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20 Best 2 Drawer File Cabinet (2021 Edition)

Office File Cabinet

September 7, 2020

Written by: Eric Cantos Losloso

2 drawer file cabinet picks that combine mobility with functionality for an all-round storage solution! Find “the one” for your home or office today.

Every office needs a 2 drawer file cabinet. These days, a sizeable number of businesses are constantly on the move, bringing piles of important documents along with them. Home offices can also benefit from the use of such light and mobile filing cabinets. Here are the best 2 drawer file cabinets to complete your office setup this year!

 

 

 

 

For The Office

 

 

 

Space-saving and efficient, this 2-drawer file cabinet will fit into even the most compact of corners. Made of metal and secured with a key and lock, its sliders work smoothly to make noiseless retrieval of your documents possible. Filing documents will be a breeze as its drawers boost more than enough space to store standard-size documents.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to its casters, this 2 file drawer cabinet is highly mobile and great for use in small offices and home office spaces. Small enough to be placed under your work table, it features smooth sliding drawers that come with a single key and lock for extra security. With a drawer depth of 18 inches, it’s a useful piece of furniture to have whatever your needs may be.

 

 

 

 

A two drawer file cabinet with extra depth for larger documents, this 22-inch deep product is designed to store even large documents without trouble. Apart from utilizing a smooth-glide suspension mechanism, it also consists of a lock and key for greater privacy.

 

 

 

 

This commercial-grade file cabinet provides effortless storage for your full-sized files. A ball-bearing slide suspension mechanism ensures that its drawers can be fully extended without making any sound. The drawer also features a core-removable lock and key to secure your most important items.

 

 

 

 

Another trendy and portable 2-drawer file cabinet, this particular option is made from steel for quality you can trust. With a maximum capacity of 200lbs, its four smooth slide casters make bringing this cabinet around an effortless affair. The 18-inch depth of every drawer ensures that users will have ample space to store files, documents, and many more.

 

 

 

 

This fully assembled metal cabinet is small enough to fit under most desks. It features one lock to secure both drawers and keep your documents and materials safe, and you can easily organize your files via its pre-installed hanging document slats. Constructed from metal sheets that are rust-proof, this cabinet can support up to 200 lbs of weight and is sure to last you for a long time. 

 

 

 

 

This high-capacity two file drawer cabinet comes with extension slides to accommodate hanging folders of any size. Its pedestal office drawers are made of sheet metal that does not rust for long-lasting durability. It can carry up to 200lbs at a go, and its closed design prevents small rodents and other insects from damaging your documents. Additionally, it features an anti-tipping caster for better stability during transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

This 2 drawer filing cabinet features a matte black finish for a sleek and sophisticated look. It is secured by locks and comprises two EZ-Glide drawers for the ultimate smooth pull. Its drawers are able to accommodate most letter- or legal-size hanging files.

 

 

 

 

Pretty and functional, this two-drawer mobile cabinet would fit into virtually any office. It features a standard lock-and-key system for securing your documents, and casters ensure that the cabinet can be moved easily around your office or home.

 

 

 

 

The Tribesigns vertical file cabinet consists of one open space and two file drawers. With an evenly distributed capacity of 110lbs per caster wheel, this solidly constructed office cabinet can support the weight of any office machine such as printers. Its bottom drawer is designed specially to hang standard document file folders, while its central drawer provides storage for essential office materials.

 

 

 

 

The Alera 2-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet has side-to-side hang rails that can accommodate full-size hanging files. Its full drawer extension (on steel ball bearings) provides you with quick and easy access to all your documents. Featuring stylish full-width recessed pulls for effortless opening and closing, it also has an anti-tipping interlock system that allows only one drawer to be opened at a time.

 

 

 

 

Smart and stylish, the Z-Line Designs 2-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet makes an excellent choice for any modern office. This two-drawer flanking file cabinet has a dark finish with black accents. It features smooth and soundless glides with metal rails for easy filing. Get this if you want to show others that you mean business!

 

 

 

 

The Hayes Mobile Filing Pedestal is a compact piece outfitted with two filing drawers, each equipped with hanging rails of both letter and legal sizes. It features optional black PU locking caster wheels for easy mobility. Apart from that, it also comprises leveling feet and anti-tip mounting brackets that make it more stable. The Hayes filing pedestal comes in a smooth dark-stained American walnut wood veneer finish for a classy look that’ll never go out of style.

 

 

 

 

The Z-Line two drawer vertical file cabinet provides a fresh take on conventional office furniture. Coated in a gorgeous black finish with black accents, it also features full extension glides with metal rails for easy organization. Its drawers are able to accommodate most document-size hanging files.

 

 

 

 

The Pemberly Row two drawer filing cabinet is a classically-designed piece of office furniture. A vertical 2-drawer letter filing cabinet, this product is constructed from sheet metal with a classic putty finish. It features precision steel ball-bearings sliders that provide the ultimate smooth and quiet drawer experience. Additionally, its deep drawers are able to accommodate letter-size hanging file folders in a fuss-free manner.

