The 10 Best Portable File Boxes
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Cabinets are excellent for storing and organizing paperwork, but you can't easily take them with you. With a portable file box, however, you can transport important documents to school or the office from home and vice versa. Our picks are sturdy, dependable, and make it easy to keep all your records within arm's reach no matter where you go. Some are even attractive, to boot. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 15, 2019:
At this time, we’ve removed two plastic options, the Oxford Pendaflex and Bankers Box Heavy Duty, because their hinges aren’t as sturdy as those found on many others. But we’ve kept a wide range of types and sizes; we encourage you to look at the dimensions closely, because they aren’t necessarily one-size-fits-all when it comes to folders and papers. For most, though, the Iris 9 Quart Clear or Avlone Double Closure work well. The former is a general-duty choice with several handy features, including storage in the top, while the latter is made for protection in the event of a fire.
We’ve also decided to add one rolling model, the Office Depot Mobile. It doesn't offer rails, but for users who have back pain or for those who simply don’t want to pick up a bulky box, it might do the trick. Plus, it'll help you cart all your other supplies, from your tablet to your dry-erase markers. Finally, we've decided to keep the Amazon Basics Letter, with the caveat that the cord closure can be hard to use when it’s filled to capacity. On the other hand, it’s difficult to beat the price, making it a worthy option for casual users.
Grandin Road Faux Lizard Totes Don’t worry, no reptiles are harmed in the making of the Grandin Road Faux Lizard Totes, which are sold in pairs. They’re more purse-like than many options and come in a lovely range of colors, making them a fashion-forward, if somewhat pricey, choice. grandinroad.com