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?