 

 

For Your Home Office

 

 

 

This full-sized 2 drawer file cabinet wood is best used for home offices. Constructed from solid compact wood for a more natural and soothing aesthetic, it features two large file drawers with nickel-finished metal drawer pulls. Its full extension metal ball-bearing drawer guides allow you access to its contents with effortless motion, while its anti-tipping mechanism allows for stable retrieval of your items.

 

 

 

 

Nothing comes closer to a homely aesthetic than an espresso finished cabinet. This 2-drawer lateral file cabinet is made from solid composite wood and features a black finish. Its drawers are equipped with smooth operating full-extension and heavy-duty glides for easy file access.

 

 

 

 

The Giantex 2 Drawer Free Standing File Cabinet is not your typical piece of office furniture. Apart from being able to store items within it, you can also place ornaments like lamps, photos, etc on top of it. Made from a type of high grade, high-density board, this file cabinet is sturdy and would last you for a long time. Its top drawer is equipped with a lock so you can store important files securely in it. 

 

 

 

 

Equal parts beautiful and functional, the Bush Furniture Salinas lateral file cabinet features decorative wood details, curved base rails, and elegant metal drop pull hardware. Its file drawers open on smooth full-extension ball-bearing glide slides, and the cabinet is finished with an on-trend vintage black that has a slightly distressed touch.

 

 

 

 

A must-have for every avant-garde lover, this 2 file drawer cabinet features an open industrial steel frame, matching hardware, and exposed bolts. The filing cabinet combines reclaimed wood with a steampunk crate box feel. Store your letter and legal-size documents in this stylish cabinet today.

 

 

 

Before you decide to purchase any of the above products, make sure to take the measurements of your space, and also take note of the 2 drawer file cabinet dimensions. Happy shopping!

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Choose the best lateral file cabinet and pedestal to fit your space and keep you organized. Our mobile options provide flexibility to move storage where it is needed.

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Standard shipping method is ground shipping with FedEx or UPS. Delivery signature is not required for ground shipments. The carrier will leave the package in the normal delivery place for your address. You may go to FedEx or UPS website to track your shipment. Occasionally, your package may not be delivered due to weather conditions or a concern for the package safety. This decision is made by the carrier. Very small items may ship USPS.

If you are purchasing multiple items from different manufacturers, your order will ship from different warehouses and may ship on different dates. We will email you all the tracking associated with your shipment once the item ships from the warehouse. If your order contains multiple ground shipments, then they may ship with a Freight carrier based on the number of items and weight.

 

Shipping Method – Freight

Standard shipping method for large / heavy items is with a freight carrier. Delivery signature IS required for freight shipments and you will need to be present during your delivery time window. For residential deliveries, the freight carrier will contact you to schedule delivery date. You may go to the freight carrier’s website to track your shipment.

If you are purchasing multiple items from different manufacturers, your order will ship from different warehouses and may ship on different days. We will email you all the tracking associated with your shipment.

Freight shipments are curbside delivery. If you would like push-through-front-door service, this would be an additional cost and you will need to contact us prior to placing your order.

Upon delivery, if you notice any damage to the box/item you MUST note this on the delivery receipt.

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Bush Furniture

The words stylish, hassle-free, affordable, and quality are synonymous with Bush Furniture. Bush Furniture excels in designing ready-to-assemble home & office furniture. At TotallyFurniture.com, we carry a wide selection of Bush TV Stands and Bush Desks. Have a question or want some advice? Give our team a call at 407-848-5000.

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Bush Industries is headquartered in the Jamestown, NY and has a 50-year legacy of providing quality furniture for the home and office. Bush has manufacturing and distribution facilities located in New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada and China. The company manufactures products for the home and office and operates them out of two

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Wood Top Options: 1.75″ thick

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Cabinet coating: Cabinet will be sprayed with a clear coat for protection and to keep the natural brushed steel look.

Drawers include file bars to hang files or have high sides made to hang files

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These file cabinets weight about 55 lbs

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Whether it’s a day or two a week or a permanent situation, working from home sure has its perks. There’s always enough coffee, everything is where you left it, and your boss can’t pop in to peer over your shoulder! Creating this ideal workspace starts with finding a home office desk with the right size, features, and look. This is where you’ll spend your 9 to 5, so it’s important to feel comfortable in your setup.

Where should a desk be placed in a home office?

There are many considerations when it comes to the placement of a home office desk, such as the room’s layout, the desk size, and the view. If your room features built-in shelving or nooks, this might be a natural place for a desk to go. But if it’s a larger-sized desk, it could be better suited for the center of the room as opposed to against a wall. Facing a window puts some in a happy mood, while others might find the scenery distracting. No matter where you place your desk, let it work perfectly for you.

What is the minimum size for an office desk?

