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Black Authentic Milk Crate

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Estimated to be available for pickup on Apr 23 at Reston
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Black Authentic Milk Crate


Product Information

There's nothing like the real thing - our Authentic Milk Crate is the same strong crate used at dairies. In fact, it was one of the first products sold at The Container Store, after we persuaded the original manufacturer of the milk crates that if consumers could buy them, they wouldn't have to resort to stealing them from grocery stores.

  • Made from exceptionally strong, high-density polyethylene with cut-out handles
  • The interior of each Authentic Milk Crate measures 12" sq. x 10-3/8" h
  • Note: our Authentic Milk Crate does not accommodate standard LP record albums


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  • 13" sq. x 11" h

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Black Authentic Milk Crate is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply perfect Wish all purchases were this easy. This crate is sturdy, looks great, can be used for bath toys, outdoor toys, a stool, etc. Hard to believe you can get something so sturdy and practical for this price.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for carboys These milk crates are the ideal size to place carboys in for storage and protection. Never break another carboy again get one of these.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastically strong These crates are perfect for moving books and can be used as bookshelves when arriving at the destination.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Although these have been around for a while, it's still a great product. I turn them on their sides and use them to build extra shelving space in my closet. They're the perfect size, blend in well, and look great!
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size and top-notch quality The 2 crates I bought are a great size. Plus, the quality is top-notch
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Authentic Dairy Crate Awesome product. Very durable and colorful. Different color choices gives me a lot of options.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy enough to sit on!!!! I bought these crates specifically to make a book bench in our living room for! I love them! They are so strong and sturdy, that not only can my kids enjoy the book bench, but so can I! We zip-tied three bins together and then I made a cushion for the top and use bins in each crate to store the books! Way better quality, strength and price, in comparison to other corporate store crates!!!!
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As durable as the original As durable as the old school milk crates. Wash easily. Great for basement, toy, and laundry storage!
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This is a very durable crate. Loved being able to find a unique color.
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Milk crates They are almost indistinguishable from authentic milk crates. And every bit as durable.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong w/milk crates because milk crates Look at this milk crate. Look at more milk crates. The use of these are limitless. They can be stacked, they can stand alone. They can hold things. They can transport things. They can also make an object look taller by putting that object on top.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super handy! Love these crates. I have a lot of them and keep coming back for more. They are sturdy and can be configured into almost anything - bookshelves, bathroom or kitchen storage, hobby/sports/toy holders. Can even be used to support a tabletop, desk or shelves in a pinch. They keep things organized and neat. I move frequently for work and love how you just pick these up and go. Use cable ties to bind two or more together for greater stability. The black ones are low profile and look a little less "college dorm" which I like. These are commercial grade and not the flimsy imitations you find at discount stores.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect as a trunk organizer I use this crate to keep all of my reusable shopping bags in, as well as my daughter's toys in. It makes the perfect trunk organizer. I can keep everything in one place instead of spread all over the trunk.
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Organizing Your Trunk and Other Things I used these crates for many things when I taught: bookshelves, organizing folders by the writing groups with whom I met based on Days of the Week - Red for Monday, Orange for Tuesday, Yellow for Wednesday, Green for Thursday, Blue for Friday), or by subject matter - Blue for Math, Green for Science, Yellow for Writing. Now, I'm using them to organize my trunk. I have shopping bags in one crate, weather-related items (boots, gloves & hat, ice scraper, windshield-cover for winter) in another, and car-specific items in another. Plus, they keep a larger tub in which I haul my Norwex Anti Bac Microfiber, Products, firmly in place the far reaches of my trunk.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Very sturdy and love the colors. Great for storing and organizing as well as transporting.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love "milk" crates and especially the color choice I had a few of these "milk" crates, as I call them for storage purposes. When I returned to the classroom recently to teach, I looked for some locally but had no success. I am so glad to have found these crates! I especially loved the fact I could get one in yellow and one in blue, my school's colors. They are sturdy and can be used for many different purposes.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality This crate is very sturdy and better quality than any of the old fashioned milk crates I've seen. I'm sure it will last for years.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Efficient The crates are sturdy and were available at the store when expected. I was notified promptly for pickup.
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I used these for my classroom library. I bought the white crates and my husband attached them to white 2x8 boards. The crates store featured books and stuffed animals. The shelves store over 20 baskets of books. The crates are very sturdy. I could not be more happy with this product! :)
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real Deal! I've had an old dairy crate that's been used for numerous tasks since it was handed down to me in the late 1980s. Fast forward to 2013 and the crate is finally beginning to crack and split in places. When I heard about The Container Store's crates, I was skeptical... but in need of a crate so figured I'd give it a shot. SO GLAD I DID! As they say, these are the real deal; next time they go on sale I plan to stock up!
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from happy with my purchase i got two crates for my kid's toys. they are very sturdy and stack well too. i was pleasantly surprised that these crates can hold a lot of small toys like train parts, and duplo legos. they fit perfect under our train table. my kids can lift and carry with ease.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver: and under $10!!!! I first bought these for my son's playroom to organize toys/books/balls/action figures. Unlike other toy chests and the adorable animal toy sacks also sold at the container store (we also have these for big items like stuffed animals), you can actually see the contents! So if searching for a particular toy, you can visually select it and do not have to dump multiple toy chests or sacks to search for coveted item. They are bright and stack together vertically in a column and look very modern. In our small home they save so much space-I also look for storage options that utilize upward space. I loved them so much that I have bought them for myself (the bright colors are so cheery and add a splash of happiness to our grey, walls and furniture). I store folded sweaters and other folded clothes in mine. We also have a few in the living room to organize cable boxes and dvds. Who ever thought a milk crate could be so hip! You cannot beat under $10 for a life solution to clutter and time saving organization.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book Saver We needed something to hold all of my daughter's books. I knew The Container Store would have something that would be able to do the trick. We don't have an actual store in Michigan, but I love all of their products. The crates are nice and colorful and allow easy access for our budding reader to find what all of her books!
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied These crates are sturdy and look good. I bought the red one, and it is a very nice shade of red. Would buy again.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best storage ever I LOVE these crates. They look funky, the stack well, they can be used for anything and they can be used out of sight or as part of your deco. If you are a bit of an organizational freak like me, use different colors to color code what is in which crate. I ordered 8 of them, and could have ordered more!
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect storage for anything! LOVE these milk crates! They are fantastic for storing anything you want. I use them for pet toys and computer accessories. They are easy to stack and come in brilliant colors. Definitely a container store favorite!
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sturdiest crate! This crate is perfect for either storing items or using it as I do to stack things on. One holds my cases of water off the ground in my garage. Very strong.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dairy Crate I bought 8 crates several years ago for closet organization of my sportswear. Last week I bought an additional 5 crates in white. They match perfectly; they work with my older crates; they are GREAT for storing cotton clothing! Thank you!
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Asset What can I say, it's a milk crate. However, these are very well made, sturdy and as durable or maybe more so than the original. I use them for storing my video cables both in the warehouse and on the job site. Different colors for different cables. They work great. A couple of 2x4s and casters and you can make a wheeled base to hold stacks of them in your garage. Excellent purchase.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kayak fishing!!! Every sit on top kayak fisherman needs a crate to store gear. The container store is the ONLY place I could find that sells them. Heavy duty.
Date published: 2013-02-06
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Community Q&A

