Our White Storage Boxes
Not up to Container Store standards
I have purchased MANY items from The Container Store over the years, including similar storage boxes. I have always been very satisfied with the quality and have come to have high expectations from The Container Store because I've had such great experience in the past.
Unfortunately these boxes fall far short of those expectations. It requires some assembly, but on most of the boxes, the holes don't always line up properly to insert the screws, and the bottom doesn't come together all the way, leaving holes in the corners. Also the lid is way too tight on all 5 of the boxes I purchased, making it difficult to put on and remove. For this reason, I don't think the boxes will last very long.
I decided to keep them simply because I need boxes this size, and it was too much trouble to return them and search for more boxes. However, I cannot recommend them.
December 29, 2012
Overpriced for what it is
I was very disappointed to see that I spent over $26.00 on two boxes that are made ot ouf what amounts to pieces of thick, shiny paper. They are flimsy and will not stand up to much use at all. There is no way to clean them if they get smudged because they are paper and will fall apart. The picture on the website makes them look far more substantial than they are.
January 9, 2011
Not up to Container Store Standards
We have purchased items from the Container Store for many years and have always been extremely satisfied with the quality and customer service. In fact, when making a trip to another state, we made a special trip to visit a store "in person" as there are none in our area.
That is why we were so surprised to see how poorly this item is designed. The cardboard is flimsy and the bottom doesn't come together all the way when the boxes were assembed, leaving holes in the corners. We decided to keep the items, but would not recommend them.
November 4, 2010
Not Heavy Duty
Usually I love Container Store products, but this was a disappointment. I purchased a large size box to hold office supplies. According to the website description, it's made of "heavy fiberboard," not lightweight cardboard, but this is not true. In fact, the cardboard is about the thickness and durability of cheap shoebox cardboard; it's very flexible and thin. I was surprised they would bother putting metal adornments onto something so non-durable. I wouldn't dare put office supplies in this box and try to lift and move it with the handles. Instead, I put very light cotton sheets in it for storage, and plan to try not to move it at all. Even then, it sagged on the bottom when I lifted it.
Like others have mentioned, the sections don't fit together properly, leaving large holes on the corners. I used duct tape on the inside to hold it together better. I gave this box 2 stars only because it does have a large capacity, it looks nice after being taped up inside, and it's recyclable. I decided not to go to the trouble of returning it, and make do with it as is. However, I won't purchase any more of these (which I had planned to do), nor will I recommend them.
It's possible the small boxes may suit their purpose better, since they are meant to hold smaller items, but the big box should be made of stronger material. If you need a strong white box, I suggest their "Our Best Box" instead; it's not as pretty, but is very sturdy.
April 29, 2014