No matter what industry you are in, chances are that your company needs some storage. The business world is starting to put more documents and files online, but that doesn’t mean that they are gone yet. Fortunately, there are several options these days for office managers and employees to organize their documents the way that works best for them. Gone are the days of plain boring filing cabinets. (Sure, these are still available, but this is no longer your only option!)
Check out our list below to see some different types of cabinets to see if any fit your unique office needs.
Vertical file cabinets are the name for the standard file system that you will find in most offices. They have remained a staple in offices across the world for a reason – they are sturdy and take up very little space, thanks to their vertical design. If you are in a smaller office or you have limited space, then a vertical file cabinet may be the perfect fit for you.
In addition, if you need more space quickly, it is easy to purchase one or more cabinets without having to accommodate a large metal filing cabinet.
Lateral filing cabinets serve a similar need as vertical file cabinets, but these are significantly wider and take up more space, consequently. If you have room for one of these style cabinets, they are a solid investment, as they can hold more than twice as many files as a traditional vertical cabinet.
One downside here is that their width can make them harder to place in the office. You will need a dedicated space for these cabinets and it can be hard to decide when to buy another set. On the contrary, this is a great way to keep more files next to each other, as opposed to separating files across several smaller filing cabinets.
Need something a little shorter that can fit in a cubicle or small office space? Then a pedestal file cabinet may be the solution you are looking for. These cabinets are made to fit underneath a desk, often sitting as part of an office cubicle set up. Different choices offer top drawers for office supplies with larger filing drawers underneath.
Rolling file cabinets are similar to pedestal file cabinets, as they are smaller in size and can fit underneath a desk, but these are on wheels. Files can easily be moved around the office or re-arranged.
Storage cabinets are designed with wide open shelving for a wide variety of items to be kept safe in the office. Office managers can keep these locked or open, depending on the contents. Additionally, these are great for storage as they can easily be customized to fit a wide range of object sizes.
While we hope to never encounter a fire problem, there is always that possibility. Fireproof file cabinets are built thicker and stronger to save any documents inside in the event of a fire or flood. For a business with sensitive documents that can’t be replaced, fireproof file cabinets are a necessity.