My friends tell me they feel stuck, as they don't want to look at the piles of paperwork they need to take action. Recently a friend of mine said she doesn't even want to look at the pile of bills to be paid. Also, she was frustrated with all the piles of files accumulated over the years. I said, don't look at the piles. Dedicate each day a set amount of time when you like to unwind, or sitting in front of the TV. Take one folder and start going thru the papers. If it's not any use or needed, just toss them. If it has personal account and information add to a pile, put a sticky note on it "to be shredded". Got to separate the "URGENT" bills to be paid and give it just 15 min and you would be surprised you would be done with it in less than 15 min.
There is no better day than TODAY! As soon as you feel overwhelmed, think of an action plan. This is a good day to start organizing your "paper" at home. Do one box or shelf at a time! Don't forget all your photos in boxes and albums. When was the last time you looked at those photos or albums?
Allocate just 30min a day, add it to your calendar of to do list. Before you know it you would be so neat and relieved of anxiety!
If you need professional help with your photo digitization and paper documents, contact Bayside Digital. Let them come to the rescue.
Let's hear from you: are you organized or you need helping hand in decluttering? Which areas of your apartment or house needs the most attention?
Everyone we talk to, has considerable amount of photos and film in various formats. They might be somewhere tucked away in shoe-boxes, envelopes, numerous albums, the basement, the attic or some outside storage rental space just to name a few. They all need to be digitized asap. Some people try to do it with their flatbed scanners, however it's tedious work and they give up after a while.
We know it, we have been there. Our huge collection of photos to be digitized was 10 shoe-boxes. However, it turned out in storage we had in addition to that two xerox boxes of photos! We were part of the over estimated 2 trillion paper photos in the US.
Lucky for us, we were able to digitize them inhouse professionally. In about a week about 10,000 photos got digitized by Bayside Digital! What a great relief and amazing feeling have our most precious treasures digitized at last.
They are now saved in our external hard drive and ready to use. The next step was to copy to our archival external hard-drive for safe keeping along with our digital photos taken with digital cameras, cellphone and tablet PC. Now our wedding, two sons life transformation, weddings, vacations, office special moments, events, including vintage photos passed on to us by relatives, and friends are no longer at risk of getting lost, damaged or forgotten. Our memories are digitized!
As it's a huge task, many want it done someday, however procrastinate and don't get around to digitize them completely. Sadly it's not top priority yet with we bet 95% of the people to get them scanned and digitized asap, before a natural disaster and storage deterioration takes place. You don't need to, just contact us and we will help you in a fraction of the time finish and ready for you to put to good use and enjoy often! You cannot put a price tag on precious memories. It should be part of any estate to get everything digitized asap. You don't need to rush when there is death, illness, upcoming wedding, even divorce to decide what to do with that collection. That's the least you need to worry about when you are already so stressed out. They are treasures you need to rescue asap. Before big occasions and holidays come, the time is now to take action.
Bayside Digital is here for you!
Soon, we will keep you posted as what we'll be doing with all those 10 shoeboxes of photos plus the two xerox box full of our paper photos. Our next paper photo project is to minimize the number of photo albums and digitize them!
What's the status of your family's treasured paper photo collection?
Being organized is everyone's dream. It help us function better. However, how would you start the decluttering process?
Being organized has many benefits:
We are having Lucine's home paperwork accumulated over the years digitized in between orders. It's such a great feeling of relief. They get digitized in .pdf format and filed according to the subject topic it belongs to. For example the below .pdf is filed under "Business Notes" and within that "IRS Notes" is filed or stored. If you have documents you like us to scan, you would attach a sticky note with Subject title folder and followed by the sub folder, in this case "IRS notes". It's up to you to specify how you like your files named.
Another example: Lucine collects variety of subject matter. Among the digitized was for example the Beef Chart and Pork Chart: retail cuts of beef - where they come from and how to cook them. Certainly very important info for Lucine. How it was filed:
Recently a friend of ours spent endless hours trying to locate his late aunt's important paperwork! If she had them digitized and indicated exactly where to find the documents, her nephew would have been much happier.
What is the status of your personal paperwork? Do you have piles of paper you wish they disappeared? Let's help you out with that magical feeling, after you have your personal documents digitized. Contact us and let us know your needs. We are here to help out. Your privacy and satisfaction is our top priority!
Here is sample of one of the recent scanned pages -
I'm known for having loads of documents in various topics filed at home. They take up a lot of space over time and there comes a point it's hard to access. Also while our children were growing up, I have xerox boxes of memorabilia, their school works, writings, drawings and more.
Over the years I had taken photos of their adorable artworks and creations, but due to lack of space to store, I used to take photos of them and then discard unwillingly. However, capturing then in photo was the best solution to remember in the future.
We have started digitizing our paperwork and it feels great to get rid of the paper recycling them, once filed electronically. I devised a filing system. For example I like keeping the budget documents from our church. I started a folder named: "Holy Martyrs" and under that I added subfolder: "Budget". To that added subfolder by year. I took from the thick budget print copy only the pages I was interested in, reducing to 10 double pages.
I have loads of health related articles. I have started an electronic folder and in google sites created "MyHealthNotes" page. Where I add the link to the articles I have saved, after doing online search. Yes, it's a bit time consuming, however the end result is: less paper clutter + ability to search in my private online page! As to others, I just have our tech digitize and add to the "health" folder.
As you see, documents digitization isn't just for offices. We all have many important keepsakes and memorabilia, files at home that need to be digitized and accessible as needed. Helps eliminate clutter, free up space and ease of access.
Let's hear from you: do you digitize your paperwork? How do you go about it? Have you thought of reducing the paper clutter at home and how to go about it? Could we at Bayside Digital help you out?
How much should I pay for photo scanning?
You have boxes and boxes of photos accumulated over the years. They are taking up space. You haven't looked at them ever since they were printed, still sitting in envelopes by the developer of your films. You have several occasions coming up, or you like to share fond memories with family and friends. What to do?
Contact Bayside Digital to help you up with digitizing them professionally.
To convert prints to 600-dpi files in .jpeg format, expect to pay 20 cents to 35 cents each. Add an extra 24 cents for each image you want to have as an uncompressed TIFF file. When do you need .tiff files? You would need to get your images digitized in uncompressed .tiff format, If you plan to heavily edit select photos or use them to print professional quality photo books.
The average professional standard price for photo scanning is between .50c to .20cents per paper photo (direct scan at 300dpi). Bayside Digital will give you special price starting at .25 cents with 100 photo bundle. You pay less the larger the order is! So hurry up and let Bayside Digital help you digitize your photo collection and get a price quote for your photo collection.