Most home computer desks are between 48-72 inches wide with between 24-36 inches depth. To know which size you need, think about what your desk will need to accommodate, such as: computer, monitors, printer, mouse, keyboard, etc. If you’re using your desk for paying bills or writing on a laptop, a smaller desk will work just fine. Planning for the whole work-from-home setup? Having a wider desk is probably to your benefit.

Should you have a desk in your bedroom?

Some might suggest having a desk in your room is less than ideal, but we think it’s a personal choice. If your room is free of distractions, quiet, and works for you as a workspace, then go for it! Be certain to consider the placement of your desk, especially if you plan on having two-way video calls with coworkers. One option could be to have your desk facing into the room, so your back is to a wall.

What makes a good office desk?

A good home desk is the one that has all the functions to meet your needs. If you prefer to switch it up between sitting and standing, a desk with a lift top offers versatility. For some people, a slide-out keyboard tray is an absolute must. Or maybe, your idea of a good desk is one that fits into a modern farmhouse aesthetic. Thankfully, Ashley has a large selection of styles to choose from!

How to properly store potatoes in winter: expert advice “tvtomsk.

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The gardening season is coming to an end. Many residents of Tomsk have already managed to dig up potatoes, but how to keep the harvest until spring? With this question the editors of the site tvtomsk.ru turned to the Agrarian Center of the Tomsk Region.

According to experts, dug out potatoes should be poured under a shed (shed, garage) and dried for several days. During this time, small injured areas will tighten, the peel will get stronger, and sick and decaying ones can be easily selected.

Then you need to sort the potatoes into large (use in food first of all, as often during storage there are voids that can rot), medium and small. If you wish, you can treat the tubers from rot during storage with the “Kagatnik” preparation.

Before filling the harvested potatoes in the storage, disinfect the storage and containers with a 3% solution of copper sulfate, dry the cellar, check the ventilation.

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How to store potatoes in the cellar?

Of course, it is best to store potatoes in a basement or cellar. A cool and dark room prevents the production of solanine, a substance that is toxic to humans. Solanine is found in large quantities in green potatoes, so it should not be eaten. So during storage, you need to observe the light and heat conditions so that the potatoes do not turn green.

Before sending the potatoes for storage, clean the cellar, check the condition of the hood, dry and whitewash the storage.The temperature in the basement or cellar should be 2-3 degrees with a humidity of about 80%. If the temperature is below 2 degrees, the potatoes will freeze and become sweet, and if the temperature rises above 3 degrees, the potatoes will begin to sprout.

What is the best way to store potatoes?

Wooden boxes or bins that allow air to pass through allow the proper storage of potatoes in winter. It is advisable to put the boxes on a small stand. When storing potatoes in bins, fill them no higher than 1.5 meters.To prevent the potatoes from sprouting, it is recommended to put some apples in the box. After the potatoes are in the bins, cover them with burlap or an old blanket to keep the top layer of the potatoes from freezing. A couple of times during the winter, it is necessary to sort out the potatoes and remove the rotten and frozen tubers. In the cellar, potatoes harvested in the fall can be stored for 8-10 months.

Storage in apartment

If you live in an apartment and do not have a cellar, you can store potatoes on the balcony.You will need a strong, sealed container, such as a box. It should include no more than 320 kilograms. In order for the drawer to function properly, install a second bottom and make a double lid. Fill the voids with foam, insulation or sawdust. The box itself is best made of lining or thick plywood. Paint the box to improve moisture resistance. To maintain the same temperature inside the box, mount two 15-watt lamps inside. You can attach a thermometer to the wall of the box and turn on the bulbs manually when the temperature drops.It is worth noting that under the influence of light, the potatoes in the boxes begin to turn green. To prevent this from happening, first cover the potatoes with a dark cloth or paint the lamps with dark paint.

Isn’t it too late to dig potatoes: experts told when to harvest

If there is no balcony, then you can store potatoes in the winter in an apartment in any dark place. However, the shelf life in this case is only one month. After that, the potato will begin to wilt or grow. Unlike many fruits and vegetables, potatoes are not recommended for refrigeration.Under the influence of low temperatures, starch, which is found in large quantities in potatoes, turns into sugar, which significantly spoils the taste of the vegetable. In addition, potatoes in the refrigerator get wet and quickly rot.

Can potatoes be stored with other vegetables?

It is possible, but not with all. Ideally, potatoes are kept with beets, which are laid on top of the tubers. Beets perfectly absorb excess moisture, which is only good for them, thereby protecting the potato tubers from rotting.

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Do I need to sort potatoes during the winter?

There is an opinion that by sorting potatoes in storage, we only harm them – we involuntarily damage the tubers and mix the sick with the healthy. It’s a delusion. In winter, it is simply necessary to sort out potatoes, since various infectious diseases can appear in it. When sorting through potatoes, it is necessary to remove from storage not only rotten tubers, but also all those that come into contact with them.If only healthy tubers lie on the surface, but an unpleasant odor emanates from the container, and small flies – fruit flies – appear in the room, these are also signs of rot. Such potatoes must be sorted out all over, removing diseased and infected tubers.

