When storing files, a file box shelving system offers several advantages over simply stacking boxes on the floor. Organizations can improve file storage and retrieval by using file box shelving, boosting productivity, and keeping the office organized.

This article will discuss the benefits of file box shelving and the different types of file box storage units, including sliding and high-density systems. To see more office storage solutions, visit our market page

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Benefits of File Box Shelving

Space Optimization

high density box shelvingFile box shelving maximizes available vertical space, allowing for efficient storage in small or limited office spaces. When stacking boxes on the floor, you can only stack so many without compromising accessibility and risking boxes at the bottom being crushed. But file box racks allow you to utilize a greater vertical height for storage. Now, you can store many file boxes in a compact footprint, freeing up valuable floor space for other purposes.

Easy File Access and Retrieval

When boxes are stacked on the floor, it can be difficult and cumbersome to retrieve the files you need, especially if several boxes are stacked on top of the one you need. File box shelving provides convenient access to all files when needed. The open shelf design allows users to quickly locate and retrieve specific file boxes without extensive searching or moving other boxes. This saves time and improves overall workflow efficiency and employee morale.

Durability and Protection

File box shelving offers durable protection and preservation for files. By storing boxes on shelves rather than on the floor, the documents are better protected from water damage and pests. The durable shelving units are constructed from high-quality materials such as steel, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.


file box storage shelvingFile box shelving is a cost-effective solution for file storage. File box racks are cost-effective for saving space, improving accessibility, and protecting files. They offer long-term benefits compared to simply stacking boxes on the floor. Additionally, the easy installation and reconfiguration options of file box shelving units minimize installation costs and make it a cost-efficient choice for businesses.

Scalability and Customization

File box shelving is highly scalable and flexible. Customizable features such as adjustable shelves and various heights and configurations allow you to adapt the shelving system to suit your specific requirements.

And as your filing needs grow, you can easily add more shelving units to accommodate additional file boxes or convert your stationary box shelving into a sliding or high-density system to gain more storage capacity in your existing space. This scalability allows the shelving system to adapt to the changing needs of your organization without requiring a complete overhaul.

Types of File Box Shelving Systems

Stationary Box Shelving

archival box shelvingStationary file box shelving units are the standard solution for storing file boxes on shelves. We offer single-stack and double-stack shelving options.

Single-stack box shelving provides the quickest accessibility and the best protection for file boxes since each box is stored on its shelf, with no stacking. Double-stack shelving units stack two boxes per shelf, which is better for maximizing space.

Widespan box shelving units are also available. These solutions store 24” long archival file boxes stacked two high.

Box Shelving Sliders

A sliding file box shelving system consists of standard box shelving units mounted on floor tracks in compact rows. The racks on the front rows slide laterally to allow access to the posterior rows. System configurations can be two to four rows deep and vary widely based on your storage needs, accommodating anywhere from 36 to 609 boxes in a single system. Visit our online store to see our office storage products.

High-Density File Box Shelving

High-density shelving systems maximize storage capacity while minimizing the footprint required. File box shelving units are mounted on tracks and compact together, with a movable access aisle. Mechanical or electrically powered models are available. High-density shelving systems are particularly beneficial for organizations that store large volumes of paper-based records in limited space.

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Contact Us for File Box Shelving

Southwest Solutions Group provides design and installation services for file box shelving systems, including sliding file box storage racks and high-density shelving for file boxes. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



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