Quick Guide for Designing Customized File Folders

Most offices have their own unique filing system. So why should your folder have to be the same as everyone else’s? We offer a variety of folder styles, and a special option to design your own file folder. With so many options to choose from, it’s both easy and fun to create the perfect folder for your filing needs. Here is a quick guide to help you through the process and familiarize you with the selections.

Select Your Folder Stylefile-folder-design-type-end-tab-top-tab

First, you will want to choose a basic folder style: top tab or end tab, and letter size or legal size. End tab folders have three cut styles: straight cut, extended straight cut, and dual tab while the top tab folders have seven cut style options.

Ideally, you will want to pick a tab size that has enough room to include your file heading and any other information that helps make you filing system work better. Text headings, color-coded letters or numbers, date codes, and even barcodes can be added to improve the efficiency of your system.

Pick the Material for Your Folder

How often your filing system is accessed, the environment the folders are stored in, and your budgetary constraints, will guide your choice in folder material. We offer the following:

  • Manila: a classic and economical choice.
  • 100% Recycled Manila: an ideal choice for the eco-friendly office.
  • Manila with Antimicrobial Protection: treated manila resists growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  • Watershed®/CutLess®: resists liquid spills, are dirt and finger-oil resistant, and significantly reduce paper cuts.
  • Color: makes filing more efficient with color-coding.
  • Kraft: perfect for frequent access or industrial settings.
  • Pressboard: durable and dense, it resists wear and tear.

There are also options for point thickness: 11, 14, 17 or 18. The higher the point thickness, the heavier and more durable the paper stock is.

Decide If You Need Addition Room for Paperwork

If you plan on storing a large about of paperwork in each folder, you will want to increase the expansion capabilities. For Manila, Kraft, and Color Folders there are two expansion options: standard, which is scored for ¾” expansion and w-fold, which has a “w” like fold that expands to hold up to 1 ½” of paperwork. For pressboard folders you can add a Tyvek® accordion-pleat gusset that expands to hold between 1-4 inches of paperwork.

Choose a Fastener Typefile-folder-fastener-design

There are three available fastener types to choose from:

  • Bonded: a strong fiber base bonds the brown enamel metal prongs of the fastener to the outside of the folders, but isn’t visible from the outside so it won’t scratch shelves or drawers.
  • Embedded: all-metal fastener with brown enamel finish that’s recessed to the folder from the outside to provide superior strength and hold large amounts of paper.
  • U Style: a flexible plastic fastener that allows the folder to function like a ring binder where pages can be added anywhere without removing other pages.

Finalize Your File Folder

Listed above are the main decisions you have to make, but there are other options to add labels and more dividers to your file folder. To get started, all you have to do is visit our site and we will walk you through the file folder design process. And if you have any questions or need help, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667!

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Tabbies Handles Protect Your Redrope Pockets From Damage

protect redrope file pocketsAre you tired of searching through your redrope file pockets for a file on a client, grabbing it, tearing the expanding gusset, and then finding out it wasn’t even the file you were looking for? Instead of wasting time, energy, and money replacing the expanding gusset file pockets, you can add a Tabbies handle to grab onto.

How Tabbie File Pocket Handles Work

Tabbies handles allow you to retrieve these important files with ease because they are made with Tyvek, which prevents the tearing of gussets. Additionally, the handles have a writing area to label your files and are color coded for easy recognition.

tabbies file pocket labelsThe Tabbies handle adhere to each side of your redrope file pockets and allows you to pull them instead of the expanding gussets. The Tabbies handles won’t rip when you pull them because they are made of the same tear resistant material, Tyvex, used in high quality shipping envelopes.

Additional Benefits of Tabbies Handles

Tabbies handles have a white writing area for labeling your expanding file pockets for fast and efficient file identification. Also, the handles come in different colors that can be used to classify different groups of files for even easier identification. Now when you are looking for a file you don’t have to read every label, you can just look for the corresponding color, which is a better solution since it’s easier to remember and identify colors than it is to read black and white writing.

