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Store Random Items in These Wooden Storage Boxes

Vintage open chest close up on dark wooden table, top view

Even teachers always find themselves looking for inventive ways to store items in their classrooms. Sure, you could go for a traditional plastic bin. But if you’re a teacher who wants to create a fun and immersive environment, options that allow you to customize them or create a theme are preferred. Wooden storage boxes can often be painted or decorated, which is why they’re perfect for preschool, elementary and even summer camp or after-school teachers. We’re rounding up the top picks for wooden storage boxes that are a blank canvas for your needs.

The removable tray in this wooden storage box is perfect for smaller items. We also liked that the main compartment has partitions so you can stay organized.

This wooden storage box is large enough to store mail, measuring 10 inches long, 8 inches wide and 5 inches tall.

The Darice wooden storage box measures 12 inches wide, 9.2 inches deep and 3.4 inches tall. We think it’s perfect for creating a custom gift box for a loved one.

This wooden storage box is perfect for smaller spaces. It measures 6 inches wide, 4 inches deep and 2.5 inches tall.

This wooden storage box is a smaller option, measuring 6.46 inches wide, 5.06 inches deep and 3.08 inches tall.

Expert Commentary

Don’t let clutter be your enemy. Organize your classroom or home with these classic, elegant storage boxes. These discrete boxes will store anything from pictures and homework papers to gadgets and random items that lay loose around your room. You can even choose options that are unstained so you can paint or decorate over them. These are great for classrooms. offices, homes and wherever else you may need some elegant storage.

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