People’s councils for extending the shelf life of potatoes

  • Plants that secrete phytoncides help keep potatoes longer. Tubers can be shifted with fresh rowan leaves, pine or spruce branches;
  • A half of an apple, placed in a box with tubers in the spring, will prevent potatoes from sprouting by absorbing moisture;
  • Peppermint delays the germination of potatoes. She can simply shift the tubers;
  • Potatoes will be stored better if you shift them with onion skins (it is advised to put it in all boxes with potatoes).

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How to store potatoes in an apartment: four ways to store potatoes

Potatoes are an indispensable product for most dishes, they are eaten both on weekdays and on holidays, and even during unexpected the arrival of guests or relatives.Potatoes can be served with a delicacy and as a separate dish. So to speak, everyone eats it, without exception, regardless of age or social status. It’s no secret that the harvesting of potatoes in Russia takes place in autumn, often in September or October. But how to store a vegetable in a suitable state for cooking: do not freeze, do not rot, do not dry out, turn green and do not allow sprouts to sprout. It is about the correct methods of storing potatoes that will be discussed in this article.

A bit of history

Peter the Great brought potatoes to decorate flower beds and court lawns. With his appearance, the peasants and commoners did not develop a cunning belief. After all, potatoes have eyes, and accordingly, eating it means eating up the human soul. It is for this reason that he did not gain popularity in those days. Under no pretext did people agree to grow it, let alone cook it as food. Kings of many countries went to different tricks, offered rewards, gold, medals, lands.But nothing could affect the peasants. Only after 1850, this product was tasted, and they began to be planted en masse throughout Russia and in other countries.

Potatoes are a finicky product, because if stored incorrectly, they can freeze or flabby. If this happens, then you just have to throw it away, because harmful substances and poisons accumulate in it. She is no longer capable of producing offspring, that is, unsuitable for planting.

Storing potatoes outside the home

Based on the above, there are two ways to store the product: in an apartment (house) or outside the house – in a garage or on the street.Let’s consider these methods in more detail.

The most popular and practical storage method is the cellar. It maintains the optimum air temperature both in winter and in summer – about 4 degrees. But before lowering the potatoes, you should dry them in the fresh air, preferably on the sunny side. This will ensure it dries out, which will subsequently protect it from the decay process. In this case, vegetables should not be placed in bags, they must breathe. For this, wooden boxes are made, with slots from 4-5 centimeters or the floor of the cellar is lined with a bar, a board, a thick layer of sawdust. After that, the potatoes are poured to a height of no more than one and a half meters.

Remember, vegetables do not like cold and frost, so for reliability, cover them with burlap and insulate the cellar until spring. Do not open it earlier, you can ruin the whole product.

How to store potatoes in an apartment?

There are 4 ways to store potatoes in an apartment in their usable form, more precisely, for cooking.

Storage under the sink or sink in the kitchen

In order to store potatoes in the apartment, choose a dark and cool place with optimal humidity, while avoiding plastic bags or non-breathable, airtight bags.The best thing is a basket made of twigs, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry, you can take a bucket or basin and make holes in it for air circulation.

Storing potatoes on the balcony or loggia

And here’s another way to store vegetables, including potatoes in the apartment. To do this, you can make or buy a box (box) made of boards or other wooden material: timber, pressed sawdust. If the balcony is not glazed and does not have any protection from weather conditions, then insulate the box with polystyrene from the inside and old warm things – jackets, sheepskin coats, fur coats or blankets, outside.As you know, polystyrene does not decompose and does not disintegrate into components from temperature changes, and winter things keep warm inside.

Tip: if you encounter the problem of sprouts as you store the potatoes, you can put apples or mint leaves in the container. Joint storage of potatoes and these products ensures their preservation for a long time without visible signs of deterioration or sprouting.

Storing potatoes in the refrigerator

Khrushchev’s refrigerator is a cabinet that is located under the kitchen window.In winter, the temperature in it varies depending on the weather conditions in your region. It is higher than on the street, but lower than in the apartment. Ideally, if your living quarters are equipped with this type of “technology”, then you can introduce a thermometer that will tell you whether it is worth covering and insulating the potatoes, or, conversely, removing all insulation.

In elite houses or in apartments that have undergone major repairs, the Khrushchev refrigerator is made of plastic with a regulating hole, in the image and likeness of the neck of a plastic bottle.It is easier here, a lower temperature is needed – unscrew the lid, if you need a higher one, tighten it.

As for the storage itself, the principle is the same as in all previous cases. The only drawback of storage in refrigerators is the small capacity of the product, you must agree that it is not advisable to hammer it from top to bottom with one potato.

Storage in the entrance or corridor

The temperature is always lower in service premises than in residential ones. But it is worth taking care of the safety of your potatoes, because there is always a thief for a freely stored product. Therefore, you should put a box with a well-closing lock, but it is better to fix it to the flooring: nail it down or fasten it with long screws.