Features of the Tabbies HandlesTabbies Handle Label

  • Available in 6 colors for quick identification and classification of file pocket types
  • Made of tough Tyvek®resistant material to protect you expanding file pocket gussets from being torn from normal wear and tear
  • Large area to write file name on for quick identification
  • Labels come with tick marks for easy installation on 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, and 5-1/4″ expansion file pockets
  • Handle dimensions: 9-5/8″ x 2″
  • Optional Mylar® label protectors to protect the file pocket name label from dirt.

If you are wondering where you can find Tabbies handles, look no further than StoreMoreStore. We have all the Tabbies handles you need at our online shop. And if you need any help or have any questions, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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Police Department Firearm Storage Boxes, Cabinets & Safes

There’s no way around it – police departments have a lot of firearms to store, which means they need a lot of options for different situations. At StoreMoreStore we have a variety of firearm storage solutions for temporary weapon storage and long-term evidence storage that will keep guns safe, secure, organized, and easily accessible.

Handgun Storage Boxes

Our handgun storage boxes are made for safe secuhandgun storage box for police firearm storagere storage and transit. They are constructed from heavy-duty white corrugated cardboard and feature locking tabs that keep the lid securely closed. You can label the edge of the handgun storage box for quick identification and retrieval.

Keeping handgun evidence in boxes limits the amount of contact people will have with the firearm to maintain its integrity. Also, the boxes make storing handguns long-term easier since everything is uniform in size and will fit nicely on your shelving.

Long Gun Storage Boxes

These storage boxes are just like the above handgun style except they are specifically designed for long guns like rifles. An advantage to using boxes for storing long guns includes better preservation of biological evidence.

wall-mounted gun cabinets for temporary firearm storageSurfaces may have latent fingerprints while a checkered stock may contain epithelial cells. There is also the possibility that the long gun may have other types of bodily fluids. And all of this DNA evidence will be better preserved if kept in a container, such as the long gun storage box.

Wall-Mounted Gun Cabinets

Wall-mounted gun cabinets are the ideal solution for temporary handgun storage. The cabinets can be used in a variety of environments from interview rooms, common areas, courthouses, or any other place that requires the utmost in handgun security.

All of our wall-mounted gun cabinets are designed for durability and rigidity to provide the highest level of security for your stored weapons. And while the outside is tough, the inside is lined with neoprene to protect stored guns from damage. Also, depending on which type of gun cabinet, there are both keyed and combination locks available.

Police Vehicle Weapon SafesVehicle Trunk Weapon Lockers for Police Officer Cars and SUVs

Most police officers keep their long guns mounted beside them in their vehicles, which can be uncomfortable since the guns are bulky and take up a lot of space. Another problem is that weapons stored in plain sight makes them attractive to thieves.

The police vehicle weapon safes store all types of guns safely and securely in the trunk of your car or SUV. Access is easy with just the push of a button, yet long guns remain secure with a tamper-resistant lock.

Firearm Storage Solutions and More for Your Police Department

These are just a few of our solutions specifically designed for firearm storage. Check out all of our police department storage solutions on our website. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for or need assistance, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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Sliding Mobile Shelves for Space Saving Office Storage

Ask yourself these questions.sliding mobile shelves save office storage space

  1. Does your office need more space for filing?
  2. Are you spending money on offsite file storage?
  3. Is your office filled with clutter?
  4. Do you have multiple types of media that need to be stored (ex. cds, dvds, or flash drives)
  5. Do your employees spend the majority of their time looking for misplaced files?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then continue reading to see how sliding mobile shelves will solve your office’s storage problems.

Sliding Mobile Shelves Save Space

Sliding mobile shelves are an excellent way for your office to save space. You will use significantly less floor space compared to traditional filing cabinets or open shelving because sliding mobile shelves remove unnecessary access aisles. The shelves are stacked, one in front of the other, and attached to floor tracks. To access items stored in the back, you simply slide the front rows over. This will allow you to increase your storage capacity in the same space.

sliding-shelves-decrease-clutter-improve-storageSliding Mobile Shelves Help Reduce Clutter

Most offices need storage for more than just files. There are all types of items that need to be stored such as binders, computer media, and office supplies that just don’t fit in traditional lateral cabinets. Well you can store files along with all of these items and more in sliding mobile shelves, which will reduce office clutter.

