If you are setting up a new filing system, or frustrated with your current system, consider setting up an open shelf filing system. The biggest benefit: file shelves take up a lot less space than traditional file cabinets — like half as much space. If you’ve got a lot of files and only a little space, open file shelves and end tab file folders are the way to go.
Plus, open shelf filing system, coupled with colored coded labels or folders, are easy to maintain. That’s why open shelf filing has been the preferred method for medical offices for years. Medical offices typically have a ton of files to store. Since each section is delineated by a color band, you can spot a misfile a mile away. Comes in handy when your file folders contain life and death information!
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