It should be remembered that if you choose the corridor entering the living space as a storage method, take care of the optimum moisture content of the product.

If the apartment is hot and the temperature is above 26 degrees, then the potatoes can simply dry out, and to prevent this from happening, you can put a cut off plastic bottle near the storage container, in which you can control the presence of water.

Where and how to store potatoes

The most suitable place for storing potatoes is in the basement or cellar. As a rule, these rooms keep cool air and natural ventilation is maintained. In such conditions, potatoes can be stored for a long time and not spoil, and plastic boxes for storing vegetables will help him with this. But what if there is no cellar or basement, and good relatives from the village shared the potato crop? Many people prefer to leave vegetables on glazed loggias / balconies, where the storage conditions (temperature and humidity level) are close to those of a cellar in the private sector.Even if you have an apartment without a balcony, do not be upset – potatoes can be placed in the corridor or in the kitchen, but so that it does not deteriorate, you should take care of the appropriate storage conditions.

Storage of the potato crop in apartment

Adhering to the elementary rules of storing potatoes at home, you can save the root crop in the apartment for a long time without worrying that it will deteriorate.

So, the secrets of proper storage of potatoes at home:

  • After the crop is harvested, the potatoes should be well dried by leaving them for several weeks in a dark, dry place with normal air circulation, such as a garage, shed, etc. e. If the vegetables are not from their own garden, but purchased on the market, then they must be sorted out by sorting potatoes with signs of late blight – a disease that affects tubers and leaves dark spots on them.
  • The dried potatoes must be transported to the apartment in the coolest place. Never leave potatoes near the battery, as they will soon become soft and sprout.
  • The most suitable containers for storing potatoes are wooden boxes with straw at the bottom.The straw has the ability to absorb the moisture produced by the tubers. The container can be placed under the window, away from the radiator. It is good if there is a vestibule in front of the front door, the temperature and humidity in which are great for storing vegetables.
  • To minimize crop losses, it is recommended to regularly sort the vegetables, separating rotten potatoes. To prevent rotting of vegetables, it is necessary to shift them with rowan leaves at the rate of 25 kg of potatoes – 0. 5 kg of mountain ash. For home storage, you can use lutrasil bags.
  • If you have an apartment with a balcony, then there you can equip something like a cellar. For this, a frame is created from a bar and sheathed with plywood. For thermal insulation, foam plastic can be used, which is located between the double walls. To exclude the destruction of the wooden structure, it is necessary to cover the surfaces with copper sulfate. After the potatoes are in the cellar, they need to be covered with something warm. An unnecessary blanket, etc. is suitable for this.
  • If you decide to store potatoes in a bag, then it should be dense, opaque and made of cloth.It is better not to use plastic bags. It is important to restrict access to light and ensure contact with air. In a plastic bag, tubers will begin to sprout quickly, and in potatoes that are not protected from light, solanine, which is a harmful substance, will form. The presence of solanine is evidenced by the green color of the tubers. A closet in the corridor is suitable for storing potatoes at home – it’s dark and dry. Before buying potatoes for harvesting for the winter, it will not be superfluous to consult with sellers about which of the varieties is best for long-term storage.If vegetables are stored under the window, then do not forget to open the window.

If you think about the possible storage of vegetables in the apartment, you should buy a special plastic container in advance.

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How and where to store potatoes

The most suitable place for storing potatoes is in the basement or cellar. As a rule, these rooms keep cool air and natural ventilation is maintained.In such conditions, potatoes can be stored for a long time and not spoil.

Tips for storing fruit

If fresh fruit is not properly processed, it will lose its flavor and nutritional value. And without knowing the secrets of storage, they will quickly deteriorate. The conditions in which the fruits are stored depend on their taste. Most of them keep well in the refrigerator. However, for bananas, limes and lemons, a dry, cool place is preferable.

How to store vegetables correctly?

In order for cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage and other vegetables to remain fresh and juicy, even a few days after purchase, you need to know some secrets of proper storage of vegetables at home. In addition, this will have a positive effect on the family budget.

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These garden planter bags are suitable for indoor and outdoor planting.They are ideal for patios, small gardens, balconies, sunshine rooms and any outdoor spaces. They can be used to plant potatoes, taro, radishes, carrots, onions and many other vegetables.
Package included:
2 x garden bag
Product size:
Material: Non-woven fabric
Capacity: 8 gallons, 43L
High: 17 inches
How to use:
1.Loosen the compost in the bag, shake and knead it like a pillow. Shape the bag into low hummocks, making sure that the compost is evenly distributed.
2. Open a small window and cut out the pre-marked planting squares.3. Drain the compost out of each square, leaving a hole large enough for your plant’s root ball. Plant in each hole and pour the compost around it. The top of each root ball should be just below the top of the bag.
4. Well and marks.
Function:
1. Unique design: Potato grow bag comes with ve cro window visualization the ability to quickly and accurately determine if potatoes are ripe and harvest them directly without having to dig into clay soil!
2.Growing anywhere: The handles sewn inside are strong enough. The vegetable growing bag is ideal for patios, small gardens, balconies, sunrooms, and any outdoor space. They can be used to plant potatoes, taro, radishes, carrots, onions, and many other vegetables. A really vibrant color that will stand out in the garden!
3. Durable material: The fabric of the bag adopts a patented design material, which is not only environmentally friendly pollution-free, non-toxic, biodegradable, but also anti-UV, waterproof, resist heat and freeze.4. Grow healthy: The grow bag has designed three holes to facilitate plant ventilation. Allows roots to breathe and grow healthy, increases vegetable growth and yield, prevents roots from spinning, reduced risk of transplant shock, and remove excess water.
5. Reusable: You can repeat the planting of another vegetable after finishing the kind of vegetables. It can be folded and stored when idle.

