3 Stars By K. M. Donegan on 2013-03-22
Lots of room
I purchased this because it looked big and had lots of room, and thats exactly what I received. The problem really is it is too big. I love the size, but because you can put so much in it, and I tote it places, it weighs a ton. I'm also very careful with it, but the bottom corner from placing it on a hard wood floor broke. I have a gaping hole that I think duct tape will have to fix. I also dont like the removable section pieces. They never are flush and beads etc end up sliding under the section divider. If you take those negative things out....the thing is great...it holds everything I need for the most part
1 Stars By Lois A. Christensen on 2017-03-11
I was very disappointed, especially since this was much more expensive than ...
I had to return this product. The lid was not tight enough to keep the items in the top compartments in place when I lifted the top part to access the bottom part, so a bunch of my beads jumped from their compartments, and these were not small beads. One of the latches broke immediately. No dividers were included for the bottom part, which mystified me since there were obviously spots for dividers to go into. I was very disappointed, especially since this was much more expensive than getting several single-level organizers.
4 Stars By theholzer on 2013-07-17
Good but not Great
I ordered this product in hopes of organizing my scrapbook/card making supplies. For my purposes most of the sections are too small on the top and side compartments. I had to purchase single compartment boxes to fit many of my items (punches, stamps, small paper, stickers and other embellishments).
The lid on the top compartment is tricky. It can be hard to open and I feel I always have to carefully open the top to get to the bottom compartment in fear the lid will open and everything fall out. I did not put the small items in here (brads, eyelets and paper clips) as they would spill into each other as the sections are not going to keep them when the lid is flipped over.
Overall it is good, but not everything I was hoping for.
4 Stars By Stephie on 2015-03-11
It is a good size and I like the design. Holds a lot but it should have been a heavier weight more sturdy container for the price because it becomes flimsy when full and you need to use 2 hands to pick it up. The container tends to bend if not supported by 2 hands. Also when you open it, both tops fall all the way down behind the back of the box and there is nothing supporting the tops. Smaller tray top part is difficult to open until you get used to pushing the front tab in while lifting. All closures (the green tabs) must be opened, then it becomes easy. It does have an imprint, "Push to Open" on the front tab.
2 Stars By Stacy Phillips on 2016-08-31
Not for beads
Put shine beads in the top, turned it upside-down and shook it to make sure the beads would stay in their divided spot and it was fine. Then I filled it. I used every divider for the top part to organize my beads. I was so excited everything fit. I picked it up to put it away...DISASTER! All of my beads mixed together (no,none of them were seed beads).
5 Stars By N. Weaver on 2016-07-26
I'm sure glad I bought this plastic sorting bin -- it has replaced numerous old tins and baskets full of various sewing notions. And now I can just stand it all up on the closet floor, out of sight and easy to find. Easy to tote with a grab handle, and so far fairly secure, although some skinny stuff can migrate from one section to another, but a far cry better than the knotty disaster that was my sewing stuff before I bought it. Plenty of thread-spool space. Well worth the price.
2 Stars By Work of Life on 2014-02-26
No good for beads, buttons or other small items.
I bought this in hopes of organizing all my sewing notions and supplies, but neither the compartment dividers or the lids will keep small items in their compartments. The dividers are the slide-in variety and they do not lock into place. Buttons and other small items slide under and over the dividers. If everything you want to put into this is the size of a marble or bigger, it will work fine.
5 Stars By B. Egbert on 2011-09-10
Great for Sorting out Jewelry
These ArtBin boxes have never disappointed me. I am a crafter and quilter and I use them in both. They hold a lot and have dividers that can allow you to set the size of compartments. The dividers fit and stay put which isn't true for many boxes. 2DayDeliver's shipping and packaging is so much better than JoAnn's on line (4 arrived damaged). IF you need small things sorted or stored ArtBin probably has a box to fit your needs.
4 Stars By Christine on 2015-02-21
Very good but not perfect.
Really useful design. I like that it has flexible storage for small items as well as flexible storage for larger items. I also like the two pencil case style containers on the sides. How they attach and tuck is convenient.
It is rather large, though. It would be nice if it were less flat and more tall with a smaller footprint. Also, one of my closures keeps popping off. I can get it back on and lock the lid securely but often it pops off again. Annoying but not a deal breaker. Lastly, I had to order two of these-- the first one arrived broken.
3 Stars By joseph gimenez on 2015-06-19
Not suited for mosaics or beads.
I bought this to keep my mosaic tiles in, that way they were organized. They ended up sliding in different compartments if I held the case upright. So when I used this I had to be sure to carry it flat so my tiles wouldn't fall out of the compartments. Also some of the inserts were crooked when I bought this item. Which didn't affect the way it worked . Just didn't look nice. I think this would be a good organizer for lighter objects. I think tiles were just to heavy for it. Wouldn't recommend using this for a bead organizer either. Cool concept though.