Introduction: Dividers for Stacking Storage Boxes

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I've been using these stacking storage totes as car camp luggage since they stack so nicely in the back of my SUV.  Unfortunately, my things don't stack so nicely inside them.

This particular brand of box had ribs down the sides for added strength.  They also fit a sheet of thin Masonite perfectly so I was able to slide these dividers into them.  As an added bonus these particular boxes are clear so I can see into them without opening the lid.

Shown here is my car camping "Chuck Box" made up mostly of my backpacking kitchen and some extra luxuries that are a fringe benefit of camping next to your vehicle.  I've made dividers for two more such boxes - one for bike tools, helmets and Camelbaks and another to carry my posh camp amenities like air matresseses, lanterns and such.

I have no idea where I bought these (maybe I "borrowed" them from work) - the brand is KeepBox.  They are available from Office Depot but they are a bit pricey so you may want to shop around.

Comments

UdyRegan (author)2015-10-21

I think a better storage solution would be to get smaller storage boxes rather than trying to divide bigger ones! You buy big storage boxes to keep and protect bigger items and it would make more sense to use something a little bit more size appropriate.

CelesteI (author)2015-09-14

I use a cheap Ikea hanging closet organizer, cut in half (which sacrifices a compartment). I place it in a top-loading position. That way, I can organize smaller things, and the bigger things can use the space not occupied by the organizer.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80306271/

srohwer (author)2012-03-20

Niiice. I get them at Home Depot for pretty cheap. $7 I think on sale?

We use these type for storage in my daughter's room. If you extend them to the very top, it would support the lid for stacking a lot of boxes.

alhazen (author)srohwer2012-03-24

You are right. I was at HD today and theirs are in the $7 - $8 range (can't remember exactly). They only had one left and it was broken so I'll check back next week. They also had a heavy duty version that would work too but it wasn't clear. The clear sides have been handier than I expected so I'm sticking with them.

paganwonder (author)2012-03-22

Thanks for the idea, our camping bins get to be quite the mess by day 3!

alhazen (author)paganwonder2012-03-24

Yeah, my problem too. It always looked so organized when I packed it but everything goes to heck out in the field. This is helping so much.

It's also helping when I get home. I can find my equiment so much easier since I'm less tempted to just throw it in a the box.

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