Mainstays Folding Crate, Black, Set of 2

By: Mainstays
Walmart #: 007430583
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  • Plastic folding crate
  • Stackable, nest-able and collapsible
  • Set of 2
  • About this item

    These Mainstays Folding Crates are designed to help you store and move items easily and efficiently. They are made of durable plastic construction. These plastic crates are collapsible so they take up little room in your vehicle trunk, garage, basement or other storage area when they are not in use. They offer a great way to keep groceries from rolling around in a trunk and are light enough to carry when full of various items. Once you get your groceries home, simply collapse these handy crates and leave them in your trunk for your next run to the grocery store. These black plastic crates can nest inside each other when not in use or stack on top of each other when filled with items for storage or a pending move. They would come in handy when moving a college student into a dorm or apartment. These Mainstays Folding Crates can hold a wide variety of items from books and file folders to toys or dry food items.

    Mainstays Folding Crate, Black, Set of 2:

    • Durable plastic construction
    • These plastic collapsible crates are sold in a convenient set of 2
    • These black plastic crates are designed to nest when not in use
    • Can also be stacked for maximum storage

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    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: MS11-018-901-08
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 5.05
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 19.09 x 14.02 x 9.21
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 7430583

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    Customer Reviews | 143 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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    So many uses!

    Customer review by Cricket1975

    5.0 stars by Cricket1975

    I had bought a single one in my local Walmart last year to use to cart my veterinary farm gear in and out of the car. I liked the collapsing feature for when it was not in use it wouldn't take up room in the trunk. Then I had used it next to my chair where I use my laptop to hold the books I was using for that particular night for my veterinary homework so I wouldn't have to keep going back to the bookshelf constantly. It fits books perfectly. I had kept an eye out at the local Walmart to get a second one to stack and/or use next to it, but for months they never restocked them in the store. I finally went online and ordered them because I was moving to another state last week and thought they'd be great to haul my huge number of heavy reference textbooks in instead of boxes, and as they collapse I could use them for all kinds of things over the years. Well, I had ordered about a dozen of them, and had more than half left over after the books. I found that they were invaluable during the move to load up fridge items, pantry, cleaning supplies and other bulky items. The quality is fantastic - the only trouble I ever had was when the sides were not snapped into place when you open them, but if you make it a habit to tap on each inside corner to hear it snap, then you have a very durable item that takes a lot of weight. I am amazed at how little space they take up when collapsed. They stack very well open, as well as when they are folded down. We are a military family that usually moves a lot of our small stuff and lets the Army do the rest. We decided to order more of these so we can finally say goodbye to boxes and packing tape. It's so fast and easy to use these, and they are easy to securely strap to the inside of uhauls when they are stacked up high. If you move a lot, these little guys are a huge time saver. The only thing I would like to see improved on them is for them to be just the slightest bit taller, to fit 3-ring binders and still be able to stack...and if they were even a bit higher than that, to allow you to stack them when they contain 2-Liter sodas and cleaning supplies in spray bottles. Two sizes would also be great too as far as height goes, as they'd still collapse down to the same size. I like how the bottom is solid and the holes are small so things do not fall out of them. The handles are great. I've recommended these to everyone. I'd buy even more if they were in a variety of colors and sizes. It would be great to have one color for each room for moving. Thank you for a great product, and you should start selling these in the stores again. I think part of the problem selling them was that they were collapsed flat on a high shelf so noone could see what they even were or what they did. One should have been open next to the collapsed one and some sort of sign or picture. If you are debating about buying these, they are delivered really fast, and the online 2-pack was so much cheaper than inside the store buying it as a single (not sure why that was), and they are durable. I've even used the one in the car for carrying up groceries. My teenage son can carry a couple of them stacked together full of groceries upstairs for me, and they take up no room at all to store. If you are still debating about can tell by how much I've written that these crates are a great product in my eyes. My family loved them first my husband was frustrated that I spent money on them when we could use free boxes, but he had to admit after the first couple that they were really handy, and now he wants more of them too.

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    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Age:35 - 44
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    great deal

    Customer review by biryani

    5.0 stars by biryani

    half the cost of the competition and every bit as good

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    Customer review by Ginaes

    5.0 stars by Ginaes

    I bought two sets of these crates for both my cars. They are exactly what we needed for our cars. They fold down easily when not in use and is just as easy to fold open. Perfect for grocery bags and other items we normally throw in the back of the car. No more hearing things rolling around while driving.

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    I would like to be able to use them as shelves sitting on the floor one on top of the other with the opening to the front.
    by Apokni 3/2/2013
    • yes the fold part is on the short side
      by memummers8/22/2014
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    • I don't think that would be a good use for them... they are very light weight and may fall over!
      by XcelQueen8/7/2014
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    • i would say yes
      by doggfish627/8/2014
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    • Wouldn't work. Not tall enough. Very flimsy
      by Momus3/7/2014
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    • Yes. You may have to use some wire ties or something similar to hold the bottoms in place.
      by AUTigressPen11/12/2013
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    • Really don't think this would be feasible as they may collapse when on their side.
      by HappyCamper5910/14/2013
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    • stacking them on their sides is fine, however, nothing heavy should be placed in them, such as books. Clothing is probably fine, but will eventually sag the sides in.
      by franpj25/29/2013
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    • depends on the load. I would be afraid of a collapse.
      by FrostBite125/14/2013
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    • Structural integrity of these cases are the bottom & top frame which DO NOT fold. Side supports from bottom to top fold. I'm guessing yes, but I don't have a reason to try them on their side for any length of time. You would need to lock them together in some fashion as they are NOT meant to be stacked on their side and the top one will side off the bottom when placed there.
      by mrfreightprofit4/29/2013
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    • yes, mine are.
      by parishruthie4/24/2013
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    by Sharon 4/30/2013
    • Yes, IF you put a sheet of plastic inside to keep the dirt from falling through the sides. It has a solid bottom.
      by FarmGuy529/23/2014
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    • That may work but there are air vents on all sides except the bottom!
      by XcelQueen8/7/2014
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    • I doubt it. The sides are open weave, & even if you lined it inside, the sides probably aren't strong enough to hold that much dirt.
      by FLMCK4/30/2014
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    • Very shallow. Sides are not solid. Would not hold soil well.
      by Momus3/7/2014
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    • You would have to put something solid in the bottom. There are holes on all sides and open on the top.
      by AUTigressPen11/12/2013
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    • No, holes in sides
      by HappyGrafShopper9/25/2013
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    • No these are not strong enough for that. You are looking for more in the line of egg crates. Thicker plastic and will not fold up on your plants.
      by VonSchweets8/17/2013
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    • Only if you line the sides with spagnum moss to contain the soil and provide drainage, since the bottom is solid
      by franpj25/29/2013
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    • I'm not sure. The plastic is OK but not sure if it is sturdy enough for that kind of use.
      by Andrea10105/21/2013
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    • I think all your dirt would shortly go away unless you are using them to contain a potted plant.
      by FrostBite125/14/2013
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