Today, I’m answering a question posed to me by BlogHer’s Life Well Lived Campaign, “how do you organize paperwork, both online and off?”
I have written before about how I organize our offline paperwork:
- My Binder System for Organizing My Office and My Life
- How Long Should You Keep Financial Documents
- 3 Simple Office Supplies for Smooth Tax Prep
2012 is the year that my husband and I are trying to go more paperless with our personal and business paperwork.
Currently, at our business I have started to scan more documents and save them on the computer. After I scan, I shred the documents. That was a huge step for me and something I never thought I would do, but honestly we’re running out of room to store all of our office paper work. In the business that we are in, there are laws on how long we need to keep documentation. Our lack of space has pushed us to start scanning and shredding.
At home, it is another story. I have yet to purchase a scanner for my home office, but my husband is pushing me in that direction. However, I have stopped printing receipts that I receive online and instead I have created folders in my email account to file the receipts.
How do you organize paperwork, both online and off? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments.
Also, hop on over to Life Well Lived and read, Ten Ways to Organize Your Papers – Offline and Online. While you are there, enter the current Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes for a chance to win an iPod Touch and a $50 iTunes gift certificate.
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