Friday Favorite: Lateral File Drawers – A Must Have For An Efficient Office
Having an organized office means making use of a good functional file drawer. If you have to exert any extra effort to get something filed, chances are it may end up in a pile instead. So what’s the optimal situation for easy access filing? Hands down, the answer is a good 2 drawer lateral file cabinet. The top drawer is the perfect height to use for filing at your desk while sitting. I like to keep the file drawer open while sorting papers, rather than piling papers on the counter, hanging them into files is much more efficient. Are papers piling up at your desk? You might want to evaluate your office layout. If you have easy access to a good file drawer, the chances of papers piling up will certainly be reduced.
The file drawer in the picture above is made by HON and it’s the gold standard in file drawers. The full extension drawer slides are very well made and it will last many years. The down side is that they are metal and look a little “officey”. A good wood alternative like this one from Pottery Barn might be a another option in a home office.