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on December 6, 2011
I am a crafter with a touch of OCD so I have been searching for the perfect organizer for small parts for a long time. I have tried various different containers with compartments such as [Akro-Mils 5807 Plastic Parts Storage Case for Hardware and Craft, Medium] and [Jolee Jewels Storage Bead Container, Mix 3] but this is the one that has worked out perfectly. I currently scrapbook and make cards so this item stores all of my brads and eyelets along with a few other embellishments. I am thrilled that each compartment actually does hold a substantial amount of product. Even better is that I can see all of the contents through the lid of the box. Because each container is the lid of the next container, they take up so little space. It amazes me that the same items I stored in multiple boxes and locations now fit in just one and a half of these containers. I currently have two of these boxes but I am contemplating getting a third if the second gets full (but hopefully instead I can limit my spending).
In comparison to the Jolee Jewels Storage Bead Container, this item wins HANDS DOWN. The Jolee comes with 10 larger containers and 20 smaller ones. The smaller ones are double compartment containers so the amount of items they hold is incredibly small (I can't even fit the tip of my pinkie finger in one of them). The only thing they really fit well were my swarovski crystal embellishments. Those items were TI---NY. The larger containers are comparable to the size of the containers in this current item. However, this item has thirty containers and the Jolee only has 10 compartments of that size. I would have to buy 3 Jolee boxes to have the space in just one of these items, and the Jolee boxes would take up much more room.
In comparison to the Akro-Mils container, this item far surpasses in organization and functionality. The Akro-Mils box has a maximum of 15 sections, and a minimum of 2 sections. Even with the maximum, the compartments are huge. The whole box is bigger than this Storage Box Divider Tray, so it holds less but takes up more space doing it. I would have to buy 2 of the Akro-Mils containers to equal the 30 compartments in just one of these containers. And each of those two would be larger than this one box. On the other hand, The Akro-Mils does hold larger items. But for the eyelets and the brads, this box is PERFECT. At the moment, my Akro-Mils box only holds smaller containers of embossing powders and glitter. Personally, this is my least favorite storage container and I do regret buying it.
In comparison to a couple other boxes I have purchased from the Art Store made by Art Bin, I still prefer this container, at least for brads and eyelets. The Art Bin containers have 18 and 36 slots each and they are perfect for holding larger items such as buttons, pins, and brackets. These are my second favorite storage containers after the one featured here. The reason these Art Bin containers are not as good as the Storage Box Divider is that they take up more space and it is easier for items to get mixed up together since they do not have their own separate containers within the box. Also, with the Art Bin containers, it is not as easy to travel with just those items you will need. Instead you have to take the whole box. With the Storage Box Divider, you can actually just take a few containers with you to a gathering instead of the whole set of items, making travel much easier.
All in all, this is the perfect box for very small items.