I love books. They are my comfort, my entertainment and my source of creativity. Over the years I had built a collection of print novels. Yes, “had” because I have greatly downsized my library. I still hold on to a few great and legendary novels. Casino Royale anyone? I know I can get a digital print of them, but some things hold too much sentimental value.
A paperless lifestyle is definitely worth to work on. I highly encourage you to try it. But it is important to acknowledge that being completely paperless is unrealistic. The aim is to have and to use less paper. Here are a few tips to help you go a bit more paperless.
1. USE A FOLDER FOR IMPORTANT DOCUMENT
There are documents that you can’t get rid of to go paperless. Documents like birth certificates, passports, education certificates and others should be kept neatly in a good folder. Using a folder will keep the documents safe and easily accessible. It is also advisable to keep a digital copy of these documents.
2. DIGITAL COPY
For the less important documents, you can keep a digital copy. Things like paper receipts that you would like to keep, you should keep a digital copy. Paper prints fade fast and having a digital copy will keep it live for longer. Having a paperless/digital copy of receipts will also help you stay organized, so you can easily access the receipts when you need them
3. ONLINE PAYMENT
Online payments will usually have a digital receipt. Using online payment is another way you can go paperless. Using mobile banking and PayPal as ways of payment will help you reduce the paper clutter that accumulates over time.
4. MAKE USE OF ONLINE FOLDERS
Paper prints fade over time. Print photographs and print receipts fade. One way to keep them safe from damage and losing them completely, is to store them in web store apps like Google drive. That way they are easily accessible and will always keep their good quality.
What other tips do you have to going paperless?
Keep you posted till next time