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Choosing the Right Office Cabinets

Office cabinets for storage and filing purposes are vital in today’s small office spaces. It is essential to select cabinets that optimize storage and at the same time match your office decor. Here are some tips to help you choose better.

Vertical or Lateral

Office cabinets are primarily of two types, lateral and vertical. Each style has its own utilities and should be used according to the available space and requirements.

Vertical cabinets-These cabinets are more common. They occupy minimal floor space, are taller and have more depth. This results in larger storage capacity. Although compact, these cabinets however need more space to open. For example, when a drawer (to store hanging files) is open it occupies a space equal to the drawer length of 29 inches. So at least that amount space should be available so that the entire drawer space can be utilized and the drawer can be opened fully.

A traditional vertical drawer has two to four drawers, and big enough to hold legal size documents. These kinds of cabinets are a long term investment as they can store large amount of data and can be easily transported due to its compactness.

Lateral Cabinets- These too have drawers, but instead of being tall and narrow, they are short and wide. The drawers in these kinds of office cabinets are placed side by side instead of top to bottom. Here, you have a choice in how you want to stack your files in the cabinet. You can stack them from left to right with the files facing the sides of the drawer, or they could be arranged back to front in multiple rows. You can also place smaller box files in these cabinets.

These office cabinets can also be used as a workspace. The top surface of the cabinet can be converted to a desk such that you get the benefit of both storage and workplace in a single piece of furniture. Since the drawer does not take up much space when opened, it does not require as much walking space. By opening the drawer a little, you get access to a lot of files. However, these benefits are offset by storage capacity when compared to vertical cabinets.

Materials used

Steel is the popular choice when it comes to selecting office cabinets. Since office cabinets are used frequently by different people, it is subject to heavy wear and tear. Steel is durable and can withstand abuse.

Some people opt for wooden cabinets to match their existing tables or decor.. However, these are ideal for offices which do not use the cabinets as extensively. Wood is obviously not as durable as steel to tolerate the daily wear and tear, so it is imperative to choose your cabinets accordingly.

To summarize, proper storage helps keep employees organized ad work flowing more efficiently. It is necessary to plan ahead and select the appropriate office cabinets to store your documents safely as well as ensure mobility around the office. Please go through our different collections to locate the right office cabinets.

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