Wanting to tidy all your important magazines and documents? You need a magazine file. Ideal for putting on a desk, shelf or even a wall hanger, they are a great way to store, organise, and make your favourite books and publications easy to find. With so many stylish designs available, some file holders can also add a nice decorative touch to your office or living space.
No longer are magazine files simply made of cardboard – now there are many other options such as faux leather, plastic and wood. Several also offer additional storage space for organising your other bits and bobs. Whether you're looking for a file that's pretty or practical, this compiled list of the best 10 on Amazon and John Lewis will help you to decide which style is best for you.
Magazine files come in many different styles and materials. If you are unsure of what type of file you want, think about the following: how long do you need it to last and how does it look? Keep in mind that some materials like plastic and metal are more durable than others. Here are the most commonly used and their benefits:
A desk pad is another simple way to add style without changing your furniture.
The average magazine file measures around 25 x 30 x 10 cm; just larger than A4 which is 21 x 29 cm. With a holder of this size, you can tidy and organise a good amount of your magazines and other documents. Yet, for anyone who needs more space, be sure to seek out wider files. Another option is to purchase a multipack.
As mentioned above, materials like wood, plastic, and metal are solid and therefore have no flexibility. This means they are only able to hold a certain amount inside. Cardboard or softer fabrics, meanwhile, will be able to bend and expand out a little.
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If you want to get maximum use out of your magazine file, consider getting one with additional features such as labels and detachable stationary holders. These extras can help you further organise and make items easier to access. For example, you can use labels to categorise the contents, making them quick and easy to find.
Many magazine files now come with detachable pen and stationery holders. This handy addition can be used to tidy your desk space and keep everything together. Another feature you may want to think about is popper fastenings. These can make your file easier to disassemble and pack flat when not in use.
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.
ABN Finest Store
Magazine File Holder
File Magazine Holder
Fan-Shaped Magazine Storage
Cosy Click & Store Magazine File
Desktop File Magazine Folder
Magazine File Holder
Luna Magazine File
A Multifunctional and High-Quality Wooden File for Organising Your Space
Colourful, Student-Friendly Files That Come With Labels and Sticky Notes
A Fan-Shaped Magazine Holder That Makes Everything Easy to Find
Contemporary Cardboard Files With a 4.5 kg Capacity
A Colourful Desktop File Featuring a Removable Stationery Holder
The Classic Mesh Rack for Compact Spaces
A Formal Leather Holder You Can Fold Down When Needed
Clear Plastic Magazine Files With a Modern, No-Fuss Feel
A Pack of 10 Polka Dot Files Ideal for Substantial Storage
A Stunning Space-Inspired File That's Wider Than Average
|Dimensions||30.3 x 27.6 x 3.8 cm||46 x 26 x 27 cm||34.4 x 28.7 x 6.4 cm||25.3 x 10.3 x 33 cm||34.7 x 31.2 x 10.6 cm||28 x 24 x 35 cm||25.4 x 11.4 x 30.4 cm||24.7 x 7.6 x 31.8 cm||26.3 x 8.1 x 31.6 cm||32 x 15 x 25 cm|
|Material||MDF wood||Cardboard||Metal||Laminated board||Plastic||Metal||Leather||Plastic||Cardboard||Cardboard|
|Colour(s)||Oak||Yellow, orange, blue, white and green||Black||White, purple, yellow, orange, black, blue, green, pink and ice blue||Light green, black, blue and grey||Black||Brown||Transparent, black, red, blue, pink, yellow and grey||Blue/white||Multicoloured|
|Extra Features||Stationery space||Labels and sticky notes||-||Label||Removable stationery space||-||Foldable||-||Label||-|
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Dimensions||30.3 x 27.6 x 3.8 cm|
|Extra Features||Stationery space|
|Dimensions||46 x 26 x 27 cm|
|Colour(s)||Yellow, orange, blue, white and green|
|Extra Features||Labels and sticky notes|
|Dimensions||34.4 x 28.7 x 6.4 cm|
|Dimensions||25.3 x 10.3 x 33 cm|
|Colour(s)||White, purple, yellow, orange, black, blue, green, pink and ice blue|
|Dimensions||34.7 x 31.2 x 10.6 cm|
|Colour(s)||Light green, black, blue and grey|
|Extra Features||Removable stationery space|
|Dimensions||28 x 24 x 35 cm|
|Dimensions||25.4 x 11.4 x 30.4 cm|
|Dimensions||24.7 x 7.6 x 31.8 cm|
|Colour(s)||Transparent, black, red, blue, pink, yellow and grey|
Pack of 10
|Dimensions||26.3 x 8.1 x 31.6 cm|
|Dimensions||32 x 15 x 25 cm|
Written and researched by Jane Pipkin
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