I had been keeping my 12x12 cardstock & patterned paper collection largely in the Cropper Hopper paper organizers that hold 200 sheets each. While this did keep everything organized, I got tired of having to pull out one or more containers with that much paper each time I needed some. I figured "easy access" sounded much better, so I ordered 2 of these. I had no trouble putting them together. Each one took me about 5-10 minutes to assemble. I did crack one divider piece a bit trying to slide it into place, but once I got it slid into its track in the base, it worked out OK. While I do still have my cardstock in the 200-page holders within the Easy Access Paper Holder, I was able to subdivide my patterned paper into the smaller, 50-sheet holders. (The only reason I keep my cardstock in the larger ones is that I ran out of the smaller ones I had on hand!) I would highly recommend getting as many of the 50-sheet holders as you think you might need, as this product does not include them. Each section in this holder will hold 4 of those 50-sheet organizers, provided you don't overstuff them. Yes, it is possible to store your paper/cardstock loose in these dividers, but I think it would eventually lead to bent corners and dinged edges on the sheets. Overall I am very happy with this, and would highly recommend it to anyone!
I have my paper separated and stored by theme in my Creative Memories decofile folders and I also use the Cropper Hopper page planners to preplan pages for crops or just when an idea hits me and I only have time to grab the supplies for what I have in mind. This paper holder fits perfectly on my scrapbook room bookcase shelf and keeps all my paper folders upright for "easy access" - just like it says! This is my second one to purchase and they both took a little concentration and coordination to put together, but they are sturdy and do the job. I also take one with me to sit on my tabletop at crops and have my paper/page planners within reach while I work.
I purchased one of these years ago and am delighted it is still available when I needed another recently. It is sturdy, holds lots of paper. I like that paper can be accessed from the top as shown here or turned to access from the side. It works well with the dividers (offered separately). I use it for organizing patterned paper and love being able to flip through to find just the right one. It does not come with instructions for assembly so it took a few minutes to decide what went where and sliding the pieces together was not real easy. But the result is a strong container for 12 x 12 paper and I love it.
Finally I got them and I am very pleased with the capacity to hold my mounds and mounds of paper. Very easy to assemble and seemingly sturdy.
One I am using to store my cardstocks and the other I will use to store some of my favorite paper lines so that I will use them.
Running out of storage solutions and shifting through more paper than you are creating LO's I think this item will resolve a little of that problem.