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rochelle.ott 01-25-2016 02:45 PM

Durable Hanging File Folders
I am looking for suggestions for durable hanging file folders. I have 2 small file cabinets I use to store my 8 1/2 X 11 card stock. I store up to 35 sheets in a file folder inside the hanging file folder. My hanging folders can't hold the weight and keep falling apart. Any suggestions?

jkstampin 01-25-2016 03:29 PM

Have you considered using expandable file folders that could just sit on the bottom of the drawer rather than having to hang? something like these:
Smead Expanding File Jackets Letter Size 2 Expansion 100percent Recycled Manila Box Of 50 by Office Depot & OfficeMax

rochelle.ott 01-25-2016 03:39 PM

Might work
I will have to buy a couple and try it out to see if they stay in place and don't fall over

harvestmoon 01-25-2016 07:20 PM

I use some dark green Office Supply Store style. I put 3-4 packs of SU cardstock in each one. They are fairly heavy, but I don't know the brand....got at a garage sale. For my scraps I put file folders in these hanging files for each color group.

Rachelrose 01-26-2016 03:59 AM

I store all of my card stock in hanging file folders, and I do have 35 sheets at least in many of them and most of my card stock is PTI, so heavyweight. I have always just used regular Pendaflex hanging file folders and never had a problem with them falling apart.

I do not store all I have of a color in one folder if it fills it so much that the paper won't sit right in the folder and starts getting messed up on the bottom edge (know what I mean?) and that has nothing to do with weight of the paper, just the width of the hanging file. I'd rather add a second folder for that color, or put the paper in an "overflow" area.

I have looked at "box files" but they are expensive and, unless they actually hit the bottom of the file drawer, I find the bottom of the box just bows downwards and, again, the paper doesn't sit right. Just my experience.

PH in VA 01-26-2016 05:51 AM

I've been using these poly hanging file folders for nearly 5.5 years.

Staples« Poly Hanging File Folders, 5 Tab, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 20/Pack (13324) | Staples┬«

The up-front expense has been well worth it because I haven't had a problem with any of them.

Here's a link to the blog post I wrote when I first started using them, with photos showing the folders in use: 2010 August 11 ╗

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