4 Office Tweaks that Increase Space & Productivity
Two of the biggest office complaints are a lack of space and low productivity. It would be nice if we could all work constantly without taking up any physical area, but that’s just not possible yet. Employees actually work better when they are comfortable, focused, and have the right amount of collaboration or private space. This doesn’t mean you have to completely redesign your whole office. You can actually just tweak a few things to get many of the same results in increased space and productivity.
1. Instead of replacing your whole storage system, add a movable tracked system.
Storage can take up a lot of space. But it doesn’t have to. Instead of adding more rows of shelving or lateral cabinets that will all need a lot of space, think about putting them on tracks. This way you removed the aisles typically needed to access stored items. (Check out our selection movable tracked systems that you can use to maximize your storage space.)
2. Create a collaborative space quickly with nest-n-stack tables.
There aren’t always meetings happening in the conference room, so many times it just sits there empty and only gets used when teams need to collaborate. Now, you can use it for more with the nest-n-stack tables. They set-up in seconds for easy collaboration, and then fold down and stack up just as fast to move out of the way for other activities.
3. Use hanging compartments so you don’t have to convert your filing system.
Top tab, end tab, color coded, large and small. More than likely over the years your filing system has changed, leaving you with a lot of different types of files. Instead of spending the time and money converting all of those files to one system (that you may not like within a few years), put them all in hanging compartments. Any type of file will fit in the compartments, and they’ve got a magnified label that makes for easy identification and retrieval.
4. For extra storage security add some rolling doors.
Locking file cabinets are great for securing information. Too bad they take up so much space and won’t store anything but top tab files. An easy solution to store all kinds of information is to move items to open shelving. But what about the security? Well, all you have to do is add rolling doors, and instantly everything is safe and secure.
With all of these innovative products, you will easily make the most of your space and keep your employees productive. And if you didn’t see what you were looking for, visit us online at StoreMoreStore or give us a call 1-855-786-7667. We are happy to help!
How to Organize Documents in Your Shelving
So you’ve got some shelving and a bunch of documents. Too bad that’s not all you need to actually organize all that paper. It won’t do any good to just stack a pile of papers on you shelving. You need documents to be easily accessible; otherwise, you would have just got rid of them. There are numerous ways to organize documents in your shelving, but here are some of our favorites.
Store Groups of Folders, Forms, Brochures, and Documents in Oblique Compartments
Oblique compartments hang in your shelving. The compartments are large enough to hold folders and many, many documents. This makes them a great solution for organizing forms and brochures. The magnified color-coded labels on all Oblique compartments keep all your documents easy to find too.
Store Large Documents, Drawings, and Blueprints Rolled in Cubby Shelves
If you have large documents like drawings and blue prints, your best bet is to store them rolled up. They’re safe from damage and take up way less space. But you can’t just store them rolled up in a pile on the floor or on any type of shelving. Specially designed cubby shelves are the ideal solution for storing rolled up large documents.
Store Legal File Folders in Redrope Pockets with Tabbies Handles
If you have legal case files, you want to keep them grouped together. That way nothing gets lost. But when you have so many folders, it can be hard to do. That’s why redrope pockets are a great solution for storing documents in your shelving. The expanding gusset lets you store all your legal file folders in one place. And if you add a Tabbies handle, you can use it as a color coded label that will not only make finding files easier, the handle will also protect your redrope pockets!
Find All These and More Solutions Online From StoreMoreStore
These are just a few of the ways to organize documents in your shelving. And you can find them all online at StoreMoreStore. If you need any help or have questions about storing your documents, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
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 Style
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 Type
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!
Tabbies Handles Protect Your Redrope Pockets From Damage
Are 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.
The 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 Handles
- 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.
4 Solutions for Increasing Storage Capacity in Less Office Space
All 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 Shelving
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.
Document Scanning: Answers to 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For several years now, StoreMoreStore has provided businesses with cost-effective, efficient solutions for storing their documents. So far, all of these solutions have been physical: shelving, racks, cabinets, etc. But now we are offering something new – document scanning services. That’s right, we will now scan your documents so that you can store them virtually and not have to worry about storing any more paper. Welcome to the paperless office. (click here to order your service online now)
Types of Documents We Can Scan?
One of the first things you’re probably wondering is what type of documents can be scanned. Well we can definitely scan more than just 8×11 paper. In fact, we can scan:
- Drawings (architectural plans, construction blueprints, engineering and mechanical drawings)
- Photos and Aerial Photographs
- Maps (geological, topographic, and petroleum)
- Posters, Art Renderings and Commercial Graphics
What Size Documents We Can Scan?
We can scan a wide range of documents in many different sizes. The largest sized document we can scan is 36″ x 72″. And we can handle documents up to 1/8″ thick.
What Format are the Scanned Documents?
Our team will scan your documents at 300dpi and then upload them to a secure server as a PDF, TIFF, or JPG for you to download. Depending on your needs, you can choose from any of these three popular formats. And we have options if you prefer your documents black and white or in color.
Who is Responsible for Shipping?
The customer is responsible for shipping documents to our facility; however, we will pay for return shipping (standard ground shipping by USPS, UPS, or FEDEX in the United States only).
What is NOT Included in Our Services?
There are a few things that we don’t offer as part of our services. This includes:
- Prep work (Removing of staples, etc.)
- Image enhancements and manipulation
- Delicate materials that could possibly be damaged
You can order our document scanning services online directly from our website. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-786-7667.
