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Sterilite 3 Drawer Unit Inexpensive Organization

Reviewing: Sterilite 3 Drawer Organizer Unit  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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The Sterilite drawer units help me organize tasks in my office. The size is good, but not perfect for what I want.

These are inexpensive (that being relative to other options) storage boxes that come in various sizes and configurations. These units have three drawers, and the outside of the case is 11 1/8 inches wide, 14 1/8 inches deep, and 10 1/4 inches tall.

Each drawer has inside measurements of 8 3/4 inches by 12 1/2 inches, by 2 1/2 inches deep. The fronts of the drawers are slightly rounded. The outside measurement given here is the maximum (the space you would need to hold the unit). The inside measurement given here is the minimum (the maximum size of something that would fit in the drawer).

The drawers hang on a track from their top edges, and they are completely removable from the unit. They slide in and out easily. The top of the unit is rigid enough that if you have something sitting on top of the unit it won’t make the top drawer jam. There is no catch to hold the drawers in, so if you tip the unit forward the drawers will fall out.

Regular file folders fit in a drawer fine. Hanging file folders will fit, but not quite flat, they will curve a little bit.

The handles are molded plastic and are snapped on to each drawer. They look as sturdy as the unit in general. The entire unit is made of somewhat soft plastic. They are rigid enough to not jam, but soft enough to absorb shock and not shatter if they are bumped. There are no small oddly shaped parts to break off early, so it looks like it will stand up well to reasonable use. They probably would not survive small boys stacking and jumping on them. The case is white, and the drawers are translucent.

The units can be stacked, and there are tiny feet that come with the unit which must be inserted in a hole to make them hold together better when stacked. The outside of the unit has flat surfaces and should be easy to clean.

These are basic economy organizers for closet, office, or hobby area. Much more attractive, cleaner, and accessible than cardboard boxes if you are willing to spend just a bit of money.