I was so excited when I saw that the Home Edit has more products available at Wal-Mart! The prices at Wal-Mart for the Home Edit products are soooo much cheaper, for almost the exact same items and quality! They didn't have these in my local store, but there is a great selection online. Keep reading or check out the video here to see what I think of the new Home Edit goodies I grabbed!
There are two main types of bins available in their new release: clear plastic and bamboo. They both look beautiful and feel and look very high quality.
I could see using most of these products in the kitchen more than anything. I love how these clear bins are truly modular. When you stack the smaller two, they are the same height as the tallest bin– yay! That makes my organizing heart happy! I absolutely hate it when the stacked items are just a bit off. It would drive me crazy, so I'm glad these are perfectly sized!
They nest super well! There will be no sliding around or accidentally knocking off. And the seals on these bins are fantastic. I would say the most similar (and most popular) bin on the market right now are the OXO bins. One thing I hate about the OXO bins is that if I pick up the container by the lid and there's something heavy in there like flour or sugar, it will totally dump out and fall on you. Ask me how I know, LOL! The Home Edit bins not only seal super well with the gasket around the lid, but they also latch. You could pick these up by the lid all day, and it's not going anywhere!
I love the look of these and the function. I'm totally going to keep these in my pantry for things like snack storage. You can also stack them two deep on a shelf because they are so shallow.
The Home Edit also released a larger bin in this range. It is deeper, so you couldn't stack two deep. The larger bin also doesn't line up evenly with the smaller bins, so big bummer there. I get annoyed when things don't line up quite right. However, the heights are consistent, so that's something. The BIGGEST con I see to these larger bins is that it won't hold a full bag of flour. I think it's so silly to decant food into a cute bin just to have to save the last bit in the bag itself waiting to fill the cute bin. So unfortunately, I won't be able to use these for baking ingredients.
The other bin I ordered has divided compartments. These are kind of like a bento style bin, and there is a gasket surrounding all the divisions, which is awesome. These would be great for meal preps or for packing a lunch. A sandwich fits perfectly in one compartment, fruit or veggies in another. You could even put dip in one section without an issue because the seal is so good. Or you could put crackers in one bin and not worry about them getting soggy in the fridge. These are perfect for homemade lunchables!
The Bamboo Line
The bamboo here is such good quality. It's smooth and sturdy. They nest super securely, too, so you don't have to worry about knocking them off each other. These are great for the kitchen, but I could also see them in a linen closet or closet of any kind.
One key difference here is that (obviously) you can't see through the bamboo. Depending on what you're after (hidden versus visible storage), this could be a good or bad thing, but it's just something to be aware of.
There are two styles of bamboo bins– ones with open fronts and ones that are closed all the way around. I love the look of the open fronts, but in practice, they are a little tricky to use. Kids' smaller hands fit in better, but I find myself knocking them off one another if I reach in while they're stacked. They also just can't hold as much as the ones with all four sides.
The bamboo bins are all the same depth and height, which I love! There are bigger and smaller versions, and all that changes is the width. The lazy susan has high sides, which is great for keeping taller bottles from tipping over as you spin it. The one issue here is that because it doesn't have clear sides, if you have something shorter, it could totally get lost. But for tall bottles these are perfect!
They do also have a bamboo lazy susan with a low lip. Shorter bottles could go here, but I would worry about taller bottles falling off.
Another cool product is their bamboo risers. This is great for making canned goods or spices more visible. The shelves are nice and deep, so most things should easily fit. The only issue i have with it is that the width is not at all adjustable, so it will either fit your space, or it won't, and there may be dead space, which would be a big waste!
As expected, I love the new Home Edit products! They are such a great value, and as always, they kill it on aesthetics, too! They are beautiful in my pantry, so much so that I'm going to be switching out a few of my beloved multi-purpose bins to make room for these beauties! I also have another review of previous Home Edit at Wal-Mart items. You can read the blog post here or watch the video here if you want to see the full range!
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