Sliding Mobile Shelves Improve Employee Productivity

Because sliding mobile shelves will increase your capacity, you can centralize your storage into one easy to access area. Employees will no longer have to roam around different office areas searching for stored items, which will improve their productivity.

If you are ready to see how great your office could function with sliding mobile shelves, then start shopping now at StoreMoreStore. We’ve got all sizes and configurations of sliding mobile shelves that will work in your office. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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4 Solutions for Increasing Storage Capacity in Less Office Space

storage solutions for the modern officeAll over the country businesses are downsizing their physical office spaces. Just four years ago each employee was allocated 225 sq. ft. of space, now they’re down to 150sq. ft. There are a multitude of reasons for these changes: rising costs of real-estate; increases in workers telecommuting or hotelling; and businesses switches to open office designs. But one thing hasn’t changed – businesses still have stuff to store.

Trying to maintain your storage capacity in less physical space is hard when you’re still relying on outdated storage systems like lateral file cabinets. To adapt to the modern office space, you’ll need to change the way you think about storage, and we can help. Here are 4 different storage solutions for stuff at your office that will maintain or even increase your storage capacity in a smaller space.

1. Convert Paper Files to Digital Documents

According to a story published on Entrepreneur.com, for every 30 copies printed in an office, 39% of them are just thrown away. On top of that, it costs about $25,000 to fill a four-drawer cabinet that holds 15-20,000 files, and $2,000 per year to maintain it.

To save on paper, labor, and space costs, many companies are moving (at least partially) to digital documents. And if you’re ready to take that step, we can help. Read more about our document scanning services in a previous blog here.

2. Sliding Storage Shelvingstorage solutions for increasing capacity in small spaces

Many times it’s not the storage system itself that takes up all your space, it’s actually the space you need to access the system. Like the space for the drawer to extend in a lateral file cabinet, or the aisles between each row of shelving.

Sliding storage shelving gets rid of this unnecessary access space, and gives you back the floor space. Find out how sliding storage shelving works to get rid of clutter and save space here.

3. Oblique Hanging Compartments

Directly transferring office files into a perfectly organized open shelving system means you could fit three times the number of files into half the floor space required with lateral or vertical drawer file cabinets. But how can you transfer top tab files to open shelving without converting to side tab folders? You do it with Oblique hanging compartments.

The Oblique hanging compartments enable you to move to a more efficient style of storage shelving, without converting your filing system. Take a look at all the available Oblique hanging compartments here.

4. Rotary Storage Cabinets

Rotary storage cabinets work for everything in your office including files, office supplies, boxes, binders, books computer media, and more. And since the cabinets have two sides and spin 360 degrees, they provide way more storage capacity in much less space.

In fact, you can fit the stuff from 3 lateral cabinets in just one rotary storage cabinet. Find out what else you gain with rotary storage cabinets here.

These are just a few storage solutions for increasing capacity in less office space. To see more options click here. Or you can give us a call at 1-855-786-7667, and we can design a personalized storage system just for you.

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Industrial Shelving with Drawers for Small Parts & Tool Storage

Inadequate small parts and tool storage leads to many issues: missing items; workers getting hurt reaching for stored items; costly mix ups shipping items; not being able to find what you need quickly; wasted space; and so much more.

Our solution for improving your storage and making it work better for your small parts and tool storage is industrial shelving with drawers. This versatile system with sturdy construction and distinctive appearance will add value to your storage area. Check out the comparison below to see what you can gain from industrial shelving with drawers.

standard shelving and industrial shelving with drawers comparison

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Find the Right Industrial Shelving with Drawers

Industrial shelving with drawers is available in numerous sizes and configurations to meet your specific small parts and tool storage needs. Size options include:

  • 9-15 drawers
  • 75” or 87” heights
  • 36”, 42”, or 48” widths
  • 18” or 24” depth

Here are some additional features of the industrial shelving with drawers:industrial shelving with drawers for small parts and tool storage

  • Closed sides and back panels
  • Floor anchor kit (shelving with drawers must be anchored to the floor)
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Drawers and drawer mounting brackets
  • Drawers come with or without adjustable partitions and divider compartments
  • Each drawer has a 400 lb load capacity with 100% extension for full access to drawer contents

More Drawer Options for Small Parts and Tool Storage

If you aren’t interested in shelving and just want the drawers for small parts and tool storage, we have more two more options available: stationary modular drawer cabinets and modular drawer cabinets on wheels. These cabinets offer the same heavy-duty storage with even more drawers.

