I've bought these in the past and the bins were much more durable than they are this time, as they now feel very thin. We use them for a number of things: •bringing laundry up from the laundry room •holding groceries after a big grocery run in the back of the suburban, allowing easier unload from vehicle into the house (family of 7 that does large grocery run once a month) •husband uses in the garage for checking smaller/average tires for leaks when working on vehicles •party games (bobbing for apples, etc.) •soaking/pretreating stained laundry •toy storage •fun thing for the younger kids to hide/play in (it's guaranteed to happen so why deny it?) Wish the rope handles were knotted on the underside to prevent them from pulling through the bins, as they do so with the smallest amount of measurable weight (large load of dry clothes being carried up the stairs and a handle suddenly comes undone... big pain in the tush!). Still, product is very handy.