As tax time looms, it’s wise to think about file storage Tax records and other rarely accessed documents don’t need to be stored in file cabinets (unless you have an abundance of file drawer space). For example, file storage boxes are stackable and can provide more flexibility.
Here are three types of effective file storage solutions:
- Split-lid file boxes. This type of file box features a lid that’s hinged in the middle, allowing you to access files from either end without removing the lid. The Split Lid Stacking File Box (23 inches wide by 13.75 inches high by 11 inches deep) is also clear so you can easily identify the contents of each box, even when they’re stacked. Runners along the interior hold letter-size hanging files in place. The Stackable Split-Lid File Box is similar but smaller (14.25 inches wide by 11.25 inches high by 10.5 inches deep).
- Collapsible file boxes. Cardboard file boxes are the best known and most economical type of collapsible file storage. Their main advantage (aside from cost) is that they take up little space when not in use.
- File box storage racks. If you need to store at least 6 file boxes, a file box storage rack is advisable. The File Box Storage System is a good example–it features 18 slots to securely hold file boxes or file storage totes (sold separately). Constructed from durable PVC, the rack is strong enough to support up to 1000 pounds. Clamps to secure the rack to a wall are included. Another option is the Heavy-Duty Storage Rack, designed to hold up to 80 letter/legal archival boxes.