This week I chose a home-based business space that inspired me to find solutions for storage in a shared space.
There was one particular item in this space that stuck out for me especially since I bought something similar to it a couple of months ago for my home business space. That item was the rolling file drawers (found under the desk).
I loved them so much that they put me in the mind of a similar product I purchased in December – a rolling cart by Recollections.
Prior to purchasing this cart, I was in serious need of storage for my business documents and office supplies so when I received a text from my local Michael’s craft store regarding a MAJOR sale on rolling carts, I jumped right on it. I practically begged my husband to get me one and apparently it worked. This cart retailed for around $80 and I got it for $29. Um, yeees, a steal! With a little assembly and an hour of my time, I got this baby up with very little fuss. It contained simple instructions, a “tolerable” number of parts, and perfect storage for items such as 8.5 x 11-inch paper, files, tools, office supplies, etc.
Below are the pros and cons of this product based on my personal experience:
It is lightweight but solid (meaning, that it can hold up well and doesn’t come off as being cheap and unreliable). I saved a lot of money on it from the sale but the quality seems good. What I didn’t like was how sharp the metal tracks were while I was assembling them. I cut myself pretty good but, nevertheless, I just knew to be a little more careful from that point out.
I love the wheels on this cart but they also come with breaks. They snap securely in place to anchor the cart right where you need it.
With this unit, I got nine drawers – 6 smaller, flat drawers and 3 deeper drawers. They are very durable, spacious, and slightly transparent. Now, what I did not like was how tough it was to separate the drawers once I got them out of the box. They seemed to be packed pretty airtight, which I’m sure was for the sake of trying to fit all of the parts into the packaging but, boy, was it a fight.
Here’s a few tips to keep in mind during the assembly process:
- Be sure the metal drawer tracks are aligned correctly on both sides, especially prior to tightening the screws.
- Pay special attention to the instructions on the front of the box as well as in the manual.
- Tape the extra screws provided (yes, there is actually extra screws in the pouch) to the inside corner of one of the drawers so that you can identify what they belong to and should you need them down the line.
Well that’s my spill on Recollections’ 9-drawer rolling cart. Overall, I think this product is great and can fill a range of storage needs in any home-based business and beyond. I must also mention that I have not been contacted by any of the companies mentioned in this post to do this review. It was solely constructed by the decision I made to provide it based on my personal experience. If you have any questions or comments regarding this product, feel free to leave it below. Don’t forget to repost and/or share.
Until next week, guys, enjoy the weekend!.. and get cracking on those overdue organizing projects. Get organized, stay organized!