“ Brand: Argos / Type: Storage Unit „
Since our second baby has come along we have less space than ever. I am sometimes completely amazed by the amount of space which they take up and all of the many things that they come with. We needed to find a decent way to store all of the nappies, muslins, wipes and so forth that we just had piled up on a unit or in carrier bags under the cot. The space within our home is very limited so it had to be something small and also cheap as we don't have much spare money.
=== Buying the unit ===
We had a look through our Argos brochure to see if there was anything relevant for us to buy to help with the storage issue. There were plenty of options to look at like under bed storage, vacuum packed bags, baskets and so forth. We wanted something which could be hidden so now over flowing baskets but easily accessible so not really ideal having something under the cot so this set of drawers looked to be a perfect option for us. It cost £19.99 so wasn't too expensive and would be far cheaper than buying a wooden drawer unit. We ordered this online, it showed how many were available in our store and we reserved it. We were sent a text message with our reservation number on and then just went into store the next day. It was held for us for 2 days and then it would be released again. Upon collecting it, it didn't take long at all. We simply paid and then went to the collection desk. It comes ready made up so no flat pack but it does mean it's quite bulky to carry. I'm glad my husband was with me otherwise I would have struggled to get this to the car with a pushchair too. The buying process was very straight forward and simple.
=== First impressions ===
The unit measures Size H86, W32, D38cm. Our first impressions of it was that it looked like it was nice and slim so would fit perfectly in the nursery without taking up too much space or getting in the way of the door opening. It didn't look too bright or cheerful as it was just the plain white one. There were options to buy it in bright pink or vivid blue but we didn't want to add such a bright colour to the room. I actually quite liked the minimal look with it not being intrusive and bright but my husband said it looked cheap. I suppose it does look cheap but that is because it is and it doesn't really matter to me but I suppose if you are looking for something impressive looking then you probably don't want this one. I was pleased that it was easy to set up we didn't have to do anything to it, just take off the plastic wrapping and it was ready to be used. This is a huge bonus as my husband isn't the best at DIY so if it had have involved being constructed we would probably still be waiting for it to be ready now.
=== Using it ===
This is a very useful storage unit for us. It has wheels so you can move it around if you wish but we keep it in the one place. These wheels can be pulled out if you need it to remain in place but we haven't done that either. The drawers are plastic and have lips on the front which is where you grip them to pull them out. These are big enough to be able to do without it being a struggle. The drawers can come all the way out but this isn't something which can easily be done so if you're pulling the drawer open it's not likely to come all the way out as you need to give it a bit of a jiggle and adjust it a bit so it comes over the frame of the unit. Having them able to come all of the way out is really useful. We keep nappies and wipes and other things like that in the bottom two drawers and in the top ones we have toys so it's really useful to be able to pull out a drawer and carry it into the lounge for the girls to play with instead of having to carry the toys in arm loads. The drawers do hold a good amount and they are solid too. I don't worry about putting too much in as it seems solid unlike when we use our wooden drawers as they seem to bow under weight, these drawers seem much better than them despite the price being cheap. The drawers are very slightly see-through so you can see roughly what is in them but they're not completely see through and I like this because it doesn't show the chaos of the toys just being thrown in in a random fashion!
=== Who do I recommend it to? ===
I recommend this to you if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to store things. I think it would be ideal for students who don't have the budget to buy big furniture or don't have the skills to put together wooden items. I think it's perfect for children too as it's a good height so they can reach all of the drawers well and they are easy to pull out. They aren't likely to be overloaded as they're robust. I don't recommend it if you're looking for something stylish and fashionable that will make an impact, although you can buy this in several colours it isn't very smart looking and does look a little cheap.
=== Summary ===
This is a very good storage unit which I am very happy with. We have had it about a month now and it has proven to be very useful. It doesn't take up much room which is one of the main reasons why we chose this above other options as we don't have the room for a large unit. It is very easy to just start using right away with no construction necessary. We found it easy enough to purchase in the first place and now it's very easy to use. The drawers are sturdy and easy to pull out and use. It's good that they can come out too so you can move the drawer if you need to. We have found that this drawer unit has helped us with our storage problem. I wouldn't hesitate in buying another one of these in the future. It may not look the best but we were not looking for something stylish just something practical and that certainly is the case with this! It's helped us to put all the bits that come with babies away in a logical fashion that we are very happy with.
