These little crates are about the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. They start out folded flat.
You lift up the handles and the long sides open and then you push the two ends down and out.
They’re great for using in the garden. If I sit them down in the mud, I can hose them right off. I can load them up with dirty veggies, hose those off right in the crate.
You can watch a little video here but if you have a Home Depot near you, they’re $7.88 (or something like that) there. They’re great for carrying things back and forth to the freezers in the shop. I try to get all my meat out for the week at once so I’m not opening and closing those freezers so much, and then I bring it over to the house freezer and keep it in there til I need it. I keep a couple of these crates on top of the freezer so when I’m out there and remember that I haven’t brought meat over for the week, I’ll get out what I need and stick it in one of the crates.
My yarn swift and ball winder is back in the sewing room so I load this little crate up with the yarn I need to wind, take it over to the sewing room, wind it all and bring it back to the house.
I love that they fold completely flat when not in use. Why didn’t I think of inventing this thing?
They’re made of a hard plastic and I have no idea how long they will last but for less than $8, if they last through one summer’s worth of gardening, I’ll be real happy!
Judy H says
They’re also great to keep in the back of my car for groceries! The bags won’t slide around and I can carry in several bags in a crate at once without the bag handles cutting into my fingers!
Thanks Judy! Our town has gone green. No stores provide plastic bags any longer, and they charge for paper bags if you request a bag. These would be great to take grocery shopping (or to the fabric store!) I like that they are not too large.
Pam in KC says
I haven’t seen any with handles before. I’ve got a couple that go in the back of my car for groceries when I get plastic bags because I forgot to take my own bags.
Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! (Think Rorshack with his hand in the air waving on Welcome Back Kotter) I think I need a couple of those!
I know where I’m going tonight..Home Depot! These look like they would be the solution for my temporary fabric storage. Thanks Judy!
Back in the mid-90’s, we were stationed in Germany. I bought several of them while there. I loved them! They were called Klappboxes there. They lasted for years. Thanks for letting me know that they are available here now. I’ve got to go look for some.
Helen Koenig1 says
definitely am interested in these! Like you, I need this for the garden!!!! (Although to be honest, my garden is definitely NOT as large as usual and is taking its sweet time growing along!)
(BTW – how is your outside sink/washer tub doing?)
The outside sink/washing tub had to be moved when we expanded the garden (along with the irrigation system) and neither have been re-installed. All Vince’s time has been spent getting the new chicken coop built. I think I’ll have both the outdoor sink and the irrigation set up for next year’s spring garden.
Ranch Wife says
I’ve got 3 from probably 20 years ago and they have been used to pieces, but they don’t have handles which means I need to make a trip to Home Depot because that is just too handy! I’ve looked for more of these for years so thanks!