All of these are great reasons to check out the Jarbox.
Jeri is the inventor of the jar box. She is also a very cool lady! I truly believe that were we to live closer we'd get a long great. (Hi Jeri!) She has put some things into the design of the jarbox that I'd not even think of.
Video - Jeri Demonstrating the Jarbox (and if you look close, you'll catch a glimpse of me and my husband teaching about canning in the background!)
The Jarbox is a canning jar storage box. I like to call it a tote.
It is made with separate compartments for each jar… the jars never touch! This is what makes it idea to store jars with no breakage. You can literally pick up the box full of jars and shake it. The jars do not touch and will not break.
I really dislike how canning jars are sold these days. They are in trays with no lids and covered in plastic. At least when jars were sold in boxes you could use the boxes to store your jars. However even with cardboard boxes, they wear out.
You may store filled boxes in a basement or other dirty area. Inevitably the box becomes dirty or filled with spiders and tears. And if your box happens to get wet? Forget it. It is not going to last.
The jarbox is the first canning jar storage solution that I've seen that is a good long term solution.
The lids and bottoms are identical. This means no trying to be sure you keep the 'sets' together. The lids and bottoms nest for compact storage when not in use. This also helps to keep shipping costs to you at a minimum.
When filled, the sets will "snap" together. They don't slide off each other easily. This makes stacking them safer.
There are holes on the sides where you can tie them together. If you want to bungee them to a wall for instance when driving down the road or on the back of a 4 wheeler.
The boxes are made to be just a bit taller than your jars. This way the box itself is carrying all the weight of anything stacked on top. The jar inside does not have to bear any weight.
There's more than one way to use this canning jar storage box.
Whenever I share about these boxes there are many canners out there who reply they are expensive! Why wouldn't you just use the cardboard box that jars come in or store jars on the shelf.
When you are canning hundreds of jars, it is an investment. And some folks like to get these jarboxes when they go on sale and stock up so they can store thier investment. The boxes themselves are an investment.
But I do see the point, it takes quite a few of these to store a large number of jars like this. So... if you don't need them, don't buy them. Not a problem.
For others, the jarboxes work well in their storage situation and they get bunches of them.
I personally love them for carrying jars when I need to go somewhere with them. For camping, for vacation trips. I had one person contact me who uses these in her motorhome.
Check out jarbox.com. You can buy them directly there, or she has a list of the stores that are carrying jarboxes.
Hope that helps you track them down.