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Files and Storage For More Office Zen

Office Zen

Nothing can transform your office experience faster than an organized and compact storage solution to reduce clutter and streamline your documents. Below are six of the most versatile storage and filing solutions around that can bring a little more zen to your workspace.

Safco has a mesh file cart that features three drawers together with one file cube for hanging file folders with lockable swivel casters so you can move it to where it’s needed most. My favorite thing about this cart is its 27″ height, which should tuck neatly under most desks and worksurfaces. The modern, onyx steel mesh has a durable, powder-coat finish. Safco offers a limited lifetime warranty with this file cart and at well under $150 provides some of the best value in this price range for file carts.

Lorell offers a heavy-gauge steel, commercial-grade vertical filing cabinet at less than half the cost of its competitors. Available in both black and light gray, this four drawer vertical file is lockable and opens and closes smoothly and quietly on a ball-bearing suspension. At 22″ deep for your files, there are deeper filing cabinets offered with Lorell as well as HON brand. However, if you’re in the market for a filing cabinet under $200, this is really the best money can buy.

If you’ve got a bit more space for a lateral file, why not add some additional shelving on top? This Lorell lateral file drawer combo unit provides easy cable management and has height-adjustable shelving. It’s essentially a file, bookcase, and printer stand all-in-one. This lateral file is made of sturdy steel construction with a baked enamel finish. All of this comes in at 36″ wide and the file drawers have pull handles that run the whole length of the unit. If space is at a premium, this is among the best multi-tasking options for your workplace.

You don’t need to be an attorney or a prolific writer to have a bookshelf in your office space. And if you’re looking for thick, hardwood shelving, again it’s Lorell that has it at an amazing price. With a weight rating of 110 lb. on each shelf, this adjustable shelving bookcase will support your heaviest book collection without any problem. The shelves measure 3/4″ in thickness and it’s covered in a rich laminate for a professional appearance. This style is available in as large as a six shelf variety and presents the best hardwood bookcase value around.

One of the largest office trends of today is standup workstations, due to the ergonomic and energy benefits. The Max Stax standup workstation can also convert to a printer/fax stand as needed and adds mobility, with 3″ locking casters. This workstation is slim and adjustable and features a metal security rail along the back to keep any valuable gadgets protected.

When you’re traveling for work and need to keep important files secure, Storex has a portable file box with built-in steel rails for your hanging fie folders to smoothly glide across. For an extra layer of security, this file box has a slot especially for padlocks if needed. My favorite thing about this box is the lid, which has a large storage compartment for quick access to your most frequently used documents.

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