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Organize with a Filing Cabinet

Organize with a Filing Cabinet By Craig Friesen
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

With all the attention on computer technology these days, it is easy to forget that there are ways to organize that have little to do with the Internet or software! You can easily clean up the clutter of your desk or counter with a file cabinet and there are many choices with wood file cabinets or metal file cabinets.

A file cabinet or possibly a lateral file cabinet that suits your organizational need can usually be found at an affordable price. Great for storing important documents as well as reducing the mess on your desk or countertop, filing cabinets continue to be a significant organizing tool in offices at home or at work.

Want a Wood File Cabinet or Metal File Cabinet?

Not everyone likes the look of those clunky file cabinets in their office. So if you do not like the look of a metal file cabinet then a wood file cabinet may be the best choice. Filing cabinets can have one drawer or more typically two, three or four.

It may be difficult to find a new vertical or lateral file cabinet to match your existing furniture but since most file cabinets are stand-alone pieces, you should be able to find something that will look good on its own.

Choosing a Lateral Filing Cabinet

Before you shop for a file cabinet you may want to take a look at the space available in your office. Having a filing cabinet close to your desk or workspace is helpful but not always necessary. A wood file cabinet may look better away from your desk if it does not match well.

A metal file cabinet can usually fit in almost anywhere. Lateral filing cabinets are important if you have documents or folders that are legal-sized. You can usually adjust the inside supports of a lateral filing cabinet drawer in order to accommodate either legal or normal paper sizes. This flexibility makes them the wise file cabinet of choice.

About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer and an ordained Mennonite minister in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. A computer hobbyist, Craig operates several home-based online businesses in his leisure time.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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