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Elfa White Mesh File Carts

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Was: $109.99/ea. | You save: $27.50/ea. ( 25% )

Our exclusive Elfa Mesh File Cart offers room for hanging file folders (sold separately), and has two Mesh Drawers below for storage. Available only at The Container Store, the fine weave of the mesh prevents small items from falling through. Choose from either letter-size (with Narrow Mesh Drawers) or legal-size (with Medium Mesh Drawers). Elfa is an entirely customizable system - if this isn't exactly the solution you're looking for, try our Elfa Drawer Planner.

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  • Epoxy-bonded steel construction
  • Exceptionally smooth-gliding drawers
  • Provides excellent visibility and accessibility to the contents
  • Casters offer mobility

Elfa Letter-Size File Cart White
  • SKU#: 10036457
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  • 14" x 21" x 24-3/4" h
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Elfa Legal-Size File Cart White
  • SKU#: 10036478
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  • 18" x 21" x 24-3/4" h
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White Elfa Mesh File Carts is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 144.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for oganization The Elfa letter file cart is perfect for my work at home as I can keep files and supplies nearby whether I am working at the desktop, kitchen or dining room table. I can move it wherever I need it and it holds a lot!
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the quality and functionality I often work in my kitchen and I was sick and tired of having folders and office supplies like stapler, label maker, tape dispenser, check book, etc. taking up my entire kitchen table. It was so unsightly. Cleaning the mess every day was difficult because I had no where to put anything. This cart has changed all that. I store the cart right next to me or under the table and it is barely noticeable. The only minor thing was I found it a bit difficult to put the main pieces together. I used a larger rubber mallet and had to bang on the four pieces quite hard in order to attach. Other than that, it is fantastic. Would recommend!
Date published: 2019-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect underneath a desk This cart is perfect under a desk. Because of the rollers, I was able to pull it out and in without a problem. The design is sleek.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable products. Easy to install in 10 minutes. Very good choice for office and home.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wheelie! I think this file system is awesome for what I need. I can just wheel my files to any part of my house without much effort. It's a dream! I use the 2 drawers for the binders I use for my business and they too are a very handy solution than leaving them on a bookshelf and needing to go get them anytime I need them (I use the binders in relations to my work files).
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Craft Closet The rolling file cabinet was one part of a large project to organize a craft/office space. Moved into a smaller house and had to combine two rooms into one. Love the design the Container store people worked on for me. My only negative about the cart is a small one. if there was a way to have a sturdy piece of material to hang in front of the first file to prevent it from swaying back and forth would be great. Small detail that really is not a big deal. The install went super-fast and the instructions tailored to my design were awesome
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay Works okay but my files keep coming out of the runners. They are old files but it would be nice if there were some way to keep them from coming out. I like the flexibility of the width.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! THIS!!!! This is the third one I've purchased within a year. It is very easy to assemble and quite sturdy -- I've tried numerous other methods for my paper storage and have found this to be an excellent paper holder for my scrapbooking needs. I use the SMEAD "Tuff Heavy Duty" hanging file folders with it. The legal file cart, (when loaded) moves with ease on hardwood as well as low nap carpet..
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to traditional drawers and files Love the open feel yet clean and organized look. A little on the expensive side, but even plastic options have gotten costly. This is so much nicer and sturdier. Warnings: - Be sure you look at the nuances of the design before putting things together. - The files hang directly over the smaller drawer. If you pile things too high in the drawer, the files will hit them.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice addition to office Easy to put together. Love that it is on rollers for ease of use. Have it under my desk so with the rollers it is very accessible. Holds all the extra 'stuff' so the desk is not cluttered.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elfa Mesh Cart I plan to use it to sort 50 years worth of pictures as my first project. My husband liked it so well, he ordererd one to sort business related mail for filing. There is no end to the uses for this cart. It rolls easily under our desks or out to the family room so we can work while watching tv. We love it!!!
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit I was wanting something that would slide under my desk and fit hanging folders. Even with the casters on, this fit the bill perfectly! The two sized baskets underneath are a very welcomed plus. I would buy another if I had room in my office!
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for storage This little cart fits right under the table. It looks nice too
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for teachers! I love my file cart! It fits right under my desk and makes everything so accessible!
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I had expected Since I have a desk that doesn't have drawers, I thought this would be the perfect idea for additional storage. When I read the instructions, the first thing I noticed is that you need a rubber mallet. Then, the instructions were so vague that I did some tasks out of order that had to eventually be redone. i.e., You have to put the pins in the holes before you put the top and bottom frames on. But step one states to put the frames on. Some parts come separately, but aren't included in the actual instructions. i.e., The wheel bases, wheels, file hanging rods have NO INSTRUCTIONS, just pictures to refer to. The wheels do not have breaks on them - HUGE bummer. The pins that're provided to hold the baskets in place only really work when you push the baskets back. If you were to pull out the baskets too far, there is no pin to secure the basket on its track, meaning it's going to fall off the track. This happened to me when I was putting various items in the basket for the first time. If you were to put pins in the front, then you couldn't open the basket drawers at all. I would not recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and stylish desk organization Old school file cabinets and drawers are so bulky, this cart is great because it is compact, yet any paper I need to file (yes, even in this digital age) has a place. The best part is I can roll this cart out when I'm working/filing and roll it back under the desk when I'm done - BAM! Out of the way. Plus, with the drawers, I don't need any desk drawers, which isn't my style. What if I want to work at the kitchen table? Just roll the drawers/files wherever I want to work. Super cool. TIP: don't be a dork like me. Install the file rails the right way so the channel is up (forming a continuous U-shape), and the hooks on the file folders slide in the channel. I spent a few weeks with the rails upside down and...well, don't be a dork like me.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pretty but useless I've had this cart for a couple of months and am ready to replace it with something more functional. The file tracks simply do not stay in place so hanging folders shift and drop off into the top drawer below. The cart itself is very pretty, but the top half is designed for files so I'm not sure I will be able to salvage it for any purpose. This is the most disappointing item I have ever purchased from The Container Store.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wheels make it very functional! Sturdy, functional, and trendy with it's gray/metal color. Blends nicely in my minimalist home office decor.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. It fits perfectly under my desk and very easy to ensemble.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits nicely under my desk! Mallet needed for assembly. Love that it fits under my desk. I keep important files in it that I use often. Slides easily.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality I am very pleased with this product. The quality is great and it's a great price (on sale)! It was also easy to assemble.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat Product It's relatively easy to assemble. It fits the purpose I was looking for. Just be sure if you are planning to roll it under a table that it is high enough to clear the files along with tabs. It is too big to fit under a regular desk. If going in a closet be sure that the closet is deep enough. I had done a lot of measuring ahead of time. Files move easily on the tracks and the storage areas are very handy.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MUST HAVE RUBBER MALLET Good construction and design. Fits well under desk. BUT, you must have a rubber mallet to assemble the parts. I only rated 4 stars since the directions were not clear. Each part had a set of directions, but an additional overall direction sheet would be very useful; especially for someone not used to this type of assembly. I am and could figure out the order of assembly but a novice would have a hard time.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cart is great! The size is great for under the desk in my craft room. It was pretty easy to assemble although I did have trouble getting the casters to fit in the holes. I tried tapping them in with a rubber mallet. That didn't work. I ended up spraying some WD-40 on the metal part and they went in with just a little tapping!
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS UNIT - Small & Spacious Fits perfectly under my desk and I also love the 2 different sized drawers. Everything is easy to see and locate quickly.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from convenient, tidy file/storage unit The elfa mesh file cart was highly recommended by my office organization consultant, Kacy (The Inspired Office). It was easy to assemble, slides conveniently under my desk, and places files and office supplies at my fingertips. I love it!
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem Solver With a tiny workspace, I needed some way to store my overwhelming supply of paperwork for multiple organizations until I filed them, my office tools, projects I was working on. This file cart truly met my need. Mine came without the filing cabinet on top. I purchased the strong top, on which I placed my office jet. Now I had more room on my desktop to work.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing beats elfa I have a lot of elfa products in my home. This is a more recent purchase. I renovated a room to make a home office. I needed a system that could handle everyday filing needs - the stuff I access all the time. I love this elfa file cart. Plenty of room for all my active files, plus two great storage drawers. I keep extra file folders, binder clips, a label maker and more in there. This unit is made so well that it will last a lifetime.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for Easy to put together. A rubber mallet is recommended, but since I don't have one I used a regular hammer and block of wood and it worked out perfectly. This is perfect for holding my paperwork files and shipping supplies for a small business. It can hold a large number of hanging files. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product ever I bought this product 12 years ago when I went to college with the intention of using it when I started teaching. Now that I am in the classroom, I have bought the product again because my original purchase is being used for personal files. It is durable and functional and worth every penny spent.
Date published: 2014-09-01
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Community Q&A