4 File Storage Systems Every Business Should Own
Ever since the advent of the copy machine, businesses are storing more paper than ever. And as much as we talk about going paperless, that just doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon. So what are you to do with the piles of files all over your office? If you said keep them in lateral file cabinets, you’d be wrong. There are so many alternatives – both big and small – to lateral cabinets that will easily organize all of your paper. Here are the top 4 file storage systems that your business should own.
1. Sliding Mobile Shelves
Sliding mobile shelves are the modern answer to the lateral cabinet. The shelves use way less space, can store more than just files, are easy to access, and can be secured with doors. Your holiday decorations can be kept in the back shelves, while all your active files are stored up front. This set-up ensures that stored items are centralized to improve productivity.
2. Mail Sorters
Do you have a bunch of files on your desk? Or a large amount of brochures and forms? Either way, there’s a mail sorter that can store any type of paperwork you’ve got because they aren’t just for mail anymore. Use a small desktop mail sorter on your desk to organize files. Then put a large one in the office to manage brochures and forms.
3. Oblique Shelf Organizers
Have you ever actually used that space overhead in your cubicle, or is it mostly just a junk drawer? With the Oblique shelf organizer it becomes file storage. The compartments hang down to easily organize and store files.
4. Rotary File Cabinets
Double the storage capacity, plus space for other items besides files, AND the ability to lock up: You get all of this with rotary file cabinets. The cabinets can also be used to divide large areas or they fit in tight corners.
Shop for Your New File Storage System Today
If you’re ready to ditch the lateral file cabinets and upgrade to one of these modern file storage systems, you can find them all online at StoreMoreStore. And if you need any help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-786-7667.
Filing Supplies | Folders & Pockets | File Labels | Shelving Dividers
Getting papers organized is all about having the right filing products. At StoreMoreStore we have a variety of filing supplies to help you create a filing system that will get your paperwork organized while keeping it accessible. Here are just some of the filing supplies we offer:
Folders and Pockets
End tab folders and classification folders are your standard solution for storing papers and documents. They are an inexpensive way to keep everything you need all in one place.
Redrope file pockets work great for lawyers that need to store multiple documents and case files in one place. They even have a handle that enables you to easily grab the pocket.
Hanging file pockets allow you to store even more paperwork in less space. And they can be used on shelving, in file cabinets, in drawers, and even in overhead cubicle space.
Tabbies file pocket labels have a large writing area for you to name your folder. They also double as a handle for redrope file pockets and come in a variety of colors.
Smead ColorBar labels print one-piece labels from color bar label printing software from an ordinary office printer. The colorbar printing software and file folder name labels make organization, categorization and identification of files quick and easy.
Shelving dividers are one of the best ways to keep your files grouped and standing upright within their appropriate categories. In addition, the dividers keep your files packed just snuggly enough for easy access.
Need More Filing Supplies?
These are just some of the great options for filing supplies you can find from us at StoreMoreStore. If you have any questions or need any help, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
3 Most Popular Ways to Store Technical Drawings
Engineers, architects, and construction managers all have one major thing in common – the need to efficiently store technical drawings. The best option is to scan them. But if your company can’t do that, then you need another way to store them. Here are 3 of the most popular ways to store technical drawings.
1. Rolled Up in Cubby Shelves
Rolling up your technical drawings and storing them in cubby shelves works great for most document types and sizes. You can store multiple sized drawings within just one cubby. And because they are rolled up, they are easy to access. Another reason to store technical drawings in cubby shelves is that your drawings are up off the floor and safe from potential damage. Finally, the cubby shelves are very cost-effective when you have a large amount of technical drawings to store.
2. Flattened in Flat File Cabinets
Within each drawer of the flat file cabinets you can store a large amount of technical drawings. And because they are stored flat instead of folded, you can be sure there won’t be any creases or marks. The cabinets also protect your drawings from potential environmental damage. The flat file cabinets are more expensive; however, if you need your technical drawings secure, they are your best option.
3. Suspended in Hanging File Compartments
If you group technical drawings together and need them labeled, then storing them suspended in hanging file compartments is a great option. The hanging file compartments also work really well if you already have shelving in place because the compartments will fit right in. And once again because your drawings are stored flat, they are safe from damage.
There are many different ways you can store your technical drawings, but these are by far the most popular. And you can find them all online from us at StoreMoreStore. And if you need another option or have any questions, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
Oblique Shelf Organizers Efficiently Store Files & Documents
Are you tired of papers, files, and mail cluttering what little space you have on your desk? You know you could use that space above your cubicle. Of course you’re probably worried that everything will still end up in piles and that doesn’t really help your situation.
The Product You Need to Get Organized
You need something that will actually get you organized. Papers labeled in the right folders; documents sorted by department; mail organized by date.
Well StoreMoreStore has the product for you, Oblique shelf organizers! The Oblique shelf organizer conveniently fits in your overhead cubicle to efficiently organize documents, forms, literature, mail, and more.
How the Oblique Shelf Organizers Work
All you have to do is simply set the unit in your cubicle, add the hanging folders with name labels, and start organizing. And by the way, when you purchase the Oblique shelf organizers from us we will include a set of Oblique V-Base and Box-Base hanging file folders absolutely free! Each folder comes with a convenient magnified label holder viewing lens and comes with a set of while name labels.
The standard widths for the Oblique Shelf Organizer are 33-3/4”, 39-34”, and 45-3/4”, but if you have other needs you can always call us toll free at 1-855-786-7667 for a custom size to fit your space.
Shop now at StoreMoreStore for your space efficient Oblique Shelf Organizer!