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Urbio String Bean Magnetic Container

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Urbio String Bean Magnetic Container


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Originally designed for urban gardening, our Urbio Magnetic Modular System is an attractive way to stay organized too. Simply mount the magnetic plates of the Urbio Magnetic Modular System to the wall and attach the containers of your choice. The modular design makes it easy to add a modern touch to any wall while making use of vertical space to organize everything from office supplies to kitchen tools. The lightweight, recyclable containers are easy to remove or rearrange as needed.

  • Made from polyester
  • Attach Magnetic Containers to Wall Plate or other magnetic surface
  • Mounting hardware and template included with Wall Plate (sold separately)



  • 3-1/2" x 3-3/4" x 9-1/2" h


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Urbio String Bean Magnetic Container is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent modern tool for keeping counter clean. We use this in the kitchen to get our mail/bills/to-file papers off of the counter. Love the modern look of it and it functions well, too. Now if the price would be lower....I would buy them for more rooms and uses in the house, for sure!
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent on the fridge I bought this to organize all those papers I stick to the fridge with the magnets. This container has very strong magnets, sticks to the side of the fridge really well, and keeps all important papers neat and easily accessible. I will also purchase the short version to keep my vitamins out of countertop.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase I've made for my small kitchen! I had a very large container on my counter that mixed all my cooking utensils together, making it difficult and frustrating to grab what I needed while cooking. While the Urbio containers are advertised as office organizers, I purchased these String Bean containers to organize my kitchen cooking utensils. I wanted something simple, modern, classy and sturdy to wrangle all my different kitchen tools that I use regularly. Having the magnetic containers frees up the counter space and drawer space too. As you can see on the picture, the containers are hanging on the side of my refrigerator. I’ve divided my cooking utensils into same/similar categories, making it easy to grab what I need while cooking. I highly recommend using the Urbio system for the kitchen.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! I bought the large big daddy size bin and stuck it to the side of my dryer to store dryer sheets, a spray bottle for stains and lint roller. The magnetic hold is incredibly strong! The bin is made from a hard plastic that doesn't bend or crack. What I like most is it provides great storage space without taking up a lot of space. I may buy a whole wall system for my son's room!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vertical Storage Best thing about this product is that it hangs on the wall. Most organizers sit on the desktop taking up valuable real estate. I can quickly access supplies and have space available for projects.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from does not stick to washer/dryer I purchased several of these to put on my washer and dryer. They did not adhere well at all. I returned all the shortys, but I kept the bigger one because it had 2 magnets, but it ended up falling off any time it was bumped. It worked better than the ones with one magnet, but still doesn't work, Perhaps these hold better on the plate that you attach to the wall, but it was not good for my purpose. I wish they would put on a much stronger magnet, so these could be used on other surfaces like a file cabinet or refrigerator. I was very excited about these when I purchased them, but now I am disappointed
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well, Looks Good It looks really well, and is able to hold decently heavy objects. However, installation was slightly difficult. When marking the locations of the holes, the frame wouldn't lie flat, so I had to force it (though after installation, the board was flat). Additionally, when placing the parts onto the board, it doesn't "snap". It will be attracted to the board, but you will have to make sure that it is straight and all that by yourself. If you don't place it properly and it is slightly out of the spots, it has a chance of falling when put under too heavy weight.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I love this stuff! It's a great way to organize almost anything. I do wish the holders came in a clear so you could see in them from the front. If you store any short stuff in there it gets lost. Other than that it's a great idea.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for office love it!!!! our office space i now so organized. fits everything from pens, envelopes, scissors
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! I have sheet metal 'backsplash' on my laundry room counter and this sticks without the rest of the system. I love it and would buy the whole set if I had space. What a GREAT system!
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rise and Shine, and Smell the Flowers A fun design, convenient, and fun way to decorate.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool- neat and sikple Love the system and especially the big tubs as they can hold a lot of stuff and not slide. I have a tablet and cord in one and it is secure.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING product! A MUST HAVE! I absolutely LOVE my new Urbio Modular System. My office/studio has never been so organized and I have everything I need right at my fingertips. I love how the pieces are so sleek looking and can move around to fit your every need. Even my kids can even easily take off the container of crayons and return them to their space with no problem and best of all, no mess. It's also so convenient that the board is magnetic so I can leave myself reminders. I highly recommend this product to everyone who wants to get organized!
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected Use I purchased this item to use as a pencil/hem gauge/seam ripper holder on my metal utility board that I recently mounted on the wall next to my sewing machine. I have hooks holding my scissors, a box for the white and black threads (most commonly used), hooks holding rulers, etc. This box was not going to work as I had planned but loved the item. I suddenly realized that it is perfect for storing spools of thread when I finish using them. They've been just piling up on my sewing table until I get ready to put them away. This use is unexpected - and perfect.
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great space saving solution I have a little corner in the bedroom dedicated to my office and this worked perfectly in the small space also freeing up space on my corner desk.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong magnet & sleek look The magnets are very strong and seem to hold up well. it's a very sleek look but we had difficulty getting the front to snap on the bracket.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product This product is amazing as a desk organizer and garden indoors. Looks great every were.. Strong magnets, original urban design. Love it!!!! :)
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient, modern, and useful Love this product. It's easy to install and helps our family stay organized without creating eyesores around the house.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible I have it on my refrigerator to hold my utensils. I cannot wait to back to the store
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Invention!!! This concept is truly amazing for the ease of a herb garden indoors. My refrigerator has never looked so great or smelled that great! I also use them with the magnetic plates in my office. Strong magnets, unique storage, and hip and stylish. Thank you Urbio and container store!!!
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I like the wall manager. I wish the magnets were larger and stronger on the smaller pieces, because they do not hold a cell phone as the photo indicates. But overall, I am happy with them. Very pricey, but it does help contain paper clutter.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Love this system. I couldn't believe how unbelievably easy it was to install, and how much space it saves on my desk. I love all the options for the holders - small cups, holders for full size paper, etc. I also was extremely surprised at how strong the magnets are. They have an amazing hold! I am definitely going to get at least one more plate!
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting experiment This turned out to be an interesting experiment that ended up working out very nicely. Believe it or not, I bought the Urbio Organizer system to replace a magnetic Device used on my refrigerator for Utensils. I found that the little magnetic modular cuff and the larger bin both stick all by themselves to the refrigerator, and want to expand the system with more add-ons. Although I have already put up the magnetic back boards in another location in my kitchen, and think that they will be great when I have to move things around in order to clean the Fridge, this product is doing exactly what I wanted it to do. I would recommend this product to anyone that likes the functionality as well as the modern look in their office or even in their kitchen to keep items that they would need to keep organized. Also many people might like the idea of a magnetic base so that things can be changed around whenever needed.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea What a great idea! I use them at my desk. Everything is up and out of my way for my computer and for writing. I love being able to rearrange everything. Now I'm looking for other places in the house so I can order more. I absolutely recomment this product. You can use them in any room of the house. Thanks Container Store.
Date published: 2013-07-31
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Community Q&A

