The have very easy to open and shut latches and I love the spring colors as well as the bottoms have indentions on them that match the lids on the containers, so they stack really nicely. I don't seem to be the only one buying them because our local WalMart can't seem to keep these in stock. I have them all labeled( remember I am obsessive compulsive when it comes to organizing my house because it is so small) according to what is in them:
- The flatter boxes are perfect for fat quarters after I iron and fold them.
- The smaller flat boxes hold 4" and 5" fabric squares
- The taller ones hold 3" squares, 2" scraps and scraps
- One tall one I use for project specific fabrics
These containers would be perfect to organize my grandchildrens closets, under bed storage and basement storage areas, they come in many different sizes and I really like them much better than large bulky containers that never fit anywhere without sticking out like a sore thumb.
It might also be worth noting that these containers are made right here in the United States and very reasonably priced between $2.50 and $3.50 for the boxes I purchased.
***Just an additional note, this company does have a few openings in their plants across the United States, so if you know someone needing a job and willing to relocate, they may want to check Sterilite out and send them a resume!