Aldi's fold-away desk is back to maximise your WFH space

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Aldi fold-away desk
We've found the ultimate, space-saving desk to make working from home way more comfortable. (Getty Images)

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The working from home (WFH) trend shows no signs of abating so finding the ideal desk and other home office furniture is a solid investment if you haven't yet got your study area sorted.

After way too long working on kitchen tables or rickety, flimsy bedroom set-ups, we've all realised we need something functional with enough room for all our 'kit'. But we don't all have a room dedicated to working so finding a desk that can slot into a small space in a bedroom/kitchen/living room is a requirement for many.

Luckily Aldi, as ever, has anticipated our needs and has brought back its sell-out Compact Desk Solution. Retailing at £64.99, it's considerably more affordable than similar options on the market.

Why we rate it

The Compact Living Desk Solution has seriously wowed us. For such a space-saving piece of kit, it punches way above its (minimal) weight.

It is compact, stylish, not to mention multi-tasking.

This clever design, when unfolded, reveals eight, different-sized storage shelves for your stationery, photos, or small plants. It even has chalk board on the side too, so you can jot yourself some reminders for the next day. (Or even a 'do not disturb' message if you're WFH while the kids are on school holidays).

And yes, there's plenty of room for a desk fan or two to help with this current heatwave.

At the end of the day, it can be folded away into what looks like a small cupboard on your wall, so it's super discreet, and can fit into tight spaces.

Aldi's fold-away desk
It's stylish, functional, space-saving and loads more...(Aldi)
This is what it looks like when folded up. Genius. (Aldi)
This is what it looks like when folded up. Genius. (Aldi)

£64.99 at Aldi

Made from MDF, it weighs approximately 15.6kg. It measures 50 x 91.5 x 156cm when open, and a compact 50 x 18.5 x 80cm when it is folded up.

However, it's important to note that it does require assembling.

Aldi's Compact Living Desk Solution is available right now for just £64.99, and it has three years' warranty - bonus.

What the reviews say

Although some customers have had struggled with installation (some recommended that it's better to have two people when installing it), many more are thrilled with how compact, space-saving and useful the Aldi Compact Desk Solution is.

  • "Purchased one of these to use as a laptop table in the spare bedroom during lockdown. Folds away easily and has useful cubby holes. Price has increased since then but certainly a useful addition and relatively easy to build / install."

  • "This is a great product, usability is fantastic takes up very little space then gives great workspace when opened up. Light weight but durable, this has been a great buy."

  • "Love this desk, big enough for laptop, mouse and mat, all my papers and a coffee :) Fold it all inside (apart from the laptop) at night and it’s literally seconds to put out again :)"

  • "Fab desk. Full-size desk but space saving as it is on the wall and pull down when using. Blackboard great feature as are the movable shelves. Great purchase, delivered promptly."

Shop now: Compact Living Desk Solution | £64.99 from Aldi

Compact Living Desk Solution
Compact Living Desk Solution

£64.99 at Aldi

After something even more affordable?

This rustic-inspired desk is really easy to assemble, and just as easy to fold away and store for the night (it folds flat once the desktop is removed). A lightweight 9.2kg, the dimensions are:100 x 50 x 75cm. With reviewers commenting things like:

"Very impressed - amazing value for money", and "Luxury table - This table makes my room so lovely, it’s so trendy, very sturdy, top wood looks faded which makes this table so beautiful, size is perfect for large format apple computer, I’m very happy with it," this brilliant desk buy is another clear WFH winner.

Shop now: Kirkton House Modern Desk | £39.99 from Aldi

£39.99 at Aldi

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