Archival Ornament Storage Boxes
held all my ornaments in a neat and tidy way- worth the $,
March 3, 2010
Use archival box for many purposes
Upset that the Container Store was only selling archival quality boxes for ornaments, I took a walk around the display isle to calm down. And, of course , I realized that all I had to do was take the dividers out of the box to use it for my purpose. Now some of my textile collection resides nice and flat in an archival box.
Maybe someday the Container Store will sell archival boxes without the dividers a little more inexpensively?
March 4, 2010
Indoor Ornament Storage
These are nice boxes if you are planning to store your Christmas ornaments in a moisture-free/pest-free location (not an attic, garage or basement). We have the larger size and they hold many ornaments in a compact space. I like that they are archival - though the cardboard itself nicks easily. I wish more inserts were provided with the box - I felt that the individual cells/ compartments were rather large. Also, I think they are rather expensive for what they are - I was expecting more from something that calls itself "The Best Christmas Storage Box Ever ". Still, they suit our purposes, and I would recommend them with some reservations.
March 18, 2010
Holds so much more than I realized!
I've used this for Christmas ornament storage, but it could be used for any holiday, hobby, or craft storage. Acid-free is a great feature, and I love being able to open the box and see everything on one level. (Dumped my old storage because there were times I wanted something on one of the lower layers in a 4-layer box, would have to remove multiple layers of ornaments in all the compartments. Ugh!) I am wondering whether they're made sturdier enough for long-term use and shelf-wear as I get them in and out over the years, but I've just bought them so I'll have to see how they do over time. They do look great on the shelf!
August 15, 2010