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Notion Reviews > Storage / Organizers > Sterilite Five-Drawer Storage Cart

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Reviewed by: C_M
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Posted on: 3/7/14 2:14 PM
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Approx. Price : $17.99
Bought from: Brick & Mortar Store
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Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 5 people   
Category:Storage / Organizers [ Reviews]
The Sterilite Five-Drawer Storage Cart is highly recommended for notion storage. I have two at arm's reach next to my sewing table. Each cart measures 24" high (25 1/4" including casters) x 12 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" from front to back at the center. The front is curved, and the cart is 13" front to back at the edges. The frame is made of opaque white plastic, and the drawers are translucent white plastic.

The interior measurement of each drawer (not including the curved front, which is largely decorative) is 10 1/4" inches wide. The top three drawers are 3 1/4" inches deep, while the larger bottom drawer is 7" deep.

The top three drawers are ideal for notions. I keep my scissors and cutting tools in one drawer, small measuring tools in another, and so on. Non-skid waffle shelf liner keeps the items from sliding around too much when I open and close the drawers (a great tip I learned on PR). Some smaller organizers (thread and bobbin boxes, case for machine feet, etc) fit right into the drawers. Flat packages of interfacing and other fabric aids fit nicely into the drawers.

The larger drawer at the bottom is a good size for pressing supplies such as a ham and sleeve roll, or for moderate amounts of fabric or trims.

The size and shape of this item are just right for me. With the carts placed next to my sewing machine table at a comfortable angle, I can reach out for whatever I need when I need it, and put everything away easily.

I like the look of clean, smooth white sewing furniture and supplies. I have used Sterilite storage supplies for many years, and have always been happy with their durability and design. This cart feels substantial enough, considering it is plastic furniture.

The translucent drawers help me keep track of the contents, although I also use a labeler.

I like to have small furniture on casters for ease in cleaning the area.

At about $18 each, these useful carts are economically priced.

As with other Sterilite drawer carts, the tops will bow, ever so slightly, if heavy objects (or stacks of light objects) are placed on top, making the drawers harder to move in and out smoothly. On the upside, this encourages one to put things away and not stack them on top of the cart!

This model is slightly shorter than some other drawer carts from Sterilite, such as the three-drawer carts (both wide and narrow). I would prefer it if they were the same height, so the room would look neater if they are placed together.

This item is available from Target, both in-store (individual carts) and online (packs of two carts). I have not seen it available from any other vendor, but that is based on my own experience only.

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SandiMacD said...
Thanks so much for all the details! Reviews like this really are helpful in deciding if a product will meet my needs. Great job!
3/8/14 6:21 AM
ASiverson said...
I have an Iris cart very similar to this one, and have had it for years....Still going strong, and no bowing of the upper drawers. I put anything heavy, I believe I may have punches in the bottom drawer, at the bottom. TFS!
3/8/14 9:45 AM

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