When I’m working with clients to help organize their paper, they often do not have any filing cabinets, or if they do, it’s usually a 2-drawer metal cabinet in the office or basement that never gets used. Understandably, they don’t want an ugly filing cabinet in their kitchen or family room (where the mail gets sorted), so the piles begin because the filing storage is not convenient.
If you are dealing with a lot of paperwork in the kitchen, or other high ******* area, then that’s where your filing storage needs to be. Sometimes a file box is not enough, or it gets in the way. But, instead of using a clunky, rusty metal filing cabinet, get an attractive filing cabinet instead! Think of it as a real furniture piece, then you’ll be able to get over the additional cost. At online stores like Home Decorator’s Collection, you can find attractive “furniture-like” filing cabinets that you won’t mind having in the family room, hallway or, even, the kitchen. You can tuck away bills, kids’ school papers, and other important documents in style. Perfect for a bedroom office space, pieces like the Oxford File Cabinet could easily double as a bedside table. The Oxford 3-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet would fit seamlessly into bedroom décor as a dresser.
For living room or dining room file storage, try a console-style file cabinet that could also serve as a buffet, like the Martha Stewart Living Larsson File Console. Instead of stashing files in dusty drawers in the attic or basement, these beautiful pieces allow you to match your file cabinet to the style of your home, keeping important paperwork conveniently within reach.
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If storing paperwork is the least of your worries right now, and you first need to focus on getting your paperwork in order, get some help and Take Back Control of Your Paper Clutter!