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    Apr212018

    When a 'deal of the day' turns out to be not such a good deal.

    I can't resist some of those 'deal of the day' offers, so when I saw the Stack-On 18 Drawer Storage Cabinet for $14.99, I bought one. These are some of the features I read about on Amazon: Drawers stay closed with the snap-close drawer System. (I liked this idea a lot! I'm sure we've all spilled the contents one or more of those little plastic storage drawers.) See-through drawers let you see your parts at a glance. Customizable drawer labels for identification of contents are included. (Both good features.) Easily mounts to wall or stands on bench or counter top. NOTE: Drawer will be harder to pull and push - A little force will be needed to bypass this stay-closed system. (Wow, is that right! So hard to open in fact, that mounting turns out to be a MUST! If the unit isn't anchored down you must hold it in place when you open or close a drawer. Sometimes, when trying to close a drawer I pushed it hard and it flew out the back of the cabinet! I can see why this only got 3.3 out of 5 stars. And not only is there a problem opening and closing the drawers, but worse is that the drawer tracks are so short, the drawers hang down at all weird angles in the back. Be sure to watch the video to see how bad they are! I give it high marks for the way it looks, but the operation is awful. In case you're still interested, the company makes a 24, 40, & 60 drawer version of this. The 18 drawer version is $29.43 on Amazon and they run up to about $42 or so for the largest one. (By the way Stack On makes tons of other storage units without this 'locking feature'!)

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/-638M4T7iGk 

    Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2K6JPgz

    (That's a Giz Wiz Link. I don't recommend this product, but it gives me a short link to post.) 

    Company link: https://www.stack-on.com/product-category/tool-boxes-organizers/

    My Quickie Solution While I Continue Looking?

    It's the Madesmart Granite Junk Drawer Organizer with Removable top tray

    It's versatile and functional storage with pockets of various sizes. Although I have mine on a shelf, it's designed to fit in a multitude of drawer sizes. There's a sliding tray with molded icons create easy to find spaces for all your messy junk drawer items: scissors, pens, tape, rulers, post its, etc., but I use mine as I see fit. 15-Inch long, 11-1/2-Inch wide, 3-Inch high. Price was about $12 on 4/21/18, and $5 more in white. Amazon prices can change at any time.  

    https://amzn.to/2GIwCM5

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