Since I moved into my tiny little flat I've found that I'm really pushed for space and I bought some plastic drawers from Argos. I was looking on the Internet for cheap storage solutions and I was originally going to buy some which were very similar from Ikea but I decided on the Argos ones as I had a £5 voucher which meant I got them for £10 instead of £15.
There were different colours to choose from but I bought the opaque ones which blend in with any colour scheme in the house and I keep mine underneath my desk drawer in the area where I have my sofa and most of my books and papers for Uni.
The drawers are medium level in height and the whole lot comes up to the top of my hip when I stand against them. They have neat looking little plastic drawers while are stacked one on top of the other and they are made from quite hard wearing plastic and the whole lot has little wheels on the bottom which means I can move them around the flat if I want to.
There have been times when I've pulled them out from underneath my desk drawer and moved them across to the sofa and this makes it much easier than removing the contents from each drawer and then having to put them all back in again. The little wheels run smoothly across my laminate floor but I think they'd move equally smoothly across a carpet as well.
The build seems to be strong and sturdy and though the drawers pull out smoothly, if I slightly overfill them they can jam up as the papers get stuck down the back. This results in me sometimes having to pull a drawer out quite sharply then running the risk of the whole tier falling over on itself. The trick is not to overfill the drawers in the first place.
I use mine for papers and books and other stationery items but you could use these for just about anything so long as the items you're placing inside are not too heavy. I'd think you could use them for children's toys and they'd also be great for storing your vegetables in the kitchen.
They are really handy to have and a great space saver as well as helping to keep me more organised as far as my course paperwork goes.
I highly recommend them.
In a determined attempt to organise and store my ever-increasing collection of craft items I invested in several of these storage drawers from Argos a while ago when they were on offer at £14.99. I am pretty sure they are around the £18 mark at the moment but even so I think they are well worth the money. They were available in white, black, silver and red and the drawers for each one are in a white/clear plastic. As you can see in the Dooyoo picture they comprise 4 drawers and have castors which can either be kept on or removed.
The measurement of each unit is approximately 86cm tall x 32cm wide x 38cm long and they are a good size for all my stuff and allow me to be fairly organised. I tend to store heavier items such as Sizzix dies, large pots of glue and paint, stacks of card etc in the bottom drawers whilst using the top drawers for lighter items such as handmade paper and threads etc.
They are constructed from a moulded and durable plastic frame which means you can add extra drawers by clicking into the top and each drawer has a handy lip which means they are easy enough to open - pull too hard though and the whole drawer is likely to land on your feet though! I like the way the drawers are semi-opaque so that I can see (or have a good guess) as to what I need to access. They are sturdy too and although these get used constantly I have never had a problem with cracking or splitting despite some of them being overstuffed with heavy items.
They are easy to clean too - just a quick go with a babywipe cleans off the dust which accumulates over time. The wheels can be removed easily enough if you do not need to move them around and I think the overall design is simple yet practical so I am awarding 5 stars for these storage units because they have proved to not only protect my stuff but also allows me to (at least pretend) to be more organised.
~*~*~ Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a drawer unit constructed of plastic, the drawers are a frosted plastic and the outer is a block colour. This unit has 4 drawers.
~ Why I bought it ~
Over the years I have bought a few of these and the first time I bought one was when I was pregnant with my second son (10 years ago). I bought it as a place to store nappies, wipes, vest, babygrows etc in the living room so I could have them at hand when needed.
Since then I have bought 3 more so now have four in total.
They are quite handy to have and before we moved here I had one in the back porch area where I kept paperwork and the boys hats/scarves/gloves etc and also had them in the bedrooms. Now I have two in my little one's bedroom and two in the elder boys bedroom.
They are great cheap storage units that are small enough to slot into small spaces yet the drawers are deep enough to hold a fair amount.
~ The Unit ~
I can at the moment that these drawers are available in either Pink or Blue, I have one silver and three blue so am not sure when the silver was stopped however the blue are quite nice anyway.
