottom and the top of the tree in this container. There was no way the middle section was going to fit in there, so it is housed in the original tree box. I purchased this on-line and picked it up in the store. I had serious reservations that it could fit the tree when I picked it up - it looked no larger than the original box the tree came in. But I thought I'd give it a shot. I kept it because I figured a plastic container would protect the tree better than cardboard.
January 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AmySabato OUR TREE DID NOT FIT; MAYBE YOURS WILL
I was so excited to find this storage box. Our tree is 7 1/2" tall and in the mid-narrow category (it is not a full, flowing tree, nor a skinny one). Our tree is in 3 tiers and it does not fit in there. It is overflowing from the sides. We tried so hard to shut the box on at least 2 sides and it won't do it. We will just have to work harder or purchase the more expensive $40.00 canvas type tree holder. This box would otherwise have been great.
January 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
Â by TCSKatt Not deep enough for the tree
I can't imagine any way on earth an entire tree would fit into one of these boxes. We ended up going back to get a 2nd box for the bottom 1/3 of the tree. Maybe if you have a very, very skinny tree you could make it work, but I doubt it. We squeezed, pushed, tied, etc. and nothing was going to get all 3 tiers of our full 7 1/2 ft tree into one box. It'd be great if TCS would make this about 12" - 18" deeper.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tomuchjunk Tree Storage
We purchased two of these boxes in hope that our Christmas trees would fit in them. Went out on a wing.
To our surprise THEY FIT and the lids snapped shut!!! NO bulging what-so-ever.
VERY pleased with these boxes and LOVE that they are see thru so we know exactly what's in them :)
January 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Capsaicin13 Don't Believe the Hype
I have a tree that is 7 feet tall and when I saw that this box would store an 8 ft, I bought it right away. When I attempted to store the tree it didn't fit easily. It was like trying to shut an overstuffed suitcase. The box bowed out at the sides and when I got them in place it needles were too tall. Eventually I got it shut and pinned it closes in the attic with other boxes. Good for now but ask me again next year when I get it out.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mollie Perfect for the Job
This box is exactly the right size for storing our 7.5 foot tree. It's sturdy, it latches closed, and it rolls. What's not to like?
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by awinders Finally a box that works
We purchased several totes which did not work before finally finding his box. Our tree is 7 feet tall and is a unique one. Instead of typical branches it is all made of lights. The tree, when disassembled, only comes apart in three pieces and because it is wired there is little maneuvering available. If we had not found this container we would not have been able to properly stored the tree. It is made very well and will last a long time.
January 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by HDS10 Too small
We have a 7' tree and it doesn't fit in this box by a long shot. As soon as I can find suitable replacement, this box is going back to the store.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chrisg56 Perfect !
I went to the Container Store looking for the largest container in stock. Not for Christmas Tree storage but for a portable awning we have where the original box was worn out ... The Christmas Tree container with wheels was the perfect fit ! And so easy to move around !
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Schiller Recycle that cardboard box and save your tree
My aunt just loves her new 4 1/2 ft tree, and so I wanted something to help make sure it lasts. The box it came in may have worked for industrial packers, but there was no way I could squeeze the tree back in without damaging it. This container works perfectly. there was plenty of room to let the branches keep some of their "fluff," and we had space to add a few more things. It's solid but light weight, plus rollers made it easy to move and store.
January 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GoldTraveler Be cautious
We have a 7 ft tree that did not fit easily in this box at all. To get the lid mostly closed, I had to sit on the box while my husband wrapped it with tape. It's sturdy plastic, so if you have a smaller tree, it should be fine.
January 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by boxqueen large rec. box w/wheels
I already have 6 of these and every year I have another reason to buy more. Last year after Christmas I tried to buy more but Container Store and everyone online were out. Get them now!!
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Capp93 Great for gift wrap
I have tried using vertical containers for Christmas wrap, but some rolls are too long. This container is PERFECT. It fits tons of gift wrap rolls and slides nicely under my gift wrap table. I will be ordering more for everyday rolls of wrap :)
November 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by skirk94 Not Big Enough for my 7.5 foot Tree
I purchased this because of its compact and structured style. However, it didn't work to even hold one section of my 7.5 foot tree. I guess I should have purchased more than one, but didn't think about it until it was too late. I returned it today. :(
January 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KatieInCalifornia Perfect for long items
I bought one of these bins to store my Halloween scarecrow this year, and it's perfect. Now I'm buying another one to store a couple new long outside Christmas decorations. Perfect!!
December 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HappilyContained Great Box
This box fits my 8 foot tree. I would have given 5 stars but the long sides bulged out a bit, We just wrapped rope around it to keep it from bulging. The wheels make moving it very easy.
February 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Aunty Best product ever
This container is wonderful. I have a crawl space storage area and this storage box will now keep my tree safe and looking great for years.
February 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sandy42 great idea
loved this product unfortunately it didn't fit my tree but definately would of kept it. what a fantastic way to store your tree
February 15, 2011