In my cubicle world, everyone needs a mail box of some kind. We all get things passed around and papers to review. Most everyone has something hanging on their cubicle; most everyone has plastic. I, however, do not like plastic and decided to look into something a little fancier. That's how I ended up buying these Eldon Mesh baskets. Now read on to find out why I love them.**The Look**These Mesh baskets have a wire design, all in black. They are see-through enough that I can tell if something has fallen to the bottom, but not completely clear like plastic. Besides being more discreet, this metal black design just looks more professional if you ask me. The 3 baskets are all identical and come with one set of hooks to hook over a wall, and 2 sets of connectors so you can hang them all in a row. **The Original Use**I only needed one of these, but they only came in sets of 3 and I had to get them b/c they matched the file sorters I also was purchasing. For awhile, I was only using one of them and the others spent time in the box. I thought perhaps I could use them as back up in case my current basket broke. **The Durability**However I found no need to use the backups! The 1 basket I put up is still going strong after a year of use! Even if I kind of pull on the basket, it won't break because the metal design makes it strong. The hooks are strong also and even when a few magazines are piled in there, the basket stays solid.**The Current Use**Too bad my 2 coworkers plastic baskets weren't quite as strong! After one coworker broke hers for the second time, they started to snoop out what I bought. I had 2 more unused baskets... but no hooks, only partitions. One savvy coworker shopped online and found that you can buy hooks from OfficeMax that can be used for this very purpose. A few dollars, and a few days later, and both my coworkers were using the spare baskets. So that's 3 baskets - for the price of 1! **The End**I still have these 2 partition sets and nothing to do with them. However if you are constantly receiving different types of mail and you want them separated, the 3 baskets hooked together will work perfect. You can easily add a sticker label to say what each basket should be use for. I did set them up this way for a while and they stay just as strong and stable even when all 3 are connected. However I didn't need all three baskets which is why I took the other 2 down. I recommend these baskets as well as anything else Mesh because it has the looks to kill and the muscles to last.I bought this set to complement my Eldon Expressions Stacking Sorter Six Compartments. Please note the Eldon Mesh Collection is somewhat pricey but my department pays for our supplies so I can't comment on exact price.
Metro Detroit, MI