You would think that in this day and age, creating a paperless office would be easy. I can categorically confirm that it is near damn impossible. Original hard copies are required wherever you go from V5 forms for your vehicles, original bills of sale in case you need to make a claim on insurance to marriage certificates and birth certificates etc, the list goes on but having had to do the exercise to downsize my office from ‘house’ size to ‘motorhome’ size I can assure you that YOU have too much paper….
De-cluttering is a fabulous exercise that I urge everyone to do right now. The amount of ‘stuff’ I shredded was unbelievable. Utility bills and Bank statements from 15 years ago ( just in boxes in the loft), invoices and guarantees for purchases long taken to the tip.. the list goes on.
I now control my life and my requirement to stay ‘legal’ in the system with an A6 diary and two of these paper folder thingy’s- the rest is stored digitally in the cloud and communication is done online via email/text etc.. And boy does it feel good.
GO ON- Take a look in those boxes and in your filing cabinet and SHRED……