It all comes down to secure and convenient storage that can be adapted to fit your existing office space. If your office has yet to go paperless or you work in a field where it is vital to have documents on hand, then the last thing you want to do is randomly stuff papers into your desk drawers. Not only will this create clutter, it will also make it impossible to quickly locate a file when you need it. The right file cabinet will:
Help you stay organized
Allow easy access to important documents
Provide the right level of security to ensure privacy
Easily incorporate into your existing office space
Eliminate unnecessary clutter
Different Types of File Cabinets
Lateral: A lateral file cabinet features drawers that extend from the longest side of the cabinet. It provides a wider drawer that doesn’t offer the same depth as other models. This layout may be ideal for smaller spaces where there isn’t enough room to extend a longer drawer into the room. A lateral configuration also allows workers to sift through files from a seated position.
Vertical: Vertical models have drawers that extend from the short side of the cabinet. Typically, this means that the drawers offer greater depth. These cabinets are also usually taller than lateral models and will need adequate space to be fully extended and provide easy accessibility to files located throughout the length of the drawer.
Flat: Flat file cabinets are specially designed to accommodate larger documents that are usually laid flat for storage. This cabinets provides short, spacious drawers that can be used to lay canvases, blueprints and other documents completely flat. You won’t have to worry about causing damage by rolling or folding important files.
Mobile: It should come as no surprise that a mobile file cabinet is one that can easily be moved around the office. These cabinets come equipped with casters that allow it to be rolled over carpets and other surfaces. This provides an easy way to transport files throughout the office and push the cabinet out of the way when it isn’t in use. Instead of a permanent cabinet that takes up space, you can store a mobile model under your desk and simply pull it out when you need to access a file.