Sterilite Ultra Latch Box, 17-Liter

Last updated date: January 21, 2020

DWYM Score

9.1

Sterilite Ultra Latch Box, 17-Liter

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We looked at the top Storage Bins & Tubs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Storage Bin & Tub you should buy.

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Overall Take

If you don't want to open tote after tote looking for a specific item, go with the Sterilite Ultra Latch Box, 17-Liter. This set of six totes feature clear containers with white lids. The lids have heavy-duty locks to protect your precious photos, toys, clothing or collection of tools when not in use.


In our analysis of 11 expert reviews, the Sterilite Sterilite Ultra Latch Box, 17-Liter placed 0th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The 18 Quart Ultra Storage Box features durable latches that attach the lid securely to the base to ensure that contents remain secure when stored. The see-through base allows contents to be easily identified, and multiple bases are able to stack on top of each other. This latch storage box is ideal for storing small items in the basement, garage, and attic.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.1
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
660 user reviews

What experts liked

The lid clips are properly designed and also held up to one handed motion of the containers and also nonstop closing and opening. This Sterilite containers are really worth the money.
- HomeInDec
- No Place Called Home
November 23, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

An Overview On Storage Bins & Tubs

Totes provide an excellent solution for all of your storage needs. Use them in the living room to organize your kids’ toys, the garage to separate your tools or the attic to keep your seasonal items safe until it’s time to pull them out again. As you browse the available totes on the market, you’ll want to consider each of their features.

Size is the first thing you’ll need to review. Smaller totes are ideal for knick-knacks, while medium totes can hold things like craft supplies and makeup. Larger totes are best for storing clothing and stuffed animals. There are even industrial-size totes that can handle items that are a bit heavy.

If you’re in the market for more than one tote, search for a stackable set. The Sterilite Clear Storage Bins & Tubs, 8-Pack comes in an eight-pack and has specially designed lids that allow you to store the totes one on top of the other.

Carrying totes can be difficult if there are no handles, or if the handles are rough around the edges. The Homz Modular Stackable Storage Bins & Tubs has strong molded-in handles that are made for lifting. Other models feature ergonomic handles for added comfort.

Consider how far you need to transport the tote, especially if you’re going to fill the tote with heavy items. Some storage bins and tubs have a set of wheels, so you can simply pull the tote from the house to your shed. If you’re going just a short distance, there are some totes with reinforced bottoms that hold up well to dragging and dropping.

The Storage Bin & Tub Buying Guide

  • Most totes are made of plastic, and therefore are easy to clean. All you need is a little dish soap, warm water and a rag. Should the totes have any type of odor, you can also wipe them down with vinegar or a baking soda paste. Rinse the containers clean and either allow them to air dry or dry them with a lint-free cloth.
  • Depending on the type of items you’re storing in the totes, you may want to pick up a few silica gel packets. Toss several inside each of the totes to protect everything from photos to DVDs to books.
  • The price for totes is dependent upon the size of the tote and how many totes you get in each set. The Prandom Collapsible Storage Bins & Tubs, 3-Pack and the IRIS USA TB-17 19-Quart Stack & Pull Storage Bins are on the lower end of the price scale when you take into consideration the number of totes you get for the price. The Homz Modular Stackable Storage Bins & Tub and the Sterilite Clear Storage Bins & Tubs, 8-Pack are slightly more expensive, as they are larger and have extra features.