It came flat packed so to speak but was very easily put together by simply popping the plastic pieces together to make the frame, you then pop the wheeled feet into the bottom and slot in the sturdy plastic drawers, it takes very little time to do as it is pretty straight forward. Once built you can move it easily to where you want it as it is really light to move around (until filled!).
The current price is £18.99. I am pretty sure I paid less than that although I would recommend them as they are sturdy and last really well.
~ Overall ~
These are currently being used in the boys bedrooms and are filled with underwear, socks, pyjamas, etc and one is filled with books and little toys such as cars/trains/figures etc. At a glance you can tell what drawer you want as despite them being a frosted white colour you can still see through them quite easily.
Each drawer holds a fair amount and they open and close with ease.
They fit into small spaces easily and that is what I like about them, at the moment there is one in the bottom of the wardrobe in my sons room and the other is slotted at the side of the wardrobe, they take up little space but hold a fair amount.
I quite like these and I found it so handy and useful when I first bought one. Like I mentioned above I originally bought it to store baby items and as I had a c-section I found it easier to go to the drawers in the living room rather than having to trudge upstairs for items as and when needed, it didn't look unsightly in the living room as it was small enough to fit into a corner but was filled with everything I needed.
They are good and strong and last well.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I bought this 4 drawer tower storage unit after having a major sort out in my utility room which was looking really untidy and unloved. After throwing an old battered cupboard away and moving things round I found that there was a slim space which needed filling at the side of the washing machine. My friend had bought one of these sets of drawers for her kitchen a few months ago and after seeing how much stuff she had managed to pack into it I decided to get one. The usual price for this is £24.99 but I got it on offer from Argos for £14.99 so was a good buy.
The one I have has a white frame and top made of a strong plastic and the drawers are white but I would describe them as semi transparent so you can sort of make out what is being stored inside. There are four quite deep drawers which have a capacity of 62 litres and the whole thing measures 86cm high, 32cm wide and 38cm deep. It weighs 3.4 kg and is mounted on wheels so it is easy to manoeuvre around. It comes flat packed but is easy to assemble by clicking together which I managed to do on my own so it must have been simple to do. When it is empty it does feel a bit flimsy but when you start to put things in the drawers it stabilises very well and feels secure.
The drawers have a generous lip at the front which makes them easy to pull out and I have had no trouble with sliding them in and out. I don't have much cause to actually move the whole unit using the wheels as it isn't underneath or inside anything as it is free standing at the side of the washing machine but I do move it occasionally when I give the floors a 'proper wash'. I have vinyl flooring in the utility room however I am not sure how well it would move on top of carpet or other thicker surfaces.
I keep my washing powder, softeners and tumble dryer sheets in the top drawer as I use these most often, along with stain removal liquids and pegs for hanging the washing out. In the second drawer I keep cleaning products, in the third things such as tea towels, oven gloves and table cloths and the bottom drawer is the bits and bobs section where there are a variety of items from plugs to curtain hooks. I don't have many drawers in the kitchen and previously most of these items were kept in the cupboard by the saucepans so these drawers are very useful for me.
They are not the strongest of drawers as they are made of plastic but for my purpose they are perfect as they are easy to maintain with a quick wipe over and are excellent value at less than £15. I recommend these drawers as they are don't take up too much room but the drawers are very spacious and can be used for a variety of uses.
Before we moved house we were fast running out of room, especially with all the toys and clothes that a toddler brings! In an effort to maximise the space we had, we bought this Argos 4 drawer storage tower for around £20, although I see it is for sale in Argos at present for £17.99, to put inside the bottom half of an inbuilt wardrobe, to keep my daughters socks, tights, vests etc.
It is hardly surprising for the price, that this is a plastic piece of storage furniture, with white being the colour of the main frame, although I think it comes in blue and pink as well, so can be matched in with a child's room decor. This storage tower comes with four plastic boxes so for the price, it does offer quite a bit of practical storage without taking up huge amounts of room, as it is tall rather than wide, so it can easily be slotted into a corner of a room, or in a wardrobe in our case. It also comes on wheels, so it can easily be moved around, although I can't say it was ever something we made use of.
