V31377 - Magic Drawers 15 Piece Medium & Large Set
I originally received these as a gift and decided to order more. The whole top shelf of my closet is filled with these. They work great but sometimes lids don't stay on when you pull the drawers out and try to get something out. Can be fussy to use but I would still recommend them. Wish this came with more of the larger boxes.
Not the same as the originals
I have a couple of sets from a few years ago, which have the top permanently attached to the bottom. The new set has a separate top and bottom with tabs which fit into slots to hold top and bottom together. That hinge arrangement requires longer plastic extensions to accommodate the hinge. Unfortunately, it makes the whole box longer than the old style, but with about 1/2 inch less interior storage space! The track part is the same, though, so you can stack the new with the old and they all will slide in and out ok. But, if you push the whole set up against a wall, for example, the front will be uneven, with the new style boxes protruding.
Not Same Quality as Before
I purchased this product when Lori first presented it several years ago and I loved it. Since I enjoyed the system so much when I looked to purchased more of them as I got more shoes. However, I found the new product material is inferior to the initial product. I have thrown away more than four of the new drawers because the collapsed and were crushed while interlocked in the system. The initial draws I purchased are still going strong. I would NOT recommend the new version of the Magic Drawers.
FOR MANY USES BUT....
I have ordered these about 3 times, and use them for a varity of things, BUT, I believe more people would buy them if Lori would just offer the large containers. I desperately need more, but won't order another full order of both kinds. I use the large container to put my sweaters in. ALSO, for those who do cross stitch, it is perfect to store picture and thread etc. in side. Please, Lori, consider offering these in just the large size!
Better than expected
What a great way to get organized and you can see everthing-don't have to open each one to find what you need. Highly recommend it.
Sent them back!
The lids do not stay on when you open the drawers. I wanted these to work so bad but they didnt.
Won't buy these - NOT AGAIN
I have several of this 'original' set where the lids are attached and love them. I ordered 2 sets of these before I realized the lids were not attached. Bad move on my part - should read description I know!! Too much expense to send both sets back so I am using them on top of my washer & dryer where they are eye level because if I pulled one box out above my head (like my original sets are in my closet) it would empty all over the place because the lid comes off soooo easy. I would not order these again as they are now.
Wish They Were Wider, Longer, & more of the Large
This product would be perfect if the size of the drawers were wider and longer. I'm a size 6med and I had trouble fitting my shoes in the plentiful medium drawers. Most of my shoes required the large drawers, which there were very few. I needed both the Med and the Lrg drawers to be at least 2" wider and longer to accommodate high heels, long boots and men's shoes. The med. size drawer worked best for flat shoes or 2" heels or less. I was surprised that I had to squeeze my regular size shoes in the med. drawer. My shooties/shoe boots barely fit in the large drawer, and my long boots didn't fit at all, so forget about my husband's size 13's. I have more than 5 medium drawers left but no place to put my long boots, and my husband can't use any of them at all. Great concept but needs tweeking. Also,there are not enough large drawers in this set, should have been half and half. However, they do stack like promised and are strong enough, and its nice to be able to clearly see the shoes you need. If they make these changes I would definately buy the product again.
NOT A GENIUS SO IT TOOK ME OVER AN HOUR TO FIGURE THESE OUT. READ THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE THIRD TIME AND FINALLY GOT IT TOGETHER. I THINK THEY WOULD WORK BEST WHEN BACKED UP TO A SOLID WALL OR SUPPORT SINCE THEY SEEM TO SLIDE OUT THE BACK AS EASILY AS THEY SLIDE OUT THE FRONT. I STILL DO NOT HAVE CONFIDENCE IN REMOVING END UNITS AS THEY SEEM RATHER TILTY. AWFULLY LIGHT WEIGHT, WOULD NOT ORDER AGAIN.
LOVE THESE - NEED MORE LARGE ONES
WOW! Love these. They work great! Slide in and out easily. However they do come apart easily and if the shoes are heavy I have to put them back together before I slide it back in. From reading the other reviews I too think they would be better if they were hinged. I am going to try putting a piece for packing tape on each side where it slides in to see if that help keep them together.
I used them for my shoes so far and found they work well...with that being said I don't wear the really high heals, so if you wear the newer platform high heal shoes measure before you buy them....with that being said I have found so many uses for them they are well worth the purchase.
The only down side I see is only getting 3 large boxes - I need more! Please sell extra large boxes!!
Need More LG & X-LG Size Boxes
These got my shoes out of cardboard boxes. I put most of my flat shoes in them and on an eye-level shelf so they do help to find the shoes I'm looking for. I'd like to be able to order just large or extra large sizes for heels, wedges, boots. I'm going to tape the hinges so the top and bottom of the box will stay together. The sliding function seems to be iffy; I just stack. Works ok that way.
Like some previous reviewers I had an earlier version that did not come apart. They were, and are, marvelous. The newer two-piece version is less sturdy and usually comes apart whenever it is taken off the shelf. Will not be buying any more unless they return to making them one piece.