Does this style crate still come in the slightly larger size that hold LP vinyl records ?

Asked by: Hilltopjunky
No, we recommend the Really Useful Boxes Large Stackable Vinyl Record Storage Box (SKU# 10071624). It is currently out of stock but should be back in stock by the end of April! Thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned!
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-04-14

What are the OUTSIDE dimensions of this crate?

Asked by: Merrith
The exterior of our Authentic Milk Crate dimensions are 13" sq. x 11" h.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-04-06

Can these milk crates be stacked (2)?

Asked by: tinystorage
Yes, the milk crates can be stacked.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-01

what are the dimensions will it hold vinyl record albums standing up ?

Asked by: Zenon
The exterior dimensions are 13" sq. x 11" h. The interior of each Authentic Milk Crate measures 12" sq. x 10-3/8" h. Please measure your vinyl record albums to ensure fit. Thank you!
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-02-15

Hello is the green milk crate available?

Asked by: Unkieleroy
No, unfortunately green is not available in our milk crates.
Answered by: Szeigler
Date published: 2021-01-20

Are the dimensions EXACTLY 13"x13"x11". I've noticed other websites posting almost identical crates but they are listing the sizes as 13.1" x 13.1"

Asked by: corsei23
Our exterior dimensions are exact (13" sq. x 11" h).
Answered by: Szeigler
Date published: 2021-01-14

Are the milk crates free from snags/hooks so that they could be used for laundry?

Asked by: Oshe73
We can't guarantee there would be no snags in our Milk Crates, but it's pretty unlikely. One of our best sellers is our White Stackable Laundry Basket (link below) which offers a smooth finish at a super reasonable price!
Answered by: TheContainerStore
Date published: 2020-07-25

Are these crates safe for a deep freezer?

Asked by: Jenny4
Yes, my Authentic Milk Crate as suitable for use in a deep freezer.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-03-30
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