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5 Best Under-Desk File Cabinets


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If you’re in the market for an under-desk file cabinet, you’re probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices out there!  What height do you want?  What material is best?  How many drawers should you get? 

So, we’ve put together a list of some of the top-ranked options out there, so you can make informed choices and find the perfect under desk file cabinet for your office – even if it’s at home! 

Our criteria for this list were that the unit is small enough to fit under a typical desk, and that it has more than one drawer to store office essentials.  Most of these come with castors, so they’re easy to move. They’re also stable and sturdy, but light enough to allow for movement using those castors – even when the cabinet is full. 

Any one of these might be great for your space, so let your eye for design and your personal taste do the rest! 

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YITAHOME 2 Drawer Rolling File Cabinet

If you need a filing cabinet that is built to last, fits under a desk, and is mobile, this simple metal design from YITAHOME is a great choice. 

It’s made from high-quality steel with a powder-coated finish that is super durable.  Add some wheels and rounded corners and edges (so you won’t give yourself bruises if you happen to bump into it!) and this is a definite winner. 

This high-quality, rounded-edge design looks a little bit space age, but at the same time looks a little retro.  So, if you like modern, contemporary design and are looking for something that shares that esthetic, this might well be a perfect choice. 

Dimensions: 15.74″L x 20″W x 23.03″ H
Weight: 47.62 lbs.

Aurora FC-103BL Fully Assembled Modern Soho Design 3-Drawer Metal Mobile File Cabinet with Lock and Key

If you like your metal under desk filing cabinets a little more traditional, this might be an option.  At least, it doesn’t have rounded corners, and if you choose a plain color like black, it will blend in nicely with any office space. 

However, if you like something different, don’t worry!  This filing cabinet is available in funky shades and even two-tone options, like Aqua Blue and Metallic Charcoal.  So, you can still add some fun into your space!  It’s the perfect marriage of comfortable, reliable, and well-known design with just enough personality and flair to keep things interesting. 

So, if you’re looking for a secure under desk filing option, this might be the right option for you. 

Dimensions: 20.7” L x 15.5” W x 25.1” H
Weight: 50 lbs

SONGMICS File Cabinet, Office Filing Cabinet with Wheels, and Lock

If your office or home office space has a rustic flavor (or you want to design it that way) this rustic brown and black under desk filing unit is a great choice. 

Made from durable coated alloy steel and with castors for easy movement, this filing cabinet is the perfect blend of traditional functionality and modern design.  It also has two regular and one filing drawer, so it’ll hold everything you need to store under your desk. 

It’s always nice to have the look of wood without the hassle of maintaining it, and this filing cabinet does that perfectly. 

This unit is relatively lightweight at 39.9 lbs.  But, with a load capacity of 110 lbs., it’s still strong enough to hold a healthy number of files and other office needs. 

This filing cabinet is also lockable, so your personal items will be safe here. 

Dimensions: 14.4” L x 17.7” W x 23.2”H
Weight: 39.9 lbs

STOCKPILE Seated 3-Drawer Mobile File Cabinet with Removable Magnetic Cushion Seat

If you’re looking for an under desk filing cabinet that could also be used in innovative ways, this clever design from STOCKPILE is a great choice. 

It’s available in several color combinations of black and white, with bright or muted color upholstered cushions.  The cushions are removable, so you can use these as a dual-purpose seating and storage solution or take the cushion off and put it under your desk. 

The steel parts of this filing cabinet are powder-coated steel, so it’s durable.   The seat is upholstered in office-friendly fabric that will last a long time. 

This filing cabinet features two regular drawers and one filing drawer. 

Dimensions: 14.75” L x 19.75W x 25.5”H (including the cushion)
Weight: 70 lbs

TOPSKY 3 Drawers Wood Mobile File Cabinet

This wouldn’t be a list of the best under desk filing cabinet options if we only stuck to the metal!  Yes, powder-coated metal is the most common choice for filing cabinets, but there are a few other choices available. 

This rustic design is made from wood with a designer rustic style paint finish.  It’s lockable – and mobile thanks to the castors that come with the unit.  They’ve even included an extra castor for the center front of the unit so that it won’t tip when the drawers are opened.  That’s a smart design! 

This unit features two regular drawers and one filing cradle, so it’ll hold everything you need to keep nearby, under your desk. 

Dimensions for this unit are 16.3 x 19.7 x 24.4 inches, which is big enough for standard file sizes; but, small enough to fit under your desk.  It weighs 51.7 lbs., so it’s sturdy and stable but not too heavy to move around. 

Dimensions:   16.3 x 19.7 x 24.4 inches
Weight: 51.7 lbs

Hopefully, you’ve found the perfect under-desk filing solution here.  There are many other options out there, so if one of these doesn’t work for you, you’re sure to find something that does.  If you do, make sure the size works, and choose a material that’s durable and requires very little maintenance, and in the end,  you will have years of easy, trouble-free use!

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