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What Types of Expanding File Folders Are Available?
When you begin shopping for expandable file folders, consider the types of documents they need to hold. You will find that many documents fit standard 8.5 x 11 dimensions, making this an easy choice. Legal documents are a bit larger, relying on 8.5 x 14 paper. Look for legal-size expanding file folders for legal paperwork. Another aspect to consider is the expandability of each product. The more accordion folders expand, the easier it is to keep paperwork for a single case or client in the same area. However, smaller expandable folders make it simpler to organize and find the specific documents you need. Folders on the small end of the scale expand to about 2 inches, while a heavy-duty expanding file folder widens to about 7 inches.
Many expanding file folders stay open at the top, allowing for rapid document identification and retrieval. However, this design is not always ideal for highly sensitive paperwork. Sealable products have vertical flaps on each long end. When the file is full, simply trim the flaps to the proper length, fold them over and secure them with tape. This offers the same type of security that opaque, two-pocket folders and large binders have.
What Features Do Expanding File Folders Offer?
After finding options that fit any office's size and security needs, check out the different features that some expandable file folders offer.
- Multicolored sets with blue, yellow, red and green files
- Hooks for hanging in file cabinets
- Handles for easy transportation
- Space for labeling
Multicolored expanding folders offer full-length labels on the back, allowing users to identify contents at a glance. Models with hooks on either end offer extra storage options, letting folders hang in file cabinets or file storage boxes. Accordion file folders with built-in handles tend to have reinforced plastic or cardboard around the handles, ensuring that folders remain intact during transport. When a business accumulates a significant amount of paperwork, a consistent labeling scheme is essential. Consider expandable folders with raised areas for labels. These models work with a range of filing supplies, including printable labels. Most expandable file folders come in sets of three or five, allowing them to stack neatly while keeping all labels visible.
How Can Accordion File Folders Be Used?
Expandable file folders can be used to sort mail, paperwork, craft supplies and other smaller items. Expanding folders are great for students when transporting homework to and from school. They can also be left outside of someone’s office to fill with material that gets dropped off.