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Keep files and projects close at hand with our Multi-Purpose Bins. Perfectly sized to hold letter-size interior file folders, you can also use them to organize binders, notebooks and magazines.

  • Made from polypropylene
  • Features two carry handles

Small Multi-Purpose Bin Translucent
  • SKU#: 10051556
  • 13" x 3-5/8" x 9-3/4" h
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Medium Multi-Purpose Bin Translucent
  • SKU#: 10051557
  • 13" x 5-1/2" x 9-3/4" h
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Large Multi-Purpose Bin Translucent
  • SKU#: 10045153
  • 13" x 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" h
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Extra Large Multi-Purpose Bin Translucent
  • SKU#: 10055022
  • 15-1/8" x 10-1/4" x 9-3/4" h
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Multi-Purpose Bins
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 356 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this product I bought these bins in the middle and large sizes. They were just perfect for what I needed. They made my organizing project very easy. What I really love is not only can I can see what's in the bins, I can easily take the bin that I need out (love the handles), work with it and then put it away. They are just awesome. I use them in so many ways, they truly have made my work so easy, I don't know what I ever did before I had them. April 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by My all-time favorite bin The Multi-purpose bins are my all-time favorite containers. I've used these under bathroom and kitchen sinks for supplies and cleaning paraphenalia, for files, for kid toys, in closets on shelves for small purses and belts, in the garage, and in the refrigerator to hold items that would normally go missing at the back of the fridge. They are durable, easy to clean and the price is just right! April 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clean Storage I purchased these for random storage around the house, and found more uses for them than I expected. The large bins hold most books perfectly, and cleaned up several over-stuffed bookshelves throughout the house. The medium and small bins worked great for fabric storage, to keep the fabric vertical in a drawer, instead of just piled in trying to dig for what I was looking for. I also used one of the smaller bins and added two grommets to the top side so that I could hang it on the wall in the laundry room next to our small cordless vac. I am using it to store all the extra vacuum attachments that seem to always be getting lost. Great purchase, and I will have to get some more to tackle a few other rooms in the house! March 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Purchase I purchased these bins for work and they are great. I even made labels to put on them. I love that they are see through so it's easy to see what's inside. December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these bins! I purchased a variety of sizes of these awesome multi-purpose bins and have not been disappointed! I am a renter and don't have a pantry so these bins have come in handy when organizing drawers and cabinets. I Will be purchasing more to use in my fridge and freezer! A must buy! December 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by best thing ever I have a deep cupboard in my kitchen that has to hold food and pans. My sister told me about these and I purchased two to keep all my food together.All I have to do is pull it out and I can easily find everything, instead of emptying the whole cupboard to find that one box of noodles in the back. July 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile bin As a professional organizer, this is one of my "go to" products. They are affordable, durable and can be used in a variety of places. I love the sizes they are available in. Perfect for so many places in the home. June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by seriously multi-purpose I use all sizes of these bins extensively in my kitchen. With my recently remodel, I acquired several very deep and wide drawers and lost my pantry. I use them for beans, pasta, snacks, cereal, and even the melamine dishes I use when we have a large party or eat outside. AND are reasonably priced. May 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best bins ever!! I use these for my home office, in my kitchen (perfect for storing cans), magazines, knitting books, all kinds of paperwork. A friend in Houston told me about these and I have ordered them online two times. We are finally getting a store in Michigan this summer. Can hardly wait to go shopping! May 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Great siZe, with the handle works very nicely on upper shelves, slides easily, I keep buying more for all over the apartment. April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great deal I use it as a loner for my teaching tote. The medium is the perfect size for my tote. I also use it as file holder for my office. I like how transparent it is. I'm ordering 5 more March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect storage bins I have these bins in all the sizes - they are perfect for storing papers, crafting tools, fabrics, etc. March 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cheap home organizing I bought a few of the small and medium size bins and found them sturdy and attractive. They can be labeled and stacked like books on a shelf to store items you don't need to get to often. The handles make pulling them down and sliding them back up a breeze. I've used them to store binders/folders containing documents, bills, statements, ect; notebooks and school supplies; and even LPs! would buy again. March 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best value in storage bin Multipurpose is the perfect name. -store cleaning supplies under every sink...they pull out as though they are on tracks! -store plastic cups, plates & utensils & pull the bin out for your next bbq. -organize gladware-style food containers & lids -put your craft supplies in them. -put office files in them. The list goes on. They are versatile,rugged & best of all, stack snugly inside of each other when not in use. March 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well Made & Designed. Good Value. Reorganizing 5 glass shelf unit in Computer Room. These stand straight and have perfectly positioned hand holes for picking up. I've bought all the sizes to combine similar binders in one or two units...even the largest now holds my printer