10 Gallon Tote Box
Old Ones Better.
The previous reviewer is right. The old style #1720 10 gallon tote is a much better design. The 1720 's could hold sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper or 9 x 12 envelopes loaded in landscape style into the tote. I use them for record storage and have nearly 200 of them. They stacked 5 high totally full without any problem. The new ones are junk. Bad shape and size layout. If you physically go to the Container Store, not on the internet, you can sometimes find the old 10 gallon ones in Black or White. Why Sterilite does not list them on their website is beyond me. Bring back the old ones on your website and you will sell many many units for document storage.
January 16, 2012
Can only hold the lightest things
I don't know if it's possible to make a storage tote any cheaper. Forget about stacking these even 2 totes high. If the top one has any weight at all, it will stretch the lid of the bottom one until it turns white and cracks. You would be better off asking the store if you could buy the box that these were shipped in.
December 27, 2011
I just bought five at Walmart. Most of the totes at Walmart had white marks where the plastic was stressed and turned white or had cracks. I bought 5 that were not damage, however, one of them broke when I was pulling them apart at home.
They are not the same shape as the older 10 Gallon totes and the plastic is much too thin and so fragile.
I wish they would go back to the original design. I have a lot of the older ones - they were Excellent.
October 22, 2011