855 of 903 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2013
Let's be straight, it's just a basket,
there's just no use in trying to mask it.
Yet I've found I'm more than glad,
with the Amazon experience which I had.
I needed a new laundry bin,
something neat with space within
A place to pile my soiled clothes,
and keep the stench far from my nose.
Off in the corner, and tucked away.
this hamper fits my room's feng shui,
It's sturdy and strong, and yet very light,
It's easy to carry, and a suitable height.
So don't waste a moment, you know in your heart,
go on and just click it: "add to your cart"
You'll love your new toy, and be one happy camper,
glad that you purchased your new laundry hamper.
385 of 404 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2007
I had been looking for a laundry "system" for a while and just couldn't find anything that met the needs of the laundry factory that I run (one husband, age 32, and three kids: 10-year-old boy, 6-year-old boy, baby girl). I found these on Amazon in my "gold box" on sale. The dimensions were listed so I measured and ordered four of them. I gotta tell you-- I haven't sorted laundry since! These laundry hampers are neutral in color and are easy to carry. They each hold about a load-and-a-half of laundry-- two loads if you smash stuff down. I set them in a row on the landing outside of all the bedrooms and the husband and the kids simply put their laundry in the correct hamper. We love them. I wish the insides came out for laundering, but we just spray them down with cleaner and wipe them out.
174 of 186 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2007
It isn't ugly.
It fits in my funky shaped bathroom.
It holds a lot!
It is easy to carry up and down narrow windy staircase of my home.
It is everything I hoped for and more. And I don't get to say that often enough.
182 of 196 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2009
I dont' see how this possibly could be used for clothing or anything of any weight, but I bought it to hold wrapping paper and related items and it's perfect for that. Those trash-can-looking plastic things that get sold right after Christmas aren't tall enough to hold most wrapping-paper rolls (who designs those things and how out of it are they?). This is exactly the right length, and it fits underneath a bed easily.
170 of 183 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2007
My dad had been trying to store his shoes in a shoe pocket hanger he bought at a local home improvement store. His size 12 shoes torqued out of the pockets no matter how they were put in. Despite the thick nylon and sturdy construction, his old shoe organizer was tearing and dropping shoes onto the closet floor. I had actually bought this Rubbermaid shoe organizer to hold scarves, hats & gloves, because the pockets looked deep enough to hold our big scarves. When it arrived, and I saw the size of the pockets -- height and depth -- I tried Dad's shoes in it. They FIT! No torquing, no tearing, just nice, flat, secure storage. I'm buying two more, and I'm even writing a review, which I've never done before. It's really silly how happy this made me!
91 of 96 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2007
Pretty clever design, really. It opens up "four-slots-wide" and hangs over-the-door. Or it folds in half and hangs "two-slots-wide" on a closet rail. There's some velcro in place to hold the organizer shut/tight when folded in half.
The pockets are natural-colored canvas piped in mocha-colored canvas. The backing is a medium-blue nylon. I do have to wonder why the backing is not color-coordinated with the canvas. Perhaps the manufacturer had surplus blue nylon.
There are four grommeted holes across the top for hanging and it comes with two different metal hanger types to use depending on which way you want to hang it. Four hangers for over-the-door, one for each grommet. For hanging on the closet rail, it come with one closet rail hanger that has two hooks on the bottom, each to catch two of the grommets (The four grommets marry up into two touching pairs when the organizer is folded in half.).
I'm going with the closet rail approach. It was just a wee bit too wide for the back of my door. You'll want to measure and compare to the specifications before you buy if you are going to use it over-the-door. On the closet rail, it is a wee bit too long, just barely brushing the top of the carpet. The manufacturer ought trim an inch or so off its overall length somehow.
When I folded it in half the grommeted holes did not line up very well and I had to sort of force the hanger hardware into the grommets. There is a slight buckle (just along the top edge of it) because of that. Doesn't seem like punching the holes accurately would be a huge problem for the factory to get right. Perhaps the manufacturer had surplus blue nylon ... already punched and grommeted.