paper, etc. that needs to lay flat. Depending on size, binders fit in units either all front facing or alternate front/back which is what I did since I had several dulcimer music related binders.The designer hanging file folders & matching inside folders that Container Store carries are absolutely lovely when used in the hanging file style holder in this series. Colors show through. Nice. Very neat & affordable. Truly multipurpose. Well made. January 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Multi purpose bins Very nice containers. I'm very happy with them. I can sort my school books by titlesand ii will be a lit easier to find tem when I need them. December 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Many uses We have purchased many of these bins and continue to find more uses for them. November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile Workhorses I have many of these awesome bins all over my house: Kitchen gadget/foil roll holders Pantry organizers Printer paper organizer and now a new use... custom litter box! Today, I bought an xl bin and used a hacksaw, cutting away material to let me slide the bin under the plumbing in my bathroom sink cabinet. The height of this bin allows my cat to climb in easily, yet not kick litter all over my bathroom. Ultra-win! Is there anything this box cannot do?! July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Organized! I've lost track of how many of these multi purpose bins I have now. I keep finding new things to organize by using them. I have my garage storage shelves where I keep excess Costco stuff organized and moved on into my kitchen pantry. Canned goods fit perfectly in them sideways so my storage and stacking of cans is now so much easier. I'm placing another order now! Possibilities are endless. May 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for magazines! I purchased the small sized bin to corral a few magazines I had laying around. I'd say another 5 magazines could fit inside. It's a very sturdy piece so it sits next to my couch for easy access, and hasn't fallen over at all with the magazines in it. Great to organize papers, magazines, etc.! May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Multi-Purpose Bins I have 9 of these bins in various sizes. I travel a lot and needed a way to keep my travel guides and documents organized. I use address labels to label the bins for upcoming trips and put everything associated with the trip in the bin. It's so much better than using binder clips or envelopes to keep things organized. Plus, the bins are very strong and flexible - not hard plastic that cracks. I love these bins! April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So glad I bought this. I bought a lot of these to organize my pantry. The 4 different sizes of bins hold different sizes of cans making it easy to store more in the same "footprint" than just stacking loose cans on a shelf. April 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Product I bought this for my daughter's desk to keep her projects and various papers for different projects. This is helping her stay organized and I'm definitely planning on buying some more in different sizes for different organizing projects. March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Multi-Purpose Bins Great item for storage! I have them on every shelf in the hall closet with different sizes for different items. Every group of items has their own container. Make-up, toothpaste, bandages, lotions etc. I love the open handle for grabbing and they are heavy duty .... I have had them forever and I love it that they are clear so you can just see what's inside and March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best hall closet organizing tool No matter how many times I'd organize it, my hall closet was ALWAYS a mess. Everything would get shuffled around to look for one item and there went all my hard work. These bins are a huge time saver! I used them to put like items together (ie, soap, shampoo, conditioner, as in items you would use in the shower). Now instead of being called to help find an item that has been lost in the shuffle, my family can easily identify which bin it's in and get it themselves while still keeping the closet orderly. See through, yes, but I like to label so there's no question of what's in there, multiple sizes which makes it even more flexible, and handles so it's just out and back in it's proper place. THANK YOU! March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for undersink I use these for under the bathroom sink. They hold all the little things that get lost and the big things that are hard to get out of the way. I have a number of them lined up under the sink and nothing ever gets lost in the back. I just pull out the one I need or all of them for the plumber. They are a great time saver when looking for something. March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Under Sink Storage See photos. Purchased 8 of these today in various sizes. Used 2 to contain all the products under the kitchen sink and mounted one to the kitchen sink cabinet door to hold cans of Pledge, sprays, etc. Just fantastic for this purpose and took about 10 minutes to tidy it all up. Did the same thing under my bathroom sink. Also mounted one to the pantry door to hold foil, plastic wrap, wax paper, and parchment paper. Gets it out of the cabinet and frees up space. All of these were on sale. 8 containers for under $30. That is a deal. March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Where were you years ago? I am a new customer of the Container Store and am so impressed with the quality, price and great web site this company runs. The multi-purpose bins are just that, multi-convenient and so nice, I ordered more to organize more of my collection of magazines, cookbooks and craft books. And I suppose I'll have to order more. Soon. February 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The only thing that I didn't like was I did not know what the size of the bottom of the container was. I needed to know the bottom length and not the top since the container was tapered. Otherwise I loved the quality of it. December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Affordable, useful multi-purpose bins With the different sizes availaable these bins are great for storing many different things attractively on my shelves. They are sturdy, affordable, and easily transported when full. They look good on the shelf, while also being transparent enough for me to see what they contain. December 28, 2014
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Community Q&A