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How to make a storage box for potatoes

Hello, dear readers of the site sesaga.ru. Storing food and vegetables for future use in a city apartment has always caused certain difficulties, since finding a place or creating optimal storage conditions in an apartment is very problematic. Therefore, the townspeople who have a balcony, dryer or loggia try to use part of their space to create a semblance of storage corners.

In this article, I will show you, by my example, one of the options for making a box for storing potatoes on a dryer.

In my apartment, a place was allocated on the dryer for storing household equipment, food and vegetables, where it was decided to put a box of potatoes.A small cold room was made from the dryer, which allows you to store food and vegetables in the autumn-spring period, which well relieves space in the kitchen and in the refrigerator.

The location for the box was chosen next to the cardboard box (first photo) with the box with the tool. Since there is not enough space on the dryer, in order to increase the dimensions of the box, it was decided to turn the cardboard box forward, and take the vacated space under the box so that it turns out wider.

From an old set of furniture I have a cabinet, from the side wall of which it was decided to make such a drawer.Chipboard (chipboard), from which the cabinet elements are made, is a very convenient material and does not require special skills when working with it. In addition, the surface of the cabinet elements is already tiled and covered with a protective decorative layer, which is a very big plus. All that remains for us is to cut out the details of the box, and then assemble them.

So.
First, mark and cut off the bottom (base) of the box. When calculating the total width of the box (from the left wall to the box), we take into account the thickness of the left and right side walls of the box, since they will be attached to the ends of the bottom.In my case, the thickness of the chipboard sheet was 16 mm and in order for the box to fit between the wall and the box, we make the width of the bottom of the box 32 mm shorter, that is, we subtract the thickness of the side walls. The depth of the box is left flush with the cardboard box.

Tip . Cut the parts so that the side with a surface defect (dirt, scratches, chips, etc.) is directed towards the inside of the box.

Tip . If a tape measure is used for marking, then you can also use a tape measure to draw cut lines for small parts, if you turn the steel tape down in grades.

We make the front and back walls, taking into account the total width of the box, so that they cover the end cut sides of the left and right walls.

Tip . When using chipboards covered with a protective decorative layer, mark the part so that the outer protruding end edges of the part are covered with veneer or protective decorative layer. In this case, the cut-off end edges of the part could be closed or directed downward, inward or at the rear of the structure.

The cut edges of the parts should be lightly sanded to remove burrs and marks from the hacksaw blade. To do this, you can use a special grater with sandpaper or a block on which sandpaper is wound in one turn, which is used to process the surface. The article Do-it-yourself soft bench in the hallway shows how to work with a bar.

When all the parts are ready, proceed to the assembly of the box.
First of all, we fasten the left and right walls to the bottom of the box with self-tapping screws. Since all the side walls are attached to the end edges of the bottom, in order to get into the middle of the bottom end with a self-tapping screw, mark the holes for the screws in the lower part of the walls: we retreat 8 mm from the bottom edge of the wall and draw a line on which we make marks for the holes for the screws. This line will be the midpoint of the end edge of the bottom. For assembly, we use self-tapping screws with a length of 30 – 32 mm.

According to the marked marks, we drill holes with a drill for metal with a diameter of 4 mm.The holes are needed so that the self-tapping screw does not split the edge of the part, and so that the part is easier to screw on.

Now, with a drill with a diameter of 8 mm, carefully drill into the holes made to a depth of 2-3 mm so that you can drown the head of the self-tapping screw in a flush, and then screw the side wall to the base of the box. And in this way we fasten the remaining side walls.

When the box is ready, cut out the lid for it and set it on the hinges.We make the front edge of the cover protruding forward by 1 – 1.5 cm, which will allow it to be easily raised and lowered by the ledge.

Two hinges are enough to fasten the cover, which we install at the end of the rear wall. In order for the lid to fit snugly, we recessed the hinges to the thickness of the plates, which is 1 – 2 mm.

Along the edges of the plate we make two longitudinal cuts, between which we select a layer of wood with a depth of 1 – 2 mm with a chisel.

For fixing the hinges, yellow self-tapping screws with a length of 14 – 18 mm were used.To prevent the screws from “tearing” the wood at the moment of tightening, we pre-drill holes with a drill with a diameter of 2 mm.

