I use this for storing my washing up brushes, sponge etc as it's so much nicer looking than those nasty plastic things you get.
I love the look of it; my only disappointment is that the rear compartment doesn't go all the way to the bottom, but has a little 'step' in it. I thought it would be great for my washing up brush, as I particularly wanted something with different depths for my different items. However, due to the raised bottom in the rear compartment, it isn't actually deep enough for the brushes, so my search for the perfect product has to continue.
That said, it's probably great for packets, but could be useful for so much more if it was designed how I'd like it to be!