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5-Section Acrylic Tote

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5-Section Acrylic Tote


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A storage classic, our 5-Section Acrylic Tote has been part of our product collection for many years! It's well-constructed and beautifully designed to hold everything from makeup and toiletries to utensils and napkins. The clarity of the material lets you see at a glance what you've stored.

  • Made from durable, lightweight acrylic



  • 9-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" h

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5-Section Acrylic Tote is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharp looking tool Carry Tote is bright and clear. Excellent to store and move items for use, where needed.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi-Use I use this for my little one's art supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, etc). Great way to manage and organize supplies. Easy to tote around.
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size Perfect for my dressing table, holds everything I need.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good This tote is perfect for storing my manicure tools (polish remover, cotton pads & q-tips, buffers, etc) so I can easily get them all at once and store them away. The only complaint I have is that the handle should really be foldable, down. As of now, it's a permanent handle that sticks up and luckily it fits in the shelf I'm using to store it, but if it didn't I'd have to remove it altogether. As it is, the screws aren't really that secure, so I can remove it altogether pretty easily but then that defeats the purpose of a totable caddy.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT FOR ORGANIZING Not using it as I had hoped to which was in the bathroom. I am instead going to use it in my home office
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for flatware This is a great product! I use it to hold all the disposable utensils we get from take-out restaurants. I didn't want to throw them away but needed a better system than just piling them up in a drawer. This was the perfect solution. I also think it will be handy in the summertime to simply place on an outdoor table where people can easily get their forks, spoons, etc.
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using for makeup I got this to use to organize my makeup. I have palettes in the back and use the four compartments in the front to separate various eye products. I have liners in one, mascaras and eyelash curlers in another, eye brushes in another and face brushes in the last. The tote is very roomy and it comes assembled with the exception of the handle. I chose to leave that off because I didn't want it in the way, I love this tote and would def. reccomend.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and functional too I bought this to organize my two girls hair ties and clips. I was looking for something portable that we can carry to a different room when needed. I love the clean look of the clear acrylic and it is nice and thick. Feels very sturdy. I like the divided compartments on the one side - allows us to separate hair ties from clips etc. The back compartment is big enough for a flat iron and their hair product. The handle is very sturdy and it doesn't tip when I pick it up. Will definitely order more of these. Could use for my own styling tools, makeup etc. Cute enough that it could sit out on a counter.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! I'm organized! Okay, the under cabinet in my bathroom was a complete disaster. My husband said: "Enough!" I went to Container Store and picked up this little beauty. It has lots of room for all my jars and potions. I would buy again!
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution I purchased this to use as a caddy for make-up and skin products. Everything is now neatly stowed in a cabinet until needed. It's attractive and sturdy. I like this organizer so much I plan to order another one for guests.
Date published: 2012-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get Organizer I bought one of these to organize my make up. It holds quite a bit. Since it is clear it is easy to see where everything is. I love the handle so I can keep it under my sink and bring it up the counter. I loved this one so much I bought a second one for my nail polish.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love this organizer. I used to for a first aid caddy in my front cabinet downstairs and upstairs linen closet. Bandaids, ointment, and ace bandages fit nicely in the compartments. I keep bug spray and sunscreen in the open area.
Date published: 2012-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for tweens! I bought this organizer for my tween daughter and its perfect. Enough space for what she needs, compartments are small enough that she can't just throw everything in. Product is very sturdy and looks nice on Bathroom countertop. It also holds a lot without taking up too much space!
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for nightstand Wanted an organizer to cleanup the mess on my nightstand (that my cat kept knocking on the floor). This caddy did the trick!
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great organizer! This acrylic organizer was just what I wanted to organize all of my stuff on my bathroom sink. In fact, I am going to purchase another one! Since there is not a Container Store near my house, a friend was able to pick up my purchase from the store. I chose the option to have my purchase waiting at the store. My friend told me that it was so easy to walk in and have it all ready to go, bagged and identified with my name! Next time I think I'll try the super-convenient drive-up option! Thanks so much!
Date published: 2011-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drawer organizer Although the product was meant for flatware, etc, I used it in drawers to keep taller products from falling over and turning into one big mess. The clear acrylic also made viewing the items easier.
Date published: 2011-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy little gadget I had bought one of these months ago to organize all the junk that accumulates on the bathroom sink. It worked out beautifully!! Now I purchased a second one to organize the boyfriends stuff now that I have room for him.
Date published: 2011-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Organizer These have made my bathroom much more manageable. It's ideal for women who want their make up accessible at all times. It is great for brushes, q tips, lip and eye make up and even hair pins. Its great if you are sharing a bathroom and you can bring the tote into the bedroom to finish your make up. Love how durable this product is.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storage for Almost Anything This is a great basic product for storage of almost anything. I was looking for something to hold my art + design markers ... this caddy is perfect! The handle makes it easy to take with me if I want to work in another area. The clear acrylic is clean-looking and not distracting -- I can see every marker easily.
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from useful but pricey I use this item every day for toiletries. I like the handle cuz I can lift it up to the counter then hide it below the sink. I would like it better if the handle moved a little bit and if it wasn't so pricey
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great acrylic tote I read the other review of the girl in D.C. who also has a small bathroom and apartment, and purchased this. My morning routine consists of carting makeup to a makeshift vanity table, along with a portable vanity mirror. This is so much better than my makeup bag that was ripping, and it organizes all my makeup in individual sections (eye section, makeup brush section, lips section.) Super easy to find everything even when bleary-eyed in the morning. :) It is also sturdy and pretty - I love it!
Date published: 2010-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Cosmetic Caddy I live in a small apartment and find my morning routine to include a dance from the bathroom, to the skinny hallway closet, and over to the bedroom mirror (near a natural light source), and then all over again a few times before I can head out the door. I needed a more efficient way to do my makeup each morning. This caddy is it! It holds all of my makeup (the pieces I typically go to for a pretty day and night face) plus my assorted brushes. The clean acrylics is stylish and allows me too see everything in the container at one glance. The handle is long enough to get your hands around for carrying comfortably and does not get in the way of the brushes. Plus, it has kept me from spending money on makeup that I really do not need (I prefer to keep "everything" in the caddy rather then have overflow in yet another container in the closet). My only complaint is that the four screws that attach the handle to the container tends to loosen on occasion. Easy to tighten if that's the case. Great buy!
Date published: 2010-03-02
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Community Q&A

