The 32 quart container size is ideal for storing household items between seasonal visits from inlaws. It provides easy clothing storage/transport with no guesswork, being about the right size to handle everything from one drawer in one container. Stacks of these containers are brilliant for concealing birthday and Christmas presents with minimal concealment requirements. If you slightly mistreat the containers, they are resilient (do not permit jumping on them, however, that is excessive). They stack well, allowing you to get floor-to-ceiling use out of otherwise dead space at the end of a hallway or behind an entertainment center. If you have a serious leak from the ceiling at night, that would normally overload a mere bucket before you could wake up and empty it- relax, 32 quarts will handle it for six or seven hours, you're covered. Works just fine as an improvised cooler, too. If you're defrosting the big freezer, a stack of these 32 quart containers will save your back, since you can just transfer straight into it, slap on the top, move over and stack the containers as you go - they'll even go back in to the freezer in the same order if you pay attention.
This is the right size container, built to the right standard, for the right range of tasks, that will survive the conditions most likely to ruin cardboard boxes and keep your precious goods both safe and instantly selectable through the transparent sides and top. You don't want to open twelve boxes to find the one with the clothes you were looking for - use these Sterilite containers and know without opening just which one you need.