Even with the movement toward digital recordkeeping, your business almost certainly has some paper files it must keep on hand. To ensure that you can easily access these documents and have them take up as little space as possible, you’ll need to select the right filing system to store them in. Filing systems vary widely, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution that works well for every organization. Hopefully, the information provided below can help make deciding between filing systems easier for you so that you end up with a system you find effective.
Lateral File Cabinets
As their name implies, these file cabinets are wider than they are tall. Their shallow depth makes them an excellent choice if you need a lot of storage in a small space. They can hold a higher number of files than vertical file cabinets and can hold both letter- and legal-size documents so that a variety of documents can be kept in the same place – a feature that many businesses find appealing.
Vertical File Cabinets
These narrow filing systems are good for office areas where you’re lacking wall space. It’s not advisable to use vertical file cabinets in walkways since the drawers are relatively deep and extend out a long way when fully opened. They hold fewer files than lateral cabinets and will need to be set up to hold either letter- or legal-size documents (they can’t hold both in the same drawer).
End-Tab Filing Shelves
Commonly used in the insurance and healthcare industries, end-tab filing shelves make it easy to quickly retrieve specific files when needed. As their name indicates, these shelves position documents so that users can locate them by reviewing the “tab” at the end of each file. End-tab filing systems with drawers will help ensure privacy, while open shelves will permit the easiest access.
Look to CWC Office Furnishings
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate filing system for your business, look to the experts at CWC Office Furnishings. We’re a full-service office furniture dealership that has helped countless businesses set up effective filing systems since our founding in 1929. We would be happy to talk with you about your needs and walk you through our wide selection of filing solutions made by top brands. Contact us today for more information!