X-Large File Tote Box
IMO, clear file boxes are the best-- and all mine from Container Store will truly last a lifetime! About 6-8 years ago, I bought a clear file box from Container store. It was especially unique because the box lid could be opened from either end (just like this box), except the lid had a unique "spine" in its design, to where you could open both sides simultaneously-- without the entire lid coming off. While nobody would open the lid from both ends at the same time, this design feature meant the lid would stay attached, even when you were opening 1 end & accessing a file located nearest to the middle of the box. I thought this box lid was just like that one. But, alas, it is not..
With this box, when you open the lid from one end and need something filed towards the center of the box, the entire box lid seems to come off and it requires 2 hands to attach-- not very convenient. Still a quality file box that will last forever though, 4 out of 5 stars.
September 28, 2013
Great price but not solid construction
I purchased this during the office sale. The price was great and the container was very spacious. However my main dissatisfaction was with the lid which was a bit flimsy. If you put another file container on top the lid will dent a bit more than I would like, so I am not sure how well these will hold up with a few stacked up on top of each other. Also the middle section of the lid can be lifted up because it is not locked to the body, so in the off chance that the container falls or rolls the lid will most likely come off and the contents fall out.
But I will keep it because I am not using it for long term storage. I have a lot of files that I need to sort through over the course of several months and this serves that purpose well as an affordable sorter container that can be neatly put away. I like this solution better than heavy file cabinets.
April 11, 2012
I needed a filing system for a new business that didn't justify buying a filing cabinet (yet!). This file storage box was exactly what the doctor ordered! Much less expensive that alternatives that I had seen. Between the ridges for hanging folders and the dual opening top, this file tote fit my needs perfectly. And when the business grows, I'll just add another box and stack them up.
March 5, 2013
Ideal File Storage
I've had these for several years now and they are as good as new. They are stacked 4 high and full of files and have kept their shape. I'm a little rough with them when stacking and they've only had tiny (not usually noticeable) scratches and likely from debris on my floor. I aim to be as paperless as possible really don't believe in buying furniture pieces for paper. The XL is ideal because legal documents and bulky mortgage stuff fit just fine.
April 19, 2011