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How to Organize Your Paper Filing System
Start with Categories & Oblique Hanging Compartments
An article from The Wall Street Journal states, “The average U.S. executive wastes six weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files.” Organizing paperwork is essential for your business; especially when employees are spending more time looking for information when they could be doing something that generates revenue. A quick and easy solution for organizing your paper filing system is to group items by category. And to implement this system, all you need is oblique hanging compartments.
Decide Which Categories You Want for Your Paper Filing System
The first step is to decide on the categories you want to use. For example, a small business might want to categorize their filing system by department (ex. marketing, human resources, accounting). On the other hand, a law firm might choose to categorize paperwork by the cases they’re working on. However you choose to categories your paper filing system, just make sure it’s consistent and easy to use.
Labeling is Easy with the Oblique Hanging Compartments
The next part is where the Oblique hanging compartments come in. Once you’ve got the categories decided, you can create the labels for the compartments. An added bonus to the Oblique system is the labels. You can create color coded labels (one color for each department) or you can use a standard white label. The labels are also magnified, which makes them easier to read from a distance.
Store More Types of Paperwork in Oblique Compartments
And because the hanging compartments are larger than a typical manila folder, they’re able to hold more and different types of items. You can store papers, brochures, photographs, folders, and more within just one hanging compartment. And you won’t have to worry about tears or splits since the Oblique products are made out of ultra-strong material and weighted to hold 20-25 pounds.
Use Oblique Hanging Compartments Almost Anywhere
The last thing to do is put away your hanging compartments. They can go anywhere from an overhead cubicle to lateral file cabinets, but they work best in open shelving. The reason is that the Oblique compartments are designed to maximize every inch of available space. And by using an open shelving storage system, you’ll save more space in your office.
You’ll find all of our Oblique hanging compartments online at our store. And if you need assistance getting started setting up your paper filing system, it’s no problem! We will help. Just give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
Save Time & Space – A Direct File Transfer Solution
Get Organized Now With Oblique® Direct File Transfer
At StoreMoreStore, we help companies of all sizes in all industries organize their files and documents more efficiently. This means we’ve got to have many different solutions up our sleeve. Some companies are ready to make the leap from filing cabinets to open file shelving with all the great color coding end tab labeling options that go with that file system.
However, sometimes customers want to capture space savings and organization benefits without spending all the time to completely convert their existing files to a color-coded labeling system. If you do a full color-coded file conversion, you have to buy new folders and color coded labels for every single record in your organization. Then, there’s the time it takes to physically remove documents out of the old folders and into the new ones. Some companies find a full file conversion too time consuming, costly in terms of materials, and disruptive to the normal flow of work.
Using Your Top Tab Folders in an Oblique File System
Although color coded side tab filing systems are great and very easy to use, there’s another effective option you may want to consider. It’s called Oblique Direct File Transfer. This is a file system that uses open shelving with box bottom or “V-based” hanging compartments. These hanging compartments operate much like top tab Pendaflex®files, but have a magnified view lens on the side of the hanging file pockets instead of the top. This allows you to store your traditional top tab manila folders into vertical shelving units without any alteration to the current folders or contents.
Implementing a Oblique filing system requires very little time and effort on your part. The Oblique file system offers three levels of indexing to help you narrow your search for documents down to within a 3″ to 4″ area very quickly. This improves the time and accuracy to retreive and refile documents. Your hanging pockets can be lableled at the factory and shipped to you ready for instant setup.
Hanging Compartments = Saving Space
We believe that saving space is one of the smartest ways to help our customers reduce energy costs and save money. 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.