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We can all use a hand carrying our stuff sometimes. Whether you’re packing food for a picnic, towels and swimsuits for the pool or beach, or just bringing groceries home, a utility tote can be a multipurpose workhorse to help you get the job done.
I’ve bought a few totes from Aldi over the years, including a heavy-duty collapsible picnic basket with thick fabric sides and a stainless steel frame and handles that goes on all of our camping trips. For something a little simpler, Aldi also occasionally sells more basic totes at budget prices. Most recently, I picked up this one.
The Crane Foldable Utility Tote (Product Code: 815863) cost $8.99 at the time of publication. This is a pretty simple tote, but it costs a lot less than utility totes you might purchase on Amazon.
The tote’s features include:
- Available in Watermelon, Pineapple, Lemons, or Floral designs (I purchased the watermelon one)
- Collapsible for simple storage
- Measures approximately 11″ deep x 21.5″ long x 10″ wide
- Lightweight frame to hold shape
- Padded handle with Velcro wrap
- Long handles for easy carrying
- Reinforced handles
- Interior pocket with Velcro flap
- Made in China
This tote has a fabric exterior with an interior that has a plastic-like surface, so if something spills inside the tote, cleanup is as easy as wiping it down. The packaging doesn’t say anything about washing the tote, but I’m assuming it can be spot cleaned.
The material isn’t the thickest, but it will do for carrying food on a picnic or camping trip (chips/cookies/snacks, bread for sandwiches, or fixings for s’mores) or for packing gear to take to the beach or pool (towels, swim suits, goggles, water/sand toys, sunscreen, etc.). It would also work for bringing your Aldi haul home from the store, or any other time you need to carry a lot.
It also collapses easily so you can store it in a cabinet, a vehicle trunk, a closet, etc. when not in use.
I’m looking forward to using this utility tote during our upcoming summer adventures. If you need some inexpensive bags or totes, this is worth a look.
The Crane Foldable Utility Tote measures approximately 11″ deep x 21.5″ long x 10″ wide. It comes in several fun summer designs and features padded handles and an interior pocket with a Velcro flap. If you need a hand hauling stuff, this tote might be just the thing.