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Groceries that topple over and go flying around in the back of my momvan is something I am sure we can all relate to and one point in time or another. I can’t tell you how many times I can hear the gallon of milk rolling across my van trunk only to open up the back to see the seal was loosened and I have milk all over.  And then there is always that one rogue bag that won’t cooperate and decides to fall over and I am left with a ripped plastic bag trying to contain all of my canned goods, which of course rolled over the bread on its travels back and forth.  I’m crawling around on my hands and knees trying to retrieve everything and it only takes one missed yogurt cup to realize a better solution needs to be found. Not that I am speaking from experience or anything…GAG!


When I was sent the CleverMade SnapBaskets and CleverCrates I was smitten. Their reusable crates and baskets collapse for easy storage and are very sturdy when fully assembled.  Look how little space they take up!


When in their collapsed state, these handy crates and baskets take up only a little bit of room. Store them on a closet shelf, under a bed or keep them in your trunk like I do so they are always there when you need them.


The nylon Snap Baskets are my fav because they are durable and strong in their fully assembled position but are super flat and can be tucked under a seat and not take up any room. I loaded them up with groceries and was amazed at how much they held. All my groceries fit in to one regular and one XL size SnapBasket.


I also like that the sides were flexible, yet rigid enough for the grocery store baggers to place groceries in without the sides collapsing like traditional reusable grocery bags. My only complaint is that I wish the straps were longer.  I tend to carry them on my shoulder and they didn’t seem long enough for that.


I like storing the supplies for my car emergency kit in the 45L Collapsible Utility Crate with grated walls. Before, I had my car emergency kit in a black zip up duffle bag but it was dark and hard to find things. The CleverCrate allows me to see what I need at a glance and it keeps everything organized plus it fits perfectly in the well in my van. The large 62L Collapsible Utility Crate with solid walls was perfect for transporting 3 large grocery bags home from the grocery store. No more sour yogurt cup surprises!


To learn more about Clever Crates check out their website or they are also available on Amazon.

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