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TJENA Storage box with lid, white,

Price $ 8.99

How to get it

This box is big enough for storing toys and games, and durable enough for everyday use. Choose a color you like – keep it the way it is or be creative and design your own look.

Article Number404.693.02

Product details

The size is ideal for everything from paper and media accessories to shoes and clothes.

Fits perfectly in KALLAX shelving unit and other units with shelves which are at least 12⅝" deep.

Easy to pull out and lift as the box is sturdy and has cut-out handles.

Easy to assemble and easy to fold it up when you don’t need the box and want to save space.


IKEA of Sweden


Length: 13 ¾ "

Width: 12 ½ "

Height: 12 ½ "


Arrived bentJessicaItem arrived damaged. Called IKEA who said they would replace it. Never received the replacement.1
crushed lidMarkI ordered two of these (I wanted 4, but they only had 2 in stock) and when they arrived, the lids on both boxes were crushed on the side. I can still use them, I just have to turn the bad side to the wall.3
Good sized boxJulieCan’t wait to decorate it2
Easy to assemble and useLeeEasy to assemble and use5
Storage boxes do what they’re supposed to doLeeThey’re easy to assemble and despite a few tears in the paper, they’re great5
wedding gift BOXVerified BuyerI bought this box to use for a (rather bulky-heavy) wedding gift! I simply popped a beautiful bow on top and the box couple be used "again" in the couples new home for something else.5
perfect for CDsPeterwe use this to hold CDs in the car. great price and durable.5
Tjena Box with LidTheronFlat box when purchased for reasonable price. It can handle light to medium objects but not something too heavy. Great for clothes storage!4
Great simple storageSarahI am a big, big fan of TJENA. I have them everywhere for storage. I live in a small apartment and have lots of clutter, and this is the absolute best way to store it all inconspicuously. It looks good on every shelf it fits on, and fits perfectly snug into KALLAX for a really clean look.5
billy storageBelkisso convenient for billy bookcase fits perfectly & it looks nice and neat5
Tjena storage boxesJoannLoved the boxes for decorative storage.4
Tjena is a perfect storage and gift box.JoannI have up my organization skills and looks.5
Great quality for the price!AlexWorked perfectly to organize our office.5
Good box. Lots of storage.Julie B.Bought a few of these for storage - size is just right but the first box is full of files and I’m not sure it will hold up long. I suggest a heavier weight board?4
Utilitarian for holding light objectsMarieI purchased 4 of these organizers to hold extra toiletries in a bedroom closet. They are easy to assemble, but being thinner cardboard, the bottom piece doesn't lay flush/flat and the lid is tough to get on/off. They also can't hold much weight. Probably best for paper office products.4
Perfect storageSharonI love to put all "tech" like lights, etc. etc. so it won't displace them... I was little struggle to assemble and I look for instructions, found in between lid and bin. But I love it.5
Nice storage optionAngelaLove this affordable storage option5
Best storage boxes.ChristineBest storage boxes.5
This is a good productKeishaThis is a good product5
TJENA Storage box with lid, white, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "

The world of paper

Imagine counting out how many times you came into contact with paper in the last week? From to-go cups, to tissues, to packaging and newspapers, chances are it wouldn't take long to lose track.

Which stands to reason, paper is such a useful material that over 400 million tons are produced around the world each year. Our goal is to minimize paper's impact on the planet, that's why we use recycled paper as much as possible, make fresh paper from responsibly sourced wood and design products that use less raw materials without losing any of their practicality. Products like the TJENA and KVARNVIK storage boxes.

Thinking inside the box

"Sustainability is part of a common goal that we put into all our products," says Jakub Brat, one of the developers of TJENA and KVARNVIK. "The fewer raw materials we use to make a product without taking away it's functionality or quality, means we can reduce each products environmental impact and lower its price too." It's this goal of using less raw materials and better use of recycled paper that's shaped the development of the TJENA and KVARNVIK storage boxes. "Our idea for these boxes was to design storage for magazines, stationery — things around the home," Jakub explains. "So once we had determined practical sizes and how strong they had to be, we looked at the best way to construct them."

The right recycle ratio

Paper is amazingly versatile in that, after its life as a newspaper or cereal box, it can be washed down into a pulp and reused as something else. As part of the recycling process some of the paper is washed away so fresh paper needs to be added. This fresh paper (also known as virgin paper) uses wood pulp that comes from forests following our strict requirements to ensure that the wood is grown and harvested responsibly. "The boxes are made of at least 80% recycled paper and up to 20% virgin paper," Jakub says. "The reason we add virgin paper is because it has fresh fibers which are stronger and give needed strength to recycled parts.” By making the boxes with a recyled paper core and a virgin paper surface, we can use as much recycled paper as possible, while still securing a strong storage box. Along with the strength boost, it also lets us print patterns and colors in a nice way too.

Resource saving design

Along with material, the other way we looked to make the boxes more sustainable was the design itself. "TJENA is actually a replacement for a previous storage box we made, called KASSETT," Jakub says. "Which though popular, was a little fussy to put together with screws to hold the parts in place." Taking away the screws, an envelope style construction was developed, which has the double advantage of being 100% recyclable as well as easier to put together. We're looking to continue developing ways to use paper in the most responsible way, from ensuring our paper comes from more sustainable sources, to reusing paper waste to make something new. Even after you've had years of practical service from these boxes, they can be recycled into something useful again.


What is paperboard?

Paperboard is a thick and durable material that often includes several layers of paper and has many different uses. At IKEA we use paperboard in everything from packaging and sturdy storage boxes to games and other children's products. We strive for using recycled paper in our paperboard and the production is completely free from harmful substances.