You can find all of these storage solutions and more from us online at StoreMoreStore. And if you need help or can’t find exactly what you want, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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How to Clear the Clutter in Your Office & Get Organized

Reduce Clutter and Get OrganizedClutter is something everyone hates. We devote an entire season to getting organized and reducing clutter…spring cleaning anyone? While you can throw away or donate many of the items your office doesn’t need to hold onto, some things you really do need to keep.

And what’s more, you need a place to store all of these items. But before you put it all in filing cabinets, check out these other storage solutions that will help you clear the clutter in your office.

Shelving with Drawers for Small Office Supplies

Behind every cabinet door and on every shelf is a coffee cup devoted to storing pens and a can of full of paper clips. These small office supplies – pens, highlighters, paper clips, sticky notes, white out, etc. – accumulate all over your office, creating unnecessary clutter. And they take up a ridiculous amount of space.

A better place to store these items would be in drawers: specifically in shelving with drawers. While typically used in industrial facilities for storing small parts, shelving with drawers are a great solution for storing small office supplies.

The drawers are heavy-duty and can easily handle the weight of any amount of office supplies. Because you can add dividers to the drawers, you can store a variety of items within one drawer while still keeping everything organized. And most importantly, you’ll reduce the clutter that these items create.

Adjustable Shelving for Packages

Small businesses might not have an entire room or staff of people devoted to handling mail and packages. Yet you’ll still have mail and packages delivered to your office on a daily basis. And this wouldn’t be a big deal – except in most cases the packages sit by the door for days at a time before anyone claims them.

Instead of just using a table and stacking packages on top and around it, consider adjustable shelving. Keeping packages and mail in shelving reduces the cluttered appearance. And since the shelves can be adjusted to fit every size package, you won’t have to worry about the packages not fitting in the space.

Wood Lockers for Personal Items

So what happens to their personal items (purses, jackets, umbrellas, laptops, briefcases, etc.) when your employees have a very tiny workspace? Typically, it ends up all over their desks, on the back of the chair, or even on the floor. And what happens when a very important client comes in for a meeting or you’re showing the office to a potential employee? Not the best first impression.

While you can’t offer a private office with large storage space to every employee (who has the space for that!), you can offer them a small wood locker for storing their personal items.

And when you just don’t have the time or energy to declutter and organize, you can just cover everything up with rolling security doors!

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Freestanding Garment Racks for Businesses Storing Hanging Clothes

Clothes aren’t just hanging in our closets at home. Many businesses store garments likesingle tier freestanding garment rack for hanging clothes

  • Costume shops and theaters store performance outfits
  • Schools store marching band uniforms
  • Universities store athletic clothes and jerseys
  • Churches store choir robes
  • Police departments store uniforms
  • Medical facilities store lab coats and scrubs

Keeping garments organized and properly stored is essential for their preservation. Our solution for your business is freestanding garment racks. The freestanding garment racks are constructed from commercial quality steel to offer exceptional strength and durability; something you just won’t get from the cheap, flimsy wire racks.

Features of the Freestanding Garment Rackstwo level freestanding hanging garment rack for business storage

  • Available with one or two rods
  • Depths: 24″ and 30″
  • Widths: 30″, 36″, 42″, and 48″
  • Height: 76-1/4″
  • Powder coat finish that’s scratch and corrosion resistant
  • Available in 20 different colors
  • Designed to sit against a wall or stand in the middle of the floor
  • Side panels (uprights) made of 18 gauge steel
  • Shelves and brackets are adjustable on 1-1/2″ centers
  • Comes with two 2″ kick plates
  • Easy assembly with only a rubber mallet
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Shop Now for Your Freestanding Garment Racks

If you need to customize your freestanding garment racks, it’s not a problem! Just some of the ways you can personalize the freestanding garment racks for your clothing storage include locking doors to make them into cabinets; adding drawers for shoes or folded items; including back panels; or incorporating pull out reference shelves. All you have to do is give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

Want the freestanding garment racks just the way they are? Then, visit us online and shop now!

