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How many documents fit in a filing cabinet?

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Whether you keep files on hand at home or in the office, there are a ton of options when it comes to file cabinet sizing. The number of documents that can fit inside a filing cabinet varies depending on the dimensions of each drawer (capacity) and the total number of drawers on the cabinet, as well as the make and model of the cabinet.
Below are some simple calculations you can use to estimate the number of sheets of paper that fit into the most common types of filing cabinets.

Filing Cabinet Type Number of Documents
18″ Vertical File Drawer Cabinet 3,200 sheets per drawer
24″ Vertical File Drawer Cabinet 4,200 sheets per drawer
36″ Lateral Drawer Cabinet 6,300 sheets per drawer
48″ Drawer File Cabinet 8,400 sheets per drawer

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