It is amazing how many pieces of paper you have in your house right now.
Seriously, think about it.
If you had to pay a quarter to scan each one-how much would it cost?
I just spent about three hours going through my papers, my receipts, my taxes, my forms, and my financial statements. Box after box.
I took anything that I didn’t need to keep for a possible tax audit and recycled it or shredded it.
I took the rest in a box (labeled for file naming) to Staples so they could scan each one onto a flash drive.
All of a sudden, five boxes of papers will be on a little stick I can hold in my hand.
Again, makes me wonder why I didn’t do this sooner.
So much easier to access, store and move.
There really is something to this paperless office idea.
The other issue is the paper we get in the mail.
We have a huge stack of magazines, catalogues, and junk mail that will have to be stopped so we can have our limited mail forwarded to us wherever we are.
It will feel awesome to have no files, papers, or stacks of magazines.
This computer, a hard drive of all my photos and videos, and a few flash drives and we’re ready to go.