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3 Types of Mail Sorters for Organizing Mail in Your Office

3 Types of Mail Sorters for Organizing Office MailIf you are wondering how to organize mail in your office, one of the best things you can invest in is a mail sorter. And with several different types of mail sorters available, it’s easy to find the one that will best suit your needs!

Stand-Alone Mail Sorters

A great floor saving unit is a stand-alone mail sorter. This large sorter stands by itself just like a typical shelving unit. You can choose from many different types of stand-alone mail sorters. For example some units have a retractable work surface for looking through mail and literature. You can use the surface and then push it back in when you don’t need it anymore.

The shelves on the stand-alone mail sorters come in three different sizes: standard, legal, and oversize. Each shelf is adjustable on 1 inch increments with full support on both sides. You can also easily adjust the shelf even if it’s fully loaded with papers.

Pass Thru Mail Sorters

If you are looking for a way to conveniently pass mail from one area to another, then what you need is a pass thru mail sorter. These dual sided open back sorters allow you to place your mail in one side of the sorter and retrieve it from the other side of the sorter.

For example, you can mount a pass thru sorter in the wall of your mailroom to allow mailroom staff to sort mail into slots from inside the mailroom and employees to retrieve mail from outside the mailroom. This saves time distributing mail to various offices by mailroom personnel. Doors can be added to the pass thru sorters for additional security if required.

Desktop Mail Sorters

Desktop mail sorters are the smaller counterparts of the stand-alone mail sorters. They’re small enough to fit on desks or tables while still offering all the same benefits including:

  • trays slide in and out on tracks making opening heights between shelves easy to adjust.
  • full length name labels that are easy to change.
  • no sharp edges to guard fast moving hands when sorting mail.
  • comes fully assembled – just open the carton, set the mail sorter in place, and slide in the sorter shelves to use.
  • a large variety of sorter color finishes to match any office décor.

These are just three types of mail sorters you can find online at StoreMoreStore. And if you have any questions or want some assistance, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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4 MORE Lateral Cabinet Alternatives to Save Office Space

4 more alternatives to lateral cabinetsBack in October, we told you about four space saving alternatives to lateral cabinets. And based on the popularity of that post, we’ve decided to tell you about four more storage systems you can use instead of lateral cabinets.

Pull-Out Shelving

Pull-out shelving is very simple; each section of shelving pulls out when you need access to stored items and retracts back in when not in use. And even though you’re using shelving instead of cabinets, you can still lock up each section.

As an added bonus, if you have tight spaces like alcoves or wall columns, pull-out storage shelving is a great solution. The shelving fits in these typically unusable spaces and turns them into productive storage areas.

Flipper Door Cabinets

There are many advantages to using flipper door cabinets:

  • Increased storage capacity: offer 60% more folder storage capacity in the same space as lateral file cabinets.
  • Better use of vertical space: extend higher than traditional lateral cabinets to use extra vertical space as storage space.
  • Filing options: you can use a more efficient color-coded end tab filing system.

Box Shelving

In many offices, boxes are just stacked on top of lateral cabinets. But really, boxes should be stored in their own shelving. Box shelving makes better use of space and makes it easier for employees to access the boxes. Not to mention how much better your office will look without all those unsightly boxes piled everywhere.

Roller Shelves

Typically, books and binders are kept facing up, which doesn’t necessarily make the best use of your space Roller shelves, on the other hand, store large books and binders flat on their side. The openings are smaller, but they maximize the number of books that will fit in the unit.

The reason they are called roller shelves is because each shelf has a set of rollers. Books and binders sit on top of the rollers. So that way, when you reach to grab a big, heavy book stored way up high, you have some extra help!

Same as before, you can find all of these storage alternatives to lateral cabinets online from StoreMoreStore! And if you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-786-7667.

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