Filing supplies in the UK
Hi all - So I've recently moved from the US to Britain. Something that is driving me a little nuts is the different way that filing cabinets are set up here. I am used to having a bunch of hanging file folders (I know this is what David Allen says NOT to do) and then within my hanging files having a bunch of manila folders. So I might have a hanging folder labeled "Car" and inside I would have manila folders labeled "Title" "Current Insurance" "Repair Records" etc.
However, in Britain there are two issues. First of all, hanging folders are designed to slot together into one continuous set. This is good because no paper can fall between the hanging folders, I guess. But it makes it harder to put a new hanging folder between two others.
And then there's no real subfolder equivalent of a manila folder with a tab sticking up, like these. You can get foolscap folders, but they don't have top tabs, and they aren't as sturdy as the manila folders that I'm used to.
I need a new methodology. Are there any British GTD'ers who can explain the Zen of filing in the UK?
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