Being paperless in my business has always been a high priority for me. It's great for the environment, saves a lot of hassle sorting through piles of paper, and by using paperless technology I am able to stay organized and do my job from more or less anywhere with internet!
I came across an interesting article about the bennefits of going paperless in your personal life and I thought I would share the below bennefits and encourage you to read more about how you can go paperless too:
5 Benefits of Going Paperless from Donnie Lawson:
- Reduce Clutter. No more creaky filing cabinets and random piles of paper laying around.
- Saves Time. Instead of trying to remember what file folder that important document is in, only to mess up the whole system in the process of looking, I can now pull up any document, at any time, from anywhere, in about 10 seconds. Yes, 10 seconds!
- Increases Privacy. Do any of you consistently use key locks on all your filing cabinets? What about the stacks of paper laying around? You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff I’ve seen just casually walking around someone’s house!
- Disaster Proof. How much does it take for water, fire, heat, damp, and mold to destroy documents? Or a cup of coffee for that matter? Not much. Now how difficult would it be to destroy documents stored on your hard drive, an external hard drive off site, and two cloud backup systems? That’s my system! I’ll take my chances with that.
- Spousal (or Organization) Collaboration. Can you and your spouse look at the same document at the same time from different locations? If Abby is at some appointment and needs a particular document, I can text or email it to her almost instantly. No one person is in control of the documents. They aren’t in my office or hers. Collaboration is seamless.
These are some great observations from Donnie, and I have seen the same bennefits with my business. You can read his full article here for some more information on how to go paperless.