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Our 2018 Best Box

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Our 2018 Best Box


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Our Best Box is now even better! No more looking for a label with the year since this box declares it boldly all over. It holds plenty of letter - and legal-size folders, documents or books for filing, storage or moving. It's also perfect for storing children's artwork and photos by year. When not in use, it can be stored flat to save space.

  • This corrugated fiberboard tests not less than 32 edge crush test, the strongest available in the consumer market
  • Manufactured with 100% recycled medium


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  • 16-1/2" x 12-1/2" x 10-3/4" h

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Our 2018 Best Box is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a box It's a box. It's sturdy. It has a top. It's good. I got the internal dividers also but they only work for 9x11 papers if you have legal size papers, the dividers don't help. Not worth the money in my opinion.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best box there is! They weren't joking! This is THE BEST BOX for storage! Very cheap and quality is amazing! It does not look like a $3.99 box!My husband even stores heavy car parts in this in his garage!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective and Not Best at All I was excited to have a sturdy well-designed box to store some paper in. But when I assembled the box I discovered it was defective or just straight up badly designed! 1. The directions are inaccurate/incomplete. 2. The two side liner panels were too long to fit squarely into the corner, and therefore bent crumpled when I tried to push them to the bottom. 3 The lid had tabs on one side to hold itself together (that's what the slits in the photo are) but not on the other side! So if I want the lid to stay together I'll have to tape it. Not very slick. I expect this is an issue with quality control and there may have been other boxes to choose from in the store that were not defective, but I could not tell because the box is sold flat.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best box, Really! I have purchased 100's of these over the years. It is my go to storage/ moving box. I love that there isn't any glue to attract bugs. They break down flat after using. You do not need to tape these boxes for them to be secure for moving. They are really strong for very high stacks. If you storage is small this is your ideal vertical box for storage. Truly the BEST box, ever!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tax organizer I love love love these boxes. You can stack them 12 or more high and they stay balanced and strong. I really love that at a glance I can see what year I have to review taxes. Or keep sakes from that year! The best box just got better.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right I bought 3 of the 2015 boxes on clearance for extra storage and will now buy a few 2016 boxes. Not only for myself but also for family. Easy to assemble, great for stashing + the price is right. :-)
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First and best purchase of the year I started buying the Year Box a couple of years ago. I use one to stash gifts and special ornaments and mementos I collect during the year. I no longer have to wonder where I stuck something. Its in The Box. I also use a second box to store important papers for that year. It makes everything easy peasy and if it doesn't fit in the box, I probably don't need it, so it helps me weed and minimize clutter by year end.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "go to" for sorting and storing One of the BEST TCS purchases. They are sturdy, hold a lot and can easily be transported with the handles. These boxes are also stackable. Easy to label. Economical and the most durable I have found.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sturdy box this box is very sturdy and will hold anything you need to store.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sturdy Box I needed something affordable to organize my small studio and found these boxes at the Container Store. I was delighted that they are white, have lids, and are easily moved. Also, I try to be "green," so the fact that they are made from 100% recycled materials was the clincher. They are great for storage, hold a good amount of weight, and look better than most storage boxes, since they have no writing on them. I highly recommend these for affordable storage or moving purposes.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great box for moving/storage I used this box to pack up my boyfriend's apartment. It was easy to put together and very sturdy!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the 2014 Box I am so glad I bought this 2014 box. It'll help me keep everything (i.e. paperwork, receipts, etc.) in order by year. I hope the container store will have one for 2015.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to move books Great box. Perfect for storing books of all sizes.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect File Boxes! I've been keeping file boxes by year for a long time, but after the year is up they seem to disappear into the closets and it's really hard to find the right one when it's needed. This design with the year ALL OVER it and it BIG numbers is perfect! I keep last year's and this year's in my office closet and just with they'd go back to about 2000 with these! I'd like the retro versions!
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Filing These boxes are just as sturdy as the banker's boxes from an office supply store but much more fun.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome idea These boxes are great for storing old bills, paperwork, taxes and kids memorabilia by year. The labeling makes finding them in the attic much easier
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable & Cute I bought both the 2013 & 2014 boxes. They were exactly what I was looking for to store kids school papers, photos and Christmas cards. Sturdy, affordable and super cute!
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea! When I saw these boxes, I thought what a great idea. I always keep records, etc. that are important by each year. Now, I have a box that actually shows the year, so it is easy to spot. Thanks again.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2013 & 2014 Box Best purchase ever because even if it's sitting in the middle of the floor it looks organized and neat!!! Cost effective!
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Idea! 2014 Box I have always had a "yearly" box that I labelled myself & threw things in throughout the year... cards, movie tickets, memorabilia of all types... when I saw this in the store, I had to get one! This is PERFECT & I will be getting one for every year from now on!
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect file box Love these! Not only can you buy individual boxes vs. having to buy a bundle at the office supply store but the year graphic makes it fun and easy to organize your receipts and find them once stored away.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Idea! These "dated" banker boxes are fabulous for storing annual recipts and tax info or for memorabilia. I hope you make them for every year going forward, forever! I will buy them. I would even buy years going back in time and would re-box my annual tax receipts. I love that the print is BOLD and it is VERY clear what Year's information the box contains. Brilliant product!
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boxes to store tax records or memorabilia! Love these boxes-sturdy, but not too heavy; B&W bold colors are easily visible! Would be great to store tax records or memorabilia for the past year(2013) and to start a box for 2014- again with tax records, memorabilia, or to store gifts for the future! Hope you keep producing in the consecutive years...2015, 2016. etc. Fairly priced at $3.99 each-the paper is not glossy, so care should be taken not to store them in damp or wet environments-i.e. keep off basement floors!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from best box, solid buy Good, simple design, easy to pile,very good alternative to ugly plastic boxes.
Date published: 2013-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy! We bought a case of Best Boxes to organize our employees' belongings while we rearranged the setup of desks in the office. The instructions printed on the flaps made it easy to have each employee assemble his own box, the lids made the boxes stackable, and we were pleasantly surprised at how much the boxes held. We especially appreciated the flaps that fold in to create the handles; having the extra cardboard layer helped keep each box together as well as protecting our fingers from the raw edges when we picked the boxes up.
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boxes great for teachers! My husband is a teacher which means each year we have to pack/unpack his collection of books & supplies. These boxes work fabulously well! The plain appearance is aesthetically pleasing and the ability to fold them flat throughout the year is a great asset. We also use the identa-label™ Pouches with these.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for I really needed to organize my closets. Ultimately I would love to have an Elfa system but since I am a broke grad student, I had to come up with a cheaper solution. These boxes were perfect! They look way better than the plastic drawers and mismatched crates I have collected over the years of moving and they fit my budget. I also plan on using these for future moves :) They were quite easy to put together and are really sturdy. I also bought white erasable labels and my closet looks pretty darn good.
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, Attractive Reusable Storage Box I've been using the Container Store's classic Best Box with removable lid for years. It's white form without distracting writing (except on the underside) allows a tall bookcase (their excellent Skandia) filled with these boxes to hold a lot while still looking tidy and attractive enough for a den, office, and even an informal family room. An especially nice system if you have to move fairly often and dread repeatedly unpacking/repacking. The boxes are very sturdy and do a great job of protecting whatever is inside thanks to the 2-3-wall construction in most places. The boxes also can be disassembled, stored, and reused. The only thing I would suggest improving is somewhat easier-to-break connections between panels when setting up; some of the jagged cardboard break points can leave a slightly messy appearance. And a longer and slightly taller version of the Best Box (ideally 24-26" long and 12" high) with the otherwise same construction quality/sturdiness and removable lid is needed. The previous longer, lidded version that Container Store sold years ago was not nearly as rigid or robust.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can store so much misc stuff I used to store t-shirts, socks, and other misc stuff, then I typed a label and place on each box, looks so neat and I know whats in each box, no more searching the labels works great!
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy but instructions poor This box is more sturdy than boxes I have bought from other stores, however the directions are lacking. Once you start putting the bottom together, you can no longer see the instructions. There are no instructions for the lid. If you have put similar boxes together, you should be able to figure it out.
Date published: 2013-03-19
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Community Q&A

