Packing it in (and out) with Husky Storage

This review was created as part of a paid affiliate program with the Home Depot.   My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am not a professional contractor. I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to construction and renovation projects, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. That said, I doubt many professional contractors will be reading my tool reviews. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.

This review was created as part of a paid affiliate program with the Home Depot.

My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am not a professional contractor. I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to construction and renovation projects, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. That said, I doubt many professional contractors will be reading my tool reviews. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.

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This tote has earned a spot in my blacksmith shop because the big wheels have no problem rolling around on my gravel floor and it is rough and rugged enough to put up to all kinds of heavy stuff getting stacked on and leaned against it. As we go through the attic in the barn, I’d like to get a few more of these to really get organized and have confidence that my stuff is protected from both water and rats (farm life is so idyllic). There’s not a whole lot I can say about a plastic tote, but for $22, these are a great investment. Having a couple of these to pack with tools, roll out to my truck, and know the stuff will stay dry puts my mind at ease. I’m not worried about packing them too full and having the bottom bust out like a lot of cheaper plastic tubs. Around the farm and around the jobsite, storage options take a ton of abuse, so it’s great to have an affordable option that can stand up to it all.

Husky’s also got you covered with soft-sided storage in their new and improved Truck Box

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Since I rarely leave the house aside from travel for work and farm related business (I mean, everything I love doing is here, so why WOULD I leave really??) my new employee Isaac quickly commandeered this truck box and uses it on a daily basis. He keeps his laptop, a handful of tools, and all his receipts and hour sheets in it to keep them organized and protected. The molded top is great when it’s sitting in his passenger seat, because stuff he sets on top of it don’t roll off when he hits the brakes a little too quickly, and a bonus is he’s now got all his important stuff all in one place and hasn’t left his laptop or his day planner here all month! For $50, it’s not something I personally needed (also, in Seattle, I’m always a little wary of soft storage options for anything… hey! Maybe I could put it in the 45 gallon tote!!), but for someone like Isaac, who is always on the go and wants to keep his stuff safe and well kept, this little bag has come in quite handy indeed.

Posted on July 28, 2019 .