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5 Durable File Cabinets That You Can Get for Under $200

Our roundup includes single, double, and three-drawer file cabinets for any kind of office space.


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We live in a mostly digital world, but file cabinets are still in demand. If you’ve been wanting to organize your important documents and require ample space for hanging files, we rounded up a list of some of the most durable file cabinets that you can find for under $200. When you’re on a budget, it’s not always easy to find large file cabinets, which is why our selection features mostly single, double, and triple-drawer cabinets versus the taller file five or six-drawer cabinets (you’ll find a five-drawer cabinet on the list but it’s not designed for hanging files).

See below for our selection of great file cabinets that range in style from the classic metal design to a sleek single-file cabinet that can easily be mistaken for a stylish end table, and a lateral file cabinet with a small bookshelf. And for more office supplies and furniture, see our picks for the best desk organizers, and most comfortable office chairs.

Devaise 3-Drawer Slim Vertical File Cabinet

This vertical file cabinet from Devaise features is pretty durable, and slim enough to fit in pretty much any kind of office layout. It stands 23.2” tall and has two keys to keep your valuables secure. The design features two small utility drawers, and one hanging-file drawer with a removable hanging bar to accommodate letter, legal and A4 size file folders. The file cabinet also has five wheels, and moves easily on carpet or hard surfaces. You can get it black or white, but you might also like this locker-style Devaise file cabinet that’s available in five different colors.

Realspace 22″ Depth Vertical 2-Drawer File Cabinet

The Realspace two-drawer vertical file cabinet can hold up to 45 pounds per drawer. It’s perfectly designed for hanging files and there’s a lock to make sure your documents stay safe, and it’s compact enough to fit right beside your desk. If you’re really pressed for space, the cabinet can double as a small table for your printer/scanner, or other office items. The rust-resistant cabinet measures at 23 ⅜” and it’s made from recycled materials which is great if you’re looking to make your office more sustainable in honor of Earth Day.


Sauder Manhattan Gate 31” Lateral 1-Drawer File Cabinet

For those who only need one drawer to keep their files in order, this Sauder Manhattan lateral file cabinet has open shelving to display decorative items, while the drawer itself helps keeps all of your paperwork tucked away until you need them. One of the best parts about the lateral file cabinet is that the strong engineered wood and metal construction provides lasting strength in your office space, and the design makes it look more like furniture.

Vicllax 5-Drawer Unit Mobile File Cabinet

It’s pretty hard to find a brand new file cabinet with four to five drawers for less than $200, but there are some ways to get that same vibe for a lower price. The Vicllax five-drawer cabinet can be used as a dresser or a simple storage cabinet, that will keep your space organized. If you don’t have a need for hanging files, this is a great addition to your office.

Giantex Lateral Mobile File Cabinet

As you’ve seen with other options on the list, lateral file cabinets are great space savers. They basically let you double the width of cabinet space without increasing the height, but this one has additional space for small office supplies. The Giantex two-drawer file cabinet combines functionality with style and it’s perfect for an office, bedroom, or living room. Plus, it’s easy to assemble.

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