Khaki Hughes Bins
Cute but floppy
I like the way these look but they are just too soft and flexible for a lot of the uses listed in the description. I think they would be best for somewhere where they are fitting in tightly in some larger area, like a drawer, with sides that can hold them up, and where they don't need to be moved around regularly. Otherwise, they have some trouble staying upright and therefore don't look as good as in the picture. I know they are described as "soft" but you don't really get a sense of just how soft when buying online.
I bought them to use in a couple of "pigeonhole" cubbies in the kitchen - but they look too floppy and don't slide in and out well because of the lack of structure. Also when they arrived they smelled really strongly and unpleasantly! Some kind of petroleum-like odor. But that did dissapate after a day.
I liked being able to adjust the height by rolling the "lip" higher or lower.
September 4, 2011
Perfect for small items in a linen closet
I bought three of these in the small size (and will soon buy a fourth) for my linen closet, where I had never solved the problem of how to keep small items like pillowcases, washcloths, and guest towels from "wandering." Because these baskets are extremely flexible both vertically and horizontally, I can fit them into those spaces and they keep smaller items from getting lost or wrinkled. When I need a pillowcase or washcloth, I just pull out a bin and select one, without getting everything out of order. Bonus: The baskets look really pretty in my linen closet!
I'm giving these 5 stars because they do the job perfectly for me. However, as other reviewers have noted, being squashable, this type of bin probably wouldn''t be great for larger, heavier bed or bath items that need something stiff to be easily stored or retrieved--for instance, a sheet set or a duvet (I use several of CS' large polka-dot bins for those).
December 15, 2011
Great for Travel!
These are great for travel. They lay flat in your suitcase and you can open once you arrive in your hotel room or stateroom on a cruise. Keeps your products together in one neat and organized area. I also use them on a daily basis at home; one for cosmetics and one for facial cleansers.
June 6, 2014
Perfect for my small bathroom items!
I have a small 8" deep hanging storage piece in my bathroom with 4 cubbies, 2 long and 2 square and these baskets work perfectly! I had a ton of smaller items that I needed to store and I can fit them in these nicely. I gave these a 4/5 as I was hoping they'd be a little stiffer, but they still work for my purposes.
July 30, 2011