My big gripe with this product was that I felt it looked cheap, and it felt cheap. It was fine when I had it behind wardrobe doors and nobody else really saw it when they walked into the room, because it did look cheap in comparison to the rest of the good quality furniture within the room. THe plastic and the white colour are probably what make it look so cheap. THe other thing as mentioned, is the fact that it feels cheap when you put it together and pull out the drawers etc, and it also feels very flimsy.
Unfortunately when it came to moving house, this was one bit of furniture that we didn't take with us and it was passed on to my mother. Although the storage element was quite good and it did hold all my daughters socks, tights and vest etc and therefore did what it was bought to do, I just thought it was too cheap looking and flimsy feeling to take with us to a new house where you want everything to look right, and where in our case storage was no longer a problem.
All in all, this is okay if you need some basic storage, but I personally would put more money into something that looks better and feels a lot more sturdy!
We bought this drawer unit recently to go in our little girl's bedroom to help store all of her toys in, the Mrs was fed up of all the toys being left lying around everywhere and wanted somewhere safe to keep them. Quite often we found that small toys would go missing easily and would be lost within the large toy box so we needed something which was smaller so these drawers came in really useful. We actually bought them in pink for £25.
It was easy to assemble it only took a few minutes and I didn't need to look at the instruction to do it.
The first thing I noticed was that this is actually pretty light so we had to tell Little B that it is important to not climb on top of it, we could just imagine her trying to get to the top of the drawers and then them toppling over. They came with wheels but we left these off mainly for safety purposes but also because it seemed to be more steady just sitting flat onto the carpet than on the wheels.
Little B was instantly excited by the drawers and wanted to fill them right away. Each drawer is the same size and is slightly see-through so you can just about see shapes of toys inside but you can't really work out what they are. The drawers are quite deep which is good it means that quite bulky toys fit in here too.
Since having this drawer unit these drawers have been well and truly filled! At first we thought there would be more than enough room but somehow the drawers are completely full!
Sometimes Little B struggles to close the drawers herself and if the drawer beneath it is very full then it will grate on the drawer above and this makes it virtually impossible to close so you do have to make sure that you don't over fill them.
The structure of the unit gets quite dusty, we noticed this when we pulled the drawers out. Luckily the drawers can be pulled out all of the way so you can get behind and clean but this also means that the drawers are easily transported. Sometimes Little B will want an entire drawer being brought downstairs for her to play with and this makes it easy to do so.
The drawers are not too hard to open and close, the lip of the lid is how you grip them to open and Little B manages this fine.
I don't think that these are fantastic quality but for £25 it is hard to complain. The fact it's light means you can move it around easily but you do just need to make sure no little people try to climb on top of them!
Argos offer a selection of plastic drawer towers in a variety of colours and sizes. At present they offer three, four and five drawer towers in this slim design, with prices ranging from around £12 to £22. These are a fairly cheap storage solution in theory, though in practice I find they don't offer much actual storage space. There's more volume to be had from a large plastic tub and you can pick up one of those from most supermarkets for around £7 or £8. The appeal of these drawer towers is of course that they allow you to separate items instead of storing them altogether in a tub though.
Putting these together isn't as straightforward as you might think. For starters, the frame comes entirely flat packed, and the front edges aren't obvious until you put half of it together - then realise some of the pieces are back-to-front. The advantage to coming flat packed though is that you don't need a car or to pay for home delivery to get your hands on one of these (if you live near an Argos that is!). You can carry one of these home if necessary.
The drawers go in after a bit of pushing and tugging around, and they sit evenly in the unit when it's empty. When you start to fill these up, they're not quite so reliable though. Too much weight in the drawers and you'll find you can't readily pull them in and out, and the frame will move around a bit. You'll also find that if you yank the drawers too harshly, the frame will come apart. It is really easy to get your skin trapped in between the joins as you go to slot them back together, I speak from experience!
One of these does serve a fairly useful purpose in the bottom of my son's wardrobe, as it means I have more storage space for his trousers and jeans without taking up any additional floorspace. The jerky drawers are a source of frustration for him at times though, and it's only really saving me about ten coat hangers worth of items by having these in there!
