Sunday, 19 January 2014

Cheap storage boxes

During my recent shopping trip to Dartford I visited a branch of 'Poundland', where I saw some very cheap storage boxes. They are ideal for keeping all sorts of wargaming bits and pieces in, and at a cost of only £1.00 each, they were a bargain.


I bought four ... and may well go back and buy some more!

8 comments:

  1. I have 4 boxes similar to this that I use for holding my dice, casualty figures, "Chickens" (we use assorted animals as markers for "disordered" and similar), "smoke", plastic "gold coins" (Morale points), and so on. Most useful!

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  2. Gonsalvo,

    I saw one of these storage boxes in use today at the wargame I was at ... and I was impressed to see how much it held.

    I am giving serious consideration to buying several more.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Do you have a manufacturer's name? I googled the "tool box organizer" and found nothing like it for under $11 US.
    Thanks
    Dick Bryant

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  4. Dick Bryant,

    The company that supplies the storage boxes is called (very helpfully) 'Toolbox' and they appear to be based in Birmingham ... but this is actually a 'phantom' brand used by discount stores to 'brand' items manufactured in the Far East.

    I have tried looking for similar storage boxes online, but they are all at least three times the price.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. I usually got to the 100 yen shops in Japan, but have also gone to DYI places back in Nova Scotia for tackle boxes.

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  6. I use the slightly larger and more sturdy storage trays (though more expensive) manufactured by Stanley (which I buy through Wilkinsons). I find I can ram a fair bit into them and they stack well.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  7. Irishhighlander,

    The 100 Yen shop sounds very similar to the UK's poundshop!

    These sort of boxes are often sold as small Craft/DIY/Fishing tackle boxes in the UK, but are all very similar.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Pete,

    I suspect that the colour scheme chosen for the label on these storage boxes (yellow and black) was to make them look like ones made by Stanley.

    I also have some large boxes, but for £1.00 each these looked like a bargain ... and are not much smaller than the compartmented storage boxes I currently own.

    All the best,

    Bob

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