23 Aug A cool new tool for filing: Filertek
If you were to survey our LivingOrderSA clients, managing papers is pretty much one of their least favorite things to do. Part of the reason is because there’s so much of it. The other reason is because the supplies and/or system they’re using aren’t conducive to their needs.
One of the supplies that is often used in filing cabinets – but doesn’t quite work the way you intend – is manila folders. They often flop over, causing you to “lose” a file or two. This is why I recommend hanging file folders.
A lot of people hate hanging file systems because they don’t want to deal with the tabs. That’s where a nifty new tool comes in:
You can use a dry erase marker to write on your label. It doesn’t get wiped off because it’s covered by a plastic shield which closes over it. When it’s time for the folder to be used for something else, the dry erase label can easily be, well, erased and reused. The tabs slide on effortlessly to the top of the hanging file, and they hold up nicely to back and forth movement, as well as taking files in and out.
I’ve been using mine for just over a month, and I now recommend them to my clients. They save me time and effort, and I love that!