I think if this is the only thing that will fit where you want it to go, it does serve a purpose and is worth the money. If you have other options though, like a storage tub or a proper wooden chest of drawers, I really recommend considering those before buying one of these. They're fiddly to put together, fiddly to use, and they don't even store that much stuff. At £22 for the five drawer version, they're hardly giving them away either.
**Reasons for Buying**
When my husband and I found we were expecting a baby, we lived in a rented apartment and didn't want to spend a fortune on furniture which might not suit or fit our new home when we bought it. So we decided to get an inexpensive plastic tower storage unit for nappies, wipes, cotton wool and creams and so on, to keep next to the baby changing table.
Since we've moved house and purchased furniture for our little girl's room, my husband has now moved the plastic drawers to the shed, where he keeps tools and bits and bobs neatly. So as you can see, there are plenty of uses for a plastic tower storage unit and many people will / do find them handy.
Some uses I've seen -
Shed / Garage
Holding fruit and veg in the pantry (Mum has one for this!)
In the playroom or child's bedroom for toys (LOTS of my friends do this!)
In the office for paperwork and office accessories
**Price and Availability**
We bought the Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit which is available only from Argos and Argos.co.uk, you can pay a delivery charge or click and collect immidiately which is great, and which is what we did. By using the Argos app on iPhone we could check the stock, reserve and pay / collect within half an hour and it saves any wasted journeys should the unit not have been in stock.
The Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit cost us £16 though the price does tend to waver. I think it's a fair price.
The Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit comprises a silver plastic 'frame' and four opaque storage box drawers which pull out. Each drawer has a lip on the front edge to hook your fingers under. Even when empty it feels substantial and the drawers are very easy to open.
Each drawer is substantially sized, I used to store 36 nappies (a small packet full!) in the top drawer, 6 x packets of baby wipes in the next, cotton wool and creams in the third and the bottom drawer held bibs.
**Is it Useful? Would I Recommend?**
Yes, it's incredibly useful! For whatever your purpose, the Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit is well made, well priced and very versatile and roomy. I highly recommend it, even though we've now purchased wooden drawers for our daughter's room, as I've said the plastic drawers have now found a home in the shed, and are well used in there. They're as sturdy and well made as the day we bought them - no plastic fading or cracking.
I can't recommend these enough - they're very very useful and unlike some plastic towers you see, very strong and durable. These might not be the absolute cheapest out there but they will last you.
Five stars out of five for the Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit. A great buy.
I bought this cheap plastic drawer unit to store my football equipment (shin pads, gloves, socks ect...) as I thought they would be sufficient as they would be hidden out of view any way. I was slightly wrong and here is why.....
I bought these drawers from argos for £20 which I personally think is a slight rip off as all you get essentially is plastic boxes on wheels but I still went ahead and bought it anyway.
My first impression was "OHHH is this it!". I honestly expected a bit more plastic for 20 pounds or at least better quality plastic.
The drawer are of a decent size (enough for small objects such as dvds and books). They do open and close easily and do not come out of place as soon as you open with the slightest of power. The frame however is on the more fragile side of things as it does buckle under pressure so I have to be constantly careful not to lean on it every time I get something out.
The drawer set is very light as you can carry it around with complete ease as I tend to pick it up rather than use the wheels.
Overall, I would not have bought these drawers if I knew how cheap the build quality was when comparing to the price, I would have spent more for a higher quality product. 2 stars for this product.
I'm reviewing the ARGOS plastic storage drawers .
It is a plastic unit containing 4 drawers & comes in various colours which seem to change occasionally,but at present these ones come in Black....White....Silver....Red.The colours listed apply to the frame only & the drawers themselves are always white,but slightly see-through.
The unit is 86cms high .....32cms wide ....38cms deep (as in from front to back).
They cost £19.99.
First,why I chose this unit. Simply we needed a unit to hold bits & bobs needed for babysitting duty but, babies being babies, the children's needs increased & required bigger & sturdier storage & more space,so I requisitioned this for my craft paraphanalia. I sew & knit and my tools & supplies were stored in various places round the house,so gathering them all in one unit seemed a good idea.....and it works well for this.
