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Don't Give Up on Your Hanging Files!
I've had multiple client almost give-up on having a filing system, because of challenges with the green hanging files that go in the file drawer. Not all hanging files are created equal! While companies say their hanging files are standard "letter" or "legal" size, there are still slight variations in size that can make a big difference.
So, if you current hanging folders don't quite fit, don't give up. Try another brand and you might find that it is 1/6 of a centimeter difference in its width or depth. This difference can result in being able to close the drawer, or not, or having smooth flowing files. I had a client who had many drop-dead gorgeous built-in file drawers in his home office but wasn't able to use them for a long period of time because the brand of hanging files did not fit. We found another brand and fixed that problem.
Smead, Pendaflex, and store brands (Staples & Office Depot) are the most popular. I'm also exploring a newer brand "Find It" that has a significantly lower top rail of the hanging file, so that your manila file folder tabs are more visible.
posted on: 3/2/2009 8:30:00 AM by Heather Cocozza
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Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® is a Professional Organizer who organizes and designs tailored home and office solutions. She is on the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)-WDC Board of Directors 2009-2010 and is the owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC. Prior to her organizing career, Heather Cocozza worked 13 years at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an ERP Project Manager and at times traveled extensively while her "virtual" twins were between the ages of 0 to 3.
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