Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Packaways

The first thing I love about Packaways, is that they are made in the USA. That seems to be a rare find nowadays...
There are actually several reasons I am more then satisfied with Packaways storage boxes, and I really didn't expect these to amaze me as much as they did! They claimed to be so simple and easy to use, and "automatically" fold into place and lock, when you press on the opposing corners and bottom. Yeah ok!! Well, sure enough, they really do!! Very, very easy to go from flat to storage box, and back again. My 5 year old and 9 year old were even helping with these and were able to complete the process all by themselves! We had to argue a bit over who would use what, I won lol!! But, I am in dire need of more of these, so we will have to order several more.
 They would help soooo much with all of the kids toys, crafts, papers, everything we have in other boxes, (those annoying ones with lids), and shoeboxes, and of course just laying around the house, Ugh!! It's hard to stick with my original game plan here, because I keep thinking ahead of myself and thinking of more things we can store in these, so I guess I can talk about the price next.
(Oh, before I forget!! These are made of corrugated plastic, which means they will protect whatever you store inside, from water and humidity.)
This is one of my favorite parts, because these are actually, surprisingly, priced way less then what I typically pay or see prices for, for most all other reputable storage boxes and containers. They also offer discounts for buying in bulk, and free shipping on orders over $49! Packaways offers 5 sizes, 3 different sizes in the classic size, 12 gallon, 16 gallon and 21 gallon. You can also choose to have natural or color. The prices range from $8.75 to $10.10. (The highest being for a color option for the 21 gallon). There is also the tote style, which is priced under $10 and the under bed style, which is very reasonably priced at under $20! The color options, as you can see from the picture above, are bright, vibrant colors that are much better then the regular old boring cardboard box or clear storage container. Another super addition to Packaways, is the dry erase board panels that are included!! This is so neat for labeling, and if you use China dry erase markers, you can wipe and re mark!! I would be content with having several of these to store all of the kids mixed up toys, and dolls, and all the little things that I go crazy each day trying to clear up! I also could use a few more for cleaning products, crafts, even our worksheets, coloring pages, and pictures and scrapbooks!
Right now, the 2 that I received are being used for my mom group things, samples, coupons, paperwork, things I have to lug with me each month. These are much more stylish, easy to handle and I just adore the bright colors! The following is taken from the Packaways website, so I can share the fabulous technology behind Packaways!
** PackAways™ were invented and are manufactured in the U.S.A. by Technology Container Corp. (TCC), a Massachusetts-based company with plants in Worcester, MA and Desoto, TX. All of our products are made exclusively in the U.S.A., employing American workers and suppliers.
We are the largest plastic box manufacturer in the world with more plastic box capacity than the rest of North America combined. PackAways was born out of the recognition that consumers need durable, versatile, easy-to-use, storage boxes that can fold down flat and store out of the way when not in use. Corrugated plastic was the logical medium, with its naturally durable, flexible, moisture-resistant qualities. Plus, our unique Wipe Away Re-Writable Panels allow the consumer to identify what’s inside the boxes and then simply wipe clean and write again.
 The manufacturing process required to create the innovative PackAways design was invented by one of the company’s founders, Dave C. Dowd. Technology Container Corp. (TCC) is a partnership that was founded on the technology invented by Mr. Dowd and is presently run by his son, Fred Dowd. For more than 35 years, TCC is a world class, high volume manufacturer of cutting edge, corrugated paper and corrugated plastic boxes.**
More from their site:
 ** COLLAPSIBLE, OUT OF THE WAY STORAGE:
PackAways are the only corrugated plastic storage boxes that easily collapse down flat for efficient, out of the way storage when not in use.
EASY, NO TAPE SETUP:
 Simply press opposing corners together to instantly set up your PackAways. The bottom of the box automatically folds into place. The top interlocks to close, then can be opened and closed again and again. No more taping yourself to your storage!
WIPE AWAY MARKING PANELS:
PackAways have two marking areas for identification of contents. When you are ready to reuse for another purpose, or if you misspelled your own child’s name, simply erase and re-label.
 COLOR YOUR WORLD:
 Further organize your items by color or match your d├ęcor with PackAways brilliant Blue, Pink, Green and Translucent corrugated plastic storage boxes. DURABLE:
PackAways are ultra durable and can be erected, filled, stored, emptied and knocked down flat hundreds of times. And trust us…you will! COMMON FOOTPRINT:
 Even if you purchase different sizes, the Classic PackAways have the same footprint (length and width), only the height varies in the sizes. So they stack neatly, efficiently and safely on top of one another. No more leaning towers. ** You can check Packaways out on Facebook!! received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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