Everyone needs a file system. However files that need to be used frequently can live on your desk in something like this. I like that it's flat rather than graduated and has side enclosures. Keep those papers safely tucked in one spot!
Mercer Desktop File
Threshold filing box @ Target || Use these with book case and save $$ by skipping a new filing cabinet
Turn a JoAnn fabrics crate into a vintage file box using a wood scraper and some weathered oak stain. | pennyloveprojects.com
For your neatest files... the Livy File Box from @ballarddesigns.
some type of hanging file box like this would be great for your 'active' files on the kitchen counter by your 'in-basket' Room Essentials™ Desktop Storage Unit 12.2"x8.86"
10 Beautiful Ways to Store Your Papers — Apartment Therapys Home Remedies - Apartment Therapy Main
DIY file basket - such a great idea for organizing paper clutter!
Wood File Box- perfect for my tickler file system = DONE ✔ (found mine at Target)
Lucite file box from See Jane Work