Product Type: Wilkinson home furniture
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Wilkinson Storage Unit
Wilkinson Wilko Storage Unit
Author Name: daisylee3
Wilkinson Wilko Storage Unit
Advantages: Good value, good capacity, very durable
Disadvantages: Looks a little cheap
Me and Marc decided to buy this a few months ago when we first moved in together as we were in need of a bit of extra storage in our garage as the car takes up 99% of the room. We keep the dog leads, bowls and tins of food in this as well as our wellies, so I guess this storage unit is our storage space for all of the dog's bits and bobs - it keeps them out of the way though and keeps them all in one place. We've also got various tools in the bottom drawer and at one point one of the drawers was full of long life milk, lol.
This can be used to store anything and as the drawers are so large and sturdy it provides a lot of extra storage space. This storage unit is from Wilkinson's own range of office furniture, although obviously it can be used to store whatever you like, not specifically office equiptment. It's priced at £20.00 but we managed to get ours on offer for £15.00, which I think is quite expensive for a basic plastic unit however it does have a very large capacity and it's very durable, so I do think that it's worth it.
There are two colours available; black or silver. We got the black as the silver looked quite tacky in my opinion. The design isn't great and it does look quite cheap, which I think is mainly due to the basic design and transparent plastic drawers. The unit has four drawers which can be removed which I find handy for when I need to re-arrange the contents, especially when I am filling the drawer with cans of dog food. The drawer when full needs to be supported underneath when it's opened more than half way else it looks like it might fall out, though it never has!
The drawers don't have proper handles, just a moulded bit of plastic near the top which you grip and pull to open the drawers. There are no runners, the drawers simply slot in to the moulded sides of the unit. The drawers are tinted white and the contents can clearly be seen meaning it can look a little messy, which I don't mind as we keep ours out of the way in the garage. The drawers are made of thick, sturdy plastic which is strong and durable.
Each drawer has a large capacity both length, width and depth wise and I am able to fit in loads of stuff including twelve cans of dog food in one drawer and I can fit another twelve in if I stack them on top of each other and the drawers are strong enough to hold the weight without breaking or anything. The unit itself is made of plastic. It has wheels on the front which I find handy and it's very lightweight when the drawers are taken out, meaning it's very easy to move from room to room if needed.
Although it is lightweight it is not at all flimsy. The unit seems to attract dust really quickly, but as it's made of plastic it can be wiped down quickly and easily with a wet wipe or damp cloth. We've had ours for a few months now and we've already got loads of use out of it and it's in great condition. It's a really handy unit with an impressive capacity and it's easy to keep clean. It's not very stylish, but it's not unattractive either in my opinion. Overall, I highly recommend this storage unit - it's sturdy and very good value for money.
Summary: 5/5 Dooyoo stars
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