Friday, 10 April 2015

Muji vs Osco

So, as my collection of makeup is ever expanding recently, I have been looking into investing into some acrylic drawers. In case you're wondering, I'm talking about the acrylic drawers which were first seen on the Kardashians and have seen been a hit with makeup hoarders. 


However, I cannot decide between the Muji brand or the Osco brand. First I'll look at the Muji brand.

This is the 5 drawer Muji storage which retails at £24.99 plus postage, the drawer is described as 

'A versatile box with five pull out drawers that can be used to store items such as make-up, stationery, haberdashery items and jewellery.Dimensions: W: 26cm x H: 16cm x D: 17.5cmInternal drawer height 2.5cmCo-ordinating jewellery trays are available to purchase separately.' 

I love this style of drawers and think that the 5 drawers could hold a large amount of makeup however a part of me thinks that £24.99 is a large amount of money to pay for storage and would I actually fill the 5 drawers? This then led me on to researching an alternate brand, Osco. Osco do a selection of acrylic storage which can be found at stores such as Staples and Rymans, and also on Amazon and eBay for slightly cheaper. The drawers which I looked at from Osco were the 2 drawer. 

This is the Osco drawer which retails at £11.99 and is described as 'This Osco 3 Drawer chest is ideal for storing business cards or stationery neatly and securely.

The Osco Acrylic 3 drawer desk top filing unit is ideal for the desktop for storing small items such as business cards. It has three draws. 

Its accessible storage for students and those at home who wish to keep bills and stationery in an organised fashion.' 

I love the Osco drawer which is a fraction of the Muji price, however it concerns me how small the Osco drawers are with them being described as only being 'H110xW165xD120mm'. This is a lot less storage than the Muji drawers and would therefore result in me most likely having to purchase two of the Osco drawers, making the total price of them being £23.98. 

I am still looking into alternate acrylic storage but will most likely end up investing in the Muji drawers! 

All comments are appreciated, would love to know if you have acrylic drawers and if so which ones. All links can be provided for the items mentioned.


  1. Hi Chelsea, i just replied to your comment over on my blog about my Muji drawers. Sorry it took so long hun. Did you get some in the end?
    Donna Dyble -

  2. I love the muji one!
    If you have a "Ross Dress for less" or a "city mill"in the UK you can also find some great acrylic organizers there.

    Good luck!
    Dawn from

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Thanks for the info! I'm currently in need of some more storage so I'll research into them!