This organizing tool is one that can be found in dorm rooms all over America, which is fine. In my opinion they should stay in dorm rooms. They are handy, they do provide extra storage when needed, and they are affordable, but please, do NOT bring this item into your home once you’re out of college and in your own place.
Okay, so what is this item? Plastic stackable drawers. These guys are magnets for dust and dirt in every tiny little corner, they bend, warp and break very easily because they’re cheaply made and, quite frankly, they just aren’t nice to look at. If you’re willing to do just a bit of research you’ll see there are so many other great options out there.
One such item is IKEA’s Raskog utility cart. This consistently is one of IKEA’s top sellers and everyone who has one raves about it in all the reviews and online articles. If you don’t like the look of that particular cart or the price is higher than you’d like there’s other carts out there such as this one from Wal-Mart or this cart from Amazon. Or, maybe you want to go in a completely different direction and buy something like this from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Whatever you choose to use, do yourself a favor – donate those plastic drawers to someone going off to college in the fall and find a new way to store the items it contains.