Rated 1 out of 5Â by OrganizingNinja Don't, just don't.
These drawers are the worst. I can't believe that Container Store even sells these as they are cheap quality, the drawers don't fully close half the time and they fall apart every time you try to move them.
I finally just threw them away because they were so useless. It was a chore even getting them to the trash as every piece and part was falling off of them while trying to carry them to the trash. I wish I'd taken pics of the carnage to post but I was so fed up that I couldn't even be bothered.
They were only being used for lightweight items -- pajamas, socks, etc. I can't imagine these ever being durable enough for use as file drawers with actual files.
I wouldn't even give these away to someone. You've been warned.
July 4, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by summerlover97 I wish I could like this
The idea behind this drawer is great! I just wish something hadn't come up and I had to delay re-doing the office area. Before scanning papers into a hard drive, we needed a place to keep the papers organized until such time they could be scanned. As another reviewer said the front of the drawer falls off very easily, way to easily to be worthwhile considering that is what's used to open and close the drawer. While trying to fix the front of the drawer I removed it from the base, and one of the tracks just came loose and was floating inside of the shell. It snaps back in, but like the front of the drawer, it's cheesy at best, and barely held in place. I truly wanted to like this; sadly if we hadn't been delayed doing the office, this would have gone back; but the return period has ended. We'll struggle through until the end of the school year, but then we are going to have to find another permanent solution. I do like the design of this, because it fits on one of the utility shelves we have in the room, instead of having another something that is dedicated to taking up floor space. I would have given this 5 stars if it were better made; but if something is going to have problems on the first use, then it isn't even worth the price of free.
April 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by NJConsumer Good not Great
I purchased 4 of these black Storage & File Drawers for my files as I thought they looked better than boxes. They are light, easy to assemble, and easy to move around...when empty. If you are planning to move them for any reason you will need to empty them. The front panel (front of the drawer) snaps in place but falls off very easily.
January 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5Â by SBeckas adequate and attractive
My only issue is it does not offer a possible caster stand that could attach to the bottom so you can move the 2 stacked file drawers to vacuum or relocate. When it is loaded it is too heavy for me to lift as a senior woman.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by swoody Taupe Stackable Storage & File Drawer
These drawers are more attractive than storing files in white boxes. They accommodate a lot of files.
April 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by NYCW Avoid at ALL COST$
I spent over $200 on 4 of these plastic drawers, and aside form them containing my clothing, it is the biggest waste of money I've spent in a while, the face has fallen (ridge snapped off) after4 days of use.
Thought it was a fluke, but then it happened to all drawers
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Obrien Taupe Stackable Flie
A great idea for files and looks professional. So tired of those metal file cabinets, This item can fit on a small table or a book shelf.
I work at home for the first time in my life, and have a home office which is opened and looks perfect in the office.!!!!
April 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by apt27 Good file cabinet except the front cover falls off
This is a sturdy and nice looking file cabinet (I have two stacked on each other). The drawers pull smoothly and are capable of holding a lot of files. However, as another reviewer mentioned, the front cover of one of the drawers keeps detaching, making it somewhat difficult to open and close the drawer (the whole front section, which is what you pull to open the drawer, snaps on/off). The drawer is usable, but I find that I need to open it carefully so that the front section doesn't come off. Not ideal for a file drawer that you will be opening and closing frequently.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RKPRA Easy to use
Needed a small filer for an apartment. Saw this at a Container Store. Great price, ample size. Fits at the bottom of closet. Smooth operation. So far, very happy with it. And Made in USA!
April 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by NickGame file under plastic
It's a sturdy plastic box with smooth slide out drawer. Buy 2, not one because they stack well.
If you use just one-it can serve as
as a storage bin, you will get easy visual access to items that might be hard to see/reach if low in a closet. Ideal for seniors or your favorite pack rat 20-something, organizing the paperwork that will clutter the rest if their lives.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by orderly1 Perfect file storage for my needs
I was in need of file storage for work papers that could be stored in my basement. These drawers are perfect. They are so light weight and easy to move. They are neat looking and stack/combine easily. The drawers glide easily as well. I also found they are deeper than the metal file cabinet I saw in the store and hold more files.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Athleteatheart Love it
I purchased the black stackable storage and file drawers to use for workout clothes and other clothing pieces that don't need to be in the dressers in my room (to free up some space). They fit nicely into my closet and provide me with the extra space that I need. They are much easier to access than an old plastic set of drawers that I had in the past. Very glad that I made this purchase.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Herman Very good product..
Good product, easy to clean, no rust problems, this is my second set of 2, and fast shipping.
March 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Grammyto3 I really like these.
