Updated: Jul 10, 2019
Filing is a passion. Sure, the act of putting paper into file folders is fun and oh-so-satisfying, but the filing products? Divine!
My first filing project, circa 2001, used plain manila folders and green hanging files, which I still love for their utilitarian and minimalist look. Economical and easy to find, they work great for large filing projects, filing on a budget or for filing permanent files that are only accessed a few times a year.
For those files that you see more often (think action files or desktop files) there are SO MANY pretty options now available! Here are my favourites, all of which have found a place in either my home, my office or in the homes and offices of my clients.
While not pretty on their own, I LOVE using these tab inserts for labelling hanging files. I can customize the file names and the matching printable inserts give a tidy, cohesive look to a filing project. I also love that I can customize the font - I like to use one of Breathing Space's brand fonts, Avenir, for my custom labels. For hanging file folders that don't come with their own plastic tabs, I keep a bag of Hanging File Folder tabs on hand.
A bit of a splurge, but the COLOURS! I love the selection of colours that these folders come in. I often buy my signature colour (pink, in case you haven't guessed!), but the options are endless with this collection. For more budget friendly filing, I will also buy the traditional green hanging file folder, which comes in at half the price.
V&A is Victoria and Albert (that's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert), who opened and museum way back in 1857. The museum now has a line of home good inspired by the museum's collection. These pretty file folders, based on art by William Morris on display in the V&A, brings a bit of history to your desktop. These folders belong on display, and work well in an action file or desktop file so you can enjoy them every day.
Another pretty piece of desktop eye candy, perfect for an action file folder. This lovely comes in two trendy metal shades (copper & gold), and there are ton of cute desk accessories that are available to match it.
Not your old-fashioned paper banker's box, these heavy duty plastic boxes will last for years, can be stacked, and can store tons of files. I love these for permanent file storage - I prefer them to filing cabinets because they are somewhat portable - and for memory box storage systems. This brand also makes a smaller version, which is perfect for a more portable and durable action file folder.
Happy filing and organizing to you!