I agree with David's suggestion to keep the file cabinets very close to you for maximum efficiency and usability. However, I only have so much space right next to my desk (even after rearrangment of furniture). So I needed the smaller filing cabinets (15" depth). The ones I was able to find (at a good price too) are the wood ones that don't have a stable bottom...but they fit perfectly right next to my desk and are work very well otherwise.
Now that I have these filing cabinets that dont have a very strong bottom part of the drawer...I thought to simply use Hanging Folders (as suggested in the filing cabinet manual). However, I like the idea of the ease of using plain manila file folders.
So I was thinking I would have maybe two-letter (A through B) hanging folders in which I would place all the file folders that have a subject heading starting with A or B...and then have another hanging folder for C through D, etc.
Does that sound like a good system? I thought when the hanging folder got too big that I would simply swap it out for a box-bottom hanging file folder which I would keep in stock. And ofcourse, if it got really out of hand then I could simply give even further seperation by using the first hanging folder as Aa to Al, second hanging folder Al to Az, third hanging folder Ba to Bl, etc.
What do you guys think?