What to throw out and get electronically organized!

Take a look around your home and see what items can be electronically stored. There are many items we hold onto unnecessarily and it creates clutter while taking up prime real estate in our homes. To go electronic is to free up space in your home and have it all at your fingertips!

6 items to throw out! 

  • Old photos ~ if you have boxes of photos take the time to categorize them by year and person(s). Then scan them into your computer and create files. File with name of person, subfolders of dates and occasions. This will allow you to find any photo you want in moments without taking up precious space in storage. There are also businesses that will do all the work for you!downsize, declutter, donate
  • User manuals ~ Most manuals can be found online.  Create a file called User Manuals and subfolders with the name of the item.
  • CD’s ~ You can take all the CD’s that you still listen to and upload them to your PC. You can use itunes to do this.
  • Business cards ~ There are several apps you can use to upload a business card to your phone. The app reads the card and inputs all the information for you, no need to type anything in!
  • Loyalty cards ~ The other day I saw someone with over 30 cards in their wallet. I asked why so many cards? They were all loyalty cards. Most stores have an app for their cards now so you can download it and show the barcode from your phone. Most of use carry our phone with us while shopping so no big deal.
  • Recipes ~ You can scan any of your grandma’s famous recipes into your computer. Most recipes you want to try out can be found online; pinterest for example. There is no need for countless recipe books and binders anymore. They take up space in your kitchen and about 90% of them never get used!upload recipes, electronically organized

There are several other ways to go paperless but let us start one step at a time. Many folks read their newspaper, books, magazines online. Don’t forget about streaming television from a box and movies as well. Who needs post-it notes if you use a list manager? So many paperless solutions to your everyday needs. Do more research if you want to go totally paperless 🙂 but like most of use start off with one item at a time and see how you like it.

What else do you have an app for that makes less paper in your life?

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