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Weathertight File Box

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Your most important files are safe and secure in our rugged Weathertight File Box. It can accommodate either letter- or legal-size files (sold separately). Air- and watertight, it protects the contents from moisture, bugs and dirt - it's just right for long-term storage of files in a garage, attic or basement.

  • Made from rugged plastic
  • Air- and watertight (not designed to be completely submerged)
  • Features four locking latches
  • Stackable

Weathertight File Box Translucent
  • SKU#: 10051572
  • 18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
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Case of 6 Watertight File Boxes Translucent
  • SKU#: 10066366
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Weathertight File Box

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Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Files Using for tax returns and other need-to-save documents. Easy to manage, stack the boxes and see what's inside. December 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great File Box This box works well for long time storage of important files ie tax returns. They are sturdy & I like the ability to use hanging files. September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by More Than File Storage! These are useful for many applications. These are a few of the things I have used them for: photos, photo albums, small mementos, sheet music. Our house is over 100 years old with very limited storage. We have a climate controlled storage unit and these seal up tightly, are water and rodent tight. They are quite sturdy and stack nicely. The thing I like the best is their size. I have a bad back and even when one of these is full, I can still pick it up and carry it around. I have purchased these both in store and on-line. If you order the case of six, that is how they are shipped. Mine were received in perfect condition from UPS. September 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Serves my purpose no room for a file cabinet- can store in the rooms i want them in. holds files well. May 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best file storage box I have found I needed safe and secure storage for the contents of my file cabinet during a relocation and subsequent storage and found these boxes - I especially like the fact that they keep out moisture as well as pests. After trying them out at home I just bought more of them on the last day of the office sale! March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strong and sturdy containers These are great containers that do not only store files but my classroom workbooks and materials! They are the perfect size and fit in my classroom closets. I have purchased 12 and plan on ordering more. March 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great box for organizing papers I bought a couple of them to store all of my loose papers, and they are great! The size is great for standard notebooks, printouts, and books. I like how they are weathertight so I can feel comfortable putting them in the garage. The lids snap close well, and I hope they will last. They stack well too. March 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by watertight boxes MADE IN THE USA! Easy to use locking tabs. Love this item. May 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Far So Good I've loaded up the containers and put them in my "conditioned" storage unit. I purchased more thinking I could be store moisture sensitive items in my garage which has a lot of moisture living in Florida. Not having to wrap the container in a plastic bag and hope it would not break or tear and therefore allow moisture to enter was a great relief. the 4 snap locking devices appear to be good at keeping the top down and the moisture out. Time will tell if they have in fact kept the moisture out. September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic solution Limited space in office area requires garage storage for documents, I have an excellent 5-drawer lateral file there. Unfortunately mice found a way into the garage and the file cabinet and proceeded to soil many files and chew on some. These boxes fit two to a drawer and allow me to return to storage in the garage instead of tripping over boxes in my living area. They are a joy. Be sure to check dimensions. File drawers vary. July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by File Box I have ordered many of these and just love knowing all my files are going to be safe from any water. I will order more soon. June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2nd Purchase of this File Box A few years back I bought 8 of these, I recently came back to get 3 more. These stack well, fit file folders in both directions, and are fairly sturdy. Although the handles don't always fit perfectly, but I found if twist the tops a little it helps to get them snug. Overall, a very good product. June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great purchase This was a great purchase. File box functions as described. Box is very strong, file rails are quite sturdy. I plan to store a lifetime of income tax records in an area I want to be very sure will be water proof. This box fully meets my neds. May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Purchase Ever! 6 cardboard boxes for files. Watertight File Box!!! April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best File Box Ever I love this file box. I have been able to bring everything I need in and out of court without it being too heavy. This is the perfect size and I love how it seals. April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great way to save important documents I no longer worry about my documents with your watertight boxes. April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sturdy & Practical Great item to store hanging files or any other item that you want protected from water. You can stack them! April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Hanging Files The box works perfect for holding our hanging files. April 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by great sealed storage Needed file storage that would be protected and this is just perfect. April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Container Store Never Disappoints! Water tight and secure! I can finally thro away those over stuffed accordian files and collapsing file boxes. The Container Store had just what I needed at a great sale price. Sturdy and stackable, I give the Watertight File Box a hearty thumbs up! Get yours today! April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hoping for many years out of these Solid and durable, stacks nicely. These seem like they will last longer than the usual plastic file tubs that crack after a few years when the plastic gets brittle. The only downside is that the new plastic smell is very strong. March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exactly what I needed This File Box is exactly what I needed to store away documents. They can handle both letter size and legal size file folders. The tabs stand up and are easy to read. I like the four closures, they are easy to open and close. Time will tell whether they are truly water tight, however I am expecting them to be. March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great size/quality storage box While I am not using this box for file folders, I needed this size box for storing other things. I felt this box would have multiple purposes over the long run. February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Watertight file storage Watertight file storage??? How cool is that?? Love that it can accomodate either letter or legal size files. This box is watertight/airtight which preserves the documents. January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb! I'm preparing to move and this file box holds more than my previous one. I like the peace of mind knowing that in the event it's rainy on my moving day, there is more protection of my files in this box! You won't regret this purchase! June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durable and practical I went from a two drawer larger wooden filing cabinet to 3 of these and I am so happy I did. It accommodates hanging folders or regular manila folders, easy to stack and very very durable. You truly can't go wrong. June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Watertight File Box I bought two of these bins to replace my rusting and too small metal file cabinet. They are smaller than I imagined, only because I didn't bother to measure! I think they are great, easy to use, tops come off and back on easily. May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best file storage solution I've found The seal is snug and fitted around the entire perimeter when the top is attached which makes this wonderful for files/paperwork when you need to keep them in the attic or garage. I'll be buying more of these. April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Made in the USA! - And it's the BEST! These containers are wonderful for storing important documents in less than perfect conditions. This is my second time to buy them for tax records etc. to store in my attic. Everything is perfect! REally keeps things just like when you stored them. April 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by These just rock Totally worth the price. Living in NYC and having storage in a basement or fearing any kind of critter getting into your stuff, this is the one of the best solutions we've ever found. No- the best (so far). We love these boxes. The only complaint is that the handles can pop off and seem to get looser. But these are pretty affordable and really useful even when the handles (that secure the seal) are no longer fitting tightly April 3, 2013
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Community Q&A

