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SAMLA Box, transparent,

Price $ 2.49
May be completed with SAMLA lid, 1 gallon, sold separately.

How to get it

For your smallest items – you’ll need a few to keep things like clothes pins or small tools organized. The clear plastic reveals the contents inside so you can easily find what you are looking for.

Article Number701.029.72

Product details

This sturdy box is made of transparent plastic – practical for storing away seasonal things and hobby items. Complete with SAMLA lid to make the box stackable.

If you want to protect your things from dust and dirt, you can use with SAMLA lid, 1 gallon.

Put an end to searching for things you stored away - with SAMLA boxes. The transparent plastic reveals the contents inside so you can easily find what you are looking for.

If you keep all your small things in boxes, it will be easier to stay organized and find what you need.


Mia Lagerman

  • May be completed with SAMLA lid, 1 gallon, sold separately.

    Recommended for indoor use only.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

    Not approved for food contact.

  • Material

    Wipe clean with a soft cloth dampened with water and a mild dish detergent or soap, if necessary.

  • Tested and approved for bathroom use.


Width: 28 cm (11 ")

Depth: 19 cm (7 ½ ")

Height: 14 cm (5 ½ ")

Volume: 5 l (1 gallon)

  • SAMLAArticle Number701.029.72

    Width: 19 cm (7 ½ ")

    Height: 14 cm (5 ½ ")

    Length: 28 cm (11 ")

    Weight: 0.18 kg (6 oz)

    Package(s): 1

Ratings and reviews

Getting worseDavidThe material used to make these boxes are a lot thinner than before. IKEA should stop sourcing from those countries that cut corners.1
Storage unitAXELNo lids. Why???2
Needs a clip on lidDawnNeeds a clip on lid like you used to have for larger samla.4
nice qualityRui q.nice quality5
Love themSandraLove them5
Excellent productRICKYExcellent product4
It’s really good productSohailIt’s really good product5
Best litter box ever!DanielleMakes a great litter box for the kitties that like space.!5
Sama boxAmyThe lid broke by itself1
Great storage for everithing :)MichaelaGreat storage for everithing :)5
Bought during special promotionIanThe product is as expected, and for a reasonable price as well. I am happy I was able to re-organize my personal belongings into a more compact situation.5
It’s good value for theJoyceIt’s good value for the dollar3
fits together wellderekfits together well5
SamlaVictoriaLove it5
Did the jobMargaretThese were the best boxes for the price. I store towells in them in my open plan closet, the cat had to find a new bed.5
Storage boxCorrieLove the size and quality of material. I use it under the bed for extra storage and it slides easily on carpet or wood flooring.5
SamlaLolitaSamla 3 gal is a very good size.5
Great for storageHarpreetI bought these for my closet to store my sweaters that stretch when hanging. They keep everything neat and tidy and I love that I can exactly what is in them.5
Serves purposeLori-JeanNot heavy to carry. Very clear to see inside5
Works in freezerJIMWorks in freezer5
SAMLA Box, transparent, 11x7 ½x5 ½ "/1 gallon

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Phasing out single-use plastic

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PET and PP, our most commonly used plastics

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Together, we can do more

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Function solution

Hard to get apart?

When SAMLA boxes are stacked on top of one another a vacuum of air forms, which can make it hard to separate them. Just push or pull the long sides of the box lightly as illustrated above. This lets in a little air and makes it easy to separate the boxes.