5 Creative Alternatives to the Filing Cabinet

September 20, 2021

Equipping a functional yet stylish home office takes some time and thought. And choosing a filing cabinet can become particularly difficult. Blocky, solid, and often unappealing, filing cabinets are the only type of furniture that is specifically designed to organize as many documents as possible.

Your modern office needs a modern solution to the traditional filing cabinets. We have compiled a list of alternatives that will help you look different and stand out.

  1. Light Duty Shelves:

Using light duty Shelves in conjunction with plastic/metal bins to store your files is quite trendy these days. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they also make searching for a particular file easier than before. Your files would be spread out and organised in a better way.

The shelves can start near the floor and go as high as the ceiling. If you can figure out how to access the files, shelves are a great alternative to filing cabinets that can be accessed from both sides.

Gujrat Steel Light-Duty Racks are generally used in bookstores, retail stores, schools and even homes. Each shelf can carry a load of 1-125 kg per level. Equipped to accommodate goods of varying weights and sizes while maintaining cost-effectiveness, our Light-Duty Racks can be used for a multitude of purposes.

  1. Mobile Shelving Systems:

Mobile Shelving Systems are undoubtedly the most innovative and advanced way to store all your documents. Making it easier to access files by organising them better, Mobile Shelving Systems are also space saving. They end up storing double the amount of files. So if you’re short on space, these Mobile Shelving Systems should be your number one choice.

Gujrat Steel’s Mobile Shelving Systems create a lot of storage space in confined areas. When more space is needed in existing premises, these Mobile Shelving Systems allow you to gain space without any extensions. You can save up to 66% space by using this compact storage system.

Fitted on tracks and equipped with easy-to-use handles, the Mobile Shelving System can also be used in your homes in walk-in closets to maximise space. They can be fitted with adjustable shelving or our premium quality cupboards to suit your requirements.

  1. Wall-Hanging Cabinets:

If your office is already cramped and short on floor space, using Wall-Hanging Cabinets is the ideal choice for you. Wall-Hanging Cabinets give you storage space without affecting your floor plan. They are mounted on walls with the help of strong bolts and are sturdy enough to hold a lot of your files.

Different spaces require different pieces of furniture. Our overhead cabinets come in different heights, widths and shapes, so you can choose a combination that works for you. You can also customise these cabinets to your specific needs.

As part of our Premium Range these overhead cabinets are the best solution for your filing and storage needs. These overhead cabinets are made with premium quality imported steel and are treated with many different processes such as derusting, phosphating and degreasing to ensure dynamic products that do not age with time

  1. PVC Shutter Cabinets:

PVC Shutter Cabinets are special cupboards that have doors that are foldable. They slide into the body of the cupboard and therefore make sure one does not need too much space to open the doors of the cupboard and access files and documents.

This PVC Shutter Cabinet from our brand Metwood Furniture Solutions, is multipurpose and ideal for small spaces as the panels slide inside and therefore save space. Available in different sizes, models and shelving options, these PVC shutter cabinets can be used in offices, homes, shops, clinics and hospitals. They could also be used in schools and universities to store files and textbooks.

  1. Push-Cart Cabinets:

Considered the smaller and cheaper of a Mobile Shelving System, Push-Cart Cabinets are made for even smaller spaces. Used to store documents and files, this system is also fitted on tracks for easy movement.

In Conclusion:

It doesn’t matter how much time and effort you spend getting the look of your home office just right; if you have an ugly filing cabinet, the whole room tends to sag in disappointment. But it doesn’t need to be.

Rather than being a bulky eyesore, a filing cabinet can both fade into the background and be a valuable home office addition that does far more than just keep your affairs in order. These ideas are sure to inspire a change.

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