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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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Multi-Purpose Bins is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 357.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Organizing your house was never easier These bins are the easiest way to organize your whole house. They fit in closets, pantries, bookcases, & under the sink. I have used these bins all over and they are great! They come in different sizes so they are perfect for any and all different items you need to organize. Here is a tip when starting the process of getting organized in your home. Try to group items together that go together; such as an entertainment area, with all your music and movies together. I made a closet for all our outside play stuff for the kids, and another one for inside play stuff. Then using these bins I grouped our play items together and labeled the bins. For instance we had a lot of bottles of bubbles that for some reason where all over the house in different areas. I grabbed a medium size bin put all the bubbles in it, labeled it bubbles and put on the shelf in the 'outside play stuff' closet. The house looks cleaner and now everyone including my little one can find what we are looking for so much easier. Try them you'll love them!!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Great siZe, with the handle works very nicely on upper shelves, slides easily, I keep buying more for all over the apartment.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect storage bins I have these bins in all the sizes - they are perfect for storing papers, crafting tools, fabrics, etc.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many uses We have purchased many of these bins and continue to find more uses for them.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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?!
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.!
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for pantry organization Obsessed over my panty organization, I bought this bin (larger than some others that I've purchased). This bin is used to store small bags of chips. It is easy to maneuver in the pantry. The handle makes it easy to pull out and put on the kitchen counter, if necessary.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and sturdy Like this a lot. It's pretty sturdy and will hold a lot.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage solution! These work great for freezer storage! Would definitely purchase more!
Date published: 2014-10-07
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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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