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Design Your Filing Cabinet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interior Design Your Filing Cabinet / Shelving Filing

Investing in a filing cabinet is a great way to free up space in your home office. Buying a fireproof cabinet that also locks helps ensure that your important documents won't get stolen or destroyed.

To maximize storage space, buy a four-drawer filing cabinet. Make sure your chosen filing cabinet is sturdy: You don't want it to break or fall over onto your foot. 

Once you've got your cabinet, get to the business of filling it. If you just throw all your paperwork in there, you might as well have not bought the filing cabinet in the first place. Use hanging folders for the main categories (like client, financial and medical records). Within those folders, subdivide your papers into individual folders. Come up with a system to organize your files. It can be alphabetical,

Alternatively if you dislike filing cabinets, shelving with Eastlite files is very effective.  Make sure your shelving is handy to  your desk that way you can just reach the files.  Buy different coloured ones to brighten up your office. 

For all your hardcopy filing use the same system as you have for you electronic filing.  That way you have only one system to follow. 


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