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Last updated: October 14, 2020

A Better Alternative to Lateral and Vertical File Cabinets

oblique side-tab hanging folders in open shelf filing unitsLateral and vertical file cabinets waste floorspace. But many businesses still use them because they don’t want to go through a file conversion. Or they are unsure of what other options are out there. If you want to save space without changing your whole file storage system, the best option is to switch to using Oblique side-tab hanging folders in open shelf filing units. (Watch a video about open shelf filing units.)

Why Open Shelf Filing Units are the Superior Choice

Open shelf filing units are far superior to lateral and vertical cabinets for many reasons such as:

  • extending higher to offer greater storage capacity
  • the ability to store more than just files
  • keeping files out in the open for easy viewing
  • taking up less floor space
  • not requiring extra space for open drawers

And best of all, open shelf filing units aren’t any more expensive than lateral and vertical cabinets. In fact, with the amount of space you save, the open units end up costing you less.

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Part
Number
Reference
Number
Letter-Size
Folders
Dimensions
D x H
Base
Type
File
Capacity
SMS-42-UFLTGY UFLT Unifile V-Base 11-5/8” x 10-1/2" V-Base Maximum 2” Capacity
SMS-42-UFLTLGY UFLTL Uni file V-Base 11-5/8” x 11-1/2" V-Base Maximum 4” Capacity
SMS-42-UFLT30GY UFLT30 Unifile-30mm Box-Base 11-5/8” x 10-1/2" Box-Base Maximum 1.19” Capacity
SMS-42-UFLT50GY UFLT50 Unifile-50mm Box-Base 11-5/8” x 10-1/2" Box-Base Maximum 2’ Capacity
SMS-42-UFLT80GY UFLT80 Unifile-80mm Box-Base 11-5/8” x 10-1/2" Box-Base Maximum 3.125” Capacity
Part
Number
Reference
Number
Legal-Size
Folders
Dimensions
D x H
Base
Type
File
Capacity
SMS-42-UFLGGY UFLG Unifile V-Base 14 5/8” x 10-1/2" V-Base Maximum 2” Capacity
SMS-42-UFLGLGY UFLGL Uni file V-Base 14-5/8” x 11-1/2" V-Base Maximum 4” Capacity
SMS-42-UFLG30GY UFLG30 Unifile-30mm Box-Base 14 5/8” x 10-1/2" Box-Base Maximum 1.19” Capacity
SMS-42-UFLG50GY UFLG50 Unifile-50mm Box-Base 14 5/8” x 10-1/2" Box-Base Maximum 2’ Capacity
SMS-42-UFLG80GY UFLG80 Unifile-80mm Box-Base 14 5/8” x 10-1/2" Box-Base Maximum 3.125” Capacity

How to Use Oblique Side-Tab Hanging Folders

shelf filing units save space with oblique hanging compartmentsOnce you have open shelf units, top-tab filing (like with lateral cabinets) isn’t convenient. But instead of converting all of your files, you can use Oblique side-tab hanging folders. The Oblique folders hang on a rail inserted in the open shelf.

All you have to do is simply put your existing file folders into the Oblique folders and label them. The Oblique folders hold all types of documents and are even rated to hold up to 25 lbs.

The Oblique folders have a side label that’s magnified for easy viewing. And you don’t have to use color coding – even though it is an option. With the Oblique side-tab hanging folders, you gain more flexibility in how your company chooses to file.

Contact Us for Help Transitioning Away from Lateral and Vertical Cabinets

Since 1969, Southwest Solutions Group® has been providing businesses with innovative storage solutions that will improve efficiencies. We offer a variety of open shelf filing units and any type of Oblique side-tab hanging folders you need. We even have a selection of Oblique products that you can buy now at our partner site StoreMoreStore. To get in touch with an experienced representative in your area, all you have to do is give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.

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