How much weight will the multi purpose bin support?

Would like to stack/store can goods and other items in my pantry. Do not want it to be too flimsy.
Asked by: Suzeq
I have filled mine with canned goods, bags of flour and sugar and have had no problems.
Answered by: mellyann
Date published: 2016-07-30

Do these bins fit into a letter-sized file cabinet?

I'm looking for a sturdy container that will fit into a file cabinet comfortably and hold either supplies or a large quantity of documents. BOX HANGING FOLDERS are made of paper and are vulnerable to tearing and collapsing, and have open sides so they will not work. Thank you.
Asked by: solutionseeker58
I use these in my vertical filing cabinets. I put my regular file folders in them (I got rid of my hanging file folders because I was tired of them coming off the railing they hung on) I use these bins In bottom drawer of 5 drawer vertical filing cabinet, I put extra spiral notebooks I pick up during back to school sales, as well as extra file folders, note pads as well as other office/school supplies.
Answered by: NoDramaMama
Date published: 2017-03-08

Can these be attached to a wall?

Asked by: Kejul
Probably, if you drill nail holes into it. The plastic is soft for modifications, but not flimsy- I used a hacksaw on one to customize my container, and it worked great!
Answered by: Proffy
Date published: 2015-07-23

Can you use hanging files with these bins?

Asked by: OrganizedJAG
You might be able to use the slender ones, but there are much better options for hanging files. I would not use these for mine, no. I saw much better options when I was at the store today.
Answered by: SoCalJeepGirl
Date published: 2015-04-11

Is this bin BPA free?

Asked by: kitchenzena
Yes, our Multi-Purpose Bins are 100% polypropylene and are BPA-free.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-09-17

Does the XLG Multi-Purpose Bin fit inside a Legal size filing cabinet?

I would like to use these for "legal size" file cabinets. Do they fit?
Asked by: willowpond
Legal-Size Interior File Folders will fit in the Extra Large Multi-Purpose Bin and the Extra Large Multi-Purpose Bin itself will fit in a standard Legal-Sized File Cabinet.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-03-30

How do these compare to the Open-Top File Boxes for file storage? Thx!

Asked by: RiiciT
Our Multi-Purpose Bins are comparable to our Open-Top File Boxes in size, capacity, and functionality.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2017-03-29

Can this product be used in the freezer?

Will the material of this product withstand freezer temperatures?
Asked by: Bythecreek
Yes, our Multi-Purpose Bins are suitable for freezer storage.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-04-08
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