After reading GTD, I stopped reading in the chapter that talks about files and filing equipment. I want to remain in that chapter until I get this iportant issues solved, with your help.
Dave states that hanging files are not his first choice. If one was to use hanging files then its one file per hanging file. Ok fine, I understand that.
However I would like to file with out hanging files. I went to Staples to look at filing solutions. The young man told me his previous boss used to use filing cabinets without hanging files. He said he used a expandable paper file jackets and placed his files in those jackets and then stacked them inside the cabinet in order standing up. The files within these jackets stood up great and he could add or subtract with out sagging files if one was without these jackets. He then told me Staples had on display plastic jackets, but he could not find any.
I've noticed the new cheap under $200 filing cabinets are mostly designed with the hanging file in mind. I have some older filing cabinets at work that were originally a high quality type from 20+ years ago. They are designed with either a single back adjustable divider or multiple metal dividers that you could lift out and replace by locking the bottom of the divider into channels up and down at the bottom in the drawer. You could have up to 3 or 4 or more of these dividers. They worked pretty good for a non hanging file set up. However in todays world are they still making cabinets like that and where can I get them. Am I forced to use handing folder technology because the cabinets are dictating as such? What solutions are your using?
I'm not moving on in the chapter till I'm firmly aware and have taken action with my filing hardware. Thanks a bunch.