The unit is very light ,so while it might be awkward to carry home, it is at least light,so swings & roundabouts on that issue really. Once the drawers are filled it helps keep it a tad more grounded though . I tend to keep the heavier things in the bottom drawer to help stabilise it.
It comes with castors which is handy for pulling it from it's position in a handy little gap between two wardrobes over to my sewing machine ,which is a big industrial machine & immovable.....therefore I simply bring the unit to the machine for accessing all the things in the drawer......,trims,ribbons,lace,tools,bobbins etc that I plan to use.
it is cheap enough & the drawers are semi-see-through so you can see roughly what is in each drawer.
It is mobile due to the castors on it.
It fits in small places that big chests of drawers would never go.
The drawers are deceptively spacious.
it is a bit light. Even with the items in it. This means moving it is best done by gripping it low down.....around about the second drawer from the bottom works well for me......to avoid it possibly toppling over while being moved,especially on a carpeted floor.
The drawers tend to stick because they aren't on proper runners as such,but rather rest on ledges & I occasionally use a piece of candle wax on the ledges to ease pulling the drawers in & out. Plus I generally brace the unit with one hand while pulling/pushing the drawer with the other.....just to be safe.
My worry re children using it would be it toppling on them if they pulled at a drawer impatiently,as they often do. Yes,it is light & won't cause major injury,but even so I wouldn't chance it personally. Big kids would find it useful though for games & bits & bobs .
With four children I always need new storage solutions. There are toys, books and clothes in every inch of my house and so anything to tidy them away is essential. While browsing Argos I came across these drawers and thought they would be perfect for some of their smaller books and toys. At £25 the price was attractive and they also come in a few different colours so you can choose one to match your colour scheme if you like. Assembly is easy as you only have to build the frame. I actually managed this myself and if I can do it anyone can. There were wheels to add to the bottom but as I knew I was going to use this is the play room I left them off. We have wooden flooring in the play room and could just imagine it being pushed all over the place. It only took around 10 minutes to set up and the draws were ready to go.
The drawers are deceiving as they look rather small as the tower is so thin. The size is perfect to sit in any part of the room without really taking up much space. Once you open the drawers you see that depth wise they are actually a brilliant size. They can fit a lot of books, arts and craft pieces and cars into each one. We use these in the play room but of course they are not limited to that. You can store just about anything you like in them which makes them really practical. The transparent draws means you can easily see what is in each draw without having to open them and check. As they were not designed for children I did check to see they were safe. The plastic is durable and they are set well into the stand. We sit ours against the wall meaning there is no chance of them being tipped over and causing an injury. The drawers open and close slowly and there is nothing little one can catch their skin on so I was happy for them to sit in the play room without worrying. They can be wiped down easily which is perfect when being used by little hands.
Other toy boxes we own seem to be really low on actual storage space. They look pretty sitting in their toy room, but practicality with four children's worth of toys to store they do not work well. These are really plain and boring in comparison, but they hold a lot more than the toy boxes we own. My children have decided to revamp them with some stickers to make them more children friendly. This both makes they look a little more interesting, but it was also fun for them to do. It encouraged them to tidy their toys away into 'their' drawers which I think is great.
I do think they could be made a little sturdier, but at the same time they are not over flimsy that they could cause a problem. The frame just feels a little poorly made and fragile. Having it leaning against a wall is a must to keep it stable as I expect it could be knocked over easily. They are light which is great for carrying between rooms, but at the same time this again makes them liable to being tipped over. Also the drawers are difficult to put back on the runners if the drawer is pulled out. A number of times my children have completely removed the boxes from the stand and it takes me a good five minutes to fit them into place so they slide again.
I really like these drawers as they are inexpensive yet work a lot better than most of the toy boxes we own. There are four large draws that can hold a deceiving amount easily. The tower could be sturdier, but they are not so flimsy that it would cause a danger. They are not overly attractive to look at, but with a few stickers ours now have a burst of life added to them. They are practical and work well for what we purchased them for so I would have no problem recommending them at all. We have purchased another set to pack away the Christmas toys so I would certainly buy them again.
We have acquired so many toys for our grandchildren that we have bought two sets of these drawers to store their smaller toys in. We bought them from Argos for just £20 each and they are well worth that money.
