The 5 Under Desk Drawers You Definitely Want to Have
Cluttered environment, cluttered mind. This is true for most individuals, perhaps with a few exceptions among a few of our artist friends who work best in the middle of chaos. For normal people, however, we need an organized environment to be able to think more clearly and work more efficiently - because even if we find the best standing desk in Canada, leaving it cluttered and messy will still harm our productivity and focus.
So if you find yourself often distracted and you take a look at your standing desk and find it messy, decluttering might be in order. And if you feel like you don’t have enough space, then under desk storage may be your best options.
An Alternative to File Cabinets: Under Desk Drawers and the Top Options Available
These drawers come in different varieties, all built to provide extra space for you. Check out 5 of the top options in the market below.
Uplift Slim Under Desk Storage Drawer
If you’re looking for extra storage that won’t get in your way, this desk from Uplift is a wonderful fit.
Low-profile desk that offers 16” x 13” storage space. It can hold valuables such as laptops, phones, and small office materials such as pens. It also comes with installation hardware and is compatible both with UPLIFT and non-UPLIFT desks. Lastly, it comes with steel locks for guaranteed security for your valuables.
The low-profile and slim design of the drawer ensures more legroom under your desk, while the hardware that comes with it makes installation straightforward and easy.
While it can provide plenty of storage space despite being slim, the materials that it can hold are limited given its height of only 2 inches. It can accommodate laptops measuring up to 15 inches, but nothing bigger.
Value for Money
The drawer is the most expensive in this list, priced at $120-$150.
Park Ridge Desk Drawer
This is another option if you’re looking for a low-profile desk. It’s a bit similar to the slim drawer from Uplift, but with a few different features.
Low-profile desk designed as a center drawer. It is built from wood with laminate and is crafted to match different types of standard desks. The drawer measures 2.5'' H x 24'' W x 18'' and weighs 14 lbs.
Apart from being low profile and offering more than enough legroom for you, this will also match and complement any wooden desk, enhancing your workspace. Plus, maintenance and cleaning are also easy – all you have to do is wipe it with a damp cloth to keep it looking great. Lastly, it also comes with a 6-year limited warranty.
Unlike the slim drawer from Uplift, this wooden drawer doesn’t come with a lock. So if your office or home study is not so secured, it’s not advised that you store any valuable materials here.
Value for Money
Compared to the Uplift drawer, this is cheaper at a little less than $75.
VIVO Space-Saving Pull Out Under Desk Drawer
When it comes to minimalist space-saving, nothing beats pull-out drawers. They’re straightforward, functional, and they often hold more than they seem capable of.
Durable steel construction, ergonomic design to match various types of desks, and carefully crafted handle for easy pull out from the desk – these make this pull-out drawer a good option for those who are looking for reliable storage.
This pull-out under desk drawer is designed for function. Solid and durable, it can hold a wide range of materials without giving in. It is also built for stability, so you can be sure there will be no wobbling the moment it’s mounted in place.
This isn’t as spacious as the Park Ridge drawer, and it also doesn’t have a lock. Plus, it’s not as fancy looking. So if you’re after style, while this will give you the basic benefits, don’t expect anything extra.
Value for Money
This is fairly priced at only around $60. If it’s straightforward, no-nonsense storage that you need, this is a good pick.
Hughesville Mounted Sliding Under Desk Slim Pull-Out Drawer
A pull-out drawer that’s convenient to use? Why not? This one is built for stress-free storage.
Made from steel and plastic and easily attaches to the underside of any desk that is at least 5/8” thick. It comes with a sleek design and is crafted with specific focus to its sliding track.
This pencil drawer may be designed specifically for writing implements, but it can actually accommodate a wide range of office supplies. It has a 3-year warranty and is built to ensure smooth operation and easy access no matter how old it gets.
The space is a bit limited compared to those of the other drawers in this list. And like most of the drawers mentioned, this one doesn’t come with a lock.
Value for Money
It is available at a mid-range price compared to the others, offered at $66.
Mind Reader Under Desk Drawer
This under desk tray is a functional addition to your desk. It takes its storage function a level higher by making organizing your stuff easy.
Made of sturdy plastic and comes with 5 different compartments for different office materials. Installation of this tray is pretty straightforward, and its finish will complement any desk.
Make organization easy – this tray is built for that. It has smaller compartments for office accessories like clips, grooved compartments for pens, and a bigger slot for all other office materials. It comes with steel ball bearings for an easy glide and is compatible with most desks.
The tray is made from plastic which is, although durable, definitely not as tough as metal or wood.
Value for Money
This is the cheapest under desk drawer so far, priced at only $45.
Other Space Management Options for You: Monitor Arms
Decluttering your standing desk can be done in different ways, and mounting an under desk drawer is one way to do it. But, there is another way. Clearing your desk of your computer monitors and keeping the wires safely tucked in place is one other way to go. MotionGrey has the right product for this – its computer monitor arm.
This monitor arm has adjustable features that maximize the use of the monitors, all while keeping stray wires in check. It’s made from aluminum and steel, while the wire management system is built from durable plastic.
When and how to use it
If you feel your standing desk is too cluttered, one way to reclaim your desk space is to reposition your monitor using this monitor arm. It comes with a quick-release VESA plate, so installation is simple and straightforward.
This arm will not only reposition and hold your monitor, but it will also secure all the wires to keep your space looking organized and professional.
A clear space almost always equates to a clear mind. And fortunately, that’s not too difficult to achieve with the various storage options and wire management systems available in the market today. You can carefully check the list above and see whether one of them will work for you. Pair your standing desk with the right drawer and enjoy a clean and productive day.
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