How I simplified my life by drastically reducing paper... 6 lessons learned in 7 years of practice.
In 2015, I bought a scanner dedicated to personal document scanning.
And I don't regret it.
My incoming mail goes into a physical "inbound" tray. On Fridays, during my "Weekly review," I treat, scan, and destroy it.
Here are the 6 lessons I've learned in 7 years of practice.
1. The system ensures continuity.
Think about your process upfront and constantly improve it.
2. The hybrid solution works the worst.
Sometimes I scan, sometimes I keep it on paper. This is the best way to get lost.
3. Since then, my phone can also scan,
but nothing replaces a dedicated and adapted tool. Scanning multi-page documents on the phone take more time.
4. A sense of order
Not having papers piling up around you is liberating.