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Rubbermaid Bento Boxes ~ Divide and Conquer the Clutter

My little organizing heart skipped a beat when I saw the new Rubbermaid Bento Boxes, one look and I thought, “practical, functional, and really cute”! Rubbermaid never fails with me, even from the simplest of storage containers yet the RubbermaidBento Boxes raises the bar for me when it comes to home organization. And, I was very happy to have been sent them for review.

The thing with Rubbermaid Bento Boxes is that they help store the little things that can really mess up your home. One look in most junk drawers or counters {maybe piled in a closet} and its true that the little items and the to-do piles really do need a proper place in the home. My to-do paper piles and little odds and ends are most likely the messiest parts of any room, upon first glance. Yet, you really can’t store these items too far away, or they can easily become forgotten. But, to put an ordinary storage box on the counter isn’t ideal, so at least want something that looks good – and that’s exactly this product.

Key to the Rubbermaid Bento Box design is the organization within the storage, the internal flex dividers inside each box. These enable you to divide the space by creating sections when needed. When you don’t need the dividers, they just fold along the sides of the boxes, and out of the way. Plus, the boxes themselves are different sizes and can be stacked vertically, or fit inside each other. The Bento Toppers {lids to the boxes} can act as trays too, so if you want, you can have addition items on top, yet have the edging so the items don’t fall out.

Right now I use one for my Christmas cards, envelopes and addresses. Usually around this time of year all my piles of Christmas to-dos are just in an ugly pile on the counter. Yet now they are organized nicely and can still be out as a reminder to get them filled out and mailed. As well, I have another one storing all my photography gear – cameras, cords and manuals. The other holds magazines and books, with the remotes on top using the topper. See, so many ideas for storgage with these!

The Bento Box Collection is made from sturdy materials, they aren’t the lightest boxes out there. Yet the heavy-duty yet decorative fabric is for quality and allows it to be an attractive addition to your space. Like I said, “practical, functional, and really cute”!

Rubbermaid Bento Boxes with toppers are available in three colors: The Chadwick, Loose Linen or the Paprika {like the ones I received}. Perfect for yourself or anyone that needs a little organization. Yet, I bet the person receiving these boxes won’t be offended at all, but thankful to have them since it is such a great accessory to the home.

 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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  1. I need to organize my HOUSE! I really need to organize my family photos, I’m trying to make photo books for my mom & dad and my InLaws and it’s a huge task.
    I have piles upon piles of photos and discs. I want to jump in but it’s so hard to go through every picture and disc whenever I want to work on the books. If I had these boxes I could organize once and breath.
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  2. I need to organize my computer desk. Too many important papers floating but nowhere to store them.

  3. I need these for my office. I have a lot of receipts and other paper work that needs to be organized.

  4. I need all the storage and boxes I can get my hands on to organize our office space that has gotten out of hand since saving kids!! It’s a total mess! 🙁 lol

  5. These would be so very helpful for organizing our homeschool books, papers, and projects! With 7 children, we can use all the organizational structure we can find!

  6. I need to organize my dinning room table. It’s always full of papers.
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  7. I need these boxes for my kids’ toys! I need to organize my family room which is their play area

  8. I need these boxes to help organize my nieces room as she is becoming quite the crafter and they would help.

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  12. I need to get organized! I have so many things I could use these for, magazines, xmas stuff, toys, craft stuff! Great giveaway!

  13. One of the things I need to organize is a lot of paperwork I brought home from my mom’s house when she passed away. Things I have to keep.

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  14. I need these to organize many things! My closet is like a zoo,would be great to organize things in there,or also great for my sons video games,dvds,remotes,etc.
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  17. I need these for so many things, but I would probably use them to get my closets organized (they are a terrible mess!) or to help with the kids smaller or multi-piece toys.

  18. I would use the Rubbermaid Bento boxes to organize my daughter’s toys in her playroom.

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  19. There really isn’t anything in my house that doesn’t need organizing! When I watched the video I thought this would be PERFECT for my classroom… and my desk at home… and my scrapbook stuff… and my kid’s crafts… and…. 🙂

  20. Id love these in paprika for under my hallway bench for hats and gloves etc and also for my craft room!Storage with style,i love that!

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  21. I would use them to organize my crafts or Sunday School materials as I teach preschoolers.

  22. I’d love to organize my photo album, photo printer, cables, memory cards & accessories in it.

  23. I need these to organize everything. My clothes, books, magazines, pictures, kitchen items and my desk.

  24. I need these Bento boxes desprately. Our family room is a mess. DVDs,Games,Controllers,magazines, and seems to be a landing zone for everything else.

  25. We are moving into a new house & I would love to start out organized with these in every room!!!

  26. Hubby saves every scrap of paper he gets his hands on – bills, letters, lists he’s made, you name it! These would be a big help.

  27. I need these to organize all my photos and photo CD’s, plus a bunch of craft supplies!

  28. My oldest has Autism and we have stacks and stacks of paperwork that needs to be filled away, I would use them to do that – it would be great!

  29. These are AWESOME!! I would organize my countertops (kitchen counter & the island). we always have a pile of paper and loose ends of what-nots everywhere!

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  36. I would love these boxes. I need to organize all the stuff in the room i use as my office. It is a mess.
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  37. I need these boxes to organize and store things in my home office, right now it is just all over the place, seemingly organized but looking awful.

  38. I would organize my computer desk…It’s a jumbled mess right now because I spend most of my time online.

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  50. I need to organize *everything*

    For these, I would most likely try to organize my craft and sewing items which are currently in various cardboard boxes or handing on a hook in cloth bags.

  51. Mainly I need these Bento boxes for storage but I most need to organize my office/desk supplies. I have papers, pens, bills, etc spread all over my desk and just when I get it organized it looks the same one week later.
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  54. Oh where do I start with organizing. I would use these to organize my kitchen drawers. And also use them for our home office to keep everything in one place.

  55. I have a kitchen counter that is the clutter catcher as well as a buffet. This would make it look that much neater.