Saturday, July 12, 2008

Collapsible Storage Containers: Beyond the Cardboard Boxes

2 flower pattern collapsible fabric storage bins

Collapsible containers are obvious space-savers for those whose storage needs keep changing. Here's a quick tour of some of the options.

Collapsible fabric storage cubes / bins

The bins above come from Room It Up, which sells storage products in different patterns: stripes, plaids, polka dots, etc.

Update on April 11, 2009: I'm having some problems using the Room It Up web site, but seems to have the same bins. They measure 12" x 12" x 12".

pink collapsible crate with paw print

And then there are the Top Performance Collapsible Cubes.

Other options include:
- Magic Cubes from Whitney Design
- Whitmor Collapsible Cubes: sets of 2 or sets of 12
- KangaRoom Collapsible Open Shelf Storage Boxes
- ClosetMaid fabric drawers

Folding Mesh Cubes

The Container Store sells these in three sizes and four different colors.

Collapsible Crates

folding crates, many colors

The Tasket folding crate from Schiffmayer Plastics is one option; could also look at the ARMADA Collapsible Crate.

2 black mesh filing crates, stacked

A different type of collapsible crate are these stackable crates that will hold legal- or letter-sized files.

Crunch Can / Pop Up Hampers

crunch can, pale blue, with butterflies

Umbra crunch cans come in solid colors and patterns. Whitney Design also makes pop up hampers - including some cute ones for children which I wrote about before.

Collapsible Baskets / Market Totes

plastic collapsible baskets, 3 sizes, blue and purples

The Stacks and Stacks Clutter Control Freak blog pointed me to these plastic collapsible baskets.

collapsible market totes in 3 patterns

And you can get Reisenthel carrybags (patterned or solid color) from Sur La Table, where they are called Collapsible European Market Totes.

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