They are plastic drawers on wheels. We have taken the wheels off so it is more secure, although with wheels on it is secure we didn't want our grandchildren to attempt pushing them around. If we want to move them they are light enough to just pick up and move if we take the drawers out so for us the wheels are not needed.
The boxes are rather robust, they will hold lots of items even heavy things. We have some of the drawers extremely full but they haven't once bowed or threatened to break. If you over fill them you just can't close them properly as they catch on the frame.
They are really practical for children as they can open them themselves and because they are only light I don't worry about them trapping their fingers in the drawers like I would if they were wooden ones.
The drawer has little lips on the top which is where you grip them to open and this is really easy to do, my 18 month grandson even attempts it it's that easy.
We store lots of things in here including jigsaws, soft toys, DVDs and other toys. It is so practical to have these, they can hold lots and having four drawers means we try to order them so each drawer houses something specific so it's good to try and teach children to organise their toys too.
I really recommend these, for £20 they are very good value for money.
I bought my daughter one of these (although hers is pink with clear drawers), she has had it for little over a year and it was mainly bought as she has far too much stuff and nowhere near enough places to put everything.
I paid £14.99 for this and although bulky and difficult to carry home, the whole thing is quite light, if not a bit awkward. When standing it is roughly 86cm from top to bottom including wheels, 32cm wide and around 38cm deep. It is a quite handy size as it fits in the corner of her room nicely. I bought the pink version as it was her favourite colour, now not so much but it is still in use daily and seems to be holding together well. The main frame is easy to construct and although the whole item is plastic, it is very durable and sturdy. My daughter houses everything from make up to hair accessories in hers, the drawers are easy to keep clean, because my daughter keeps her make up in hers, and she often ends up with makeup smudges and marks on the bottom of the box. Using either a baby wipe or a damp cloth, these wipe away easily. Although the drawers are a slightly see through shade, you cannot see everything in the drawers when they are closed, really just the things that are touching the sides.
It has wheels on the bottom and a flat top, the wheels are not really used as apart from the odd time she changes her room around, it is mainly kept stationary and in the same place. We have wheeled it around a couple of times however and it doesnt feel that sturdy when on the move, it feels like the wheels dont turn properly and if you push it too hard it will topple over. The flat top is handy for stacking things on as well.
These are well made and have stood up to numerous tantrums and shoving from my daughter, all in all there is no damage so far and they are indeed very handy storage units to have around.
Simple storage solution
If you're looking for a handy storage unit for lots of bits and pieces this could be a great, cheap solution! Measuring 86cm high, 32cm wide and with a depth of 38cm, it doesn't take up masses of room yet the drawers are really deep so there is plenty of space inside.
This is currently available in Argos for £19.99 (usual price is £24.99). It comes in red, black, white and silver - the version I have is white.
This unit is made entirely from plastic and has a basic frame that you need to construct yourself. There are four spacious drawers which are slightly see-through and once these are in the unit they slide in and out easily without coming out of the frame - in fact if you do want to take them out you need to put a bit of effort in. Putting this together is really easy and I am sure anyone could manage it - it should only take you a few minutes. There are also four castors for each corner so you can wheel this about - I used these for a few years but eventually got rid of them - it actually seemed more stable when it was just placed on the floor and I didn't really need the wheels anyway! There is also a flat top so you can actually put things on top of the unit too if you want to.
I have had my set of these drawers for years now. I actually use them to store all my toiletries and other girlie bits and pieces - of which I have a lot - and I love that there is so much space in the drawers for all my stuff including large bottles, hair stylers (that I never use), make-up bags and so on. I also think this would be great for toys in a child's room, and well as in a bathroom. It's a versatile unit and would work well for a range of uses.
The only thing I regret is buying the white version as it does show up dust and dirt and it has started to look grubbier over the years. If I was to buy this again I think I would go for the silver version.
But all in all I would recommend this unit if you need some cheap, durable and versatile storage. It isn't the most gorgeous looking thing in the world, but you can get loads in the drawers and it has really lasted me well over the years.
In summary ...
A good, versatile storage unit that would be great in a child's room for toys, or in a bathroom or bedroom for all your bits and pieces! You can fit a lot in, and it isn't a bad price either.