YOU WILL most likely care about whether it holds shoes well. I wear men's size 14 EEEE shoes and sneakers ... the sneakers, then, are especially big. I am using it with ONE shoe per slot (holding ten pairs in total). The shoes drop in easily without any forcing, sagging or such. They just drop right in and out. The pockets are plenty deep enough for these shoes. In this respect, it's a great item! I noticed reviews of of a lot of other shoe organizers here on Amazon talking about how the slots were really not big enough and so that is why I bought this one, and in that sense, I am quite pleased.
When I tried it as an over-the-door hanger, though, I did notice that the hooks were of a shape so that it just barely hangs on to the door. Let me try to clearly describe the situation. The over-the-door part of the hanger is square, two right angles ... think of it as sort of an upside-down serif L ... with a hook at the end of the long part of the L for hooking through the organizer's grommet. The L is wider than the doortop, leaving a gap between the back of the door (on the organizer side) and the long part of the L. And the very end of the over-the-door part, the lip on the short part of the L, the part that catches the far side of the doortop, that part is very, very short. The result of this is that, with the weight of the bag applied, the hook "pulls over the doortop" and the serif on the short part of the L just barely catches the door on the far side. I have to wonder if, with the weight of the shoes, it wouldn't be falling off the door a lot. And with the L tilted slightly across the top of the door, some doors might not even shut over it.
I think this probably could be remedied by bending the the long part of the L slightly inward toward the door so that at the long end of the L, the hanger is touching the door. You'd probably need to put them in a vise or something to bend them. Or an easier fix might be to put some kind of spacer behind/around the long part of the L to fill the gap. If were me, I would try some of that two-sided velcro strip stuff ... it has hooks on one side and loops on the other so that it will stick to itself, they have it in the notions department of Wal-Mart, etc. ... and run it round and round the hanger until it was thick enough to fill the gap.
Overall I am satisfied and I think it will work very well for me as I going to use it, but if they keep manufacturing this item, I hope they will do some "in-process" production line changes to address the issues I mentioned.
But, really, for under $20, you can't be making much of mistake buying this item ... because the shoes definitely fit well and easily in the pockets !!
129 of 139 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2007
This item is a great thing to have to keep your spare sheets under the bed. It is the perfect size for about 3-4 sets of sheets for a king size bed. It would hold much more for a small bed. The only thing to know before hand is that this is not a sturdy storage container, and the cedar inserts are pretty much 3 strips of cardboard, so do not think this is something you will be able to easily transport. It's possible it would be O.K. for storing some light summer clothes, but again- it is not sturdy. I love mine for it's purpose, there is no need to waste closet or shelf space with bulky sheets when they are clean and sealed under the bed!
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2014
Do not buy this item! The picture does represent the rigidly of this product. This is basically a canvas bag, not a box! This product does not have any bottom or top support. Any items that you place in this bag will collapse the bag once you pick it up by the handles. I bought this to store gift wrapping because none of the upright gift store containers could handle 40-inch wide paper. I bought this Rubbermaid because it was greater than 40 inches in length. A garbage bag would do the same thing as this product. I am so sorry I bought this.
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2006
Ordered the deluxe 4-8' closet system and several accessories for both me and my husband's 8' closets. I ordered just one sliding wire basket for myself to see how it was (it was a little pricey). This is a big basket: 23.5" wide and 7.25" high. Because it is 18" deep, it extends past the 12" shelves. I personally had a difficult time installing the basket. It installs the same way as the sliding pants racks, which I really had a hard time installing. Even my husband complained and he's pretty handy. Just read the instructions carefully, and keep a screwdriver within arm's reach once you start inserting the brackets into the uprights. However, once installed, the sliding wire basket is wonderful. It glides in and out and holds a lot of stuff. The whole Rubbermaid Configurations closet system is affordable, attractive, and for the most part simple to install. I highly recommend all of it.
107 of 119 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2007
This is not exactly what I expected. This "Box" has cardboard like inserts sew into the sides... but the bottom is fabric. So you put your clothing or whatever in it and if you pick it up it just sags... I thought it would be more like the fabric cubicles that I bought from target. They have an insert that goes in the bottom to keep the sides up and keep the bottom from sagging like a sack. I put my own piece of cardboard in the bottom so problem solved. This is for indoor storage of course. It's big, and has lots of room. Looks better than an XL ziplock bag but doesn't hold as much... and costs more. Overall I wish I had passed on this one.