i would like to use this to support an end of my desk.....can i do that? will the the file tabs clear the desk top?

can the files be put on the bottom and the drawers at the top?
Asked by: 1234me
I don't think you understand how this works. The files are accessed from the top of the unit, and not as a pull out drawer. There is no drawer element to this. So the answer is no. if you put a top on this, the unit stops being a file cart. The two baskets would still work, but not much point to that.
Answered by: Rick0289
Date published: 2018-12-16

do standard hanging file folders fit in this cart?

Asked by: kiangazi
Yes, they fit well.
Answered by: AJM88
Date published: 2015-12-05

Is the cart 24-3/4" height with the wheels on?

Asked by: Jenalee
Yes, the measurement is with the wheels on.
Answered by: AuntRae
Date published: 2019-02-22

does this come with hanging files?

Does this come with hanging files?
Asked by: susanpdx
No, it does not. You can purchase them separately though in various colors.
Answered by: FirstTimeAtContainerStore
Date published: 2017-09-09

Can the bottom deep drawer be replaced with two shallow drawers?

Asked by: anneawh
They don't sell it that way, but it is possible if you can buy the two shallow drawers. That would be a question for the store, but the cart is set up to make that possible.
Answered by: AuntRae
Date published: 2018-11-19

do the casters lock?

Asked by: Grundoon
Unfortunately, they do not.
Answered by: FirstTimeAtContainerStore
Date published: 2017-09-09

What are the inner dimensions of the shallow drawers on the legal-size units?

Asked by: anneawh
The shallow drawer is 10.5" x 18" x 3" at the bottom of drawer and 11.75" x 19.75' x 3" at the top. (The basket is tapered.) If you want something to lay flat, go by the bottom measurements.
Answered by: AuntRae
Date published: 2018-11-19

Can the bottom drawers be swapped to hanging file storage?

I'd like to have 2 levels of hanging files, and no drawers. Is this an after-purchase option?
Asked by: NJmom18
The rails for the hanging files have bars that are attached to the cross bars at the top; so the answer would be no.
Answered by: AuntRae
Date published: 2018-11-19
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