The best storage boxes with lids are easy to open, so that you can get to the contents quickly and easily; are reasonably light, but not so light that they are liable to go flying across a room if they're accidentally knocked; and are stackable, so that you can pile up a few if necessary without taking up too much floor space. Here's a round up of the best storage boxes with lids for every room in your home.
As well as this pink and grey combo, these Daven storage trunks from made.com are also available in pink and grey, green and grey and teal and grey pairings. The largest measures 24cm x 36cm x 60 cm and the smaller one 20cm x 26cm x 52 cm. Perfect for storing paperwork, arts and crafts materials or scarves and gloves.
The lift-up lid is super easy to open, they are light enough to move around, but not flimsy so they won’t go flying if they get accidentally kicked. These boxes are perfect for bedrooms, living spaces or hallways, which is why they made it into our best storage boxes with lids hall of fame.
Hailing from Germany, the Tafelbox is an incredibly versatile piece of storage kit. Available in two shades of stained Oak and three sizes, it comes with a chalk board at the front and back sides, so you can label the contents and never forget what's inside. And, it's available with an optional serving tray top, which makes it ideal for placing alongside a sofa or in the kitchen, ready for serving drinks, perhaps from the bottles stored with in. Or, maybe place two or three alongside each other to create a cheap and stylish coffee table.
The rustic-style Tafelbox lends itself just as well to toy, magazine and shoe storage too. Each box arrives oiled and sealed with wax, so it should age beautifully.
Measuring just 7cm x 15.7cm x 18.2cm, this cute white powder-coated steel storage box with a sustainable Bamboo lid from Garden Trading is made for all those little bits and pieces that you find around your home - hair accessories, make-up, dishwasher tablets, sewing thread and beads. At the bargain price of just £8, you can stack a few up in a utility area, bathroom, kitchen or bedroom.
Give your fridge a makeover by investing in a a few of these see-through Smartstore boxes from Homebase. They make it easy to access and see everything that you have in your fridge and instantly make all your food look a whole lot more appealing. With the box and lid costing just £1.45 each, they are extremely good value.
How cool are these Lego storage bricks from Red Candy? Available in cubes and rectangles and in a rainbow of different colours, they stack just like real Lego and of course are ideal for storing those little Lego bricks, as well as other tiny toy pieces, photographs and paperwork. Stack them up in your children's bedroom or play area.
Despite the world going increasingly paperless, letters still come through our doors. Don't store them in dreary filing boxes. Go for some mood enhancing colourful patterned box files. Cambridge Imprint do a host of beautiful box files in a range of sizes, colours and prints. They work well for storing stationary too. Essential for any smart desk.
The best storage boxes with lids
That's our guide to the best storage boxes with lids. Would you add any to the list?