European source for file folders wanted
I'm looking to revamp my filing system and I've searched everywhere I could think of for a source of tabbed manilla file folders. I live in England and I've looked at the major office suppliers' websites in this country. I quick surf to US' staples.com displays them in the first box under filing, but all British sites just don't have them! It's driving me nuts! How come there is no demand over here?!?
Does anyone know of a source for A4 sized file folders in Europe?
UK source of file folders
'Elba Tabbed Folder Recycled Lightweight 180gsm A4 Buff Ref 20442 [Pack 100] - 097901'
I live in England too. I use OfficeGiant and have found them to be reliable and competitive on price.
HOWEVER, I would recommend you carefully consider using square cut folders. Also use foolscap if you can, to leave more space for A4 papers.
'Concord Square Cut Folder Recycled Pre-punched 270gsm Foolscap Buff Ref 43202 [Pack 100] - 001871'
The advantages of the square cut folders are:
- No tabs to get bent or damaged
- (heavier weight (270gsm), in this case, so folders won't get damaged so quickly anyway)
- No worries about keeping a left-to-right sequence when you insert an extra folder in your filing system.
- No worries about running out of folders with the tab in a particular position first.
- No worries about long labels running off the end of the tab
- Easier to scan with your your eyes when all labels lined up
- Looks neater, I believe
Please judge for yourself from these photos of my system:
Tabbed folders for Europe
Originally Posted by ChristinaSkaskiw
I live in Italy and I had the same trouble. Through a colleague of mine, I bought the Elba folders. But I found the Philip idea great!
Another complete filing system
The german company 'Mappei' www.mappei.de produces a complete filing system (folders, tabs, boxes, furniture, bags...) that have helped me set up my GTD System, and it keeps infesting my whole company with its very sophisticated simplicity.
Thanks for all your input
Most helpful input from all of you! Will consider the square cut folders.
Foolscap folder size 35.0cm
Foolscap square cut folders are 35.0cm