What is the bottom like? Does it slide easily?

Asked by: Conniebwriter
It is not smooth; but I haven't noticed any problem sliding them around on the carpet or getting them stacked on top of each other.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2016-11-26

What file folders go with these boxes?

Asked by: Ashguildner
They will hold regular files on the short side and legal on the long side. There are grooves on all 4 sides to hold the hanging file "ears". The folders you get from title companies when you have a real estate transaction fit very nicely the long way. Hope this helps!
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2017-02-27

Does the lid have a handle?

Asked by: happyapple
The lid does not, but the bottom section has an edge for your hands to grasp.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2016-11-26

How much weight will the bottom box support? (E.g. if 5 or 6 boxes are stacked on top of each other)

Asked by: frankshankly
I'm not a student of mechanics or physics, but it seems like all the weight isn't resting on the bottom box. If you have files and they are "hanging", I think that changes the weight distribution. These are very sturdy and I think the smaller size makes them able to hold more. I have had the old Rubbermaid totes that were at the bottom of the stack, crack. Hope this helps.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2016-10-08

Will these boxes stay intact in sunny conditions, that is, do they have a UV inhibitor in the plastic?

Asked by: GulfCoastHasSunshine
Our Weathertight File Box does not have a UV inhibitor in the plastic. We do not advise leaving it in direct sunlight for any extended period of time.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-01-28

What are the bottom dimensions? Are they 14" x 18" as stated?

I'm concerned those may be the dimensions for the widest part on top. And I need a container with an 18 inch bottom length to lay things flat that are 17.5 long. Thanks!
Asked by: LGinPA
The Weathertight File Box bottom most internal dimensions are 11.75" l x 14.75" w.
Answered by: DesiR
Date published: 2017-03-11

Will this fit 14x14 papers?

Asked by: CS8791
Our Weathertight File Box is not designed for storing 14" x 14" paper.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-09-24

What is the suitable temperature range of these boxes?

Can they hold up to -30 C? +30C?
Asked by: Fran2
The temperature range is from 15 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 to 80 degrees Celsius). It is not recommended for temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2016-10-13
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