Do the containers stick to a fridge without the wall plate?

I would like to hang chalk, markers, and other similar items on my metal refrigerator door. Do the containers have the magnet? Will the containers work without the wall plate?
Asked by: tomer
this product actually works by itself, sticking to my refrigerator, and will hold a certain amount of weight while attached.
Answered by: TWD24
Date published: 2018-03-17

Can Urbio wall plate be installed with Command strips?

I bought the Urbio system almost a year ago and didn't install b/c I was overwhelmed at the thought of drilling it into my drywall while trying to avoid studs and electrical wiring. It just occurred to me to try Command strips on the back. I know they have come out with the Perch system but could I use Command strips anyway on the original Urbio wall plate?
Asked by: Mehji
When hanging something heavy on the wall, you don't want to avoid the studs. You need to try to screw into the studs. This will help insure that your item stays attached.
Answered by: Logicalthinker
Date published: 2016-12-21

Will the components attach to any magnetic board?

Asked by: TopseyTurvy
I attached the big daddy bin to the side of my washer/dryer and it stays put. My 5 yo can reach in for the lint brush and the bin won't budge even a little.
Answered by: Ludi
Date published: 2017-01-21

Can the bottom half of the string bean be placed in a top quadrant of a plate such that the top half of the string bean is not on the plate?

Asked by: Stringbean
The String Bean has two magnets (top and bottom) at the back. It is best to attach both magnets to the plate; this container holds up to 3.5 pounds.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2015-01-23

How do you remove the magnetic modules from the wall?

I am moving and can't find any information online about how to remove these from the wall, and I'm having a hard time figuring out how they come off.
Asked by: Karis
The base plate(s) of our Urbio Magnetic Modular System are mounted to a wall with anchors & screws (on drywall). First, remove each magnetic modular component. Next, unscrew each base plate, reserving the wall-mounting hardware for the next installation. View a PDF of instructions for mounting (and unmounting) an Urbio Wall Plate on it's product page (link provided below). For assistance with other wall types, please contact us at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-05-04

Will the containers hold up to 10lbs when put on refrigerator?

I would like to put some small cacti and succulents in the containers and stick them onto the side of my refrigerator. Thank you.
Asked by: Gumpgirl
The weight capacity for each of the Urbio containers is listed below: Shorty holds up to 1.25 pounds Wide Mouth holds up to 2.5 pounds String Bean holds up to 3.5 pounds Big Daddy holds up to 6.5 pounds
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2019-08-07

How do you install the system to the wall?

Not sure I want to put screws in my pantry wall. Could I use the heavy duty Command strips instead? I think they will hold 9 lbs how, use 4 for each square? I don't really plan to put heavy stuff in them, but perhaps batteries in a small one? Thanks.
Asked by: CoCosMum
We do not recommend using Command strips or velcro to mount this solution. The weight of the product, in addition to the weight of the items stored in the solution will most likely be more than the strips can handle, and it could fall. You may want to look into our Polytherm Grid System as it is designed to be adhesive mounted friendly. Please view the Product Recommendations below for additional details.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2018-04-30

What is the weight of each item?

Asked by: Jami
Big Daddy = 1.5 pounds String Bean = .67 pounds Shorty = .37 pounds Wide Mouth = .82 pounds Wall Plate = 2.05 pounds
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2018-07-14
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