Used Stackable Storage Box Buying Guide

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Used Stackable Storage Box Buying Guide

Ex-display, end of line, stock clearance, and unwanted items sold by private sellers, companies that have finished relocating and have permanent storage solutions built-in all offer possibilities for finding used stackable storage boxes. Crates from wine companies are a good source for wooden boxes and some orchards and fruit processors also offload sturdy shallow wooden trays. Tiny boxes for storing food portions, or to include in lunch boxes, or for small craft items are available as stackable items so they don’t get lost at the back of a cupboard. Some of these boxes are as small as 0.07l and 0.14 l making them really useful sizes and ideal for travelling when space is a premium.

Example of Typical Size Range for Plastic/Polypropylene Stackable Storage Boxes with Lids

Under Bed

Slimline Storage


10 Litre

400 x 320 x 110

  1. 7 x 12.5 x 4.3


27 Litre

560 x 380 x 180

22 x 14.9 x 7

Double Plus

32 Litre

585 x 385 x 180

23 x 15 x 7

Double Plus

35 Litre

750 x 380 x 180

  1. 5 x 14.9 x 7

All Dimension/Capacity measurements are approximate. Alternative ways at assessing the size/volume is to compare them to everyday items. 2 litre is equivalent to the size of a regular milk carton or a large bottle of cola. 5 litre = size of a regular spare petrol container 10 litre = size of a 29cm round plant pot 40 litre = large cylindrical pedal bin 50 litre = good sized laundry basket 80 litre = standard black refuse bin, or open fronted crate [Euro size] Stacking Bins Size Ranges

Bin Size

External Measurements (L x W x H)

Internal Measurements (L x W x H)

Metric: mm

Imperial: inches

Metric: mm

Imperial: inches


Size 1 Red

125 x 100 x 60

5 x 4 x 2.4

117 x 80 x 52

  1. 3 x 3.1 x 2

Size 1 Blue

125 x 100 x 60

5 x 4 x 2.4

117 x 80 x 52

  1. 3 x 3.1 x 2

Size 2 Yellow

170 x 100 x 85

7 x 4 x 3.3

162 x 80 x 77

  1. 3 x 3.1 x 3

Kabi bin XL

152 x 210 x 343

6 x 8.6 x 13.5

146 x 202 x 331

  1. 7 x 8 x 13

Size B610

375 x 420 x 182

7 x 16.5 x 7.1

367 x 412 x 176

  1. x 16.2 x 7

Stacking Shelf/Mounting Panel with Louvres

457mm x 457mm or 18 inches x 18 inches

Stacking Shelf/Mounting Panel with Louvres

915mm x 460mm or 36 inches x 18 inches

Stackable bins are ideal for stores in garages or construction sites where frequent access to small items is required. This type of storage can be freestanding where the bins stack on top of one another or attached to purpose-built louvred mounting panels by their rear lip. With integral label holders, identifying contents in the bins is easy. Made for industry, these durable containers will withstand high temperatures, resist impact and most solvents.

Stackable Open Storage Plastic, Polypropylene Boxes or Crates

Measurements Metric: mm

Measurements Imperial: inches

Heavy duty green plastic crate indoor/outdoor use

5 Litre

170 x 250 x 125

  1. 5 x 10 x 5

Tapered crates with perforated base [like bread crates]

48 Litre

370 x 570 x 200

  1. 5 x 22.4 x 7.8

Keter boxes

30 Litre

230 x 470 x 360

9 x 18.5 x 14

Fold-Flat Crate [lids available]

32 Litre

480 x 350 x 240

  1. 8 x 13.7 x 9.4

Other Materials for Used Stackable Storage Boxes

Other stackable storage solutions are available in different materials with decorative appeal. Cardboard makes fabulous suitcase style stackable storage boxes with handles; fancy matching sets in square, rectangular, or other shaped boxes are always popular and often available for sale as used items. Seagrass, willow, canvas, and wood also present stackable storage boxes which will enhance the decor in a room where they are used.

How to Find Used Stackable Storage Boxes on eBay

eBay is a fantastic place for finding items and comparing them from the comfort of home. Simply by calling up the site, a search can begin, regardless if signed in or not. By signing in, there are functions available to create watch lists and favourites to keep track of viewed items. To start from the eBay homepage, Categories is a titled area to the left, beside it is an arrow – click the arrow. Within the menu, locate Home & Garden, click and choose Home Decor. In this section choose = Home, Furniture & DIY and from this page choose Storage Solutions in the Categories menu. Further refine the search by clicking on the Features, Materials preferred and check =used. When the used storage boxes page appears, check the filter boxes for any preferred brand and/or material. If the search requirements are already known, simply type in the keyword/s into the search box at the top on whatever eBay page is being visited. For example, by typing in ‘wooden stackable storage boxes’ a page will appear with choices based on those parameters.


All manner of used stackable storage boxes are for sale from private individuals and companies. Consider the purpose for the stackable box and this will help determine, size, appropriate material, and whether it requires locking or not. Decide if the box needs handles. There are loose handle styles and grooves or openings acting as handles also. Plastic boxes with lids will protect most items from water and any dirt, open stackable crates are ideal for items which will be stored inside a shed, garage or loft. Larger stackable boxes usually stack up to six high safely, depending on the contents and even distribution of weight. Decorative boxes as well as functional boxes offer exciting and attractive ways to store things from the smallest craft beads and trinkets, or portions of food to large shipping crates for bigger items that need protection. If the boxes are to be stored away from home, remember to label them in such a way that the boxes and their contents will be easily identified.

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