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Nice looking but smaller compartments than I thought
on October 9, 2010
First of all, the box is incredibly heavy. If you have to get it up any stairs, you will need help.
I've seen many reviews complaining about the directions. They are pretty good except one page, which is pretty confusing, and I'm quite good at these things. I ended up having to undo cams and switch panel placement, but other than that it is fairly easy to assemble, although it is tricky getting the hampers in place. Once the unit is complete there are still some gaps, but most of them are hidden.
My main complaint is that the hampers themselves are quite a bit smaller than I imagined. They are large enough to fit a set of queen sized sheets, 2 extra pillow cases, and a bath towel into, but no more than that. I suppose that is decent enough, but I pictured each one holding an oversized load of laundry, and they do not.
Also, the Velcro liners don't have any handles, so if the compartment is very full, it can be difficult to get them out and carry the laundry to the machine. Beware that the hampers automatically tilt back into the unit, which is ok, except that you can't leave them tilted out and put several items in one after the other. It did get my hand once.
Overall is is very attractive, and is a good space saver, but don't expect to replace three full-sized laundry hampers with this unit.