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  • Carrying manila folders? How do you?

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering how you carry your manila folders when you travel? I have been carrying my folders and noticing my tabs are bending.

    Do you use a file jacket or is that something you picked up at Office Depot? Thanks.

  • #2
    For recurring project folders I use plastic colored folders. You could also try placing the manilla folders in a zipper portfolio or inside a plastic folder. I also struggle with this. I figure if I'm carrying it around enough to bend it it is worth converting to a plastic folder or replacing/redoing the folder once it gets worn.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by grohrbach View Post
      For recurring project folders I use plastic colored folders. You could also try placing the manilla folders in a zipper portfolio or inside a plastic folder. I also struggle with this. I figure if I'm carrying it around enough to bend it it is worth converting to a plastic folder or replacing/redoing the folder once it gets worn.
      I have taken this route with a few of my folders like Inbox, Read & Review, and Travel. However lets say I am working on a project right now (that I do not really need to create a plastic folder for) and I need to carry it with me to work. That is the type of the situation I find myself in.

      I didn't know if there was a carrier I was missing or a file jacket that can fit manilla folders.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jm12345 View Post
        I didn't know if there was a carrier I was missing or a file jacket that can fit manilla folders.
        I just did a quick google search and found this: Expensive but perhaps would work?

        HTTP://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATE...-3|PageID=4582

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Oogiem View Post
          I just did a quick google search and found this: Expensive but perhaps would work?

          HTTP://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATE...-3|PageID=4582
          I came across something similar to this before, but it is still too big. I am looking for something that could carry only a few folders. The search continues...haha.

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          • #6
            Another vote for plastic project folders

            I use the Davidco plastic folders for all projects. I reuse and reuse and REUSE them! While I have a standup place in my briefcase for them, you could also just pick up an oversized manila envelope and stick them in there.

            It's the manila folders themselves that aren't sturdy.

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            • #7
              I use a plastic file sleeve that I got at either Office Max or Office Depot. It expands to about 2" and is slightly taller than the manila folders to protect the tabs. It is small enough to fit inside my briefcase and also has its own cover so that it can be carried solo.

              --Marc

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              • #8
                I carry around a accordion-style file pouch that fits in a briefcase. Inside are DavidCo plastic folders and manilla folders I need to support current projects/actions.

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                • #9
                  I currently use 4 plastic folders that I carry all the time (Inbox, Read/Review, Home, Travel) so I already have used those. They work great I have to admit.

                  @Mtk8 - I am looking through OfficeMax, but do you have a link or description? I have looked at a lot of these sleeves and they are not what I am looking for.

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                  • #10
                    This link is the closest I could find to what I have -- http://www.officemax.com/office-supplies/file-folders-accessories/expanding-files/poly-expanding-files/product-ARS24796 -- it is like this but without the interior dividers.

                    --Marc

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