Way Basics Storage Cubes
Reviewed by: Nicole
Note: Way Basics graciously supplied me with two White Box Storage Cubes and two sets of wheels for review. No other compensation was received. The review in this post is honest and my own.
Gift Guide Age Recommendation: 18+
I recently became aware of a fantastic company called Way Basics. They are inspired to do things right and keep things simple. They believe in treating everyone as a friend, protecting the environment as if it was their home, and finding creative solutions to over complicated challenges. Way Basics has made a heartfelt commitment to contributing to those in need. Buying from Way Basics improves the world in other ways. They work with furniture banks and charities around the country by helping families in desperate need — victims of natural disasters who have lost everything they owned, women and children escaping from domestic violence, working families below the poverty line, and others requiring a hand up not a handout.
My heart melts when I read their blog and their stories. And, they have created some amazing products. They have created a board that they call ZBoard. It is not made of wood chips like other products, it sustainably made from recycled paper. They are toxin free, 100% recyclable, are 62% lighter than particle board and have a zero impact on our landfills (if recycled). The icing on the cake is that the assembly of the storage units requires zero tools. To put the doors on the storage cubes there are 4 screws, but, because I didn’t feel like digging thru my husband’s unorganized tool box, I actually used a butter knife.
Now, once they are fully assembled, they are light. I thought they had to be almost unusable since they were so light. By weight, they don’t seem sturdy. But, then my toddler helped me test them out. Their seeming sturdiness is deceptive. My son has drug these all over the house. They have been dropped down a few stairs, carried by a toddler, and packed full of toys. My son even tried to climb in one! Given his affinity for them, I think these boxes will find their permanent home in the den next to his train table. If he will let them stay in one place, that is. For now they are his “nuhcacker house.”
The boxes measure 13 inches in width, depth and height. They would be perfect for organizing spices or cookbooks in the kitchen, toys in your children’s rooms, supplies or papers in your office, or shoes and misc storage in a closet. I think it would be really neat to mix multiple colors and create a modern designed organization piece.
Who would like this gift?
Way Basics would make an excellent gift for the college student living in close quarters, people who tend to move frequently and need easily transportable furniture, or anyone who has expressed that they need to be better organized.
Where to Buy
You can purchase these products (they are $25 each) and view their whole product line by visiting Way Basics. From now until 12/31/13, you can use Promo Code WBHOLIDAY2013 for 15% off. Thank you, Way Basics! .http://www.waybasics.com/home-storage.html