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Argos Slimline 4 Drawer White Storage Tower
Member Name: lak11
Argos Slimline 4 Drawer White Storage Tower
Date: 09/12/10, updated on 10/07/12 (294 review reads)
Advantages: Fits into a small space, easy to clean
Disadvantages: None, really.
I can never have enough storage, especially in the kitchen. In this room I like to have as many places as possible to store things and keep them out of the way. Admittedly my kitchen often has many things left out but it's great to have places to put things when having a necessary tidy up. I am fortunate in having lots of cupboards in my kitchen, but was irritated that I was wasting space in a recess between my washing machine and chest freezer. This space is about nine or ten inches (excuse the imperial measurements but basically I'm an old fashioned girl) but there's a metal post taking up some space (to support the worktop above the washing machine). This reduces the useable space to about seven inches which I believe is about 17cm. I looked around for ages for something to fit into this space but most things are too wide. Finally, I decided to purchase a slim line storage tower from Argos. I wasn't sure at first, as it doesn't completely go with my kitchen décor which is pale yellow cupboards and beech effect worktops. However, as the washing machine and the chest freezer are both white, I didn't think this would look too out of place.
I checked the dimensions on the Argos website and, finding they were just about perfect for this space, I clicked and reserved. I soon went to collect from a conveniently located store.
This set of storage drawers fits perfectly, just avoiding the supporting pole, and squeezing in behind it with enough room to easily open and close the drawers. Although, as mentioned, it isn't the same colour as my units, being of a white wicker design it looks fine, in my opinion at least.
I use all of the four drawers. The top one stores a pack of washing tablets. It depends which ones I buy but mostly it will contain a whole pack of twenty four gel capsules. If I am using the type of tablets which fit in the washing machine drawer, then it doesn't quite fit them all in. I have to store a couple of the cellophane packs in another drawer for a day or so.
In the second drawer I manage to place a standard sized container washing gel. I like to use this as well for small amounts of washing as I find it works out more economical.
In the third drawer I place my emptied contents of dishwasher tablets. The drawer holds lots of these and it's easy to just take them from the drawer.
In the bottom drawer I often change uses. Currently I use it to store clothes pegs. I have also used it for carrier bags and for odds and ends, such as dry cleaning cloths.
The drawers are, of course small, though deep enough to be handy for washing tablets etc. Unfortunately any fabric conditioner I have until now purchased won't quite fit into a drawer so has to be stored under my sink. I would like to find a bottle that fits as it's easier to keep all similar products together, I always find.
For me, the Argos Slimline Four Drawer Tower proves very useful in my kitchen and is great to store the item I have mentioned. However, I think it could have many uses in any room. It is lightweight and so easy to move around. It would be good to store children's pens and pencils, or any small toys such as zoo animals or, for example, dolls house sized toys. I also think it could be used for crafts. I also have one of these in the bedroom and a smaller two drawer version. In these, I put odds and ends of make-up, toiletries and plasters and so on, just to get them out of the way. I think the list of uses for this unit is endless and it is extra useful because it fits in such as small space. It's worth mentioning that this is great for storage of small items in the bathroom. The drawers are very easily removed and can be cleaned under the taps. The drawers are coated and can be scrubbed, sprayed or bleached easily and then simply aired.
For further details of similar items from Argos please see the website: www. argos.co.uk
Here are the measurements and further details, also taken from the website:
Slimline 4 Drawer White Storage Tower.
* 4 drawers.
* Size H65, W17.5, D24cm.
* Supplied fully assembled.
*This item is currently on sale for the price of £14.99
Summary: A useful item
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