Is your office or workspace scattered with unfiled papers? Are you running out of space to put your paperwork? It might be time to start looking into new filing cabinets for your workspace. There are plenty of options and storage solutions for your office. Read on to learn tips for choosing the right set of filing cabinets.
Know the Different Types of Filing Cabinets
Most office filing cabinets come in two sizes: vertical and lateral. Vertical cabinets are tall and skinny, usually with two to five drawers. The 18-inch wide drawers can file letter size documents and are usually 25 to 28 inches deep. Lateral filing cabinets are much wider than they are deep. These come with two to five long drawers, and there are a few different looks from which to choose. Do you have business sensitive documents or data media that needs to be protected? Fireproof files come in many sizes and configurations – vertical, lateral and for media storage.
Choose the Right Shape and Size
Now that you know the different types of filing cabinets you can determine which will be right for your office’s needs. Consider the amount and type of paperwork you currently have filed. If your drawers are full you will need to upgrade to a bigger cabinet or purchase additional ones. If you have heavier or wide files to store, you may want to get a lateral cabinet. Also consider the functionality of the two types of file storage. A vertical cabinet is easy to access and can fit in smaller spaces. The lateral cabinet requires some bending over and will need more space to fit.
Consider Other Kinds of Office Storage
Do you need a filing cabinet or would other types of office storage be better? Before purchasing filing cabinets, think about what you ultimately want to store. If you are trying to solve a paperwork problem, then filing cabinets are for you. Office supplies and personal items shouldn’t be stored in a filing cabinet. If you are want a storage solution for these items there are plenty of other storage options available, as well.
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