Blue Planet Tote with Wheels, 80L
Quick and Easy Storage
These storage totes are perfect for first time home buyers. They are light and easy to carry and stack perfectly together to make the most of small spaces. We chose this particular brand because of the colour (we wanted a neutral grey tote as opposed to a green) and they are an environmentally friendly product. We did find that with some wear and tear the lids of the totes become warped a bit. Other than that these are a great buy. Easy to clean and pack very well.
May 9, 2013
Great stackable bins!
I usually buy Rubbermaid 68.1L bins for storage, but I recently needed to buy some moving boxes and these were on sale for six dollars, so I bought 10 of them instead.
These are great bins. I was reluctant to buy something with wheels because I wanted to be able to stack, but the tiny wheels are no problem. Bins roll fine on our hardwood floors, but I'm not sure how effective they would be on carpet.
These stack exceptionally well! They have a very flat top and are made of a sturdy plastic, so even with 4 or 5 high, the bottom bins don't start to buckle and the pile is stable. Unlike my Rubbermaid bins which buckle, making the pile less stable. The lids of these bins also snap on and off more easily than than my Rubbermaid bins.
These bins also hold a lot of stuff. They are almost perfectly rectangular (small taper toward the bottom). This made them great for my purpose (packing). The only "flaw" is the tiny wheel wells, which can get in the way at times.
Unfortunately, the sale ended - otherwise I would be picking up 10 more of these bins ($14.99 is a little steep for any bin). I may have to keep my eye out and work on replacing all the Rubbermaids I currently have! At 6 dollars, these bins were about twice the price of moving boxes, but held a lot more stuff, were easier to manage, and are useful long after we unpack!
March 16, 2013
Great for storage!
We have almost 40 of these boxes. Most of them are jammed full of kids clothes, boots and shoes etc. We have them stacked five high, and on a smooth floor you can actually move the entire stack quite easily. We have tried others before and found that because these are more square then Rubbermaids you can fit a lot more inside them, and they don't start to collapse when you stack them as high as we do, the Rubbermaids started to buckle. The name on these boxes has changed from Gracious Living to Blue Planet, and I was just at the store today trying to buy a few more and it looks like they have changed the model to one that is more curvy. I am sceptical about mixing and matching the styles, hopefully they'll bring these back.
October 31, 2012
Not bad, not the best.
These work pretty well. The wheels are pretty small and are only effective on hard flooring. carpets would just swallow them up. The wheels themselves are pretty cheap though, they're just squeaky low-quality plastic. Besides that, they work great!
August 18, 2012