Platinum elfa Mesh Start-A-Stack
Our garage was messy and cluttered, cheap plastic drawers had contents falling everywhere! This system is fantastic!!!
March 19, 2014
Scrapbooker's Dream Come True
ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUE: Before purchasing this drawer system I had scrapbooking materials from one end of my craft room to the other. My attempt to manage the chaos of paper, letters, stamps, ribbon, punches, scissors, writing utensils, glue, and more was done using various plastic bins and folders. Inevitably I'd be 20 minutes into a project and have already lost sight of where my materials were located as they were strewn throughout the room. This chaos made working on projects that were intended to be fun almost annoying and certainly frustrating. So one day I decided I needed a new organization solution and headed to the Container Store.
SOLUTION: After thoroughly browsing the store I decided these elfa drawers were it! A variety of width and height dimensions for drawers as well as being able to build the unit low or tall in height makes this system work for anyoneâ¿¿s needs. I built the tallest, widest option available as I had a lot of supplies to organize. Many of the drawers I chose were shallower so it would be easy to find smaller pieces of paper and embellishments without digging through deep bins. After all, the plastic bins I had at home provided a deep drawer solution already which was exactly the reason I ended up at the Container Store to begin with. One more suggestionâ¿¦ don't forget the cart wheels. You'll be glad you purchased them as it makes repositioning the cart out of your way so easy. My craft room serves multiple purposes so itâ¿¿s very handy to tuck the elfa cart in a corner when I'm not using it.
ASSEMBLY: The unit was very easy to assemble taking about 45 minutes mostly due to time it takes to pair up pieces. If you donâ¿¿t have a mallet, no need to buy one.. a hammer wrapped in a cloth will do just fine.
LIFE WITH THE elfa DRAWER UNIT: After organizing everything using the elfa drawer unit, I was even more thrilled than anticipated with the results. All my supplies now have a designated home with additional room to store future purchases. I highly recommend purchasing a system that will not only meet your current needs, but also provide room for new things. After organizing everything I was aware of things I was low on and started enjoying my hobby so much more that I couldn't wait to expand my tool set and buy new things. The upfront cost is well worth the benefit provided by this organization drawer system. Yes, plastic bins can work, but the elfa drawers will make you enjoy your hobby so much more. Take it from an organizational enthusiast.. Rest assured, you will not be disappointed with this purchase!!
February 14, 2013
I moved into a new house in Aug and for months have been trying to find a solution to my pantry. The 4 shelves were too deep and difficult to see what I had in them. I called Shelf Genie to come in and put in sliding shelves but they were going to charge me almost $2000 for 5 shelves. I could not justify the cost so I kept looking. But I did not want to put bottom mount sliding shelves on the already warping shelves in my pantry and I could not find the right size side mount shelves. Then on a whim I decided to see what I could find at container store and the mesh start a stack shelves were perfect! I love the ways these shelves fit. They are nearly impossible to tip over and they are very sturdy. One drawer is even full of cans and it holds them just fine. This $180 unit saved me a ton of money and Iâ¿¿m really happy with it.
February 21, 2014
We ended our pantry nightmare by adding two stacked sets of the Platinum elfa Mesh drawers to our pantry. Because our pantry has a bi fold door, we were unable to store items and have access to them on either side of the pantry.
We were able to put a set of the drawers on each side of the pantry under the original shelving which allows us to pull out the drawers giving us access to our stored items. This also gave us more room on the original pantry shelves to store more items.
February 20, 2014