I have four in my closet and use them to store my purses.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NatySad Great quality & value. Exactly what we were looking for.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by adamzs71 The Sweet Spot File Cabinet
This product hits the sweet spot between clunky, office durability and dorm room disposability. Office-quality metal file cabinets don't look good in my home, and cheaper, more disposable file drawers and boxes may work in a dorm room but probably won't last much longer than graduation. These drawers are lightweight, reasonably good-looking, and durable enough to get you through a few years of daily use. I don't know of another product that finds this sweet spot.
February 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by byond Cheaply made. Great support staff
These drawers were surprisingly cheaply made. I ordered four, and two were completely shattered upon arrival. Also, I don't even have them full yet, and the fronts pull off while trying to open them.
To be fair though, I called the Container store, and they were EXTREMELY helpful in getting me replacements. I ordered these for the office, and I don't have time to be chasing my orders around. I may wind up gluing the fronts on so that they don't have the tendency to come off while I'm trying to open the drawers.
They look as good as pictured, and fit well in our office. They're bigger than I thought, and will probably be great for storage beyond files.
I would recommend these drawers with some caution. You get what you pay for.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SearchNoMore Works quite well
I bought three of the file drawers to stack in an area in my closet. I use them for work and personal items (unbeknownst to the IRS). They stack together easily and securely and they glide open smoothly. I did not want a metal file cabinet. I chose these because I am not stuck with the setup, I can detach and reattach at will. Very happy with them.
July 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by amysmom The units were perfect. They fit in with any decor . I used them to store sweaters and they held everything. It was one of the best purchases I have recently made and I plan to order more in the future. I highy recommend them.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Emma19 The Price is Right
I bought these because I needed temporary file storage and did not want to spend what is required to buy real file drawers. But I also needed access so didn't just want file boxes. I now have six of these stacked as two three drawer file cabinets. For the price they are well made and pretty stable. I had no trouble locking the drawers stacked three high with the included tabs but I am not sure the tabs are necessary.. I have pretty much filled them with hanging files and the drawers still operate smoothly so I don't know why others had problems. I bought them in black and they look quite nice.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SuZQCA Fabulous
They are sturdy, but I don't have to worry about them rusting if they accidentally get wet. I love that I can make it fit the space I have in my cupboard under the stairs.
They are nice and streamlined without looking like a box. It holds so much more than you think it would and I feel so much more organized. A label on the front of the drawer makes it perfect!
March 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by GJ312 Good Purchase
It was delivered in a timely manner and was just what I needed for organizing all my files. It fits in a closet, looks neat and tidy, and is easily accessible.
March 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Kate78 Just Okay
I purchased the file drawer in black while visiting the store. I'm a big fan of The Container Store products, but I was disappointed with this purchase. I transferred hanging file folders into it and now the drawer doesn't open very easily. I don't think it has too much stuff in it -- it's not even full of files. When I tried to move it, even without anything in it, the front pieces popped up. It's just cheap plastic. I wish I had tried it out before taking the tags off because I would've returned it.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by organizerollie great storage
Very sturdy, the drawers glide smoothly. I bought 3 of these and stacked them. I like the versatility in the configuration. They hold much more than a traditional file cabinet.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LuvTCS Sturdy File Doors
We purchased 2 of these file drawers a couple years ago and have loved them! Our files have expanded and grown so we needed more filing space. Unfortunately there is no Container Store anywhere near where we live so I tried to find something at a local store. After searching everywhere I had to order the CS File Drawers. Nothing compares so we ordered 2 more CS filing drawers. They are individual so you can move one at time but they are sturdy and strong. We have them stacked in one of our office cabinets for hidden filing.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by parrotmommie Sturdy and functional
I purchased this because I ran out of room in my other file cabinet. I was surprised at how sturdy it is. There are instructions to snap a piece of plastic to the back, but I wasn't able to get it to work without locking the top drawer. However, it didn't need it, the two units easily snapped together and appear stable. This was a great purchase for the price and looks good in my office.
December 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by laser great customer service
We love the quality of things that we purchase at The Container Store. My daughter wanted a filing cabinet for her room, we checked the stores around us, and the drawers were cheap and I knew they would not stand up to the weight of the papers. I checked out The Container Store website, and knew that these would hold up, and I am right! When our box arrived, one of the drawers was damaged. A corner was cracked during shipping. I called and a new one was sent out and received in just a few days! :) My only problem with The Container Store, is there is not one in CT! I have to drive 1.5 hours or order on line. It's worth the trip, but please come to CT!
August 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigAl Organizing my mess
Excellent method for organizing my cards, letters, financial papers - my basement is now clean and accessible - thanks to these easily stacked and filled storage and file drawers. I'd recommend them to anyone.
July 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RickM White Premium Storage & File Drawer
Very convenient. Stores a lot of hanging files. Looks good too.
May 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by TonyInDallas Flimsy Front
The front of this has fallen off three times in about three weeks of purchase. As long as you can get it back on, it's fine. It doesn't interfere with the functioning of the drawer other than to make it a little difficult to pull on to open.
April 22, 2012