Will this hold hanging file folders?

Also, will the lid fit over letter-sized hanging file folders?
Asked by: Tayversaver
Our Best box will accommodate non-hanging file folders. We recommend using our letter or legal size file folders.
Answered by: DesiR
Date published: 2018-06-01

2015 Best Box

Will the 2015 Best Box be available online or in stores only? Sadly, there isn't a Container Store anywhere near me.
Asked by: Kristyn
Our 2014 Best Box is ship restricted and not available for shipping. However, it can be purchased online, or by telephone, as a store Pickup Order. It is available in-store only.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2016-01-15

Which plastic box would this fit in?

I want to store it in a garage or basement,
Asked by: Natick
Two of Our Shoe Boxes will fit in Our Best Box.
Answered by: DesiR
Date published: 2017-12-22

Im looking for something to store my old teaching textbooks in. Will they fit, if not what do you recommend? How many pounds does this box hold?

Asked by: Lyssa225
Yes, our Best Box is one of our favorite options for books, whether you're moving them or storing them. The sturdy, triple-wall construction has amazing weight capacity and resists crushing so it can be stacked four or five high. When not is use, it folds flat for compact storage until it is needed again.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-11-11

Will there be a 2015 Box?

This 2014 Best Box has been such a big help to me and need another one for 2015.
Asked by: MsBebe71
Yes, the 2015 Best Box will be available in stores soon.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2016-01-15

Do you have the 2016 file box?

Asked by: skinny
Out 2016 Best Box should be available online and in our stores by the January 2016.
Answered by: rcforeman
Date published: 2016-01-15

Do you have a 2013 or 2012 version available?

These are so very helpful in storing calendar year paperwork! Our office would like to use them for 2012 and 2013, is this possible to special order?
Asked by: brip
We began offering this black and white style of Our Best Box in 2013. However, that product sold out and is no longer available. Our Best Box White can be labeled or decorated with a black marker, if you wish to add a specific year.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2016-01-15

When will the 2017 Best Box be available?

Asked by: HollyWreath
We expect our Best Box for 2017 to be available in late December, 2016.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-12-02
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