How to Assemble a Collapsible Container

Collapsible containers offer much in the way of storage convenience. They are both roomy and protective to ensure even large and delicate contents arrive at their destination intact. At the same time, they fold in on themselves, or collapse, for space saving around the office, warehouse, storage room or shipping center. This functionality is, of course, an important consideration when space is at a premium and in situations where paying for additional storage space could financially strap a business.

When purchasing a new or reconditioned collapsible container, it will likely arrive in its collapsed state. Setting them up is a quick and easy process.

Following is a step-by-step procedural for assembling your new or reconditioned container. (Note: Depending on the type of collapsible container, this procedure may very slightly.)

  1. When your container arrives, set it down on a flat surface.
  2. You will now be facing a plastic flap with a seam down the middle. Lift this flap upward and outward to 90 degree angles with the bottom of your container. When separated and secured in place, this flap will form the two sides of your container.
  3. You will now see two more flaps, one stacked on top of the other. Lift the top flap so that it is parallel to you in front of your body and so that it forms right angles with the side flaps you’ve already positioned.
  4. Locate the grooves in the top corner of the side flaps. Work the back flap into these grooves until they lock in place.
  5. Lift the remaining flap so that it too is parallel to both your body and the recently positioned back flap and so that it forms right angles with the side flaps you’ve already positioned.
  6. Once again, locate the grooves in the top corner of the side flaps. Work the front flap into these grooves until they lock in place.
  7. If a built-in lid is part of your container, you should see two remaining flaps hanging down the side of your container. Fold them upward until they rest on top of your container. (Note: Some collapsible containers have separate lids. In that case, this step can be ignored.)
  8. Voila! Your collapsible container is collapsed no more and you’re ready to start using it.
  9. When it’s time to collapse the containers again, simply reverse the process, folding the flaps back out, starting with the lid then unlatching the front and back flaps and finally folding the sides in on themselves.

The functionality of collapsible containers doesn’t stop there. Many of them also offer stacking and interlocking functionality. As a result, collapsible containers save you space even when they’re not collapsed.

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