There’s no doubt we’re all carrying heavier loads these days. Since the standard work day for many people has become nine to ten hours long, and our work has become more mobile, we’re now transporting lots of extra “stuff” everywhere we go. From work files to bulging briefcases to overloaded purses, our backs are breaking and our portable filling needs are growing.
Aside from professional organizers and Monica from “Friends”, there aren’t many people in this world who get excited by the task of filing. No, for most people, just the idea of filing is a scary prospect. But whether we like it or not, keeping good files is essential. And keeping track of those files is even more important. After all, what good is a file if you can’t find it when you need it? Keeping your files in order and on-hand doesn’t have to feel like punishment when you create the right system that works for you.
Similarly, transporting files doesn’t have to be mundane when you find the product that meets your needs. Whether you’re a consultant on the road or a busy mom; there’s no reason your files can’t look pulled together even if you feel the exact opposite.
Portable file carriers come in a variety of sizes, so think about your needs before choosing one. Do you carry between five to ten slim files on a constant basis? If so, a small, one-handled, accordion-type tote might do the job. Or, if you need regular access to 30-40 thick files or literature to distribute, you may require a large, durable file box that requires two hands for lifting.
And just because you’re carrying files, you don’t have to do so in a paper sack! Streamline your materials, give your files the order they deserve, and add a little style to your everyday.