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Worth the premium price, but you'll need to tape up the lids
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!