Packaways Reusable and Collapsible Storage Totes {Review}

My oldest daughter is a college student.  All year long I find myself packing boxes to bring back and forth to her at school.  The problem with large hard plastic bins and other sturdy containers is that once we get them up to her apartment, there is never enough room to store them!  Cardboard boxes are OK, but they are hard to carry when filled with heavy items and many times they are not as sturdy as other types of containers.  Not to mention, we always need packing tape on hand to reassemble them once they have been broken down for storage.

I’ve been introduced to a fabulous alternative called “Packaways”.  Packaways, which are made in the USA, are sturdy and reusable plastic totes that fold flat for easy storage!  The plastic is lightweight and water resistant, which will help protect the contents from water and humidity. When ready to use, set up is quick and simple – with no tape needed!  Just pop open the box, flatten the bottom and fill.  The top folds for easy closure and there are two handle openings on each side making them easy to carry.  The side also contains a wipe away end panel so you can write on them, then erase and write again when the contents change!  Did I also mention that they come in awesome colors like lime green, turquoise, pink and white?  Squeal!  Check out this cool video that shows how these cool boxes work:

It really does not get any easier than this!  We recently were given the opportunity to review two of the classic totes and they are everything they claim to be . Now when my daughter comes home to visit, she can bring home clothes and good that she no longer needs at school then we can repack her box with all of the things she needs.  And I always keep one on hand to fill up as a care package with food, snacks, toiletries and goodies.  Once unpacked, she stores the flattened boxes easily under her bed for future use.  Now that I see how awesome these really are, I am considering ordering more to store my holiday decorations as well as organizing some of my kids’ toys.  I also think these would be perfect for transporting my consignment items back and forth to my consignment sales each season.  The tote style bin would be perfect to keep in the trunk of the car, where I could toss in sports equipment, grocery bags or kid items, and they would be simple to fold when I need extra space.  The under the bed boxes would store sweaters or shoes, leaving me more space in my closet. The possibilities really are endless!

Packaways come in three styles – classic, tote and under bed.  Prices range from $8.75 – $18.95 and there is free shipping on orders over $49.  Sizes, colors and styles can all be seen HERE

How would you use Packaways in your home?

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  1. These look great – I’d totally use them for storage in closets and the basement. I love having places to stow stuff away, but get frustrated with having empty totes/lids. Or having a tote but the lid is missing/broken. Looks like problems solved here!

  2. hi. thanks for sharing such an interesting post. thanks for sharing.

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