Mark the place where the hinges are cut on the lid.
Align the lid horizontally and press firmly against the wall of the box. Then we move the lid so that its edge and the edge of the hinge plate become flush, and a small gap forms between the wall and the lid.

With a pencil, draw around the edges of the plates and along the resulting line, tapping the chisel with a hammer, cut out the outline of the plate.Now, inside the formed contour, select a layer of wood with a thickness of 1 – 2 mm. It will be difficult, since the chipboard is made of sawdust, but it will be easy to go deeper a couple of millimeters.

Mark the holes for the self-tapping screws and drill them with a drill with a diameter of 2 mm, and then fasten the cover. Self-tapping screws with a length of 10 – 12 mm were used to fasten the cover.

The box for storing potatoes is almost ready, but still, for ease of use, it needs to make legs, and drill holes in the side walls for ventilation.

We make the legs from the remaining scraps of chipboard, and if there are pieces of linoleum, then fill it with small carnations over the leg. This will protect the legs from moisture and the box will sit softly on the floor.

Make ventilation holes on the back and side walls of the box, and mark the holes based on the dimensions of the walls. In my case, there were 25 holes on the side walls, and 30 holes on the back wall. An 8 mm drill was used for the holes.

This is how the box for storing potatoes turned out, which fits perfectly into the design of the utility corner of the dryer, and which contains 15 – 18 kg of potatoes.

Good luck!

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How to store potatoes in an apartment and at what temperature: 5 storage methods

Potatoes are called the second bread for a reason.It must be included in the daily and festive menu. Harvesting, depending on the area, falls on September-early October. The owners of the cellars can easily keep it until the summer. Residents of high-rise buildings do not have such an opportunity. We will figure out where to store potatoes in an apartment and how to do it correctly.

All about storing potatoes in apartment

Optimal conditions
Storage options
– In drawers in the kitchen
– In a cold cabinet
– In the refrigerator
– On the balcony
– In the pantry
Correct preparation

Any vegetables can be bought in the store all year round due to the fact that special conditions for their preservation are created in the warehouses.It is very difficult to create them in an apartment, sometimes impossible. However, they are essential so that the tubers do not spoil and retain their full nutritional value. We will analyze in detail all the necessary conditions.

Temperature setting

The vegetable does not like heat. The best storage temperature for potatoes is 2-4 ° C. This is what is created in cellars or basements. Variations of this value are acceptable. So, if the crop is stored in a cool room, for example, on a balcony or in a corridor, the temperature can rise to + 7 ° C.When properly prepared tubers are laid in a closed container, they lie well even at + 18 ° C. Let’s list the rules regarding the temperature regime.

  • Potatoes freeze at sub-zero temperatures. If it lies on a balcony or an unglazed loggia, when the temperature drops to -2 ° C and below it must be brought into the room.
  • Do not store vegetables in the immediate vicinity of radiators or heating appliances.
  • Select the coolest places for bookmarks.But at the same time such that the possibility of freezing of vegetables was excluded.
  • It is advisable to put a thermometer in the potato box and check it regularly. This will help control what temperature the potatoes are stored at.

Humidity

Optimum humidity for tubers is 80-90%. If it decreases, they lose moisture, become flabby. Excessive moisture provokes the development of fungal diseases and rot. In addition, heat and moisture are a signal for vegetables to germinate.The buds start to grow, giving shoots. This worsens the nutritional value of potatoes, reduces its keeping quality. Here are the rules for maintaining normal humidity.

  • Do not place containers close to walls where condensation collects.
  • Adequate ventilation is required for the storage area. It needs to be ventilated from time to time.
  • Potatoes are shifted with sawdust, which will absorb excess moisture. They cannot be stacked with other vegetable crops.The exception to this rule is beets.

The optimal combination of humidity and temperature is the main condition for the preservation of potatoes. If the parameters are selected correctly, it will lie for six months. Otherwise, no more than a few weeks.

Illumination

To preserve the harvest, it is necessary to exclude the access of light. Solanine is produced in potato pulp when exposed to the sun. It is a substance that prevents the development of rot and bacteria. It is also dangerous for people.Vegetables with solanine, easily distinguished by their green color, are not recommended to be eaten. In addition, light activates shoot growth, which is also undesirable. Therefore, tubers are stored only in a dark place.

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The right container will help the potatoes last longer. Let’s list the suitable options.

  • Wicker basket. Well ventilated, helps to maintain normal humidity.
  • Linen bag. Does not interfere with the natural “breathing” of tubers, allows air to pass to them.
  • Wooden box. It is best from boards with slots to trap light, but allow air to pass through.
  • Plastic container. Necessarily with holes or slots so that the roots can breathe.
  • Synthetic mesh. Provides adequate ventilation, roomy and inexpensive.

Plastic bags cannot be used. Moisture accumulates in them, which causes the development of rot. Plastic is only suitable if vegetables are refrigerated for a short time.

