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Mobile Workstation

Stop-and-go traffic isn't a problem when your workstation does all the going. Rather than darting across the room every few minutes, roll the cart to your side. Available at industrial-supply companies, this version, above, has drawers for tucking away necessities. We used wooden storage boxes and file and magazine holders to keep things neat on the open shelving.

Comments (23)

  • realfoodcook 10 Mar, 2010

    where is the one in the photo from? i can't find one that has the small drawers under the top shelf.

  • kitchencartsromona 8 Mar, 2010

    This is an excellent article. I have three portable carts in my home. These kitchen carts or portable utility carts are really handy. One is in the basement for crafts, the other is in one of our daughter's room that we use as a desk. The other one is in my kitchen as my baking center. Someone asked where to buy these, here is a site that does an excellent review of all kinds of kitchen and utility carts, islands, and trollleys

  • Sharon Carbine 8 Mar, 2010

    Here is one link for varied Wire Upright Roll Files that I found quickly: I bet looks of additional sites sell these too.

  • Stellabeehappy 8 Mar, 2010

    You could always but a cart from the "hardware" store (Canadian Tire) - like a shop cart and then spray paint it white!!

  • rpophessagr 10 Oct, 2008

    Where is this cart from? It's great. White would be great even in the house!

  • rpophessagr 10 Oct, 2008

    Where is this cart from? It's great! White would even be good in the house!

  • rpophessagr 10 Oct, 2008

    Where is this cart from? It's great. White would be great even in the house!

  • Linz1980 25 Sep, 2008

    tried it today and it worked

  • Linz1980 25 Sep, 2008

    tried it today and it worked

  • kathysjeep 25 Sep, 2008

    I have seen these carts in Home Depot and Lowes both, in a variety of sizes and styles.

  • kelsker 24 Sep, 2008

    Love the suggestions listed here! Good job viewers! I've got one. Mobile filing cabinets. Place two side by side and add a top to cover both. You can use heavy duty double stick foam tape to adhere top to filing cabinets. You can also leave a space between the cabs as a kneespace ... a mobile desk! Works GREAT!
    P.S I'm a commercial interior designer and apply this to my designs often.

  • anniet15 24 Sep, 2008

    Maybe someone @ Martha can direct us to the distributor -couldn't locate it at Harbor Freight

  • Sillys 24 Sep, 2008

    Uh huh, another great idea, M.Stewart! I have some heavy-duty plastic stackable storage shelves, (Dura-something, usually white or dark grey) an I see several ways to add wheels to them. Also, I like the idea of wheels on the wrapping paper storage ------ will be adding some to mine. If you buy one like in the picture, you may want to line the inside diameter with some clear plastic to keep dust, cat fur, etc. off your supplies!

  • jrkma 24 Sep, 2008

    harbor frieight is a industrial supply company,might have a cart sold there....Changing table idea,don't forget safety straps, move fast......

  • Martha-Virginia 24 Sep, 2008

    I too would like to know where the cart is available?

  • anniet15 24 Sep, 2008

    where is the cart available?

  • Heather416 24 Sep, 2008

    The veritical gift wrap container is available in the USA at, and in Canada at Solutions retail; stores, it doesn't seem to be available online at

  • michellewash 24 Sep, 2008

    OMGosh:o! What a good idea a changing table on wheels can be made easily into this. Thanks for comment

  • lissaannst 24 Sep, 2008

    The bins holding the tall rolls of paper can be found at architecture and engineering supply stores. The are frequently used to hold rolls of plans.

  • ldoubleday 24 Sep, 2008

    Those storage bins, I believe, are used for map storage in offices and can be very expensive. I think the best way to find something like that is to watch for a store going out of business or remodeling and purchase when they sell their store stands.

  • jona1302 24 Sep, 2008

    Is there a place to find out where to purchase the rolling cart in the picture?

  • Linz1980 24 Sep, 2008

    Maybe instead of going out and buying a new cart utilize old furniture (old changing table) etc., most are already equipped with drawers and the most you would have to do is install wheels. Just a thought...

  • lkstieben 24 Sep, 2008

    A very nice rolling station, but what I'm interested in is the storage bin holding the tall rolls of paper. Anyone know where those might be purchased?