While most filing cabinets found in an office are vertical, a lateral file cabinet has numerous appealing perks. Because of the strength, volume and style lateral file cabinets can hold huge amounts of paperwork with less floor space. Which can obviously help when space is an issue.
By mimicking a regular utility cabinet with horizontal drawers resembling that of a standard dresser, a lateral file cabinet allows for files to be stored side-by-side instead of front to back like that of a vertical cabinet. Several models of lateral file cabinets come with flexible functioning inserts that can be operated either way.
Because of the flexibility of holding more files, lateral file cabinets are frequently found in schools, law enforcement offices, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other spaces that needs continuous retrieval of files or paperwork.