These bins are great. We use them in our bonus room to corral Legos and monster trucks. They don't really hold their shape when completely full of cars and trucks, but they still look great. I will probably buy more.
April 10, 2014
Exactly what I wanted
We have two of the smaller size for shoes, and two of the larger size for toys. They are the perfect mix of attractiveness and practicality. They seem sturdy, and we have had the shoe bins for months with no apparent wear. They hold their shape once they are about half full. I cannot notice a smell, as mentioned by others, unless I put my nose directly on the bins (smells mildly like dried grass or some organic scent). I love these bins!
April 6, 2014
Using this as a laundry basket bc the ones I preferred are no longer sold. Folds which is a plus and handles are useable.
March 30, 2014
Grommets failed after several months of use
I bought 2 of these, originally so that my son could keep his smaller school items neatly in one place in one corner. Then I decided to use them to carry them back and forth to assisted living take to items to and from my loved one's room and sometimes to ballet costume fittings with ballet costumes and a few sewing supplies. I did not ever overload these with heavy items. Nevertheless, the rope handles failed when the some of the grommets came out; this happened to both bins on separate occasions. However, the Container Store has some other bins that fold up and have stood the test of use and time with the same type of use, the rhombus storage totes, which I do recommend and to which I would give 5 stars.
I do agree with those who say that the sides do not stay up unless they are full.
January 6, 2014