IRIS USA, Inc. Ziploc Clear Storage Box, 4-Pack

Last updated date: January 2, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

The IRIS USA, Inc. Ziploc Clear Storage Box, 4-Pack is both weatherproof and easy to stack, thanks to the locking lids on each one. You'll get a 4-pack in two different sizes, making it ideal for storing items like holiday decorations and clothing. Both the base and lid are transparent to make it easy to see what's inside. In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the IRIS USA, Inc. IRIS USA, Inc. Ziploc Clear Storage Box, 4-Pack placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.2
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
864 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
There are SIX different latches to lock the lid to the box. The touted “weather shield” lives up to it’s name. Consumers rave about the contents in the bins remaining dry, even when left in the dampest of garages and basements.
- The Art Of Cleanliness
April 9, 2018 | Full review
The clear plastic lets you see what is stored in the boxes, and the innovative IRIS WeatherShield seal protects the contents from moisture, dust, and pests, and the reinforced snap-tight latches keep the lids securely fastened onto the box.
- Morning Chores
A latching storage tote is easier to open and close than a tight-fitting lid. Rather than prying away at the corners and flexing the lid until it pops off, the latches release easily and you can simply lift the lid off the tub.
- Your Best Digs
September 7, 2019 | Full review
These boxes come up with 4 reinforced air tight latches to keep your valuable items safe from moisture, fungi, termites, and other insects.
- Paramatan
November 2, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
These boxes cannot be over-packed, due to the latching lid.
- The Art Of Cleanliness
April 9, 2018 | Full review
Latches can break easily
- Morning Chores
Polypropylene is brittle, especially at freezing temperatures
- Your Best Digs
September 7, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

This set of two 26.5 and two 44 Quart Ziploc WeatherShield storage boxes make organizing simple and easy. Grooves in the reinforced lids allow you to stack even heavy boxes on top of each other, and two of the 26.5 QT boxes stack perfectly on top of 44 QT box to create a customized storage solution, perfect for any space. The WeatherShield seal helps protect contents from moisture, dust, and pests. Heavy-duty latches keep the lids secure. These multi-purpose boxes are great for use in your basement, garage, boat, camper, and more.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Simple Houseware Foldable Cube Storage Bin, 6-Pack
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Sterilite Clear Storage Box, 12-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Royexe Foldable Storage Cubes with Labels, 8-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Sodynee Foldable Cloth Storage Cube, 6-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
5. IRIS USA, Inc. Ziploc Clear Storage Box, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Royexe Foldable Storage Bins, 8-Pack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Sterilite Clear Storage Boxes, 8-Pack
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
9. Sorbus Collapsible Large Storage Baskets, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Rubbermaid Extra Large Deck Box
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 15

An Overview On Storage Bins And Boxes

Hobbyists like crafters and artists have long realized the value of storage bins and boxes. They can keep all their items in boxes, which stack to store easily in a corner or the back of a closet. But you don’t have to be a hobbyist to use storage bins and boxes. In fact, they’re typically the go-to tool for any professional organizer, and they can do wonders for straightening up your space.

There are many different types of storage boxes, as you’ll soon discover after you start your search. You’ll find those built using fabric, which can come in handy if you think they’ll ever be empty for you to fold down and store. Fabric storage bins often have cardboard dividers that you can use to separate smaller items. If you opt for fabric, make sure it has handles if you ever plan to transport it.

Another option you’ll see is plastic. This type of container can have its own benefits. These boxes can come in a variety of sizes and are usually a good pick for areas like attics, storage units, sheds and closets, as they aren’t designed to become a part of your room’s décor. One of the best things about plastic storage containers is that the base — and sometimes the lid, as well ­— are opaque to give you easy visibility into what’s inside.

There’s no limit to uses for your storage containers. You can use them for clothing and accessories, including your shoes. They’re also great for office supplies, kids toys and seasonal items like gloves and hats. Many organizers choose to combine storage boxes with shelves or storage cubbies, which create perfect spaces for displaying your fabric-based storage bins.

If they’ll be on display, the color of your storage bin will come into play. Some fabric-based storage containers come in a wide selection of colors, from bright to neutral, while others are available in only one color. Whatever design you choose, it will make things easier that storage boxes often come in multi-item sets.

DYWM Fun Fact

As helpful as organizing your home can be, it’s especially important if you plan to sell it soon. Real estate agents list decluttering as the best low-cost improvement you can make before putting it on the market. Even cleaning out your closets can make a big difference. In fact, one of the factors involved in selling a home faster is a clutter-free interior. Although many people connect clutter with lack of space, the vast majority of clutter in a person’s home can be tied to simply being disorganized.

The Storage Bins And Boxes Buying Guide

  • Storage bins aren’t limited to home use. It can be handy to be able to take your bin with you, especially if you’re a crafter. A lightweight build and easy-to-grip handle are both essential features for transporting your bins. But even if you never intend to take your storage out of the house, handles can also be useful for sliding your bins out to look inside.
  • Fabric storage bins can often fold down flat when not in use. This gives you the flexibility to set some aside in case you need to use them later.
  • Often, fabric bags are used in conjunction with shelving, especially cube-based shelves. Since each bin is sized differently, make sure you measure the area to ensure the number of bins you’re choosing will fit.
  • Many of the fabric bins you’ll shop will have handles, which help out for carrying or maneuvering while stored. Make sure the handle is easy to use and has plenty of space to get a good grip.
  • Although plastic bins don’t have the flexibility to fold down, they often have lids designed to fit the bases so that you can easily stack them.
  • If you’re storing your items in an area that might make them susceptible to insects, dust or moisture, such as a garage or attic, you’ll want to go with a plastic storage bin. But in this situation, make sure you choose one that has a lid that locks firmly in place and resists leaks.
  • Plastic bins typically have at least an opaque base so that you can see the items inside. With fabric bins, visibility isn’t nearly as easy. Some fabric bins have labels that you can slip into the front of each, which means you won’t have to pull the bins out to get a look at its contents.