Does the handle move (go up and down)?

Asked by: Ebrowe
No, the handle does not go up and down.
Answered by: Szeigler
Date published: 2021-01-21

How exactly is the handle moveable?

I don't want to remove the handle entirely, but can I swing it backwards (or forwards) and if so how far can the handle move - i.e., will it ultimately touch the countertop? All the pics show the unit with the handle facing straight up -- It would be VERY helpful to see pictures of the unit with the handle in its most "downward" facing position. Thanks!!
Asked by: SophieRose
I don't think the manufacturer designed the handles to be moveable but I hacked it and loosened the screws just enough to get the range of motion I want. Once loose enough it has a full range of motion.
Answered by: GoodBuy11
Date published: 2020-10-23

what are the internal dimensions of all the compartments of this item?

Asked by: fcrn
The smaller compartments are all the same size. The small ones have an internal measurement of 1.875 inches wide, and 3 inches deep. The large one is 3 inches deep, and 8 inches wide. As you can see in the photos, two sides are slightly higher than the other two. The slightly higher sides are 4 inches high, while the slightly lower sides are 3 & 3/8 inches high. I measured on my own model, which is a few years old. I haven’t noticed any bowing, but it is possible that my dimensions for the larger compartment are about 1/8 inch off, if years of items leaning on the sides has moved them slightly.
Answered by: AnnieE
Date published: 2019-04-14

Are the Handles Removable or Movable ?

I would like to use this on my dresser because every other type of holder I've used has not worked: for example, each one has either been too wide but not tall enough or had too many narrow slots or too few narrow slots or no slots at all, or too large a footprint or was too small to be useful, was too short, too tall or just plain ugly. I believe this nifty contraption will hold the variety of items crowding the corner of my dresser and constantly and falling over (even tho currently contained) such as prescrip. med bottles, deodorant, hand creams, face & sunscreen, eye makeup, floss, emery boards, pens, pins, etc. My concern, however, is that the tall handles will get in the way because I seem to have no depth perception and knock everything over. That said, it's a very good looking tote and will go nicely with the other acrylic pieces currently on the dresser and will match nicely with the acrylic pieces in the rest of the bedroom.
Asked by: cantusemyname
The handles are easily removable - they are attached with two screws on either side, and I have removed them (and replaced them) before. You would just need a screwdriver. Without the handle the base will have two small holes on each side, but they are not very noticeable at all. I think this item will work for what you need! I was curious, so I just checked - my prescription bottle fits in the small compartments, and even my largest supplement bottles fit in the large compartment. (I included a photo of the screws on one side. That’s a picture of the inside of the caddy, the outside of where the screws attach are nice metal knobs like shown in the photos on the website.)
Answered by: AnnieE
Date published: 2020-12-14

Is the 5-Section Acrylic Tote Clear available in mesh? Silver or bronze mesh?

Asked by: meshtote
We have a similar product in silver mesh. See product link below.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2014-11-13
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