Why Have A File Cabinet?

I didn’t always own a file cabinet.  During my 25-year business career, I always had multiple file cabinets in my office, but I never even considered owning one at home.  I viewed file cabinets as clunky metal things that didn’t fit into any type of home décor.

A few years before I left Corporate America , my supervisor worked with an efficiency expert who got all her papers in order.  She was so impressed that she authorized all of her direct reports to do the same.  I was already pretty organized, but thought, hey, why not?  I’m always up for learning how to do things better.

I did indeed learn a great method for organizing papers, and I started thinking about how this could help me at home.  I purchased a lateral wooden file cabinet in an innocuous wooden finish and got started pulling together all the papers in my home.

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