Reviewed by David Savage
I work from home and have a small home office. While I need space to do so I don’t want the space to look like a bland, grey and dull office so need furniture and accessories that are functional and look good.
People working from home is becoming increasing popular. If you do so, having a home office is a must. Why wouldn’t you want to sit in the comfort of your own home? Or have the flexibility to arrange your work hours to suit you and your family commitments? I find I get more done from home, and another bonus is that there is no commuting time, although you do have do disciplined and organised otherwise you will get nothing done (so working from home isn’t for everyone).
One thing with working from home is having storage space. Despite people wanting a “paperless office” it really doesn’t exist, there will always be something that needs filing away. So while I don’t have loads of paperwork, I do have some that needs keeping and really didn’t want an ugly filing cabinet.
As most home offices will probably be the smallest room in the house and space will be at a premium, you need storage that is adequate for the job, has plenty of space, is compact and also looks good.
That’s where the Plastic Box Shop came in. They offer a huge range of affordable storage boxes that will suit all needs. While browsing their website I found something that would be great for my needs; the Wham Home Office Plastic Storage Box with Organiser Tray.
The Wham Home Office Plastic Storage Box with Organiser Tray is a very sturdy plastic Foolscap suspension file box that also features a six-compartment storage tray above the files. It measures approx. 43.5cm in length, 40cm in width and 35cm in height. It is available in 2 colours; Lime Green or Fuchsia. It features a transparent hinged lid that clips shut.
Beneath the lid is a plastic tray split in six sections; 31 x 22cm, 6 x 13cm, 9.5 x 22.5cm, 5 x 13cm and two 10 x 6.5cm compartments. The large compartment is perfect for A4 sheets of paper while the 10 x 6.5cm are perfect for business cards.
Below the removable storage tray is plenty of space to hang Foolscap suspension files so that you can easily store all your paperwork. Although depending on your needs you could just use it as storage space for other items rather that files.
Overall, this is a fantastic home office storage box that doesn’t have a massive footprint but stores a lot. It is extremely sturdy and robust and will stand up to the rigours of daily use and moving around (whether that is just around the room or backwards and forwards to the car). Its design lends itself to making storage in your home office easy but also makes transporting your work between the office or client sites and home easy.
I think this Wham storage box is perfect for any home office and am thrilled with it. If I had to make any changes, firstly I would probably have a bigger range of colours (although I do quite like the lime green one I received) and would definitely add different and bigger carrying handles (it does has an small space either side to put your fingers in on the left and right sides to enable moving).
RRP: £16 ex. VAT (£19.20 inc. VAT)
For more information or to buy the Wham Home Office Plastic Storage Box, visit www.plasticboxshop.co.uk.