File boxes are one of those things you don't really think much about until you are faced with the task of organizing bills, research papers, or even your winter wardrobe. File boxes are a great place to store magazines, artwork, pictures or even CDs and DVDs. They come in all sorts of sizes and materials and can go with just about any décor with just a little bit of thinking ahead.
Not all files need to be kept forever. For example, if you are a college student who is taking a full load of classes, you might be chasing a number of different bits of paper for your class work. Even in this age of online classes and digital files, instructors often hand out a syllabus, how-to instructions, review sheets, and more. Writers are another group that might keep temporary files for a project. Once the semester is over or the project is done, those files are often of lesser value. The important pieces can be filed away in a more permanent venue, while the less important can go to the shred bin.
Classy Storage for Collections
If you keep pictures, magazines, patterns, recipes or similar items, you might want to have a place to keep them in order. A decorative hanging file box is often the answer for keeping your special quilt patterns in order. An old-fashioned recipe box can be just the thing for protecting those family heirloom recipes. You never know when you might need them.
Protective Boxes for Long-Term Storage
While not in a class with fire-proof safe boxes, a sturdy file box with a lid can be a protective place for those items of moderate value that you want on hand. Such boxes need to be water resistant, mouse resistant, and flame retardant. Items that might be stored in them could include family pictures, insurance policies, copies of various deeds or titles – items that probably are registered and retrievable from other venues, but that are convenient to have on hand. A decorative storage box can come in all sorts of sizes and styles. Let’s explore some of your options.