Most of the file folders you buy have one – or a series of – lines/dents across the bottom of the folder. If you fold them there (about 1-2cm up the front from the way they are delivered) then the tab with the label sits higher up and pops up out of the hanging file folder, and you can throw the little crystal thingmoes in the bin, where they belong.
For completeness sake, to do the other alternative, using no suspension files(which is what David actually recommends), is to buy a filing cabinet from Bisley
with slots in the bottom for ‘compression plates
’ (which need to be purchased separately). The plates go in behind the files and support them leaning against each other, and you can move them back as you get more files in the drawer.
My take: using the former system, you have better optics but your system is almost automatically 2-3x the size it would be without the suspension files. Using the latter you need a lot less space, but it can look a bit messy.
There you go.
UK file folders website ref:
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