Friday Favorite: Box Bottom Hanging File Folders
These are a Chaos To Order staple that we have always used with our clients when helping them create new filing systems. Many people have hanging files in their file drawers, however, few know about the benefits of box bottom files. They come in 1/2″, 1″, 2″ and even 3″ sizes. You can get them in either letter or legal size, and they are perfect for files that need to house many papers. You can even put catalogs and booklets into them without the “pop up” you get from regular hanging folders. Another benefit is that if your file drawer is stuffed full, using box bottom hanging folders will actually help to save space because you need fewer folders. Be careful that you use the right size box bottom file, if it’s too large, you can loose space in the file drawer and the papers can also slump down. We prefer to only use what we have large categories for with the box bottoms and use regular hanging files for the rest. When creating your file system, we suggest you use the hanging file folders as the category and put manilla file folders inside of the hanging files for the sub-categories. This way your files are easy to update and rearrange. Happy filing!