I purchased it with the intention of organizing some of his arts and crafts supplies. It then occurred to me one day while he was eating the "Golden Arches" that he was getting ready to spill everything because he could not hold it all and his drink. I then grabbed this out of the house and left it in the car for next time and I can tell you it works like a charm. Everything has a place, even his drink. He loves it too because it's easy to hold onto in his lap.