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Our Best Box truly is the best! Due to its triple wall construction, it holds plenty of letter- and legal-size folders, documents, or books for filing, storage, or moving to the corner office. When not in use, they 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

Our Best Box White
  • SKU#: 200300
  • 16-1/2" x 12-1/2" x 10-3/4" h
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  • SKU#: 10006875
  • 16-1/2" x 12-1/2" x 10-3/4" h
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Our Best Box is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from lid does not fit over hanging files I was told by the store that they will hold hanging files. It would appear that way since the edges were thick and double reinforced. It holds them just fine, but the lids have a flush fit to the long sides so they can't be placed over the hanging files. The box needs to be designed better for assembly. All the sides fit too well, not taking wall thickness into account. As careful as I tried I still end up bending some panels during assembly, which weakens the integrity of the cardboard.
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Box :) I have purchased several of these boxes for my babies stuff & it’s just the perfect size & really easy & fun to put together! Price point is also great !! I’ve gone back & purchased more for my own keepsakes :)
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy look for piles of receipts! I have these for the past three years and buying 2019 today--my accountant insists I keep things for at least five years. Makes my storage area look great and I can find things in an instant. Would love more distinctive looks for other kinds of storage. Stripes, dots, colors any graphic would be a great help for those of us with stacked basement areas or off-site storage.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 Best Box I bought this box specifically for my daughter to put her college memorabilia in as she graduates in 2019. I bought one for her and her friends when they all graduated high school too. Easy to keep all of your keepsakes in one place.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Know The Year for Tax Purposes I've been using these boxes for the last 5 years to store receipts and tax information for our home-based business and the reason I use them is they don't look like any other storage box. With the year printed on them, it's easy to find older documents in case. They don't cost much more than a office supply store storage box and the quality is good, but for ease of knowing what's inside without looking inside, that's worth getting this box.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 box I only wish I could get them with every year since 1975! I'm going though so many boxes that have no rhyme nor reason and they are make my shelf so neat for the last 3 years - couldn't we go back 25 years? Please! Love them.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Godsend! Thank you! I used to get boxes like this another retailer for years until for whatever stupid reason, it discontinued them. I was so devastated, because they couldn't have been more perfect for what I wanted, and I absolutely can't stand plastic. I bitterly resigned myself to the fact that I'd never be able to buy these corrugated boxes again, so imagine my surprise, delight and relief when I found out that they were available at the Container Store. As soon as I learned about them, I bum rushed to not one, but two locations, bought several and went home grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Now all my vintage magazines and old books are neatly stored on my shelf instead of stacked on top of each other in an unsightly mess, and I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy storage Packed up dining room for renovation. These boxes helped me carry my delicate collections and dishes without worry. Easy stacking and helpful inserts. Easy to put together.
Date published: 2018-09-18
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
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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

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: 2020-04-29

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

How can I best ship this box?

Hello I would like to ship this box, then keep the box as a storage box. What is the best way to ship the box, considering it has open handles (where a small item could slip out) and a lid. Is wrapping it in craft paper for shipping the best option?
Asked by: lepeep
We recommend to check with your carrier for a list of requirements for shipped packages.
Answered by: DesiR
Date published: 2017-07-29

I have a 48" wide x 16" deep Elfa shelf. Will I be able to fit four of these boxes on one shelf?

Asked by: bestboxelfa
No. Our best boxes are 16 1/2" wide each, so with four of them together would be 5'6" wide.
Answered by: chuckm
Date published: 2019-09-15

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

When will the 2020 Best Box be available again?!

For quite some time, these boxes have been unavailable for me to purchase at any CS in my area, nor can I purchase them online. Any chance I can find another store that would ship one to me? Frustrated with the apparent short supply.
Asked by: mazieT
Due to almost inevitable, inescapable damage, we are not able to guarantee our customers' satisfaction with Our Best Box when it is shipped. If inventory is not available at your local store at any given time, you can pre-pay against a delivery in the near future or place an order against a future delivery for in-store pick-up with our Customer Solutions Department by calling 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-04-02

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
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