I must admit that the apartment is not the best place to store potatoes. Especially when it comes to several bags. The main difficulty in creating an optimal humidity and temperature regime at home. Nevertheless, there is a solution. We offer five possible options.

1. Cupboards in the kitchen

This room is often hot from the food being prepared, so you need to choose the right place to store potatoes in the kitchen. Let’s list the selection criteria.

  • Choose the coolest place in the room, as far as possible from the stove, oven and household appliances that are warming up during operation.
  • It is important that it be without access to light, otherwise the production of solanine and the active growth of shoots will begin.
  • The place must have free access of air for ventilation and removal of excess moisture.

A drawer under the sink is a good choice. They put boxes or wicker baskets with vegetables in it.To prevent rot, they are shifted with branches of wormwood, dullness or mint. If the size of the kitchen unit allows, stocks are placed on its shelves. These can be retractable or stationary structures on which baskets or containers are placed.

Special vegetable stands can be used. These are boxes with ventilation holes, designed like stools. The cover is designed as a soft seat, so it is comfortable to sit on such a stool. The container includes about 20 kg of root crops.Storage containers of various types are good. They are made of plastic with mesh covers for air access.

2. Box under the window

The so-called “Khrushchev refrigerators” have survived in some apartments. These are boxes built in under the window opening. They are also suitable for planting a potato crop. Given that the temperature in them can drop significantly, it must be constantly monitored. Insulate the structure if necessary.

3. Refrigerator

Small stocks are stored here, since a large amount simply cannot fit on the shelf.The product is packed in dense plastic. So it will be better preserved and will not absorb foreign odors. The temperature on the refrigerator shelf should not fall below + 5-6 ° C, otherwise the nutritional value of the culture is lost. Starch in the cold is actively decomposed into sugars, which gives a sweetish taste.

4. Balcony

It is good if it is glazed and insulated. Then the harvest will overwinter without loss. Unless in the most severe frosts, it will have to be additionally wrapped in old blankets or something similar.An open, unglazed loggia is not the most suitable place for long-term preservation of vegetables, because the storage temperature of potatoes on the balcony should not drop to negative levels. Where winters are mild enough, an insulated container for potatoes can be made.

For this, a structure is assembled from wood or wood-based panels. Insulation is placed on the bottom: polystyrene, sawdust, mineral wool with a layer of 10-15 cm. A smaller box is installed on top. So that between the walls of the structures there are gaps of the order of 10-12 cm.They also contain insulation. Root crops are laid in a smaller box, covered with a lid. From above, the structure is covered with a layer of insulation. In such a homemade storage facility, the crop is safe even at -10 -12 ° C.

5. Storeroom

It’s good if the apartment has such a room. Most often there are no windows and batteries here, that is, it is an ideal place to preserve vegetable stocks: cool and dark. A spacious chest can be placed in the pantry. This can be a regular box with a lid or a container assembled from small boards with large ventilation openings.Such as in the photo below.

To use every centimeter of usable space, all walls in the pantry can be occupied with organizer cabinets. Place provisions in one of them. Here, groceries, canned food, and other products are placed on the upper shelves. In the lower part, wicker or cloth vegetable baskets are placed. In such conditions, potatoes, onions, garlic and other crops are well preserved.

Careful preparation is the main secret of how to store potatoes for a long time.The “right” technology includes several stages. Let’s take a look at each of them.

Variety selection

When purchasing or before planting, it is important to choose the right variety. Only late or medium late varieties are suitable for long-term storage. Mid-early or early ones please with quick ripening, but they will last no more than a month or two. With self-cultivation, it is easier to influence the keeping quality of the future crop. For example, overfeeding with nitrogen fertilizers reduces disease resistance.This factor must be excluded. When buying on the market, all that remains is to trust the seller and choose carefully.

Drying

Usually, harvested potatoes are dried immediately after digging up. For the first time, three to four hours are enough for the moist earth adhering to it to dry out and fall off. After being transported from the field, the crop is dried for 3-3.5 weeks in a well-ventilated dry place. At this time, the tubers adapt to the new conditions, the areas damaged during digging dry out.For drying, humidity is considered optimal in the range of 90-95% and a temperature of 12-18 ° C. Potatoes are periodically inspected, decaying and spoiled ones are removed.

Sorting

Before putting potatoes in storage, they must be sorted. Tubers are selected by size. Large and small are separated from medium. Specimens with damaged skin are placed separately. Only medium-sized tubers can be stored for a long time, without the slightest damage and signs of disease. It is they who are put into storage.The rest are eaten in a short time, since they will not lie for a long time. Small specimens are left for seeds if they are needed next year.

Traditionally, potatoes are stored in basements and cellars, but not everyone has this opportunity. Putting a storage box at the entrance of a high-rise building, as many are accustomed to, is illegal. If you wish, you can equip a storage in the apartment. If done correctly, the tubers will last for several months.

  • Material prepared by:
    Inna Yasinovskaya

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