We all know that less is the new more. Simple and understated has now replaced big and over extravagant. But you don’t have to sacrifice style and beauty for functionality. You can have both style and function while remaining simple and understated.
One area where I see this a lot is in file containers. Many of my clients do not want to bring in the oh so dreaded monstrous metal file cabinet. AHHHH!!! For many people they may not have the space for such a large obtrusive piece in their home. People often get excited about finally getting organized and adding a new filing system to help them corral the paper, but they get stuck with determining where the new files will go. So what’s a space challenged and style conscious person to do?
Here are a few products I have found to that are smaller than the standard file cabinet but can do the job in a more attractive way.
1. Bristol Storage Stool from The Container Store
This is pretty cool. There are many people who need to have files handy in their living space but want to keep them concealed. Here is a cleaver and stylish way to do that. The Bristol Storage Stool can be used for general storage or can hold letter sized hanging files. It has a padded top and you could group two or more of them together to make a side table or coffee table. This product is perfect for a living area or home office. Priced at $79.00 each.
2. File Box with Hinged Lid from Crate and Barrel
Sized at 14″x13.5″x12″H this box can sit on a shelf, desktop, or tuck underneath a desk. These boxes are stackable and sturdy and come in a brown faux leather finish. I like these boxes because they have the cutout handles which make them easy to carry and include hanging bars to hold your letter sized hanging file folders. Priced at $69.95 each available at Crate and Barrel.
Keep in mind that the average household will need at least a two drawer file cabinet, and I have personally found that most families need at least three drawers. So you may need to purchase 2-4 of these smaller file storage containers depending on the number of files you have and complexity of your filing system.
What do you use to store your home files?
Enjoy stylish filing!
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