It seems so hard to store 12 x 12 paper in a way you can get at it. This crate is a reasonable solution. It is easy to move the crates around even when they have a lot of paper in them. I have 2 of mine on a shelf slightly below waist height and this is perfect. It is easy to open the folders and look at the contents. It is a relief to have this after my previous storage methods and I'm glad I bought the crates. I wish they sold cloth covers to go over the top to keep the dust out. There are two things that aren't perfect about this crate. It is slightly hard to slide the folders along the wooden rails. I think this will get easier with time and it isn't a bad defect. The "holes" on the sides of the crate are too large so if you're not careful, the folders don't sit down in snuggly and if there are scraps, they may poke out the side. But basically, I'm glad I have these, I'd buy them again, and it is a lot better than anything else I know of.