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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Size: Standard|Colour: Grey|Change
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on 11 February 2013
We bought these to manage the moving of books and office files. They coped admirably with the weight, and were the perfect size to carry easily. They don't come apart at the handles or the base, which is what invariably happens with cheaper brown cardboard versions, and we managed to stack them six high in storage with no compression at all.

Both lids and boxes come flat-packed and are quick and easy - if somewhat tedious - to fold together.

Equally important is the ease of dismantling and packing away for the next move, and again these coped well. The lids are the only exception, as their corner tabs tend to tear. A little bit of judicious sellotaping solves that problem, though it does mean they can't be folded completely flat again. To keep the unfolded cartons together and clean in storage after use, wrap some Clingfilm around them.

Oh, and another tip we learnt only when it was too late: archive boxes regularly appear on Freecycle!
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I REALLY like these boxes. This is my 2nd order. They are strong + ultra-quick and easy to assemble + the little push-through flap for the handle can be tucked under the double-layer "lip" of the lid so it doesn't get trapped by contents and thus make lifting hard.

So why not 5 stars?

The first set I bought were definitely worth 5 stars but when I opened the box for this set I found that the manufacturers now tie the 10 flattened box 'nets' together with a single band of tightly tensioned plastic tape. This was so tight that it deformed the otherwise flat card and all 10 cases had been deformed into a curve at their centre where the tie had been fastened. This MAY be because the box the 2nd set came in was of lower quality than the for the 1st set and had already been crushed and ripped in transit. Maybe the manufacturers have cut corners here and compensated by trying to keep contents safe from breaking out of their container.

When I snipped the tie, the 10 'nets' sprung apart as if suddenly freed from their constriction. To overcome this, I had to lie them flat on the floor, curve uppermost, and then place really heavy weights on them for 48 hours.

The attached photo shows one of my bedroom floors covered in boxes that have been packed and labelled - by far the majority are these grey Bankers Boxes and most are full of heavy books which they will carry and protect without a problem.

I'm unlikely to need any more of these boxes as I've nearly completed all the packing prior to moving home, but if I did need more I probably would buy these boxes again simply because they are so strong --- but I'd allow plenty of time to flatten them just in case this problem is endemic.
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on 21 April 2017
Good size but the corners don't meet at the bottom of the boxes.
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on 27 April 2017
Only 5 boxes in pack where it should have been 10?
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on 7 March 2017
Purchased this for the office where I worked.
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on 26 March 2017
Sturdy boxes ideal for storage and moving. Lids can split at corners when disassembling so extra care should be taken otherwise thoroughly recommended.
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on 7 March 2017
Good
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on 12 April 2017
Perfect to sort out my loft. Each of the children have one for their old primary school pieces of work.
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on 9 March 2017
Perfect for the job in hand.
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on 7 June 2017
As described, arrived on time. Couldn't ask for anything else.
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